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ax0n01
2385 posts Member
Everyone is welcomed in this thread. Smokers are welcomed, but you cannot smoke tobacco while in here. Myself included.

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Oh, you're allowed to have drinks in here though.

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Just step outside to smoke please. lol.

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  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2015
    Mmm smoking ahhh the memories :( I have given up now (4th time i think) something always makes me go back to it :lol: I have now quit for 3months so far, tbh i dont have any things that i can suggest i just stopped smoking :)

    Smoking doesnt bother me any more, the only time i kinda crave one is like at xmas this year when everyone drinking etc

    Apart from that it really dont interest me any more.

    Questions for you:

    How many Cigs do you smoke a day?
    When is the most time you think about smoking? (Like drive in to work etc)
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  • Wijsheid
    9653 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I once smoked. I know it sounds crazy to some of you. I still enjoy the occasional cigar (the real stuff, not the little thin ones).

    I smoked a pack a day when i was 16 for over three years. How did i quit? I just did. Cold turkey. Sheer will power.
  • ax0n01
    2385 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I smoke half a pack a day, not much - mornings, break, after work. I'll light up a whole pack when I go out.

    I tried cold turkey, doesn't work for long. The cravings are too much. esp when I'm sitting in traffic or bored.

    Anyone ever try the patch, gum or hypnosis?
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    if you want to quit just quit. whats the problem?
    i used to smoke and then one day it made me gag and then i was like why do i even do this and quit then and haven't smoked since and that was 12 years ago.
    the first month is hard but just fight it. after a year you wont even think about it anymore.
    well if we are talking about pot that is different.
    i most likely will never quit that. i do stop sometimes for months or even years but it is just a break as i know i will smoke it again and i am not trying to quit.
  • nicholasd30
    6646 posts
    edited January 2015
    I've never tried smoking I never saw the appeal tbh. The only thing I can think of is whatever the amount you smoke try reducing it say by half than again till you stop. try not giving up all together at first the cravings will drive you mad
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2015
    I've never tried smoking I never saw the appeal tbh. The only thing I can think of is whatever the amount you smoke try reducing it say by half than again till you stop. try not giving up all together at first the cravings will drive you mad

    I did the cutting back thing before when i quit a while ago, tbh the slowing down doesnt really work, for example i went from 20 a day down to 10 a day, then before i knew it i was back to 20 a day :lol:

    The best way is to just stop! Cold turkey the **** ;) It normally a month to two months in that the craving start but if you strong and just say no to yourself it will all be ok :) I dont / havent craved a single one since giving up (again)
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  • theslayer369
    2009 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I did cold turkey only way for me. I think you really have to want to give up, not just lip service!

    Every time you go for the pack stop and think why you want it.
  • nicholasd30
    6646 posts
    edited January 2015
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've never tried smoking I never saw the appeal tbh. The only thing I can think of is whatever the amount you smoke try reducing it say by half than again till you stop. try not giving up all together at first the cravings will drive you mad

    I did the cutting back thing before when i quit a while ago, tbh the slowing down doesnt really work, for example i went from 20 a day down to 10 a day, then before i knew it i was back to 20 a day :lol:

    The best way is to just stop! Cold turkey the **** ;) It normally a month to two months in that the craving start but if you strong and just say no to yourself it will all be ok :) I dont / havent craved a single one since giving up (again)
    Mind you each person could be different. But good for you for quitting again
  • nicholasd30
    6646 posts
    edited January 2015
    Btw am not a big drinker I do drink lots but only over a short period. Like over a few days then stop. If I wanted to I could stop drinking. I drink mostly to socialise.
  • nicholasd30
    6646 posts
    edited January 2015
    Brevis45 wrote:
    They say if you can go without a cig for 28 days you got a better chance of quitting. :thumbup:
    Yeah I heard that too it got battered on and around stoptober (October)
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2015
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've never tried smoking I never saw the appeal tbh. The only thing I can think of is whatever the amount you smoke try reducing it say by half than again till you stop. try not giving up all together at first the cravings will drive you mad

    I did the cutting back thing before when i quit a while ago, tbh the slowing down doesnt really work, for example i went from 20 a day down to 10 a day, then before i knew it i was back to 20 a day :lol:

    The best way is to just stop! Cold turkey the **** ;) It normally a month to two months in that the craving start but if you strong and just say no to yourself it will all be ok :) I dont / havent craved a single one since giving up (again)
    Mind you each person could be different. But good for you for quitting again

    Oh yeah totally agree everyone is different, the gradual slow down could work but tbh after the amount of times i have quit the best way is to just stop and make yourself not buy them :lol:

