... return to smoking. i am here for support. any tips for quitting after the gazillionth time?
I just recently quit smoking but the reason why it was so easy for me to quit is because the withdrawls I have from weaning off of Effexor xr. I have tried everything before and the main thing that helped me was investing in a vapor cig. I bought mine at a tobacco hut called a huka. it was 40 dollars, came with a charger and the refills are only 3 dollars and they last for quite some time. 40 dollars is a lot of money but it was a lot more spending 6 dollars everyday for a pack of smokes. ive also tried Chantix and I quit smoking but when I increased the dose it made me sick and I tossed the rest in the trash. after talking to my doctor he told me that I should have just kept taking the smaller dose.
the new year is also coming up and I know that its not always easy to keep a new years resolution but maybe you could get a group of people together and keep in contact when times get tough you could call one of them and get some motivation to keep moving forward. I know that its amazing what food really tastes like and how great you can breathe when you quit smoking. you get more energy and you will feel so proud of yourself being able to say that you are a non-smoker. keep your head up your mind is a very powerful thing and if you believe in yourself you can do it. sometimes it just easier to not quit but its worth it to try even after the gazillionth time... good luck!
Hi, welcome to the site! Excellent reply from Lina'... I also wanted to add, that the 'E' cig's have proven very effective for me also. I haven't managed to quit yet, but i have been smoking the electronic cigarettes in the evenings, and sometimes in between standard cigarettes, and they really do satisfy my craving. You have to get used to the weight, but because they expel smoke, psychologically, i think they seem even more real. I smoke menthol's, and the cartridges i use in the E cig's are the same 'taste'. There is the initial cost that you have to shell out, but they are saving me a lot of money, compared to what i would be spending on regular cigarettes. Give these a go, and follow Lina's advice... Good luck to you!
First, I would like to CONGRATULATE you for making the decision to quit smoking. It matters not how many times you have tried to quit... what matters is TODAY - not YESTERDAY. Yesterday ended at midnight and tomorrow hasn't happened yet.
Secondly, I would encourage you to stay busy... it takes 6 weeks to break a habit and 6 weeks to develop a new one. Please be gentle with yourself as you begin to make changes. Give yourself "permission" to experience feelings... whatever those feelings are. One thing is for certain... feelings are guaranteed to change and change is the spice of life. Can you imagine if nothing ever changed how boring life would be?
Keep yourself busy and involved. Some people gain weight because they replace food with what used to be in the fingers going to the mouth.
Also the jitters or anxiety can set in but they WILL go away. It isn't uncommon to experience cravings... but that is all that is... you will be making choices - better decisions for you and your health.
I have been a smoker for many years. I quit for a couple years and then started back again. I went through Hep C treatment and quit for 2 years and then my brother made me mad one day so I started smoking again. I just could not quit!! It made me very mad at myself because I quit using Heroin but could not stop smoking. I finally started vaping and that is my cure to quit smoking... I have a mod and several personal vaporizers and I am down to no nicotine plus it is cheaper than cigs. If your interested I can give you the name the store I get my supplies from... good luck!!
Wow, I have the same problem. Been smoking almost 40 years. Quit several times, but always end up picking them back up. My partner smokes to, which makes it too tempting to have one. Last time I quit for 2 months & just started back about a month ago. Several years a go, I quit for 2 years. I want to quit so bad, but I do enjoy it. I know it makes no sense.
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