What tool or strategy did you use to successfully quit smoking?

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  1. nmdonders profile image83
    nmdondersposted 6 years ago

    What tool or strategy did you use to successfully quit smoking?

    If you or someone you know was addicted to cigarettes, how did you or they stop smoking?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I still desire to smoke every now and again. But smoking is extremely bad for my teeth and immune system.

    1. nmdonders profile image83
      nmdondersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hear the cravings may never go away.  Sometimes even after years of not smoking people can get them.

    2. lburmaster profile image82
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yep. Especially when stressful situations come our way.

  3. jennyjenny profile image60
    jennyjennyposted 6 years ago

    I smoked for about 15 years.  I tried Chantix, but after 2 weeks the dark dreams and nightmares freaked me out.  I spoke with my doctor and he discontinued the Chantix gave me a small dosage of an anxiety medication to get me through the worst of it.  I was forced to quit smoking after a heart attack and triple bypass surgery at the age of 33.  Not normal circumstances, but now glad I did.   I did find it extremely helpful to find something else (non-addictive) to take the place of the smokes.  I use sugar-free root beer barrels, the spicy flavor was a great distraction and the time it took to eat one was about the same as smoking a cigarette.  They helped to ease the cravings.  To this day I still want one now and then, but I can reason myself out of it easily, now.  It has been 4 years since I quit. Good Luck!

    1. nmdonders profile image83
      nmdondersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear that you went through that.  I scares me thinking about it.  Congrats on quitting.  I also hear that even after many, many years of not smoking you may get cravings.  I love those root beer barrels, that's a great tip.

  4. point2make profile image79
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    I used the "patch" and have never looked back after 15 years. I have never had or desired a cigarette since the last one all those years ago. For me the nicotine patch worked far better than I expected.

    1. nmdonders profile image83
      nmdondersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's really good.  Congratulations.  I've actually seen people smoking while on the patch.

  5. sparkster profile image91
    sparksterposted 6 years ago

    NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is quite an easy way of giving up smoking I have found, but you have to learn a lot about it.  It can also help in just about any other area of your life too such as overcoming phobias.

    What is NLP?
    http://sparkster.hubpages.com/hub/what-is-nlp

    1. nmdonders profile image83
      nmdondersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard of similar techniques but not NLP.  Thanks for the info.  I'll check it out a bit more.

 
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