So I quit smoking today......(HELP!!!!)

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  1. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I quit smoking along with my wife today. She has already had a cigarette but I plan to stick with it and not smoke. I have been smoking since I was approximately 10 years old and will be 35 this month. Does anyone have suggestions to help me keep from smoking, I am already missing the things I do with my hands and want to stop. Any tips or help would be so greatly appreciated. Heck even a word of encouragement helps. I know I am doing the right thing but it sure don't feel like I am.
     
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  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really have any advice..My dad quit smoking seven years ago and it was really hard for him too. Good luck and try to stick with it!! :)
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Good for you!!!!!
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I appreciate that. I think my biggest fear is all of the people I see that say they didn't gain all their weight till they quit smoking. My father in law is one of those guys and was a big man. 20+ years later he is finally losing that weight. I am not a small man already, I sure don't need to get any bigger.
     
  5. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do something small that changes your situation every time you would normally smoke, or want to smoke.

    Reward yourself in a small way for a few hours without a cigarette today, then lengthen the time for a few minutes each day.

    Hopefully, you are able to stop completely, but if you mess up, don't look at is an an all or nothing thing, look at it as practice quitting until you get really good at it.
    Good luck!
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Exercise. Go for a walk, then turn it into running. [​IMG]

    I traded smoking for running. I started slowly and was running 36 miles a week! I was addicted to exercise and I loved it!

    I broke my neck and it all ended. I'm disabled and spend 24/7 in severe pain. Anyways, once you get past the two weeks, it gets much better! I smoked a pack a day for 13 years, I quit 12-13 years ago. I never went back!

    Good luck, it wasn't easy, it can be done. Now I need to quit diet Mountain Dew.lol
     
  7. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean about the mountain dew. That the next thing I need is to slow down on the dew.
     
  8. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I quit smoking cold turkey after about 10 years of smoking. Haven't had a single one since. It took a couple weeks, but eventually I just stopped thinking about wanting to smoke. You'd be surprised, one day you'll realize "wow, I haven't thought about smoking in a while", it only gets easier from then on out. Also after the nicotine was out of my system I also stopped wondering what to do with my hands. My advice would be to drink lots of water. I would carry around a bottle and if I felt like smoking I would drink the water. it also helps immensely if while you still have the craving to smoke you avoid being around people when they light up, or at least that made it a lot easier on me, no temptations, and no one to bum one from since I had none of my own. I wish you and your wife nothing but success. I think the only thing stopping people from quitting is themselves, if you really make up your mind to quit you can do it.
     
  9. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I can say is I made up my mind this time. It is probably the first time I know for sire I have actually made up my mind. Here is for success I guess.
     
  10. bluesub

    bluesub Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there! Good idea about the bottle of water. I was going to suggest carrots.
     

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