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Tips for quitting smoking


Okay I'm a smoker ... Yup booooo!!
I don't want to take any medication to quit - I've heard of some pills people have taken but they can have horrible side effects like nasty nightmares, anxiety (which I once suffered from and don't want to deal with that again)
So my question is for any of you ex smokers - what is the best way to quit?
My husband smokes and I know that I will have a hard time quitting when he doesn't have a desire to quit and probably won't do this with me.
So I need something fool proof. Something that will break my stupid routines with smoking yet won't make me into a bitter B!!
Aug 02, 2016 @ 12:19 am

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Oh no!

My mum has smoked for most of her life and keeps quitting and going back, one thing I noticed was the time she managed to quit for the longest was that she got help instead of toughing it out! But in the UK the doctor gives free stop smoking aids, so it's a lot cheaper there!

I've heard changing your routine to break the times when you normally smoke can help (for example if you always smoke in the morning, drink OJ when you get up to change your pallette and routine.), but for me using logic would be the best tip I've had for avoiding other bad habits.

For example, if you quit and are considering or craving a cigarette, ask yourself why you quit in the first place, remind yourself of the benefits you've seen since the change.

It doesn't have to be all or nothing either, if you mess up and smoke once cigarette, don't have another and another, just put it down to a small mistake and get back to quitting. If you struggle to quit cold turkey, try reducing the amount of cigarettes you smoke by one or two each week until eventually you are smoking very little, this can reduce the nicotine in your body and make withdrawal less severe!

Good luck and we're all behind you, I know how hard it must be when your husband continues to smoke!
Aug 02, 2016 @ 12:45 am


I know it's the routine I need to break :/
That's going to be the toughest. Has anyone tried any smoking AIDS that actually work? Like those e smokes?
Anything like that?
Aug 02, 2016 @ 01:03 am

For my mum

My mum liked the small inhaler you get (which in some provinces might be available from the doctor for free) and she found the E-cig's to be too strong in nicotine for her.

She always said the gum never did anything for her, but she did previously have success with hypnotherapy.
Aug 02, 2016 @ 01:09 am

worked for me!

Boychuk25.... I smoked for 30 years and I haven't had a cigarette in 16 months! I used a vaporizer to help me quit. I started with the vape pen then switched to a vaporizer with a tank, I decreased the nicotine level in the e-juice once a month or so until I was down to zero nicotine. It worked for me, my husband, my daughter, and my brother. Now the smell of cigarettes makes me nauseous. I had tried everything out there for quiting, the gum, patch, lozenges, medication and even laser therapy, nothing worked until the vape. Hope this helps! And good luck girl!
Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:24 am


Where can I find the vaporizer with a tank?
I don't know too much about all these e cigs and vaporizers
Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:39 am


It depends on where you live but most cities have a lot of different vape shops around. If you can't find one in your area, Google it. But I'm pretty sure there will be a least one shop close to you. When you find one go in, ask questions, they will recommend the right vaporizer for you depending on how much you smoke. Some shops will also let you sample the e-juice flavors available. If you have any more questions, ask away, okay? I will help you as much as I can...
Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:49 am

I got hypnotized

I've been smoke free for just over 2 years now. I got hypnotized by a professional, it was even covered by my health insurance at work. It was still a struggle and whether or not it really "worked" I'm not sure, but all I know is I haven't had a smoke since May 8, 2014.

Aug 02, 2016 @ 10:16 am


I was a smoker for a long time. I actually never thought of quitting but I wanted to cut back. My friend owns a vape store and decided to try it out for fun. You know what, it made me not want to smoke anymore. The day I got my vaporizer, I just stopped smoking cigarettes. I guess it's due to smell as well. Vaping does not make you smell after. It gives the same effect as smoking so, no differences other than the fact that you don't smell. However, the e juice does have nicotine, so I would suggest starting higher and tapper down after so you don't get addicted to vaping too much.

To answer your question, you could just google vape stores in your area. There will be tons of them. They are very popular right now. When you visit the store, most of the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. They will spend a lot of time to explain and find one that is suitable for you. Just makes sure to let them know, you want to quit smoking and you have never used a vaporizer before.

I've been to vape stores in different countries and cities and all the staff are just as friendly and knowledgeable anywhere.
Aug 02, 2016 @ 05:39 pm

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