Quitting smoking cold turkey

Canada
February 18, 2013 5:14pm CST
Has anyone quit smoking cold turkey before? How did it work out for you? I decided to quit smoking and doing it cold turkey.. I have tryed before using the patch,gum,e-cigarettes etc.. But none of those worked out for me. But this time I am ready to quit for good. So far what I have planed to distract me from my cravings is: clean something,organize something,go for a walk,drink a tall glass or water. That is all I have for now but will keep adding as I go. I have my husbands support also, he is also quitting. He is using champix to help him.. Has anyone quit cold turkey? What should I expect? Did it work for you? Any advice is much appreciated :-)
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@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
19 Feb 13
I have been a smoker for over 30 years and I have quite many times the first few days are hard one thing that may happen and does with me is is every one gets on my last nerve and have never found a way to quite as of yet I also have used all the forms to stop and yet I am still here smoking if you find an easy way to quite would love to see you pass it on
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• Canada
19 Feb 13
I think I will be posting a lot on here when that stage comes. lol I will try to vent it all out on here instead of snapping at everyone in my house.
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• Mexico
19 Feb 13
I will be looking forward to seeing more post on this plus any tips that you may come up with
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
19 Feb 13
I have never done it. I have tried every other means of quitting besides cold turkey and chantex. The Chantex kind of scares me to be honest. I am not one to take any meds. Ive heard positive stories from that were successful with it. Mostof those that I know that hae quit sucessfully have quit cold turkey. I need to quit but I have been cutting back first. I do have an e cig and it does help curb the cravings. I only take a hit or two to take the edge off.
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• Canada
19 Feb 13
I the same, im not one to take meds either. heck when I get a headache I tough it out. but my husband is quiting using Champix.. i am afraid to even touch the pills after reading the side effects. I would rather do this cold turkey as i know if i take any stop smoking aids it wont work.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
19 Feb 13
I have never smoked, so I have never gone through that. But like anything if you want to quit and put that in your mind you will. Good luck and keep us updated.
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• United States
19 Feb 13
I smoke when I get really stressed and I mean stressed. when I am not stressed I don't want or need to smoke. I stopped all by myself and it was easy as long as I remained away from other smokers. the smell of the smoke made me want to smoke. so,it can be done if you want it bad enough.
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@stealthy (8189)
• United States
18 Feb 13
I have never been a smoker even though my mother and father were. My father quit at some point but I don't know what method he used but it was probably cold turkey since it was before patches and things. My mother quit cold turkey when her throat cancer was diagnosed. I think the cancer was motivation enough for her. I was no longer living in our home town, had a job far away, so I wasn't around much to see how it went.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
18 Feb 13
Ive never had that habit. But I have a great friend that does. But Im sure he cant quit like that. He knows its bad for him, but its a terrible habit to have.
• Canada
18 Feb 13
Yes it is a bad habit, it stinks and also expensive, I spend $9/day for a pack sometimes twice that amount if I smoke more. I've been smoking for 11 years and I think it's time I quit!
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• Mexico
19 Feb 13
wow, thats high there as well. Here in Mexico a cheap brand is like 2.50-3.00 per pack. Glad I dont smoke here.