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Quit Smoking

  1. Fluffymetal profile image79
    Fluffymetalposted 8 years ago

    Tomorrow will be my 4th day without smoking cigarettes.  Please help keep me stay encouraged to quit.  I need the support.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you can do 4 days - you can do the rest of your life. Go for it. big_smile

    2. Piniks profile image54
      Piniksposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's not tough if you really want it, fluffy!  You DO need three days away from anyone you care about though because as you come off the nicotine you're gonna be a real b*tch.  I know i was a real @sshole when i was quitting!

    3. leeberttea profile image53
      leebertteaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I quit years ago! You're smart to quit, just take one day at a time. You might try replacing that vice with another, like kissing!

      1. Fluffymetal profile image79
        Fluffymetalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't even start till I was 28.  5 yrs is long enough.

    4. TheGlassSpider profile image70
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      *hugs* I'm with you!! I've got almost 7 months without them behind me now. If I can do it, you can!! Keep up the great work!

    5. Richieb799 profile image79
      Richieb799posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you can do it babe, Ive gone 3.5 years and won't look back.. its all in the mind! I used gum however

  2. lightning john profile image57
    lightning johnposted 8 years ago

    Congradulations!  You can do it!

  3. Fluffymetal profile image79
    Fluffymetalposted 8 years ago

    Thank you.  This is the official 4th day: no patches, no gum, no chantax, etc

  4. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    think what it will be 20 years from now...

    when you are not dead and buried in a cold grave because you decided to spend your hard earned money on crap that your shoved into your lungs

  5. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    You can do it. It only gets easier as time goes by!

  6. Fluffymetal profile image79
    Fluffymetalposted 8 years ago

    Thanks.  Today's been the hardest phy day

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image70
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you have a bathtub, run yourself a bath as hot as you can stand it. Put in one cup of vinegar and one cup of salt (sea salt's best if you have it, otherwise table salt is fine).

      Soak in it until you're all wrinkly and the water is cool.

      This will help remove nicotine (and other toxins) from your body, and will be a relaxing soak. It should help the cravings.

      You can do it!

      1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
        Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Is this one method of detoxifying your body? I've been interested in the whole detox notion.

  7. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Wow, I did not know you are quitting. Best of luck! It's hard, but definitely doable, I don't smoke for several years already - after 35 plus years of heavy smoking. smile

  8. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Fluffymetal. smile

  9. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    Good for you!  Love to hear when someone's giving them up! You'll do it too!

    1. Piniks profile image54
      Piniksposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi mega!  Long time no see!
      Wow!
      So how long has it been?
      Probably too long

  10. Fluffymetal profile image79
    Fluffymetalposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for your guys support.

  11. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    good luck with this, I can only do that in hospital. don't bother me then, but as soon as I am in the car . . . on the way home . . .

  12. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    This is great...keep going...try not thinking of how many day past but give yourself day in the future (for example - say to yourself I will make it 2 more days and keep extending the time)...Great job

    1. Fluffymetal profile image79
      Fluffymetalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks

      1. michifus profile image81
        michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Keep up the good work - Each day gets a little easier. First two weeks is really crappy though. take each day as it comes.

        I'm on I'm on day 9 btw - this time is the last! smile

        1. figment profile image81
          figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          On day 6... doing good  smile

  13. Smart Rookie profile image66
    Smart Rookieposted 8 years ago

    Hang in there! After a while it will feel "normal" not to smoke. I've been smoke-free since January 1st and I can honestly say I feel a lot better. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to quit and went back, but I believe every effort to break the habit increases the chances of finally doing it once and for all!

  14. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 8 years ago

    IF YOU THINK YOU CAN---YOU WILL !!

    IF YOU THINK YOU CAN"T---YOUR RIGHT !!

 
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