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What did you use to replace cigarettes, when you stopped smoking?

  1. Leaderofmany profile image59
    Leaderofmanyposted 6 years ago

    What did you use to replace cigarettes, when you stopped smoking?

  2. nadejda13 profile image60
    nadejda13posted 6 years ago

    body cleansing with juices, liver cleansing with olive oil+ lemon juice, intestine cleaning with enemas. After all these procedures I just didn't want to smoke so I didn't need replacement.

  3. RASO profile image72
    RASOposted 6 years ago

    I `ve never smoked, but I heard that many started to eat a lot, to replace cigarettes.

    Good luck !


  4. Abhaque Supanjang profile image80
    Abhaque Supanjangposted 6 years ago


    I ate more foods, did more sports, then drank more water, and it worked. Beside that, I tried to have more fruits especially oranges. Tried to get organic foods -- the ones which have no chemical substance, then you will have a better life and health.  And the most important one, I did my best to control myself at the time my friends who are bad smokers tried to make me be like them again.

  5. xinqi profile image58
    xinqiposted 6 years ago

    In my opinion, one person can drink coffee to replace cigarettes when he stop smoking. However, I'd never smoked before. It's just my uncle's experience where all of my family members observed this.

  6. lorenmurcia profile image88
    lorenmurciaposted 6 years ago

    One day, my husband woke up telling himself that he would not smoke anymore. He was able to cope for several weeks. If he felt like taking one cigarette, he reached for a candy. He also ate and ate. Unfortunately, he is back to his habit. sad

    I keep on pursuing him to stop. I hope he goes back to non-smoking again.

  7. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

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  8. McConnell Group profile image81
    McConnell Groupposted 6 years ago

    I used chewing gum. every time I felt the urge to smoke I popped in a stick of gum

  9. cat on a soapbox profile image98
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    I only kept one cigarette in my car's visor. I could puff on it , wave it around, and flick it. I just couldn't light it. Eventually I didn't need it  and tossed it away.

  10. Borsia profile image46
    Borsiaposted 6 years ago

    I stopped in 1 afternoon with acupuncture. I never had any cravings or any desire to smoke again.
    I sent around 20 people to the same clinic and all but 2 had the same results.
    Of the 2; 1 a musician just chose not to quit and never really tried. The other quit for 3 years and then started again. I also consider that to be simply choosing to smoke. She certainly had no addiction after 3 years.
    I was a 3 pack a day smoker. The only after effect I ever had was that I would dream that I had started again. I would wake up really POd at myself for being so stupid, then realize it was only a dream. The frequency of these dreams fell over the years and now I have one maybe once a year. I quit in 1982 so it isn't likely that I would ever start again.
    I never used any substitute of any kind, or had any gain in appetite, however after about 3 years my sense of taste and smell returned completely.
    The style of acupuncture can vary a great deal I know people who tried it and it didn't work. But when they describe the process it is completely different than what I had.
    At the time my Dr. told me that he could break any form of addiction the same way. I have no reason to disbelieve him but I don't know anyone who tried him to quit anything other than smoking.
    The funny thing is that I didn't believe in acupuncture at the time and I wasn't hung up on quitting. A friend quit with him and started bugging me. I had numerous friends who had tried things like the Schick Center ($800 at the time) and every one of them had gone back. I told my friend that if he wasn't smoking after 8 weeks I would go, mostly just to shut him up. 8 weeks later to the day he walked up and handed my the clinic's card. I went that afternoon, had a cigarette in the parking lot waiting for my appointment time... that was my last butt. ($60 att)
    The appointment lasted 1 hour. They had me come back the next day for a follow up, which I did, but I didn't need the second treatment I was cured after the first.
    The next day I just had to test it so I went to the neighborhood bar and had 4 Old Fashions, no desire to smoke what-so-ever even though others around me were smoking and one even offered me one.

  11. Captain Redbeard profile image60
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    I smoked for 20 years. I tried to quit for 6 of those twenty and about two months ago I just ran a half of a pack under the faucet and threw them away and havent purchased any nor smoked any since.

    After trying the patch, pill and gum I have learned that what I really needed was to want to stop. I can honestly say I havent had one twitch or desire to pick it back up. Not once. Not to say I don't think about it, but honestly anything you do for twenty years will be rolling around in your brain for a little while. Anyways, when the desire to quit is greater than the desire to smoke you will stop. Best of luck my friend, feel free to shoot me an email if you need some support from someone outside your circle. I'm here for ya.

  12. ivantsoft profile image60
    ivantsoftposted 6 years ago

    you should really want it not just realize it is harmful for your health!

  13. sweetpikez profile image58
    sweetpikezposted 3 years ago

    My grandfather was a chain smoker. We couldn't ask him to stop until he was hospitalized because of smoking. Since he was used to smoking, he was drooling. To solve this, we asked him to take menthol-flavored candy. Fortunately, the candy prevent him longing for cigarette.