See here for an important message regarding the community which has become a read-only site as of October 31.
As a past smoker, I know the challenges and being a female the weight gain is an issue for us.
I am a hypnotherapist and can offer some suggestions to help put an end to your smoking.
* Tell yourself you’re a non-smoker, you don't smoke, you hate to smoke. Keep reinforcing that into your mind.
* Switch to a low tar brand that you know you will not like
* Cut your smokes in half and discard the cut off portion.
* Poke pin holes in the half you keep to smoke.
* Place smokes in a zip lock bag and put in a place hard to get to (You will really need one in order to go get one).
* No ashtrays in the house.
* Smoke only outside (even in bad weather).
* Each week cut the number of smokes by 5 (20 the first week, 15 the next week, 10 the next) until your down to one.
* Contact me or a hypnotherapist that is your last smoke you will ever smoke, this is your day to combat and conquer your habit.
For more information, please feel free to call or email me.
thankfully there are so many people who do support you in your desire to stop smoking.it has been 10 years since i quit smoking the second time around and another 10 before that and twice in between when i was pregnant.my motive was the cost ,health.then health.then my 8year old son asking me to stop.i was a 2 pack a day smoker and i really liked menthales oh well cannot even spell the word right anymore. for some reason when i make up my mind to do something i can do it so i quit cold turkey gained a little weight along the way still working on getting that off,I WILL.also chewed gum,breath mint,little things like that.its a hard thing to do and then harder for some people.it's a choice to do what you think is right for you.good luck and god bless.
Tomorrow is my day! I have about five cigs left now and a whole bunch of nicotene gum. Wish me luck! Hope I won't gain any weight because I'm on a new diet also.
Tomorrow is my target date for smoking cessation. Please say a prayer for me and wish me good luck. I am using the nicotine
patches. And various support groups.Thank you
And today I discovered electronic cigarettes! Oh the relief of enjoying nicotine knowing I'm causing minimum damage to myself, and no damage to anyone else. And now my apartment can start to smell less like an ashtray, more like a home. These chinese are clever guys, wot?
After 37 years of being a heavy smoker, two to three packs a day. I tried over twenty times to quit. I would enjoy a smoke after just about everything I did.
From the time I woke the first thing I did was reach for a cigarette and the last thing before going to bed was to have a cigarette.
I knew I had to beat this habit so I picked the bathroom only to go and smoke. I sure missed relaxing to a good cup of coffee and a cigarette after. But weeks of doing this I found this so stupid of me sitting in my tiny bathroom smoking up my money, distroying my lungs when I could be using the money for something important that we may need.
I prayed for God to give the the power to beat this bad habit.
In a few weeks of this I felt I no longer enjoyed going for a smoke. I cut down going to the bathroom for a smoke and when I was down to two cigarettes a day I was able to quit. That was two and a half years ago.
I never thought I would ever quit but I made it. People used to tell me I stink like cigarettes. They are right now that I don't smoke I'm able to smell it on others, it does stink. I will never go back and I thank God for giving me the strenght to quit.
I want control of my life, or rather I'd like to give control to God. I don't think I am ready to give up smoking yet; too much stress in my life. But I would like it to stop being an obsession. I think so much about smoking, I would like to put it in it's place. Put it in a compartment that I come across when necessary, but don't have to face every minute of my life.
My desire to quit smoking has surprised me. I never considered quitting because I enjoyed smoking so much. I was able to go from 1 pk. a day to 5 cigs a day w/relative ease. Change is a strange animal, the decision to quit smoking led to reflection in other areas of my life. After 35 yrs. in a lousy marriage, I found the courage to file for divorce...drive home from lawyers office included a stop for cigs. No thought to previous quitting commitment, heck..I would've lit the entire pack at once if my mouth was big enough!! So I am off the wagon but on my way to peace.
im also new to this group and gonna try to quit smoking soon. never tried before. ok well have a blessed day sincerly angela
I am new here, I joined because I am trying to quit and am having a hard time.