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I keep failing to quit smoking Cigarettes. Going on 12 years or more at 3 packs a day is getting the best of me. I want to quit for my wife kids and myself (and to have more cigar money lol).
If you have any advice for me please pass it my way.

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I smoked cigarettes for 15 years and tried to quit several times by using an aid. What finally worked for me was just quitting cold turkey. I didn't change any of my habits, and continued my same routine. For example if when I got to work I had a smoke outside the building before I starting I went and stood there and talked to the same people and chewed gum or had a cup of coffee. You need to find something to replace the ritual of having a smoke. The hardest thing for me was when I was drinking, I pretty much had to quit drinking for the first six months as well. It was 99% a mental addiction for me and one day I just got sick of it and wanted to get healthy and be around and active for my kids. I wish you all the luck in the world. It is not easy and it takes a long time to get over, hell just typing this is starting to get me into a fit and its been three plus years since I had my last cigarette.
Some things that helped me get through the hard times where: gum, sunflower seed, in shell peanuts, coffee, hard candy.
Again good luck and best wishes.
 

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I smoked from 13 to 25..... yup I started young. Towards the end it was a pack and a half sometime more a day. I found out the easiest way to quit is:

DO NOT BUY ANOTHER PACK OF CIGARETTES

Thats how I quit, I just completely quit. smoked my last Kool Mild with my best friend at my side and havent smoked one since.. Even though I have started enjoying a cigar frequently, i'm not inhaling. Nicotene becomes a chemical dependacy, you can't let it get the best of you. Think how much you spend a week on average on chemically processed scrapped tabacco and times it by 52.............. it will supprize you how much you waste a year and can take a nice vacation like me and my girl did.
 

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Another cigarette smoker here also, in addition to cigars and pipes. I've been at the coffin nails for 28 years now and want to quit very badly. My Wife and I are both going to quit soon. She stopped for 5 years and started again with the stressed out last couple of years we've had. We WILL succeed!!! :tu

An the best of luck to all those of you that will be joining us in kicking the habit!!

But, as for my pipes and cigars, I will not be quitting those.
 

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Been smoking cigarettes for about 10-12 years and really been wanting to kick it here recently to free up money for cigars. I find that after smoking a good cigar cigarettes taste like ass for a few hours after the fact. I figure if I just smoke a cigar every 2 hours I'll be off the cancer sticks in no time! :dance:
 

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Another cigarette smoker here also, in addition to cigars and pipes. I've been at the coffin nails for 28 years now and want to quit very badly. My Wife and I are both going to quit soon. She stopped for 5 years and started again with the stressed out last couple of years we've had. We WILL succeed!!! :tu

An the best of luck to all those of you that will be joining us in kicking the habit!!

But, as for my pipes and cigars, I will not be quitting those.
I Will not give up cigars either.
 

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If you really think about it cigarettes are nasty as hell. I think Cigars are a whole diff thing. They go from out the ground to your hand and aged to change the taste. As for cigarettes they go from out the ground and then add a bunch of not so good stuff then your hand.
Am I worng on this?


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If you really think about it cigarettes are nasty as hell. I think Cigars are a whole diff thing. They go from out the ground to your hand and aged to change the taste. As for cigarettes they go from out the ground and then add a bunch of not so good stuff then your hand.
Am I worng on this?

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Not not wrong at all but once you get stuck on 'em they are a bitch to quit. I quit for about 3 years at one point then when I got a new job and started going out after work every night for a few beers with my co-workers, picked it back up :spank: Kick my self frequently for picking them back up. Quitting the first time was hard enough.
 

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Not not wrong at all but once you get stuck on 'em they are a bitch to quit. I quit for about 3 years at one point then when I got a new job and started going out after work every night for a few beers with my co-workers, picked it back up :spank: Kick my self frequently for picking them back up. Quitting the first time was hard enough.
Well I did quit a few years back for about a year and half. Just like you I picked it back up in a bar.
 

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I second P Roberts suggestion. Cold turkey straight up! You also really deep down want to quit, if you don't, you'll never succeed. Remind yourself why you're doing this every time you get a craving and stick with it. The hardest part is definitely not smoking while drinking.
 

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32 years now. Yep, started smoking cigareites at age 9. Have been smoking around 3 packs a day now for about 20 years. Have tried to quit numerous times but I guess I just don't have the personal motivators (kids, wife, etc.).
 

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32 years now. Yep, started smoking cigareites at age 9. Have been smoking around 3 packs a day now for about 20 years. Have tried to quit numerous times but I guess I just don't have the personal motivators (kids, wife, etc.).
I will say I am not the best person to take advice from.
But you DO have yourself brother.
 

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I put cigarettes down about a year ago, I used Chantix, it seemed to work well...

The first two or three days were a little tense, but the fear of quiting was much worse than it actualy was.

Now, I'll say it... Im still addicted to tobacco, I smoke a pipe and cigars, the difference is now I dont inhale the smoke into my lungs, and I can smoke a pipe or cigar when I want to as oppossed to cigarettes, they had me... I couldnt go more than an hour or two before I had to stop what I was doing for a smoke.

Best of luck to anyone trying to quit cigarettes, it can be done and everyday it gets easier.
 
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