Like sitting down with friends, or the TV (depending on your personality), and having a few beers. Yeah. It would make you "re-assess" the the situation and move on.
Smoking tobacco is a complex thing. For some of us it can be physically addictive but also a OCD kind of thing.
I watched an old Lauren Bacall/Humphrey Bogart movie a few nights ago. When Lauren Bacall lit up, inhaled and blew that smoke out I wanted a cigarette so BAD it it hurt!
Best of luck to all of you going through withdrawal symptoms right now. Sending good vibes that you have the strength to persevere and make it through the tough early days.
Good morning! Just checking on you. Hopefully you are feeling better. We are here if you want to vent!
I bet you smell really nice today! ;)
Good morning :) I am feeling better emotionally but now some really bad back pain has taken over... not sure if it is the cigarette or just exhaustion per se. I'd rather be in pain than be unhappy so I feel lucky today.
Thanks all for the support!
Way to Go!!!! You can do this!!! Hope the pain fades.
Just saw this thread and decided to quit this morning. This thread is the closest thing I've got to a support group... Lots of great info and war stories here. Thanks...
I quit back when I was 21 - due to a rather cute girl saying I didn't have the will power to quit. We have now been married for nearly 34 years. So .... , you ain't man enough to quit, all you wusses.... (I am hiding out in Costa Rica so I can get away with this :lol: )
Seriously, she is allergic to tobacco smoke, so I had to choose. I am very happy I chose her.
I hate the idea that I would be too weak to stop doing anything. Recently I cut back on coffee, I am amazed on how easy it was compared to giving up tobacco. Now I just have two cups a day, down from 5.
Good to see others are jumping in the WAGON! Lets keep it going :)!!!
Also, just decided to do something that will probably hold me off from smoking. I registered for a century sept 21 :ride:. I am most likely going to sign up for my first Criterium :giver: on sept 28 :D and then sign up for a 3 gap ride :ride: on sept 29th. That will be intense so NO SMOKING FOR ME.... NOPE NOPE! :twitchy:
Okay new non-smokers, now we need to know what cool bike swag you're going to get with all of the money you used to spend on cigarettes.
im very proud of you all who are quiting. u will save lots of money and live longer and better
I think that one thing smokers buy into is people saying how hard it is to quit.
Just do it.
Sorry, this is a little winded but it's my QUIT story...
I have been smoke free for about 12 years now...I am 48 and had smoke since i was about 12 years old...Yeah..12...So needless to say, that was a long time...I tried a few times for girlfrinds and such and lasted for a month or so but always went back...When i finally quit it was because i WANTED to...I didn't feel bad or cough or anything like that but had a little tightness in the chest...The next morning i had 4 smokes lefty in my Marlboro light pack at 10 o'clock break...Smoked 2 then my friend Amy says, You comin in? i said No, i have 2 smokes left, i am smoking them and then i am quitting...She says YEAH RIGHT...Haven't touched one since...It's funny but i never knew what being smoke free felt like since i had smoked since 12 years old and it felt great... Driving was my biggest demon at 2 packs a day....... i stayed on the road for work 5 days at a time, i hate like 5 boxes of toothpicks!!!! LOL.... Anybody can do it if i can a
Pertinent article by Kirk Douglas
Awesome, quote from that article:
'I thought of my father. Years ago, the doctor told him, "Harry, if you continue to smoke you will die." My father stopped smoking immediately. Here's how he did it: He carried one cigarette in his breast pocket. When he had the urge to smoke he took out the cigarette, stared at it, and in his Russian accent he roared "Who's stronger, you -- me? I stronger!" He put the cigarette back in his breast pocket and never smoked again.'