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post #61 of 92
dunno how i will circumvent the boredom. can only work out so much. trying behavior mod, like none around the radius of the house. wait until lunch for first. still....
post #62 of 92
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
I am at 6 to 8 weeks smoke free after listening to the audiobook of Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking as per recommendation of this thread.

Quit cold turkey after listening to it through. Putting things into logical, clear sense really did it for me. I do feel a twinge of craving when drinking at times, but besides that I do not crave it at all.

Nice going, Sonick. I t was the same for me when I read that book. It has been around 4 years since I quit.
post #63 of 92
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dunno how i will circumvent the boredom. can only work out so much. trying behavior mod, like none around the radius of the house. wait until lunch for first. still....

Quit being such a pussy, kunk.
post #64 of 92
In all seriousness I know people who used pot to successfully quit cigarettes. It sort of makes sense to me.

(though I'm not a smoker)
post #65 of 92
Not a smoker, but I'd imagine its very much like dealing with hunger when you're cutting.
post #66 of 92
smoked 7 years @ about a pack a day (turning 26 yo)

stopped for 4 months so far (not necessarily quitting, but as close as i've ever been)
caught the flu and couldn't smoke for a week
decided to continue my streak
what really helped was to disassociate myself from individuals who smoke (for the first 2 months)
also, allow minor awards at various set time frames (whatever your hobby may be, clothes, "toys", etc)

i wish you the best of luck
post #67 of 92
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dunno how i will circumvent the boredom. can only work out so much. trying behavior mod, like none around the radius of the house. wait until lunch for first. still....

You need to have sex 15/day.
post #68 of 92
I smoked at least a pack a day, sometimes 2 packs, for 35 years.

Overall caveat - you have to really want to quit, not just go through the motions so you can say you tried. Must think in terms of, that you Will absolutely quit, no matter what.

1. I found this web page: http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Benefits_Time_Table.html
- something to think about
2. At the bottom of that page are links, 2 are to download PDF booklets - read them, more to think about/get into your subconscious
3. Bought a hypnosis CD - the effective ones are all similar, getting you relaxed, making the suggestions, etc. You don't actually "go under" - you are aware of what is being said.

I read many reviews of such CD's and chose a 3-CD set by the "Beverly Hills" guy - listen to #1 for a week or so, then #2 to actually quit, then #3 for a week or so after quitting.

I listened to them right before sleep, when I was awake enough to stay awake for at least one run-through, but I had it on an endless loop so it played all night long while I slept.

Days 2-4 were the worst for cravings, but not too bad. During those days I did things to give myself an "investment" in staying quit, like laundering all my clothes, blankets, washed walls, cleaned car interiors, etc.

I've been smoke-free over 4 months now, has not been a problem.

Good Luck!!

PS - I have the CD's for sale on our local craigslist, would sell them for $20 shipped if you are interested. Or just search Amazon and read reviews for different ones.
post #69 of 92
I've smoked for about 5 - 6 years. One day I just quit cold turkey and never looked back. When I did get the crave I just chewed on gum. All you need is will power bro.
post #70 of 92
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Not stupid at all, exactly my experience.

My advice: Start smoking a pipe. Non-aromatic tobacco with plenty of nicotine.
post #71 of 92
I stopped with will power, its just like anything you want in life some are just harder to do and believe me this is one of the hardest.

Good luck!
post #72 of 92
I quit with Welbutrin. I actually really enjoyed the crazy dreams.
post #73 of 92
how to stop smoking? stop putting cigarettes into your mouth.
post #74 of 92
In order to quit X, stop doing X.

Stop being a weak-willed pussy.
post #75 of 92
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In order to quit X, stop doing X. Stop being a weak-willed pussy.
Is that what finally got you off the cawk?
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