yet another packing in the fags thread .....

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  1. paulyoung666

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    ..... so after an asthma attack last night , into hospital , arms like pin cushions , no sleep etc etc etc , it is officially time to give up the fags , now , i thought about one of those efag things , but to me they look pretty silly plus are you not just fooling yourself to a degree , patches ? , maybe , but not convinced about them either , so i reckon cold turkey is the way to go , anyone else done it ? , i realise other threads are around like this but i wanted my own , is that wrong ? , at the moment i am fag free for approx 24 hours , with most of that in hospital , with no option but to not smoke , roughly £7 / day for the habit turns into a reasonable surround system in a month and a half or so , that should be something to attain to , however , i have the money now , should i go and buy one so i dont have the money to buy fags , ramble over .....:rotfl:
     
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    I've quit twice, went cold turkey both times. The first time round i went 2yrs without a cigarette, this time i'm 2 months and counting. I've never felt better.

    All the best :thumbsup:
     
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    Good luck in kicking the habit

    I've heard that Champix tablets make it easier from friends, but im sure you have heard all about them already.
     
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    I went cold turkey when quitting and have not touched one for nearly 4 years, in fact the smell really offends me now.
    The first few months are difficult but I suggest you set a target eg your surround sound system or a nice holiday and make sure you focus on the nice things that money can be used for.

    I also found chewing sugar free gum helpful and maybe think about taking up a new hobby to occupy yourself in the moments that it does get difficult.

    Best of luck with it, keep strong and you will really feel the benefits health wise within 12 months.
     
  5. IronGiant

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    If you think having your own thread is likely to help you more than the existing ones, then as far as I'm concerned, you can have as many as you want Paul :thumbsup:

    Good Luck :)


    (well: one, anyway :D)
     
  6. tyrone burton

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    Hello iron giant, it's me.

    My mother try'd to stop smoking without absolutely anything, no patches no pills, nothing. But......... She failed after three months, her legs started to swell which was a sighn that her body was punishing her for not taking nicotine, so what did she do... She forcefully smoked a cig just to stop the swelling. She the kind of person who thinks " I don't need patches or ever will" person.
     
  7. paulyoung666

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    Thanks :D , one thing I need to keep an eye on is my weight , got weighed last night and I am 110kg at 5'8" !!!!!!
     
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    Yes, no nicotine causes more weight.
     
  9. KUBBY

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    Do you mean that No Nicotine may make you want to eat when you would normally smoke and that the extra eating causes the increased weight?

    More some action to satisfy or attempt to allay the craving?

    Im into my 3rd month of no nicotine after 40yrs as a smoker.I've lost 10lb in weight over the past 3 weeks on a diet. Champix is working for me.


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  10. paulyoung666

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    hasnt champix got a bad reputation ? .....
     
  11. tyrone burton

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    Yes that's what I meant.
     
  12. tyrone burton

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    As I said before, my mothers legs swelled, was that really the nicotine punishing the body, it definitely wasn't fat.
     
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    It was her body punishing her for having been on nicotine. Being on nicotine messes with all sorts of bodily functions and the body doesn't quite know what to do without it and can't regulate itself properly. What your mum was suffering from was fluid leaking out of the blood into the tissues in the lower extremities, ie her legs. Quitting smoking improves blood flow and her legs didn't quite know what to do with all the extra blood flowing through them.

    Do a search on "quit smoking edema" :thumbsup:
     
  14. tyrone burton

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    Hey, what do you guys think of those nicorette throat sprays, you know you spray it in your mouth. I don't know I haven't tried it, by the way this is Tyrone mum hi to every one on this forum, when I stopped smoking I did it with nothing only will power it was very hard I did achieve it for little while 3 month's but I failed, I you to be big binge drinker but guess what I stopped drinking longer than the cigarettes yes ( 6 years ) I stopped this habit on my own longer than the ciggaretes. Oh by the way my name is Charmaine.
     
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    For me....

    I spent ages asking myself if I enjoyed that last smoke, if I wanted it, needed it etc etc and in the end convinced myself that I didn't want it. Perhaps I brain washed myself, but it worked and for me it was 100% in my head and not through the use of anything else.

    Convince yourself that its no good and not needed and you will win the battle.

    Good luck :smashin:
     
  16. tyrone burton

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    not bad for 49 year's old.
     
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    Tyrone, you are going to get banned again if you can't stop trolling...
     
  18. tyrone burton

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    Yes, sorry about that that was my mother editing my post she's 49.
     
  19. IronGiant

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    Letting someone else use your account is a bannable offence :)
     
  20. tyrone burton

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    Yes I told her that lol
     
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    Back to my question though, are the niccorette throat sprays any good for quitting, has anyone tried them.
     
  22. paulyoung666

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    Would be interested to know myself .....
     
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    I tried the spray for a time.Tastes foul IMO and brought on harsh hiccups every time.

    The local Pharmacist,who has overseen the course of Champix for me said that it was a common side effect of the spray.I only used it 10/15 times then gave up.

    I have not heard of Champix being banned.I'm a firm advocate of it.I was smoking during the first week of taking it then,one evening,stubbed out a small cigar and have not had another one since.

    Apparently,it works by blocking off the receptors in the brain that react to nicotine.


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  24. paulyoung666

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    Not banned , just thought I had heard some bad press about it ....
     
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    A single session of hypnosis did it for me & a bunch of workmates back in '81. Worked for all but one who decided to test the suggestion that "Smoking another cigarette will make you sick" by lighting up on the way out! :suicide:

    My missus tried several sessions (different hypnotist) & acupuncture but neither worker for her. She finally kicked it with nicotine lozenges but is still addicted to those instead. :facepalm:

    I can confirm from my own experience that swapping a daily habit of 20 fags for a daily habit of a family sized pack of McVities digestives does indeed lead to fat git syndrome... :blush:
     
  26. KUBBY

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    My mistake - no not heard any,But I haven't looked for any either.:)


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    I would imagine that terminating one's own life would create some bad press.

    One of the rarer side effects are psychotic events which at the extreme have resulted in a number (no number quoted) of suicides.

    Edit: As of the end of last year Champix has been linked to 80 deaths since its launch in Britain in 2006, including 39 suicides

    Daily Mail article unfortunately :) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-suicide-risk-used-resort.html#ixzz25EMjY8ec
     
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  28. paulyoung666

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    thats what i was probably thinking about , so , 2 days in , i wont lie , i have had a couple of fags , and i do mean only a couple , which in the grand scale of things is a hell of an improvement considering i was doing 20 + / day ..............
     
  29. hanksey

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    I was a 20+ a day for 30 years tried a couple of times using patches, chewing gum, and cold turkey never lasted more than 2 weeks.

    Then hit the champix took that for a total 4 weeks and never touched a cig since 2 years 5 months and 23 days in and never even taken a drag. I think if your gonna give up you need to stop completely no good having an odd cig here and there as the nicotine is not leaving your body.

    I knew so many people that have given up on champix that i thought i would try that and it worked for me.

    The other thing i would say is you've got to want to give up it's no good being pressured into it.

    Good luck:smashin:

    And yes I have put on nearly 2 stone in that time but just starting a diet next week.:D
     
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    been to the docs today , told her i was going cold turkey , she never offered anything to help , never even asked if i thought i needed something , got weighed , 108 kg at 5'8" puts my bmi at 36 something , not good , need to get some weight off .....

    and btw , no fags for 2 days now , none in the house , none in the car , none in my mouth ......
     

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