What is an efficient, low on cost, way of quitting smoking permanently?
Take control and just stop, don't let a bit of dried vegatation rule your life. I did it, went from half an ounce+ of rolling tobacco a day to nothing in 4 days, that was in 2001, I havn't smoked since.
I quit smoking without any "outside" help about eight months ago. No patches, no gums, no expensive electronic cigarettes, nothing. Firstly, you have to make a decision you want to quit, and make sure you stick to the decision no matter what. Also, I found that the fact I really couldn't afford smoking helped a lot - if you run out of money, you'll quit smoking more easily
I never have smoke...but I saw my dear father a complete "macho man" just saying this is the last cigarette. Self determination!
I'm not convinced there is a right way for any one person, but I will say that there is a common element in every technique...and that is the desire to quit. The lowest cost way of course, is to simply lay them down and never pick them up again. That may not be without it's horrors, but is is the lowest cost way.
I can tell you from personal experience that I tried virtually every way known to man to quit the cigarette habit. I started smoking when I was 8 years old. I smoked for 34 years, most of which was 1.5 - 2 packs a day. I am now 59 and have been smoke free for 17 years and the only way it became permanent was...cold turkey!
Oddly, I could smoke again today. I enjoyed it! But I never want to have to quit again. So, I choose, each and every day, not to have to quit again. Good luck if you attempt it. Know that you can do it, because it has been done before and no one is any better than you!!!
If you want help and/or encouragement, I'm here!
The cheapest and easiest way is to quit cold turkey. But first you have to want to quit. Once you do quit, never doubt your decision. Nicotine replacement therapy doesn't work because it only prolongs the inevitable, and it is not cheap at all.
Allen Carr's book The Easy Way is also a great thing to read when you want to quit. He has a great way of putting things into perspective for smokers, as he was a chain smoker for over 30 years. He even suggests that you don't try quitting until you are done reading his book. By the time I finished reading, I was excited and ready to quit smoking. I haven't touched one since.
There is no right way to go about quitting but the cheapest is to just not buy any and go cold turkey. It can be hard but it is the most rewarding way to do it. I know how hard it is and that it doesn't always work but if you don't want to spend a lot of money on NRT's and use the money you save not buy cig's on something you have wanted in a while but could never afford then it is worth a try. Jenjen is someone you should take to as she is 1 week in to quitting and doing great. Me on the other hand well lets just say I lasted 3 1/2 years last time out.
As everyone has said it is your decision and only you can say whether or not you really want to quit.
If you really do want to then that is the first step and you are more likely to do it without the help of NRT's.
If you cannot do it cold turkey then try to cut down slowly for the first week or so then try again.
There are lots of great hubs on the subject take a good luck around and you will find allot of help.
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