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1. Posted by Vlakvark (Budding Member 40 posts) 10y

Has anyone got suggestions on how to overcome NOT smoking on a flight which lasts 18 hours?

I do not want to quit, and I don't know how I am going to survive not having a cigarette for so long!

2. Posted by helsbells1 (Budding Member 70 posts) 10y

You can buy plastic cigerettes, you inhlae from them and they give you a small hit of Nicotene. I don't smoke but my mum does and she uses them on long flights and swears by them! They are available alongside the patches and things over here.

3. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

It IS possible, if you are VERy careful, and prepared to take the risk, to crouch on the floor in the toilet so as not to set off the smoke alarm, and JUST HAVE A FEW PUFFS. It will only work if you just a few puffs. Choose a quiet time when other passengers are not likely to be needing the toilet (eg not after drinks served) and do take along a small spray/pump-type air freshener (not gas/pressure propelled of course).

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

It's not 18 hours straight, surely? If you've coming from South Africa does the plane stop in Perth? You could have a smoke then. You could also try to sleep for as long as possible on the plane; a few drinks might knock you out. I don't know about smoking in the toilets. I believe the staff go feral if you're caught.

You could also give up smoking beforehand?

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting helsbells1

You can buy plastic cigerettes, you inhlae from them and they give you a small hit of Nicotene. I don't smoke but my mum does and she uses them on long flights and swears by them! They are available alongside the patches and things over here.

Plastic cigarettes? What a classic. Do they emit steam instead of smoke ?

6. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

Is it really that bad that you cant go without a cigarette for 1 day.I understand its a drug and an addiction but 1 day is nothing surely

7. Posted by Vlakvark (Budding Member 40 posts) 10y

I take it from your replies that you are not smokers. (Reece and James) *Hi James, how r u?*
The flight is 16 hours and I do get very agitated when not smoking. I can't stand the local flights where you're in the air for about an hour, two at most. The worst is that as soon as I have a drink, especially a beer, I want to smoke.

I should give up, but I don't think I can. Tried before and it didn't work.

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Can you buy a nicotine patch and live off that for the flight?

9. Posted by zzyzx (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Vlakvark, what's worked well for me in the past was a combination of nicotine patches and lorazepam. (See if you can get a prescription for the latter from your doctor.)

Swap the patch out somewhere between 8-12 hours into the flight, since its effectiveness will be waning by then. Lorazepam is usually dosed between 1-3mg for anxiety. 2-3mg every six hours should hold you just fine.

I wouldn't recommend drinking combined with lorazepam, however. Not unless lack of consciousness appeals to you in some way. :)

10. Posted by Jolo73 (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

LOL its Vlakvark & James again, how funny!

Righto, Im told that if you place a tissue over the plughole in the sink in the loo and blow the smoke through that (think suction) that will do it...
Otherwise watch the Allen Carr video, worked for me!