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Exercise. Every time you feel like a ciggie, do star jumps, or push ups or even running on the spot. Anything. Just for a several minutes till you work up a sweat or are puffing.
So it has been 4 weeks. I have slipped up a few times but am straight back in the wagon again in 4 weeks I have bought 2 packs and bummed a couple here and there but all in all I feel like im doing OK. The cravings are nowhere near as bad and I find now when I slip up its easy to stop again. Fingers crossed it just keeps getting better with time.
Support system is important. Hubby quit about 4 months ago now and has put me in charge of our money. Every time he thinks about wanting a smoke, he has to ask me first and I flat out tell him no we're not buying anymore. We find other stuff to do when he is craving them and I found I had to let a lot of stuff slid as he got really cranky to start with. He's a lot better now and hasn't asked for a smoke in 2 months, so fingers crossed he sticks to it. Good luck :).
I can't offer any tips but just wanted to wish you luck. I will be reading through to for tips and tricks too.
I gave up successfully 10 years ago. I used patches and they really did help. I completed the whole 9 week step down programme. I also made a list of the pros and cons of giving up smoking and when I felt like I might give in, re read that list. I also kept a journal and every day I wrote in it, the positive effects I was feeling from being a non smoker. And ways I dealt with stress. And that is what you have to be prepared for. Times in your life that are stressful (and life is stressful, so you have to be prepared for it) where you rely on cigarettes to help you through and have other coping mechanisms in place. Because that is often what makes people start up again, stress! And maybe avoid other triggers for the short term like for me it was coffee and alcohol. Each day gets easier. Good luck!
Everytime you'd normally go to buy a pack put the same amount of money away somewhere you can see it grow.
I brushed my teeth anytime I wanted a cig. I'd also pop those whitening strips on in the morning to block me during my worst craving time
If you have children or partner every craving look at them and remind yourself that you want to be here to see there wedding /grandchildren. A long happy life with your partner and the adventure you'll have. You very likely are robbing yourself of these things if you continue to smoke. Even keep a picture in your wallet to pull out if your about to cave and buy a packet Best of luck to you
I'm in the same boat!!! I've tried so many times before but I am determined to stick this time. Good luck!!!!
I went cold turkey but to ease into it I counted how many I had a then cut it down by one each day until I was smoke free. Been 4 years since I did that :) good luck, it's not easy
I quit cold turkey 3 years ago. I went from smoking 25 to none. I won't lie it was freakin hard. I found if I told myself I was quitting I was having a break. My brain adjusted better instead of thinking the world was ending lol. Allan Carr the easy way to quit smoking was helpful. Also set a long term goal. I wanted porcelain veneers which I couldn't get while smoking, so the money I saved not smoking paid for them. It was my quit smoking present to myself. They say it takes 10 attempts to quit smoking. This is the lucky last for you. Good luck 😊
I'm quitting too, it's been 3 months.. I'm fine if I'm with people but at home it's bad.. I find if I clean something it gets better scrub the shit out of anything and everything with bleach and that helps.