Quit smoking

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  1. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Hugely! Maybe the biggest hurdle was the post meal smoke way back when…
     
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  2. AngeloEvs

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    Used to but quit many years ago, never miss it and health so much better for not smoking. My Daughter went to vaping and gradually reduced the nicotine content untill she was eventually inhaling flavoured vapour - then quit vaping, took a few months but got there in the end. First few weeks of quitting are hard but it gets easier though it helps not to be around others who smoke.
     
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    Boubou Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Don’t quit, smoke meat instead of cigarettes

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    anchorsaweigh Strat-Talk Member

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    Almost five packs a day when I quit. I used hypnosis. One-on-one, no group therapy. With the right hypnotist and right attitude, it's VERY possible. I'm on my thirteenth tobacco-free year now.
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    Too many carcinogens. :whistling:
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    Man I never understood how folks could get up to 3 much less 5 a day. Throughout my entire cigarette escapades I hovered around one pack a day give or take a few sticks. Beyond that they seemed to lose any pleasure.
     
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  7. OttoG

    OttoG Strat-O-Master

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    Ok, a deal is a deal.

    Is it good of a change?
     
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    Freaky avatar just got freakier.

    OK, never mind. Thanks.
     
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    MugHimself Strat-Talker

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    Pretend you aren’t allowed to smoke. Go out of your way to smoke where no one is watching wash the smell off every time you smoke Like it’s evidence of a crime. Do everything you can to make smoking an inconvenience to you until the benefit no longer outweighs it.
     
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    omahaaudio Senior Stratmaster

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    Get yourself a REALLY bad sore throat. Something that will last for two weeks or so and get you through the initial DT's of withdrawal.
    Then, never start again.
    It worked for me in the early 80's.
     
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    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    One of the toughest things to do, never thought I’d be able to quit. Starting thinking if I quit I won’t want coffee anymore or beer , or talk on the phone, some weird ass stuff I associated with smoking. I finally quit cold turkey, I had a few minor misfires along the way but I worked through it. Make sure you have no cigarettes at hand .
     
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    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    Oh yeah!!
     
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    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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    yeh me too. champix tablets
    you take them for 2 weeks
    continue to smoke away....
    after 2 weeks ya stop
    keep taking tablets for a further 10 weeks....
    done......

    i am into week 7.....
    smoked for the last 50 years.....
    stopped after the 2 weeks and bingo....
    haven't had one since.....
    fingers crossed...
     
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    mjea80 Lost In The Light Silver Member

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    You sound like you really want to quit. Thats the biggest step.

    Substitute the smoking for exercise twice a day, once in the morning once at night, heck at lunch if you can swing it to.

    5-10 minutes of sets of pushups, situps, pullups, whatever.

    This will also help with your anxiety.
     
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    Week 7? You nailed it!
     
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    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks man.....
    I think so too.....
    keep well....
     
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    I quit most recently cold turkey right when Covid became a thing. I had already been planning to quit again and a global pandemic seemed like a good time to do it.

    Just the thought of being forced to quit in a hospital while also dying didn’t seem fun, and made me even more motivated to quit. I picked up some gum just for emergencies, but barely used it.

    I am in my early 60s and have smoked regularly since my mid teens. I have quit several times and find that being serious helped me a lot. I wasn’t able to quit for others. I also had trouble with most stop smoking aides. They tended to extend the misery.

    Wellbutrin gave me suicidal thoughts. Chantix made me really (and oddly) mean. Even the gum just extended my misery when used as directed. It did help me when used very sparingly this time.

    I didn’t even realize it, but it’s been over a year now with no cigs. I have found that it gets easier every time, so if you do backslide, don’t beat yourself up, but instead think about why you ended up going back and next time try to avoid that trigger or situation the next time. Always plan on a next time. Thinking, “I failed. I can’t ever do this!” almost guarantees future failure.

    You CAN quit even if it feels like an impossibly right now. Good luck!
     
  19. Stevn

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    What are you waiting for?
    Start praying, and start quitting!
    I used the patch, on the fourth try.