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Hi August warriors , Can I check how many ciggs you guys have been smoking per day before you quit?
Two years ago I reduced from 20 to 10 before quitting. It seemed fitting at the time. I remember thinking that withdrawal wasn't so aggressive.
The truth is this time I didn't have that much time. I had a few days off work next to the weekend so I jumped right in and thought "at least I won't be at work for the worst part".
Do you have a quit date set already?
This time I was smoking 15 to 20 a day if I wasn't going out.
If I was having drinks with friends it would easily go up to 40.
Welcome to the forum. The way you choose to quit smoking is whatever way that helps you beat the addiction. I would suggest reading as much here as possible and then build your quit plan and stick to it.
I was terribly addicted to cigarettes when I quit. I had smoked over 40 yrs and it was thoroughly ingrained in every aspect of my life. My doc put me on an anti depressant 2 months before I quit and I cut back on cigarettes for about a month up to my quit date. I also used a prescription nicotine inhaler for about 6 weeks after I quit cigarettes. That's what worked for me but you need what will work for you. Through it all, the support of this forum was a major factor I my success. You can do it.
The way you choose to quit is what is best for you.
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Thanks for your response! I didnt set my quit date but i guess i started 13 hours ago.
It is good for my health to go cold turkey from 20 sticks per day?
i have been hearing two differents side of story.
How long have you been off ciggs already?
So it's been 13h since your last cigarette? Wow you're on your first day then! The first days are the worst for me! Hold tight!
I'm on my seventh day still!
I worked out like crazy for the first few days! I also ate a lot of oranges. Still eat at least one orange a day. They help curb cravings and suppress appetite. Plus citrus help you flush nicotine out of your system.
I've had quits where in the first few days I had fevers, shakes, cold sweats, a nightmare. So I searched ways to make these symptoms less aggressive.
I also try to have a quick shower whenever I have a craving if I'm home. It helps me.
Thank you it's kinda weird I'm only at 3 weeks and once in awhile I think of those death sticks but I don't really have any cravings. Heat warning in Arizona so I'm stuck in house but did go to YMCA this morning. How long has your quit been.
Before I retired it was about a half a pack. Retired in April started smoking too much and tried to quit.
I get cravings sometimes. At key moments like when I was supposed to go on a smoke break, and after dinner I get a dozen. It's great that you don't have them!
I'm on day 7 still.
The poison is out of our bodies now. Now we have to fight the brain and junkie thinking. Good luck we are going to beat this demon.