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What Method Of Quitting Smoking Was Most Successful For You?

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As I said I stopped by using hypnotism. They week before I packed up I was smoking 40 a day. The day after I packed up I simply didn't want to smoke ate all and I've felt that way ever since.

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Do some research into your increased chances of getting cancer from quitting smoking and you might not want to quit ! .... Check it out before you comment please , even though it's mostly in jest

I have quit 10 times either I am an expert or a failure take your choice ..... I like to smoke and quit for about 2 years every 5 or so as a compromise between smoking and health ..... or a rationalization as most say.

However I have found the initial 4 months or so where it's really hard has not been any easier with or without the numerous products claiming it is .... I have tried most of them

I find what makes it easier is to think about all the things I do that I am in the habit of lighting one up over , a cup of coffee , first sitting at the computer , after a meal , and so on , before I quit and it helps remind me that it's really just a habit I am in as much as it is addictive , I try and reduce the things I can like coffee at the beginning to make it easier for myself. I know it's addictive but I really believe and it helps me quit even if it's not true , that it's more of just a habit than an actual need because of the addiction .... I realize that's not especially true but I tell myself it is and it helps !

If you have problems quitting the first step that will really help is to stop buying them and become a bum , if you have any self respect at all it becomes pretty hard to keep bumming them off your friends for much more than a few times each. After that you have reduced your addiction just enough to make it a little easier if you have trouble stopping all at once, and have seriously changed the habit part because you bum them off your friends in an entirely different manner than just doing it habitually. I have moved beyond even that and now when I quit only take a butt out of an ashtray from strangers ..... being so nasty and possibly dangerous that lasts about 4-5 times before you realize it's so absurd and frankly embarrassing that you just can't bring yourself to do it again and quit.

Ps I have found the theory of stopping by buying single ones when you really need one as you can in Thailand to be a complete waste of time and effort don't buy any or you will just end up buying a pack eventually.

I appreciate your imput,but I will refrain from looking up: the increased chances of getting cancer from giving up. It seems like being between a Rock and a hard place. But on a lighter note, Mark Twain said "Giving up smoking is easy I've done it many times" So like Mark Twain,adding up all the times you have given up,that makes you pretty successful,controlling the worlds nastiest addiction as you do! and if you hadn't made the effort to at least try to give up (with some sucess),it would have meant several years lopped off your life!

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The realization that l was pumping poison into my blood stream every time l lit up, poison and addictive ingredients which the manufacturers are legally permitted to put into their product in order to get me hooked (and eventually Killed). Once l accepted the truth, it was quite easy to quit. One year now.

Yes the poison has been reported many times as,over 4,000 chemicals, hmm ,i'm not sure I believe that , but surely enough to kill one slowly.

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As I said I stopped by using hypnotism. They week before I packed up I was smoking 40 a day. The day after I packed up I simply didn't want to smoke ate all and I've felt that way ever since.

If I fail at the E-Cigs, then I might very well,look into Hypnotism again,some people need more sessions than others apparently.

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After 24 hours of this thread, by far the leader is: Will power/Cold Turkey @ a whopping 61.29 %

Second is a rather puzzling.................................. Other:.............................. @......................22.58%

Third..................................................................... Electronic Cigarettes......@........................9.68%

Two of the rest managed............................................................................................................3.23% x2

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First you must have the desire and commitment to quite. I quite in June 2009 by having my last cigarette before boarding a 20 plus hour flight. If I didn't smoke for those 20 hours, I could get thru the next 24 hours and stay off one day at a time.So far I have succeeded.

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As I said I stopped by using hypnotism. They week before I packed up I was smoking 40 a day. The day after I packed up I simply didn't want to smoke ate all and I've felt that way ever since.

If I fail at the E-Cigs, then I might very well,look into Hypnotism again,some people need more sessions than others apparently.

Buy the Allen Carr book first. It explains all the thinking behind why you'll try and convince yourself that you shouldn't give up.

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quitting from e.cigarette is even harder imo.

i stopped smoking but just from e.cigarette now. my nicotine intake is even higher now due to the ease of usage, but on the brighter side, lesser harmful stuff

cheap e.cigarette would not work very well. a proper one gave you even better hit and drag than cigarette

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After 24 hours of this thread, by far the leader is: Will power/Cold Turkey @ a whopping 61.29 %

Second is a rather puzzling.................................. Other:.............................. @......................22.58%

Third..................................................................... Electronic Cigarettes......@........................9.68%

Two of the rest managed............................................................................................................3.23% x2

So,

What does this say to you?

I stopped smoking at the age of 26, realising that I've already smoked half the time of my actual

live...

Nowadays I only smoke tobacco when someone offers me a nice Cohiba ( happens seldom ).

