ttaylor wrote: »
I smoke 30+ ciggs a day & I tried them all: hypnosis,microtab, acupuncture, zyban, gum,patches,inhaler and cold turkey. I stayed off them longest (five weeks) by going cold turkey but it was HELL for the first week, I had the shakes, sweats and couldn't sleep at night! I found that the patches took the edge off the craving but you are still supplying your body with nicotine, therefore the cravings last for longer. I never finished a course of patches though, I always gave up and started smoking again. I am going off them again tomorrow and the plan now is to wear the patch for 3 days, then use will power
mollieo wrote: »
u can do it:) keep telling yourself how better life will be without them, i know how hard it is i have a new start of monday and im looking forward 2 it, im reading allen carrs book at the moment have u tried it
lollypop41 wrote: »
thanks guys lots of interesting facts gave up on tuesday and need one so bad right now im trying to be strong its very hard but reading other peoples posts kina helps:)
LaVidaLoca wrote: »
Once you've really decided you dont want to be a smoker anymore, it's largely about goin through those tough first couple of days, and then simply, enjoying how it feels to not be a smoker
AlcoholicA wrote: »
I completely agree with this, I've just quit. Now Previously I "quit" once or twice in my life, but I never really whole-heartedly quit. Deep down I didn't want to so it appeared as a failure.
I like smoking, or (liked) and I didn't want to quit. I wasn't motivated by health reasons or any reason to be honest. Then last saturday, for no reason what so ever, about 6pm half way through my work shift, I had a pack with 4 cigarettes left. I had a quick smoke outside work and thought, Im sick of spending so much money on this.
Every so on cigarettes increase and increase in price, almost everywhere in the world. So using purely monetary motovation I said to myself, I'm not going to buy another pack.
I finished my last 4 cigarettes that night, Had my last one about 9:30pm saturday night.
Some strange cravings later I'm doing fine. Feeling better thinking about the money I'll save.
deereidy wrote: »
I don't know if you're still talking about the psychological side effects from smoking apart from the obvious, but did anyone hear of one that said that smoking can decrease your intelligence? As a smoker myself, I'd be glad to know if there's much truth to this one
jason99 wrote: »
New to this thread.
giving up smokes today.going cold turkey.