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SteveMarker 10-11-2011 06:10 AM

What is the best way to quit smoking?
 
What is the best way to quite smoking?

In my opinion, Its not going to be easy but with will power and commitment you can do it. Stay away from cigarettes, always occupy yourself with work and also start chewing gum all the time. Maybe drink coffee instead and stay away from people who smoke all the time. First reduce the amount of cigarettes you take in a day from there quit entirely.

woodchuck 10-11-2011 10:39 AM

Look at your lab work over a period of time and see how the blood pressure keeps going up, the cholesterol keeps going up, the lung capacity test results go down and then decide how long you want to live and what quality of life you want. Do you want to just live to 60? keep smoking. Live to 70? Cut back. Live to 80 or more? Quit!

BridgeMan 10-11-2011 03:59 PM

If you don't have them, you can't smoke them. Mooching from friends/relatives, smoking O.P.'s (Other People's), won't last long before they tell you to get your own. So just don't buy the damn things. End of problem.

My sister quit cold turkey, shortly after her husband died of multiple cancers from chain-smoking. They had been doing 5 packs a day between them for more than 20 years. She still says she occasionally gets the urge to light up, but it quickly disappears when she remembers the suffering her husband went through the last few months of his life.

Cigarettes are killers. Period. Save the money you'd spend on them, and put it towards a new car or your kids' college fund.

kok328 10-11-2011 04:14 PM

The starting point is to stop making excuses as to why this is not a good time to quit smoking.
I smoked a pack a day for 35yrs. and successfuly quite using the 3-step nicotine patch system. Of course I had to repeat step 3 a couple of times but, eventually kicke the habit. Looking back, it was easier than I thought it was going to be. Looking forward, the hardest part is staying quit. Every now and then the urge to light one up comes out of left field.

mrrobinson 10-11-2011 05:03 PM

i smoked for a while. it was very addicting. but what made me quit was that they just didn't make me feel good. i felt like i was always coming down with a cold or something, they made me feel gross and lethargic. i noticed big changes in my teeth yellowing and graying. i knew i had to stop. so i cut back more and more, and finally got it down to 1 a day. and when i finally did kick the habit, it was like night and day. i had more energy, i felt better, and most of all i got into great shape because my stamina and breathing got better and i was able to do so much more. but i'm not perfect, i will borrow one from a friend if i'm having a beer or whatnot. but other than that....they are gone.

my point it think of all the benefits of not smoking, and push yourself. it can happen

Speedbump 10-12-2011 07:41 AM

I set a date about 90 days ahead that I was going to quit. When that day came, I just never picked up the pack again. My Wife threw it away after about six months. I was a 3.5 pack a day smoker and loved smoking. But didn't love what they were doing to my health. It's been over 20 years now.

Rumi 11-12-2011 11:57 PM

I don't smoke, never have; but I have friends who have quit. From what I can see, different people find success with different approaches. What worked for one hasn't for another, like cold turkey. It worked for my best fishing friend, but he has a very strong will.
Another friend couldn't quit until he went to a hypnotist!
After three office visits he was done smoking.
That was 30 yrs. ago, and he still is his usual self- didn't start seeing ghosts, or coming to work in a dress! :D (... steelmill) :rofl:

Those new electronic cigarettes work for some people too.

Keep at it Steve! You'll find what will work best for you. ;)
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rollingmurphy 11-13-2011 10:30 AM

Stay strong and don't cold turkey it, that's the worst. Stay strong and be strong willed. It CAN happen and it WILL happen if you push yourself. Think of all the money you will save!

Jimbo56 11-25-2011 05:02 AM

i find it is more of a social thing rather, i have many friends and relatives who are justg "social smokers" which is pretty normal these days so it tends to be just on a saturday night. I know how hard it is to quit like any addiction but determination and will power will get you through.

SolidOak 11-26-2011 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Jimbo56 (Post 64278)
i find it is more of a social thing rather, i have many friends and relatives who are justg "social smokers" which is pretty normal these days so it tends to be just on a saturday night. I know how hard it is to quit like any addiction but determination and will power will get you through.

It's not an addiction if you only do it when other people are around. It's a habit.


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