Has anyone here managed to quit smoking.

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  1. Crawleyboy01

    Crawleyboy01 TowersStreet Member

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    With all the talk of the virus etc I decided it was prob time to give up. So I'm a 36 year old heavy smoker of nearly 20 years. Ex doorman...cant be that hard. Now on day 6 but oh my god I dont think I can go on. The sleepless nights and waking up soaked in a cold sweat. The anxiety it's really getting to me, I've broken down 2 or 3 times.

    This cant be normal
     
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    I've got about 300 Marlboro lights in my stash right now.


    Good luck. ;)
     
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  3. Crawleyboy01

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    Really doesnt help.
     
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    Managed to give up smoking about thirty times.
    Never give up giving up.
    Cant get the patches to light.
     
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  5. bluesonichd

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    prob a 20 a day

    fag free for the past 18 years .
    for me went out one night, got rat arsed, woke the next morning very hung over, lit a fag to help.. it didnt, not at all.
    never touched one since
    even the thought turns my stomach

    I guess. go out and get rat arsed...

    well if the pub was open o_O
     
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    Only 300? Mate, you probably need more. ;)
     
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  7. IanSR

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    Give it a few more days, after 3 days the nicotine craving has already stopped, but what you're experiencing now is the withdraw from all the other toxins which a lot of people don't understand about and think it's still the nicotine withdrawal.

    I know many wil l probably say otherwise, but get out, go for a walk in Tilgate Park and enjoy yourself, find something to occupy your mind, when I kicked the habit it was building rc planes and flying drones that got me through it.

    Or go stand at the end of the runway and play spot the plane lol.

    Eventually you will notice your house smells like ****, at that point it's just willpower from then on, the only craving you'll experience will be your brain trying to trick you into having a fag, resist it.
     
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    Thank you, but the anxiety has me held in this house and isnt letting me leave anytime soon lol
     
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  9. IanSR

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    My dad says Crawley is deserted (he lives there) but isn't going out either, find a new hobby to occupy your mind, it will help I promise.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    I have tried and failed time and time again. Trying to give up smoking whist fighting a mental health issue can be very hard.
    Good luck with it. and i hope to succeed.

    Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
     
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    I gave up because of illness, I couldn't stomach a fag and was ill enough long enough for all the crap to work its way out of my system.
     
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    I've been stopped nearly two years now, largely thanks to the nicotine salt vape pens - they give you a more cigarette-like hit.
     
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    I smoked from mid teens to early 30's. One day I just decided to stop, and stopped. No patches, gums, vapes ( didn't exist!) or whatever else is out there. It was tough as you describe for a couple of weeks max, but very soon not smoking becomes your new normal and you'll barely think about it. You'll also suddenly realise you can taste and smell things you previously hadn't, embrace that as a real palpable benefit of your newly cleaned system.

    Over a decade later if I'm ****ed enough I'll still think I'd like one, but the reality is I find the smell and even thought of smoking repulsive now. I had a go on a mates menthol during a particularly drunken mess about 5 years ago and that was utterly vile.

    Stick with it. In a couple of weeks you'll wonder what all the fuss was about and hopefully never look back.
     
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    Relevant xkcd SMBC comic
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    I don't 'smoke', but t'other half does. He's tried to quit, but it triggered a mental health crisis :p Plus he got "smoker's flu", where one day he just spent the whole day in the bathroom!
     
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    Don't tell anybody what you're doing either, that added pressure whenever anybody you meet asks "how's the quitting going?" can be a ball breaker.
     
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    Don't start vaping. Those fruity flavours are more addictive than fags.
     
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    Am I odd that I find vaping really nasty... yet smoke like a campfire with wet leaves dumped on it?
     

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