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Hi All   Yes, I have made it two years smoke-free, and yes, I am proud of myself (Three Cheers For Me!). Okay, reformed smokers are the worst, so that is enough of that.   I am pos

Wow! Another one. Where is the world going. I have been advocating that too much use of social media is damaging a persons check of reality. Really? So, today grown up people need a picture of some

I stopped smoking without any incentives but for some people it’s not that simple. Some people are easily distracted, from stopping smoking, or their will power is not that strong and need some help.

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1 hour ago, Samui Bodoh said:

That is my story. I honestly and sincerely hope that it helps someone quit as I know the benefits and I would like to see others reap the rewards as well.

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I just gave up (21 days). Actually quitting smoking was easier than quitting vaping, because I knew smoking was bad for me, whilst vaping is near harmless.  It's just that vaping is illegal in Thailand and I felt unsafe with the liquids.  If I was in the UK I guess I'd be vaping.

 

Anyway, what bothers me is not the giving up, but staying off it.  I suppose I just have to remind myself how dangerous cigarette smoking is and how I want to live a long, healthy life.

 

But methinks you protest too much.  Clearly, you were really, really hooked and are still missing it.  But I can only sympathize.  If we lived in a more enlightened country we could have the best of both worlds.  

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

Well done to the OP , great advice !!

I stopped around 15 years ago after smoking since mid teens. One day I just decided I was gonna do it and did it, will power is your strongest ally .

But, if i needed to stop smoking now I would use the money in the jar method, possibly setting your self a target like a new scooter for example.
Find a photo of the mc you want ( but don’t have the spare cash) print it out and stick it on the jar, a quick glance in a morning will renew your waning will power.

Forget the patches and the gum ( and definitely the vaping after recent discoveries !! ), just set your mind to it and be strong !! but a little financial incentive certainly helps also !!

Wow! Another one. Where is the world going. I have been advocating that too much use of social media is damaging a persons check of reality.

Really? So, today grown up people need a picture of something they want to get the thumb out of their <deleted> to do the right thing. It´s not enough with all the health benefits that quitting smoking stands for. No that would be too smart and realistic. Instead we need to look on pictures, like a 7 year old waiting for his new Lego Ninjago close to christmas.

You people are really something! Grow up.

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3 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Yes, I have made it two years smoke-free

Congratulations!

 

Not an easy thing to do, I know, it took me three attempts before I eventually managed to quit - that was 26 years ago.

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