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Oohh nnoo another i wanna quit smoking thread

  1. Apr 12, 2008 #1
    oohh nnoo another "i wanna quit smoking" thread


    I haven't smoked a single cigarette since three weeks now !

    I have decided to keep up with the no smoking policy in my life.

    Some effects : i eat twice as much, i have twice as much energy and it seems to me that i am tasting my food better....

    great, and i am saving lots of euro's !

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  3. Apr 12, 2008 #2


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    Congratulations, marlon! Keep it up! * Two thumbs up *
  4. Apr 12, 2008 #3
    Good for you! Yea smoking's an expensive habit to keep. I don't know why people found it cool to smoke at all. Not glam (for girls especially) and it shrinks your body cells too.
  5. Apr 12, 2008 #4
    PuzzledMe, i never said that smoking isn't cool. It is very cool ! And it is very tasty.

    I must admit that i miss it alot but, having said that, i really do wanna get rid of this habit !

  6. Apr 12, 2008 #5
    Health is important?
  7. Apr 12, 2008 #6
    hi marlon, congratulation!
    coffee is much more enjoyable than smoking. try some coffee :wink:
  8. Apr 12, 2008 #7
    Keep it up Marlon! I have mates who smoke, and can't quit, could anyone try and compare cigarette addiction to any other, everyday addiction. I would love to know how addicting it was, without putting a cig in my mouth. I've tried it before, but I didn't see what all the fuss was about, as it didn't taste so nice.



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  9. Apr 12, 2008 #8
    I smoke infrequently, it pisses other smokers off, because I can just stop for 6 months and start again 6 months later, and then stop the next day. It's bad for me, but it could be worse.

    I have a friend who studied the effects of nicoteine on GABA receptors at Brookes(Oxford) as part of his PhD so if you want to ask how addiction works, or anything about what causes withdrawal etc, ask me and I'll ask him. He's my house mate/lodger too, so it's no problem.

    For example unlike some drugs nicotine does not become addictive quickly any more than heroin does, however given enough time the physiology of the brain changes and makes it physically and mentally addictive, even though strictly speaking this takes months or even years depending on the smoking habits and the person.

    Which means once you've been on them for a year or two, you're hooked. But not in the same way as you get hooked on something like cocaine.
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  10. Apr 12, 2008 #9
    What do you mean ?
  11. Apr 12, 2008 #10
    That's so cool, Marlon. Hang in there. I quit umpty years ago. The hardest thing, I found was indeed the habit. All those moments in the daily routine that were associated with lighting another cancer stick. I managed to change them a bit and that helped.
  12. Apr 12, 2008 #11


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    I quit in college. I was putting in long nights (engineering school) and trying to get by on nicotine and caffeine. English Ovals when I could afford them and Lucky Strikes when I could not. I make no pretense of strong will - bronchitis and mononucleosis back-to-back did the trick.
  13. Apr 12, 2008 #12


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    Marlon, that's great to hear! Yes, sometimes focusing on the more immediate rewards of quitting helps more than the long term knowledge it's better for your health. Food tasting better and being more enjoyable is one of them (and now maybe you understand why non-smokers don't appreciate smokers in restaurants :wink:).

    There's a relevant story out about some recent research (I'll see if I can dig up the sources of the original articles later).

    The work is far from complete on this, since people with this gene smoke more than even other smokers without the gene, they can't quite say it makes them more susceptible to cancer because it could just be the dose effect of so much more smoking. Nonetheless, it starts to explain why some people become addicted to smoking so quickly while others can smoke a little and quit fairly easily while yet others just find cigarettes disgusting.
  14. Apr 12, 2008 #13


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    I'm proud of you Marlon!!!
  15. Apr 12, 2008 #14
    I am disapointed in you. I thought you were one of the few cool people here, I thought wrong.
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    Great job Marlon! Hang in there.
  18. Apr 12, 2008 #17
    Yeah, i have heard about studies saying that some people are more susceptible to developing (smoking) addictions thanks to their "genetic constellation".

    Actually, i had a severe bronchitis/viral infection that knocked me off balance for about a week. During this sickness, i did not feel any need to smoke and this event triggered the non-smoking period that has been going on for 3 weeks now. Anyways, during my illness the urge to smoke was gone. I wonder why that is. Just like when you have the flu, you don't feel the urge to smoke. One should study those effects on a biochemical level and use this to develop the "magical quit smoking-medicine".

    I always wondered why some people smoke 3 packs a day, others can smoke on occasion and most people find it disgusting. I sure as hell love the smell/taste of cigarettes and i do miss the habit (ie the relaxing aspect of lighting up a cig)

    Well, for now, we will just see how the quitting goes.

  19. Apr 12, 2008 #18
    Woah great Moonbear I just told my friend that and he was like really? :bugeye:

    That explains me.

    Apparently he was telling me they've just found out that certain bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, aren't just resistant they now use antibiotics as their main food source instead of polysaccarhides. They've gone from being destroyed by them to resistance to not being able to live without them in 70 years or so.

    Science is weird. :smile:

    Stick that one in your pipe and smoke it creationists. :wink:
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    When I tried quitting, I found that Nicarest's "Smokable nicotine sticks" really took the cravings away. They've been featured all over the news media:


    I haven't had a cig in years, with these.
  21. Apr 12, 2008 #20
    Do you really whan the stigma associated with being a 'quitter' in life marlon?
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