How Did You Quit Smoking?

@Trishzen (281)
United States
February 8, 2007 7:20am CST
The gum? the patch? Some other program or medication? Or did you just go cold turkey? Tell me what you used to quit smoking.
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• Philippines
8 Feb 07
yeah i want to quit smoking too... at first i can maintain to reduce my smoking then stop if for one day then up to 3 days... but as my friends smoke i can't help myself but join them.. need some other tips regarding this topic
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@Trishzen (281)
• United States
8 Feb 07
some of my friends smoke too, and so does my fiance. I have a young daughter, and I thought "What kind of condolence will that be if I'm dying of cancer when she's only 10?" I decided that I can't let my friends and family's actions determine my health. I have to change for my daughter. good luck!
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
8 Feb 07
Will power is the best tool to quit smoking.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
when i quit i just stopped. i like the idea of the gradual cutdown though. they say it takes 3 weeks for a habit to be broken. So everytime you want a cigerette do somethign else. Go fo a walk, read a book...as long as you dont think about having a cigeretee. Also try to plan stuff around the times that most people crave them...first thing in the morning, after a meal, ate at night. Its hard though....you are tryign to find info for your dad right? I think i saw another post by you askingabout it... Those truth.com commercials really made an impact on me....maybe have him check those out. makes you think real hard about smoking
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@Trishzen (281)
• United States
8 Feb 07
good advice!
• India
8 Feb 07
Its the great willpower that play a major role in quitting smoking.Smoking is not an addiction it is only the habbit that can be avoided and controoled by your strong will-power,you can announce proudly about it to your friends and encourage them to quit.Using medicines and other remedies should be avoided as they further reduce your controlling power.Psychotherapy is also sometimes very helpful.
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@Trishzen (281)
• United States
8 Feb 07
i beg to differ...nicotine is most certainly an addiction.
@jyokot (1)
• India
8 Feb 07
There are many ways available. Before using any medications to quit smoking consult ur physician. All you have to have is strong desire to quit and after quitting strong will power to stay abstinent.
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