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Quitting Smoking, need advise from ex smokers

  1. May 17, 2004 #1
    Hello all,
    I'm really really trying hard to quit smoking. Everyone around me seems to have cancer now of various types and it's a constant reminder to quit. So, on my way home from a meeting I threw my pack out the window and decided to go cold turkey.
    So, now it's been 1 hr since i havent had a cigarette.
    Does anyone have any advise for killing the withdrawls or easing the pain of the cravings?
    I'm determined to quit this hellish habbit for I've seen too many of my loved ones pass from lung cancer and a few more on the way from various other cancers.
    Advise is highly appreciated.
    Kind Regards,
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  3. May 17, 2004 #2
    Well i never smoked , but hey we all watch tv. Maybe you should try doing something that'll take your mind off smoking. Like when you feel that you need a cigarette , go watch tv or take a walk or do whatever just to forget the whole smoking thing. Now if you succeed with that for a month im sure you'll be used to the idea and it will be easier for you then.

    Best of luck.

    btw that was a very wise choice to quit smoking. Not many people even thought of that with lung cancer spreading.
  4. May 17, 2004 #3
    My brother and I always threw or hid our parents' cigarettes away. They stopped smoking soon after, so I guess it worked.

    Maybe you should adopt some annoying little kids.

  5. May 17, 2004 #4
    snip some hair from a horse's tail and shove them into your cigarettes. Then smoke all you want.
    It's so hard to quit, first off you need to get away from other smokers. I suggest getting addicted to something else. Maybe sunflower seeds, anything to keep you busy.
    If possible put your self into a situation where you don't have a choice, ie jail or basic training. Ever been a felon?
    Last edited: May 17, 2004
  6. May 17, 2004 #5
    Thanks for the advise guys. Yeah, it's pretty tough so far and thanks for the advise :)
    Walks sund pretty good. Smoking promotes introversion eventually and walking is a way to thwart that.
  7. May 17, 2004 #6
    I say you meditate. That's what I always do when I'm trying to relax or something. (I don't smoke, but I'm sure mental descipline through meditation works.)
    You know Nikola Tesla actually used to smoke, and suddenly stopped because he found out how bad it was. He really had mental descipline. He's my idol. Remember if he could do it, so could you.
    good luck, never give up
  8. May 18, 2004 #7
    Wow thanks, actually he's one of my most favorite scientists and inspirations and I actually didn't know he did that. lol
    Thanks for the info :)
    So far not a single smoke since I posted this article also. :)
  9. May 18, 2004 #8
    Keep it up!! You can do it. It just takes deep concentration.

    You know, (this is SO cool) Zen priests are able to control their bodies and emotions so well that they practice/strengthen their abilities of deep internal self control by actually putting a 500 pound + object on their hands. normally, it would cursh the hands of a human to do this. But they have mastered the art of self control to such an extent that it doesn't really do anything to them. So, self control is the key.

    Good luck!! keep up the good work!!
  10. May 18, 2004 #9
    If you can afford it, Welbutrin.
  11. May 19, 2004 #10
    good luck........

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