Smoking.... how did you quit?

@forfein (2509)
November 7, 2006 12:29pm CST
Hi Do you smoke. Have you ever wanted to quit and can not??I try to give up at least once a week!What an awful habit!!! But I'm still smoking!
30 responses
@amylou (127)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I'm a smoker too - no ideas on quitting though, sorry. I think you just have to make up your mind to stop, actually stop, and then do it. It's hard so I wish you luck!!
@forfein (2509)
8 Nov 06
This is the main thing.... Getting your mind right!!!
@anwar007 (346)
• India
29 Nov 06
yup, u r right. it has to begin in the mind and for that we need to know the full dangers of smoking. We should focus of the dangers of smoking not just to our health but also the health of our beloved ones who will be subjected to passive smoking. This should provide us with the needed motivation to atleast think about quitting.
@anwar007 (346)
• India
29 Nov 06
To help make up ur mind u can think about the dangers of smoking not just to ur health but also the health of your loved ones and society in general who are subjected to passive smoking. This should motivate us to start thinking about quitting. That is the first step.
• United Arab Emirates
7 Nov 06
trying to quit hope everything works
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@forfein (2509)
8 Nov 06
Hi Thanks for that. Quitting is a nightmare!!!! I have managed to go 4 months once though!!! PS:- I have added you to my friends.
@gnt23tr (1015)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I never smoked in my life. I am almost 30 now and i never tried. Many people tried to persuade me to start smoking but i resisted. I dont like the smell, i dont like the smoke, I dont like nothing about it. I mean that I am not against the people who smoke and I always stay with them. But I still dont think that smoking is good. So better stop it.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I had smoked for about 30 yeasr. was doing 1-1/2 pack a day. Cut backto 2 per week about 4 years ago. at that time I stared to just smoke out side. about 4 months ago I stared to walk when I smoked. Then 6 weeks ago with the grace of God I let him give me the victory And I took that victory and I claim it every day.
@forfein (2509)
8 Nov 06
WOW WELL Done !!! Cold Turkey is the HARD way and that is a FACT Gave you a big + for that
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Good questions, I would like to quit. I was going to go to one of those hypnosis groups the other day (but I forgot). Tried the patch. Made me feel like I was dying. Maybe someone could give us all advice.
@forfein (2509)
8 Nov 06
Tried the patches once They are GOOD and they do work. The main problem with quitting smoking is.... It is in your head..... Get your thoughts right, and you can do it .... (this is from a friend of mine who quit)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yes I smoke. I did quit last year for over six months then a friend of mine kept pushing me to smoke again. Hard to stop when they shove the cig right in your face and say come on you know you want it. I quit cold turkey when I did it. I don't smoke as much anymore. More of a social smoker.
@forfein (2509)
1 Dec 06
Hi Thanks Cold Turkey is about the best, but hardest.... I think, once the MIND is in the right frame of mind it may be easier.... I KNOW that one day I will succeeed!!!
@rosey2006 (945)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I quit smoking almost three years ago and still don't smoke. This is one of the hardest habits that I have quit. I quit smoking with SmokeAway and lots of hard candy.
@forfein (2509)
29 Nov 06
Everyone I talk to says that it is the hardest habit they have ever broken !! And.... boy.... do I know it!! I do try, but it seems impossible!
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Cold turkey after 12 yrs worked just fine.
@forfein (2509)
27 Nov 06
COLD TURKEY!!!! Are you BRAVE or what??? I always live in hope though!!
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
17 Nov 06
I went cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant
@forfein (2509)
17 Nov 06
I am thinking of having a go at "Cold Turkey" Ive tried patches and things. No good!
• Singapore
13 Nov 06
have been trying to quit a couple of months back. every pack is my last pack...sigh! im still smoking..my bf gave me the deadline, wedding day! ;0)
@forfein (2509)
13 Nov 06
OH! Incentive there then! Thanks for you input.
@melinda66 (163)
• United States
12 Nov 06
i quit just over 5 months ago. cold turkey. i tried the slowing down, didnt help. i tried pills and patches, didnt help. the only thing that helped was really truly making up my mind that i wanted to quit.
@forfein (2509)
13 Nov 06
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for that. I have been saying this for a long time. I have tried patches as well, they did actually help to make me quite or a couple of weeks, then I stopped the patches and here we go .... start smoking!!!! I had a good think about it today at work, and I am going to CONVINCE my wife that NOW is the time to quit. If we can BOTH get our minds right, then it may work! PS A big + for you for that comment!
@fiasco007 (819)
• United States
12 Nov 06
i smoke and would like to quit. it is so hard. How old are you? i worry about the futur of my health, but i love to smoke so much. have you ever heard of the lazar treatment to make you stop?
@danny_aj (166)
• Kuwait
12 Nov 06
smoking what a habit,,,fighting to quit
@forfein (2509)
12 Nov 06
Yes!! Thats the problem. Once you start it is extremely hard to QUIT I hope the young people who are reading this are taking notice how difficult it is once you start.
@dihearted (2688)
• India
16 Jan 07
didnt quit yet... but trying for it...
@marrry (341)
• Romania
29 Dec 06
cigarette - cigarette
FOR ME IT WAS VERY EASY TO QUIT SMOKING ..IJUST DIDN T SMOKE ...WELL I DIDN 'T GO OUT WITH MY FRIENDS ...FOR A WHILE ..AND THAT WAS HOW I QUIT ...
• Romania
1 Dec 06
I don't now. I smoke and I drink more.
@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I successfully quit over a year ago by using Nicorette gum to help me with my cravings. I think the key for my success was that I was really ready to quit, and I was doing it for the right reasons (not because someone else wanted me to). The Nicorette really did help with cravings - as long as I had it with me to use when I needed it, I was fine.
• India
29 Nov 06
i dont smoke
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
Im smoke free for almost a year now! I started smoking when i was 19yrs. old..i quit when i was 24. My secret? Commit yourself into it and psyche yourself everyday not to smoke..very simple right? But it takes discipline!
• United States
27 Nov 06
I got pregnant. But I feel that once you are a smoker you will always want to smoke. Avoid the temptations such as being around others when they smoke etc.