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yay finally quit the smokes!!

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so..ive quit smoking the good old cold turkey way.i had a 40 a day habit,so my first day was horrid,really tough,i was like a bear with a sore head.second day was not too bad,a few urges,but they pass… Read More
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
so..ive quit smoking the good old cold turkey way.i had a 40 a day habit,so my first day was horrid,really tough,i was like a bear with a sore head.second day was not too bad,a few urges,but they passed.then got to the third day i was climbing the walls totally freaking out..hot and cold flushes and really missing it bad,so i rolled a smoke went into the toilet and stood there,fag in mouth and lighter lit up in front of me,took a long pause saw sense and decided to chuck the fag down the loo.glad i did..now i'm on the 4th day,not felt like a smoke all day not even a little.so feeling more optimistic.
has anyone else here quit,let me hear your story.could use some advice and support or tips how to keep the urges under control.what worked for you?
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Well done. I did it years ago, best decision ever.

When you get to 21 days, you will have forgotten the habit.

I would suggest taking up some sort of hobby / activity, even if only temporary for a few weeks e.g knitting, wood carving, model making
#2
iglimpse

When you get to 21 days, you will have forgotten the habit.

oh so the urges do eventually go away...thank god!!
people told me before that you never lose the urge to smoke,it always made me scared of quitting.
banned#3
well done mate
#4
The urges is the nicotene addiction, you sound like you are coping well with this.

Still got to consider what you do with your hands, break the cycle of lighting up at regular times of the day. That's why I suggested a hoby that keeps your hands busy.

Too many people make the mistake of reaching for food as a substitute...........not a good idea.
#5
well done keep going. Your start feeling the benefit of giving up breathing etc and extra cash in the pocket. keep going you are doing really well to get to day 4.
#6
well done! I gave up 8 months ago and feel better in myself and in my bank!

Changing my morning routine helped me break my 1st one of the day, I used to get up, make a cuppa the sit outside for a ciggy, then get showered, dressed etc. I found that just by showering immediately on waking, then busying myself with jobs around the house stopped the habit of wanting a smoke.
Whenever I got the urge to smoke I took a deep breath, inhaling really deeply and slowly and told myself no.
I never had a packet in the house for emergencys ( I know some folk do )
I started to notice the awful smell my smoking friends had about them and that felt awful that I must have smelt like that to a non smoker.
Keep it up though its early days yet......well worth it in the end :)
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jimbojet76
iglimpse
When you get to 21 days, you will have forgotten the habit.
oh so the urges do eventually go away...thank god!!people told me before that you never lose the urge to smoke,it always made me scared of quitting.

It doesn't go away..... but the urges lessen over time. You've a long way to go before you can really claim "I've quit" but its great that you've already seen the benefits, which will increase as you go. Good luck with your endevours.
#8
Just wanted to say well done and keep going.

Like others have said it helps to change your routine. I really want to give up myself but it's really scarey, I've given up in the past even went for about 18 months without a ciggy, went for a drink one night and ended up having one!!! Talked myself into thinking I can have one or two and it won't hurt!!! Wrong!! gradually back up to 20 aday.
banned#9
This thread caused my man to light up :(
#10
yay you :) well done
#11
Congratulatons - Well Done
#12
Congratulations, now you will notice all those who smoke and smell terrible as you pass them in the shops. I gave up a long time ago then became addicted to wine gums.
#13
Congrats! I managed to do it the same way you are doing it and am now 2 and a half years clean as it were!

I tried to quite several times before but my heart just wasn't in it, one piece of advice I would say is that don't ever think it's ok just to have one or just a puff of one. I haven't have 1 single drag of a ciggie since the day I quit and I think that helped a lot. Most smokers I know who have tried to quit always end up "just having this one, then I will carry on quiting" well sorry but if you have a smoke you have not quit, plus it makes it worse as you have to start the whole horrible process again.

I don't get cravings anymore but still occasionally think about it, at my birthday recently I really fancied a cigar but I think that was more tradition then a craving and I soon forgot about because I knew it would be a bad idea.
#14
Congratulations, now you will notice all those who smoke and smell terrible as you pass them in the shops. I gave up a long time ago then became addicted to wine gums.


For me it was sugar free polos lol (seemed like a good substitute without putting on weight!)
#15
Well done op (_;) .......why dont you get a pot and everyday put the money in that you would usually of spent on cigs, then when you get any urges go and count the money, that will give your more of an incentive to carry on , seeing how much money your saving and will keep your hands busy , lol.........keep it up and good luck !
#16
shopstilldrops
Well done op (_;) .......why dont you get a pot and everyday put the money in that you would usually of spent on cigs, then when you get any urges go and count the money, that will give your more of an incentive to carry on , seeing how much money your saving and will keep your hands busy , lol.........keep it up and good luck !


Great Idea I did this and every now and then treated myself to reward me for being a good boy. As mentioned get something to keep your hands busy. Niquitin do a tangle thing that you twist about. I think you can still get them from http://smokefree.nhs.uk/quit-tools/quit-kit/#nogo

http://www.tanglemania.fr/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Nicquitine-CQ-150x150.jpg
#17
Good job keep it up! Take 1 day at a time and don't give up.
#18
simplyjimbo
shopstilldrops
Well done op (_;) .......why dont you get a pot and everyday put the money in that you would usually of spent on cigs, then when you get any urges go and count the money, that will give your more of an incentive to carry on , seeing how much money your saving and will keep your hands busy , lol.........keep it up and good luck !


Great Idea I did this and every now and then treated myself to reward me for being a good boy. As mentioned get something to keep your hands busy. Niquitin do a tangle thing that you twist about. I think you can still get them from http://smokefree.nhs.uk/quit-tools/quit-kit/#nogo

http://www.tanglemania.fr/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Nicquitine-CQ-150x150.jpg


yeah i'm using the money i save to put towards my new car,thanks all for your responses and support :)
#19
Unfortunately this means you will live longer
#20
don't think you have actually quit yet tbh. its only been 4 days. but good luck

last time i stopped smoking for a year, it was after reading the book by Allen Carr. That's the thing that worked best for me...have tried nic cig, gum, patch, etc
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Slash
don't think you have actually quit yet tbh. its only been 4 days. but good luck

last time i stopped smoking for a year, it was after reading the book by Allen Carr. That's the thing that worked best for me...have tried nic cig, gum, patch, etc


I quit homosexuality from reading a book by Alan Carr.

BFN,

fp
#22
lol..i know its only 4 days slash m8,but i have a good feeling this time,i want this badly,for the sake of my kids...i also have a copy of alan carrs book if i find it getting tougher :)

update: still not smoking :D

Edited By: jimbojet76 on Sep 26, 2010 00:07: update

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