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Also attempting to quit at the moment…failing fantastically.
Sounds like you’re not ready. The hardest part about smoking is the psychological aspect. For me to quit it was my one and only goal… nothing else mattered. School, work, friends, etc. When you are ready you’ll hate yourself for quitting… it will feel like the whole world (and even God) is against you. Give yourself 1 year where it is the only thing you plan to accomplish… and realize that you’ll continue to think about cigarettes for the rest of your life.
When I quit I had 2 cartons left. I tried to buy the gum and my credit card was declined… so I quit cold turkey. I intend to smoke again as soon as I hit 70 yrs old so throw your butts away! The only common thing which helped me was exercise… I would jump on my bike every time I couldn’t take it anymore and I would ride until I didn’t want a cigarette anymore (sometimes like 20 miles).
It will be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do in your life… and you will be able to breathe again. Good Luck.
Just browse all the resources and watch all the videos on whyquit.com
As understanding comes, you will quit. It might take a while, but it’s inevitable — it becomes obvious that there is no reason not to quit, every reason to quit, and that it is quite possible to do. The whole problem is twofold — physical addiction and psychological brainwashing. You have to commit completely to quitting by yourself, of your own will, which means overcoming the psychological brainwashing. This is not a one-time event, because each choice to smoke involves completely stretching your beliefs to the point where you think this thing that is bad for you is actually worth doing. Trying to overcome the full depth of the addictive mindset is useless on your own, but I know a good link to a site that can help you see through enough of the deadly illusions, if you can choose to keep reading there until it sticks — maybe a day, maybe a month. And that site is this: http://whyquit.com/
It may seem like they’re taking a hardcore approach that is not necessary, that maybe one of the fluffy approaches like the government pushes or random support groups suggest would be easier — but it’s not true, because relapse rate is incredibly high with most of those things. You just need something guaranteed to work, which this is — the associated discussion forum only allows posts from people who quit successfully and never relapsed, so every bit of information you can pick up there is the truth of how someone quit — which is incredibly rare around this subject.
Anyway, I know this might seem like advice like any other, and I hope you actually delve into that site until you realize that it isn’t. This is the way out.
Well, Heather, I have to admit that smoking is one of my greatest prejudices, because of the way smokers have behaved in the past toward non-smokers.
Here is my humble opinion, for what it’s worth: I think it is bad for anyone to smoke. I think it is 10 times worse for a woman to smoke. When I was younger and unattached, I would sometimes see very pretty girls . . . I thought they were really hot until they lit up a cigarette. They might as well have been chewing fresh dog poop! I find the habit both filthy and disgusting: the smoke permeates a smoker’s clothes and hair, and the nicotine oozes out of a smoker’s pores. Some heavy smokers I’ve encountered had the breath of a corpse–they smelled as if they’d been dead about two weeks!
I knew that if I ever got serious about a girl who smoked, that her smoking would become a bone of contention, so I resolved to not date girls who smoked. Once you’ve lived with smokers, e.g., parents, you resolve that you will never, ever be put into that position again.
So, Heather, I hope that you can kick this habit–for good! It is something that does not become women, and it will drive off about 80 percent of the men. Stop paying the cigarette companies to kill you, and enjoy fresh and clean surroundings once again!
have you ever read articles about smoking harms?have ever checked smoking links:
check them as soon as possible
Find the allen carr easyway to stop smoking book, DVD, or attend one of the sessions. Stop smoking forever. it is that simple. research his book online if you have any doubts.
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