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Old 05-15-2007, 02:36 AM   #1
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I'm gonna quit smoking. My family is sick of it and I'm feeling like I'm ready to give it an honest go. Have any of you quit? Do any of you have suggestions on how to help the process along? I'm considering getting this shot that is supposed to remove all pleasure from smoking. I've also heard that there is a pill that will do the same if taken regularly. I'm considering both of those routes. My main concern is what am I going to do if I'm not smoking. I'm thinking of trying to get an exercise program together which would help me a lot anyway. Anybody have any good insight?


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I'm gonna quit smoking. My family is sick of it and I'm feeling like I'm ready to give it an honest go. Have any of you quit? Do any of you have suggestions on how to help the process along? I'm considering getting this shot that is supposed to remove all pleasure from smoking. I've also heard that there is a pill that will do the same if taken regularly. I'm considering both of those routes. My main concern is what am I going to do if I'm not smoking. I'm thinking of trying to get an exercise program together which would help me a lot anyway. Anybody have any good insight?
Mind over matter. Go about a week or two, then show smoking who's boss. Go out with your friends, to a bar, and force yourself to make it through the night. If you can, you've done.


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Old 05-15-2007, 02:39 AM   #3
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I'm gonna quit smoking. My family is sick of it and I'm feeling like I'm ready to give it an honest go. Have any of you quit? Do any of you have suggestions on how to help the process along? I'm considering getting this shot that is supposed to remove all pleasure from smoking. I've also heard that there is a pill that will do the same if taken regularly. I'm considering both of those routes. My main concern is what am I going to do if I'm not smoking. I'm thinking of trying to get an exercise program together which would help me a lot anyway. Anybody have any good insight?
I quit by jogging everyday. I was up to 3 miles before I gave it up totally. Now I dont do either jog or smoke. After a few months you dont even think about smoking anymore.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:41 AM   #4
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A lot of people have luck with the gum, but I say just do the cold turkey thing. Recognize that you may cheat on and off for a few months, but overall if you diminish from 1-2 packs/day down to 1-2 per every couple of weeks, it's a big start toward easing your body out of nicotine. THEN once you get down to the 1-2 packs every couple of weeks, that's when to do that pill or shot (I have heard first hand from a friend that used the pill that it was very effective and he is totally quit -- I can't remember what he said the pill was called). I think the pill can be hard on your liver or something, so check into that, too (probably same story for the shot). Good luck!
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run, run and run some more. It will remind you why you quit.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:49 AM   #6
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Hey GOOD LUCK dude....I am about 8 weeks into it and very few withdrawls.

I got the prescription for Chantix (SP?) it works really good. Initially you take the pill and continue to smoke. By the end of the week you do not enjoy smoking at all. I miss it of course, but I smoked for 25 years.
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Smoking is a physical and psychological addiction. Physical addition is beat in less than a week. Psychological addiction can take up to a year to kick.

Once you've made up your mind to quit that's it. I quit on Mar 5, 1990, actually the 4th was the last time I had a cigarette.

You do not need any crutches like Cigarrest or Nicoderm, but, if you must then you must.
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Chantix is the pill I was considering. I'm not sure if that's spelled right either. I just know how it sounds.

Thanks for the quick replys. I'm taking it all in to help find my best course of action, keep it coming if anybody else has more ideas.
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I've been off the nicotine for about 5 years now. I ran a Marathon in 2004 and running does help for the first year or so. Over the past 5 years I've actually made it a point to smoke 2 or 3 cigarettes and then not any more for another 6 months just to prove to myself I have complete control over the addiction. I wouldn't recommend doing that until you haven't had a smoke in over a year though and even after that only if you're sure you have it licked.

I smoked about a pack a day for 10 years before I quit and it took a few trys. Good luck man! Do yourself a favor and don't use gum or the patch or anything else. Just man up for a few weeks and after 3 weeks the nicotine will be out of your system.
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Good luck....I smoked from the age of 16 until I was 27. I tried quitting several times, but finally one day I got the worst cold I've ever had, and I couldn't smoke for a week. After a week with no cigs it was easy. Best thing I ever did - that was 4 years ago, and I can count the colds I've had since then on 1 hand. Before that I had a cold or respiratory infection about once a month.

But the best part is that I can smell things now....when all the trees bloom in the spring, I can actually appreciate it. And even better, I can smell the lovely aroma of a nice hoppy IPA. My friends appreciate it too, since I don't always stink of smoke.


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