What is the Best Way To Quit Smoking?

Trying to Quit - Been smoking for more then half my life.Forced to quit
United States
April 8, 2009 6:58pm CST
I have been smoking for over half my life. Thanks to the government wanting the smokers to pay for their spending habits.With all the tax hikes I can no longer afford to buy them so I have to quit.What is the best way to quit smoking?
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8 responses
• Indonesia
9 Apr 09
To stop smoking is by believe that smoking is bad for our health and environment, it can affect our family too. I Agree with the government to make higher taxes for this, because health spending from this is very big... so gov need more money..
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• United States
9 Apr 09
I agree it is hard to quit but I guess you need to decide what you want. I am a smoker too and I still am paying almost 5 dollars a pack and there is no way I can afford that for long. This is what I plan to do is to slowing start not smoking and than eventually not buy them at all. Like I will give you an example smoke all of your cigs and than wait as long as you can to buy the next pack that way you are making yourself get ready to quit for good. I have a quit date of May 1st but I have not told anyone yet because I do not want anyone mad at me. Take care and happy mylotting to you.
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@mzz663 (2778)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Mommy, I'm using chantix right now, it's hard with someone else who's taking it, too and they're still smoking. Anyways.....according to the info given on the chantix site, not telling anyone is setting yourself up for failure, it's a "just in case I don't quit" excuse. I already told my kids that I'm quitting (they rolled their eyes) and I hated telling them cause they tend to nag me about it, but I told them anyways. But I think maybe the 'setting myself up for failure' and 'not telling anyone I'm quitting' has always been an 'easy out' or 'escape' for me not having to go on ahead and quit. No one should really get mad at you, except yourself if you don't succeed. Good Luck to you!
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@irishmist (3818)
• United States
11 Apr 09
There really is no best way to quit. I smoke and I'm trying to quit, but it is hard. You sould try to cut back, and gradually quit, or try the patch, or nicorett gum. Also read up on quitting smoking online as this will help. There is a ton of info online to help. I really wish I can quit, I'm getting a little closer each day, as I cut back. Good luck!
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@Gladys22 (416)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
The best way to stop is To Stop Control not to Smoke!!!
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@skyla26 (285)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
its hard for the smokers to quit.. but if they will pursue it they can do it
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@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I have never smoked in my life (okay I tried one once) so I don't know how it feels to be addicted to smoking but I am addicted to Tea and have tried quitting. I tried to quit cold turkey but I got super sick...lots of bad headaches and I am assuming that's what will happen to you. What I've been doing is drinking less and less. I'm almost off it...maybe you can try that. Just start smoking less and less until you are down to one a day. then maybe just light it up for a quick puff and do that for a few days and then stop altogether. I don't know if that would work but it won't hurt to give it a try right? Smoking is a horrible stinky habit anyway. My dad was a chain smoker and I remember getting in trouble at school for smelling like it. My teachers and friends (who thought I was cool) thought I was the smoker. So if anything, not only will you be doing yourself a favor by quitting but you'll be doing some good for your family. Good luck and I hope you can quit...for your sake and your family's!
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@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
If you don't really want to smoke and you don't want to undergo the hard process of quitting then NEVER TRY TO SMOKE! That's it! Happy MyLotting!
• United States
9 Apr 09
I can only speak for myself about quitting. I just stopped buying packs everyday. I would put what I had in the freezer and fight to keep them as long as I could. I would drink or snack on something to stop smoking as well. I got to the point where i was buying loose smokes over packs of smokes. I then would give out my smokes when others would ask for them. Not caring how much it cost me. Slowly but surely i stopped and it was for the better.
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