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    Have you tried masturbation as an aversion therapy.
    Try to keep it under 20 a day or your hand drips orf and you hlaf trubble type ing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    I have two tips for quitting. Move to Australia. The latest tax increase has them up to around $35.00(approx 875 Baht) per pack. The second is the way I finally quit 14 years ago after many failed attempts.
    I started by not having a cigarette after breakfast. Then when i'd got use to that I waited until morning tea. when I was comfortable waiting until morning tea. I waited until lunchtime. In stages I then went to afternoon tea. Then after work. Then when I arrived home, eventually after dinner. Eventually I got to 3 a day and then resolved not to buy another packet once the current packet was finished. Still remember that last cigarette. I smoked it down to the filter. Still got a small dose of the heeby jeebies but it was much more manageable. It also got me out of the habit of having that "comforter" in my hand. Haven't smoked for 14 years and have no desire to do so. It worked for me, rather than just going from 20 a day to zero. Vapes appear to me as just swapping one addiction for another.
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    Good luck Dillinger and everyone who's trying to give up smoking.

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    Good luck Dilly

    We know you can pull it off

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    I can't tell ya how many times it took me to give up the gags.
    Once I did, I still had cravings for about 5 years.
    I loved smoking, the entire ritual, especially the Camel straights and lighting the printed end.

    Once you make the decision not to smoke it becomes doable.

    I imagine the Allen Carr would be helpful, his book helped me with the drink. Kicking tobacco was tougher imho.

    Keep on keeping on..

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    Carr ended up dying of lung cancer which, whilst tragic, is kinda ironic.

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    Good on you, Dillinger.

    I found that the only way was to never, ever "just have one"....even on really special occasions like Christmas and so on.

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    Good Luck Dill. I agree though, with any addiction Best is cold turkey and total self discipline. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life so I cannot relate but I did walk away from Alcohol for nearly 14 years. I just woke up one day and was done. It bored me. I am getting close to that stage again. I am having a cocktail or two on Friday night only now and no urges as I walk by my liquor cabinet.

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    AFAIK the whole Allan Carr thing was basically neuro-linguistic programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    AFAIK the whole Allan Carr thing was basically neuro-linguistic programming.
    Yes and it is indeed quite helpful in making behavioral adjustments.

    Maybe Harry you can have a little sit-down with Tony Robbins and help you with your self destructive obsession with Donald Trump.

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    Nah, in all seriousness... good on ya Dill, for quitting the cigs mate!...

    now, if ya can just quit the fags...

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    I read the Carr book as well...or just over half of it. Woke up one Monday morning in March 2012 and didn't smoke again. I get the odd craving but ignore it, usually do a few lengths of the pool where it's not so easy to smoke.

    Twenty a day for 40 odd years to zero overnight and feel a whole lot better for it. Don't bother with patches or any other substitute, just stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Don't bother with patches or any other substitute, just stop.
    I agree. Patches and vaping are all transition coping methods, just quit knowing you'll spend a year craving one every time you even hear the word cigarette, but you'll be feeling so much better in two weeks that it won't bother you that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I read the Carr book as well
    Me too.

    Smoked 'til I finished the book, as instructed, then quit.

    Looking back, I can't believe I smoked for 25 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I read the Carr book as well...or just over half of it
    Then rolled up the second half and smoked it.


    Only joking. Good on ya, and everyone else that overcome their addiction(s) via whatever methods used.


    Especially one that is so filthy and damaging to one's health as smoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Twenty a day for 40 odd years to zero overnight and feel a whole lot better for it.
    Damn, seriously good on ya.


    My sister smoked about 20-30 a day for 25 years, and gave up cold turkey around 5 years ago. Didn't know until I met her again recently and you could have knocked me down with a feather, she used to eat them.
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    Willpower went and bought a pack on the way home from work, smoked three.

    Baby steps for me..

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    Just a matter of desire. If you still enjoy smoking giving up will be harder. If you are totally sick of it then stopping is easy. Same with any addiction. People get to the point where continuing is just negative so giving it away is easy. If you still love it then it won't be.

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    It's an addiction...so most addicts pretty much love it and hate it at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    It's an addiction...so most addicts pretty much love it and hate it at the same time.
    I think the fun of smoking wears off. You don't get the same rush as other things.

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    Have you ever smoked?

    Words like 'fun' and 'rush' suggest not.




    EDIT: Just read the Koh Chang thread. I remember you now.

    With respect, you seem a bit of an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Have you ever smoked?

    Words like 'fun' and 'rush' suggest not.




    EDIT: Just read the Koh Chang thread. I remember you now.

    With respect, you seem a bit of an idiot.
    No I'm not an idiot like yourself and don't see the relevance of KC.

    Giving up smoking wasn't hard for me compared to other things like coffee.

    With respect you sound like a homo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Me too.

    Smoked 'til I finished the book, as instructed, then quit.

    Looking back, I can't believe I smoked for 25 years.
    Same here. Quite surprising how an addicted brain (receptors) justifies smoking as a 'reward' or association with a coffee; driving a car, post-stressful situation, etc. Carr's book was excellent at explaining the addiction, and thus beating it. A genuinely life-changing publication, imo.

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    Ordered the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    post-stressful situation,
    That's what it generally was for me...

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