Trying to quit smoking

India
April 27, 2012 12:58am CST
Smoking is something from which it will be really hard for you to escape,once you get addicted to it.I know how hard it will be for all those "smokers" out there to quit smoking.Because i too am one such smoker.When i am sitting alone,Traveling,partying with my friends,watching movies,whatever i am doing,i will always have this need to smoke.But i have this urge to smoke when my mind is not really occupied.Whenever i am busy,and my mind is preoccupied,i can forget the urge to smoke.This is the only way i have been able to resist smoking so far. I promised my girlfriend i had quit smoking and that i would never touch a cigarette again.But i just can't stay away from the cigarette for more than a couple of days. And yea i tried chewing gum instead of smoking.But it doesn't work.So if any of you guys out there know any better way to resist smoking,please lemme know.
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5 responses
5 May 12
Reading between the lines, your problem isn't that you need a good way to give up: it's that you need to decide to give up. At the moment, you're trying to stop for someone else, not for yourself. The decision hasn't come from YOU: it's come from outside you, so the inside you doesn't care and carries on. Even the title of the discussion says it: "Trying to quit smoking". If you decide that you're no longer a smoker or that you have given up, it'll be easier. Not much, but a bit. The decision has to come before the action. If you're "trying" to give up (for someone else, especially), you won't. If you decide that what YOU want is to stop, you're more likely to succeed. Personally, if I were trying to give up for someone else, I wouldn't even bother. I smoked for over 20 years and the only reason I gave up (last November) was because I decided - for myself - that I wanted to. For me. Not for any other reason.
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• India
6 May 12
You got a point there. Maybe its because i am not doing it for myself.
@mysdianait (64148)
• Italy
1 May 12
I smoke too and right now I am smoking more than ever I think that smoking is stress-related too. When I am working I have no problems but right now I am unemployed with too much time on my hands and there is no way that I can quite. I know that I should both for my health and for my purse too I hope you get some tips here then you can share them!
@mysdianait (64148)
• Italy
1 May 12
I am not up to a packet yet... but I will be before night
• India
1 May 12
Well i have opened my second packet. I just wish that i would at least get the money that i am spending smoking while i am posting here.Even that would be a good thing.
@mysdianait (64148)
• Italy
1 May 12
Gosh! I had never thought of it like that No, I must stop as my savings are going up in smoke like this
• United States
27 Apr 12
I know how hard it is because I stopped for years. Recently,I started again out of stress. I am praying I don't get addicted to it. I don't want a habit I can't afford.
• India
27 Apr 12
Don't start again if you had actually quit.You know how hard it was for you to quit once.you want that again?I cant even completely quit now..
@jpsalen (10)
13 Dec 12
I try to quit smoking many times. I stop for 2-3 weeks,but I can't stop it continuously. how to quit smoking continuously?
• India
18 Oct 12
My husband tried his very best to quit smoking, and until now, he is still trying. I do not know how will that “trying to quit” will end. It is not easy to escape from addiction like smoking. It will only stop if the person is religiously persistent. It is better to try quitting than to never end at all.