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Been a pack a day smoker since I was 18, so dang near 20 years. Been weening myself off for a week or 2. Getting down to 5 or 6 a day was relatively easy, then down to 2 or 3 a day the last few days got a lot harder. Smoked my last 2 of hopefully my last pack last night. So today is day 1. Wish me luck.

What I think I'm going to struggle the most with is the habit more than the actual nicotine withdrawals. My first cig was always right when I got in the truck to go to work. Always had one right after any meal. Been finding myself getting to a stopping point of work or a TV show or something and getting up for no reason. MY mind and body just recognizes those times as points I would usually go smoke. So I get up and sometimes start walking to the door before I even realize I'm not going to smoke. Weekends I would always have my coffee with a smoke on the patio, but now I'm having it in my recliner and typing this.

I've even been feeling my pants pocket and noticing my keys are the only thing in there and thinking I'm missing something. Almost feel naked without that little box in there.

Any thoughts on when some of this might subside? I've quit smoking before but never quit nicotine before, just traded smoke for dip a couple times.


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It's passed midnight so I guess this is day 2. Day 1 [censored] sucked!!!


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I've never smoked, but I have faith you can do this! Keep at it! I've always turned to food when stressed and had a lot of stress these last several months, but I'm still holding strong and losing weight. Cigarettes are often a way people deal with stress. Yes, there can be a physical addiction to nicotine, but there's also the mental aspect. If you can learn new ways to handle what it is that triggers your desire to smoke, you'll conquer this for good. I learned I'm a grazer, so I eat when I'm bored, when I'm stressed, when I'm happy, when I'm breathing. Intermittent fasting limits my ability to eat to within a 6 to 8 hour time frame, which in turn helps me to find new ways to deal with stress. My favorite is just to get up and change my surroundings. I'll go outside, or go do laundry, or clean my car. I just have to get my mind to refocus and the craving is gone. I also ask myself why am I wanting food. Is it a physical need or my mind freaking out, or am I bored? If I'm actually hungry and it's within my time frame, I eat. 9 times out of 10, though, it's mental.

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Best of luck , possibly the fight of your life . I smoked weed for over 20 years , thinking it helped me with anxiety . I did a set of detox process's back in early March . Primarily for detoxing my liver , colon and skin .
I had read where it would be easier to stop smoking or drinking if you do a detox ---kinda like resetting your body . My last smoke was 3/13/22 . I didn't have any cravings , no bad responses and haven't looked back since . Never felt better and and the feeling of anxiety are totally gone .
Best of luck to you ---you got this !!!

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Thanks for the support fellas.


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Day 3 coming to an end. First smoke free day at work and i can't tell if work helped because I had distractions and something to focus on or didn't because my work can be stressful. Either way, I made it through. One day at a time and all that.


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Originally Posted by spazm09
Day 3 coming to an end. First smoke free day at work and i can't tell if work helped because I had distractions and something to focus on or didn't because my work can be stressful. Either way, I made it through. One day at a time and all that.

That's progress, man. The physical addiction takes 7 to 14 days to overcome from what I've read...the mental takes longer. You can do this!

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Originally Posted by spazm09
Day 3 coming to an end. First smoke free day at work and i can't tell if work helped because I had distractions and something to focus on or didn't because my work can be stressful. Either way, I made it through. One day at a time and all that.

That's progress, man. The physical addiction takes 7 to 14 days to overcome from what I've read...the mental takes longer. You can do this!


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Congrats, praying and believing in/for you to quit.

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Thanks Kenner.

Day 5 - Total money saved = $35

I'm not at all concerned about not being able to do this. I've made up my mind and that's that. But I'm struggling in the mental department. I've started to get irritable and moody. I've snapped at a couple people, IMO justifiably but still out of the ordinary for me (luckily not my wife, she's very supportive and quit herself almost 3 years ago) They weren't some crazy outbursts or anything just a little short-tempered kind of response. I've been making overly sarcastic comments, to the point of being somewhat rude to some people but luckily, they know I'm quitting so they understand. So far it's remained outside the workplace, and I hope it stays that way.

This really REALLY sucks. I won't fail, but it sucks big ol donkey balls. I hope I don't feel this way for very long.

What's scary to think about is that I've been a smoker essentially my entire adult life. Could there possibly be permanent personality changes? I've never heard of that happening with smoking but since I don't know my adult self as anything but a smoker, I don't know and that's scary.

I could write a book in this one post but I've got more important things to do than to complain and rant. I think I'll just be using this thread as a sort of pseudo-diary to get things off my chest. I've heard writing stuff down like this can be helpful. Feel free to read along but I don't expect continued responses, though they aren't discouraged by any means.

Peace out homies!


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Day 6 - Total money saved = $42


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Originally Posted by spazm09
Day 6 - Total money saved = $42

Nice! Keep at it and you can afford to take a nice trip in the next year!

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just keep the idea that after one full year ---$2555 savings

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How's it going so far?

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WTG sir, keep the strength up.

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