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Started Smoking when I was 12 by Age14 20 a day

Aged 21 Married and smoking 40 + a day.

Tried a pipe to cut back and smoked a pipe for the next 35 years

December 2006 decided to give up, no real reason finished tobacco January 24

Now non smoker for a month and I am going crazy, Knotted stomach, short temper, weight gain 10 Kg

Told first month is the worst.

I really really hope so

No reply required,

Just thought it would help me to write

Rant over now back to sanity deeep breath

Think of how I am extending my life, Improving my health

(Still would murder for a smoke)

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I gave up 20 years ago, just stopped.

dont play mind games with yourself, just remember the reasons you gave up and stick with it.

best of luck.

Thanks for your thoughts

Not sure why I gave up really ??

Now just refuse to give in,

Though my resolve seems to be battling myself and winning the argument just.

(hat sounds very Freudian !!!!)

PhD in Psychotherapy so able to self diagnose but !!!!!

Now to bed and dreams of ?

Regards

edited

Just noticed

300th post, maybe 2nd milestone?

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I can't offer you any advice as I have never had a puff of a cigarette in my life, but I do admire you for making the decision to quit the habit.

I have worked with people who were heavy smokers and who tried to stop. At the one month point, they became most irritable, and at times were not very pleasant to be around.

One of them gave in to the pangs and reverted back to smoking. Another had more determination. He kept going and soon after the first 4 - 6 weeks, he told me that he had beaten the habit and it was easy for him to refuse the offer of a cigarette.

He has been smoke free for four years but he tells me that smoking is still in his system and he could quite easily start again. (This is what we non-smokers find difficult to understand.)

Anyway, you are now at the point where things should start to become easier for you. You must keep going.

Eating more and sitting around the house being bored are apparently by-products of quitting. If you are aware of this you should start a new exercise routine that takes you out of the house and attacks that extra weight you have put on.

Perhaps a slight change of lifestyle will also assist in taking your mind off smoking. eg. regular tennis, squash or maybe a team sport.

In six months time I look forward to reading your posts in this thread stating that you are now a confirmed ex-smoker.

Until then, stay strong.

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When my Thai wife and I got married, I quit a few months after. Here in the US we have several aids to quitting such as nicotene gum and Committ lozenges which I still use. I don't think the lozenges are available in Thailand, as i called the manufacturer to see if available so I could buy while there but I think the gum is. It's nothing great BUT, in the darkest moments, it does help keep the spiders away!

:D :D :o:D

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That is a great through.

Just be patient for a while. I know you are feeling bad but better than spending the rest of your life in hospital when you get older.

Playing sport will help you a lot and take some candy.

Su Su ka...

Best of luck.....

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Started Smoking when I was 12 by Age14 20 a day

Aged 21 Married and smoking 40 + a day.

Tried a pipe to cut back and smoked a pipe for the next 35 years

December 2006 decided to give up, no real reason finished tobacco January 24

Now non smoker for a month and I am going crazy, Knotted stomach, short temper, weight gain 10 Kg

Told first month is the worst.

I really really hope so

No reply required,

Just thought it would help me to write

Rant over now back to sanity deeep breath

Think of how I am extending my life, Improving my health

(Still would murder for a smoke)

I stopped several times and I guarantee it gets better, try to think of the positive things.

For example when I drank too much, wake up in the morning and I don't hang much, I remember the time when I drank too much and smoke 1 pack while drinking, caused terrible headache in the morning--Reward less pain--

If you stay near the beach, try scuba diving once, when you can get air under water....

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Thanks for the replies and encouragement people

Just to clarify:

I am Male, Aged 56, living in UK with my Thai Wife.

Buddhist so quitting smoking is very important for Health & Belief.

I do not drink Alcohol, (Gave that up 8 years ago)

Work is very sedentary 90 % Desk bound

(Only real exercise I undertook was walking out side for a smoke!!!) :D

Weight has increased by nearly 12 Kg but eating about the same.

Not to worried, as interim weight gain is less hazardous than smoking. :bah:

I think that excludes snaking on sweets but I must try and fit in a moderate exercise program.

Possibly walking, swimming even cycling when a little fitter.

