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Quit smoking support group

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    It might help to have help.
    I have a few suggestions. Let me know if you want any...
    Good luck all.

  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Chesterfield says there's nothing wrong with smoking.
  3. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    Haven't had one in almost five weeks now. Quit cold turkey. My lungs feel brand new.
  4. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Good luck, everyone.
  5. boots

    boots New Member

    I've begun a thread on this before. I'm trying to lose weight and stop smoking at the same time. So far, the weight thing is doing better than smoking. My taste for cigarettes has changed dramatically. There are days when I don't smoke often. Then, there are days when I do. But I feel I can beat this monkey, especially right now because I'm battling a cold.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I quit cold turkey 13 years ago. I get the urge every so often, but then I remember how cigarettes killed my dad.
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    That's one of the best arguments for not smoking. Forget what it does to you, think what it does to your kids. And then to their kids because children of smokers are likely to be smokers themselves.
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    To some extent, you are right Ida. However, it is a choice. We know that its bad. When you first start smoking, you're doing it to look cool or to look older. Now, it's just a pain in the ass because everywhere you go, you are treated like a second-class citizen with no rights. Smokers pay taxes too.
  9. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Whatever you gotta do to quit, do it. You'll thank yourself when you're 70.
  10. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member


    I thought about this sort of thread when I saw your little victory in recent days. I'm in the same boat. As I've mentioned before, I quit for almost eight months in 2001 and started again on Sept. 11. I probably should have gone with whiskey, but I needed to be alert because we really didn't know whether it was isolated. Anyway, I've bounced between smoking a few packs a week and not smoking at all.

    Here's my problem: When I kick them for a few days, I feel 10 times better. I mean this. When I smoke even one cigarette, I feel extremely tired. If I keep it up for a few days, I have days when I can hardly stand. My joints begin to ache, and I get dark circles under my eyes. Finally, I get sick of feeling so bad and I quit again. But I always seem to buy a pack when I'm on a natural physical high. It's like a loop I can't seem to escape.

    Right now, I've gone about three days without a smoke. The problem is that I ate almost half a cheese coffee cake a few minutes ago. Plus, I had a Hershey's bar and two sodas. And my wife is making lunch, which I'll probably eat. This is just four hours after I ate breakfast. Last night, I ate almost two whole California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas. They're as thin as crackers, but I nearly polished off two of the things. And that didn't include the third of a cherry coffee cake that I ate, nor the two cokes I sucked down while eating the pizza.

    The thing is that I am crazing a smoke so badly that my nerves are a terrible mess. I barked at my son once yesterday, something I almost never do. I'm so on edge that I have to bite my lip to avoid yelling at my wife for absolute stupid shit. For instance, I was starting to tell a story this morning when she blurted out that a pet cat on a cartoon had the same comb-over haircut as its owner. I just stopped the story and refused to continue, but I really wanted to throw a fit about how she just cut me off for something completely trivial.

    I know I can do this. But I really want to diet as well. And I just can't handle that until I go a few more days without a smoke.

    Exercise really helps me relieve some of the anxiety, but it actually causes me to crave a smoke.

    I don't remember where I read this, but I read recently that some people have self-destructive personalities. I'm beginning to believe that's my problem. It's as though I won't let myself succeed. It's as though I need a crutch. The sad part is that I'm 10 times more productive in all facets of my life when I'm not fighting these battles. The last time I went through the withdrawal and finally started to feel energetic again, I did so many chores in one day that my wife thought I was somebody else. Two days later, I celebrated by buying a pack of smokes after a long, stressful night writing a gamer.
  11. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Believe it or not some doctors are recommending smokers to not quit because of the potential health problems that quiting can produce.
  12. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    I though smoking was a disease you couldn't control. I mean Alcoholics have a disease, why not smokers.
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