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Please sign me up, I'm 24 years old, around 40 cigarettes/day now, smoking since I was 15, need to stop it

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Please sign me up, I'm 24 years old, around 40 cigarettes/day now, smoking since I was 15, need to stop it

Alex,

You have already taken the first step to quitting by declaring you want to quit.

The second step is to understand why you smoke.

So why do you? Post your answer here.

You will find the answer here www.whyquit.com

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I can't smoke when hungover .

Got blasted at The Blues Factory last week-end and havent smoked since.

3rd day now.

I simply eat something when I feel like smoking, give the brain some other form of dopamine candy.

Losing weight later is easier than stopping the cigarettes now. I don t care about the weight gain for now as I m already overweight.

It's hard but I think I can make it this time. It's fun to show the wife some character while she lights up a tasty LM Kheow.

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I was watching CNN and they where talking about Dana Reeves who has just died from lung cancer at 44 even though she never smoked in her life. ( Christopher Reeves wife. )

They asked a lung cancer specialist how this could happen to certain people who do not smoke.

He said it,s due most of the time through passive smokers actually inhaling more of the toxins and not being aware of it.

In her case she used to be a singer for a long time and performed in places that are thick with smoke and she will have breathed in more of the harmful effects due to this and..................

He said the reason non smokers inhale more than smokers is because:-

A smoker gets irritants that make them cough and other things so they instinctively stop inhaling with these warnings and prevent a certain amount of the damaging substances they breathe in.

A passive non smoker doesn,t get the same effects so continues inhaling long after the smoker is effected and therefore is sometimes more prone to lung damage while not being aware of it, over a period of time.

marshbags :o:D:D

P.S. My doctor once told me that he treated far more children with chest problems, some serious caused by passive smoking than ones from non smoking families.

Hope this is of interest and gives you all a bit more insight just in case you are thinking why.........

Edited by marshbags

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I quit on New Years after 10 years @ a pack a day.

It sux.

Im always angry, and have horrible outbursts, sometimes violent for no real reason.

I am on the strongest nicotine patches and my local pharmacist is about to stop selling me the gum and candy, I pound it so hard.

My guts are screwed cause of the gum and lozengers, my heart is always racing cause of the patches, and I can never hit deep sleep.

I am constantly bored out of my brains, and find myself gnawing on anything that touches my hands.

This is not my first attempt at quitting, but my most successful.

Thats if you measure success on not smoking. I know why I gave up, and dont want to go back.

Still, what kind of existance is this.

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Hiya All,

this is a good post, however it does not help my cravings. I have stopped for 4 days now and it is bad. It gets worse the cravings on my lunck breaks etc from work.

I tried the plasic tube in the mouth thing but to no avail I still want to rip pillows apart and kick bins in anger!

Help :o

Edited by lopburiguy

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I quit on New Years after 10 years @ a pack a day.

It sux.

Im always angry, and have horrible outbursts, sometimes violent for no real reason.

I am on the strongest nicotine patches and my local pharmacist is about to stop selling me the gum and candy, I pound it so hard.

My guts are screwed cause of the gum and lozengers, my heart is always racing cause of the patches, and I can never hit deep sleep.

I am constantly bored out of my brains, and find myself gnawing on anything that touches my hands.

This is not my first attempt at quitting, but my most successful.

Thats if you measure success on not smoking. I know why I gave up, and dont want to go back.

Still, what kind of existance is this.

Tyrone,

Were you always angry, have horrible outbursts, sometimes violent for no real reason, constantly bored out of your brains before you quit?

Answer honestly.

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MMM, seems like I flunked today. Oh well, quit again tomorrow :o

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Hiya All,

this is a good post, however it does not help my cravings. I have stopped for 4 days now and it is bad. It gets worse the cravings on my lunck breaks etc from work.

I tried the plasic tube in the mouth thing but to no avail I still want to rip pillows apart and kick bins in anger!

Help :o

Lopburiguy,

Don’t talk yourself into having symptoms - If you have a toothache at the same time you have a headache, the one that will receive the most attention and focus is the one generating the greatest pain or the most discomfort.

As soon as the discomfort from your primary concern falls below that of your secondary concern your focus will immediately change to the other.

When we stop smoking we do the same type of primary/secondary focusing with the effects of withdrawal and the phases of recovery. Sometimes we don't even notice a particular symptom until the discomfort of a prior one subsides.

Although the intensity of each remaining effect may be far less significant than the one that preceded it, your mind as a drug addict is looking for any excuse to relapse. After the dramatic reduction in overall symptoms and effects experienced within the first 72 hours, recovery remains continuous yet at times may be so gradual that you may not notice the change.

Yet, amazingly, given time the adjustment process will transport you to a point where you will experience that very first day where you never once "think" to yourself, "gee, I'd sure like a smoke!" After the first, such days become more and more common. Soon, they become your new norm in life with the distance between the occasional "thought" growing further and further apart.

How long this process takes is different for all of us.

But to allow the process to remain uninterupted you must:

NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF

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Hope it's not too late to join in...

Female, 36, smoked since 13 years old (it was the cool thing to do, yeh right) and before I knew it I was hooked.

I have managed to stop smoking if I'm not drinking, but give me a bit of booze and I'm puffing away with the best of them.....turn into a complete chain smoker....and over here I drink more often, no take that back, all my socialising revolves around drinking. I have tried to limit my alcohol intake which works to a point then I end up going on a bender. You know the one where you have been very restrained for some time, hey presto, somebones bday, leaving, arriving, neighbours dog's bday and away you go. This obviously leads to hangover=hair of dog=back on the fags=hating myself next day for having such weak will power

I will check this site before I go out and read the inspirational stories from those of you who have to overcome a greater smoking habit than mine.

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This is my first night on the beer (past that 72hr mark), and believe I'm resisting quite well. Then again, the main reason could be that I'm sitting in my house drinking alone, and I've only had 3 bottles so far.

There's a pack of 200 Marlboros on the table behind me but I'm damned if I'm going to open up one now. Not after all this.

Keeping myself occupied, I've just been pissing around with a synth that I bought on my last trip from England. I'm going to finish this bottle and head to bed - brace myself for the weekend (call this a rehearsal :o)

Tyrone Shoelaces - have you thought the reason for the outbursts could be the amount of HRT you're pumping into your body? I guess it's been subscribed by a doc who obviously knows a lot more than I do, but would you consider the WhyQuit.com cold-turkey method?

Edited by Insight

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I am now going downstairs to make a rolly from butt ends....I have had enough...

Smoking is LUSH...

I die you dont <deleted> it :o

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Please sign me up, I'm 24 years old, around 40 cigarettes/day now, smoking since I was 15, need to stop it

Alex,

You have already taken the first step to quitting by declaring you want to quit.

The second step is to understand why you smoke.

So why do you? Post your answer here.

You will find the answer here www.whyquit.com

What a load of BS!

Malcolm if anyone get's clear of tobacco it will be in spite of idiotic bullshit you are popping off.

Here are the facts jack:

1. Tobacco is the most addictive substance known to mankind.(your search for reasons to smoke should end here)

2. To become a non-smoker you have to desire being a "non-smoker" very strongly.(very strongly is an understatement BTW)

3. To successfully quit you need to add something positive to your life rather than self defeating introspection.

If a person want's to stop smoking it should be because they are tired of looking like a looser imbecile blowing smoke out of his/her head. End of story.

Now get over it! :D:D:o:D

Edited by kasi

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