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11. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

I quit smoking completely about 6 months ago, having cut down from 20 a day to 10 a day about a year and a half ago.

I feel a bit righteous saying this in a way but I can't believe how much it changed my life - saved loads of money, colours and tastes are brighter, my head is clearer - it is so worth it, and it's so difficult to see why when you are smoking (I smoked for about 12 years).

12. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting coco-chloe

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.

In fact that is precisely what is happening, after a few days, you don't need the physically cigarettes anymore. After this point it is only in the mind. If you had moments that you always took a cigarette (after eating, behind the computer etc.), you might feel the urge to take a cigarette at those moments. Try to develop a new habit (doesn't have be candy) for these moments, and it makes it easier to don't get the impluse, you want a cigarette.

Keep it up !!

13. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 9y

I quit on Dec. 29 of this year. So far so good! If you find yourself struggling, you might want to pick up a book called "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking" by Alan Carr. It's a lot of common sense, but it worked for me after many failed attempts. At this point, I find it disgusting again, which I think is a good step towards not wanting to restart.

The big test will be the next time I go travelling. That was always when I used it as a crutch the most.

14. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Smoking is the absolute worst thing that people can do for their health. Giving up is such a good thing to do.

I smoked in my late teens and early 20's (about 15 years ago now - yikes!), and was smoking up to a packet a day.

I gave up "cold turkey" and haven't had one since.

The trick I found helpfull was to view the cigarettes as your "enemy" and that it was either a "you win, or they win" battle.

The first few days were hell....I was waking up in the middle of the night dying for a smoke....but that eventually went.

Take it a day at a time, then week, then a month, and so on. Start exercising/jogging at the same time, so that you have a healthy hobby to pursue. You will feel bad on your first few runs; you can't run much as your fitness is shot, but watching and tracking your improvements proved a fantastic way for me to stay off the smokes.

Really, when you smoke you are committing slow motion suicide.

15. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting john7buck

I quit on Dec. 29 of this year. So far so good! If you find yourself struggling, you might want to pick up a book called "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking" by Alan Carr. It's a lot of common sense, but it worked for me after many failed attempts. At this point, I find it disgusting again, which I think is a good step towards not wanting to restart.

The big test will be the next time I go travelling. That was always when I used it as a crutch the most.


Keep it up, John! It's good to hear that you're still out of it! ;)

And I think you mean Dec. 29 of LAST year.

16. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Coco - any update???

Yeah, Lisa, any update? I hope you're still doing well there! :)

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