Getting ready to give up smoking…..?

How long should I expect the “worst” to be? I’ve tried to quit many times before and never made it through the worst. But I’m thinking if I could see a light at the end of the tunnel, it might help. I’m going cold turkey without patch or gum – I figure get hit hard and short rather than drag it out, plus the patch/gum didn’t work for me before.

Any tips from previous smokers would be appreciated.

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3 Responses to “Getting ready to give up smoking…..?”

  1. S-V.P.A.M said:

    I still smoke though but I don’t think going cold turkey is the way. And I think its always helpful if you have lots of support from people you are close to. Sorry I can’t be anymore helpful in this.

  2. josh_g2005 said:

    I helped my dad quit cold turkey and I’ve had a lot of friends do the same but I have to tell you that first things first, if you are going to do it this way then you need to try your best to stay away from the temptation so tell your friends no smoking around you until you are over the hump. You should try to avoid atmospheres where you typically smoked before, such as drinking (people always smoke when they drink it seems), break areas, ect. Also you need something to do if you have a really intense craving so maybe buy some of your favorite candy bars or favorite pop or sunflower seeds.. which is only to be used during the worst of cravings, it’s not meant to get fat on.. lol. One big thing that helped my father was keeping a log of how many bad cravings he had each day, and how many times he had to break out his pack of sunflower seeds. He said he liked seeing that he was actually making progress on breaking his old vice. Usually the 2nd or 3rd week they’ve all said that the cravings were pretty much gone. So just keep your head up and give it your all things time and I’m sure you will get through it. Best of luck and happy holidays 🙂

  3. Laurette W said:

    All I can offer is prayer.

    And as the other respondent said, have a good support system (friends and family that will hold you accountable). Make sure these people want to see you healthy and happy and succeed in your effort to quit.

    I wish you the best of luck, and I will pray you will be smoke free the rest of your life!

    GOD BLESS YOU…and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or however you celebrate this time of the year.




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