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Had wanted to quit for years. But believed I did not have the willpower. Had one hypnotism session here in BKK just over three years ago and not had a cig since. No cravings at all. The therapist told me that in order for hypnotism to work, you must really want to quit, otherwise you are wasting your money. It just provides that little bit extra needed to get you over the top of the mountain - the mountain of fear/belief that you will not succeed.

I was smoking a pack and a half to two packs a day for 28 years.

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A quick up date on my smoking status,my E-Cigarettes arrived in good time,two weeks ago,so I have waited a little while to test them out before I reported in!

They are well made,and contain nicotine (unlike some others) I can't name them,as it would be against TV rules.I had what they claim are tips containing liquid Nicotine,a battery which is the white part of a normal cigarette,a small USB Battery Charger,and the Tip (normally the filter) screws into the the white part,for smoking, and the white part (with the tip off ) screws into the USB charger,for charging on your USB Computer Port. 3-4 hours.

I tried them the same day I received them,and also finished off my regular smokes (which I have not bought anymore up to now) when smoking the liquid nicotine warms up and gives off a (alledgedly) harmless vapour,and what appears very realistically as smoke,which can be inhaled and blown out like a normal cigarette,which is quite comforting and almost like really smoking.

There is no smell,and the nicotine can give a hit in the the back of your throat,again just like a real cigarette. Up to now i'm not finding it too difficult.the way it's designed is similar to nicotine patches ingestion of nicotine,not really much cheaper than cigarettes,and the Tips run out of Nicotine, much quicker than one would expect,which is due to extra inhaling on demand from the smoker. Up to now. As I said earlier it hasn't been too bad,no severe withdrawal symptoms,and seems to be worth carrying on with,and a bonus is,you don't have to go outside to smoke,it's accepted to smoke indoors,without upsetting the anti smokers Brigade!

Early days yet of course,but even so encouraging, I will check in again,in a week or two with an update,the longest I have ever given up smoking at any time,in a lifetime is 3 months,another failure,so this is a big challenge.

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quitting from e.cigarette is even harder imo.

i stopped smoking but just from e.cigarette now. my nicotine intake is even higher now due to the ease of usage, but on the brighter side, lesser harmful stuff

cheap e.cigarette would not work very well. a proper one gave you even better hit and drag than cigarette

Yes I see what you mean about E-Cigarettes now that I have done 2 weeks on them,there is no restriction on how much nicotine that you can injest in a day.But as you say:"lesser harmful stuff",not all of us can switch off and go Cold Turkey,so we have to start somewhere.

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What really worked for me this time,

Was an uncoordinated fall which left me unable to walk.

After surgery, I found myself in bed still not able to walk.

The hospital was non-smoking, naturally.

I gave the nurse the 5 packs of cigarettes I had just purchased and was still carrying at the time of my great fall.

That was about 4 months ago.

I can hobble around real good now.

I could have a cigarette if I wanted one.

I often do half want one, but what is the point of wasting my money, stinking up my house, just for a hit of nicotine?

And, the fingers of my left hand are no longer yellowish from the tars.

It is a lot to go through just to quit smoking,

But quitting is hard.

And in my case, VERY expensive for the surgery.

I also quit about 30 years ago.

That time I thought I was dying,

Could have sworn I was coughing up blood.

Quit smoking right away.

But kept bleeding.

Turned out it was just bleeding gums cured with proper dental care.

But I did not start smoking again until I returned to Asia.

In China, almost ALL the men smoke, and to do business you gotta smoke, and I like to smoke.

So I started smoking soon after I hit China.

You gotta drink huge amounts of alcohol if you do business with factory owners in China.

And how can you drink if you don't smoke? The two just go together like a horse and carriage.

But I have stopped now, and I hope this time this cure works.

Another bit of good advice besides falling down and breaking bones ----

Drink copious amounts of water, keep real hydrated. This helps the cravings.

Eat lots of fresh fruit. Cigarettes and fresh fruit do not go together like MaoTaiJiu and Smoking.

Drink fruit drinks without added sugar.

walk fast 5 or 10 times a day when you begin craving cigarettes.

Avoid all stress as much as possible.

Don't break up with your girlfriend.

Move in to a non smoking apartment with a bunch of Mormons or something, I mean do NOT hang around with other people who smoke.

Hope this helps.

And once you have quit,

Try not to fall down.

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Don't know if you like a beer Majic ?----but I HAD to stop having one {or 2 whistling.gif } when I finally decided to quit --as a "beer & a fag" went together--- whether I was at home -or in the pub-- took a while --but I can now go and "socialize " without the temptation of " lighting up "

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I've smoked for 35 years, tried several different ways of quitting, none worked.

Nine days ago I decided enough was enough and haven't touched a cigarette since.

Has it been easy? no, but easier than I thought it would be.

Have I been irritable? dam right I have, but I think that has now peaked.

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