One Of The Hardest Drugs Of All To “Kick The Habit”…
Congratulations on getting help and finding out how to stop smoking!
This website came about when I realized I had achieved the impossible…..I finally quit smoking! I wanted to share everything I’d learned and the struggles I’d been through, in the hope that you will find a way to stop smoking too.
I encourage you to browse this website where you’ll find lots of helpful information about what smoking does to your body, why you should quit, what to expect when you quit, the good and the bad of quitting aids, plus much, much more…
I’m living proof that quitting IS possible…my cough has gone, the rattle in my chest has disappeared, I no longer smell like a dirty ashtray (so my wife tells me), I can walk up a hill without gasping for air, and the best part of all is that I can look forward to a longer, healthier life.
My Struggles and The Steps I Took Towards Quitting (These are probably your struggles too!)
With the growing awareness of its health hazards I attempted to quit smoking on more than 20 occasions…a couple of times I succeeded for periods of up to 12 months. That was, until stress came into my life and the first thing I did was to reach for a cigarette. I also found that social drinking was another trigger particularly if others in the party smoked.
I was once told by a psychiatrist, (who I hoped would tell me how to stop smoking, but instead treated my habit without success), that tobacco is the hardest drug of all to “kick the habit”. He also told me that the addiction is more difficult to give away than heroin.
I’m sure you’ve heard or experienced it all before…and just because most of these methods didn’t work for me, it doesn’t mean they won’t work for you. Try everything until you find a quitting method that works, even if it means trying something more than once. Just don’t quit trying to quit.
- My first attempt was to take up pipe smoking which not only made me smell really bad but the pipe tobacco made my mouth very dry and made my breath smell something terrible.
- I tried Nicotine Patches after they were recommended by a family member who had used them successfully. Not only did nicotine patches not work for me, they also gave me strange dreams during sleep.
- I have tried Nicotine Gum without success even though I know of several friends who successfully kicked the habit using these.
- I got close to giving smoking away when I used Nicotine Inhalers, which are in the form of a cigarette. I’m sure the reason why I had some success with these was because they allowed me to do something with my hands, like holding a cigarette. These worked quite well for a while until the stress factor came around again.
- My wife gave up smoking instantly after one session of hypnotherapy. Other friends have also found hypnotherapy to be a successful way of ‘kicking the habit’. So I went to the same hypnotherapist and after a two hour session, promptly went out and bought a new packet of cigarettes!
- Low tar cigarettes were the next attempt at quitting. I thought I’d be able to “give up gradually.” These were a disaster for me as my consumption went from around 20 per day to over 40.
- Next I used hand rolled tobacco making my own cigarettes with filters. The inconvenience of having to roll my own certainly reduced the number consumed in a day but didn’t help in giving it away totally.
- Finally I consulted my medical practitioner for advice on how to stop smoking and he prescribed Chantix. Without a doubt this was the easiest transition for me in “kicking the habit”. Over a period of 4 weeks I had given up smoking cigarettes completely. I must say that I was very fortunate that I didn’t have any side effects while using this so-called ‘wonder’ drug. But Be Aware: Chantix can cause serious side effects in some people.
- A Malaysian business acquaintance who was a very heavy smoker, kicked the habit by using an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette was probably about the only thing I didn’t try.
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7 Tips Recommended by the American Cancer Society…I found these very useful when I was quitting!
First, ask yourself why you want to quit?
Discard anything to do with smoking such as your cigarettes, lighters and ashtrays…put them in the garbage!
Switch your schedule – For example, take a walk or chew gum when you would normally smoke.
Take control - The urge to smoke will pass quickly:
- Drink water
- Find another activity to distract your mind
- Take a few deep breaths
- Anything that will take your mind away from cigarettes.
Substitutes – Keep one or more substitutes with you at all times…
- Anything will do so long as it’s convenient
Make a list of all the good things that have happened since you quit:
- No longer coughing up gunk
- Breathing is easier
- Breath doesn’t stink
- Lower blood pressure
- More energy
- More money
- Food tastes better
As you can see, the process of learning how to stop smoking is multi-faceted and takes both time and discipline.
This is the one time in your life when you WANT to be a quitter!
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