How I Quit Smoking In Just 6 Long Months

This was one of the most difficult experiences in my life so far, but once I realized that a lot of the addiction is simply in your head, and that money was literally going up in smoke I decided to change my ways. I had tried a few times to quit before of course, but this time was a little different. First of all, I had a nasty cold and my throat was pretty tore up. Every hit that I would take was actually a bit painful and so I thought to myself, "why the hell am I torturing myself like this?" Not to mention at the time, I was half broke and couldn't really afford the nasty addiction in the first place, I just decided now was the time. I set it in my mind that I was never going to smoke again... it wasn't going to be an easy thing to do, but anything is possible. I mean wasn't there a time in my life when I didn't smoke cigarettes? So the first couple days were pretty horrible as you may expect, but I realized that this addiction was mostly all in my thought processes/habits and all I really needed to do was keep my mind occupied. Video games, plants, rolling coins, TV, exercise, pacing, literally anything to keep me from thinking about it. Now sure this was not very easy at all, but it is possible, anything and everything is possible. One of the things I noticed that what makes it difficult for a lot of people to quit is that there always seems to be all kinds of other smokers around you, but hey you need to embrace that, if anything you should think of the smoke as a good thing... at least you get a little of that sweet, sweet, nicotine right? So the more I thought about it the more I became conscious of the fact that I could beat this thing, I mean every day without smoking was another small victory, and soon every battle became easier and easier. Hey, like the title says it took me about 6 months to stop thinking about it all together, but I made it, and there are millions of other people out there that have quit too! So what I hope you can get out of this is that all you need to do is make that decision in your head that you are going to quit, and that you can quit... give yourself a reason to quite smoking cigarettes, and then try to keep your mind occupied as much as possible the first few days/weeks... even plan some stuff ahead of time. Know that it will not be a cake walk, but hey is anything these days? So what are you waiting for, "put out that smoke and breath some air..."

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14 comments:

fosenteskotia said...

#1 RULE:
Never tell anyone you are quitting. They will just keep asking you about it, some in a disbelieving accusatory manner, which, when you have successfully occupied your mind with something healthy, is like and invitation to stomp their head into the pavement, crush their soul, and light a cigarette.

Rob said...

There are a quite a few guys, I know, who have quit smoking cold turkey. Lifestyle changes do help quit smoking. It is true, not to sound too moralistic, prayers help quit smoking.

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Think about why you want to quit.

Decide for sure that you want to quit. Promise yourself that you’ll do it. It’s OK to have mixed feelings.Don’t let that stop you. There will be times every day that you don’t feel like quitting. You will have to stick with it anyway.

Find reasons to quit that are important to you. Tell yourself, the only way to improve your health is to quit smoking right now .

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The only way to make someone stop smoking is to make him believe that he or she will get more joy from non-smoking life than from smoking itself. Smokers believe they like to smoke, instead they just addicted. When they realize that they addicted they most likely is going to understand that they do not get pleasure or relax from smoking, they just feed their addiction.


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My wife quit smoke cuz of pregnancy. After several months I did the same and live without sigarettes till now. (more then 1 year already). Our baby live without any contact with smoke now!:)

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Suzanne Steven said...

The reason why I quit smoking was because of my friend who just visited a Laurel, MD dentist weeks ago. He had to have some teeth extracted because of the damage. Yeah, he's the type that doesn't brush teeth, too. You can really expect his teeth falling out after some time. He told me that the Laurel, MD dentists' treatments are really well done. That doesn't mean I can neglect brushing and flossing. The dentists also encouraged me to stop smoking. That's where I got my motivation to quit.

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