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    Anyone need punched in the face?

    I quit smoking for the new year and I am back at work. I feel as though punching someone in the face would make this antsy feeling go away that I have right now. Anyone on here ever quit smoking? I have done many things in my life but this is one of the hardest things to do. It just plays games with your mind.


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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    I'm on day 13. The cravings are gone, mostly. For a while I felt jittery but wasn't--I mean I wasn't shaking, I only felt that way--but today that seems to have stopped. Quitting is very, very hard, but doable, it seems! Just don't put yourself in the situations where you would normally smoke socially and you'll be fine.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Good luck to both of you...can't be an easy thing to do!



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Depends on the force behind it. Are we talking enough to send me home for the day, or send me home forever.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    The problem is my wife. She is quitting with me. I can do it. Not sure if she can. If she cracks and buys some then I will crack as well. No way I can stop if she does not.


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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Seems like a temporary solution to a mid-term problem. Wouldn't a better option be for someone to punch you in the face? Therefore knocking you out, letting you "sleep" during some of the craving times?

    And then the next time you have a craving, get punched and knocked out again? Seems that would reinforce behavior quite well, to avoid any cravings.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I quit smoking for the new year and I am back at work. I feel as though punching someone in the face would make this antsy feeling go away that I have right now. Anyone on here ever quit smoking? I have done many things in my life but this is one of the hardest things to do. It just plays games with your mind.
    I quit cold turkey about 20 years ago. Gained about 50 pounds over the years but I have no desire to smoke. You just have to refuse to buy any cigs or bum one. Keep yourself busy. I have noticed that most people who smoke are indecisive as to what they should do next. So they light up a smoke while they think about it.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Day 49 here. I still find myself wanting one at times, but I don't "need" one. Stick in there you'll be glad you did.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Smoking a cigarette is habit, something you do as part of a routine. The trick is to replace Smoking a cigarette with something else. I used chewing gum. I would get up and go to my smoking spot at the same time of day but would chew gum instead of smoke. It worked for me although now I'm addicted to juicy fruit.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone_Grav View Post
    Smoking a cigarette is habit, something you do as part of a routine. The trick is to replace Smoking a cigarette with something else. I used chewing gum. I would get up and go to my smoking spot at the same time of day but would chew gum instead of smoke. It worked for me although now I'm addicted to juicy fruit.
    Which, I believe, may be a little less harmful to your body.
    I've been chewing tobacco for the last 6ish years and have tried to quit 3-4 times, with no luck. And like you said, you need to replace the habit with something else. Every time I get done eating or I'm driving a long distance I need to have a dip. Maybe one of these days when I'm fully committed to quit, I will replace it with something else. I already know sunflower seeds didn't do it for me.


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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone_Grav View Post
    Smoking a cigarette is habit, something you do as part of a routine. The trick is to replace Smoking a cigarette with something else. I used chewing gum. I would get up and go to my smoking spot at the same time of day but would chew gum instead of smoke. It worked for me although now I'm addicted to juicy fruit.
    I think there's a Juicy Fruit patch, stay strong my friend.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Been there and done that. Quit 3 years ago I guess. I used chantix to take off the edge. Still think about smoking every day.

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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    I quit about 5 years ago. A few suggestions: 1. Don't tell people you quit, if you slip up and have one, you will want to punch them in the face even more when they nag you. 2. Set up rules to break cultural habits, ie: no smoking inside the house or the car. (it makes it easier to quit if you have to go outside in 0° weather to smoke,) 3. If you have one, don't beat yourself up. 4. Bumming one is better than buying, just be sure to pay the person back somehow. 5. See your doctor, the drugs and electronic tools available to help, do help. 6. Start exercising. 7. Try to eliminate or reduce habitual queues, ie: caffeine, booze, etc., change your work breaks somehow(this was the hardest for me, because I loved going out for a smoke with friends at the office twice a day.) 8. Have your wife follow the rules, and at least ask her if she does start again, to not smoke in front of you, in the house (perhaps the garage) its no fun to just go somewhere and smoke without the tv or phone etc.

    My experience was the first week sucked, the second week okay, and okay from there on out. FYI, start exercising, I gained over 100 lbs after I quit smoking.

    Good luck.



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone_Grav View Post
    Smoking a cigarette is habit, something you do as part of a routine. The trick is to replace Smoking a cigarette with something else. I used chewing gum. I would get up and go to my smoking spot at the same time of day but would chew gum instead of smoke. It worked for me although now I'm addicted to juicy fruit.
    My dad did the same thing when he quit smoking about 20 years ago. He went from smoking 2 packs a day to chewing 2 packs of Certs mints. He quit, and his breath smelled great!!



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    Re: Anyone need punched in the face?

    I quit in August. I'm 25 lbs. plus, but every time I think about going out for a smoke when it's -13º F I'm really glad I quit. Keep telling yourself your old friend tobacco is trying to kill you.


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