YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 5061 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1704 times:
I quit smoking this week! It's only been 5 days but I think I'm strong enough to do it, to really kick the butt. I'm not using nicotine gum or the patch, I'm just trying to hang around with my non-smoker friends a little more. So far I've been out drinking tiwce and to the casino once, the situations in which I smoke the most. No smokes at all... so far. Any succes stories out there to inspire me, I'd love to here them.
RobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4559 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1693 times:
Cold turkey and a will to succeed stopping smoking. My 'stepstone' method: you will crave a cigarette, more than once. Then say to yourself, but in two minutes the craving will be gone. Indeed, before you know it you'll have forgotten your craving. Try to eat sensibly. I went from 72 kg to 85 kg.
Gilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
7 years as of last January. That after 23 years of smoking. I managed to avoid the weight gain somehow thank goodness. Now I wonder what I'd do if I had all that money back as well as how I would justify/afford the 2 packs a day I was smoking then, today. One thing is for sure, I could never have ridden my bike as far as I do today without having to stop along the way to catch my breath. The benefits will take awhile to notice but you will, especially with your sense of smell.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 9):
I gave up finally and completely at the end of 2004, giving up smoking whilst drinking was the hardest, so I stopped drinking for a month or so and it all went well from there.
Respect Andy! Well done! Keep it up!
Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 9): And don't go kidding yourself that smoking weed isn't really smoking....
Exactly what I am saying all the time, it is not so bad for your health and it is actually useful because it makes you, well.... errrr..... "dizzy".