Quit smoking without using any medication

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by dedlifter1 View Post
    Thanx man. gonna be tough but lots of household support wife and daughter
    And a lot of support on here too.


  2. Hey,

    I have quit several times and when I started back using tobacco, it was just out of sheer stupidity. Get this...basically, I started smoking cigs after I smoked pot at age 16. I stopped smoking cigs and continued smoking pot. Then a while later a friend and I would put tobacco in the joint...I actually got addicted to smoking 6-10 of those a day. Ridiculous. That was actually harder to stop than anything! I quit smoking weed, then for some reason talked myself into getting into fine cigars. That was expensive and frankly not even all that good. I was in it for the nicotine, and it was friggin up my throat and upper lungs worse than cigs did probably.

    I used the patch the first time...then I used lozenges the last time. I liked the lozenges. I just told myself "I am going to buy a certain amount, and when I'm out I'm out." I didn't even finish all of 'em!

    Cold turkey works, but there's nothing wrong with other methods either.

    I would also recommend making yourself accountable on this thread - check back like once a week and update us on your status for the next couple of months. You can even tell your gf/wife/kids you're quitting.

    I read in an article a goal setting suggestion to get a ton of people together and promise to eat a can of alpo in front of them if you don't meet your goal (in your case, not smoking). If you have some good guy friends who would hold you accountable, and you are willing to promise to do that, I bet that would keep you from smoking....

    +1 to the australian tea tree sticks too.
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  3. Man how could I forget! Rational.org, rational recovery, works great for drugs alcohol or even cigs. The core of it is saying "I'll never smoke again," then recognizing any internal opinions to the contrary as your Addictive Voice...it's called Addictive Voice Recognition Therapy. I would advise anyone interested in addiction or struggling to check that site out...fabulous resource.

  4. what flavor alpo?

  5. I dunno man. Probably fish or something...haha. The article also advised smelling it when you felt like reneging on your goal. It's called Goal Setting for Hard Asses, Google it.
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  6. i vote for lima bean and liver flavor

  7. http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_NicodemonsLies.html

    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.

  8. 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 least
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by conwict View Post
    I dunno man. Probably fish or something...haha. The article also advised smelling it when you felt like reneging on your goal. It's called Goal Setting for Hard Asses, Google it.
    sounds pretty interesting. Im using the gum right now. tastes terriblr. Better thrn a marb tho. day 2 smoke free.

  13. day 2 myself
  14. purebred
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    Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    or you can buy cigarettes from canada, with their demented labels....





    it's funny cause america is constantly making fun of canada. i mean, i'm sure there's plenty of other good reasons to but uhh, yeah...we're actually a lot dumber than a lot of countries when it comes to a lot of things. smoking being one of them. you would think with the amount of research and information we have available, at our disposal, at our fingerprints, that the nation of america would be a bit smarter. no, cause we're probably the dumbest fattest nation considering how much we know yet our inability to apply all that we know. we therefore, render all that great information useless b/c our collective, intentional ignorance. it's a beautiful thing

    i apologize for sounding so unpatriotic but hey..i don't think anything i've stated is untrue. can't beat truth.

  15. Grandpa quit cold-turkey after 40yrs.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by dedlifter1 View Post
    sounds pretty interesting. Im using the gum right now. tastes terriblr. Better thrn a marb tho. day 2 smoke free.
    Quote Originally Posted by lennoxchi View Post
    day 2 myself

  17. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    much appreciated!!:bruce3:

  18. 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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by conwict View Post
    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!
    dually noted my man.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.
  22. purebred
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    Quote Originally Posted by conwict View Post
    It's called Goal Setting for Hard Asses, Google it.
    lol classic. how did i miss this?! sounds like a self-help gone hardcore

  23. 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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by conwict View Post
    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).
    No kidding! I dont drink so thats no worry. Tonite i had a pretty good craving, held on strong tho. my boy was smokin. smelled good, and bad at same time.

  25. Hey man, you've got the power to resist this...it's not even something you want in your life.
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