— Posted by Mr Mushrooms on 2:39 pm on Mar. 9, 2002
i’m trying to give up smoking, mainly because of the huge financial strain but also because my family don’t like it. I have tried nicotine patches, chewing gum, hypnotism but soon gave up. If anyone has any advice o9n the best way to give up smoking (tobbacco by the way, giving up joints ain’t gonna happen!) then i’d be most grateful.
— Posted by redfish on 5:54 pm on Mar. 9, 2002
well when i tryed to stop the first time i ate carrots sticks every time i had a craving. but then again i’m still smoking so maybe it didn’t work for me but you could try it. you just need to find something to do with your hands and mouth instead of smoking.
— Posted by Mr Mushrooms on 6:46 am on Mar. 10, 2002
Well I can think of a copule of things but my partner doesn’t always oblige…
— Posted by Just0nePepsi on 10:50 pm on Mar. 10, 2002
Go to a hypnotist(spelling?) they really help. I have seen it work before.
— Posted by drybilgeltd on 12:28 am on Mar. 11, 2002
I can not claim to be an expert at this problem but can only offer a sugestion or two. Some things are like walking on a pile of dog shit. After you learn that there are consequences for doing it, you need to learn how to avoid it. Patches, gum etc are just another way of getting the nicotine. As far as what to do with your hands, you need to find something to be productive. Most people I have come across smoke instead of being productive. Others claim that it helps them to relax after eating. A well chosen companion will do that better than a stinky cigarette. Ask yourself why did you start, was it to be the same as your buddies and peir pressure? It is best not to be a slave to anything. Right now you are dealing with the devels handywork. Turn and face the monster, show no and have no fear, then you will have beaten him.
— Posted by Mr Mushrooms on 2:14 pm on Mar. 11, 2002
Very profound. I have looked upon it as something I have to overcome and a true test of character and I have reduced my daily intake significantly. It was started by pier pressure (I had few friends when I was younger and I did it to make me look ‘cool’, I’m not as shallow these days!) and I haven’t really considered stopping until recently. By the way I don’t really wanna walk around eating carrots whenever i have a craving but I appreciate the advice.
— Posted by MachiavellianSmith on 12:09 am on Mar. 12, 2002
i’m in a situation that i have to stop smoking for physical(lung) reasons, and this is working for me. i started ‘dipping’ or ‘chewing’ tobacco, which is more disgusting, but it satisfied my nicatine craving.(the can does say “not a safe alternative for smoking” but whatever) then i picked up a pack of these “smoker’s option” which are pretty much just a long filter. they helped me with the psychological feeling i had from holding and taking drags from a cig. they’re even cinnamon flavored! i guess its working okay, but the chew will get me mouth cancer, but atleast i can run again!
— Posted by loscgk83 on 3:51 pm on Mar. 12, 2002
That’s really hard,i don’t smoke but al my freinds do.When ever the had’int had a cig the be nuts!
The way i see its like quit a drug or any other bad habit,it really hard.that and u can’t do it alone all ur friends and family have to be behind u on it.If not then ur in for along ride my friend
— Posted by jmb1125 on 7:29 pm on Mar. 12, 2002
It’s an absolute motherfucker to quit. Talk about uncomfortable. Just stick with it, day by day, it takes 30-40 days before it gets easier.
— Posted by Zambosan on 11:54 am on Mar. 13, 2002
Ugh… what an awful experience quitting was. I must’ve done it 20, 30 times. 🙂
The first, best thing you can do is to change your surroundings if you’re really serious. That means don’t hang with other people that are going to be smoking. I tried quitting for years, but still hung out with and, in college, lived with smokers. Not likely to happen. When I finally moved in with my (now) wife, we both quit because she was pregnant with our first son. The physical & psychological withdrawal still sucked, but it’s always bearable with willpower… the clincher was that the temptation wasn’t there anymore since I no longer lived with smokers.
— Posted by Enries on 7:23 am on Mar. 21, 2002
You cant just quit out of the blue, you need to work down on how much you smoke, e.g if you smoke 40 a day then work down to say 20 within the next mouth, then repeat the same process and eventually you’ll be smoking 1 a day.
— Posted by mastamanny on 10:35 am on Mar. 24, 2002
The best way to Quit smoking is to stop putting cigerettes in your mouth and lighting them.
But make sure you quit and dont just stop for a while.
— Posted by Mr Mushrooms on 2:57 pm on Mar. 24, 2002
It isn’t QUITE that easy mastamanny!!!
Thanks for all your advice and help, this topics locked because I think I’ve pretty much stopped now! I was feeling the tobbacco in a couple of joints yesterday though I tell you!