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been trying for years,stopped for 2 years ,then started again ,idiot had one every now and again and before i knew it i was back ,going to the uk in march 1st time im 10 years ,with no smoking in pubs and restaurants will find it hard to smoke so will try again while im there.

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Good upon you Jocko. Congratulations. :o

Cheers Doc. Really i do feel better for it.

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Well done to all!

I gave up with the Quomem a few days ago due to them making me feel like crap. I have now done 3 days 'cold turkey' and i feel like murdering a close relative. If anyone comes near me with a fag i could quite easily stick it up their nose. Is it normal to feel like this?

Cheers, Rick

The first 10-14 days are tough...very tough. The mind and body are fighting the addiction. Better talk and warn the people around you and explain and apologize upfront...not if you behaved bad and have to do it afterwards. It helps.

Maybe have a look in BKK for a good acupuncturist (Chinatown?) who has experience in helping people to stop smoking; I read you stopped but it might help for other bad habits like eating and taking sweets.

He might be able to put a needle or two to relax and control your mood swings better (if you have any of course ...)

Good luck !

LaoPo

Hi Laopo,

Thanks for the comments and i have taken your advice by making the people around me aware, although it was probably very obvious in the first place. I am now on Day 4 and to be honest it has been a bit easier today with not so much of the nicotine craving. If things get back to as bad as they were yesterday i will certainly check out the accupuncture in Chinatown, as i am determined to stop this time at all costs!

Cheers, Rick

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Well done to all!

I gave up with the Quomem a few days ago due to them making me feel like crap. I have now done 3 days 'cold turkey' and i feel like murdering a close relative. If anyone comes near me with a fag i could quite easily stick it up their nose. Is it normal to feel like this?

Cheers, Rick

The first 10-14 days are tough...very tough. The mind and body are fighting the addiction. Better talk and warn the people around you and explain and apologize upfront...not if you behaved bad and have to do it afterwards. It helps.

Maybe have a look in BKK for a good acupuncturist (Chinatown?) who has experience in helping people to stop smoking; I read you stopped but it might help for other bad habits like eating and taking sweets.

He might be able to put a needle or two to relax and control your mood swings better (if you have any of course ...)

Good luck !

LaoPo

Hi Laopo,

Thanks for the comments and i have taken your advice by making the people around me aware, although it was probably very obvious in the first place. I am now on Day 4 and to be honest it has been a bit easier today with not so much of the nicotine craving. If things get back to as bad as they were yesterday i will certainly check out the accupuncture in Chinatown, as i am determined to stop this time at all costs!

Cheers, Rick

Well done Rick. Keep it up mate. It does get easier.

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Well done to all!

I gave up with the Quomem a few days ago due to them making me feel like crap. I have now done 3 days 'cold turkey' and i feel like murdering a close relative. If anyone comes near me with a fag i could quite easily stick it up their nose. Is it normal to feel like this?

Cheers, Rick

The first 10-14 days are tough...very tough. The mind and body are fighting the addiction. Better talk and warn the people around you and explain and apologize upfront...not if you behaved bad and have to do it afterwards. It helps.

Maybe have a look in BKK for a good acupuncturist (Chinatown?) who has experience in helping people to stop smoking; I read you stopped but it might help for other bad habits like eating and taking sweets.

He might be able to put a needle or two to relax and control your mood swings better (if you have any of course ...)

Good luck !

LaoPo

Hi Laopo,

Thanks for the comments and i have taken your advice by making the people around me aware, although it was probably very obvious in the first place. I am now on Day 4 and to be honest it has been a bit easier today with not so much of the nicotine craving. If things get back to as bad as they were yesterday i will certainly check out the accupuncture in Chinatown, as i am determined to stop this time at all costs!

Cheers, Rick

Well done Rick. Keep it up mate. It does get easier.

Thanks for the encouragement mate i will try to follow your example.

Cheers, Rick

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You know i was away this weekend. Many people smoking around me. More than normal. I wanted to prove to myself that i dont need a smoke. So i had one. But i only had 4 puffs and put it out. Hated it. I am never going to smoke again.

