Goddamn it I want a cigarette
06-04-2010 02:47 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 02:53 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 03:31 PM
just put in a dip then, lol...tongue cancer is easier to remove.
06-04-2010 03:39 PM
Maybe try Big League Chew?
06-04-2010 03:42 PM
The best way to quit smoking is to quit drinking first.
06-04-2010 04:09 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 04:11 PM
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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 04:13 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 04:24 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 04:28 PM
Its tough to kill that craving. I nipped the tobacco, but I have a real weakness with something else
06-04-2010 11:29 PM
I know nothing...
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...
06-04-2010 11:32 PM
I know nothing...
P.S. Here's the program that helped me to kick this nasty habit for good.
06-04-2010 11:42 PM
Best wishes on kicking the habit.
Originally Posted by EasyEJL
You can do it!
06-05-2010 06:10 AM
06-05-2010 11:46 AM
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 02:03 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 02:30 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 02:32 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 05:11 PM
I think nicotine does some bad stuff also though, like constricting blood flow.
06-05-2010 05:27 PM
I would rather slit my wrists than take the risk on Chantix.
I have heard some bad stuff about that ****.
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