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  • Sounds like you are not quite ready to give up yet! As an ex-smoker myself (15yrs, 20-day), I used patches and inhalator and attended the 'smoking cessation' classes. All of this helped but the most important thing for me was that I wanted to stop, I really, really wanted to stop. Now, 2 yrs on I am still not smoking (and still proud of myself) :-)
  • I did that rotten habit for 41 years. One day I coughed. I HATED what I saw! Let me tell you something: What came up was A WHOLE LOT WORSE than the usual brown, yellow, thick and thin mucous!!!!!! I quit - "cold turkey" - for 2 years. THEN I went BACK to that rotten habit for about a year. THEN the heads of the tobacco companies testified before Congress. Among the many Qs which were asked, I remember these two: 1] "Do you think cigarettes are addicting?" TO A MAN: "No, sir." OR "No, Senator." 2] "Do you smoke?" TO A MAN: "No, sir." OR "No, Senator." After the lawsuit against the tobacco companies was settled, the price of cigarettes went from $2.75/pack to $3.50/pack. I had enough and called it quits - for good. Today, I don't care if cigarettes go to $50/pack, I WON'T go back to that miserable habit! Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it! VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: Because you asked. Some personal observations.
  • I smoked for longer than 11 years, although a pack would last me maybe 3 or 4 days. Stopping was quite calculated. I said enough was enough, that there was no reason why I had to consume a whole @#$% cigarette each time I felt like a nicotine hit. How to Quit Smoking – PART A (1) Always carry a small pair of scissors with your packet of cigarettes. (2) Light-up whenever you feel the need. (3) Inhale deeply until you get the satisfaction you crave. (4) Enough for now? Take the scissors and cut off the lit end of the cigarette. (5) Put the partially smoked butt back in the packet. (6) Next time you need a smoke, choose the butt. (7) But, before you light it up take a look at the cut end. Just a bit stained. Not too bad? (8) Light up. Enjoy. Inhale. (9) Enough for now? Take the scissors and cut off the lit end of the cigarette. How to Quit Smoking – PART B (1) Next time you need a smoke, choose the butt. (2) But, before you light it up take a look at the cut end. Quite stained. But not too bad? (3) Light up. Enjoy. Inhale. (4) Enough for now? Take the scissors and cut off the lit end of the cigarette. How to Quit Smoking – PART C (1) Continue in this way until you either finish that cigarette, or decide it is too stained to light. (2) Apply the same method to every cigarette you smoke from now on. You have demonstrated that it is you and not the tobacco companies who are in control over how much you are going to smoke. Cutting out completely is now a matter of thinking about the gooey mess that you can see at the end of a short stub. That's what you ingest when you inhale.

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