stopped smoking

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  1. ddsurfsca profile image74
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    I quit smoking last January first, and it has stuck.  I wrote a hub about it, but I just wanted everyone to know it is possible to just quit, and it wasn't that difficult.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...good for you!

    2. tiffany delite profile image72
      tiffany deliteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      congratulations! and this is very good for me to hear because i am quitting on November 18, 2010, which is the Great American Smokeout held by the American Cancer Society. I'm beginning to believe that it is largely psychological!

      1. johnnyhub profile image50
        johnnyhubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just for the fun of it...I actually didn't know my quit date...and this is completely coincidental...but I actually quit smoking the day before the great American smokeout day...crazy enough...

    3. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
      LeslieAdrienneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful and congratulations......

    4. Rafini profile image84
      Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!!

    5. Abbasangel profile image73
      Abbasangelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good on YOU!! Any addiction is hard to beat!!

      Congratulations and your lungs will be thanking you as will the rest of your body.

    6. DailyResearcher profile image58
      DailyResearcherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! It is an inspiration for others.

    7. IntimatEvolution profile image79
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I quite smoking July 23rd, 2010.

      I miss it terribly.  I loved to smoke cigs.  I miss the way they taste, the smell of cigs and everything about the darn things. 

      OMG, I want a cigarette!!

      Seriously, I'll be so glad when I'm finally over this hump.  Its been really, really, hard.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Good job! smile

    1. richtwf profile image60
      richtwfposted 7 years ago

      I recently wrote a few words about that unhealthy habit which can consume and take our lives if we allow it to. Well done for kicking the habit!

    2. shazwellyn profile image65
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago

      My experience is that it is a life time addiction.  I gave up for 15 years, had a hard episode in life which resulted in me taking up the habit again on a weak moment.  I was amazed how quickly and easily it was to re-establish.  One cigarette had me hooked again.  I tell you this, so as you are aware of the ease of reuptake. 

      Fortunately, I gave up again, but found myself being quite psychotic, even after a short time of smoking.  It is THAT addictive for me. 

      What I have learned is that I have an addictive personality where 'just one' is not enough. So, giving up on smoking, is a very individual experience and knowing yourself is the key to success.

      Well done for kicking the habit!

      1. ddsurfsca profile image74
        ddsurfscaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        T


        This was my point, it does not need to be a lifelong battle.  There are ways to get rid of the craving, and once you do that, it is easy, for you no longer ever crave them again.  It has to do with self hypnosis, and brainwashing yourself.  I have quit several really bad habits this way.  Check out my hubs on habits and addictions and it gives you a step by step procedure.  I had really good results, and the secret is, smokes taste really bad to me now, so the taste for them is just gone.

        1. shazwellyn profile image65
          shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, you can rewire your brain smile

          1. John Holden profile image59
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, I had a stroke a month ago. I lost my speech, my bladder control, my balance and my desire for a smoke!
            My speech is very nearly back to normal, my balance is back to normal and so is my bladder control. I have no desire to smoke though!

      2. ddsurfsca profile image74
        ddsurfscaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You are very correct about addictions being a very personal and different experience for everyone.  I have been addicted to every possible substance one could think of, from smokes to heroin.  It took a doctor working with me and some very serious decision making on my part for what one has to do is make up your mind, and do it.  Then, if you don't make it, don't give up, and don't feel guilt, just take up where you left off and keep going with your head held high and the knowledge in your heart that you are trying, and that you will succeed eventually.  Keep smiling, keep talking about it and don't give up.

    3. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

      Congrats! Happy for you, so much life and money saved! If only my loved ones would do what it takes to quit!

    4. sid_candid profile image61
      sid_candidposted 7 years ago

      Many Congratulations on getting rid of the habit of the smoking. Now you can spend many more happy and healthy years with your family and loved ones.

    5. profile image0
      timonwellerposted 7 years ago

      Congrats on quitting, I am sure you are feeling a lot healthier now.

    6. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 7 years ago

      Good Job. One day i will quit too...

    7. profile image0
      L a d y f a c eposted 7 years ago

      Magnificent! Congratulations. I quit smoking September 20th 2006 and have been smoke free since. I can't think about it too long or I feel myself wanting one, therefore this reply will end soon. It takes a lot of strength, so congrats on being so strong.

