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Thread: I'm Doing It - Stop Smoking Support Please!

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    Default I'm Doing It - Stop Smoking Support Please!

    Yesterday I stopped. Just like that. Don't know how I did because any other time in my life I've had to go through so much cutting down to even attempt to stop. Lol.

    Maybe it has to do with the fact I'm sick, and am in the right frame of mind to just simply stop - cold turkey.
    Haven't wanted one all yesterday or this morning, so so far so good. I do have patches, however.

    But hey, it's only been a day or so - so I'm going to need all the help and support I can get, PLEASE!

    I have smoked for nearly 30 years, it's killing me, gotta go!!! So any advice on how to keep my resolve not to go and buy a packet, or just basic on-going support from you guys would be much appreciated.

    My husband has suggested that each week we use some of the money I would have spent on cigerettes and take the family out for dinner. That sounds like a great incentive.
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    I had a friend who stopped smoking - she put the $16 that she spent on a packet of smokes EVERY day in a container and at the end of the year she goes and visits her sister in America. Without the $16 a day she would never be able to afford to go - and this year it is even more exciting as she is having her first child and my friend will be able to see her niece or nephew.

    Good luck with the quitting I hope you have a reasonably easy time of it!

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    I like Cate's idea of putting the money away for a year and seeing what you have then and do something big. Taking the family out to dinner is nice, but it is only a week to week thing, look at the big picture not just the near one.

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    Put the money you would normally spend in a jar or in a separate account, you'll be amazed how quickly it adds up!

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    thats a great idea about saving the money
    When my mum quit smoking she found she had to give up coffee as well as in her mind the 2 went together, so everytime should we have a coffee it would be too much temptation..
    Also she chewed tons and tons of gum... not the nicotine kind, just regular sugarfree gum.. Everytime she wanted one she would eat gum instead!
    she gave up cold turkey after smoking for 30 years after trying patches, hypnotism every other thing under the sun.
    In the end I think it just comes down to you- you are just ready and know it in yourself that its time to stop.
    And it sounds like you are so best of luck and really stick with it. There are so many positive reasons for you to stop. None to keep going.

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    Okay, will do this as you have all suggested it. I spent $140 per week (gone up now so probably a bit more than that) on the darned things, so that would add up to ...$7280+?


    %$#@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just scared myself even further!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Best of luck DA. It's all about your mindset and sounds as if you're truly focused to give them up so way to go!

    I've been meaning to quit for a while now but just can't get in the right frame of mind for it, even though I know there is a tonne of positives to give it up and no positives to continue on with the habit. Damn lack of willpower.

    ETA just added up our yearly cost for them and it would be around the $3100 mark, eep!
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    Yeah Megan, know what you mean, I;ve always lacked the willpower, I guess because I actually LIKED smoking. I don't now, so I think maybe that's the difference.

    I've neevr felt like this before - right now I feel like I hope to never see another fag as long as I live. Really weird what's brought on this sort of mind-set?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yeah Megan, know what you mean, I;ve always lacked the willpower, I guess because I actually LIKED smoking. I don't now, so I think maybe that's the difference.

    I've neevr felt like this before - right now I feel like I hope to never see another fag as long as I live. Really weird what's brought on this sort of mind-set?
    If only some one could bottle that mind set.. would make alot of money haha

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    Ok so I have a novel idea, I've always wanted to go to Tasmania, can't remember my last visit as I was a little kids.

    Soooo, if you don't stop smoking I will pack my lot up, and then track you down, and come and take over your house and be the visitors from hell.

    Is that enough to stop you smoking??

    Seriously I've got no idea what motivates a person to start let alone stop.

    Best of luck with it all.

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