    I have avoided going into the same shop every morning as i know the shopkeeper and he used to put a packet on the counter for me as soon as i walked in :lol: So not going in there has helped :)
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  • nicholasd30
    6646 posts
    edited January 2015
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've never tried smoking I never saw the appeal tbh. The only thing I can think of is whatever the amount you smoke try reducing it say by half than again till you stop. try not giving up all together at first the cravings will drive you mad

    I did the cutting back thing before when i quit a while ago, tbh the slowing down doesnt really work, for example i went from 20 a day down to 10 a day, then before i knew it i was back to 20 a day :lol:

    The best way is to just stop! Cold turkey the **** ;) It normally a month to two months in that the craving start but if you strong and just say no to yourself it will all be ok :) I dont / havent craved a single one since giving up (again)
    Mind you each person could be different. But good for you for quitting again

    Oh yeah totally agree everyone is different, the gradual slow down could work but tbh after the amount of times i have quit the best way is to just stop and make yourself not buy them :lol:

    I have avoided going into the same shop every morning as i know the shopkeeper and he used to put a packet on the counter for me as soon as i walked in :lol: So not going in there has helped :)
    Have you saved money?
  • pollardfreek
    786 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Have you tried vaping? I know soooo many people who have quit thanks to e-cigs and vape pens.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2015
    Brevis45 wrote:
    They say if you can go without a cig for 28 days you got a better chance of quitting. :thumbup:

    Edit forgot to say well done Neo. :thumbup:

    Thanks :)

    I did that 28days before then started again on the 32nd day due to work issues :lol: that was a while ago now tho, now i'm just full blown no more cigs, although i wouldnt mind one now as we all talking about it :lol:
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  • mr_skeltal_80
    18123 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I smoked for about 15 years. And a lot.

    I gave it up August last year. Cold turkey, really only way to do it imo. The people i know that have given up smoking and succeeded all did it cold turkey. When you are done, you are done. Just don't smoke anymore. That's literally all there is to it.

    Edit: Bu august last year, i mean august 2013.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2015
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've never tried smoking I never saw the appeal tbh. The only thing I can think of is whatever the amount you smoke try reducing it say by half than again till you stop. try not giving up all together at first the cravings will drive you mad

    I did the cutting back thing before when i quit a while ago, tbh the slowing down doesnt really work, for example i went from 20 a day down to 10 a day, then before i knew it i was back to 20 a day :lol:

    The best way is to just stop! Cold turkey the **** ;) It normally a month to two months in that the craving start but if you strong and just say no to yourself it will all be ok :) I dont / havent craved a single one since giving up (again)
    Mind you each person could be different. But good for you for quitting again

    Oh yeah totally agree everyone is different, the gradual slow down could work but tbh after the amount of times i have quit the best way is to just stop and make yourself not buy them :lol:

    I have avoided going into the same shop every morning as i know the shopkeeper and he used to put a packet on the counter for me as soon as i walked in :lol: So not going in there has helped :)
    Have you saved money?

    Not really :lol: What you save ends up going on something else anyway :lol:
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  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2015
    I smoked for about 15 years. And a lot.

    I gave it up August last year. Cold turkey, really only way to do it imo. The people i know that have given up smoking and succeeded all did it cold turkey. When you are done, you are done. Just don't smoke anymore. That's literally all there is to it.

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  • nicholasd30
    6646 posts
    edited January 2015
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've never tried smoking I never saw the appeal tbh. The only thing I can think of is whatever the amount you smoke try reducing it say by half than again till you stop. try not giving up all together at first the cravings will drive you mad

    I did the cutting back thing before when i quit a while ago, tbh the slowing down doesnt really work, for example i went from 20 a day down to 10 a day, then before i knew it i was back to 20 a day :lol:

    The best way is to just stop! Cold turkey the **** ;) It normally a month to two months in that the craving start but if you strong and just say no to yourself it will all be ok :) I dont / havent craved a single one since giving up (again)
    Mind you each person could be different. But good for you for quitting again

    Oh yeah totally agree everyone is different, the gradual slow down could work but tbh after the amount of times i have quit the best way is to just stop and make yourself not buy them :lol:

    I have avoided going into the same shop every morning as i know the shopkeeper and he used to put a packet on the counter for me as soon as i walked in :lol: So not going in there has helped :)
    Have you saved money?

    Not really :lol: What you save ends up going on something else anyway :lol:
    :lol:
    I've I gave up drinking I'll be a millionaire:lol:
  • nicholasd30
    6646 posts
    edited January 2015
    To all those who have quit smoking well done. :D :thumbup:
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2015
    I've I gave up drinking I'll be a millionaire:lol:

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