    8. fucsia profile image58
      fucsiaposted 7 years ago

      you are right: It is not difficult, just want it really

    9. profile image0
      Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

      Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself.

    10. Green Lotus profile image59
      Green Lotusposted 7 years ago

      Congratulations to all of you who have quit. It takes tremendous commitment and stamina to get through all those phases of withdrawal including old fashioned body language habits that put us in the comfort zone. I too have Hubbed about it, hoping to help, suggesting everything from e-cigs to meditation, but it really begins with a true desire to change who you are, i.e. a smoker. Once I decided I was not longer a smoker, I could begin my recovery and it worked. Good luck to everyone who gives it a go.

    11. Greener Energy profile image58
      Greener Energyposted 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your quitting smoking success! I quit over a year and a half ago still going strong. Cheers!

    12. LadyAnion profile image55
      LadyAnionposted 7 years ago

      Congrats well done

    13. mrpdg profile image60
      mrpdgposted 7 years ago

      3 months i've not smoked. I miss it like crazy sometimes. I fear I'll slip again soon

      1. scall profile image76
        scallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Congrats on quitting....I am smoke free for just over a year now.  Those odd cravings get shorter and shorter over time.

    14. Fluffymetal profile image78
      Fluffymetalposted 7 years ago

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    15. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

      Glad to hear it, that's one less cancer patient!

      ---you know what I mean smile
      Great!

      I also have a few hubs on it too.

      I quit about 4 mo ago

      and I feel good!!!

      1. Mike's Corner profile image84
        Mike's Cornerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Great job DDSurfs and School Girl -- congrats on your new, smoke-free lives!

      2. ddsurfsca profile image74
        ddsurfscaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually that is one reason I decided to quit, for the doctor told me because of my family health history, I had a 150% chance of dying from cancer.  Everyone in my family has died of cancer, and it is not a good way to go.

    16. Hub Freelancer profile image60
      Hub Freelancerposted 7 years ago

      Congratulations to those who have quit smoking! I am a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (just starting out on here) and know it is both a physical and a psychological battle to put down the cigs.  But the battle CAN be won and I've seen so many different paths to victory.  Love to see the support on here!

    17. Dr. Wendy profile image60
      Dr. Wendyposted 7 years ago

      I quit smoking in January of 1983.  For many years, I would still get the urge for a cigarette.  Each time the episode was shorter than the time before, and the cravings got farther and farther apart.  I gave in a couple times, during the first two years.  But I reminded myself how far I had come and that I didn't want to start that nasty habit back up again.  I can't even remember the last time I wanted a cigarette.  I now find them repulsing and can't even stand the smell of smokers I encounter for even the briefest amount of time.

      Congratulations to all of you who have quit, and for those of you who haven't, you CAN do it!

    18. vnustham profile image55
      vnusthamposted 7 years ago

      Congratulations to all on quitting. It's free smoke time.
      I'm not smoking any before. But my mom can not do it. sound hard for her.. she can away from smoke when she go to see the doctor for check up or stay at hospital. That's time make me feel happy and I will be on free smoke time as well. Since I grown up .. I never touch it..because I am in smoke area since I was born..I always ask for my mom quit.. she tried several time and then come back -- and try more will quit.. come back and quit --- I would she quit forever.. hope she can do.. who can quit that's very good for your health and every near by you..

      Congratulations !!

    19. profile image46
      NoTeethNoProblemposted 7 years ago

      Are you guys still sleeping?still smoking?Try to stop it just from now.It injures our health very badly.Smoking affects majorly in brain,heart and lungs.For women it stuck pregnancy.Why to waste our money and time in such a habit that causes nothing but the harm? Passive smoking is harmful as well as active one.We should try to avoid passive smoking zones also.Why to let life in hell ! Try to avoid it,trust me ,it's not so much impossible .

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In Life Mate.... People with No Teeth should not Preach the morals of Whistling through a breakfast of cornflakes OR the merits of having good health while talking medication for depression!

        Why are You pushing the boundaries and dribbling all over the conversations of those who are blessed with the ability to Bite? hmm

    20. Cici2hip4u profile image61
      Cici2hip4uposted 7 years ago

      Congrats on your new achievement! Did you use any strength of method to regain your smoke free life back the way it should be? If not, and it took you a while to quit, that would be pretty amazing:)

     
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