February 25, 2007 7:14am CST
Well, here goes, day one, I'm trying AGAIN to stop smoking. It isn't easy at all, since I've been smoking for almost 25 years. I do need to quit though, for several obvious reasons. One, I'm sure I'd be healthier, and maybe even regain some weight, not to mention I'd save a ton of money if I wasn't buying cigarettes! Any successful former smokers here who want to share their method(s) for quitting, offer encouragement to those like myself who really want to quit? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
25 Feb 07
I've been a non-smoker for two and a half years. i owe it all to a book by Allen Carr. i thought it must be a scam before i read the book, but it actually worked for me. I bought the book friday morning, and stopped smoking saturday night. Never had a cig after this. It was the easiest thing ever. I had been smoking for 17 years, 20-30 a day, and had never even been able to cut down when trying in the past. i'd say it's well worth looking into. Good luck in becoming a non-smoker!
• United States
27 Feb 07
I'm doing much better this time around ... I've not smoked at all for three days now. It gets a little tough at times fighting the craving, but I'm doing really good, and my wife is continuously telling me how proud she is of me. I can see and fully understand how / why people gain weight when they quit smoking ... I'm finding that I am eating much more and more often, but since I only weigh a buck and a quarter, I can afford to gain a few pounds anyway, LOL. One thing different this time around is that this time I actually said that "I quit smoking", whereas before I was "trying to quit" ... I really think that's probably the big difference. In any case, it sure does feel good not to be smoking now ... I'll just be glad to get over the withdrawals.