How to Quit
I've been dipping 2 cans per day for the last 20 years. It's time to stop. What is the best advice you can give me. Today is the first day for me to start tapering off. I'm giving myself a week to get down to 1 can, then go from there. HELP please and God bless.
You can quit!!! every day that goes by it'll get easier and easier...replace that bad habit with a good new one...like brushing your teeth or do breathing exercises kinda like your smoking a cig...but reverse... inhale slowly thru your nose slow slow slow and as deep as you can...then exhale slow and methodical, thru your mouth like your exhaling a cigarette...you'll feel that rush and tingling as your blood zings thru your body. Great exercise...I found myself doing this 3 or four times in a row when I had a craving anywhere, it, the power of prayer, and divine intervention helped me conquer my demonic habit...(I was up to 3-4 packs daily)...Last but equally as important is that you surround your self with a support group that continues to massage your ego and tell you how great you are for kicking and how strong your inner you is...Let your ego boost itself and revel in the greatness of controlling your decision to quit!!! I wish you a multitude of blessings, POCsaltdog and in the name of Christ, that you find the continued strength to kick that horrible addiction...M. aka Wake Up (BTW I plagiarized this post from an earlier one) LOL ...Blessings...you can do this !!! M.
I quit while using Chantix. This was after years of trying everything under the sun. You must have your mind made up.
I don't understand you folks blow through 2 cans a day.. For me it's maybe 2-3 pinches a day lol. Use nicotine gum and patches. I need to stop too.
A quit date is important as well Y'all can do this...Blessings to all M. aka Wake Up :bounce:
30 years ago I quit a 25 year 3 to 4 pack aday habit of non filters. I had tried several times before but I wasn’t successful until I tried Dr Shad Helmsetters Self-Talk method to change a bad habit.
What to Say When you Talk To Yourself: Shad Helmstetter ...
Understanding bad habits...
How it worked for me: This really works if you give it a chance...
1. At first don’t try to quit but think about the reasons why you want to quit. Read these reasons from a 3x5 card every time you lite up.
2. on a 3x5 card list all of the reasons you would benefit you by quitting. You must get rid of why you enjoy smoking thinking and replace stinky thinking with a healthy self image.
>burning holes in clothes, seat, etc.
>Putting myself at high risk of Cancer, (many types are linked to tobacco use)
>Putting me at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
>Puts me at high risk of developing emphysema
>I’ve had 3 cousins die from smoking 2 from emphysema at 67 & 72, the other at 80 with lung cancer. I had a supervisor die with lung cancer at 52
>the guy selling bait had throat cancer now talks through a hole in his throat.
>smoking harmful for my children
>accidentally burnt my daughter while she was playing on my lap.
>nasty mouth in the mornings
>almost wrecked from dropping a lit cig. Happened more than once.
>100 packs a month at $6 a pack=$600 today’s dollars that I’m depriving my family from!!!
Replace each one of the statements with a positive one and read them without fail every time you light up. Carry the card with you in your pocket at all times. I carried mine for a couple of years after I quit as it took me years to eventually lose all desire and craving.
You must first Create the desire to quit. Then, you will.
I feel so much better about myself for kicking the habit. It’s like being in a special elite club with many members. This year is 30 years being smoke free! Whoohoo!
Godspeed Driftwood...thank for the inspiration for us Rookies...lol
easy to say...i dipped for about 25 years and have been snuff free for four years. When i say dipped, i mean 24/7.
You have to want to quit. I quit by making my mind up to stop - for health, family, and work reasons, then picking a quit day, and not buying anymore Snuff.
nicotine gum helped through the first couple of weeks, then nicotine mini lozenges for about a year.
i still use the nicotine lozenges and ice breaker mints when the urge to dip comes on.
it may have been the hardest thing i've done, but worth it..
I am two weeks without a dip, but now for me the hard part comes in.
Two weeks ago went to the hospital for a standard steroid injection and breathing treatment for my asthma - next thing you know I being wheeled into cardiac ICU. Heart in afib. Two weeks of drugs and blood thinners and complete bed rest - peeing in a bottle. Nurses has alarm set so I could not get out of bed. Needless to say no redseal for me. Did not even miss it until I got out of the hospital this week. Not many triggers that make you want a dip in s hospital bed. Now they come rushing - that good steak getting ****** at some yahoo.
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Chantix for me. Keep going, stay strong
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