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  • Yes it is my husband and sister gave up smoking using their willpower:)
  • I did it twice...once for 5 years and then for 25 years...
  • my fiance did this using will power only - he found it quite easy as well
  • Yes! Very, very, possible! In fact, willpower is more important than anything else. Although cigarettes are very physically addictive, the withdrawal pangs of nicotine are actually so mild, and the nicotine is out of your system so quickly that the problems with giving up cigarettes are almost entirely in the mind once you have gone a few days. If you give up with nicotine patches, eventually you will have to get yourself off them anyway since they just feed your nicotine additiction. Even much more physically addictive drugs can be overcome with willpower alone. The mind is an amazing thing =)
  • i dunno ... but i know i can't on willpower alone.. i just started taking chantix for a week now i hope it works ... woohoo :)
  • i have heard of many people doing it but i dont smoke so i cant speak from experience though. good luck! ;D
  • I just quit using will power alone so it is possible. Good luck!
  • Yes, but the so-called Willpower Method makes quitting very difficult. I just read an amazing book called "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking", and it explains why. Willpower method puts you in the mindset that you are forcing yourself to give up something that you love and can't imagine living without. The Easy Way method puts you in the mindset that you will feel great about breaking the smoking cycle and feel like you have been freed from slavery. Think of it as breaking up-- you're "dumping" cigarettes and ending your relationship. If the relationship was good and you break up for other reasons, you will miss the relationship and have a hard time getting over it. However, if the relationship was a bad one, abusive, unhealthy, etc., you will feel relieved and happy and free.
  • Yes. It is hard. Giving up anything addicting is hard. My mother watched her brother go from a 6'4" muscular 210 pound man to 87 pounds before he died of throat cancer from smoking. He begged her to quit smoking because he loved her. She quit that day, the day he'd asked her to, and has never smoked again. That was 28 years ago. She'd smoked for more than 20 years. She did say that she'd kept one cigarette in her car so that she knew it was there if she really, really needed it. But after three years of not touching it, she finally threw it away.
  • yes. but what a tough month of cravings. i wish when i had quit i had stayed that way. now i will have to do it all over again. i quit for 8 months and then at a party without even noticeing i was smoking.
  • Yes you can if you are strong enough. I know a lot of people who have gone cold turkey and succeeded. Best of luck!
  • Yes you can, BUT if you are having a really hard time DON"T buy cigarettes, they have been poisoned even more than what they were captive clients don't you know, try 100% natural tobacco no additives, no fillers and no Infusions of chemicals and it worked better than the patch or gums for myself about 2 years for each waiste of money, going on 14 years now S/O 16 both of us switched to this method took about 3 months, the first 30 days is the absolute worse BUT the desire left after about 90 days, recommend pipe not paper and use small amounts for weaning IF will power fails ... ~Nemo~
  • of course
  • Of course...I did!!! Back in 1992,I quit cold-turkey. I really wanted to stop and I was determined. I haven't smoked since.
  • My dad stopped it the next day when his doctor said he has cancer and smoking is definitely a cause. He was a chain smoker used to eat at least 2 packs a day. I am witness to this.
  • I think so. It's just a matter of having enough willpower.
  • will power is a big part of it. I did self adversion therapy. i chewed on a cigarette. it made me so sick i had dry heaves for hours. My back and shoulder ached. whenever i held a cigarette in my hand, I started upchucking. Or whenever I saw someone smoking a cigarette whether in real life or in a picture. three years later I lit up a cigarette and one drag said it was a mistake. That was it.
  • Yeah. A few friends of mine have quit cold turkey without using any sort of assistance program.
  • Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. I used the patch. Withdrawls were easily managed using it.
  • Yes; it's the only thing that worked for me.
  • Anything is possible with enough willpower, I quit smoking and it has been 6 years now with just will power. I use to smoke 2-3 packs a day.
  • Yes, this is my last night.
  • I did, 15 years ago after smoking 6 packs of cigarettes one new years eve and waking up to hardly breathing I though this is the perfect time to quit and did...not one cancer stick since!
  • Yes. I did.
  • KY Jelly will take care of the smoking problem.
  • People have done it, but it takes more will power than I have!
  • Yes I did it 3 times already.
  • Some people can, but I never could. I smoked over 45 years and I tried to quit many times and failed. I went on Chantix and have been smoke free ever since.
  • Of course. People do it all the time. And I've done it many times, myself. I haven't smoked tobacco for 10 years, now, but have recently figured a way to satisfy my smoking "urge" with legal, non-tobacco products. A mixture of a dozen or so different organic herbs.
  • Yes you can. I did, but I did start again several years later. I have not smoked for three years now, my DR. put me on Welbutrin for depression, but it made my smokes taste like hell, so I quit.
  • Virtually everyone I know who successfully quit did it on willpower alone. Most of the quit smoking gimmicks seem to give you a temporary crutch that once removed causes them to fall back into smoking. I think you REALLY have to want to quit.
  • Ya know 5 months ago I took on that project of giving up the smokes. It was 5 months ago I met Phillis on AB, I simply asked for the folks on AB as I did the folks offline to HELP me get through this, Phillis who on a daily basis spoke me out of many a time I wanted to light up....I slipped a few times but I am smoke free.........not preaching to others who wish to smoke, hell I loved smoking, I just wanted to quit and see how much money I could save. I have to date saved $960.00, imagine that in 5 months time.....THANK YOU PHILLIS with that money I have been taking cooking class that trust me is so badly needed...LOL :O)
  • No, you'll need to find something OTHER than ciggarettes or cigars to keep your mouth busy, keep your off oral fixations like cigarettes and cigars. ;+
  • I did. I was tobacco free for three years, started again, and quit cold-turkey again. That was 3 months ago, so far, so good.
  • If you have willpower, yes. If not, not so much.
  • I did it. How's my angel?
  • Welcome back Spacy!! One of my friends who smoked for years tried the patches (they didn't work), took medication (made her crave for more), tried meditation techniques and she said that really helped.
  • People did it for decades before nicotine replacement gimmicks became an industry.

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