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Quitting smoking tonight

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by new boy, 31 Aug 2021.

  1. EVH


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Wales

    Great, now you can actually do some work instead of skulking off for a fag every 15 mins ;)
  2. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 25,296

    Location: ....

    Yeah the first few do! It's probably the main reason why I love it so much when drunk ha. I only drink like 2-3 times a year though so it doesn't phase me too much that I cave to them as I don't crave them after it.
  3. whitecrook


    Joined: 22 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,842

    Location: Clydebank

    You sound like people that say they are going on a diet. You need to change your diet.

    stopping smoking tonight is not going to work. You need to change your behaviour and that starts now. Smokers stop smoking every time they finish a fag. What you need to do is stop/dont begin smoking . You have already said and admitted you will fail at this tonight. Good luck
  4. Tom_ed1987

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,727

    Location: Warwickshire

    Good luck! i've never smoked but some members of my family do, & every time I see them I'm reminded just how better their lives would be if they could quit!
  5. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,338

    This could be true but needs to be balanced with one of, if not, the best self-help book for stopping smoking (linked below). It explains to continue smoking as you read the book otherwise your defences to the advice will be "heightened".

  6. lurkio


    Joined: 20 May 2010

    Posts: 3,040

    Location: World

    I quit over 20 years ago
    My method was slowly cutting down until I was only smoking a couple per day then stopped altogether
    Best of luck
  7. dave28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,461

    I stopped dead cold turkey one Sunday about 13 - 14 years back, i dont keep track and prefer to forget that hell when i was trapped.

    I am shocked you went back to it after a good period, when i quit i absolutely hated the stuff, the companies behind it, the Gov for allowing its sale and actually i dont like people who smoke anymore either.
    It changes a person on a level deeper than they just stink.
  8. jsmoke


    Joined: 17 Jun 2012

    Posts: 10,832

    I'm a bit ashamed to admit I smoked considering I was an athlete at school. It's something I picked up at university, all those drunken nights in year one were really destructive. Looking back its the most ridiculous thing you can ever do, poisoning yourself everyday and you don't even enjoy it but your brain will fully expect the hit.

    Good luck in quitting, you will smell and taste things properly again and your breathing will be much better.
  9. TheOracle


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,125

    Well done mate. Probably one of the best things you can do.

    And also, it's not a self centered post. It's good to know you have a load of internet strangers behind you wishing you luck. Keep strong mate, you can do this.

    Might be worth keeping track of all the money you'll save, then treat yourself to something nice.
  10. new boy


    Joined: 25 Jun 2009

    Posts: 3,390

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    I quit (paused?) for 2 years, started again 4 years ago.

    I never got that highly anti-smoking thing that ex smokers often do. Normally I would feel indifferent around smoking people. It smelt like it did before I smoked which was interesting. I would occasionally feel jealous, though usually not very intensely unless it was a time it was perfect for a fag, like abroad on holiday in the sun with a beer or whatever.
  11. new boy


    Joined: 25 Jun 2009

    Posts: 3,390

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    The funds have been pre allocated and a standing order set up to syphon them off lol.

    I proposed to my now fiancée a month ago, and extra funds for the wedding is the primary catalyst for wanting to quit.
  12. smokedog


    Joined: 28 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,733

    Not smoked for over 2 years but my mother didn't raise no quitter and fancy a smoke but don't want a packet of 20. Shame they don't sell singles like they did when I was at primary school.
  13. dave28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,461

    I guess everyone is different, my dad quit and after a few weeks he started to moan that life was not the same without it and he secrectly started smoking again.
    Then after we caught him he said it was only 2 a day, now he is back to about 30 a day and his lungs are ruined and he can hardly breath.
    Should have stayed quit, we was doing well, way nicer person and his breathing was not too bad.
  14. deuse


    Joined: 17 Jul 2007

    Posts: 23,807

    Location: Solihull-Florida

    You can do it.
    Good luck.
  15. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,338

    It was our ice cream man's side hustle :cry:
  16. i-bert


    Joined: 18 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,791

    Good luck.
  17. Wizzfizz


    Joined: 13 Oct 2003

    Posts: 10,723

    Location: Left of the middle

    Pretty much how you deal with addiction
  18. i know nothing


    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,428

    Location: Norfolk Broads

    I quit 7 years ago, cold turkey just like you are planning.

    Best of luck!:)
  19. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 27,205

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Same. I quit cold turkey. It wasn't really a huge ordeal. You can do it if you really want.
  20. nocash168


    Joined: 22 Nov 2017

    Posts: 229

    Location: Hampshire

    Cold turkey is the only way to go.

    I was a nicotine addict for almost twenty years. Ten years smoking, the rest I had a vape shoved in my face.

    I finally realised that I was getting nothing positive from being a nicotine addict. I threw hundreds of pounds of vaping stuff in the bin and never looked back. Even now I cannot believe it took me that long to kick it.

    Good luck OP! If a raging nicotine addict like me can kick it then so can anyone.