Goddamn it I want a cigarette
- 06-04-2010, 03:47 PM
Goddamn it I want a cigarette
Well, back in April when I was in Hawaii I somehow picked up smoking again and pretty well smoked consistently since then. I was a long term smoker up till about 5 years earlier, when I quit after seeing my father in the hospital getting half a lung removed from cancer.
Anyhow, I stopped smoking yesterday, and its killing me.
Just wanted to share.
- 06-04-2010, 03:53 PM
I could go for one too, although I have never really been a smoker. I usually only smoke at ceilis, and even then it's usually a cigar rather than a cigarette.
06-04-2010, 04:31 PM
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06-04-2010, 05:09 PM
I had been wanting to quit, but kept smoking anyway. I started taking St. Johns Wart for other reasons, but I soon realized it had destroyed my craving for cig's. I don't have any craving s for one. I would smoke after pretty much most meals. I had a cig last week, and it wasn't even pleasant.
06-04-2010, 05:11 PM
Hang in there Easy. I am on my 4th day, it is actually being talked about in my log. After day 3 it starts easing up a bit, but I could still go for one.
06-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Just came back inside from having one. I've tried to quit, and had a good 3 months without any or even the desire. Then one day, I was at a convenience store, and I picked up a pack intending to throw half of it away right then and there. I didn't, and gradually burned the whole thing over the next 2 days. Then, well, I wasn't a quitter anymore.
Sucks to smoke. I wish I could just be done with it already, but there's that desire....not just to have one, but, for me atleast, to have a little indulgence that's just for me and nobody else. Everything I do these days is for everyone else but me except this, so I figure I'm entitled to it. Or not, I dunno...
Just hang in there, Easy. The first 2 weeks will be the toughest, but it gets better. It's never really gone, but it gets better.
-RecoverBro Zombie Specialist and Paracord Wrangler
-Independent due to lies that hurt my family. Loyal to myself and my Bro's.
06-04-2010, 05:24 PM
Yeah, luckily i've only been back to smoking 5 or 6 weeks, so its not as bad as it was the first time around 5 years ago. Still blows. The first week or so of smoking a pack would last me + my wife around 4-5 days, but at the end here I was just about hitting a pack a day myself, plus her smoking too.
06-04-2010, 05:28 PM
Its tough to kill that craving. I nipped the tobacco, but I have a real weakness with something else
06-05-2010, 12:29 AM
Physical cravings are only 10% of the addiction. The rest is all mental. To become a non-smoker instead of ex-smoker you need to break mental ties between your daily activities when you crave a cigarette and smoking itself.
The best way I found for myself is hypnotherapy or self-hypnosis. Just quitting isn't enough, you will crave cigarettes even 5 years later. This f...ing feeling never goes away. One day you have few drinks with your buddies who smoke, next thing you know you are a smoker again...
06-05-2010, 12:32 AM
06-05-2010, 12:42 AM
06-05-2010, 07:10 AM
06-05-2010, 12:46 PM
Pull an Audie Murphy.
"When he recognized that he had become addicted to the drug, he locked himself in a motel room where he took himself off the pills, going through withdrawal for a week"
06-05-2010, 03:03 PM
It really is mental. The relaxed feeling it gives you is not addicting for me like I don't think "Man I need to feel that feeling."
It just gives you something to do. I like the "idea" of smoking more than smoking itself. That's how I know it's mental for me.
It's the idea of "I'm gonna go out and have a smoke" that I really love. Taking a break, being outside, ahhhh makes me wanna smoke now.
06-05-2010, 03:30 PM
Come on E, if you remotely care about being around for your kids, put them down. Cancer is real, and it does not care if you smoke 5 a day, or a pack a day. Wait, don't you do everything in your power to get to the top physical shape that you can be? So how does smoking help you to be healthy? It's a contradiction; working out + smoking = dumb ass. Quit E, for good.
06-05-2010, 03:32 PM
i was even pondering the electric cigarettes, the ones that just distribute nicotine. cause the nicotine isnt the issue, its all the crap in the smoke
06-05-2010, 06:11 PM
06-05-2010, 06:27 PM
I would rather slit my wrists than take the risk on Chantix.
I have heard some bad stuff about that ****.
06-05-2010, 06:33 PM
I hate to advocate switching one vice for another but if you can't kick nicotine but want to get your aerobic capacity back, pick up a can of grizzly. I have been dipping for 7 years and have never had any problems not even leukoplakea.
Pouches although kind of puss are also a good way to get your fix without tearing up year gums.
06-05-2010, 07:14 PM
On that ^
Snus, not the camel brand, the real swedish kind if you can find it, has 0 health risks. Sweden has the LOWEST lung cancer rates in the world, and its probably because of their snus.
Scandinavians have been using snuff/dip/snus forever, and the health risks are really insignificant. To tell you the truth, nicotine has more positive benfits than negative. I can't speak for US companies, because I don't know what their additives are.
I'm pretty sure the only neg effects of dip though are that girls dont like it. The fiberglass thing is a total myth, although your teeth will get dirtier, but probably about as much as coffee. Your gums will reced too wherever you place it. But anything I can find on dipping says studies are inconclusive. I am 99% sure the mouth cancer and all that is only if you dont brush your teeth too..
06-05-2010, 08:09 PM
I actually used Nicotine patches on a cut once, along with ephedrine and white willow bark. It worked well, but the first week after I ceased the patch, I felt like crap. I've never smoked; it makes me sick to be around, to be honest.
06-06-2010, 02:01 AM
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06-06-2010, 11:05 AM
06-06-2010, 11:21 AM
I always enjoyed the drag, but as soon as I put out the cigarette I'd feel shame, disgust, filth, etc. if I knew I was smoking too much. - I've always been an extremely disciplined person, so when I got involved in fitness and health at 15yo, it really helped me limit things that were health-risks. The only time I'd ever smoke was on Friday nights. I'd light up a clove after school for the drive home, and then if I went out that night I'd smoke, but come bedtime, that was it.
Now, the only time I smoke cigarettes (and I don't smoke ANY cigs other than 100% natural tobacco, additive-free) is at a ceili. - For those of you that don't know, a ceili is an Irish term for a social gathering involving dancing, drinking, music, etc. We have a lot of them on the Chicago southside.
Women may often hate smoking, but what they love is a man with discipline and control. I've never found a chick that wasn't totally fine with me smoking, because she knows when the party is over I control myself perfectly well.
It's that balance that you need to get.
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