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    Given Up Smoking Any Tips!

    Hey guys,

    Well I bit the bullett and have given up smoking today , I started with a 24hr patch this morning and have already gone through two packets of wrigleys extra lol, I did also try the smokers gum but god it tastes like im chewing tabbacco,
    Well half the day gone and im going strong!
    Any tips from you guys to stop me pulling out what little hair i have left wouldnt go a miss lol

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    i quit smoking using this

    Stop Smoking with Allen Carr

    and well done for getting half a day done

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    Chop your hands off.
    [ Not had a ciggi for 11 years - and boy I do get a craving every so often ]

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    Get a scary other half who can sniff tobacco smoke hours later. Worked for me without any other aids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Chop your hands off.
    [ Not had a ciggi for 11 years - and boy I do get a craving every so often ]
    you mean to say I am going to get cravings 11 years later argggh lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopBanana View Post
    you mean to say I am going to get cravings 11 years later argggh lol
    Yes you will - even talking about it now makes me want to go out and spark up. Terrible isn't it !!

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    Quit with someone else..

    Start exercising, it will be hard at first but within the first month you will notice how much more energy you have.

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    I gave up 10 years ago and it was the best move I ever made.

    I used patches and followed the course at the required strength for the number of weeks on the packet. I/we had already banned smoking in the house and the car so that helped too as we weren't having visitors smoke in the house.

    I found that what I needed to do was to try and avoid key smoking times and deliberately do something else instead, so, instead of going and having a ciggy as soon as I got up, I would go and make a cuppa and then go for a shower thus taking my mind off of what I would have been doing. Instead of having one straight after a meal, I'd go and wash up, again, avoiding that cigarette and also breaking up the habitual cigarette.

    I also avoided situations whereby I would smoke lots ie the pub. I stopped going out for quite a while so avoided the urge to smoke in the pub (also helped save me some money).

    I think the key here is that in order to give yourself the best chance, you need to make some key lifestyle changes (even if only temporary ... the pub).

    You've made the first (and often hardest) move. Good luck, I promise you that you won't regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    Quit with someone else..

    Start exercising, it will be hard at first but within the first month you will notice how much more energy you have.
    both me and the other half have given up today and are sharing updates with each other over msn lol she is currently clawing at her desk while i am now sucking on mint humbugs purchased from our counter charity selection lol

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    Me and the other half gave up January 1st 2010 (New years resolution). We both had our last ones together at a new years eve party. It was tough for the first couple of months but neither of us have relapsed and we rarely think about it.


    I found that not going outside at the pub helped, I also started playing 6-a-side 2-3 times a week.
    We also quit without any help (patches or otherwise). We just went cold turkey, that was hard.

    It will be tough, at times it will be awful but it gets easier every day, I promise.

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    In the first week count the hours and not the days since the last one. Just think to yourself I have managed ie 6 hours if I really want one I will wait another hour and so on. BUT you don't have have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    In the first week count the hours and not the days since the last one. Just think to yourself I have managed ie 6 hours if I really want one I will wait another hour and so on. BUT you don't have have it
    i sat through a horrible 20 min craving in the last hour that was hard until i decided to post so mabye talking about it on here has also help , I made also have made the effort to bin all astrays and lighters this morning before work and in a random bin on the way to work so i dont even think about fishing them out when i get home lol

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    I gave up smoking 5 years ago, I used patches but quit in 6 weeks, 2 weeks at each strength of patch.

    I used sugar free polos to aid me, every time I felt like a cig I would have a polo intead, once you quit the polos are easy to kick.

    5 years later I feel as if I have never wanted a cig, I don't get any cravings, not even if I stand next to someone who is smoking.

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    Get a crack pipe and start on that instead, you'll be off tobacco in no time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    Get a crack pipe and start on that instead, you'll be off tobacco in no time!
    pmsl had crossed my mind fella

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