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post #55 of 100

Re: Quitting Smoking

I quit cold turkey after smoking for 12 years. It was very tough, I stopped talking to a lot of my "smoking" friends during my quitting phase. I had dreams that I was smoking and was very upset when I woke up. But after 3 months I was able to break the daily habit of smoking. I smoked "socially" for a few months, but just found that I would get physically ill for a few days after smoking "socially". I finally broke the habit permanently by training for and running half marathons and marathons. I'm actually doing 2 triathlons this year.

I guess my lesson learned is that, if you want to quit. Prepare yourself mentally and find a physical activity (e.g. running) to occupy your time.
post #56 of 100
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Originally Posted by mr_rua View Post
I quit cold turkey after smoking for 12 years. It was very tough, I stopped talking to a lot of my "smoking" friends during my quitting phase. I had dreams that I was smoking and was very upset when I woke up. But after 3 months I was able to break the daily habit of smoking. I smoked "socially" for a few months, but just found that I would get physically ill for a few days after smoking "socially". I finally broke the habit permanently by training for and running half marathons and marathons. I'm actually doing 2 triathlons this year.

I guess my lesson learned is that, if you want to quit. Prepare yourself mentally and find a physical activity (e.g. running) to occupy your time.

My activity is P90X workout program. :)
post #57 of 100
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This is day 36, 14 without the patch, and I feel so good. Only time I ever have urges is when I see people light up.
post #58 of 100

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Originally Posted by neudi View Post
Just started quitting with NicoDerm CQ and man do these patches make me feel weird. They make me nautious and always give me a constant buzz. Has anyone else quit with these? What should I expect?

I quite smoking a few years back using the nicatrol inhaler. It works. Its a bit expensive as others have indicated but you touch on all the cues of smoking.

After you quite, compute the money you saved, and take half that and buy yourself a new driver, as a reward. For me in new york a pack was at the time I quite about 6 bucks. I smoked a pack every two days. so I saved since I quite: about $6,000.

Also, quitting lowers your handicap!

Good Luck!
post #59 of 100
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I have only saved around 160 dollars, but that is quite fine with me. Day 37 and 15 without the patch. Hardly any cravings anymore!!!!!!!!!!
post #60 of 100

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I'm so glad I never got hooked on that stuff. I can't even imagine what withdrawl would feel like. Not to mention what you just mentioned about all the money it wastes.
post #61 of 100
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Day 40 and 19 without the patch. Working out as well. Never felt so good in my life.
post #62 of 100
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Just a quick update: Day 55 and day 34 without the patch. Feeling amazing!!!!
post #63 of 100

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Great job!!!

Day 35 for me
post #64 of 100

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Day 14 for me.
I chew probably 2-3 pieces of 4mg nicorette daily though.
post #65 of 100

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I never understood the 'allure'. It smells bad, it destroys your lungs and other organs, causes heart problems.

I see smokers on the course, coughing and hacking. I played with one once, who had to rent a cart after the turn to finish the round.
post #66 of 100

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Congratulations on your nicotine free 14 days. Stay strong
post #67 of 100

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I have stopped by sucking on some snus. I guess it's just trading one bad habit for another, but at least I can breathe again.

Good luck!
post #68 of 100

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I quit smoking on Chantix though I have tried to do cold turkey on two occasions, but of no use. I have smoked for around 5 yrs with pack a day. Thanks to chantix and the support my family provided me. It really helped me to get over my nicotine addiction and I don’t feel craving anymore. You can have all the information on chantix here http://www.chantixhome.com/ There is one thing which I would like to share and which helped me a lot initially, try having a glass of water when you feel craving the most. It a tough road but it's worth so best luck to all those who want to give up smoking.
post #69 of 100

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My uncle quit and he started chewing coffee straws when he had cravings. He said it helped because it gave him some other habit to replace smoking with, it has an oral element which can be comforting, and you can get those straws all over so it was free.
post #70 of 100

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Im going to be trying chantix here shortly Ill let you guys know what I think. Ive done zyban and it worked while I was taking it... but after I got done I had really bad cravings...
post #71 of 100

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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post
I never understood the 'allure'. It smells bad, it destroys your lungs and other organs, causes heart problems.

I see smokers on the course, coughing and hacking. I played with one once, who had to rent a cart after the turn to finish the round.
this is the opposite problem I have, I don't care to smoke anymore, I'm kinda young so it hasn't hit me hard yet. But I still run 2 miles 3 times a week and lift weights 4 times a week. Its stupid, I know. Ill be quiting soon, maybe I can run 4 miles a day :)
post #72 of 100

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Originally Posted by sp33d View Post
this is the opposite problem I have, I don't care to smoke anymore, I'm kinda young so it hasn't hit me hard yet. But I still run 2 miles 3 times a week and lift weights 4 times a week. Its stupid, I know. Ill be quiting soon, maybe I can run 4 miles a day :)
These guys I play basketball with they have to smoke after each game. They are around 30 years old, and they need to have a cigarettee after each game because they are coughing and can barely breathe.

These guys claim that it helps surpress the cough and it helps open up their lungs, lol.
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