Quit smoking a personal choice or a chemical imbalance.

@IceMagi2 (102)
United States
January 31, 2008 11:47am CST
Who out there would say that in order to quit smoking the individual has to make the choice to quit or take some weird drug to convince yourself that you don't want to smoke. You see all these commercials letting you know that there is a new drug called whatever, said to help you quit. Have you ever seen those commercials and thought would that ever really work for me. Well i haven't. I just say that when I'm ready to quit I will and no psyche altering drug will change that. What are your thought on this matter?
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• United States
1 Feb 08
If I am going to quit I am going to quit when and only when I want to. I quit during 2 of my pregnancies and chose to start up again because I wanted to. Not because I had to. I hate those people who try to quit and make everyone around them miserable because they are "nicking" for a smoke. If you don't have the will power to quit then don't quit. But you have no right to make me miserable while I am around you because of your lack of will power.
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
I was never a smoker but in my personal opinion, anybody who wants to quit on any bad habit should have the will power and focus to do it and realize by heart it's all for his/her own good. You would be doing it because you love and care for yourself, not because somebody said so or to please someone else.
@nuffsed (1273)
1 Feb 08
Bella and Melitta,"I believe from my experience it has to be a personal choice and a state of mind that you want to quit." are, just like me in that they reached a time and place where they were ready to quit. I doubt they could explain further. I couldn't. I did suspect (hope) that that was the case as I struggled with the illogicality of smoking and coughing and spending time and money ruining my health. And the day came. 14th Dec 2006 10.30a.m. and I found myself stating matter of factly that I no longer needed my lighter as I would not be smoking any more. No pills, no patches. Heaven knows why I was so definite. It must have been written in the stars or something. Some of us are lucky I guess.
@miller1978 (1102)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I'm a smoker and I haven't ever tried any of these programs. However I have been thinking about quitting smoking. It's very hard to do as I have tried in the past. Apparently I wasn't ready at the time because I was trying cold turkey. I asked a pharmacist about this and he told me the best way to do it was to do it on your own. He also told me that it takes 39 days for all the chemicals to leave your body and then you won't get the craving again. So in the near future I am going to try on my own.