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association dunno if i spelled that right

  • 12-08-2007 6:23pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 89 ✭✭

    ok my problem is........ i have been smoking for 3 years now..... planning on giving up 1st september..... thinking bout it for months and like not smoking doznt bother me.... i know i can handle the cravings and things like that (had an ed ignoring cravings was second nature)
    the thing that is really gonna get me is that i associate smoking with some of the best times in my life and every single ciggarette i have it reminds me of something in my past (ex boyfriends/good times with friends/holidays/my grandad) and its jus gonna be that that i will miss....

    i jus realised how stupid that sounded.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,022 ✭✭✭ali.c

    you could try reading allen carrs easy way to stop smoking? He has a chapter i think on dealing with assosiations.
    Anyways when you enjoyed those times in the past, you enjoyed them in spite of being a smoker not because of being a smoker. If that makes sense. they were obv some happy memories but if you had been a non smoker at the time i am sure you also would of enjoyed them.

    Dunno if thats any help tbh, just my 2c worth

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭missmatty

    Funny, alot of the happy memories I have would have been even happier if i hadn't had a fag in my mouth for them......:o

    Like when smoking on holidays, i had much less energy. I slept more but didn't wake refreshed.

    So anyway I smoked a load with some red wine on Sunday night and ended up having a really bad asthma attack in the middle of the night. Hadn't had one in years. Really scared the **** outa me. So have quit cold turkey again.
    Each time i do it it's a bit easier. Have Nicorette microtabs for drink-related emergencies but want to get the nicotine out of my system as quickly as i can.

    I would recommend Allen Carr, i was off them nearly a year after reading that book, it's great. Only something really stressful happened and i thought 'only one', big mistake. Good luck!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34 hellbell123

    i think this could be a case of getting scared as the big day approaches..and it is kinda scary but the truth is once you give up everything is so much more enjoyable !

    you'l be wondering why you didnt give up years ago :)