SRS I'm trying to quit smoking.

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  1. superduperjoejo

    superduperjoejo Ballin' on a Budget

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    I've only been smoking regulalry for about six months. Before that, I'd go to the bars and get smashed and smoke, but I never did it outside of that. Then I started dating this girl that was a smoker and it was pretty easy to get into the habit of smoking with her. The next thing I knew, I was smoking more than her. Currently I'm at about 1-pack+ a day.

    I've only been smoking for six months, so I figured I would be able to just drop it cold turkey. I made it my New Year's resolution to quit after promising my little sister I would, but all day long I've been craving a cig so I caved in and bought a pack. Apparently, cold turkey is going to take a hell of a lot more will power than I have at this current moment. I've got questions about the patch and other methods I've heard. Does the patch completely kill the cravings? And how do I deal with the need to have a cig in my hand? Now its just natural to me to having a cig when I'm driving or on break at work or just shooting pool at the bar. Any suggestions and/or support will be more than welcome.
     
  2. bluesphx

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    I started on the patch yesterday. I caved once and bummed a cig. It helps with the physical cravings and side effects but doesnt help with the actual act of smoking. I use snack foods and toothpicks and gum to help with that. Its not easy, but it will happen eventually. Good luck to you man. Keep at it.
     
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    My dad used Menthol Halls cough drops, Fisherman's Friends, and Big Red gum to quit smoking.
     
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    i killed tupac New Member

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  5. basOOna

    basOOna New Member

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    I'm on the Menthol Halls right now man, I'm on my second day of not smoking.

    I grabbed a beer at the local store to see if I can live in a world without cigarettes and I have to say, I'm not holding up too well.

    I stopped smoking hash every day almost 2 weeks ago, haven't smoked since, so I thought I'd give normal ciggies a try, but I tells ya: I'm cravin'!!!
     

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