(Closed) Quitting smoking and I need some tips.

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Read Alan Carr’s “The Easy Way to Quit Smoking.”  I was a smoker for many years and quit while reading this.  You have to be really ready to quit, but when you’re finally at that point, this book is an amazing help.  I know it sounds strange that a book can help you quit smoking, but it works almost like hynosis (a lot of repetition).  I actually know a couple other people who quit using this book as well.  The book’s not that expensive either, so if it doesn’t work, you won’t feel like you wasted a bunch of money.  Good luck!

Post # 18
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@SouthernGirl:  No, well here in Australia you just have to go talk to you doctor to get a prescription. I’m not sure about in America but I assume it’s similar. Some people do have bad side effects, but many don’t (like us) so I always tell people it’s worth a try and if it doesn’t work you can always stop.

good luck, you should be proud of yourself for wanting to quit

Post # 19
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@J Dubbs:  I second this! “The Easy Way to Quit Smoking” helped me stop 8 months ago and I don’t miss it AT ALL! I smoked for like 5 years before that and tried to quit over and over. It got to the point where I was thinking really badly about myself because I just couldn’t stop. Then I read that book and suddenly I could do it!

Just remember, you can do it, you will feel BETTER afterwards than you do now while you’re smoking, and the only person who can make you smoke another cigarrette is you! Good luck!

Post # 20
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Me & the SO actually both recently quit cold turkey. It really has been pretty easy, with the exception of wanting to smoke in the car. Lately I’ve been keeping a healthy snack in the car like peanuts, and just munching on that while I drive so that I don’t think so much about smoking. 

Post # 21
102 posts
Blushing bee

I’m in the process of cutting back to the point where I’ll be able to quit. I’ve put myself on a schedule. I allow myself to only smoke at certain times during the day (one on the way to work, one after lunch, one on the way home.. etc). I’ve gone from smoking over a pack a day down to about 5, maybe six if I have one after dinner). Every couple weeks I try to cut another one of those smoke allowance out and substitute gum until I’m over the craving for one at that time of the day. Just regular gum helps me a lot. Good luck!!

Post # 22
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My Fiance quit cold turkey.  He just chewed a lot of gum for a while.  We have a friend that has one of those electronic cigarettes and she’s slowing weaning herself off it.  Good luck to you!

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