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2008/05/19 08:03:50 (permalink)
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quitting smoking

i have tried quitting before.tried smoking patches,gum.they work for a while,but then i want to smoke again.and im a heavy smoker so.i know the whole will power thing has alot to do with it,but have to get my mind round it.anyone got any tips
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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 08:06:01 (permalink)
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    don't move to dubai its only 90p for 20 fags here lol.

    I gave up for a couple of years, i found havin nuts lyin around to nibble on give my hands something to do helped mate.

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 08:11:55 (permalink)
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    Give up for health reasons, nothing more nothing less. Treat it as a challenge, you against the fags, and dont be beaten. It wont be easy but once you have beaten it you can feel proud you won. Good luck.







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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 08:14:00 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nunchaku1986
    anyone got any tips


    Go to your local NHS stop smoking service.

    They'll talk through treatment options and give you counselling throughout the quit attempt.

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 08:15:49 (permalink)
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    found havin nuts lyin around to nibble on give my hands something to do helped mate.



    Give up for health reasons, nothing more nothing less. Treat it as a challenge, you against the fags, and dont be beaten. It wont be easy but once you have beaten it you can feel proud you won. Good luck.


    yeah thats why i want to give up.and because of my training.but i will keep that in mind.cheers for the replys
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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 08:25:27 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nunchaku1986

    anyone got any tips



    Yeah.
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    ...actually, good luck with this.
    An old friend kept a packet of Trebor extra strong mints at hand every time he felt the urge to light up.
    He's been off the fags for about 18 years now.

    I could always link you up to those "This is what your lungs look like" pictures, but they never seem to do the trick.



    tried smoking patches


    See there's your problem. You're supposed to wear them, not smoke them.

     
     
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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 11:41:05 (permalink)
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    Don't go on the Zyban buddy, I tried it and it was the wrose 2 weeks of my life, at the end of the 2 weeks I wanted to kill myself.
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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 11:50:56 (permalink)
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    stopped smoking in october 2007, its been great financially and health wise.
    On my girlfriends peak-flow meter i can hit 650 consistantly where as i was mid 400's before hand.

    a 25-year-old man, who is 6'1" (185cm or 1.85m) tall, to have an average peak flow of 627 litres per minute.

    a 40-year-old woman, who is 5'2" (157cm or 1.57m) tall, to have an average peak flow of 427 litres per minute.
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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 12:16:38 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Ash The Man

    Don't go on the Zyban buddy, I tried it and it was the wrose 2 weeks of my life, at the end of the 2 weeks I wanted to kill myself.


    Really? I know it has been known to have adverse effect on some people, but both myself and the wife stopped by using Zyban and had no side's whatsoever. It made stopping smoking unbelievable easy.

    You did gain far too much fat though,I mean,you're not muscular at all,you're just a fat mess.
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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 12:44:24 (permalink)
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    after you have quit it will change alot in your life, you will miss the social fag outside the pub with your mates, but to be honest you'll feel you cvan achieve anything.

    i quit smoking and then decided to see what else i could do i ended up going back to college and now im at uni.

    it does change alot of things.

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 12:45:07 (permalink)
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    quit cold turkey, bought the book 'easy way'

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 13:10:48 (permalink)
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    you buy alot of books lol (watching the english)

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 13:15:49 (permalink)
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    I gave up 2 weeks ago...

    Went cold turkey - never looked back..

    It is something you want to do, for it to be sucessful IMO
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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 13:16:08 (permalink)
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    i do!!! i read before bed as a force of habit + i go through 2 a month


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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 13:31:27 (permalink)
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    I tried and failed numerous times. However, I went onto Lozengers and that done the trick.

    Not only can you hit the craving immediatley but they don't taste like acid as with the gums.

    Zyban is old news, Champix is what they are pushing now.

    Varenicline (trade name Champix) is a medicine that was first licensed in the UK in December 2006. It was developed to help smokers to stop smoking. Varenicline mimics the effect of nicotine on the body. Therefore, it both reduces the urge to smoke and relieves withdrawal symptoms.

