Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:24 PM
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:28 PM
I smoked, quit, smoked, quit and then after many years I finally quit and it has been over a year now this last time..
Not to mean I wouldn't like a smoke .. I just always talk myself out of it..
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:30 PM
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:35 PM
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:40 PM
i have just the thing
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:51 PM
I realize that some people cannot get rid of the habit so easily, but I find that being in a smoke free environment helps. Then, you may want to see a doctor to help you although I'm not sure. I know here in Canada, the government has specialized clinics to help people who're trying to quit smoking. Then, you can try shock therapy and visit a hospital where people are being treated for smoke related diseases. That's not a pretty tour and would definitely make a dent. Then, obvious reasons why you want to quit... well, you want to live longer, and enjoy your children and grandchildren, you're quality of life will improve significantly as well.
You can also look at running as a way of quitting... Apparently, it works! You'd think that you have to quit first, but it seems the other way around helps quitting quite well too.
Anyway, hope you keep up with the effort and don't get so disappointed.
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 01:00 PM
Although I am not an ex-smoker, I am a quitter, LOL. I am setting a quit date and after that I will no longer smoke. Aside from the health risks of smoking, it is getting way too expensive to smoke here. It is now anywhere from $6.80 to $7.00 a pack. Mainly, seriously wanting to quit is the only way. I quit for thirty days once, but it wasn't for me. I quit for my G/F as she said she wouldn't kiss me if I smelled like smoke when I got off the plane. When I got back home thirty days later, I lit up about an hour after I arrived. That was mainly because I was bored. You just have to be willing to do it and if you get the urge try chewing a piece of gum or some form of excerise to take the edge off. Before you know it, you won't crave it. So that is the approach I am going to take. Just occupy my mind with other things.....
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 01:09 PM
I believe the carcinogens etc in real bought cigs keep you addicted more than the nicotine
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 01:18 PM
i have been off cigs for about a year now i just went cold turkey
was'nt that hard tbh just will power find something that u r intressted in to take ur mind off it.
mines was recipes ...
worked a treat altho there was one down fall i put on almost 2st or 28 pounds
but ineeded it tho 6ft 2 and 9 1/2 st( 133 pounds) look better now
anway good luck
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 01:25 PM
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Posted Sun Aug 01, 2010 04:50 AM
the exchange rate of the australian dollar to the american dollar is around the $0.80c mark in your favour, but in australia a typical pack of smokes is around $15.00 thanks to our governments tax hike, that alone is a good reason to quit!! the smokes that i buy are around the $19.00 mark, i really have to quit!!
Posted Sun Aug 01, 2010 07:35 PM
you smoke while you read it, because he says a smoker who is addicted (and, let's face it, all are) can't concentrate without a ciggie, and you need to really understand it to quit.
great book. i'd read it before and gave up for a bit, but this time i took it really seriously. i took notes and everything as though i was going to take an exam on it - posted the messages that resonated with me best around the house. i've not smoked since jan since reading it again. feels great!!
Posted Sun Aug 01, 2010 07:58 PM
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Posted Mon Aug 02, 2010 09:42 AM
Haha oh well
My mum also had hypnotherapy which didnt work haha.
Posted Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:08 PM
it sounds silly when there are all these gimicks and things about, but quitting is about the mind and so it's a mental shift that's required, so even though it's not techie or amazing, it can address that most powerful bit.
Posted Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:12 PM