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?
I still desire to smoke every now and again. But smoking is extremely bad for my teeth and immune system.
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!
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.
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?
by Jane@CM 8 years ago
Tomorrow I will attempt, for the millionth time to quit smoking. I'm going cold turkey, can't stand the patches or the gum. After a week of a cold and feeling like I'm going to cough up my lungs, its time to stop.I successfully quit three times, I was pregnant two of those times, this...
by saveascj 7 years ago
anybody have experience of quit smoking successfully?and pls kindly provide some suggestions.
by ross670daw 3 years ago
I am struggling with quitting smoking, how did you quit, I need help?Smoking for about 34 years now, have tried to quit on many occasions without lasting results. I'm determined to be free of this addiction and would like to know if there was anything specific you have found that worked for you....
by David R Bradley 5 years ago
Who here has quit smoking "cold turkey?" What was it like for you and are you still quit?
by sandra rinck 8 years ago
I quit. I am proud and I shared. I know a few other hubbers also quit but I don't know if you wrote about it. If you did, what was the response from the readers? Did you find it fascinatingly strange that some folks would call you arrogant for doing what seems impossible to...
by Halcyone 4 years ago
If you are an ex-smoker, how did you quit smoking?Cold turkey, nicotine replacement therapy, hypnosis...etc
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