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Quitting Smoking tomorrow after 6 years.

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Good choice.

 

I have had friends that use that medicine that makes you sick as hell if you smoke with some success.

 

 

Medicines like this do work. However, the huge problem with them is you have to actually take them for them to work. If you're addicted to ciggys and want them bad enough, all you have to do is stop taking the medicine

 

 

also, at the end of the day you are going to react differently to withdrawing from nicotine than anyone else. While it's good your family members were able to quit cold turkey, things may be different than you. This has nothing to do with your manliness, simply your genetic makeup. 

 

Good luck sir, and stay strong. 

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Medicines like this do work. However, the huge problem with them is you have to actually take them for them to work. If you're addicted to ciggys and want them bad enough, all you have to do is stop taking the medicine

 

 

also, at the end of the day you are going to react differently to withdrawing from nicotine than anyone else. While it's good your family members were able to quit cold turkey, things may be different than you. This has nothing to do with your manliness, simply your genetic makeup. 

 

Good luck sir, and stay strong. 

 

I know what you mean. I've quit for 4 months before. I get anxious, irritable, and foggy-headed for a good 3 days. My head feels hot, if that makes sense. I know whats coming and i know things to help it. I'm just looking forward to the long-term sustainability.

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I smoked for many years, yep I was with that cool crowd in middle school smoking cigs. Anyway I recently quit cold turkey( Easter Sunday). I got super stressed over some bullshit at work and didn't wanna be a bum so I went and bought a pack after not smoking for 3 weeks.. Dropped them again about 75 hours ago cold turkey.

I chew gum now when I get the urge to have one. I also like the verbiage " I don't smoke" vs "I can't have a smoke".

Anyway after 3 days the physical is gone and should be less for you since you we're down to 1 anyway.

You will eventually have a stressful moment in your life where your natural reaction to it will be to oh poo I need to smoke a cig. Fug that noise! Don't cave under those circumstances and you'll make it. Learn to deal with stress and other triggering situations without a cig, hard to do but not impossible if your determined.

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Made it all year and relapsed about a month ago.  So Rum, i'll start tommorrow with you.  Huddle pact?! 

 

I got 3 ports left and i'm done.  Lets go!

 

I smoked my last cigarette last night. I'm in.

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Have a friend who's kind of an expert on how to quit smoking.

(he does it on a regular basis)

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Smokers, in general, are nasty and inconsiderate.

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^ Oh, you're one of those "It's OUR air too SIR" kind of people....

 

But haven't smoked all day. Feel good besides sudden urges to punch people in the face.

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If everyone switched from tobacco to marijuana the world would be all rainbows and lollipops... 

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Smokers, in general, are nasty and inconsiderate.

 

You sound like a born again breather

^ Oh, you're one of those "It's OUR air too SIR" kind of people....

 

But haven't smoked all day. Feel good besides sudden urges to punch people in the face.

 

Yeah, and I had class tonight...

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Born again breather?

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Some one who quit smoking and became a militant non smoker

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Your 94 yr old grandmother is a rare exception, and I'm sure you know that. Have you ever seen anyone in the late stages of lung cancer? It is horrible.  Keep that image in mind...will help remind you why you are doing this.

 

Use nicotine gum if you need to.  Otherwise use sugar free gum and hard candies to keep your mouth busy.

 

Have a plan to use when stressed.

 

Exercise is great.  Also, do some meditation.  Meditation breathing can be a great help when cravings hit.

 

Hoping the best for you.  It is a very tough thing to do.  Congrats on making the decision. You sound like you will make it.

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