Quit smoking without using any medication
- 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
03-04-2009, 07:14 PM
03-04-2009, 08:00 PM
03-04-2009, 08:03 PM
really to be honest from what others say the only way to quite smoking is to want to do it for yourself once you make the commitment its a lot more easy.
03-04-2009, 08:50 PM
03-04-2009, 09:02 PM
I just started my journey to be cigarette free today, after smoking a pack a day for 13 years. Wish me luck!
03-04-2009, 11:39 PM
To answer the OPs question, its never impossible to go cold turkey. If you really hate the habit, countless people have had the drive to quit on nothing but self determination. Audie Murphy is my favorite example. Addicted to meds because of his PTSD from winning 33 medals in WWII, he locked himself in a hotel room for a week or so.
03-05-2009, 05:28 AM
03-05-2009, 08:25 AM
i just recently quit smoking in december after smoking for 8 years ...i did it cold turkey ...trust me if you are looking to quit and are ready to pick up a book called ..."the easy way to stop smoking" by Allen Carr ..it sounds a little ridiculous that a book help me quit ..but please trust me it works ..and its only been 3 months and i feel so much better already tons of energy throughout the day ..the book explains to you that you really do not need cigarettes ...you can go 8 hours without a cigarette when you sleep ...the addiction is not strong at ALL ..and before you starting smoking did you ever want a cigarette? ...NO because smoking causes those urges ..it does not relieve them!! ...also ..go to you tube ..and type in Australian Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads ..and watch the mouth cancer commercial and oral cancer commercial ...just positive reinforcement ..those commercials really disturbed me ...i know this is a little cliche but seriously ..if i can do it, anyone can do it ..it is very simple once you understand your addiction.
03-05-2009, 12:26 PM
this thread's title should be changed to something more catering to those attempting to quit. something like the "The Official Quitting Smoking Support Thread", something similar to the AA/NA threads. just a thought and forgive me if my suggestion for thread title blows. i just woke up
03-05-2009, 03:14 PM
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