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1. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 10y

I dont know why I am posting this. Maybe I need some advice. Anyway, I quit smoking. I dont have anything against smokers, but I have been wanting to quit for awhile. It has been over a week and I am feeling ok about it. I tried the patch for a few days but it made me feel nasueous so its cold turkey from here on out. I was wondering if any of you TP'ers have quit smoking and had any advice. I even had drinks the other day and didnt have a cigarette. Oh I quit smoking cigarettes if you were wondering.

Any advice is welcomed. Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Fantastic stuff

When I gave up I found it easier when I changed my routine, as smoking was more of a habbit than an addiction for me.
Keep up the good work, and put the money you would be spending on the fags into a jar or bank account, you soon find out that you have enough to go on a holiday.

All the best and keep the lungs clean ;)

3. Posted by nvbirdman (Budding Member 42 posts) 10y

Good for you. Some people are lucky, after a few weeks they lose all desire for a cigarette. Other people never lose the desire. I hope you're one of the lucky ones. I quit just to see if I had the willpower to do it. It was tough at first, but after a little while I just never wanted another one. By the way, I quit back in August of 1977.

4. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Quoting Guinness

All the best and keep the lungs clean ;)

And thank you for keeping our lungs clean too.

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Oh, congratulations, Lisa. ;)

Well done, and keep it up.

6. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

thats awesome. really, im psyched for you. i think the only advice i can give you is not to give up. i think many people's downfall is when they break and smoke a cig and then just say 'oh well' and keep smokin. if you cheat and light one up, keep tryin.. if you do that, then i guarantee you can shake it for good. take care!

7. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 10y

I think the first three days were physically difficult because of the withdrawals but after that it has been this mind game. I have this dream where everyone is smoking around me. My boyfriend father smokes like a chimney and I notice daily so many people are smoking around me. I agree that I do not want to smoke anymore and that I have to cut off smoking like a bad boyfriend. Ha ha. It is a battle of wills. Now I cant stop eating. I feel like I am trading one bad habbit for another.

Thank you all for the kind words. It feels good to have my tastebuds back and to have clean smelling hair for once.

8. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 10y


as smoking was more of a habbit than an addiction for me

For me it is both an addiction and a habbit. The thought of quitting was really difficult. Like losing a loved one. I know that sounds terrible but it gave me all these anxities. I agree that is is a battle of wills and I have to be conscious of for the rest of my life.

Thanks Hien, nvbirdman, and Evan for your encouragement. It was really great to read your comments and I will take all the advice that I can get.


9. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Coco - any update???

10. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

That's terrible.

I didn't even know that you smkoed. I inisit that you start smoking again, so i can then try and force you to stop smoking.

As somebody that's never tried a cigarette in their life, i can't offer any specific advice, but will just say very best of luck and congratulations.

TIP: Start drinking lots more to compensate. If you used to go out of work for a cigarette break, go instead for a whiskey break