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Have u given up smoking? How did u manage it? Please help me, if u can!?

I want to try and give it up. But this time I want it to happen for good. I am very stressful as a person. My work doesn’t involve moving – I am a teacher. Over the last 2 1/2 yrs i have taken up bodybuilding. Trying to go clean in everything. I am 40 yrs old

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14 Responses to “Have u given up smoking? How did u manage it? Please help me, if u can!?”

  1. krobygirl said:

    every day, smoke one less ciagrette. do things insdie in a non smoking building so oyou are forced not to smoke. so like..each day yeah just narrow down how many cigs you smoke and eventually youll stop.
    oh eat sweet things so you like the taste of sweetness more, so you begin to dislike the cig taste. good luck!

  2. odacrem69 said:

    Just be a man: stop now and that’s it. I did it.

  3. Kumara K said:

    Yes, meditate twice per day. You can do it very easy.

  4. Harley Momma said:

    My husband used the patch to stop. He used them for about 7 days, and then stopped them all together. I just quit cold turkey. Has been 6 years for us. It isn’t easy, but it is worth it! Good luck!

  5. iris said:

    1. Get Ready
    Set a quit date.

    Change your environment.
    Get rid of ALL cigarettes and ashtrays in your home, car, and place of work.
    Don’t let people smoke around you.

    Review your past attempts to quit. Think about what worked and what did not.

    Once you quit, don’t smoke—NOT EVEN A PUFF!

    2. Get Support and Encouragement
    Studies have shown that you have a better chance of being successful if you have help. You can
    get support in many ways —

    Tell your family, friends, and co-workers that you are going to quit and want their support. Ask them not to smoke around you or leave cigarettes out where you can see them.

    Talk to your health care provider (e.g., doctor, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, psychologist, or smoking cessation coach or counselor).

    Get individual, group, or telephone counseling. Counseling doubles your chances of success.

    The more help you have, the better your chances are of quitting. Programs are available at local hospitals and health centers free. Call your local health department for information about programs in your area.

    Telephone counseling is available at 1–800–QUIT–NOW.

    3. Learn New Skills and Behaviors
    Try to distract yourself from urges to smoke. Talk to someone, go for a walk, or get busy with a task.

    When you first try to quit, change your routine. Use a different route to work. Drink tea instead of coffee. Eat breakfast in a different place.

    Do something to reduce your stress. Take a hot bath, exercise, or read a book.

    Plan something enjoyable to do every day.

    Drink a lot of water and other fluids.

    4. Get Medication and Use It Correctly
    Medications can help you stop smoking and lessen the urge to smoke.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved six medications to help you quit smoking:
    Bupropion SR—Available by prescription.
    Nicotine gum—Available over–the–counter.
    Nicotine inhaler—Available by prescription.
    Nicotine nasal spray—Available by prescription.
    Nicotine patch—Available by prescription and over-the-counter.
    Nicotine lozenge—Available over–the–counter.

    Ask your health care provider for advice and carefully read the information on the package.

    All of these medications will double your chances of quitting and quitting for good.

    Nearly everyone who is trying to quit can benefit from using a medication. However, if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, nursing, under age 18, smoking fewer than 10 cigarettes per day, or have a medical condition, talk to your doctor or other health care provider before taking medications.

    5. Be Prepared for Relapse or Difficult Situations
    Most relapses occur within the first three months after quitting. Don’t be discouraged if you start smoking again. Remember, most people try several times before they finally quit. The following are some difficult situations you may encounter:

    Alcohol. Avoid drinking alcohol. Drinking lowers your chances of success.

    Other Smokers. Being around smoking can make you want to smoke.

    Weight Gain. Many smokers will gain some weight when they quit, usually less than 10 pounds. Eat a healthy diet and stay active. Don’t let weight gain distract you from your main goal—quitting smoking. Some quit-smoking medications may help delay weight gain.

