Quit smoking

UGHHH I feel like crap. Today is day 1 for me..I have eaten way to much today, feel like im gonna explode. Cant stop thinking about smoking. Any successful quitters out there able to give me a few tips? I know gum.. etc is supposed to help.. but how do you get past that little devil on your shoulder saying "just one more, then quit"

It's been almost 24 hours without any.. my hubby will be home from work in 2 hours (he smokes) so I know he will have some... hope I can make it through the night.. wish me luck (well, "will power") Tongue

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17 replies since 25th November 2009 • Last reply 25th November 2009

awww
first of all, i want to say GREAT JOB SWEETIE!
and keep working hard
i havent smoked, and i dont think i ever will, (im 15 btw)
but a kid in my class smokes and he saw a friend coughing once and black stuff came out of his mouth, so he's now trying to quit also
so just google the nasty smoking pics once in a whle, if you're anything like me, they'll scare you enough not to smoke. Happy
and i wish you alll the best!
(hugs && Kisses)

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ewwww black stuff

I had a friend who after 15 years picked up smoking again. Its really hard, but when you really feel like a cig, chew on something, drink some water

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try to distract yourself...i know its hard (no i dont. i bet its hard!)...maybe go for a run? or craft something? anything to get your mind off of it!

also, CONGRATS! I support you ALL THE WAY!

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me too

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thx you guys! I did make it through the night lastnight without smoking..hubby says he will quit if I make it to 2 weeks. Happy

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you can do it

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i totally feel your pain! i started smoking when i was 15, i'm about to be 19 now..and i just decided to quit. I used to smoke so much, i was going through some hard times, so a smoke would relax me, but i ended up smoking much more than i needed to, i was smoking packs a week, but to help me stop i decided to reward myself every time i wanted to have a smoke but didn't, i would buy myself some dessert, or go shopping, mainly anything to distract me. i still do smoke but only social smoke when i go out with friends, but that's not very often,and i don't get those cravings anymore, so i guess that method worked great for me, good luck to you too!

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hiya!
i know how you feel, I was an on/off smoker myself(like three years smoking, then three years non smoking). i always stopped with one of allen carr's "easy way to stop smoking" books which made it quite easy to stop really and worked great for me. it's just my own stupidity that made me start again, mainly because my partners at that time were smoking. i have to admit that this summer i started smoking for one month again as my boyfriend was severely ill in hospital and that totally stressed me out. but i think i got it under control now after that episode and i only smoke when i go out and have some drinks.
my tipp would be to have a hot drink whenever you want to have a cigarette. that keeps you occupied, helps with your liquid intake and doen't have much calories as well, so you're unlikely to put on weight. and never have any cigarettes at home! i could never resist when i had some. that might be a bit difficult when your husband is still smoking, but probably you have more will power than me Happy
good luck anyway, you will feel a lot better without it!

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You should ask your husband to go outside to smoke, if he doesn't already. It's good that he's supporting you though.

I smoke but I don't seem to get addicted, which is weird. I've probably been smoking for about two years now, mainly because of my last boyfriend, and I can easily smoke twenty in a day then not have any for a week without any cravings, which I guess just makes me lucky! But I know people who have quit and I appreciate it must be really hard. Just DON'T turn into an annoying ex-smoker, they're the worst. When my last boyfriend's brother quit, he made us smoke in the kitchen, which is fine, but then when we came back in he'd go "Are you done filling your body with that poison now?!" and it was just like, fuck off Jem, you smoked for ten years. In fact when I started going out with Tim I didn't really smoke so he and his mum made the effort not to smoke around me, whereas Jem didn't. As Bill Hicks says, "Any ex-smokers? I'd quit, if I wasn't so fucking terrified I'd turn into one of you"

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disarm, thats funny you mention that book.. I just bought it about 2 hours ago!! My dad suggested it... says it has worked for a lot of people he knows. Im gonna drink a lot of tea/water when im craving.. hopefully that will fill me up so I don't eat everything in the house Happy

Kitten, we smoke outside anyways because we have a kid..so thats one less thing to worry about Tongue
I started smoking when I was 14..(because I thought it was "cool") and I was able to start and stop whenever I wanted.. but by the time I turned 17 I was totally addicted..and im almost 30 now! It really creeps up on you..if I could go back, I would have said goodbye to smoking when I easily had the chance to. its so much harder now.. the withdrawl is painful.. I feel like throwing up right now. And to think of all the money I have wasted over the years makes me want to cry. Me and my husband spend about $1200 a month on smoking..Id rather save that for a trip to hawaii or something.

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but remember the smoke stays on you, even when you smoke outside. I know, I am allergic to smoke, and people always say "but I smoked outside" but its still there

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yep.. it's nasty.. it's actually called 3rd hand smoke now Tongue only have quit for 2 days now and can smell it on my husband.. it's embarasing to think that people smelled that on me.

Im already 1/2 way through the book.. it is helping me see the light

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Happy yeah, in a few days you will be able to smell it in your home (because of your husband) it just lingers

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Happy it is really good and was quite eye opening for me. but don't despair if it doesn't work straight away. the first time i had to read it three times (!) until it finally sunk in. but then it was super easy to just quit from one day to the next. as you stopped already it might be helpful to just keep you strong! wish you stamina and enjoy feeling superior to your husband ;))

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