SRS quitting cigs v.dayone

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  1. North§tar

    North§tar Guest

    So I finally decided that it was time that I seriously stop smoking. It's only been going on for a year, but lately, I've been feeling like shit.

    So, here goes day one. 7 more hours and it'll be the easiest first day ever for me.
     
  2. Furner

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    i just quit a few weeks ago, i used a little of the nicorette gum to help. i smoked for about a year, and i was in the same boat as you.
    for what its worth, i think the gum helped me. i bought a 40 piece pack for $28, and it helped me through the rough times when i really felt like i needed a smoke. they say to chew 9 pieces a day for the first two weeks, but i made the 40 pieces last 3 weeks, and they did me really well.
     
  3. North§tar

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    That's awesome.

    But I really want to try and do this on my own; I'd feel weak-minded if I wasn't able to quit on my own. So far, hasn't been as bad when I've tried before.
     
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    i dont really smoke, i sometimes bummed smokes off friends during the school year. I bought my first pack about a week ago, and I've since decided that I'm never buying another pack. I dont want to start this shit
     
  5. North§tar

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    so far, so good. no cravings yet, but i'm ready for 'em
     
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    How you holdin' up? Good Luck! :big grin:

    Thinking about quitting, myself... but I can't really motivate myself.
     
  7. sardonicism

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    I recently quit by using the patch. In the meantime, I've been jogging for about an hour a night and working out dilligently. I also watch what I eat, because I've experienced weight gain when I quit before.

    Good luck.
     
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    did you make it or what? im starting today
     
  9. North§tar

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    update. still going strong. cravings are pretty terrible :(


    but, i just keep thinking about my health.
     
  10. Skeletor

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    I've been smoking about 1-2 packs a week since I was 15. I'm 19 right now. cliffs at bottom.

    The last one I had was at around 1 or 2 AM last night, (it's almost 8PM right now)... I feel like my case is different than most smokers who successfully quit though. I regularly go a couple days a week without a cigarette just fine, but when I get cravings around friends or if I'm walking down a dark street at night, I get them super bad... to me the cigarette isn't just something to feed a craving but it gives me something to do with my hands and mouth that really eases my nerves when they're up... I usually only smoke a couple per day when I can't stand to wait any longer, then on nights that I drink I smoke a lot more. I don't think it will be hard for me to quit smoking when I'm having some beers with the guys, that's actually when I crave them a lot less. For me it's just those idle times where I'm doing something outside that is relatively low activity but will take a certain amount of time (walking my dog, walking to the store a few blocks away, etc)... I just can't see myself walking down the street without a smoke in my hand at least in one direction... It's just what I've done for the past 4 years. Outside of such situations, I don't really care about smoking.

    Anyways, last january I had my jaw wired shut for a month and went without smoking just fine... Once it came off I went right back, not because I had a huge craving, but just because I've been telling myself (oh, well one pack a week isn't very much so it doesn't matter). I just want to be independant from such substances which is why I'm quitting. I'm sure I can do it, it will just be hard at times.


    Cliffs: don't read any of that.
     
  11. Skeletor

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    over two weeks and still bad cravings? that sucks. Don't worry dude, it will get better.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    day 1, not stressing it so far... I think it's all about state of mind... I'm sure in a few days I'll be nuts over it though :noes: finals coming up this week too.
     
  13. Skeletor

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    day 2, 40 hours since my last one.... Cravings aren't too bad and I took my dogs for a walk (which is the main time I smoke other than in social settings), chewed a piece of gum, and enjoyed the walk a lot... I think quitting will be easier than I had imagined. :coold:
     

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