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So I am quitting smoking.....again.......for the last time

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  1. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Hey everyone just wanted to let you all know that I am 27 hours into quitting smoking for the third time in 5 years. I really think that this will be the final time I kick that nasty habit. I really want to be smoke free by the time I get married in September. I figured that since the fiance is out of town for spring break I may as well give it a shot since if I am crabby at least I won't piss anyone off.

    The plan:

    cold turkey

    When a craving hits I do 5 push ups no matter where I am.

    drinking lots of water and cran juice.

    went to the dentist for a cleaning

    cleaned out and de-odorized my car

    Keeping myself busy

    No going to the bars for the first week.

    So far so good. I have only really had one craving and other than that the hardest part was falling asleep last night but a couple of advil pm helped that go away.

    Any one else on here tried quitting and was sucessful let me know how you did it and how long you have been smoke free.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Advil ?

    Every 3 years I quit for like a month. I too need to stop smoking by the wedding - Her parents would FREAK if they found out.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    OH, and don't clean the car yourself. PAy a high end car detailing place like $100 to clean it for you.

    I haven't smoked in my CRX since.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    the first waek is easy
    the 2nd week isn't so bad
    the 3rd week you become an anal non-smoker
    the 4th week you reward yourself by having one.
    the 5th week y'uore a smoker again.


    that's my cycle :p
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    The advil pm actually put me out. I couldn't sleep because I used to have a smoke right before bed. I actually cleaned out the car this morning and it wasn't so bad. I don't know if I would pay for a detail as I don't see it being worth it for my honda. Maybe if I had a newer nicer car I would..
     
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    Yeah that is what happend the other times to me too. The only difference this time is that I am the last one out of all of my friends to quit.

    Fiance - 3 months
    her best friend - 4 months
    my two best friends 4 months and 2 months

    So everyone I really hang out with has quit but me.
     
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    That's the point. Find the most expensive place you can.

    If you clean it out, you'll want a cigarette at some point. You pay $200 or more to get the smell out, You'll yell at people for smoking outside of your car.
     
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    i quit for a year, and decided i didn't really want to not smoke
    so i started again
    stay away from bars for a long long time
    drinks and being around people who smoke will get you every time
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    wish that was the case for me.

    the only friend i see on a semi regular basis who doesn't smoke is sisteve. everyone else i know smokes.

    when i quit in college, i started smoking cigars and those Tijuana things.... and then i started inhaling those, lol, so i went back to cigarettes.

    i feel ya on the wedding thing though.

    toothpicks and straws help too.
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Did anyone else get really thirsty when they quit? It seems that I can't put down my nalgene bottle of water. I usually drink a lot of water but I a seriously done drinking what I normally drink in a day. (6 20 oz bottles or so)
     
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    just the opposite for me.... smoking makes me thirsty.

    i don't poop right for a couple weeks either. lol
     
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    lol I guess I will have to keep an eye out for that...
     
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    smoking is a laxitive just like coffee.

    like when you kinda have to poop, and then have a cigarette, its like oh damn! no time for a pass!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    i knew a guy who had a toothpick in his mouth every time i saw him for at least 20 years, and prob 10-20 before i knew him

    i've heard of people going through bags of cough drops too
    my grandfather used wintergreen lifesavers

    i know a 3 pack a day guy who quit cold turkey with the laser thing
     
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    I heard about the laser thing. I guess if I relapse I will try that. My Fiance's parents offered to pay for it. partly because the both smoke and want to see if it worked. I guess I would be the lab rat they try it on.
     
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    I quit for a 6 years. I was pregnant, had my son, spent 24/7 with him then 3 yrs later got prego again. when Tsi was 2, I started up again... lol
     
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    I quit once in college for a year because my Gf at the time wanted me too. I started up again the day that she told me that she had been banging two other guys on the side for the past 3 months while she was on a intership in CO - we broke up. I guess I never really wanted to quit and I started again to prove that she didn't ever really have control over me. The look she gave me when I lit up was priceless.
     
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    go through day like you normally would
    smoke like you normally would
    keeping one cigarette for the end of the day
    before bed
    fill a glass with water
    place cigarette into the glass of water
    place glass on counter/table/night stand/etc
    go to sleep
    wake up in the morning
    start your morning as you normally would
    when you would normally have your first cigarette
    remove the cigarette from the water
    chug down the glass of water
    (warning a lot of people puke at this point so you might want to be outside or near the toilet/sink/shower/etc)

    now every time you taste or even smell a cigarette you will be reminded of the flavor of that water and probably start to feel like you are going to puke again


    i know a few people who have quit this way
     
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    you could just have a friend taze your nuts everytime they see you smoking
     
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