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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by ross670daw 4 years ago
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by kelvinlls 8 years ago
To those who smoke, have you tried quitting? What are the ways that you use to quit smoking?I'm trying to understand how smokers have been trying to quit their habit of smoking. I used to smoke myself, but I simply went cold turkey and have tried a technique to change my mindset about smoking. This...
by Kentrallos 6 years ago
For any Ex-Smokers, How did you quit smoking?how long where you psycho? how long until you felt like you didn't need a cigarette anymore?
by saveascj 7 years ago
anybody have experience of quit smoking successfully?and pls kindly provide some suggestions.
by dmop 6 years ago
A forum to support any of our fellow Hubbers who smoke, but want to quit. I'm hoping to get some success stories and the methods used to be successful.
by David R Bradley 6 years ago
Who here has quit smoking "cold turkey?" What was it like for you and are you still quit?
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