Help me quit smoking

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  1. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 14 months ago

    Why do I smoke cigarettes knowing they are bad for me?
    I only smoke at home, near a window, with beer.
    It's a disgusting habit and makes me smell like an ashtray.
    I even have a smoking coat and wash hands and face afterwards
    Yet I still do it.
    Perhaps I have a death wish for fear of growing old and alone.
    If die younger - never get older ...
    The Peter-Pan  principle?

    Tried vaping, that's when I discovered how strong nicotine is. Since did'nt have the smoke to gag me - I kept vaping the nasty tasting crap until I got tight chest and feeling weird. One day of that crap.

    I can skip a day of smoking cigarettes but that's because I overdid the day before.
    Range of smoking cigs of 0-18 with an average of 9/day. Which is a lot higher than it used to be of around 4-5 cigs/day.

    Patches make my skin itch
    The gum - I didn't know I was supposed to stop chewing and leave it between gum and cheek so nope that didn't work neither.

    The only time I quit was in Boulder when a amore  friend was not willing to kiss me because I stank.  Quit for 1.5 years then  took it up again in Washington when living with a smoker.

    Tried a bunch of self hypno.

    Remember the 'Cat's Eye' ? James Woods in some of the funniest acting that he's ever done as a man who wants to quit smoking. He goes to a place called Quitters, Inc. This clinic is run by a most unusual doctor played by comedian Alan King. Woods finds out quickly that their methods of trying to make smokers quit are odd. It's a Mafia style quit program. They don't cut off your pinkie finger if caught smoking -  they cut off your wife's pinkie. This story isn't really scary but it's downright hilarious with Woods trying desperately to kick the habit.
    Short scene:

    1. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Considering your attitude concerning the habit, your stated intake and the fact that you continue to do it; I'd say physical addiction is the least of your worries on the matter.

      1. ptosis profile image80
        ptosisposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        So what is the Most of my Worries?

        1. Live to Learn profile image80
          Live to Learnposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Well, when you put it that way, perhaps professional help would be the better route.

    2. lovetherain profile image80
      lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I am trying to quit too. I find the Nicotrol inhalers work the best. Good luck to you.

      1. Live to Learn profile image80
        Live to Learnposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Quitting smoking, like doing anything for health purposes, is an admirable endeavor. But turning any activity (healthy or otherwise) into a secret and bizarre ritual is quite a bit more unhealthy.


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