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fed up of smoking ,Want to get rid of this habit
Please give suggestions
 
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Personally:
Try to give up and fail as many times as you can. If you aren't absolutely desperate to give up, you aren't there yet.
Get a perscription for Zyban. This is a funky drug originally intended as an anti-depressant, but they noticed that smokers on the drug kept stopping smoking.
Get a sponsor to help you through. Zyban blocks the nicotine hit so you are weening yourself from the smokes even while you keep smoking.
After two weeks you can't be bothered smoking anymore cos it tastes disgusting.
Keep taking the drugs for about 3 months (you have to completely get cigarettes out of your life and it really takes this long).
and that's basically it.
Zyban has a bad reputation cos it's seen as will-power for the spineless, but all it will do is give you the oportunity to get free, if you don't work on it you'll just start smoking again (as several people I know have done)
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same prob here ...
I do not knwo abt how much nicotine I have in my blood.
But its just that when I dont smoke I feel something missing, "thats all".
and to fill that blody thing I will smoke.
I do want to reduce no of cigarettes.
Somedays I will smoke only 7-8 cigs.. but then again after one week it will be same around one and a half pack.
I think thats why elders say ,even do not try it coz u might fell in luv with it.
best thing I found to reduce no of cig is to postpone your smoking for 10 min and start doing something ... that 10 min will become 1 hr
That is just to reduce no of cigs.
I do not want to leave it I want to reduce it .. coz I luv it
 
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i quit by smoking my first cig later and later in the day, until eventually i didn't care for em.....Remember physical addiction to nicotine only lasts for 2 days...after that it's all mental....good luck sameer
 
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I used Zyban to kick the habit. If I remember correctly, David's description isn't entirely accurate. It doesn't block nicotine. What it does is it mimics the effect of nicotine on one of the chemicals in the brain (seratonine, I believe). Take it for two weeks before you quit smoking and then quit. Take it for about 3 months so that you can break the mental habits. After that, ween yourself off of the Zyban.
 
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I'm not a smoker... so take this for what it is but friends of mine who quit said the hardest part about stopping smoking wasn't the addiction... but the ACT of smoking... the ritual they'd gotten into:
get in the car, have a cigarette
talk on the phone, have a cigarette
lunch break, have a cigarette
They found they had to change their morning / afternoon routines at the same time they stopped smoking -- so they wouldn't miss DOING it.
 
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OK, I admit I have no idea what the actual process was. I remember sitting in the doctors office thinking "I want a smoke I want a smoke".
Jessica's right though, it's the triggers that are the big problem. Having 3 months to get over them is a help, but I still run into them 6 months later
Just gotta accept that if you have smoked for around 10 years (as I did, maybe more), smoking was a huge part of your life.
Matt - when you used Zyban, did someone walk you through the process?
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Matt - when you used Zyban, did someone walk you through the process?


No, I did it on my own. The most important thing is making the decision. I still remember the circumstances of me quitting very vividly, even though it was a year and a half ago. I was sitting outside in 30 degree fahrenheit weather trying desperately to inhale a cigarette even though I had been brutalized by bronchitis for over a month. I would take a puff and cough for 5 minutes. It just hit me that I didn't want the pain any more. I put out my cigarette and haven't had one since.
I still get the urge, especially after a hard day at work. About six months after I quit, I started smoking cigars on occasion, I think I have 1 every two months or so. One of the most difficult, and easiest, aspects of me quitting is that my wife still smokes. It makes it more difficult to fight the urges when I have them, but it is also a constant reminder of why I quit when I see her put herself through hell to get that nicotine.
 
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Originally posted by Matthew Phillips:

I was sitting outside in 30 degree fahrenheit weather trying desperately to inhale a cigarette even though I had been brutalized by bronchitis for over a month. I would take a puff and cough for 5 minutes. It just hit me that I didn't want the pain any more. I put out my cigarette and haven't had one since.
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You see once I was also suffering from sever pharynxitis and smoking a cigarette was very painfull so I threw all of my cigarettes, but from the very next day I again started smoking.
I think it is time to try Zyban
Thanks for your advice friends
 
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Yes problem is of missing something.
But I do believe that if you want to quit it you have to quit it. Its all mental.
I have seen some of my friends who used to smoke like me and they have left without Zyban.
AW try all possible ways. But it wont be Zyban, it will be your will power who will make you to leave this cig.
All the best
 
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quitters are never winners!
 
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Zyban certainly isn't a miracle drug. The first time I took it was for depression and I almost unintentionally quit smoking because I never had a craving. I tried 4 or 5 times to quit smoking with it before I succeeded. When I did finally quit I had been on Zyban for almost 6 months before I layed the cigarettes down. It really does boil down to attitude. A person that is determined to quit will quit using whatever tool necessary.
 
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All the best
 
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What's wrong with smoking? I mean apart from the cost, the smelly breathe, the smelly clothes, the stains on your teeth and fingers, the way it gives you lung cancer, and contributes to heart disease, the cancer of the mouth and throat, the bronchitis and chest infections, the way it makes you look pale and wan, the increased cost of health insurance, and the reduced life expectancy, the way you can't compete in sports, or even run for a bus... i mean apart from that, what's wrong with smoking ?
Answers on an email please to bob_towers@hotmail.com
cheers, anyone got a fag?
bob towers
 
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Originally posted by bob towers:
What's wrong with smoking? I mean apart from the cost, the smelly breathe, the smelly clothes, the stains on your teeth and fingers, the way it gives you lung cancer, and contributes to heart disease, the cancer of the mouth and throat, the bronchitis and chest infections, the way it makes you look pale and wan, the increased cost of health insurance, and the reduced life expectancy, the way you can't compete in sports, or even run for a bus... i mean apart from that, what's wrong with smoking ?
bob towers


horrible
You are trying to scare me so that i quit smoking
 
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http://www.oshoworld.com/onlinemag/may2002/htm/meditation.asp
 
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with a cigarette in my hand I felt like a man.
 
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