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HELP me quit   General Chit-Chat

Started 10/11/19 by smk57; 1250 views.
In reply toRe: msg 1
Neats (1146)

From: Neats (1146)


Hi sm57

Hang in there it is not easy but it really is possible to quit. Read all you can find here both in the Quit Smoking Library and the articles provided by the Moderators. Try to make a few changes to your normal routine and think of new things you would like to do.  Keep yourself busy maybe doing puzzles, crossword, draw, cook, exercise or do whatever you can to just  distract yourself.

I found  sips of ice water really helped me with those craves and posting regularly on the forum.  Stay close and good luck. 


From: smk57


Thanks ModMarge!

I have started keeping a journal now, writing down the thoughts that I have, then and there.

All the things that you've suggested are really helping, a lot! There's improvement 


From: smk57


Thank you June2019, these were really helpful!

Mouthwash, and applying cream really made a difference, took my mind off the usual scent, and then the cravings just drifted away.

As for the sunflower seeds, I had to do with peanuts, gum, and other tiny snacks, cause sunflower seeds are hard to come by in these areas. Still, they do the trick.

Thank you 


From: smk57


Hello ModMarge

Could you help me out with shutting down unnecessary stress as well, so that I can bring down the cravings too


From: smk57


Hello VIV691, hand cream truly helps in my case as well. The scent and the texture makes my mind drift off, rather than fixating on cravings, and that does the trick.

Thanks a lot for helping me out


From: smk57


Thanks a lot for the motivation, Anita!

It really helps when you've got friends to help you out with the whole quitting process, cause you're right, it does get a bit difficult in between.

Nonetheless, I am confident about making it this time!

Yeah, I started working on some sudoku whenever I get some free time, so that my mind doesn't wander around, eventually leading to cravings.

Also, sipping cold water is so effective! You lose the whole, tingling in the mouth, and then the craving just, goes away!

Thanks a lot, again

In reply toRe: msg 12

From: slowblumer


Hi smk,

These are all good.  Stress is a huge factor so anyway we can reduce it is a benefit.

Quick Strategies for Shrugging Off Stress

Chronic stress is damaging to your body and mind. These stress relief techniques minimize stress and protect your body from the damage of long-term stress.

How Deep Breathing Can Reduce Stress

How to Stay Smoke-Free In Times of Extraordinary Stress


From: glenninindy


If all else fails, always remember to ask God to help you quit. He created you. You did not come into this world with a cig transfixed to your face or asking for one. Believe me, after decades of smoking, God will help you to quit real good. It may not be exactly the way you wanted to quit, but you will.