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Seventh day of not smoking, why am I still angry?

 
bushman
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12/06/2012 08:01 AM
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Re: Seventh day of not smoking, why am I still angry?
I'm really, really angry, too. i feel like I want to beat the daylights out of someone. Any theraputic techniques for this? Will it eventually subside? Thanks

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12/06/2012 08:16 AM
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Re: Seventh day of not smoking, why am I still angry?
The most addictive substance we know of is tobacco. It's more addictive than Heroin.

Nicotine is only one of thousands of phytochemicals that we've identified in tobacco. We know that it increases circulation to the brain, as well as giving people a peaceful feeling. Your body begins noticing the effect, and it builds more receptors for the drug to be sensed in the body. Now, you're starving the brain from getting it's daily chemical load, and you wonder why you feel crappy?

It's very very difficult to quit, and the tobacco companies know this. It's why tobacco is almost always adulterated with additives that focus the addiction. It makes the habit far more difficult to bring to an end.

The only people who successfully and statistically beat it are ones that do a support group, stay away from behaviors like being around smokers on break, exercise, often try using some pharmaceutical like Chantix (bad stuff really), and eat balanced meals. Otherwise, you'll trade an addiction for another. Most gain weight, which makes them go back to smoking.

One thing that will help is your clothing and your body will smell better. You'll begin to notice the pleasing smells of flowers in Summer, or a girl's perfume, or cookies baking. The tobacco aroma covered that up, and innundated you with it too. You'll be more pleasant to be around, and focusing on the positives will help you. You have to re-frame it.

I used to eat a lot of fast food for simplicity. Then I realized it was really harming me. I began to associate my habit with "pain". Using that food made me have to exercise more and made me look worse. That really helped me quit.

Try to spend some time doing some reflection. Smokers use the smoke break for a chance to unwind and for social benefit, often commiserating. Try doing some hiking in the woods. Chop some firewood. Build some fires. Sleep under the starry sky. Laying with your honey's hair piled up on your chest and being able to smell her scent adds to the wonderful affect of being able to experience life to the fullest.

Smoking like the Native American (First People) or even the people on the Frontier was rare. It was expensive. It was a treat. Smoking pure unadulterated tobacco once a month will probably not hurt you much at all. It's how often you might eat a slice of apple pie.

Smoking every day is about cutting off the flow of oxygen to your mitochondria to create ATP for energy. It ruins the filter of the alveoli in the lungs. It ruins the tastebuds. Thank God they renew themselves so all is not lose.

Good luck. Even quitting for a year will seriously help you. Don't try to quit for more than one day at a time. Some people keep a pack, and then think, "OK, one more day. I can wait one day at a time." Don't try to quit entirely for the rest of your life. Just quit for now....then learn to live in the Eternal Now.
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12/06/2012 08:19 AM
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Re: Seventh day of not smoking, why am I still angry?
I just wanna beat someone right now lol son of a bitch. Is this normal when quitting? How long does it last?
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A few months
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12/06/2012 08:22 AM
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Re: Seventh day of not smoking, why am I still angry?
I just wanna beat someone right now lol son of a bitch. Is this normal when quitting? How long does it last?
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Perfectly normal.

Don't worry. It only takes about 3 years to lose the craving.

damned
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7 months since I quit. I still think about it most days. But they're fleeting thoughts.
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12/06/2012 08:26 AM
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Re: Seventh day of not smoking, why am I still angry?
start smashing things

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