SRS quitting cigarettes cold turkey

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  1. Human Being

    Human Being New Member

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    I'm trying to come up with a way to quit. How hard is it just stop? I've tried, many times before, but I get to about day 4 or 5, and just give in, or get so crazy frustrated I end up buying a pack.

    Just wanna know how hard cold turkey is, and some ideas to help. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
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    this sucks, i've gone about 36 hours or so without and i feel like shit.
     
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    how long have u been smoking for? what kind of cigs? how many a day?
     
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    7 years, at least a pack a day, Camel lights or turkish golds
     
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    i'm freezing and my hands are still sweaty. The next week can't go by fast enough
     
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    It takes about 3 days for nicotine to get out of your system. So after that, the craving is pretty much just from a form of habit. You've been smoking for 7 years, so it's hard to break that habit. Try to distract yourself. Also buy some suckers and when you crave a cigarette, suck on one of those instead. Or if you are just used to having something between your fingers, use a pencil as a replacement.

    It's very hard to quit cold turkey. My suggestion would be to buy those nicotine patches. I know a few people that had an easier time to quit using the patches, instead of cold turkey. Yes, it's kind of expensive but if you think about it... you'd be saving money in the long run because you won't be buying cigarettes anymore.
     
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    cool, i smoked reds for about 6 years a pack a day, on bad days more and quit cold turkey. at the end of the day its about two things in my opinion. 1. having the complete and utter desire to do so. 2. realizing how amazing the power of the mind is and realizing that if you want to you can overcome anything. if you think that you need it or its addictive or can't live w/o it then chances are you wont ever quit. if you believe that you can do it and completely believe that you have the will and strenght to do so its really easily done.
     
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    got the same shit, its defnitely tough to weather, but they'll go away
     
  9. Mmm turk golds. I have been trying to quit off/on for the past month or two and I am still smoking. I have a pack of turk golds on my desk right now. :hs:
     
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    dont think thats helping.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Lol sorry.

    You can do it. Don't smoke. :o If you want to smoke just chew on a plastic fork, thats what I've been trying recently...I know it sounds stupid. :o
     
  12. Human Being

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    :bowdown: Thanks guys

    My GF has been helping big time. She bought me a huge bag of jolly ranchers and mentos gum. I never woulda thought that helped, but it really does. The hardest thing is the actual habit of smoking. I get bored, I smoke. I eat, then I smoke. I drink a beer, I smoke. I gotta find some distractions. I may be playing a lot of golf and guitar hero for a while.
     
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    so ive made it 1 week and 2 days. This has sucked, but it is getting easier. I don't get the sweaty hands as much, but the craving are getting intense.
     
  15. Good luck, keep working at it. It will all be worth it in the end. No more need to have to smoke such a bad thing.

    You are a much better quitter than I.
     
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    today is 15 days, i feel great!
     
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    fucking nice! hows it going? have the cravings subsided a little? sweats, etc, as often as u can througout the day u really gotta give urself props and think of how proud u are of doing this and think about all the negative shit you've left behind in doing this, thats key
     
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    my hands still get sweaty, but for the most part, the cravings are at least barable. nothing a stick of gum can't handle. i am proud, this time a month ago, never thought i'd be this far
     
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    no need to get doctors involved, I'm doing much better than I expected
     
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    today is day 23 :wiggle:
     
  21. Congrats!! Keep it up. It's all worth it in the end. :)
     
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    I was told to quit do to surgery. Ended up getting the nicorett gum and it works. It was on the 2nd day that I had bad cravings (I was drinking). After that I was all set.
     
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    i smoked about 5 years, quit cold turkey. as Muddy Waters says, its all about having the desire to quit. I felt like shit and was sick of ciggies, so i didn't find it too hard. Best decision i ever made, you feel 110% after a few weeks.
     
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    i feel amazing. I've been playing basketball and walking golf courses and I can already tell how much my lungs have improved. It's been 32 days, or so. Another awesome thing, I lost count of days
     
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    congrats man I am on day 7..never thought I would make it this far, the last couple days were rough....
     

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