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You know i was away this weekend. Many people smoking around me. More than normal. I wanted to prove to myself that i dont need a smoke. So i had one. But i only had 4 puffs and put it out. Hated it. I am never going to smoke again.

Well done Jockstar you are doing a great job. This is the situation that worries me when i am with my mates in the pub. They all smoke and i am dreading going to the boozer having a few beers and being tempted again. I am ok at the moment because i am working alone in Pakistan, so there is obviously no bar situation.

7 Days smoke free now and chuffed to bits.

Cheers, Rick.

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You know i was away this weekend. Many people smoking around me. More than normal. I wanted to prove to myself that i dont need a smoke. So i had one. But i only had 4 puffs and put it out. Hated it. I am never going to smoke again.

Try and stick it out - resist the temptation to light up at all costs. I quit for 3 months 2 years ago, but lit up in a bar once on a break in Phuket, then ended up smoking again.

Thing is, I can go for days without cigs when not drinking. Put me in a smoky bar, no matter how long the break, and it's too difficult to resist most of the time. I'm one of the few smokers who's actually looking for this no smoking rule kicking in on Feb 11th, but still wondering if even that will be enough?

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4 weeks now. :o:D

Well done. I smoked 1 - 2 packs a day for 33 years. Tried the Quomem route many times, longest I got to was 7 or 8 months, then at a time when I was really upset about work, started smoking again. Several more failed attempts with Quomem, sometimes off a few weeks, sometimes 2 months.

Then, thanks to encouragement from a friend who told me about his dad quitting when he was 50, I promised myself that that was the time for me too. "Not 50 yet" became almost an excuse everytime I wanted to stop and could not!

2 months before my 50th, I had a full medical, first in about 17 years. Clean bill of health, so I started on Quomem again. I also started exercising, as this was the key to my previous longest quit. Nothing strenuous, just 30 - 40 minutes of very brisk walking 3 - 4 times a week on a treadmill at the condo where I was living.

February will be 2 years since I stopped, and I have promised myself I will never touch a cigarette again, because I can't smoke just 1. Have 1 and I will end up buying a pack for sure, so safest for me is to never smoke again.

I have come to the point where I can be in the pub and not be tempted by others smoking. In fact the smoke troubles me and I have a miserable time the next day sneezing and having a running nose - payback for the 33 years I smoked I guess.

Point to all this is it is never too late to stop. This attempt may be the one that you succeed with. And if having 'just 1' has got you back to smoking before, then this time avoid that 'just 1' like the plague. Everytime I tried and failed, I had managed to convince myself that I would just smoke the cigarette I bummed off someone, or I would just smoke that Friday out in the pub and not the next day. So this time I accepted that I do not have that sort of iron self control and just said "not even 1". It worked.

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4 weeks now. :o:D

Well done mate you are an inspiration to my efforts in stopping smoking and regaining control of my lungs. Keep it up.

I am on 9 days now and its still difficult, so at what stage does it get easier?

Cheers, Rick

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4 weeks now. :o:D

Well done mate you are an inspiration to my efforts in stopping smoking and regaining control of my lungs. Keep it up.

I am on 9 days now and its still difficult, so at what stage does it get easier?

Cheers, Rick

For me, after 2 weeks or so.

Now clean since Nov. 15 and there's hardly a moment in any day that I even think of a cigarette.

I stay away from smoking places as much as possible, which isn't too hard since smoking in bars/restaurants is (almost) done now in my country. I don't even have a problem with people who still smoke in my neighbourhood, although that happens incidentally.

LaoPo

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You know i was away this weekend. Many people smoking around me. More than normal. I wanted to prove to myself that i dont need a smoke. So i had one. But i only had 4 puffs and put it out. Hated it. I am never going to smoke again.

That's good. You should try to hang on to that feeling of distaste and repulsion, for the next time you want to try. I was always a social smoker who could never stop completely, especially when I was out drinking with friends. But, now the idea of cigarettes nauseate me, and I can drink plenty of beer without needing to smoke, around people who smoke. When I do get tempted, I just remember how nauseated I was the last time.

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