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Kloro
Oct 24, 2008

Fancy a grown man saying hujus hujus hujus as if he were proud of it it is not english and do not make SENSE.

Six months today after going cold turkey. (After fifteen years of smoking.) Still going strong. The Allen Carr book helped a LOT.
Just regard the first week or so as being sick, I found drinking plenty of water and going to bed early helped a lot. As did going out to cycle for a mile every time I got a really bad craving (mostly after meals).
Also, you will cough up a truly terrifying amount of crap for a month or so.
It does get a hell of a lot easier though.

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Kloro
Oct 24, 2008

Fancy a grown man saying hujus hujus hujus as if he were proud of it it is not english and do not make SENSE.

Just checked, and it has been 13 months since I stopped smoking. Which is awesome. I thought it had been less than a year.

You can do it guys. The thing is, the moment you decide to stop, you don't smoke any more. Anything after that is you being sick because you used to smoke. It's not you wanting a cigarette - why would you want a cigarette when you decided to stop?

The other thing I would say is, don't try not to think about smoking. I thought about smoking a lot near the start, and if I had tried to block it I would have gone crazy. Now I can stand with people having a smoke and feel fine.

Stopping is the hardest thing you'll ever do. Everything after that is just not starting again.

(Also I can recommend Alan Carr's book - it's not a magic cureall, but it helped me get my head in the right place.)

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