    Bad Mood or Depression. There are a lot of ways to improve your mood other than smoking. Some quit-smoking medications also lessen depression.

    If you are having problems with any of these situations, talk to your doctor or other health care provider.

  6. onion said:

    the patch works great. even better than smoking if you ask me but that has it’s own downside. call that 1800-no-butts they help you. also check cigarette manufacturer websites, they are now required to help people quit smoking and have info on their websites. good luck

  7. panther10758 said:

    I stopped smoking some 19 years ago and did it without patches gum etc. They are over priced in my view. If you stick to it it can be done without pills etc. It was a chore no doubt but I overcame the hardship and have been smoke free for over 19 years. The tools to stop are simple but space does notpermit me to type it all here. If your seriou contact me and I will tell what I did

  8. Beyond Satanism said:

    delay each ciggarette for 2 hours, do this for a week then increase 1 hour every week until the time intervals between each cigg is like 10 hours keep it going and your smoke-free! Also avoid hangin with smokers and try not to let your mind control yourself.. learn to control your mind.. The mind is a powerful thing.

  9. Ron said:

    I was smoking about packs of 20 cigarettes a day for over 20 years. 3 and 1/2 years ago, I just decided to quit, and I did, cold turkey. My only substitute was sugar free chewing gum. I couldn’t smoke at work, except for outside, on my breaks, so I was chewing the gum anyway. When you’re ready to quit, you’ll quit.

  10. bettyboop344 said:

    wow its been long since youve been smokin!! It sucks if you like to drink becuz you wanna smoke when you drink!! And students stress you out too!! All i can say tho is try to workout everyday tho, and just eat like lil snacks through out the day, and even in class you can inbetween lessons, and if students are like why are you eatin all the time jus be like oral fixations, cuz im quitting smokin!! And put on like chapstick while your driving, and like jus think about other stuff, when u think u want a cigg! And if you do drink, jus try to cutt cigg smoke down to only when you drink, thats where im at right now!! And then eventually give up alcohol too! Im joinin the US Air force and they dont tolerate smokin or drinkin!

  11. el_train_73 said:

    By far the best thing for me was hypnosis. didnt even think about smoking

  12. Sheridan said:

    I smoked for 16 yrs, quit cold turkey was’nt easy but family was supportive. Kids wanted us to quit, that is my wife and I. You can do it- good luck
    P.S. find things to occupy your time and chew gum or candy.

  13. Imi said:

    I wear the same shoes as you. There are four main reasons which make this vice so powerful: 1. The nicotine level from the blood. If you can keep up, at least two weeks, without smoking, using the patch for help, the nicotine is eliminated from your body and you’ll have 70% hope for success. 2. The taste of the foods and the drinks which you’re used, together with the cigarette. 3. The hit in your lungs when you drag from the cigarette. 4. Last but not least the habit of taking out the cigarette and lighting it. You must find your own way to replace them with something else. For no.1, the patch, for no.2 & 3 maybee more spicy food (chilly pepper) and for no.4 something to keep your hands ocupied. The nicotine is elimineted through the kidneys so you’ll need to drink a lot of fluids. You’ll be more nervous as usually, your heart capacity will decrease for a period of 3 to 6 weeks, so take care with weightlifting in that time, your apetite will increase, so try to eat more with lesser calories. In the first year, take some vitamins ( E,A,C etc.) and antioxidants, and make some medical check because in the first year of quiting, the lung cancer risk increases. I don’t want to scare you but this is real and only after 10 years, you’ll be at the nonsmokers risk level.

  14. varekai said:

    This method works for me and is the only money back guaranteed.
    I quit smoking 2 years ago

    Get the Facts
    Easyway, founded by Allen Carr in 1983, has the highest independently verified 12-month success rate (75.8% for a smoker completing the program) of any quit smoking technique and a 90% satisfaction rating.

