# Oohh nnoo another i wanna quit smoking thread

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.

Our science teacher was telling us how he had read a sudy where they found the addiction to nicotine to be as strong and hard to quit as that of heroin.

lisab
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I actually wasn't aware that people lost the urge to smoke when they had the flu or bronchitis. Is this common? And does it accompany the time when you lose your appetite for food too, or is it something separate?
Don't know how common it is, but it happened to me.

I started smoking at the tender age of 11 (yeah, I know...) and got up to a pack a day. I caught some sort of cough/sore throat when I was 16 and completely lost my craving. I took advantage of that illness to quit.

Exact same story as yours, Marlon.

The cravings came back, and here's the kicker: It's been nearly 40 years and I still get cravings. Sometimes daily. I'm getting one right now, in fact !

So if you want unsolicited advice, I'd say you have to learn to live with the cravings. I think people expect them to go away, and they don't prepare themselves in case they don't. You have to be able to say 'no' even if there's a cigarette dangling right in front of you.

Jeez, it sucks!

turbo
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Yes! Learn to live with the cravings. My father (who quit when I was a kid) and I both think that the odor of an initial light-up smells good, especially outside on a cool day. Neither of us would start smoking again for that, but the basic motivation never goes away.

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:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28975

I haven't had a cig in years, with these.
:rofl:

turbo
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Good question...

Now, let me kick your ass

marlon
I'm not sure how you mis-spelled this. Do want to Ki$$his ass or lick his a$$? Either way, you guys ought to get a room. Gay porn-stars should not correspond on public forums unless they just want to play.

Im going to make short film called "REMEMBRANCE", and it will have flashbacks to my friend that used to smoke. Then I'll read a newspaper saying he quit smoking and sit down and stare into the sky all dramatic -crying a single tear. Then Ill get a nice zippo and light a cig and take a long sweet delicious puff and look into the camera with sad eyes. -FIN

Im going to make short film called "REMEMBRANCE", and it will have flashbacks to my friend that used to smoke. Then I'll read a newspaper saying he quit smoking and sit down and stare into the sky all dramatic -crying a single tear. Then Ill get a nice zippo and light a cig and take a long sweet delicious puff and look into the camera with sad eyes. -FIN
Great, you will be needing an extremely good looking lead star though

marlon

I actually wasn't aware that people lost the urge to smoke when they had the flu or bronchitis. Is this common? And does it accompany the time when you lose your appetite for food too, or is it something separate?
The "not wanting to smoke when having bronchitis/flu" is quite common.

The food thing has nothing to do with it.

marlon

Moonbear
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The "not wanting to smoke when having bronchitis/flu" is quite common.

The food thing has nothing to do with it.

marlon
Interesting. Seems like your lungs are screaming, "STOP! UNCLE!!! NO MORE!!!"

I'm going to have to look into that and see if it's documented in the literature in any way, because yeah, that would seem a good place to start looking for a way to stop the urge to smoke...assuming that it's not part of whatever makes you feel so crappy and sick that it would be too harmful to give you or nobody would want to take it to quit.