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Old 02-26-2014, 07:49 AM   #31
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It is not as easy as it sounds for some people. A lot of people I know who quit end up putting on weight and that is hard to deal with. All depends on the persons life situation and what may be bothering them and causing their compulsive behaviors which is what smoking is IMO.

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Old 02-26-2014, 08:07 AM   #32
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There are people that can walk away and people that are seriously addicted. I have been nicotine free on many occasions but the psychological hook continues to haunt me long after the physical chemical dependence is gone. At $4.+ for the "cheap" cigs I would absolutely love to never buy another pack. I agree with Yuri's comment about it being related to OCD. I know I need to stop. And I really do want to. But I keep failing.
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Sometimes tough love helps, and the truth hurts. Being a defeatest and just saying you're not strong enough is not going to get you anywhere -- if you want to quit, you absolutely can, it just takes the desire and will to do what it takes.

If you want to keep smoking, by all means, do; but if you WANT to quit, you can't have the attitude that you're not strong enough or that it's impossible.
I put down the cigarettes 13 months ago.

Now I vape. I have no desire to quit vaping at this time.
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To stop is tough and for some it is really tough, I am one it was and is really tough on. I quit 3 years ago and at a random moment I still want a pinch of Kodiak. Smoke smells terrible to me even if it is just on a person who smokes. People who spit in a can or bottle really is sickening to me, or on the ground for that matter.

The way I quit is one craving at a time, I didn't think like I was never going to dip again. When the craving started I grabbed a peppermint lifesaver and got busy, in just a few moments the urge would go away. Just handle one craving at a time.

Weight gain, you can believe that, it comes and brings friends and they don't leave. My downfall is sweets, I love sweets.

To look down one's nose at someone who smokes or dips is being self righteous and self centered. If you haven't smoked and tried to stop you have no idea how hard it is. If you have smoked and quit, good for you; but don't look down your nose at others who may be struggling, you were there once. Most everyone is addicted to something.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:55 AM   #35
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I will tell you the secert ofr me and my family quitting smoking. First of all, find the dirtiest, stinkiest ashtray you can find (mine was three days old from a bar). Place the contents into a container that can be easily sealed. Now every time you have an urged to smoke a cigarette take a deep whiff of the contents and hold it in.

After 2 weeks your mind will associate the cigarette urge with the smell of the ash tray. If is is a bad enough smell you may get nausea. Physiologically that will help you quit. After 2 weeks you are weaned from the physical addiction.

My Father, Mother, brother and sister-in-law all quit this way and have stayed away from cigarettes ever since (my sister-in-law quit 9 years ago). This is only a suggestion for you because it helped me.
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and got busy, in just a few moments the urge would go away.
Right there is one of the best pieces of advise there is. Thanks BigJim

Do ANYTHING at those moments of the urge. Trim your nails mine were never so clean and short. Do you have a fire place? You say no, go cut fire wood anyway with a hand saw. Does the oil need changing in the car again? Good grief no, seems like I just did that a few days ago, change it again anyway. The filter will be OK this time.
Do the toilets need cleaning? sure, always, so go do it and take your time and do a good job this time, you have plenty of time now. How about the car? What a pig sty. Have you gained weight? Good grief no, I've been too busy to eat chips. I could go on and on but you get the drift.

One other piece of advice. Don't attempt this when you have stresses in your life. I'm not saying little every day stresses. The biggies are what I'm talking about, like family illness, death, marriage, divorce etc.
You'll be proud after 3 or 4 weeks and this gnawing aggravation will slowly fade and you'll feel so free you won't believe it.
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When I saw 'Quitter' and 'Cricket' I thought this thread would be about Swanny!

Good work with the vaping, I think it looks a bit odd to be honest, but must me great for those trying to quit!
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When I saw 'Quitter' and 'Cricket' I thought this thread would be about Swanny!

Good work with the vaping, I think it looks a bit odd to be honest, but must me great for those trying to quit!
I had to Google to see who Swanny is. LOL!
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I smoked since the early seventies. Was off in the early 80's for about three years till divorce hit the courts, then started and was eventually up to two packs a day.

I quit almost two years ago. Tried everything and nothing worked. My doctor gave me a prescriptin that was a multi purpose medication, some take it to loose weight, some as a chill pill and some to quit. well it made everything taste metallic after two weeks and I quit the pill and smoking. I was supposed to take it for six months, but the metallic taste was enough to help me stop.
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I quit about 10 years ago. Was in Vegas last weekend and after living in a mostly non-smoking state (Illinois) I couldn't believe how much the smoke bothered me. It's everywhere: every bar, every casino, every restaurant. Spent most of the 4 days with my sinuses so irritated it was unbelievable. The last time I was in Vegas was only about a year after I quit, and I don't recall noticing the smoke bothering me at all. I guess your senses really do come back after a while.
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About 13 month months ago I put down my cigarettes and started vaping.
Going on 2yrs now. Your tank is identical to mine, but the rest of yours looks awesome. Do you have variable voltage?
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How does the cost compare for vapor?
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Going on 2yrs now. Your tank is identical to mine, but the rest of yours looks awesome. Do you have variable voltage?
Yes, variable voltage.

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Compared to smoking? I spend less than 25% of what I spent smoking.
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Compared to smoking? I spend less than 25% of what I spent smoking.
I plead ignorance. Do these devices deliver nicotine? Explain having an eSmoke to me. I need to get on board with this but don't know where to shop or what to look for. I like the 25% part! If this will work for me my wife will be sending you Christmas cards for the next ___ years. I smoke about a pack to 2 depending, of a discount Marlboro Red clone. When my wife gets home I chew nic gum for her sake but this is barely cutting it.
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I plead ignorance. Do these devices deliver nicotine? Explain having an eSmoke to me. I need to get on board with this but don't know where to shop or what to look for. I like the 25% part! If this will work for me my wife will be sending you Christmas cards for the next ___ years. I smoke about a pack to 2 depending, of a discount Marlboro Red clone. When my wife gets home I chew nic gum for her sake but this is barely cutting it.

Yes they do,and I like to know where to get the good ones too.

But buy one at the store while we find out where the good ones are , I quit a couple of years ago and the e-cigs did it..

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