I Want to quit Smoking but i can't

Philippines
March 16, 2013 1:52am CST
I started smoking when i was 14 years old and until now i'm smoking. I am 25 years old with a wife and 2 kids. I am worried that if i don't quit smoking i might have a sickness. My kids are too young and i wanted to provide anything they need. How am i going to provide it if i would have a sickness because of smoking. I usually smoke whenever i'm vacant and after every meal. If im going to estimate, I take 10 sticks per day. Any suggestions.
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22 responses
@factorial (979)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
If you can't quit smoking... see you in heaven brother!
• Malaysia
16 Mar 13
hey factorial, it is not nice and this like encourage him die
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
Oh come on! we will all die. I have two cancers... and my coffin is ready right here in our home!
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Well that's ok. i know we all die. but the question is that " are we all going to heaven? " haha. anyway thanks koon999tan for your concern. factorial you have cancer, i guess you lose hope but you shouldn't. Enjoy your life and live it to the fullest brother.
@internaty (257)
• Chile
16 Mar 13
First, It is great you realize that this bad habit can harm your family. The craving to smoke last for just 3 minutes. So You can instead have a fruit, eat almonds or change the scenery go out for a walk, call a friend, or read. Search in forums about quit smoking. Have a glass of water
• Malaysia
17 Mar 13
but for 1 thing i know is that you are a slave to this habit,to win over need to have solid heart and high disipline. i have faith you can win it with easy
@KDevil (12)
• China
17 Mar 13
10 sticks is too much..You can reduce it to 7 per day then to 5..till 1.It is an ancient way that candies can help you give it up.anyhow,good luck!
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
Candles? How to do this ancient method? I was curious. =)
@stanley777 (7251)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
We all knew that smoking is not good for our body aside from the fact that it also endangers the health of the members of our family. Reports says that inhaling second hand smoke is more dangerous than the smoker himself. I too was a victim of this addiction, I just hope I can find a way to stop too.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
24 Mar 13
stanley777, willpower may help you restore the radiant health needed by your body. Quit smoking cold turkey or it will lead you to the point of no return
@niki5510 (61)
• Bulgaria
16 Mar 13
Please, try to give up smoking as soon as possible.You are a young person and it`s not late.You have a very strong motivation-the future of your children.With a strong will and some help you will succeed.You may seek for a proffessional help or try EFT-Emotional freedom technic.
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
thanks for the advice niki5510
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
Try distracting yourself or find something to eat that will keep your mouth busy. You should also ask for advise from a doctor because you might be suffering from dependence of Nicotine. If you just suddenly stop smoking in a snap you might suffer a condition called withdrawal syndrome, this is where your body suddenly was shock from lack of substance you have been taking for so long and it's bad for your health. If you can try controlling or lessen your number of smoking in a day say like maybe 9-8 sticks per day, but I'm not really allowed to advise on what exactly you should do. It's best to ask help from a professional.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 13
yeah keep mouth busy is something for sure is a good way to distract mind but somekind of habit just can't let you away, as it is like a slave or auto you must do it or you feel shaking in your body. this is how i feel for other bad habit, hate it sooooo much
@natliegleb (5182)
• India
16 Mar 13
it is irrrestistble and also more over the range of sticks can be reduced per each day and the important thing is control your mind
• Mexico
16 Mar 13
Mind is matter. if you want to quit or slow down its all up to you.
@KDevil (12)
• China
20 Mar 13
Sorry, I mean the candies. When you want to smoke, put a candy in your mouth, then you won't feel like to smoke so badly.
@MrGhost (550)
19 Mar 13
If you feel the urge from your inside, I am sure that you will be able to quit smoking; all you need is a self-confidence.
• United States
17 Mar 13
you made the first step toward stopping and that is wanting to..keep wanting to , yes it is hard but try to take your thoughts of smoking and try a hobby you like or something to take place that takes your mind off of smoking. it is very high is price anyway. the money can be used for other things...talk to someone like your doctor and get suggestions of free clinics that can help..good luck and hope to hear from ya that hey I quit smoking and feel alot better....
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 13
You can quit smoking if you are determined. You ca - You can quit smoking if you are determined. You can do it!
You are indeed a loving and dedicated father to make the decision to quit smoking for the sake of your children. YOU CAN QUIT smoking. I know you can do it because your reason for doing so is because of your love for your children. You just need Determination to achieve that. Just say "NO, I WON'T SMOKE ANY MORE", then you will be free forever. Just think of your children when the urge calls. YOU CAN CONQUER IT!
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Mar 13
I try to smoke when I was 11 years old. Although not continue doing it everyday but I will smoke if I saw one of my friend offered me. Until such time 3 years ago I consider myself a change smoker. Although I am addicted but I rest assure when I want to stop I can make it.
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
i have the same problem with you i tried many times
• Sri Lanka
17 Mar 13
You don't think about smoking...you don't thin "I will smoke" or "I will not smoke". you forgot about smoking.
@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
They say quitting is more difficult than starting , when it comes to smoking. It's good enough that you've decided to quit, but how dedicated are you to really quit? It totally depends upon your decision really. I don't really smoke but I have met a lot of people who would rather have their legs cut off than quitting (or trying to). But ex-smokers say "it can be done". The secret here is not immediately quitting. It's about the right time and pace. They say if you want to quit, you do it in a pace. Quit half a stick a week/month (depending on your urges). You say you can smoke around 10 sticks a day, you can start with 9 1/2 this week, then slowly pace yourself to do 9, then 9/12 and so on. Remember the pace is about you. If your pace is 2 weeks then it's fine, if it's a month, then it's good too. Then try to exercise too or keep yourself busy so that urges would come easy. I do hope you could do it! Good luck! Have a great mylot experience ahead!
@mariaperalta (19089)
• Mexico
16 Mar 13
I know its hard to do, But i you really want to you can. Also there are many ways to help get help to quit. Good luck to you.
• United States
16 Mar 13
ONe day I said I was not going to smoke any more. I got the claendar and wrong no smoking and walked away,. the next day I went to the calendar and wrote no smoking. and did that till my 7th day after that I knew I was done. I also stay away from smoking because the smell makes me want one. you can do it put your mind on your kids.
• India
16 Mar 13
you better consult your doctor and take some advice.otherwise try to reduce it day by day. nowaday there are lots of tablets are invented to quit smoking,just try it and make sure to consult your doctor.
• China
16 Mar 13
My husband was a heavy smoker. He quit half a year ago. So you can do it if you really want to. By saying "really want to" I mean you are not compelled to do it because you know theoretically it's important. It works much better when you believe that you like to do it and you want health, a longer life and a happy family together. You can encourage yourself by picturing yourself in thirty or forty years, healthy and happy. If you think of it as a task, you probably would want to smoke more whenever you fail. It's better that you take it as a happy thing. Take your time and good luck!
• Greece
16 Mar 13
i quit smoking by way of vaporizing is first but gradually reducing intake in every week.for 1 month,the habit stop. Then with mental awareness, exercise and eagerness to quit. That works really.