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    Quitting Smoking

    I know mentally I can do this, but any advice dealing with the withdraw effects, making them easier to deal with...By the way I'm 24 hours in and I know the first three days are the toughest on me.



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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    Set a goal for all the money you're saving. That way you have a positive that you're looking at to get you through it. A friend of mine went out and bought a really nice guitar at the beginning of last year, knowing that he would have to give up smoking in order to afford it. He made it!



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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by dzmetcalf View Post
    I know mentally I can do this, but any advice dealing with the withdraw effects, making them easier to deal with...By the way I'm 24 hours in and I know the first three days are the toughest on me.
    I used the attachment to help me quit smoking. Went from a pack a day to nothing at all and have been smoke free for a year. Do some research on it, Allen Carr Easy Way, has worked for a lot of people. Good luck man.


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    Re:Quitting Smoking

    Have a plan for things to keep yourself busy, especially for those short periods of time when you really want one. I haven't quit yet, but I just cut down by a third by restricting myself as to the when and where. I quit completely before for four months until my (then) wife started back up. Physical activity is also great for burning off the excess energy as well as highlighting why you should quit. Best of luck!



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    Sorry, no advice but congrats and good luck. Probably the best thing you could do for your health. When I quit I started chewing. Definitely don't recommend that. Now I have a new bad habit.



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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    first dont drink a lot...
    second like others said make a goal.. also if you cant stop cold turkey, set a limit of how many each day and drop down the amount every week... so maybe 7 a day first week, 4-5 second week
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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    I've stopped for 9 and 6 months in years past...which are the longest times I've stopped before, quit cold turkey both times. Any time I've tried reducing down to none I end up failing quickly.



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    Don't keep track of the days since you quit..... that is just record keeping to see how long you can last before you start again. You are quitting for the rest of your life, the "days since" won't matter. Best of luck. Toughest thing I ever did, but the urges will go away in time.



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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by dzmetcalf View Post
    I've stopped for 9 and 6 months in years past...which are the longest times I've stopped before, quit cold turkey both times. Any time I've tried reducing down to none I end up failing quickly.
    Agree ... cold turkey is the only way.



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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    swedish snus for me, it's my new addiction but it's got quite a bit of history of being a much better option.


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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    avoid being around other smokers for a week. avoid trggers such as caffeine and booze. when you feel the need for a smoke pop a piece of gum. P S don't tell anyone. if you slip up nothing worse than I told you so. get rid of all smokes. get rid of lighters ashtrayscetc. if you keep those things you are not mentally ready. don't be afraid to try the patch. I quit about 7 years ago.



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    Good luck man, it's definitely a good call in the long run. Like others have said chew gum when you have a craving, keep your mind on other things that way.



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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    avoid being around other smokers for a week. avoid trggers such as caffeine and booze. when you feel the need for a smoke pop a piece of gum. P S don't tell anyone. if you slip up nothing worse than I told you so. get rid of all smokes. get rid of lighters ashtrayscetc. if you keep those things you are not mentally ready. don't be afraid to try the patch. I quit about 7 years ago.
    Avoid other smokers for a week may be tough, especially since I start a new job tomorrow and have no idea how many people smoke and how frequently the do at work. Yea avoiding booze isn't gonna happen, I did go out to the bar tonight and had 2 pints, was really wishing I had a smoke on me, but avoided the temptation to ask others for one. All smokes are gone made sure to smoke the few I had left w/ friends before I left Waterloo yesterday, I figured new job, college degree, moving back to Ames are the perfect time to quit.



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    Re: Quitting Smoking

    I quit chewing over 5 years ago and it was hard. I carried a can of chew with me for 8 months and had a can in my pickup for almost a year. Its mind over matter at this point. Drink lots of water to get your system cleaned out. The worse part it I still crave a chew now and then.


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    Good for you!

    And a quote from Waterboy....

    You can do it!!!



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