I Still Cant Give Up Smoking

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  1. Maggie Mae

    Maggie Mae Very Well-Known Member
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    There are many reasons one begins to smoke .. and quitting is not as simple as making a left turn.

    It's not just a habit ... Smoking is an ADDICTION.

    And that is why it is difficult to stop. The body becomes dependent on the nicotine.

    For some people the body demands it while for others the body desires it.

    Some people can quit "cold turkey" while others need additional help.

    The same way some people can get through life never needing an aspirin for a headache while others can't tolerate the smallest amount of discomfort without some relief.

    The first step is to truly want to stop. Without that, there is no point in going through the motions.

    If a person enjoys the taste, the smell, the motions or the head rush they are not ready to quit.

    Until they get to that point they will fail.

    It's a huge commitment to quit smoking because to quit smoking is to never pick it up again.

    Anything else is simply a pause.

    People who don't smoke have a hard time understanding all of this and never will understand it.

    Those who have never smoked need to simply listen to the smokers and non-smokers and take what they are saying at face value.

    To those of you who are trying to quit .. I wish you success.

    It's a hard road .. I know because I did it. It's been 10 years and it was the hardest thing thing I've done because kicking an addiction is a battle.
     
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  2. Joy Martin

    Joy Martin Well-Known Member
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    Oh yes, a very addictive legal drug,
     
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  3. Bill Boggs

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    Quitting was hard, maybe the hardest thing I ever did.
    But I thought then and I think now, It's a mental process.
    One has to make up his/her own mind to quit then
    develope a way to accomplish this. No one can do it for
    you. If all the remedies do not work, it is strictly up to you
    andthat is a mental process.
     
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  4. Tom Galty

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    It is a mental process.

    I smoked 40 cigs a day and tried to give up four or five times I lasted 3 days at the most.

    So In the UK tax was high but I could go to the France and buy thousands.

    Well just after Christmas was going to book the ferry to go and by some.

    Then my New Years resulation was try to give up again.

    New Years Eve had my last cig and then put the rest away.

    Never smoked since and only once for a second did I miss it.

    Think when you really want to give up you can and with no help.
     
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  5. Frank Sanoica

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    @Tom Galty
    I know a numb er of people who did just that, my Dad included. OTOH, I know a number who quit after they knew it was too late, by then having ruined their hearts which vainly tried to pump enough to get adequate oxygen.
    Frank
     
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  6. Bob Kirk

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    After 12 years of smoking quitting was easy. I was in the Navy when our 1st. son was born, an expense not really thought about before hand. At about the same time the PX raised the price of my brand name cigarette from 80 cents a carton to $1.20 a carton. The choice, keep smoking or be able to buy 15 jars of baby food for that $1.20. Seems society frowns on starving a baby so my choice to quit as I began with was easy. Baby food.
     
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    Cessation of smoking is more successful if you use the difficult, more frustrating method.

    If you try "Tapering Off" or using a "Patch", you'll soon be back to smoking full throttle again.

    There are no easy methods for permanently giving up the habit.

    The way to quit is simply to QUIT! Chilly Chicken...Cold Turkey!

    Hal, off the weed for 42 years.
     
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  8. Frank Sanoica

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    @Hal Pollner

    Got ya beat by 35 years!
    Frank
     
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