Previously worked in a Hospital and have observed Post Mortems,

Unbelievable the difference between a smokes lungs & Healthy lungs :D

BUT even that not put me off smoking. :o

Tried Nicotine Patches, Gum, Sweets etc but I think with me only hope is “Cold Turkey”

and a lot of patience from family

JUST SAY NO I’m trying :D

Regards

& good luck to all trying to stop

Ivan

:D

PS

re your message:

To MIO Biker Boyz

You Smoke because it’s cool

I have children of my own but mine have grown up and left home so

Good Luck to you BUT When your parents have time and you are off school,

Go to see someone with emphysema.

Go to see lungs from a smoker X post mortem.

Work out how much it will cost you to smoke from,

When you are an adult until say 65 (If you manage to live that long)

Still Cool ?

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I smoke because it's cool :o

Cool to be an addict?

Judging from the wording I presume the poster (MBB) is American

Just thinking how high his hospital bills will be !!!

Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms

Advised to day that the first 25 years are the worst

Thought this was bad news but

That equates to me living to at least 81,

Another good reason not to smoke

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I must try and fit in a moderate exercise program.

Possibly walking, swimming even cycling when a little fitter.

You have picked the best three to start with.

Swimming is the best followed by the other two.

Cycling will make you fit, so don't wait to become "a little fitter" before peddling into your new lifestyle.

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I'm just happy to see someone trying to turn over a new leaf.

You're doing yourself a great favor for doing this.

I hope you succeed, Pop!

Best of luck!

May your future be truly smoke free.

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Mighty Mouse

Tried swimming today GREAT, then followed by walking,

Nearly drowned by the time I had walked from the shallow end to the deep end.

Not to bad BUT

Then they asked me to leave when I tried to cycle a length !!!

Sensei

I hope you succeed, Pop!

Pop, Pop

Cheeky Whippersnapper

(Next time I smoke will be at the crematorium I hope)

Now to be serious,

I defiantly feel a little healthier, Coughing a lot less in the morning,

Hunger for Nicotine still a problem and I am running out of pens to chew.

BUT

One more day completed without smoking.

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I defiantly feel a little healthier, Coughing a lot less in the morning,

You should also find that your sense of taste and smell is becoming more acute.

Don't worry about the cravings, who is in charge of your body, you or the tobacco leaf? It's a battle of good and evil, good will always win.

The worst is almost over, keep going.

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Sensei

I hope you succeed, Pop!

Pop, Pop

Cheeky Whippersnapper

(Next time I smoke will be at the crematorium I hope)

Great to hear that you have taken up swimming

Just make sure that you go through a check up with a good doctor

before considering serious cycling.

that's how you do it...

One day at a time.

You'll get over the habbit in no time...

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To Continue with the Saga

Nicotine dependency decreasing slowly but

still a problem after meals, when relaxing etc

I have found that changing routine helps i.e.:

Take away or alter the situation + chew pens lots of pens

Starting to enjoy regular swimming, walking until Thursday when I awoke with a Stinking cold,

Alternating streaming nose then blocked, sweating etc etc :D

A real bummer but at least it has taken my thoughts away from smoking.

Amazing how bad smokers smell now !! :o

My thanks to all for encouragement and good wishes. :D

Now back to bed

Cough cough sniff sniff Sympathy please :D

To be continued

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Now back to bed

Cough cough sniff sniff Sympathy please :D

To be continued

:D

Think on the bright side, at least your cough is not caused by smoking.

Be careful, chewing pens and digesting ink could be just as bad for your health as inhaling cigarette chemicals. :o

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I smoke because it's cool :D

Cool to be an addict?

Judging from the wording I presume the poster (MBB) is American

Just thinking how high his hospital bills will be !!!

Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms

Advised to day that the first 25 years are the worst

Thought this was bad news but

That equates to me living to at least 81,

Another good reason not to smoke

you mean in another 5 years it gets even better for me??? :o

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I've promised my dad I'd quit as well this week, he's waiting for heart surgery next winter and was told to quit smoking now, he's done after what little is left of his stash is all gone.

I do have vivid memories of those first three days, torture every time I did it cold turkey. The patches helped, I remember the physical need to light up wasn't there, only amental thing in situations where I usually light up.

I've been looking for patches or nicotine gum around here for a few days, nothing, so I still enjoy my smoke knowing it's a matter of days before quitting, today may very well be the last, going to BKK and will look for the patches or gum. My mind is made up on quitting but won't do it without the help of any of those two products. Has worked before with patches. I started smoking again after getting drunk at a party, I hardly ever drink anymore. I'll also quit coffee in the morning as that instantly triggers the urge for a smoke.

