Quit smoking without using any medication
- 02-25-2009, 06:37 AM
- 02-25-2009, 07:19 AM
I been smoking sooooo long. Cant stand it. Very difficult to quit. I put down everything else, but this is the hardest.
02-25-2009, 11:18 AM
it'll be difficult but it can be done. obviously ur body gonna crave nicotine but another part is oral fixation. just have strong will power and finding something else to chew on might help like tooth picks. I think i read an article about a lady that quit smoking and when she get the urge she would brush her teeth. she was able to stop and well her teeth were very clean and showed improvement on shade.
02-25-2009, 12:26 PM
I used to smoke a pack a day and then quit... Toothpicks help a lot as do sunflower seeds.
Now I just smoke occasionally to enjoy it, usually when I'm drunk, but I know Zyban has been approved for smoking cessation. I bring this up because I take Wellbutrin (SR) which is exactly the same medication as Zyban just under a different name. I definitely noticed when i first started taking it that cigarettes neither tasted as good or gave me quite the buzz they should have for not smoking often.
02-25-2009, 01:43 PM
I had smoked about a pack a day for about 13 years. One day I began to search online and came across a site that had some heart felt horror stories about people who smoke. Truth is, it could happen to any smoke regardless of age. Here is the site http://whyquit.com/ . Read the "we died young" articles. For me, thats all I really needed to convince me, I needed to stop. I also motivated myself, by understanding the amount of money I would save by quitting. I've been smoke free for about 4 years now. Each year since quitting, it has afforded me a carribean vacation. Cold turkey is your best be, you just need to find something to satisfy the oral fixation and above all determination. I drank tons of green tea, chewed gum, lifesavers, cough drops, anything really. Bottom line, it comes down to willpower and determination. Its not easy, but now looking back, there is no way I would ever pick up another disgusting cigarette again.
02-25-2009, 03:34 PM
wtf grow a pair and make up your mind or get off a site about bodybuilding and health. just punch yourself in the nuts every time you smoke from now on...bet you dont make it through another pack
02-25-2009, 03:47 PM
It's possible, but it will be difficult. I applaud your decision. Chewing gum is good, sucking on hard candy helps. Another good strategy is to just distract yourself every time you feel a craving coming on, with a stress ball or watching tv, anything. Focusing on how much money you're saving is also a nice distraction.
02-25-2009, 05:35 PM
First few days is the only time your body really wants it still.. after then it's all in your head so basicly and not offensively.. man up.
If you want it bad enough you can do it, that's all I'm saying.
02-25-2009, 07:40 PM
ive quit and restarted many times. i havent smoked in over 2yrs, and the best way to do it is to only smoke when the cravings are about to kill you. do that for a while and gradually your tipping point will get higher and higher and then your free
02-26-2009, 09:33 AM
02-26-2009, 10:21 AM
02-26-2009, 11:59 AM
i quit after 5 years of smoking every day. cold turkey. just put your mind to it, and you can do it.
02-26-2009, 02:17 PM
02-26-2009, 02:32 PM
1 - most smokers don't eat breakfast
2 - nitrogen retention + protein synthesis is shot (NO boosters don't do much)
3 - you smoke :
with your first cup of coffee
after your shower
within 5 minutes of getting into a car
as soon as you get to your destination
right before the gym
right after the gym
2 before bed
pretty much textbook. i could give you so many reasons to quit, but you probably already know them. what i would suggest is to cut out the coffee (i'm assuming here), and start breaking those habits - smoke before your shower, don't smoke in your car, etc. as soon as the habits are broken, its easier to lay them down, because the routine has changed already.
i needed a ton of breath mints to pull off quitting, but i didn't need any meds.
02-26-2009, 02:41 PM
There's a book by Allen Carr on how to quit smoking,.. it was the best thing I ever tried,.. I mean in the book, he tells you, "you can have a cig now", it's rather comical in a way,.. but effective. Those who have a weaker will power would def benefit from this book!!!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
02-26-2009, 03:14 PM
02-26-2009, 06:32 PM
02-26-2009, 07:29 PM
02-26-2009, 09:36 PM
one way that mi friends did is to smoke yer self sick then u wont want to smoke the next time
warning tho u will feel like death
02-27-2009, 08:14 AM
02-27-2009, 09:02 AM
We sell these things at work called Australian chewing sticks. Ultimately they're just tooth picks soaked in tea tree oil. I think they help with that oral fixation and the tea tree oil will kill any bacteria in the mouth.
...And knowing is half the battle, G.I. JOE!!!!!
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
02-27-2009, 09:06 AM
02-27-2009, 09:22 AM
02-27-2009, 12:29 PM
02-27-2009, 03:26 PM
02-27-2009, 11:15 PM
02-27-2009, 11:24 PM
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.
02-27-2009, 11:27 PM
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.
02-27-2009, 11:27 PM
02-27-2009, 11:28 PM
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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