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post #31 of 72
Quitting is for pussies.
post #32 of 72
It's all mental... I smoked for 12 years straight, and finally quit a couple weeks ago. No patches, drugs, or any bullshit, just a mental decision and a book I found on Amazon (Easy way to quit smoking by Alan Carr or some shit)... I'm so glad I finally stopped, and never plan on having another smoke.
post #33 of 72
my dad is quitting smoking. He has been in the hospital for the past week with a lung infection so it's forced upon him. He was saying the nicoderm patches kill the urge to smoke so you might want to look into it.
post #34 of 72
Get diagnosed with mouth cancer. It worked for someone I know.
post #35 of 72
Start developing a taste for fine smokes. I've seen people give up the fake Malboros this way.
post #36 of 72
Get your willpower together, then man-up and STOP SMOKING.

But until that point - buy them and smoke them.
post #37 of 72
Some smokers can quit, others will never be able to do so. My dad is in the former category, my mom is in the latter. I'm somewhere in between.

I smoked for about a decade. Really smoked. Unfiltered Camels, minimum of a pack a day. Sometimes two. I have a high-pressure job and could suck down a coffin nail in the time it takes most people to take a shit--one minute to the door, two minutes between light and all gone, one minute to get back to the desk.

The only way I could quit was to get away from it all. I took two weeks off, filled a backpack with enough food to last and wandered solo through the wilderness where there were no cigarettes, no pressure and plenty of hills to make me realize that I really needed to quit. At the beginning, I was wheezing up every hill. By the end, I was doing pretty good.

I relapsed after five years clean and smoked like a fiend for another five years. All it took was one weak moment, one "Let me light that for you" and bam: Right back where I started. Re-did the two-weeks-in-the-wilderness thing and I've been clean for another five years. This time, no cravings, which I can't explain.

Everyone is different, and while gum and patches and hypnosis and prescription drugs might help, I think it boils down to your body chemistry and desire. Mind over matter, if you will. Some people can do it, and some people can't--tobacco is that strong a drug.
post #38 of 72
Hit yourself in the balls each time you think of lighting a cigarette.
post #39 of 72
start running, sign up for some races, get fit, once fit, see if you want to smoke.
Set some goals and earn some results.
post #40 of 72
When trying to quit, I found that sertain situations (drinking, going to cafes, after eating steak) made me crave nicotine more than other and the urge was so overwhleming, so I just broke down. Try to find the situations where you smoke usually and either avoid them or attempt to anticipate and deal with them. I don't smoke regularly anymore, apart from the odd cigar with friends and a cigarette once month or so when the booze lowers my inihibitations....
post #41 of 72
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
start running, sign up for some races, get fit, once fit, see if you want to smoke.
Set some goals and earn some results.

I used to smoke whilst running.
post #42 of 72
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
start running, sign up for some races, get fit, once fit, see if you want to smoke. Set some goals and earn some results.
I see tons of smokers in Spain who also run (though not at the same time!). I don´t think they see any contradiction in it at all.
post #43 of 72
Smokers should plan their quit smoking treatment. Smokers should ask their family members and friends not to smoke in front of them. Otherwise, they may succumb to temptation. Physical exercise is also one of the effective mediums to keep away from smoking.
post #44 of 72
go to the morgue and ask to see the lungs of a smoker
post #45 of 72
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