Originally Posted by Tyson Fury
Today, marks day 7 for me. I've now gone a full week without smoking tobacco. I feel sooooooooo much better both physically and mentally. My wallet feels heavier too! I just wanted to create a thread where people who smoke or used to smoke can talk to other people about all the pitfalls of smoking.
This past week has proven to be difficult I admit, but nowhere near as difficult as I'd thought It'd be. If there are any smokers on here who want to quit, feel free to come on to this thread to talk about ideas and ways of quitting. For some, its more difficult than others but with the right support and smoking aids anyone can quit.
Theres no health benefits AT ALL for smoking. The only thing thats keeping you hooked is the nicotine. If you look at this objectivly and logically, all you have to do is replace the nicotine. People like to have a cigarette to help calm nerves etc. There is NO medical evidence to support this. Its all in your mind and the cigarette acts like a Placebo.
Wehn you look at things in this was like I did, you will hopefully, like me, feel stupid for smoking something that has no health benfits and pretty much just gives you cancer. I'm not getting mugged off by nicotine and cigarettes anymore.
This thread is for ex-smokers who can lend advice and current smokers who are looking to quit, any other advice or help from any other memeber is greatly welcomed.
Lets help each other!!
Not necessarily. Obviously there's no reason a cigarette should help you if you're a non smoker, but if you are a smoker, your body gets used to the daily nicotine income and it does "help" you if you get your cig, because your body gets its needed nicotine. All of it can be prevented by not smoking/quitting though.
My dad quit a month ago after I think 20 something years of smoking. I never cared for his smoking too much, he's a grown man and if he wants to smoke, so be it, but I was in a good mood all day after I heard he quit.
I'm sort of a passive smoker myself. I don't consider myself addicted to nicotine, I could easily not smoke and wouldn't feel any withdraw effects, I usually smoke in the weekends anyway. Funny, cause I actually do it, because I enjoy the process itself. I have no idea why, something about going out with some friends and talking while blowing the shit out of your lungs.