    The precise action of varenicline is that it interferes with the receptors in the brain that nicotine stimulates. (The nicotine in cigarettes attaches to receptors in brain cells to stimulate part of the brain - this is how nicotine has it's effect.) What varenicline does is to partly stimulate the nicotine receptors. This mimics the effects of nicotine to reduce cravings and withdrawal effects when you stop smoking. However, at the same time, it partially blocks the receptors and prevents nicotine from attaching to the receptors. This blocks or blunts the effect of nicotine in people who give in to temptation and have a cigarette.

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 14:03:56 (permalink)
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    Like most things there's no one-size-fits-all approach to smoking cessation.

    Some folk quit cold-turkey successfully and therefore can't understand why others would need medication.
    Some folk have bad side effects from the medication and think that everyone else would too.

    Realistically you've got to do a bit of research and find out which approach is best for you. This may take a bit of trial error. That's why I suggest you visit your local NHS Stop Smoking service. They discuss the options with you, point out the pros and cons and give you ways of dealing with the physical and psychological effects of tobacco withdrawal.

    You must realise that no aid to smoking cessation is a magic bullet. It will require massive amounts of determination, consistency and grit.

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 14:13:31 (permalink)
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    I used to smoke 20+ a day when I was 19 until one day I just chucked a box of 13 out of the car window (they fell out officer!!) and I've not smoked another once since. It was just a spur of the moment thing and the first 12 weeks were hell!

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 14:26:39 (permalink)
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    Its simple. I was a heavy smoker for two years, i quit because i wanted to, and did it cold turkey. The ONLY way you will successfully quit, is if you WANT it. So either grow a pair, dont moan about it and kick the habit, or lean over and let it keep ****ing you over.

    I have had many friends try all of the fads, but none if it will work for you, if deep down, you havent got the want, to honestly rid yourself of the habit for life. The first and main step, is hating the habit, realising that it is hurting you, and wanting it gone for good. Until you reach this point, IME nothing will work.

    Once you have attained that, there are a number of ways you can go about helping yourself. Take your pick, gum, inhalers, self help books etc. The main tip you wil get from me is, distance yourself from the places you would usually smoke.
    post edited by Furyan - 2008/05/19 14:30:47

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 15:32:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Furyan

    Its simple. I was a heavy smoker for two years, i quit because i wanted to, and did it cold turkey. The ONLY way you will successfully quit, is if you WANT it. So either grow a pair, dont moan about it and kick the habit, or lean over and let it keep ****ing you over.



    Idealistically this state-of-mind is not hard to achieve. Most people who smoke want to stop. Most people who seek help to stop smoking are, at the time of quitting, fully committed to stopping.

    Unfortunately human motivation is a complex beast, all too prone to a number of factors; physical withdrawal syndrome, behavioural conditioning, abstinence violation disinhibition, situation and circumstances, etc. etc.

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    RE: quitting smoking 2008/05/19 16:47:57 (permalink)
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    Idealistically this state-of-mind is not hard to achieve. Most people who smoke want to stop. Most people who seek help to stop smoking are, at the time of quitting, fully committed to stopping.

    Unfortunately human motivation is a complex beast, all too prone to a number of factors; physical withdrawal syndrome, behavioural conditioning, abstinence violation disinhibition, situation and circumstances, etc. etc.


    I wholeheartedly agree with what you are saying here. But from what i have seen, many people who are trying to quit smoking, do not realise what sacrifices will be required. Such as avoiding destinations where you would usually smoke, avoiding certain groups of people whom you may smoke with usually. Some people know that they cannot separate alcohol and cigarettes, so that would require you dont drink. Others may know that stress from their job is a main cause of the addiction, and may have to go as far as seeking new employment. In fact im friends with somebody who had to do just this to quit.
    Many know the withdrawel symtoms will be severe, i knew of all of these factors when i quite smoking. Its all about how much you are willing to sacrifice, if you really wish to kick the habit, then 'anything' may well be the answer. Of course i realise that for some, it may prove too much to do, and i know this is why many fail.
    post edited by Furyan - 2008/05/19 16:49:40

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