Kicking the habit

Old Dec 14th 2012, 11:49 am
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I replied on one of the threads this morning "..You know what you need to do - whether you have the will power to change only you decide.." whilst having my usual 4 cigs and black coffee to manually kick start my heart and braincell - and a few mins later i reflected on the my post.

I currently smoke in the region of 40 cigs a (good less stressful) day. The challenge is for me cut down to 20 a day for this week.
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The challenge is for me cut down to 20 a day for this week.
Why muck around dilly dallying and not just shitcan the habit?
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Ive tried cold turkey, hypno, tree-huggin sessions (well only half a session before i walked out) before - so this time armed with an e-cig lets start slowly
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Why don't you go for all or nothing?

Champix worked for me (after a 20 a day 25 yr habit). It eliminates the requirement for willpower. Sends some folk screwy but if you can get along with the drug then it's a plain sailing way to quit.
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I just can't understand why people smoke anyway?

Seriously, why start, why continue?

Totally bewilders me.
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I just can't understand why people smoke anyway?

Seriously, why start, why continue?

Totally bewilders me.
Because at aged 15 I enjoyed doing something I knew I damn well shouldn't be doing ..... aged 17 I realised I was a drug (nicotine) addict. It's a nasty insiduous drug and one that is very hard to quit.
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I just can't understand why people smoke anyway?

Seriously, why start, why continue?

Totally bewilders me.
I enjoy it, simple as that.
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I enjoy it, simple as that.
Fair comment, a bit like me and beer/wine etc.

Smoking is the ONLY vice I've never had any inclination to try.

That said, I do like the odd shisha
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I just can't understand why people smoke anyway?

Seriously, why start, why continue?

Totally bewilders me.
Because it annoys people who post comments like this.

I'd still be puffing away if it wasn't for reading Allen Carr's Easy Way book (quit cold turkey after 20 years, magical book btw).

But sometimes, like now, I'd like to spark one up and inhale deeply just to $#^!ing perplex the kind of person who can't understand why anyone could start AND THEN they feel the need to voice their self-righteous oh-so-original opinion on the internet.

Catching my drift?

Damn, I might start smoking crack just so I don't turn into you.
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Smoking is the ONLY vice I've never had any inclination to try.

That said, I do like the odd shisha
That is smoking, 50 - 100 fags per session.
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Because it annoys people who post comments like this.

I'd still be puffing away if it wasn't for reading Allen Carr's Easy Way book (quit cold turkey after 20 years, magical book btw).

But sometimes, like now, I'd like to spark one up and inhale deeply just to $#^!ing perplex the kind of person who can't understand why anyone could start AND THEN they feel the need to voice their self-righteous oh-so-original opinion on the internet.

Catching my drift?

Damn, I might start smoking crack just so I don't turn into you.
And you came all the way from the Aus forum to tell us that?

Try Meth, it's so much better than crack....
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That is smoking, 50 - 100 fags per session.
The irony....
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I've gone with an e-cig that doesn't resemble a normal cigarette with a view to removing the social habit there. With cartomisers you can refill yourself, you can get all sorts of flavours compared to prefilled solutions.

This summer I spent a week camping and couldn't charge it, but away from my environment I only craved about 3 or 4 times. Coming back home the first thing I did when I walked in the door was charge it up. It's proving there is a social link to not only what you do with your hands, but your day to day habits that is strong enough to seriously contemplate. If we cannot 'escape' from our environment to give up, then we have to find ways to deal with it I guess.
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Harder to quit cigarettes than to get off heroin.
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Harder to quit cigarettes than to get off heroin.
Based on your experiences?
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