Have you quit smoking,and how hard was it?

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  1. janesix profile image62
    janesixposted 6 years ago

    Have you quit smoking,and how hard was it?

  2. Emma Harvey profile image89
    Emma Harveyposted 6 years ago

    I smoked on and off for a few years, eventually about 20 a day. It was when I found out I was pregnant which made me stop. It was a no brainer. It was hard still, but I refused to smoke when I was expecting. I craved on and off for a couple of years, but never went back to it.

  3. Ramsa1 profile image60
    Ramsa1posted 6 years ago

    I quit cold turkey about 25 years ago after several failed attempts. I was tired of paying the taxes on each packet of cigarettes I bought.

  4. point2make profile image80
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    I quit smoking by using the "patch". I chose a particular day to quit and when that day came on when the patch and...I quit. I never had any cravings and have never had a cigarette since. That was 18 years ago. For me the nicotine patch worked. You may use other aids or none at all. The main thing is to quit,,,,your body will thank you for it in many ways.

  5. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I smoked for a couple of months, just like drinking. The act is interesting, gives a relaxing feeling, and soothes me. However, my partner does not like the fact that I smoke so I quit. By not purchasing anymore cigars and staying away from my partner's mother (who is known to smoke over a pack a day at times), it has become easy to not smoke.

  6. Steve Orion profile image75
    Steve Orionposted 6 years ago

    As a teen, I've smoked a lot of cigs at social gatherings, but never became addicted. I've only smoked about 5 a day max, and found that I could easily go on for a week or however long without feeling the slightest craving.

  7. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 6 years ago

    Yes I have quit after 25 years of smoking a pack a day and yes it was difficult in that I quit cold turkey at least 25 times. I believe it's all in your head, and that nicotine leaves your system completely in 3 days, so after 3 days, for me personally, I believe it was all psycological when the cravings came.  You may have to quit several times before it really sticks.

    For me it was that I got tired and embarassed of the cigarette smell on me and in my house. I had an ozone machine run for 2 days to remove the smell.  Since that was so much trouble it motivated me to quit completely and not even think about it, but it took 25 relapses to get to this point.  So don't beat yourself up if you fail -- just keep trying.

    Also it's really nice not to have to worry if I have enough cigarettes, and I am saving money as well.

 
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