can i really give up smoking for good?

im 44 and i would love to give up smoking for good. i have stopped before 2 years being the longest time . why can i not just do it cause it is killing me afterall. miracle cures please

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10 Responses to “can i really give up smoking for good?”

  1. Irini said:

    something has to movtivate you

  2. Cilantro said:

    YOU have to decide that. If you REALLY want to, you CAN. Goodluck, ciao! 🙂

  3. William B said:

    Chew gum frequently, preferably Nicoret.

  4. Jessica said:

    Well you can try really good tasting gum to help stop smoking, you can try taking your cigarettes and throwing them in the trash can. When you stop you have to make sure you eat healthy foods and excerise daily or you might get lung cancer. Good luck. 🙂

  5. Cheri S said:

    No miracle cures here. But once you are smoke free the key is not to even smoke one. It’s that one smoke that makes you a smoker again.

    You quit for two years, so obviously you can do it. You will have cravings for the rest of your life, you have to overcome those cravings…..but they are few and far between.

    So, again, don’t have that ONE smoke…and you will be fine.

  6. |x|ERICA|x| said:

    Well, my mom smokes.
    She took this pill…uhm…chantix I think.
    Or something like that.
    It’s on a commercial on TV.
    But anyway, it worked, but she’s chronically depressed and I think she’s partially OCD so instead of smoking when she got nervous she started pulling out her hair.
    BUT I do believe that if you aren’t depressed you should look it up online and talk to your doctor about it.
    One of the side affects are abnormal dreaming though, but I think that’s kind of cool.
    I hope this helps.

  7. alainagraber said:

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Find medication, do you have any kids? Make them hide them. My dad smokes and we are behind on are house bill!! Help your family dont smoke!

  8. Crystal Rose said:

    If there’s a will, there’s a way & sounds to me you got it!!! What worked for me is keeping my hands & mouth busy whenever the temptation to light up arises. Try chewing on cinnamon sticks or sucking on a “menthol” breath freshener. I put chlorophyll breath drops on a tissue or paper towel, rolled up & placed inside an empty pen tube. Tastes MUCH better than a nasty cigarette & leaves a cool sensation in your mouth. Best of luck to you!

  9. Steve-o58 said:

    I do not know what you have done to help you quit previously, but 2 years is a long time to have quit and then go back.

    I quit for good at the age of 42, after smoking for about 20 years. I had tried several times, usually just going cold-turkey, or gradually cutting back until I was down to 2 or 3 cigarettes a day, then quit. But I could never stay away from cigarettes for long, and always ended up starting again.

    The thing that helped me to quit once and for all was accupuncture. I cannot say whether that helped to actually reduce the physiological craving for nicotine/cigarettes, or only gave me a psychological boost, but I do know that it helped. I had about 4 or 5 treatments, I think, and that was it. I have not had a smoke since (it’s been 7 years).

    The addiction to nicotine is certainly one of the strongest to exist. And I know that no matter which way you go about quitting, you do need a certain amount of will-power to stay away from cigarettes. Even now, there are occasional times when stress, etc., affect me to the point that I think, “I could really use a cigarette now.” That is when you really need some will power. Then you need to reinforce to yourself that you are not a smoker, and think about the reasons for quitting, and that going back would be an immature thing to do, etc.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT TRIED ACCUPUNCTURE, I WOULD RECOMMEND IT. It provided the boost that I needed to quit for good. I honestly believe that I would not have been successful without it.

    Anyway, you should motivate yourself to try again, and good luck to you!

  10. julie said:

    Different things work for different people, but I think it’s purely mind over matter. I know people that have quit after being hypnotized, some that swear by laser treatments, but others that try everything to no avail. I think that once you make up your mind something is going to work, then it will. For me, it was when my daughter was born. It was easy for me to quit while I was pregnant because I knew that I could smoke again after she was born. But once I had her, I couldn’t imagine not being around to see her grow up, so I finally decided that I did NOT want to smoke anymore and that was it, I just didn’t. Of course I had slip ups, but every time I lit up I just kept thinking about how selfish I was for taking the chance that my daughter could lose her mother because I couldn’t resist a cigarette. I didn’t want to ever put her in the position of watching me die from cancer or emphysema or any anything, if I could help it. If you’ve quit before for two years, then you know you can do it! I found it helpful to stock up on sugar free candy and everytime I had a craving I’d pop one in my mouth and tell myself to wait five minutes. The thing about cravings is that it’s all about instant gratification, if you wait it out it will usually pass within five minutes and the candy will take care of the oral fixation thing without adding a bunch of calories to your diet.
    If the will power thing doesn’t work, talk to your doctor. I have a friend that is trying to quit right now and she is on a prescription medication from her doctor. I don’t have the name of it, but it’s a pill that she takes everyday and it actually makes her physically ill if she smokes. It’s working wonders for her. Good luck, you CAN do it!!




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