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Who here has quit smoking "cold turkey?" What was it like for you and are you s

  1. David R Bradley profile image84
    David R Bradleyposted 7 years ago

    Who here has quit smoking "cold turkey?"  What was it like for you and are you still quit?

  2. profile image52
    Mditkunposted 7 years ago

    my great grandfather started smoking in the 2nd world war.... smoked for 50 years and one day just stopped. No after affects at all.

    He had very strong will power and he lived until he was 97.

    I personally  think it's all mental

  3. suny51 profile image56
    suny51posted 7 years ago

    i did it on may23rd04 in one go,used to smoke 30-40 a day
    as for as 'still quit', i dint even think of it since i quit.

  4. dabeaner profile image56
    dabeanerposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I stopped cold turkey three times.  :-)   But the third time was the charm.  No smoking of tobacco since the late 1970s.

    I was a three-pack a day addict.

    In my case, I took advantage of feeling like crap with the flu to get me over the first few days.

  5. Seakay profile image60
    Seakayposted 7 years ago

    I quit after 20 years... when my father was dying of cancer.
    I just quit, then walked into walls for awhile but everything turned out ok.  Best thing I ever did.

  6. Torch Harrison profile image83
    Torch Harrisonposted 7 years ago

    Yep.  I did it first time out.  As to why...well, being diagnosed with cancer, having your neck cut open from ear to ear, then having complications from the surgery convinced me that smoking was NOT worth what I went through!

    I do admit I miss it terribly.  At times I pass a smoker on the street and breathe in the smoke and it reminds me of the relaxation I always got from a smoke.

    Now, later in life, I have chronic lung problems, probably from my years as a smoker.  Again, more reason NOT to smoke.

  7. chspublish profile image82
    chspublishposted 7 years ago

    I quit after several years. It was very difficult as there was no support then and I felt terrible, but I was determined to break the habit. I had one relapse back into the smoking after several months and felt ill and dizzy when I inhaled. That really did it for me and I never trtied it again. Thanks for the question.

  8. Yoshi Ninja profile image60
    Yoshi Ninjaposted 5 years ago

    I tried but it was too stressful. I quit for a week and even though I was nicotine free I was instead full of rage and hate for everybody and everything haha! Why don't you try electric cigarettes? That's what I did and I definitely don't feel as guilty! www.greensmoke.com/LBP is where I bought mine. Give it a go.

    1. David R Bradley profile image84
      David R Bradleyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Weak.  Why not try heroin?  Also a great stress reliever....