Find another obsession
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Find another obsession
So I have started taking Wellbutrin and it has been helping a lot. Vaping doesn't help me that much though I can vape 0mg nicotine if I want but I think it's a poor substitute. Vaping with nicotine makes it easy to just go back to smoking cigarettes so i really don't think of it as a cure. I gave up on the patch. i read a book called You Can Quit Tobacco, and they basically said, "Why prolong the inevitable and why not just quit cold turkey?" I agree. Let's just try and get the misery over with. I think it's a good book too btw. I am feeling confident that I will quit smoking this time once and for all. Had some slip ups but am back on track.. Tired of these stupid cigarettes and feel like shit because of them! Any happiness I get from them is short-lived and wrapped up in disease. Just not worth smoking anymore!
I hope you can leave this stupid addiction behind you and go to greener and cleaner pastures.
You can do it!
Make smoking disgusting, blame it for the bad things it causes in your life and for the control it has over you. Forgive yourself if you fail to quit, and quit again as soon as you can. It's been 2 years and 10 days for me. Good luck.
you don't quit smoking, smoking quits you.
I smoked a pack a day from the ages of 19 through to 25. My addiction was strong and it took three serious attempts before I broke their hold over me.
I tried cold turkey. It didn't work.
I was treated by a psychologist who specialized in hypnotherapy. The treatment consisted of listening to a recording explaining how cigarettes contain a plethora of chemical poisons and cause all sorts of nasty medical complaints while chain smoking until I couldn't breathe. Unfortunately, that didn't work either.
I eventually had success with acupuncture. The therapist used small adhesive pads that had a needle in the middle of them. He placed three in my left ear cartilage. I was told to press the pads when I felt like a cigarette. I saw him three days later. He removed the pads from the left ear and placed three fresh ones in my right ear. Three days later he removed the pads and I was cured.
The needles in the ear cartilage were painful. The six day experience associated pain with cigarettes. I've hated cigarettes ever since. That was over 20 years ago.
Interesting fact, in Australia the average cost of a packet of cigarettes is around 30 Australian dollars. So a week’s worth of cigarettes costs you the same as half a week’s rent ($210). The government is trying to make cigarettes so expensive that people can’t afford them. I hope it works.
Good luck, I wish you well.
you don't need to, nicotine is pretty cool. just buy the vials of the 99.95% pure stuff and use it like adderall before a test, it has very few negative side effects. It's side effects are higher likelyhood of cardiovascular disease(from nicotine) and dna damage(not from the nicotine, it's from it's impurities) and it makes cancer progress faster but it also temporarily increases your iq by 5-15 points and is almost as good as meth as a stimulant, 2nd place iirc. nicotine does other stuff but it's natural so there isnt any long lasting damage.
I have got myself an e-cigarette. Since quitting smoking regular cigarettes, I have been using it less and less often. Currently, I use it just when going out to a pub or darts tournament (any place I drink some amount of alcohol).
Take a week off then quit cold turkey. Afterward, find a new activity like going on hikes or walks if you're feeling restless.