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Is there any help in Pattaya to seriously stop smoking?

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I would appreciate any serious hint to find some help to stop smoking, Im off it for 5 weeks now and it gets harder and harder.

Thanks for any suggestion

 

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On 12/14/2019 at 5:08 PM, magmur said:

serious hint

repeat the mantra....i am a non-smoker i choose not to smoke

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I did stop with chantix from bangkok hospital,now smoke free 2months and fell super

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In my case I was laid low with severe bronchitis for 2 weeks 20 years ago and never smoked again afterwards. Guess this is aversion therapy. My wife has tried patches acupuncture and vaping and despite severally reduced lung function still smokes despite seeing her friends die from emphysema. Thais have problems with addiction because of their bhudist beliefs.

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I'm just coming up to 3 years smoke free, I used patches, 1 week on the strongest one, one week on the middle strength ones and then 2 weeks on the lowest available, I also had a pack of gum for when I finished the patches, I only used 1 bit of gum and a few months later threw the rest away.

 

It's not easy but after 5 weeks I can assure you that you have done the hardest part of all, don't give up now, you will feel a lot better and also smell (you & your clothes) a lot better.

 

Stick with it mate, and bear in mind that the pollution here is pretty bad at the moment so your respiratory system needs all the help it can get.

 

You will get a lot of support from these pages I can assure you.

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As an ex-heavy smoker I took a psychological approach along with my competitive nature, I Hate Losing in anything.  I did 2 things that I feel got me over my addiction.  1, I refused to keep track of how long it was since I quit.  My thinking on this was that if I was counting the days, weeks, months, years, that it was still on my mind. I feel that this was the biggest factor and honestly today I cannot even tell you what year it was that I quit in, if I had to guess I would say sometime around 2010 or so.  Second, early on I would look at a cigarette and talk to it, I really would.  I would say "You Mr. Cigarette have no brain at all and we as humans have very complex brains that even the most advanced computers cannot match, therefore I am not going to listen to you and beat me, hell you can't even talk so f*** off!".  As silly as that sounds I won and don't smoke.

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I applaud all of you to quit smoking!

My Father died from throat cancer at age 62 from smoking.

 

As a non smoker and as I sit on the beach in Samui I cannot help but notice (SMELL) the smokers blowing their smoke into the air to the detriment of us non smoking public who do not appreciate their byproduct. 
 

Lets hope they all wake up to the fact that smoking is a major health issue...and NOT cool!

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On 12/14/2019 at 5:08 PM, magmur said:

Im off it for 5 weeks now and it gets harder and harder.

Some of us take several attempts to finally quit. I think it was my 3rd real attempt to quit was the one the finally stuck. It has been so long since I quit I honestly can't remember when it was. I remember the other attempts I was counting the days. When you're truly ready just do it and stop doing those things that trigger your longing for a smoke. Ex: I would purposely go out of my way to go to a donut shop (in Canada when smoking was still exceptable in doors) drink coffee and smoke. I still drink coffee of course I just stopped at that time going to the coffee shop. Drinking beer and smoking go hand and hand apparently, so if that's your deal you may want to lay off the booze for some time. Do things purposefully that will take your mind off smoking so you can focus on the task at hand. Whatever you do DON'T STOP TRYING TO QUIT! You can do it. Unless of course you are 80 then why bother. BTW, cold turkey is the only way otherwise your just kidding yourself by playing around with other methods. Case in point. My sister's husband worked for Boeing. I believe that they had a program called Smoke Free in '93. Boeing paid for employees and there spouses to go on the Patch. Which my sister and her husband did. He continued to smoke right up until he dropped dead 4 years ago this month. My sister is 60 this year and still smokes not only cigarettes but weed now that it legal in Canada and she looks like she is 75 not 60.

Be Well. 

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Forgot a important detail and grammar
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a friend here smokes e cigarettes, that stops him smoking real fags

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3 hours ago, charly58 said:

I did stop with chantix from bangkok hospital,now smoke free 2months and fell super

My sister tried that product and complained about really bad side effects. Good luck and Be well. 

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You could take this approach. But a cartoon of smokes. Grab the biggest ashtray you can find, go lock yourself in a very small room like a closet and smoke one right after another until you get so sick you won't want to look at another cigarette and in a week or so when you start thinking about cigarettes again remember how this experience made you feel. 😣😖😭

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If you need help, then maybe Origene Clinic at Little Walk can help you. They have Doctors and do Apllied Thai Traditional Medicine. I am going to them for other issues and it seems to help. 

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