Do any of us have success stories about quiting smoking? I plan to quit this Thursday and am looking for inspiration from quiters.
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If you find a good way please let me know. I'm dissabled, and in order for me to have surgery I need to quit. My friend just went to one of those sesions whey they hypnotize you, but it did not work.
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I did hypnosis as well, you can see how much it helped me.
I supposed it does work for some though.
I smoked for about 11 years. I tried using the gum at first quit for about a week and started back up again. Then this year for my birthday I got the patch. The patch worked. It's still gonna be tough. Things like gum and hard candy helped a lot too. I wish you the very best of luck! You will feel so much better if you do quit successfully!
More than 10 years
I actually quit smoking on july 1st 2009. I smoked for 14 years, was up to a pack a day. I used the patch, and was totally smoke free in 3 weeks, and haven't touched it since. During the quitting process, I almost always had a tootsie pop or some kind of candy in my mouth, and another motivating factor was adding up how much it truly costed to smoke each week, each month, each year. 1pk /day @ 5.00 , 35/wk , 150/mo, 1800/year. And that's only for a pack a day. Each day you don't smoke think about how much you've saved, at the end of the week, or month, go buy something awesome with that money, it's good to reward yourself.
It's also good to have a support group, hope you update your progress here, it may not seem like much but just getting a virtual pat on the back really can mean a lot when you are going through a struggle. Decide to quit in your brain first, and just remind yourself that going back to it is not an option. Think of the patch/gum or whatever you use as a method for you to get over it easier. So then the fact that you are quitting is not a matter of can you do it, but rather how easily you want to make the quitting process for yourself.