ANSWERS: 17
  • If you can stop smoking and not feel the craving to start again,I think that you are well on the road to quiting altogether.My friend did exactly the same thing as you,as he ran out of cigarettes and has not smoked for 32 years.+2
  • Congratulation, I hope you'll be ok and stop smoking completely.
  • Hooray! I quit smoking 3 or 4 years ago. (I honestly can't remember how long.) I heard something that helped me a lot in the beginning. The nicotene is out of your system within 3 days. After that, it's all psychological. Somehow knowing that the physical addiction was gone after 3 days helped me. I've had a few cravings since then, but I just tell myself to wait a while. The urge always passes after a bit.
  • That's how I did it. I have no idea how long ago it was, for I didn't mark the occasion, but it was long enough ago to be considered quit for good and I feel GREAT!!!
  • I quit smoking years ago and it was the same way. Unfortunately I picked the habit back up after 2 years of being smoke free. I've quit again since then, but I thought I should warn you that the urge could just resurface. You're not doomed to fail though.
  • Why would that make you doomed to fail? At some point you will most likely have the urge to smoke. That is when you will know whether or not you are successfully an "ex-smoker". You just have to choose not to smoke if you want to be successful. Since you are doing so well right now, you might take the opportunity to make a list of several reasons to quit smoking, then keep it handy for when/if you get the urge.
  • It means you did it --- congratulations!!!!
  • I smoked for 25 years and quit "cold turkey" and that was nearly 3 1/2 years ago. I think you have to {really} want to quit in order to do it right and be successful. I wish you the best of luck and health!:D
  • If you're still not smoking then well done, if you've started again don't worry.Every time you try to give up you become better at giving up. It takes most smokers many attempts to give up for good and the more you try the more successful you're likely to be. I don't think it really matters how you give up, you just have to do what works for you. I tried to give up three times. The first two times I threw all of my cigerettes, lighters, ashtrays etc away. This made me panic so much that I went out and bought it all again. On my third ( and successful) attempt I went against allthe advice and kept a packet of cigerettes and a lighter in my handbag for four months. I choose not to smoke them, but this made me feel much more in control. For me this worked. I personally found it really, really hard , I think few people just stop and that's it. I think what got me through it was that everytime I wanted a cigarette or felt I needed a cigerette ( for the safety of my family!!!) I just thought yes this is hard but it's probably easier than dying or having cancer , or emphasema or any of the horrible things that smoking does to you. If you're struggling, things do get better and it does eventually get much easier. Good luck, if you are successful and I'm sure you will be it will be one of the best acheivements of your life.
  • Oh my goodness - this is awesome!!! I would have killed - well not that extreme - but good for you. How are you doing with it - no more smokes?
  • i hope you have still decided to stop smoking. its a smart move. its a mental thing and you have discovered just how easily it is to change your mind about things.
  • I think this depends on how long you've been smoking and also how heavily. Your question makes it sound like you were never really addicted in the first place.
  • Take it day by day. You're an addict. You can fall back at any time for any reason. Congratulations and keep it up!!
  • No, you are never doomed to fail!! Thoughts like that can hurt you though.. keep positive, if you really want to quit, then do it, because you can. After you quit smoking, it's amazing how much you don't miss it... plus there is no more dirty ashtrays around, no more smelly house, no more wasting money.
  • How's it going?
  • No. You just seem to be one lucky son-of-a-b*tch! ;-)
  • naaah, maybe you are just ready to quit. Be glad that you are not having withdrawls! Quitting was the hardest thing I've had to do - that was almost nine years ago. I smoked for thirty years. If you really are determined to quit, you will when that time arrives. If this isn't it, then later. But if you have been thinking about it and it sounds like you are trying it out, you're probably gonna do it sooner or later. Think of the money you will save when you do! Oh yeah, my favorite part was I always smelled so much better. Good luck, whenever you do decide to quit for good.

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