I quit smoking, and I'm going nuts right now! I've been eyeing dog hair, pinestraw, dust, etc. and thinking, "I wonder if I could smoke THAT." Hubby quit, too. With his recent bout of heart trouble and his stay in CCU, his doc told him if he didn't stop smoking, he'd probably die soon.
Any quitters with some advice? I'm using an electronic cig, and it helps take the edge off, but sometimes it AIN'T ENOUGH!!!!!
Well,some may suggest taking a trip to Washington or Colorado...
Why is the electric cig that has nicotine not enough, habee? What is the difference between them?
3 years quit now.
Just do it! Nothing else for it but to suck it up and be a total bitch for a year. That is what I did.
This might not't work for everyone, but I quit by leaving the gap in-between cigarettes longer and longer. The trick for me was always keeping some cigarettes on me and telling myself "you can have one, but wait a little longer". That took away the cravings. I never got any feedback on my poll as to whether it works for others... so who knows?
I'm pretty sure that smoking dog hair is ok, i'd give it a go and maybe write a hub about your experiences. You never know you could have stumbled across a cure for smoking withdrawl. Could be worth millions...
You have my full sympathy, habee - I've been in your shoes more than once. And don't have anything to offer, I'm afraid, except tough it out.
Does your hubbie's doc know he's using an electronic cigarette (if he is)? When I had my heart attack mine told me don't bother - it was the nicotine that was causing the heart disease and that cigarette is nothing more than a drug delivery device that will, in my case, do as much harm as a cigarette.
I suppose it's different for lung cancer, but for heart disease it's the actual nicotine that's doing the harm, not the tars and such.
Hubby's not using an e-cig.
My e-cig doesn't contain nicotine - just menthol flavor and water vapor.
Smoking dog hair is probably okay, just make sure to remove it from the dog first! good luck!
Love the responses to the dog hair comment! Made me LOL - seriously!
When all else fails... Dark chocolate and Valerian tea?
Good luck habee! I know how you feel but.....I know how I feel after quitting cigs for many years. I can breathe, taste and smell wonderous things! People don't grimace from the yukky smoke smell when they hug me. My mouth no longer tastes like an old, dead ashtray and my lungs no longer look like one. It's just one more minute, one more 5 minutes, one more hour.....
You can do it!!!
Dog hair?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Oh, habee, I can seriously tell you're losing your mind over this! That's just....well....gross.
Anyway, the only other option than the one you're using (which I think is the best) would be to use some sort of nicotine replacement system. If you're already past the point where the nicotine is out of your system, I'd avoid that if you can.
When you say it's not enough, what specifically are you left craving after the e-cig.
What the flying tortoise ? What were you addicted to in the first place ? Dope ? o____o. Smoking hair, let alone DOG HAIR is outrageous ! Chew some gum ! Eat Jolly ranchers ! Find a new hobby ! It will help ease your desperate yearning for a cigarette.
Wow this is a wild one, although I'd like to see if you would really do try it... Let us know
This thread makes me smile. Poor ole dog. :-) Good luck, Habee. My boyfriend quit cold turkey after 30 years when he got really sick. He doesn't get sick anymore like he used to. He still misses smoking, though.
I would say "No," it's probably not safe to smoke dog hair! Haha, you speak in the voice of desperation. You poor thing, I am feeling your pain. I quit smoking after many years.
The advice I have is to brush your teeth immediately after every meal and every cup of coffee (trying to break the association). Quit cold turkey. Start walking every day. Drink lots of water. Go to bed early every night. Save the money you would have spent on cigarettes.
I haven't had one in about eight years, and when someone who just smoked comes near me, I almost gag and I usually start coughing. It smells horrible. Just think, I smelled that way for years. The one main thing above all else -- go to Google Images and type in "lungs of a smoker" and cruise through the pictures.
My wife just stopped. Flat out. She used excuses as a way through it. i.e "I smell bad", "I have no money,", "Im grumpy when i dont have one", "what will our future kids think?", "im feeding a greedy corporation", mixed with her thoughts of what she could do with her money. She said she thought of these things every time it entered her mind. Now we can casually have a cigarette her or there when we are having a drink with friends. If you can do that, then you wont ever habitually smoke again.
This is one of the biggest blots on my life at the moment - I'm desperate to stop. I'm currently smoking about forty a day. I think I've tried every technique known to mankind but I did have some success with lozenges a number of years ago. They were called NiquitinCQ (or something like that) but I'm not sure if they're available in the USA. You basically put one in the corner of your mouth and leave it to dissolve. You don't actively suck it and obviously can't eat or drink while it's there (takes about an hour to dissolve). You reduce the doze over a period of weeks. I was off the cigarettes for nearly a year after using them circa ten/twelve years ago but unfortunately went back on them while staying in a boring hotel one night, while travelling for work, thinking I could have one and "that would be it..."
I am in the situation that all of my friends used to smoke and all are now ex-smokers. I am the pariah! They all used different methods to give up but one swears blind by the cold water method. Every time he wanted a cigarette, he drank a glass of freezing cold water and says it cured the immediate craving.
The cost factor is another big motivational factor. I'm not sure of the cost of cigarettes in the USA but here in the UK, they're extortionate. I actually smoke imported American cigarettes because they are so much cheaper! I pay £6.00 per pack for US imports, while British cigs are about £8.00 per pack. That means I am spending the best part of US$20 a day on smoking. Crazy - I know!
Good luck with staying off them and I know it is time I set a date to join you in abstinence
All that money, up in smoke! I am sending positive thoughts your way. You can do it. I know you can, because I did. I had all kinds of reasons -- it causes you to stink (it really, really does), you're an outcast, your co-workers who don't smoke look down on you, it costs the earth, and it's so bad for your health, it makes your teeth yellow, but the one thing that helped me more than anything else is that I cared what my little granddaughters would think of me. I quit when they were babies because I love them so much and I dreaded the day when they looked at me and realized that I smoked. Would they be disappointed? Would they use it as an excuse to start smoking themselves? I just couldn't bear to think about that filthy black smoke penetrating their clean pink lungs. So I quit. Again, I'm sending positive thoughts your way. You can quit. Put that money away every day and treat yourself to a fine vacation next year.
Yes. In fact Regular smoking of Dog hair has been known to improve intelligence by 68% according to a report out today from the Canine Gazette. So when you are in dire need of an intellectual high, just smoke your Dogs pubes!
have you ever considered the medication wellbutrin? i take it as an anti-depressant but it's also used to help people quit smoking. I figure if you're thinking of smoking dog hair, you might be open to medication lol.
Habee, I was trying to find a hub or forum thread that Mark Knowles commented on when he stopped smoking. I couldn't find it, but I did find that Mark has a lot of awesome recipe hubs! I also found this comment by Shadesbreath that I thought you might find helpful.. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/96201#post2057512
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