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I'm going to attempt to quit smoking

Updated on February 1, 2011

Quitting smoking attempt # 24,353,647

Once again, I am going to attempt to quit smoking. I WILL quit smoking. I don't even LIKE to smoke. So I am going to list my reasons why and come here every day and read them until I get it through my head and stay a non-smoker. 

  • It not healthy
  • It's expensive
  • It smells... BAD
  • Can't smoke in public places, so it gets cold when you have to go outside to smoke.
  • I may live longer (unless of course 6 months after I am smoke free, I get hit by a bus and it all was for nothing).
  • For my children

Now the question is HOW am I going to quit?

Do I want to try the patch .... again? The problem with the patch is, it does work, unless of course you do what I do and rip it off to have a cigarette. 

How about Chantix? Tried that before and that actually helped until my starter pack was finished and I had to go full strength and the full strength made me sick.

Nicotene gum? I tried that ONCE and it was hard as a rock and it tasted worse than chewing a cigarette butt from an ashtray. 

Cold Turkey? Yeah ok, I have NO WILL POWER, so that's not going to work.

Hypnosis? Tried that and that was THE biggest joke ever. They not only make their money by charging you for the "group" hypnosis, they then try to sell you on different "tools" that will help you succeed at a 75% markup then what you would pay for the same thing at the drug store. 

I haven't figured it out yet. I haven't set a date yet, but plan to very soon. It's just a matter of coming up with a plan. 

I'll come back and update this when it all comes together for me and I'll "HUB" my journey. Hopefully, I'll have some reformed smoker followers that can give advice along the way.


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      BloggingPilar 6 years ago from South Jersey

      Good luck rieom! You and I are to much alike! LOL I haven't set a quit date YET, and I have a feeling when that time comes near I'll put it off, lol

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      rieom 6 years ago

      This is almost the same as an article I was going to do. I even had the title in and just needed to right it. You covered essentially what I was going to put. Anyway, it is good you highlighted the different ways to approach quitting smoking. I have a quit date sent but am already thinking of extending that a little bit. Definitely not a good start to quitting.

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      BloggingPilar 6 years ago from South Jersey

      It's soooooo hard and the worst part is and what I really don't understand is that I don't like it anymore... I hate the smell, I hate the taste, but I continue to smoke a pack a day. Let me know how he is making out, and if he has any success. Good luck to him!

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      PaperNotes 6 years ago

      Attempt... you and my hubby are alike. He's also attempting to quit smoking but to no avail.