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Old 05-07-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default Quitting smoking (HONEST!!)

So, I got rid of my other 'addiction', coffee last week and figured this would be a good time to get rid of smoking aswell. I'm going to go cold turkey straight on, as I know I'd just keep on smoking if I'd try to lessen slowly.

Any tips? What helps to get over the worst? Anything to avoid that makes me want to have a cig?

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The nicotine aids do help some the gums or tablets or skin patches.

The problem is they cost as much as the cigarettes.
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If you find you still have a craving for a fag, then smoke one and the
craving should go away for a short time.

I have a friend who gave up cold-turkey 3 years ago and still uses this
technique with great success.
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The nicotine aids do help some the gums or tablets or skin patches.

The problem is they cost as much as the cigarettes.
Exactly. That's why I'm not touching them.
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Anything to avoid that makes me want to have a cig?

Coffee, but you already dropped that one... Getting drunk usually make people bad at holding on to promises.... Heck, basically avoid everything that you used as a good reason for a smoke earlier.

As soon you feel the urge, go for a hard run. Endorphins beat most of the other stuff
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Getting drunk usually make people bad at holding on to promises....
Aye, this one of my concerns. Tho, the good thing is that most of my friends dont smoke, so even if I'd want to have a fag in-between of a beer, I cant as nobody has one.
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Dowly, have you every heard of SNUS? Famous in Sweden. It is a packet of spitless tobacco. I use the Camel brand of SNUS here in the US. Basically the US version of SNUS. It does stop the craving to smoke. It is spitless. The spiced flavors are great. The package it comes in is about $1.00 less than cigarettes. I usually have one small packet (15 in a can) and it lasts about 2 hours. Normally in that two hours I have 4 cigarettes. So these really help.

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http://www.swedish-snus.com/
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Coffee, but you already dropped that one... Getting drunk usually make people bad at holding on to promises.... Heck, basically avoid everything that you used as a good reason for a smoke earlier.

As soon you feel the urge, go for a hard run. Endorphins beat most of the other stuff
Aye, runing is a good thing, but it is even better to smoke a cigarette after a har run

I am probably not helping.

Anyway, good luck with this Dowly, I have tried and failed a few times allready. The insomnia is just a bit too much for me to handle.
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Dowly, have you every heard of SNUS? Famous in Sweden. It is a packet of spitless tobacco. I use the Camel brand of SNUS here in the US. Basically the US version of SNUS. It does stop the craving to smoke. It is spitless. The spiced flavors are great. The package it comes in is about $1.00 less than cigarettes. I usually have one small packet (15 in a can) and it lasts about 2 hours. Normally in that two hours I have 4 cigarettes. So these really help.

Look here:

http://www.swedish-snus.com/
Yup, I'm familiar with snus, tried it once. Just not that easy to get here in Finland as (IIRC) selling/buying/importing is illegal. And then again, I've seen some nasty photos of longtime snus users' mouths, not pretty. And lastly, why would I want to give up smoking and then switch to snus?
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Aye, runing is a good thing, but it is even better to smoke a cigarette after a har run

I am probably not helping.
Haha, you bastard.
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Take an 18 hour plane trip.
Rub all your cigarette butts in earwax.
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Yup, I'm familiar with snus, tried it once. Just not that easy to get here in Finland as (IIRC) selling/buying/importing is illegal. And then again, I've seen some nasty photos of longtime snus users' mouths, not pretty. And lastly, why would I want to give up smoking and then switch to snus?
Take in a few pictures of smokers who had lung cancer. Not to pretty either. You are not switching to SNUS. SNUS is just like the gum or patch. Your body is still getting nicotine from these just like SNUS is doing. It helps you get over the need to want to have a smoke. In other words, crave a smoke pull out a snus instead. Once over the crave to smoke to get your nicotine I think quiting SNUS would be easier than quiting the smokes. Everyone is different. Cold turkey is hard but from my experiences with others quiting, this is the best way to go. My inspiration is my wifes aunt. Three packs a day. She went cold turkey. If she can kick a 3 pack a day habit then my 15 cigarettes a day should be a snap.

I did not know you could not get SNUS in your country. Good Lord, you can mail order it here in the states. Takes about 7 days. Crazy.

You know what helps me....go to a place were smoking is not allowed. A great spot is the library. You can busy yourself with a good book on Bf-109s or something. If the smokes and or smoke itself is not around you then you feel more at ease when you get a craving.
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Aye, runing is a good thing, but it is even better to smoke a cigarette after a har run

I am probably not helping.

Anyway, good luck with this Dowly, I have tried and failed a few times allready. The insomnia is just a bit too much for me to handle.
Didn't know that. Never smoked myself, so it's a bit hard to understand how you want to smoke after a good run. But I guess any kind of reward is likely, myself I love a cup of strong coffee after running and shower... Anyhow, coffee is cheap and running do you good. I just stay with the cheap and good drugs in life...
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