Quit smoking without using any medication
- 02-27-2009, 10:38 PM
- 02-27-2009, 10:55 PM
That page is great. AVRT over @ rational.org helps you recognize those types of statements...it is really effective but you have to be honest with yourself.
- 02-27-2009, 11:23 PM
cut your face off
seriously i quit about a week ago when my daughter was born and nicotine gum helps. It's better than patches for me at leastStrong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
02-27-2009, 11:27 PM
Lozenges give the same effects as gum but I found 'em cheaper (by getting the 3mg ones, the larger dose - I think 3mg was the dose) and easier to tolerate...that gum was like cardboard and had a peppery gross taste.
02-27-2009, 11:33 PM
lozenges i havent seen those. Where did u get em?
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
02-28-2009, 02:10 AM
Wal-mart. Commit cherry flavor, 3mg. Not great tasting, but really not too bad at all. I was smoking 1-3 big cigars per day which is a lotta nicotine, and having a 3mg lozenge about every 3-4 hours was a big help in quitting. I didn't follow the directions at all, I just had a lozenge every 3-4 hours and then cut back slightly on them, then cut down to 1-2 per day toward the end and when I ran out I didn't buy or want any more lozenges. I did get a big package deal, though, so I had several containers worth.
Oh, you can carry like 20-30 on you at a time, too - they are in a little plastic tube.
02-28-2009, 06:11 AM
02-28-2009, 10:12 AM
02-28-2009, 11:11 AM
i apologize for sounding so unpatriotic but hey..i don't think anything i've stated is untrue. can't beat truth.
02-28-2009, 11:44 AM
02-28-2009, 12:52 PM
02-28-2009, 12:54 PM
02-28-2009, 02:00 PM
Good work you guys. If you're anything like me...it will help to quit counting at some point. Counting is positive at first, but you can have people hold ya accountable without tracking the days off. If you have quit and will never smoke for the rest of your life, why keep track of how long it's been? Just my opinion. Good work though!
02-28-2009, 05:25 PM
03-01-2009, 09:16 PM
i believe its all about will power. granted i have never smoked, i simply asked my girlfriend to stop smoking and she quit cold turky.
03-02-2009, 06:50 AM
honestly, im on day three or four, and this isnt that difficult. i smoked a pack a day or more for 15 yrs, and i really felt i could never even go a day. But i was sooooooooo F!!!!n sick of it. Done.
03-02-2009, 08:56 AM
03-02-2009, 08:57 PM
ded, that's what it takes man. If you really want to stop and hate doing it you can. That was my deal: it's just a filthy habit altogether. Just watch out for situations where you might let your guard down and give excuses like "I can have just one" (for most people, drinking in bars etc).
03-02-2009, 09:22 PM
03-02-2009, 10:15 PM
03-02-2009, 11:15 PM
i sincerely feel it's essential for the sake of your mission's success to associate with more.. positive people if you will; surrounding yourself with people who possess similar views & goals (general and specific) concerning health, fitness and particularly smoking may prove to be highly beneficial to your triumph over smoking. many people who try to quit smoking fail mainly due to underestimation of the obstacle they're facing. might sounds stupid but it's definitely a good idea to attack a problem from as multiple angles and in this game: "the more the better" rings true.
the ideal scenario to find yourself in is alongside someone that has gone down the path you're currently beginning to journey on (i.e. someone who used to smoke and quit effectively) and although i would never condone ostracizing people or judging people for what they do, it's always important to realize what your goals and priorities are and realize that sometimes you have to do what's best for you, for the sake of your best interest. depending on the situation, you will find that many times the changes you make do not have to be permanent and are only temporary until you're able to solidify yourself in a way of life that brings you peace of mind, happiness and all those things we as human beings tend to search for.
forgive me, i don't want to be intrusive or come across like I'm preaching but i just wanted to mention a few things i felt might serve as useful to you bro.
wishing you and all you other folks working at making a choice to put your health first!
03-03-2009, 06:22 AM
03-03-2009, 10:15 AM
i was at about a pack and a half a day, until I realized I was wasting all my money and going to die soon. for me it was all about being bored. when i was driving, i would smoke. when i was walking to class, i would smoke..after meal i would smoke..all things like that...
i up and quit cold turkey, but i wanted to legit strangle everyone around me for the week following it. I quit about 5 months ago, I still occasional smoke one every now and then..sucks because usually my friends leave em in my car and i end up having one on my way home from work now and then ><
03-03-2009, 07:17 PM
03-03-2009, 07:24 PM
03-03-2009, 09:45 PM
03-03-2009, 10:01 PM
03-04-2009, 09:25 AM
Im not gonna lie to you guys. Over the weekend i fell for a cigarette. After 5 and a half months of no smoking i had one. I got a huge buzz off of it but i regret the decision and i now am determined to never ever touch a cigarette in my life again. no matter what.
03-04-2009, 09:43 AM
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