May 22, 2012, 10:49 PM - going to quit
smoking that is. i've been a pack a day smoker since i was 18, that was 15 years ago and i think it's finally time to stop doing that. i started on friday, and i'm doing pretty well, though i have noticed i've been a bit more scatterbrained than usual, especially when i'm doing the things that would trigger my urge to smoke. although i've stopped buying smokes, i haven't quit cold turkey, but i've only had about three a day since i decided to stop. now i've tried quitting before, but i only had myself for support. this time might be the time that works because my girlfriend is encouraging me and i'm bringing it to you guys. with all the encouragement from you guys i was able to complete not one, but two fetts; something i don't think i would have finished otherwise. now i'm asking for support and encouragement to help me with this new project. so can i count on you guys for that?
May 22, 2012, 11:22 PM - Re: going to quit
I know you can do it. You just have to make it so you won't be tempted. Try to stay busy doing other things that don't trigger the smoking urge. Keep up the fight.
May 23, 2012, 12:18 AM - Re: going to quit
my biggest smoking trigger is getting in a car. smoking while driving has always been my thing.
May 23, 2012, 12:44 AM - Re: going to quit
Its a good thing you are going to stop smoking . Now your Boba Fett Costume or Jango Costume won't smell like smoke...lol. I hope you keep it up.
High Speed Low Drag
May 23, 2012, 1:25 AM - Re: going to quit
Mike what are you a girl or something? You CAN DO EET...think about all the $$ for Fett parts you'll have.
May 23, 2012, 2:14 AM - Re: going to quit
it'll be money saved for HIC
May 23, 2012, 4:53 AM - Re: going to quit
Just go for it, bruh. I went cold-turkey in 2007, and never looked back. You smell better, have more money, and are healthier. The #1 thing to do, for most people that can't handle the cold turkey route, is to write a SET IN STONE schedule of what you're going to do. (IE, 2 cigs a day in 1 week, 1 cig a day 1 week after that, and no cigarettes at all after 3 weeks or something.) And don't deviate from the plan, or you'll just draw the process out until it gets frustrating and unbearable.
May 23, 2012, 6:57 AM - Re: going to quit
I quit last November after 22 years. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done but one of the things I am most proud of.
May 23, 2012, 7:53 AM - Re: going to quit
That's awesome news Saint! You can do it. Just don't look back - don't give in. GL on your HIC!
May 23, 2012, 9:51 AM - Re: going to quit
You can do it bud. I feel the biggest thing is finding something else to do at your week points. For you driving in the car. That is when you chew gum or chew on some beef jerky or something. If you can get past your week points you can do it.
May 23, 2012, 9:59 AM - Re: going to quit
Good luck bro I was at 2.5 packs a day . 30 years I've been smoking next month. Someone started a thread a month ago that got me trying to quit. No cold turkey for me. I cut back to one a hour. So I'm now less than a pack a day. Guess its time to go to one every two hours. Hardest thing I've ever tryed to kIck.
May 23, 2012, 10:40 AM - Re: going to quit
The day I decided to quit, I wrote a list of the pro's and con's of being a smoker and non smoker. You will see quickly that being a non-smoker is far more beneficial to you across the board, and you have something in writing to remind you of why you are doing it.
I then starting excercising every time I wanted one. Kind of killed two birds with one stone. If I was at work, and started craving, I would walk around the block a few times, or hit the stairs. If I was at home, I would jump on the elliptical, or throw in my P90X workout for the day if I had not done it yet.
Driving was tough for me too. I started carrying an empty Bic pen with me, and I would roll down my window, flick it like I would a cig, etc. It did help some. I also started listening to audio books while driving, so that I didnt think about it as much.
So far, so good, and it has been since April 9th. I am now to a point where I can be around it, and I am ok.
You can do it, man! Just stay focused, and you will never look back.
May 23, 2012, 12:37 PM - Re: going to quit
Yes man let it smoke!!!!!!! you life will be better!!!!!!!!!!!!!my mother recently left that thing and is hard because she had 30 years doing that, but for you life just do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck and be strong!!!!!!!!!!!
May 23, 2012, 3:15 PM - Re: going to quit
I smoked for 16 years.
Luckily I had the help of my girlfriend to see me through it. She also quit at the same time so we were there to support each other.
