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Quitting Smoking?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Dec 1, 2005.

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Quit Smoking?

  1. No, never smoked to begin with.

    20 vote(s)
    27.8%
  2. I'm smoking a cigarette right now.

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  3. Yes, cold turkey

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  4. Yes, with nicotine aids (patch/gum)

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  5. Yes, with herbal aids

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  6. Yes, with hypnosis

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  7. The inevitable nekkidness option

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  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    Allright, I've been thinking about it. Have you done it, and how'd you do it?
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    I didn't have an option but to click nekkid.

    Anyways back on topic, while my dad was alive he switched over to smoking cigars for .5 a year and actually stopped craving the nicotine as much. That was a "not stressful (to a certain point) way for my dad. The cigars he was smoking has a lot less nicotine than the cigarettes did.
    Probably not the way you would chose though...
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    close friend quit cold turkey 4 packs a day never went back. it is all in your head. you need to want to quit.
     
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    Quit cold turkey when wife was prego with my daughter.
    but started up again after she was born
    then quit again when prego with my son and never went back
     
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    everyone I know that did it for real did it cold turkey and didn't look back. Things like patches and whatever seem to me like addiction management and not really solving anything.


    My mom died at 55, she was a 4 pack a day pall mall red smoker , done in by lung cancer and a diet that consisted of potato chips, pepsi, coffee and cigs.

    quit for yourself, and the people that need you around. good luck, man.


    Tom
     
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    10 years of smoking with 5 or 6 serious attempts to quit, did the gum and patches but they just prolonged the pain. Also did the cigar thing and other than cold turkey that was the most successful. :D
     
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    co worker was quiting with ziban (sp?) said it made the smokes taste like ass.

    brought him down to 1/2 his smokes then he re started again
     
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    1-2 packs a day for 9 years. I quit cold turkey several years ago, had urges for about a year after, but since then not really.
    I'm at the traitorous point where don't even like the smell of cigarettes anymore, makes me feel filthy.

    If you're going to try, I would recommend you destroy all your cigarettes the moment you decide to commit to it. Don't wait til the next pack or your mood will be different and you're more likely to cave in.

    Quitting smoking is an industry, there are products that have asolutely no basis in fact being marketed to help you quit smoking. Stay away from that junk and just discipline yourself.
     
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    My dad went cold turkey a while back after smoking since he was like 12.

    I just recently gave it up but I didn't smoke very much or very long so it doesn't really count.
     
  10. Jagged

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    "Blue Wizard needs cigarette badly"

    I haven't bought any smokes today, and my last pack out of the last carton I had went empty this afternoon. Since then, I've gone through about 3 quarts of kool-aid and almost half my oreos :(
     
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    If you're going for it right now, :thumb: .
    No doubt it'll be rough the first few days, but if you can get past that, there's no excuse to go back to it.
    Don't go crazy on the fodder to replace it, either, try to keep it in your head as much as possible. It's habits you have to work on changing...
    Every time you want a butt, brutally interrogate yourself on why.
     
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    Haha, and whatever you do, don't drink lots of caffeinated pop to substitute. Then you'll be extremely hyper AND irritable. :doah:
     
  13. Jagged

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    Well, I'm also pretty hungry and thirsty today as well :(

    I doubt myself would get that much of an adverse affect from any weight gained though. 6'1" and barely 150 lbs. Little extra wouldn't hurt.


    That's the approach I'm trying to use, I used to primarily smoke out of boredom. Now I just gotta find stuff to do instead of smoking cigs staring at CK5 all day ;)
     
  14. chevyfumes

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    I had to quit 4 times before it worked, you just have to keep trying...
     
  15. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Every time you feel like having a smoke, run 100 yards as fast as you can. Trust me, it works. Except I skipped rope for 5 minutes instead of running....
     
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    Well, that's my next habit to tackle. I can single-handedly drink over 3 liters of Mountain Dew in one day.
     
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    I may quit, just because it costs a lot.

    I think a hood time to quit is when you're sick. I don't know about you but I CAN'T smoke when I have a cold or related illness. The sickness will mask the withdrawl type feelings and afterwards, done.
     
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    Going through basic training (boot camp) is the best, I couldn't smoke for two months. Silly me had to start again :(
     
  19. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    yep every time for me was when I had bronchitis, MMmmm nothing sounds better than a nice big drag offa smoke when your honkin up neon green lung butter...:laugh:
     
  20. FarmerTed

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    cold turkey, I smoked a pack a day for 8 years all those patches and junk are a crutch.
    I read somewhere once that the physical addiction to nicotine will last for 3-4 days after you quit?? the rest is just in your head. they don't call' em cancer sticks for nothin.
     

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