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HealthCare & Wellness Breaking the Chains of Addiction. The Last Door Recovery Society
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:34 AM   #101
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I'm still curious about the urge to smoke and addiction.. is the sensation of resisting to smoke after several years kind of like a no fap affair? Hold it off for as long as possible and maybe the tendency to do it just goes away?

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:49 AM   #102
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #103
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Well, made it through a full month without having a smoke. Apart from the first day back at work, it was surprisingly easy. So much, in fact, that all my friends are convinced I was never addicted in the first place. I suppose that's a possibility and that I was merely smoking for the sake of habit, not because of any real chemical need.

I've also noticed two things since I quit. The first is that I definitely have less of a morning cough now. Actually, it's pretty much disappeared over the past week, which is nice. Secondly, my bank account is actually really liking this. I have my account set up to now transfer money every time I would have bought a pack and, as of last week, I had enough :saved up" money to go out and purchase a new Nexus 7. It's amazing to actually see just how much money you're wasting on smoking.

Anyway, to those of who you are attempting to quit, I wish you nothing but the best. And to those of you who would like to but haven't yet, it's really nothing more than mind over matter. And when you're out with friends who are smoking, you've just got to make yourself say no when you're offered a smoke.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #104
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came across this clip.. and almost made me smoke again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=z49xZ7VcfqE

sorry if i made anyone cave in
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #105
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quitting smoking hardest part is fighting the urge to smoke after a big ass meal
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:28 PM   #106
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try finding new hobbies, like going to the gym
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:52 AM   #107
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I miss cigarettes. The first smoke on a cold morning, alongside a cup of coffee or beer, following a meal or sex, during the breaks between classes.... especially in those moments, I'd do just about anything for a bit of nicotine and the satisfaction of the ritual. Ultimately though, I'm very happy. Quitting is worth it, and very achievable. My breath, clothes, and hands don't reek any longer. I'm saving money. My morning cough is gone.

Good luck to anyone looking to quit.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #108
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I really cant picture myself not hacking a butty in the future but I'm gonna try and quit again this year. Drunk smokes are the best too waaah wish me luck.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:37 PM   #109
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I really cant picture myself not hacking a butty in the future but I'm gonna try and quit again this year. Drunk smokes are the best too waaah wish me luck.
jus do wut i did

i quit, but not cold turkey. i have limited myself to only smoking when drinking / shows. In my age, i cannot really see myself quitting cold turkey. In the end, its a big improvement from smoking half a pack a day to smoking about 1 or 2 cigs every 1-2 weeks

you'll also need something to bind your contract. i shook on it wit a friend where i would pay him 50 bucks every time i smoke when im not drinking / show. it is based on an honor system so if you cheat and you don't own up to it, you know deep inside you're not a man of your word so far i've only paid him once hehe
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i find associating activities with smoking to be the biggest problem. once you get into a certain routine, it's hard to not have that cig while you're doing whatever ie. while drinking coffee first thing in the morning, after finishing a meal, etc...

i quit for about 6 months because i got really sick (rough cough that lasted a month due to a flu). you know what got me back into it? seeing all those stupid nicorette commercials. i wasn't craving cigs, but i really wanted to try the nicotine gum for some reason. i chewed them for a while, then said fuck it, i'd rather smoke again.

so here i am, smoking more than ever now since i started my new job earlier this year. i'm outdoors a lot and have a lot of freedom to do whatever.. not good.. fml.

i found that i smoked less when i didn't have much on me. if you guys are trying to cut back, don't buy double packs and cartons (cheaper, but smoke more). carry a handful with you and go from there.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:19 AM   #111
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I would suggest counting and setting a goal as to how many you can smoke that day. It takes more courage than looking into your pack and seeing its empty. It's far from actually quitting but I think the same idea of control is in play here at least. I count my tops is probably 5 that day or I count how many I had to cut back on and force myself to be in control
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I quit cold turkey because I had a cold one day and the smell just got so nasty. To this day, the smell still makes me sick.

Stop pointing out the good things about smoking (feels good, kills time, removes anxiety, etc.) and start focusing on the negatives (stinks, makes your hand/clothes smell, bad health, waste money, etc.)
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:13 AM   #113
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Honestly there are way more negatives than positives, its a filthy habit. Congrats to everyone who quit or is trying to quit. Quitting is a good new years resolution too!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:54 PM   #114
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I quit smoking once and that was from reading a book on how to quit but then I started to party too much and caved in, I only lasted around 3 months. I'm making it my new years resolution to quit, been smoking for about 7 years now
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #115
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I smoked for over 12 years. 1 day I was doing chief. I just couldn't breath, non stop coughing which led to vomiting. My friend called 911 and they carried me down the chief. I use to basically jog up the chief with no problem. I quit cold turkey after that. It's now been 3 years since I smoked and I've never felt better in my life!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #116
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smoked like 20-30 cigs then asked why i was even smoking.. it didn't do anything except make me a little lightheaded. so i quit. ;3
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smoked like 20-30 cigs then asked why i was even smoking.. it didn't do anything except make me a little lightheaded. so i quit. ;3
that's usually what happens when you first start smoking, you get light headed.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #118
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they ought to charge cigarettes like 5 or 10$ a stick, would help tremendously in quitting

I only smoke about 3 cigarettes a day and I feel no adverse effects from it

Gonna give quitting another go in the new year as I have promised to friends and family

would be pretty pathetic of me to fall back on my word and cave in like some junkie
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:19 AM   #119
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Haven't had a smoke since new years WOOO but late nights kill me jesus...
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:32 AM   #121
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quit smoking a few years back, then dated a model that smoked and got me on again, but smoking way more than before. Ended up doing a pack a day, felt tired and really nasty, worst part was my lung started to hurt. Got introduced to Electronic cigs and started using those, now I rarely smoke a normal cig and even if I do, it's 1 a day sometime. Get the nicotine fix with e-cigs without the carcinogens, tar, and 4000 other chemicals getting burned into your lungs.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:06 PM   #122
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Thanks to my random epiphany this morning, realized this shiznit ain't for me so I ripped/threw away my 3/4 pack of Bellies. Felt guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhd
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Got sick recently with a throat infection of some sort and stopped smoking. Quit for a few days and today decided to smoke a Belmont during work. Tasted like absolute shit for some reason. Bumping it down to Number Seven Blue's probably towards the road to quitting
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^smokes a different kind of cigarette, probably towards the road to quitting
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