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Tomorrow Is My Quit Date!

I need to connect with people before I quit, that is why I am here. r
marygapit7 marygapit7 51-55 8 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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I dont have to it but its hard to quit. I smoked for 20 years because i enjoyed it. But attitudes change and there really no other way to quit than just do it. I used nicotine lozenges and i didnt read the directions either. They were a juge help especially physcologically . What worked for me was thought redirection. Everytime time the idea came to me to smoke i thought of something immediatly. I never let the thought of smoking linger in my mind ever. At first for me it seemed every few minutes. The smell of coffee or certain times of day or the smell from someone else smoking were the worst. But i really are serious about quitting (and you have to be) you will eventual train your brain to do without. Its been 9 years for me and i have absolutly no regret. In fact it showed i do have ability to overcome almost anything with a strong need to do attitude. Good luck , change your brain change your life.

You know, most people find it impossible to quit because of all the side effects or they somehow get sucked back into the habit even after quitting for a while. I usually just tell them that they have the best chance of truly giving up smoke not by quiting--no-no--- but by going with an alternative. It's a change of perspective -don't quit -switch to electronic smoking. No not the disposables you may have heard of, the real-deal, long term rechargeable devices that are now out here. Smokers should vape with only high tech, modified electronic cigarettes, they are amazing how many lives they are changing. Cheaper than cigs, no smoke for your lungs anymore, lots of different flavors....devices are very durable I'm telling you. My husband smoked for 22 years and hasnt missed a tradtional cigarettes in the last 2 years he has been vaping. This is smoking of the future, google jvmodshop and check out my profile, it is an alternative smoke shop. You can have your habit and enjoy it too. :) youtube.com/watch?v=w1zXPRG3jZE here is a fun video to check out even.

ive started champix and im due to have my first ***-free day within 7-10 days of starting it im on day 3 eeeek! im going to be a monster without a *** :(! x

the stars are there because i wrote the word F ag instead of smoke oops :/ x

I am quitting as well. I just started on Chantix.. It is my 3rd attempt but Im ready! We can all do it together if we just stick to it. there are a couple of ideas I have learned to help!<br />
1. when you get a craving, peel an orange and eat it (those cuties are the best) it keeps your hands busy and gives your brain the same hand to mouth gratification.. plus its a vitamin c boost.<br />
2. drink a full glass of water, if you get a craving<br />
3. load a puzzle game on your phone.. play it during a craving<br />
4. continue to take money (that would be spent on smokes) and put it in a jar everyday on the middle of the counter or table.. at the end of the week, go buy yourself something nice.. or you can save it for longer if you want!<br />
5. get a quit smoking app on your phone, something to hold you accountable.. they are mostly free.<br />
6. if you are like me (and smoke in your car) get the long pretzel rods.. hold em in your hand like a cigarrette, instead of puffing, take a bite of it.. (this helped me SO MUCH) it was crazy!<br />
Pray! Pray! Pray! God can get us through anything if we just have faith! I know you can do it! I know I can do it... we just have to not give up!

Look.., it's not worth quitting. Don't even bother.., just keep on smoking like I did until you get diagnosed with lung cancer.., soon after this point, you'll forget about living and what made you smoke in the first place. Life is a disease and not a gift.., it's a sentence of pure misery. Keep on smoking until you barf up a lung.., that's what i'm doing.

Im so sorry to hear you have cancer. I do have to admit, I like the way you put that comment though! No games.. I will be praying for you!

SGHhasHives.., your promise to keep praying for me means a lot to me. I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart. have a super day.., i'm still trying to quit..

im so so sorry to hear you have cancer, praying for you. you really hit home for me and made me think!! ive been smoking 8 years and im 20 and you're story hit me and has given me the kick up the bum i needed. I really will be praying for you! stay strong xxx

I wish you the best in this major challenge in life, you will be adding years to your life by defeating this habit. Don't forget to drink at least 2 liters of liquids a day to help flush out the nicotine and tar deposited in the tissue of the body, it also helps to reduce the desire for a smoke.

Good luck! Read my story for some more insight (posted a few days ago)!

It's not easy,but you can do it. Just think of the money you'll save not to mention you'll be liberated from those smelly butts! I quit in 2003 using nicorette gum. I didnt follow the directions though, I chewed till my mouth was sore and blistered. Good luck.