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Give me your best tip that helped you stop smoking. DAY 5

 
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Evening all


Give me your best tips to stop smoking, I'm going to give a proper shot this time, reasons I've failed in the past, I never truly wanted to stop, but now the time is right.


So I smoke rolling tobacco, I like it strong, and I can smoke a cig every 30 mins in the evening, boredom thing I guess.


I know the useawal, plenty of exercise etc etc , but what helped you?
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Just stop.

Realize that smoking does nothing positive for you except for calm a nicotine craving.

it does not relieve stress, it creates it, by having to constantly keep up with a costly and smelly habit.

There is a nicotine demon inside you, separate yourself from it and start fighting it now.

Smoking has 0 pros and 100000 cons, it's just that simple.
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I had to quit drinking to quit smoking.
I looked at the smoking habits.
You know, the get in the car and light one up.
Finish dinner and light one up.
Anyone next to me lights up I have one too.
Bathroom time was a big one.
When I found a cigarette in my hand I asked if this was a nicotine fit or a habit.
If it was a real nicotine fit, I told myself ok I will wait 15 mins and if I still want one then I would fight my way thru it.
I always kept an Unopened pack of cigs around.
Fits were always worse when I knew I was out.
Clean the smoke smell from your area and get rid of all the ashtrays.
I continued to smoke pot and that helped me, but beware of increasing your intake too much.
When I knew I was free from the drug I looked back and realized that there was nothing in my life so bad that I required a cigarette to get thru it.
Empathy hurts.
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Cut off all your fingers!

Do I win a prize?
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I smoked moderately, no more than 2 packs a week on average, for about 45 years. I stopped 4 times twice for 3 months and twice for 6 months, because I just thought I should, then started back up. After I moved to the country and realized when I retired I would probably chain smoke, my mind somehow just switched and really wanted to quit......The instant I really wanted to quit all it took was the 3 days mentioned before and I never looked back once. That was 4 years ago.

It is all about really wanting to quit.
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200 mg L-theanine on an empty stomach2-3 times a day. Takes away the irritability, nervousness, anxiety plus helps focus. Doesn't make you drowsy either.

Some kind of herbal disposable vape, CBD oil vapes would probably help with damage. There are also B 12 ones that draw nicely. Or vaping different kinds of dried plant materials as a sub.

Good luck!
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I would never quit snoking.
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I hear ya. It's the friend who's always there for me. Plus it's an excuse to get away from people in social settings. My best girlfriend just quit and she is feeling bipolar...wide mood swings. Crying or ready to kill a co-worker. I think it's the lack of nicotine but it's been six months for her.

She stopped smoking after 5:00pm when her husband came home. Then she started not inhaling the cigarette. Smoking as usual, just not inhaling.

I'm quite proud of her, but if that's the mood you're in after smoking most of life, I'll take a few years off and be happier in the mind.
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Look at how old a 30 year smoker looks. If that doesn't get you to quit I dunno.
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Smoked for 25 years. Quit over 8 years ago. It was the easiest thing I've ever done. The hardest part was making the decision to do it.
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Change your job. Change your mind. Change your underwear. LOL.
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Quit cold turkey. Once you've gotten past day 3 or 4 but still vaguely remember wanting a cigarette, go directly into a bar with TONS of people smoking around you.

That's exactly what worked for me when I wanted to quit.

It's the pitfalls you REALLY have to avoid. I got trapped back into smoking by smoking a cuban cigar.
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Evening all


Give me your best tips to stop smoking, I'm going to give a proper shot this time, reasons I've failed in the past, I never truly wanted to stop, but now the time is right.


So I smoke rolling tobacco, I like it strong, and I can smoke a cig every 30 mins in the evening, boredom thing I guess.


I know the useawal, plenty of exercise etc etc , but what helped you?
 Quoting: 0000001


I smoked about two packs a day when I quit. The largest size nicotine patch replaces something more like one pack per day's worth of nicotine. So I started with 1.5 of the largest nicotine patches, and also used nicotine gum on top of that as desired. And I worked down on the patch from there to the largest, then medium then smallest before finally quitting nicotine all together. During all that time, I was able to get rid of the physical habit of holding and drawwing from cigarettes. I had previously tried, using only the largest size pack, but it did not provide enough nicotine, and it left me craving too much, so I failed. So I would use both the patch and gum together. The gum can be used when cravings break through. And like you said, you have to really be ready in your mind to quit for it to work. But this worked for me. Its been just over 6 years.
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5 hr energy


No kidding, it helped reduce the cravings and brain fog.
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If you are a hardcore smoker 3 packs and day for 30 years then you will have to start dipping.

You wont cold turkey and you wont vape it away.

It only a measure to save your lungs .

Last Edited by Shazzaam on 05/17/2019 07:05 PM
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OP, I haven't read all posts in the thread so I apologize if this tip has already been given.