Keep it up Ivan!

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I found this on Quoes4all.net

I know this won't help but here it goes...

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.

I know because I've done it thousands of times.

Mark Twain

11/30/1835 - 04/21/1910

US author

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When I gave up age 40 -50 cigs a day I put the money

I saved on the breakfast table every day,

After a few weeks as the pile grew I felt better and better

and after 6 months I went to my local travel agent and

got a ticket to Thailand.

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congrats on quitting

i stopped smoking december 22nd last year

woke up sunday morning after a heavy night out with friends - only to find a half empty pack of smokes in my pocket and a tight chest - i immediately binned the fags and am quite amazed at how a few beers can turn my (up till now) perfectly strong resolve on its head.. <deleted> is the matter with me? :o

yours dissapointed - 666

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Lots of people swear by Allen Carr:

""The object of this book is to get you into the frame of mind in which, instead of the normal method of stopping whereby you start off with the feeling that you are climbing Mount Everest and spend the next few weeks craving a cigarette and envying other smokers, you start right away with a feeling of elation, as if you had been cured of a terrible disease.""

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Allen-Carrs-Easy-S...g/dp/0140277633

(I swear by hypnosis)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Brief Up Date :D

Now over two months as a “Non-smoker”, Still miss the nicotine but withdrawal symptoms are gradually decreasing. :o

Still miss first smoke of the day and under stress still go to smoke automatically but just walk instead to clear head and relax. :D

Talking to two Doctors from local Hospital and they told me that withdrawal symptoms can vary enormously and that my problems are by no means unique but maybe rare, Including the cough I have developed since quitting!! (Trust me to be Bl**dy different when not wanted) :D

Not a lot of help but I WILL PERSEVERE

Good luck to all who are trying, please remember:

MENTALLY IT WILL GET BETTER

& Generally Health will improve almost immediately

Regards

:D

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I believe the poster who said he smokes because "it is cool" was being sarcastic. That said, Are there any smokers out there who started smoking for a different reason? I have little sympathy for smokers but I do understand or at least have first hand knowledge of addiction, myself being addicted to morning coffee. However I find smokers as a group to be very selfish and inconsiderate. No other group of people seem to think it is fine to throw your garbage anywhere on the street, on the beach, or wherever. In restaurants where smoking is permitted, they will always light up after they eat, all the while knowing the smoke would have diminished their own enjoyment of the meal (but it's ok now once they have finished). Do you know any coffee drinkers who throw their old coffee on the floor? Throw the cups in the street?

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I believe the poster who said he smokes because "it is cool" was being sarcastic. That said, Are there any smokers out there who started smoking for a different reason? CREMEMATION?

I have little sympathy for smokers but I do understand or at least have first hand knowledge of addiction, myself being addicted to morning coffee. SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IMEDIATLY However I find smokers as a group to be very selfish and inconsiderate. No other group of people seem to think it is fine to throw your garbage anywhere on the street, on the beach, or wherever.

In restaurants where smoking is permitted, try eating where smoking is NOT PERMITED they will always light up after they eat, all the while knowing the smoke would have diminished their own enjoyment of the meal (but it's ok now once they have finished). Do you know any coffee drinkers who throw their old coffee on the floor? Throw the cups in the street? NO BUT I HAVE BEEN TO A GREEK WEDDING!!!

O Dear Chin Chin,

I think maybe you have posted on the wrong forum?, :D

This is a forum to help people trying to STOP SMOKING & Not the I want to whinge against smoker’s forum

Maybe you could start a new forum of your own :D

Possibly the No Caffeine or /nicotine for me forum

Or I was a Caffeine Addict forum?

PS You think “It’s cool to smoke post” was being sarcastic!!!!

I can not beleave that a poster hear would stoop so low but thank you for sharing your beliefs;

Please re-read my reply, maybe a little to subtle ? :o

Please also be aware it is a public web site and everyone is entitled to air their views/opinions. No matter how stupid mine may appear to be to you.:D

Good luck with your problems/addictions and keep updating with your program of decaffeinating,

which I find most enthralling. :D

Regards

:bah:

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