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Giving up smoking

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  1. Malarkey

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    On my fourth day today. First time I'm really, really tempted!
    Have tried vaping. patches, chewing gum etc in the past. Never worked!
    Gone cold turkey now.
    Any tips?
     
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  2. Goslow

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  3. LORD LLANBRADACH

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    took me many attempts, but I never gave up on giving up. what worked for me after trying every method, was the slow withdrawal method 5, 4 , 3, 2, 1 after a few weeks of having one each morning I said to myself what’s the point and have never smoked since (10 years) good luck absolute determination is what’s needed :thumbup:
     
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    I was on 80 a day when I successfully packed in years ago (2003) and did it without a single craving via hypnotherapy.

    I started back up ironically whilst playing 11 a side football again to get fit in 2011 (post match pints with the lads and a coupla drags led to loan of a fag, then I was buying 10 for a week, then 10 a day, then 20 a day etc).

    Been mostly vaping since then, with the odd relapse.

    With the relatively low cost, and allegedly harmless nature of it, I can't be arsed giving that up right now.

    Good luck though. Best decision any smoker ever makes.
     
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    Smoker for about 20 years, switched to a vapouriser a couple of years ago, straight into the smallest "dosage" vape juice (3mg).

    At that level it's as close as you can get to quitting without quitting so I still went through a few weeks of withdrawal. Not looked back since though, must have saved a fortune but I'm still poor as shit :hehe:
     
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    I want to give up, been thinking of getting one of those spray things for ages but I need to lose more weight, not sure I can do both at the same time, might end up killing someone :hehe:
     
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    nugent has got ‘VICTIM ‘ written all over him :warnock:
     
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  9. Mrs Steve R

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    He already got injured by Rudy :hehe:
     
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    I've also tried the Patches and Chewing Gum...all to no avail - both fkrs to light (old joke I know).
    But to be serious have a word with your GP and ask him/her if they will prescribe Champix - Not just handed out though from what I was told.
    I had to go through a referral to a Hospital No Smoking Service recently (last week) which was basically a chat and CO2 level test but fortunately came away with a letter/recommendation to take to GP. The referral and GP letter was probably "helped" by having been diagnosed with C.O.P.D. (Medical Term for being a twat for 40+ years!).
    Havnt got the prescription yet due to Bank Holiday and Doc appointment etc so cant comment on whether effective.
    You can continue to smoke for a short time (about 2 weeks I think) but you apparently and hopefully lose the cravings during that time.
    Here's hoping....and best of luck to you with your mission. :thumbup:
     
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    You can beat this.

    Trust me the cravings will go soon and the health benefits are amazing!!

    Good luck and stay strong brother!
     
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    Bit sincere init m8
     
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    Just took the dog around the block! Tbh I was out to buy some tobacco. I didn't!
    Not that I'm irritable, but, you're all bunch of twats:hehe:
     
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    They sound like what I had years ago, Zyban they were called, took them for 2 weeks and carried on smoking and set a date to stop and I just stopped easily, was off them for a while (couple of years) too until I got pissed as a fart at a concert and decided it would be a good idea to have a fag :nope: I nearly passed out :hehe:

    I don't think they would be good for me now because of other health reasons but I'm sure you will do well on them :thumbup:
     
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    I don’t fuck about when it comes to smoking. It’s the devils weed.
     
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    I used the fear of gangrene in my legs. A bruise just wasn't healing and the last thing I wanted was a peg leg. My last ciggie was 22/1/2002 when we beat Stoke at NP.
     
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    Tried Hypnotherapy but it didn't work for me. How long was your treatment?
     
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    Any advice most welcome, defeating depression is using my little brain cells to max.

    Smoke got to go, can't do Hypnotherapy though, doesn't work on me
     
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    Good luck to you all trying to give up. My partner is also in the 2nd week of the process of it and she’s on the patches. I feel a bit like the assistant in a knife throwing act atm.
     
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    You’ll do it mate. Willpower is everything and you’re a stubborn fucker :hehe::thumbup:
     
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