my dad had been successful . He quit after he was diagonized with high blood pressure. He said by hook or by crook he must quit for he wants to live up to 100!
I smoked heavily for 52 years and quit two years ago. I stopped by taking the following steps:
1. I stopped smoking tobacco cigarettes, switched to e-cigs and puffed on them for about three months.
2. After three months of "vaping" I stopped using the e-cigs.
3. Voila, no longer did I have a "cigarette jones."
A few of my friends quit after one of them asked me what was the probability of getting lung cancer during your lifetime if you smoke.
Unfortunately the answer is:
- about 7% if you smoke up to 6 cigarettes a day
- 27% if you smoke more than that
Surprised it's so high? They were too. I thought everybody knew these statistics. Turns out that most smokers think it's more like 0.7%.
Nope, it's 7% and 27% for smoking up to six cigarettes or smoking more, respectively.
Funny how biology works, huh?
Now consider this: if you were playing the roulette table and you had one chip that represented your life. You have to put it on one of the thirds (let's say either 1st, 2nd or 3rd column). Then the roulette spinns and if the ball falls on one of the two other thirds, you can smoke all you want and you won't get cancer.
But ... If the ball falls on your third, you will die an agonizing premature death.
Would you dare to try it?
My friends put down the cigarettes and never smoked again. And they were heavy smokers of 10+ years. It's really easier than you hink. The first week or two are bad, then you forget you were ever a smoker.
by ross670daw3 years ago
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by Paula2 years ago
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by dmop5 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.
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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?
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