    Compare Easyway to other methods and see for yourself why Easyway is called “The Cadillac of quit smoking methods.”

    The Allen Carr Method

    Using psychotherapy, the method works in the opposite way to the “willpower” method. It does not concentrate on the reasons the smoker should not smoke : the money, the slavery, the health risks and the stigma. Smokers know all that already. Instead it focuses on why smokers continue to smoke in spite of the obvious disadvantages.

    It is fear that keeps smokers hooked!

    Fear the smoker will have to give up their pleasure or crutch. Fear the smoker will be unable to enjoy life or handle stress. Fear the smoker will have to go through an awful trauma to get free. Fear the smoker will never get completely free from the craving.

    The Method removes these fears
    Smokers quit with the Allen Carr Method as happy non-smokers, not feeling deprived but with a huge sense of relief and elation that they have finally achieved what they always wanted….


    What about the terrible withdrawal pangs from nicotine?

    The physical withdrawal from nicotine is so slight that most smokers don’t realise that they are addicts. What smokers suffer when they try and quit using other methods is the misery and depression caused by the belief that they are being deprived of a pleasure or a crutch.

    The Allen Carr Method removes this feeling of deprivation.
    It removes the need and desire to smoke. Once the smoker is in the right frame of mind and they follow the simple instructions, the physical withdrawal from nicotine is hardly noticeable.

    No Gimmicks!

    The Method does not use any gimmicks, useless aids or substitutes. No nicotine gum, patches, lozenges, tabs, inhilators or nasal sprays! No needles! No lasers! No drugs! No herbs! No shock treatment!

    The Allen Carr Method is successful because:

    It removes the smokers’ conflict of will.
    There are no bad withdrawal pangs.
    It is instantaneous and easy.
    It is equally effective for long-term heavy smokers and light smokers.
    You need not gain weight.
    You will not miss smoking.

    Medical Endorsements

    A personal view from Professor Judith Mackay MBE, JP, FRCO (Edin), FRCP (Lon), World Health Organisation Advisory Panel on Tobacco and Health

    “I have no hesitation in supporting Allen Carr’s work. Many clinics use some of his techniques but it would appear that few do it in quite such a successful package.”

    Carole Johnson, Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Unit, Tyne Tees

    “his success rate was such that, when budgets allow, we continue to use Easyway for work with specific groups and individuals.”

    Dr Anil Visa BSc, MBBch., FRCA, Consultant – Royal Hospitals NHS Trust – Royal London Hospital

    “I have observed the Allen Carr method at first hand and have found it to be very successful and I wholeheartedly support it as an effective way to quit smoking.”

    Dr William Green, Head of Psychiatric Dept, Matilda Hospital, Hong Kong

    “It is a remarkable fact that Allen Carr, on his own admission a non-professional in behaviour modification, should have succeeded where countless psychologists and psychiatrists holding postgraduate qualifications have failed, in formulating a simple and effective way to stop smoking.”

    Dr Martin Jarvis, Principle Scientist, Imperial Cancer Research
    Fund and Reader in Health Psychology, University College London

    ”…I am more than happy to testify to Allen Carr’s enduring involvement and to recognise the value of the kind of behavioural and cognitive support he provides.”

    Dr PM Bray MB CH.b., MRCGP

    “I was really impressed by the method. In spite of the Allen Carr organisation’s success and fame, there were no gimmicks and the professional approach was something a GP could readily respect. I would be happy to give a medical endorsement of the method to anyone.”

    Celebrity Endorsements

    “His method is absolutely unique, removing the dependence on cigarettes, while you are actually smoking. I’m pleased to say it has worked for many of my friends and staff.”
    Sir Richard Branson

    “Some friends of mine who had stopped using Allen Carr’s method suggested I tried it. I did. It was such a revelation that instantly I was freed from my addiction. Like those friends of mine, I found it not only easy but unbelievably enjoyable to stay stopped.”
    Sir Anthony Hopkins



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