I quit smoking in 1985. I used hard candy and plastic soda straws cut to the length of a cigarette. To begin with, I'd "smoke" a soda straw every other cigarette, then slowly eliminated a few actual cigarettes a day. The straw cigarettes I'd put in my mouth, "inhale" through, hold between my fingers, flip the "ashes" off the end periodically just like a real cigarette. After about a month I was off cigarettes completely. It was slow withdrawal. Relatively painless.

The hard candy was another psychological crutch to take my mind off the cigarettes between smokes. Hope this helps. I was a three pack a day smoker when I quit...but I must tell you, even to this day, I miss a cigarette with my morning coffee. Best of luck, my friend.

More than half the battle is REALLY wanting to quit.
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Put all your used cigarette butts into a glass jar with some water and put a lid on it. Each time you think about smoking, open the jar and take a big whiff of it. The smell will turn you off smoking fast.
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ewwwww

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vaping worked for me, took about 3 months.

start high nic then start lowering it down little by little to zero.
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Move to Hawai'i. A pack of cigarettes costs more than $12 and they use the tax for free quit smoking clinics.
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Cinnamon toothpicks
Red Hots
Lemon Drops

All you want, at least for the first three days.
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If you use a Bic lighter or Zippo, stop carrying it. Not even matches. You can keep your smokes with you at all times.

But when you want to smoke one you'll have to outsource help, or get creative... This will lead to you smoking less.

Some people say cold turkey, idk I still smoke.

Others say you can cut back then eventually go down to zero a day.
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05/17/2019 08:29 PM

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I can give you my husbands secret to quitting smoking...
He could only sleep sitting up and went to the doctor for a prescription renewal for some meds, unrelated to smoking. They told me to take him straight to emergency or they would call the ambulance for him.

He had carbon dioxide building up in his body from undiagnosed COPD. It came on very quickly. Over a two week period we had been trying to get him to go to the doctor and he refused. I had to trick him by telling him that they would not refill a prescription without a doctors visit.

It saved his life. The Pulmonologist told him he was an inch from going to heaven. He spent 10 days in the hospital. $85,000 dollars later and he is now on 3 liters of O2 24/7 for the rest of his life. He smoked for 50 years.

Welcome to retirement, we now spend our days going to the doctor, refilling prescriptions and he sleeps, eats, and watches tv. No traveling, or leaving him by himself whilst I visit friends.

He is my 24/7 job. I’m tired. I have never smoked. But I’m paying for him smoking.

To add to that he has several disabilities from Agent Orange.

Don’t ruin your life. Quit while you are still healthy. PLEASE!!
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I read on a stop smoking forum years ago, the guy said," just tell yourself you don't smoke". Once smoking is not an option, you will find something else (not Nicotine). That worked for me, takes a good week of suffering.
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The following are supposed to help in quitting, (I haven't had luck with any of them yet though.) :

l-theanine
niacin
chromium picolinate
gotu kola
bacopa
noopept
kratom
Mr. Happy Stack (DHA, EPA, choline, uridine)
inositol
NAC

There's science behind all of these, maybe I just haven't found the right dosage or combination.
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vape

Your lungs will clear up in a year
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I've tried vaping but it seems to make my breathing worse. I've got really bad asthma from smoking though. I also think I'm allergic to something in it.

Also, I really don't want to do the beard and man bun thing.
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Evening all


Give me your best tips to stop smoking, I'm going to give a proper shot this time, reasons I've failed in the past, I never truly wanted to stop, but now the time is right.


So I smoke rolling tobacco, I like it strong, and I can smoke a cig every 30 mins in the evening, boredom thing I guess.


I know the useawal, plenty of exercise etc etc , but what helped you?
 Quoting: 0000001


Get a cheap Bic pen. Pull the pen part out and take the little round thing out of the opposite end. Use the pen case like a cigarette, Flick it, draw from it and it keeps the movement. Worked for me. It was the action and the deep breath.
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I would try switching to American Spirits brand but their menthol tastes awful.

I heard a lot of people quit by first switching to that brand.
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I read that some Chinese laboratory made special cigarette filters made of green tea and gave them to a study group.

At the end of the study most of the participants had cut down significantly or quit.

I wish I could get a hold of some of those filters. I read it was the theanine in the filters that helped them quit, but supplementing with theanine hasn't helped me yet.
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You only need one haul.
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Switch to an additive-free cigarette and stop inhaling into your lungs. This will wean you off the nicotine over time until you quit.

Much easier than cold turkey followed by relapses.
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I read that Nicotine not only activates your acetylcholine receptors, it also activates your glutamate and opioid receptors. It also messes with your blood sugar somehow which also contributes to the addiction.

Some people think that the mao inhibitors in the cigarettes contribute to the addiction but I don't think so.