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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:59 PM

Smoking

Finally, a desire to quit smoking,,,now the hard part how to ?? need help?? sure.

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musicman65 Nov 2018 OP
SHRED Nov 2018 #1
meow2u3 Nov 2018 #8
Mariana Nov 2018 #2
GWC58 Nov 2018 #13
kozar Nov 2018 #3
GeorgeGist Nov 2018 #4
OnDoutside Nov 2018 #5
Runningdawg Nov 2018 #6
musicman65 Nov 2018 #15
Yavin4 Nov 2018 #7
musicman65 Nov 2018 #9
Blue_true Nov 2018 #16
JimGinPA Nov 2018 #18
musicman65 Nov 2018 #19
brewens Nov 2018 #10
BootinUp Nov 2018 #11
BootinUp Nov 2018 #12
musicman65 Nov 2018 #14
Hamlette Nov 2018 #17

Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:01 PM

1. I've heard vaping helps as a transition

 

I went cold turkey a few times but it's held for years now.

They didn't have vaping when I quit.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:15 PM

8. Vaping worked for me

When I first started vaping in 2013, I cut down on cigs from a pack and a half a day to a mere 6. Within a month, I completely stopped smoking and over a 5-year period, cut back on the nicotine from 24mg/ml to a mere 3mg. I'm about to cut the nic back a 1.5mg.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:07 PM

2. Vaping worked for me, and it worked instantly.

I took one drag off my first e-cig and never smoked again. That was in 2011. There's a bit of a learning curve and you have to spring for a decent e-cig, the disposable ones at the corner store are really awful.

Some people will rag on you if you don't do it the way they think you should, and say stuff like "Cold turkey is the only way!" Fuck those people. The right way is the way that works for you.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:36 PM

13. On Christmas Day, 2013 my wife gave me

a vaping kit. I stopped smoking cigarettes immediately. Since then Iíve had, maybe, five cigarettes. My nicotine level started at 24, is now at 12. Vaping will help! Now I can smell the chemicals on people from their cigarette smoking. Funny how I never noticed that when I smoked. Itís a nasty smell. I smoked a few drags off a cig a few weeks ago. I had to get rid of it after two puffs. Then I used mouthwash to get the nasty cigarette taste/breath out of my mouth. After not having any cigarettes for 3 years and then doing that tells me Iím done with tobacco FOR GOOD. Good luck to you on quitting! Cigarettes now make me 🤢🤮!!

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:08 PM

3. I did,

the Chantix thing after 40 years of smoking. Made it through cold turkey. I did have a strong desire to quit at that time also. Anywhere I would normally light up, puter,car,etc,etc, I would have a box of sugar free mints available. Had to buy them at Costco, but hey,,it worked!

Good Luck!!!!!


Koz

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:11 PM

4. I tried everything ...

nothing worked until Chantix. For me it was magical in removing nicotine cravings.

I had no problems with side-effects. I've been nicotine-free since Jan 2012.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:11 PM

5. Have a look at this site

https://www.allencarr.com

My sister in law was a confirmed smoker for over 30 years, and someone I thought would smoke herself into her grave. She went to an Allen Carr seminar, without any intention of quitting. They encourage people to take cigarette breaks, and she had one ciggie, and hasn't smoked since. That was over a decade ago.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:13 PM

6. I quit 4-1-18 by vaping

Here is how I did it - I waited until I just could not stand the craving anymore, then I vaped 12 puffs. No more, no less. Vaping isn't the same as smoking a cig, you will still want one. When I just couldn't stop myself I smoked 1/2 of one. I didn't trust myself to stop at 1/2 so I cut it in 1/2 crushed the end and only smoked the 1/2 with the filter. Gradually I didn't even need to smoke 1/2. I started smoking but not inhaling. Just holding the real deal, seeing the smoke, the sensation in my mouth was enough. I took about 2 weeks to rely solely on the vape.
I started with 12mg of nicotine and by March 1st I was down to 3mg. I started vaping less. 12 puffs became 6, then 3 and by April I wasn't using it at all. I carried it around for 3 months, just in case I was about to smoke a real cig. Never did. Won't again.

YOU CAN DO THIS!!

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:57 PM

15. great advice

many thanks,gotta do something,,,,,

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:14 PM

7. I'm doing the patch. Day 8. n/t

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:18 PM

9. smoking

Really appreciate the help,however the vape thingy is not for me as taking a pill.
It's a mind over matter deal,just need to over power the cravings perhaps with chips or sweets,,,who knows??
This will be hard as I do not drink or do other drugs.

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Response to musicman65 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:01 PM

16. I may have gotten confused. But I thought that Chantix was a patch. nt

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Response to musicman65 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:24 PM

18. I Used Patches For A Month

I kept Tootsie Roll Pops around so I had something to do with my hands & to put in my mouth. Plus there was a Tootsie Roll payoff in the middle. It helped me a lot.

I think the big thing was making up my mind to do it. Good luck!

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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:10 PM

19. thanks

just love your signs

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:19 PM

10. Whatever you do, don't get discouraged if you blow it a few times. For me it was that I would be

doing great and think I was in the clear. When determined, the nicotine withdrawal didn't even seem so bad. Then even a few months off the shit and the overwhelming urge would hit, as if I had just quit the night before. That screwed me a couple times. I then went into it knowing to not give in to that if and when it happened. I had to talk myself down from going and buying a pack a few times, but that passes after just a little while and if you hold out, you're still good!

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:29 PM

11. Quit in February after around 30 years, vaping helps me.

Find a good local vape shop. Start with a tobacco flavored juice. Donít go too cheap on the vape pod.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:35 PM

12. My other recommendation is to

Do some extra fitness activity and eat healthy food. This will help with your overall attitude and desire to not smoke.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:54 PM

14. excersize

no sooner than starting that at my age will cause me to take a dirt nap,not that smoking won't.
this will be my end goal,then my wife can put on the tombstone { yes, he finally quit }

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:03 PM

17. gum, 15 years ago, still chew it.

you can buy it online for less than anywhere.

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