Anyone have any tips for giving up Smoking?

Hi all!

I have been a smoker for 12 years and after several months of nagging from the Missus, I am taking the plunge and have decided to quit this habit of mine. I was just looking to see if anyone has any advice on how to give up the cigarettes? My plan at the moment is just to go “Cold Turkey” but if I can find a more suitable way without me going mad and taking it out on the rest of the world, then I’d love to hear it!

Thanks in advance!

Adam.

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9 Responses to “Anyone have any tips for giving up Smoking?”

  1. A said:

    Don’t put the cigarette…in your mouth.

    No , theres these things, electronic cigarettes, still get the nicotine, it feels just like smoking but without all the tar and crap. 🙂

  2. Marshy Marsh said:

    Every time you have the urge to smoke go eat your women out.

    Not only will you please her, you may get something in return *wink wink*

  3. Lashan L said:

    Only people I’ve known to quit did it through cold turkey. However, quitting for someone else wont last. You have to quit for your own reasons.

    And don’t plan a Last Smoke. That last one you smoke will be the best in your life. I know. I’ve had, like, thousands of them.

  4. gabi said:

    avoid the situations when you smoke more (going out or drinking coffee). Stop smoking completely, not progressively. Ask a friend or a family member to help you,support you. Use a nicotine patch or gum. and i’ve read about a nutritional supplement called 5 HTP( which your body will use to make serotonin-the pleasure hormone)

  5. Siobhán said:

    My heavily addicted and asthmatic brother finally managed to quit smoking successfully a year ago, after smoking since his teens (he has just turned 49). He’s tried to quit a few times in the past, unsuccessfully… it wasn’t until he finally went to his doctor and was put on “Champix” that he finally managed to quit. I’m not sure where you’re from but if you’re in North America, I think the drug is called “Chantrix” there? The doctor told my brother to take the medication as prescribed, and just keep smoking normally… telling him that he would just naturally stop when the drug started to really take effect. Sure enough, that’s exactly what happened. His cravings started to diminish and disappeared, and he developed an indifference, if not aversion to cigarettes. If you have trouble with other methods, you might want to enquire about it.
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  6. Trond H said:

    A bit controversial maybe, but you should try hypnosis. It helped me quit smoking and I know it helped thousands of others too. I had one hour with a hypnotherapist and he suggested a self hypnosis program that I used after wards

    It took me only a few days to get rid of the cigarettes and I have not smoked since because I don’t “feel like it”. Like you I really wanted to quit smoking and that’s a good attitude for a start.

    It was a lot easier than I figured it would be after smoking for 23 years, and what a relief it is to get rid off that ugly stick.

  7. john r said:

    Congrats Adam..

    quitting is a big deal.. actually those “not a nice person moments” are legendary, those in support groups have a standing joke… “your allowed 3 homocides in your first 30 days”.. most of us do get a little frayed, after all, we are withdrawing from a very addictive substance.. a lot of us have found, that while we may temporarily be a little short, it goes away.. actually the world and its people are a whole lot more forgiving, than we realize, especially in early withdrawl.. while nicotine replacemnet therepy, ie patches, gum, etc, might help with some of that, the fact remains, its just part of getting well… good luck!!!

    those desires to smoke are called cravings.. people in support groups have some tools to deal with them.. one of my favorites is known as the 5d’s

    Distract (do something else) for instance its hard to smoke doing dishes

    Delay (i don’t need one right now).. continued delays = a quit!!

    Discuss you did that by asking the question, people in support groups do it in meetings or e-mails

    Drink Water, it helps reduce cravings, and flushes toxins

    Deep breathe, most smokers only breathe deeply when inhaling!!

    the good news is that i now have been quit for over 5 years.. i quit trying to quit alone, and joined a support group.. i attend nicotine anonymous meetings both locally and on line.. on line voice meetings are he as close as your computer, and you can attend while still smoking, before actually attempting a quit.. however you decide to quit good luck, there is simply no wrong way to quit!!

    Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.

  8. rupsh said:

    try your best to give up the smoking

  9. Jess said:

    After many failed attempts with other products, I finally quit using an electric cigarette. It was a good way for me to ease my way through quitting while still satisfying my physical and mental addiction.

    Week one I went from a pack a day to a 3-5 cigs a day. The harder part was choosing to stop regular cigs completely. It was obvious the nicotine in ecigs was really working, and it made me see I didn’t need the real cigs anymore. And since I was only having a few smokes a day my packs were lasted so long they were getting stale, that helped too. My regular cigs started to taste bad, it even started to make me sick when I smoked them. I quit regular cigarettes during week 2.

    Once I was using my ecig full time, I started to cut my nicotine levels back in steps. At the end I used 2 different carts Low and 0 nicotine. I only use the low cart when I was having a craving. I use the 0mg when I felt like I just need to put something in my mouth or just want to puff because it tastes good. I retired my ecig over a month ago, I am officially a non smoker and not addicted to nicotine anymore.

    For this to work you do need to start at the appropriate nicotine level to satisfy your cravings enough to get off regular cigarettes. Then you can start the cutting back process.

    It cost me $30-$35 a Month to smoke my ecig. The flavors were amazing, I thought I would want tobacco flavors, but quickly switched to fruity flavors.

    I found a good vendor that was willing to take the time to answer my questions and support me. If you go the ecig route, you should find a vendor that YOU feel comfortable with. For me that was Epic-Vapor, but there are HUNDREDS to choose from, just google it. Sorry to sound like an infomercial, but I firmly believe in ecigs.




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