I’m giving up smoking Monday how did you stop?

so Monday I’m off to see the nurse so she can start me on a program to stop smoking, my friend advised me saying the patches really work, I’m really worried I’m not going to be able to do it, as when I’m stressed i love to smoke a cigarette ahhh did you ever think you could give up??

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8 Responses to “I’m giving up smoking Monday how did you stop?”

  1. Joe D said:

    Congratulations on your wonderfl decision. Smoking is literally the worst thing you can o to yourself.

    Tobacco adiction is challenging to beat because it is social as well a chemical.

    A couple of things to consider:

    1. Nicotine patches ease the craving for inhale nicotine, but you may need a pencil or a cigarette ‘surrogate’ to ease the urge to have something in your hand.
    2. There are rugs (Chantix, Wellbutrin) that ease the addivitve cravings.

    Set goals for yourself that are realistic: Tell your self each morning that “Today I am not going to Smoke” and then celerate in some small way each night when you do not.

    Good luck!

  2. Kayceekins said:

    You need to find something to do with your hands. I know this sounds lame, but if you do something like knitting when you get stressed it will help. The patches get rid of the nicotine cravings, but you still need to get passed the addiction of having something in your hand. So find something that you can hold when you get stressed or when you just feel like having a cigarette.

  3. Terho said:

    Just buy dozens and dozens of cigars and keep it for yourself to smoke as much as you want and you will start hating it someday.

  4. bubba_loui said:

    That’s your problem, you said ‘I’m not going to be able to do it’ meaning that your thinking this theory and doubting yourself. I was an obsessive chain smoker who always had a smoke in her hand. I gave up by shear determination and will power. You are what you want to be. You must remember that you control your smoking problem, not the other way around. Cigarettes do not control you, remember that. I have never used patches or anything of that sort, but i still to this day do not smoke. I gave up 2 years ago and honestly there is not a day that goes by when i cant stop my mouth watering when i smell a cigarette, however, i have on several occasions, had one due to ‘stress’ and the taste absolutely repelled me. It tasted fowl and i didn’t smoke the whole thing. But if you continue to go around with the attitude of ‘I can’t do it’ then you wont be able to. Control your cravings and if you really want to then you’ll be able to. Good luck

  5. roger e said:

    you need to be aware of the situations when you are likely to be tempted to smoke and if possible avoid them
    if you have friends who smoke it is going to be very difficult
    avoid smoking environments

    first 3 days are the hardest
    once you get past 3 days its much easier

  6. Jeremy M said:

    Hey random,

    I’ve tried just about every method there is out there with zero success.
    Gum patches and all the other just did not cut it for me, not to mention cold turkey which was the hardest, I even tried the electric cig and it is just no match to the real thing.

    Eventually a friend told me about a NLP method, check out this article: http://www.squidoo.com/Not_Smoking_Any_More
    It’s the one that got me off the cigs and smoke free for GOOD even without gaining weight! 🙂

    Good luck kicking the habit!
    J.

  7. john r said:

    hey random..

    great decision, the patches along with other n.r.t.’s (nicotine replacement therapy)..can work for you..some swear by them.. myself i tried virtually every means to quit, known to man, before finding one that really worked for me..

    the program of nicotine anonymous, has proven to be thing that finally helped me..the support of others who had quit, was instrumental in my quitting smoking

    you can attend meetings while planning a quit, if you wish to use meetings, along with the patch thats cool too, and of course after you quit your welcome to share your success’s in meetings..

    meetings are available in most large city’s, and on the internet…

  8. Lin*z said:

    Good choice!

    My husband quit smoking and he did it gradually, which I think made it easier on him. What he did, was buy the rolling tobacco. It’s such a pain in the rear to roll your own cigarettes that he wouldn’t want to smoke as often (Maybe 3 times a day) Eventually he cut down to 2, then one, then maybe one a week, And now nothing! Took about 3 months but I think it was better that way because there was no grumpiness and he was letting his body change gradually.

    Hope whatever method you chose works! Good luck!




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