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I will be 40 years old in May, I have smoked since I was 12 or 13. a pack a day or more since I was 18. I love smoking, and I really hate it! It's a constant battle with my brain. I want one but I know it will only lead to wanting more. I like the patch, not the 21 mg. that is to much. I start with the 14 mg. It really takes the edge off. Before I started to quit I reduced the number of smokes I had each day. First I stopped smoking in the car. Then I started waiting as long as I could before having the first one of the day. Then try smoking half at a time. It's a great way the cut your intake in half. It's all about breaking those habits from 25 years of smoking.
If you lack will power like I do maybe this will help. Physically not doing something is easier than doing it, all you have to do is not do it. It's the mental part that is the hardest for me. Everytime I remember I smoked it makes me want one. It gets easier each day, it won't alwats be this hard.

I listened to my paretns tell me to quit for years, it bugged the crap outta me. If you want someone to quit there is not much you can do untill thet want to quit. All you do is bother them and make them not want to be around you. Trust me, smokers don't want to hear aqbout it, we all know we should quit. We don't need you to tell us!

Flavored tooth picks also help, it gives you something to do, I think it's the hand-mouth thing that is sort of familiar and comforting. also sunflower seeds help pass the time.

Stop by the health food store and reward yourself with something healthy. Juice or something goof for you. it's a nice way to to say your sorry to you r body for the years of smoking. Kind of like buying flowers after you piss of the wife! ...... Just kidding

just getting through the first week or two is the hardest part. Have a glass of wine to help you relax and fall asleep. It really helps me but if you can't drink without wanting to smoke then better stay away from drinking.

Good luck everyone! We can do it! I know so many who have quit and I want to be one of those people too!

April 9, 2009 - 6:02pm


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