Exercise and creativity were my biggest influences to help me stay strong. Infact, quitting was what lead me to completing my Boba costume! I had all that extra cash laying around with nowhere to spend it.
I know it sounds like a long ways down the road, but once you make it to the 6 month point you'll start to wonder why you ever carried this habit around with you in the first place.
Best of luck and best wishes.
We're here for you!!
May 23, 2012, 3:27 PM - Re: going to quit
May 23, 2012, 4:01 PM - Re: going to quit
Good luck you want to do it and that's a big step in the right direction. Just think as it's been said a few times about the extra cash for Fett stuff.
May 23, 2012, 4:31 PM - going to quit
If you saw the set of smokers lungs that i had to blow up w an air pump in my undergraduate physiology course you would have no problem!!! Lets go nasty, suck it up and get er' done man!
May 23, 2012, 4:39 PM - Re: going to quit
Another quitter! I started that other thread a while back. I started my quitting quest on March 19th.
I've had some backslides, but I've cut back to less than half what I was smoking previously. My goal is to
quit completely of course. It's been hard, but I'm going to persevere!
May 23, 2012, 7:31 PM - Re: going to quit
My wife and I have been using e-cigs for about 3 years now. Basically, you get the nicotine and 'smoking' sensation, but none of the carcinogens. If you can't manage to quit, look into the 'Joy-e 510 ego' or the 'Puresmoker Legacy' as an alternative. It's cheaper and much less of a health risk than traditional cigarettes.
May 23, 2012, 7:34 PM - Re: going to quit
Same here... Went cold after they stopped selling smokes at my work. Thought that I would need to go to a gas station to pick some up, and that would have effectively doubled the price of the pack. decided not to, and never regretted that ever since... The first night was hell, I'll say that, but from there it was easier, night by night. Yes, I work at nights...
And, as for the money... The other smokers tend to be sure they have enough, and buy big packs, or two packs for one shift. They all tend to smoke all they have...
I have actually thought how much I have saved, and spent on my Boba Fett costume, and for me, it is a fair trade... And, I love the new taste of food and the smell of air...
But, mind you, at some times, I do LOVE a good cigar... Cigarette is not even close. And yes, I do have one, in reserve, for when I get my Fett finished... It is close, but not yet...
Good luck, you can do it. Trust yourself.
May 23, 2012, 8:13 PM - Re: going to quit
i have an e-cig, but all it manages to do is make me want a real cigarette. so that's counterproductive, i get extra nicotine and cancer!
May 24, 2012, 6:21 AM - Re: going to quit
Good luck matey , i am fortunate i've never smoked (never really bothered me) but i know how hard it is for a smoker to quit . My wife was a smoker and quit for 5 years but unfortunatly has started up again just reacently and is regretting it . She is now trying to give it up again . So good luck and as said before think of the dosh you're gonna save to spend on a top class Fett !
May 24, 2012, 6:37 AM - Re: going to quit
Your Health will be Lucky and your Cash too...
May 24, 2012, 9:17 AM - Re: going to quit
I gave up nearly 7 years ago now. Just stopped and went cold turkey, no patches or anything else.
The thing that is key is you've got to want to quit. I know that sounds dumb, people say "I want to give up", but don't have the will power.
Have a look at the chemicals found in cigarettes...ack, if that doesn't convince you not much will. A pack of 20 in the UK is about £7.40 now, ouch!
I no longer want to stink of cigarettes, nor my clothes or my house nor have yellow fingers.... not to mention all the health benefits!
Jun 3, 2012, 11:00 PM - Re: going to quit
I've heard good and bad things about those. Personally I have been smoke free for 4 years now. I had 1 pack of cigs and started on Chantix. I only used a weeks worth of the pills, probably smoked half of that pack then threw them out. I knew if I didn't put them down it wasn't going to happen. It's not really the cigs you have to quit, it's the habits. If getting in the car is your hang up, DO NOT smoke in the car. Once you break that, if having one after you eat or get up in the morning, stop that habit as well. Before you know it you will be free of the smokes. As other have said, YOU will smell better, your HOME will smell better and even your car will smell better. You will probably even get disgusted by the smell afterwards. Some of my friends say I have to be the worlds worst ex-smoker.
OH, and looooots of water! No soda or caffeine while trying to quit. They say that the water helps flush the nicotine from your system and caffeine only adds to the stress