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Old 03-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Stop Smoking Thread.

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!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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!!
Yah I've always wondered why people smoke. I tried...didn't like it although I enjoy a fine cigar on special occasions. I'd say at one point 80% of my friends all smoked due to peer pressure. I for one never caved in...now they're all hooked. Good for you mate! It's a drug really...a legalized one. We had an account with a tobacco company before and you know what their annual ad budget was...seven figures. Ridiculous how much they make at the cost of peoples' lives. Come to think of it I wonder if there are MMA fighters who smoke cigarettes. That would be a funny contradiction.

You just need to stay away from alcohol now cuz I hear it's almost impossible to steer away from smoking + drinking. Or condition your mind to think of something heinous everytime you look at a cigarette. IE: A fat obese lady with a hole in her throat or that GILF (Grandma I Love TO F***) from King Pin sticking out her tongue with a cigarette, lungs filled with tar, black gums, or yourself as an old wrinkled grandpa with a coarse voice...haha. Yah I dislike cigs...
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One of the guys on TUF(not this season) smoked daily. It looked ridiculous.

I pretty much quit. I still have a cig here and there when I am drinking but I am trying to get away from that as well.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Cigarettes have become a very social norm. Even my friends that never smoked will bum a cigarette when me and the others would be out smoking and talking.
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Quit 3 and a half years ago. Only advice I can give, is it genuinely does get easier so keep at it. For 6 months/a year, put away every single penny you'd spend on cigs, in a jar, and don't count it/look at it until the 6 months of year are up. It's amazing. Then buy yourself something purdy, makes it all worthwhile.
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I just hit 3 years smoke free....I smoked for almost 10 years. Camel Wide menthol's..... I want one everyday but not to the point where I would go buy a pack.
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I recently fell back in the hole - and I'm hating myself for it...

I quit for almost six months and then I get drunk and start again in my hungover state

Hoping to catch the flu, that helped me last time around So far I've been strategic to minimize my smoking, I've put the cigs on the top shelf in one of my kitchens closets and I've put the ashtray out on my balcony - just to make smoking as inconvenient as possible for myself. I'm down to 4-5 a day, which is a BIG improvement

Hoping to quit by the end of the week
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This is the 3rd time I have quit. Every time I quit I always fall back into it when I start partying.
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This is the 3rd time I have quit. Every time I quit I always fall back into it when I start partying.
This seems to be my downfall as well - I have alot of friends who smoke, especially when we're drinking :/
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