I QUIT


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Thats right I QUIT.

Well lets just say I am planning to quit.

I have been smoking cigarettes since my pre-teenage years. I wanted to fit in with the big boys. I thought that smoking was cool and I wanted to be cool.

I always wanted to be a part of something no matter what it was and smoking cigarettes was just one of the many things that I did. I smoked and still smoke cigarettes daily some days more than others. In my active addiction I smoke a pack or more a day sometimes.

Its funny, I have smoked for decades but I still cannot stand the smell of them or smoke in my face. Go figure. Cigarettes have been an addiction that I have struggled with off and on for a while. No matter what I tried I always found myself back lighting up.

Now I feel the affects of my nicotine addiction. I get short of breath going up stairs or running. I smell it on my clothes, hands and breath. I’ve seen the commercials on TV for years and they are finally starting to sink in. Smoking is a very bad habit that I need to quit..

IMMEDIATELY

I have tried to quit several times and as you can tell I was unsuccessful. I have heard it said that for some people it takes several attempts. When I think about it so did my attempts to stop using drugs. So I am going to try again. February 1st is my quit date. I am going to apply the simple process that got me clean to help me quit. Plus there are a few friends in my network who are going to quit with me. I also joined a quit forum. Support is very important and I have a foundation.

I will pray for myself, those quitting with me and all those who quit before me.

Its time to drop the cancer sticks.

Peace and Blessings

Eric Ease

13 thoughts on “I QUIT

  1. Eric, I am with you in thought and prayer. My wife and I am not a smokers, but our three daughters are and have tried to quit many times. I have heard smoking one cigarette less per day makes it easier to quit. However, I don’t know. Who am I to give advice? I haven’t smoked. Thanks.
    Dale

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  2. πŸ™‚ Good on you. I quit 25-40 cigarets a day with the Allan Carr book on quitting smoking. One of the things he thought me is that if, when quitting smoking I want to tear somebodies head off because their eyebrow has a hair out of line or whatever – that would be the addiction speaking. πŸ˜€

    Detox from the physical addiction takes 3 days. Drinking grapefruit juice really lessens the urges or cravings. But then again, drinking grapefruit juice for me makes everything less enjoyable. Brrrrrr….. 😦

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  3. I wish you luck you know you have done it with other substances so why not nicotine! It is hard. It’s hard for many reasons. I have stopped a few times. The longest 6 years and then because I guess there isnt or wasn’t support groups or 12 steps for quitting cigarettes I relapesed! Just one I thought – tasted disgusting I carried on! Believing it wouldn’t get hold of me again ( sound familiar?) it is ( I believe) the second most addictive drug after heroin and yet we are told to give up to stop. The only pleasure people get from cigarettes is to stop the craving. Fact! That’s why we have another, the nicotine receptors in the brain telling you you need another. Not because it calms you down ( it’s a stimulant so how could it ) I could go on and on lol. if you can do it cold turkey good on you. I use e-cigs now I still get my nicotine but not nearly as much as I did smoke. But it’s better for me than cigarettes. I don’t smell bad my health has improved. I am on a low nicotine strength liquid and even buy liquid with no nicotine at times. I know that I havent ‘quit’ completely but I haven’t had a cig for 16 months and from smoking 40 a day feel it’s a huge achievement. I think people really underestimate the power of nicotine, so I wish you strength and success in your decision. Use the tools you have already learnt on your journey you can do this 😊

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  4. I’ll do it with you πŸ™‚ I’ve quit a few times, cold turkey. Once when I was pregnant and once when my baby was 2. As u can see, Im back smoking. Tried to quit recently with Chantix. Couldn’t take it. I’ll try cold turkey with u though πŸ™‚

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