How Did You Quit Smoking?

How did you quit smoking?

Did you use nicotine gum or patches?
What did you do to stop cravings?
Did you avoid friends who smoke? etc.


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4 Comments/Reviews

  • Scott says:

    Allen Carr’s book “Easyway To Stop Smoking”. I’ve tried hypnosis, Zyban, patches, electronic smokes, herbal smokes, acupuncture. . . they all sucked.

    That book cured me that day, no withdrawal, no weight gain, no nothing. Don’t believe me? You should. i came across it from a friend at work that quit – he said “you gotta read this book, it’ll blow your mind”. I bought him an expensive lunch a month later to thank him, no lie.

  • Sherri says:

    I have tried the gum but it did not work for me. I am trying the patch right now and for the most part it works very well. I still get cravings but they are not as strong. I made sure to avoid anyone who smokes because the smell of it and watching them smoke makes me want to so bad. I also bought lollipops, twizzlers, Cinnamon gum and spearmint life savers. The life savers work really good

  • Alissa says:

    Lots of methods but the routine is much the same
    1. Convince yourself you want to quit.
    2. Make a plan of when and how.
    3. Get people to support you, including your Dr. , your minister, your mate and your best friend (as long as they don’t smoke or smell of it).
    4. Realize you’re gonna be miserable (my mother banged her head on the wall for 2 weeks).
    5. Do it and keep people around you who are helping (you may not be real sane).
    6. Stay the heck away from anyone who smokes for a long time, to keep those old psycological demons at bay!

  • john r says:

    those desires to smoke are called cravings. . people in support groups have some tools to deal with them. . one of my favorites is known as the 5d’s

    Distract (do something else) for instance its hard to smoke doing dishes

    Delay (i don’t need one right now). . continued delays = a quit!!

    Discuss you did that by asking the question, people in support groups do it in meetings or e-mails

    Drink Water, it helps reduce cravings, and flushes toxins

    Deep breathe, most smokers only breathe deeply when inhaling!!

    the good news is that i now have been quit for over 5 years. . i quit trying to quit alone, and joined a support group. . i attend nicotine anonymous meetings both locally and on line. . on line voice meetings are he as close as your computer, and you can attend while still smoking, before actually attempting a quit. . however you decide to quit good luck, there is simply no wrong way to quit!!

    Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.

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