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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Best advice I got from the shrink who ran the group therapy thing that succeeded in getting me to quit 30 years ago, was, you can never smoke another cigarette. Dont fuck with that thing. And, after all this time, I still could enjoy a fresh Marlboro. But I won't.
    This 100%. I know if I fail once I will fail many more times. It's been over 10 years since I quit 2 packs a day. Sometimes I have a nightmare I started smoking again. Still there are some "fuck it" times were a smoke would be great. The rare cugar is a good comprise. It's not like I will wake up and have 2 in the morning.

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    I had incredibly realistic dreams that I started smoking again right after I quit, waking up and looking for the ashtray, and the same shrink/group leader said that's good, those that have those dreams are more successful at quitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    how'd that work out?
    I got to take a lot of breaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daught View Post
    .....The rare cugar is a good comprise....
    I prefer my cougars medium rare, but I think Im with ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    When I was in Jail for 2 months It was not too bad.. I knew I was not going to get a cig no how no way. - Candy Bars were important.
    When I got out after 60 something days without. First place I went was the 7-11 down the street for a pack of smokes. "IT WAS AWESOME" I have some stage one patches sitting here. I really need to quit. = Maybe after this carton runs out?
    Is that why you didn't post here for a bit this summer? Firing guns in the air maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    When I was in Jail for 2 months It was not too bad.. I knew I was not going to get a cig no how no way. - Candy Bars were important.
    When I got out after 60 something days without. First place I went was the 7-11 down the street for a pack of smokes. "IT WAS AWESOME" I have some stage one patches sitting here. I really need to quit. = Maybe after this carton runs out?
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    Looking back at this thread, I see I tried to first quit in 2012 and didn't fully quit until '14. Carr's book was very redundant and poorly written, but it worked for me. Here's the gist: You're an addict. You don't "enjoy" smoking. You "enjoy" getting your fix. You feel relaxed when you smoke because you're craving your drug and you got your fix. You're deceiving yourself with all of your bullshit rationalizations. You know this.

    To quit, admit this fact and stop cold turkey. NOT ONE EVER. What you've heard repeated over and over is: "Quitting smoking is the hardest thing to do!" "Nicotine is more addictive than heroin!" This is bullshit. It's not that hard and people saying that either don't know what they're talking about or are rationalizing why they aren't quitting. And all that bullshit is scaring you into thinking quitting will be really, really hard. It is not.

    Once I stopped cold turkey, this first week was a challenge. I got irritable. I had cravings. But it wasn't that intense really. Second week I was better. By week three I was done. Main thing is the mindset: I DON'T SMOKE ANYMORE. NOT ONE EVER.

    I don't do blunts or mokes. No cigars. NOT ONE EVER. No nicotine EVER.

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    I farted around with Ciggies when I was young, 14ish and never got hooked. Maybe part of that was my Mom was a ciggie fiend for most of her life until she finally quit at about 65.

    I we were separated in a large store I could always find her by her cough. It wasn't a hack but it was recognizable to me. She had COPD from about 65 until she passed at about 83. It looked like a shitty way to spend your golden years.

    I started smoking weed at about 17 and smoked regularly until about 3 years ago when I quit. Then last year I got a Vape telling myself that was OK. It isn't.

    1st day of this ski season I was strafed on a cat track by a couple of young enthusiasts and I was yelling at them when I ran out of breath before I ran out of words. That was enough for me, no more inhaling burning matter of any sort.
    Ooof!

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    Edibles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    Looking back at this thread, I see I tried to first quit in 2012 and didn't fully quit until '14. Carr's book was very redundant and poorly written, but it worked for me. Here's the gist: You're an addict. You don't "enjoy" smoking. You "enjoy" getting your fix. You feel relaxed when you smoke because you're craving your drug and you got your fix. You're deceiving yourself with all of your bullshit rationalizations. You know this.

    To quit, admit this fact and stop cold turkey. NOT ONE EVER. What you've heard repeated over and over is: "Quitting smoking is the hardest thing to do!" "Nicotine is more addictive than heroin!" This is bullshit. It's not that hard and people saying that either don't know what they're talking about or are rationalizing why they aren't quitting. And all that bullshit is scaring you into thinking quitting will be really, really hard. It is not.

    Once I stopped cold turkey, this first week was a challenge. I got irritable. I had cravings. But it wasn't that intense really. Second week I was better. By week three I was done. Main thing is the mindset: I DON'T SMOKE ANYMORE. NOT ONE EVER.

    I don't do blunts or mokes. No cigars. NOT ONE EVER. No nicotine EVER.

    The Allen Carr book isn't a good book. It's a good way to quit smoking. He quit by hypnosis and I'm convinced that the book is intended to cause a sort of hypnosis through the redundancy. Reading the actual paper book didn't work for me, but listening to the audiobook did. Like magic. I didn't have the problems with cravings or struggling through the first 3 weeks or 3 months. I was just done and never looked back. I literally never thought about it again unless I saw someone smoking or smelled the gross smell on their clothes at work when they came back in from a smoke break, in which case, I didn't want one, I just felt bad for them that they still smoked.

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    I'm damn glad I don't have an addictive whatever (personality? gene?), because I was a heavy social smoker back in college and after, probably something like a a cig or 2 a day on average. Easily could have slid into full time use. Same with alcohol, had at least one serious alcoholic phase, but when I was done with that phase of life, I was done being alcoholic.
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    When we tried to quit, we were not too fond of your type. I was addicted. 1.5 to 2 packs a day, very first thing in the morning. No offense, but, I knew girls with your no habit habit. You should subject yourself to addiction studies. Seriously. It's a thing that some people just don't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    When we tried to quit, we were not too fond of your type. I was addicted. 1.5 to 2 packs a day, very first thing in the morning. No offense, but, I knew girls with your no habit habit. You should subject yourself to addiction studies. Seriously. It's a thing that some people just don't have.
    Yep, I get it (who do you think I was smoking with when I was a heavy social smoker?). Only thing I ever got addicted to was weed, even though people like to say it's not addictive.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Yep, I get it (who do you think I was smoking with when I was a heavy social smoker?). Only thing I ever got addicted to was weed, even though people like to say it's not addictive.
    Physically addictive or mentally addictive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Physically addictive or mentally addictive?
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I'm damn glad I don't have an addictive whatever (personality? gene?), because I was a heavy social smoker back in college and after, probably something like a a cig or 2 a day on average. Easily could have slid into full time use. Same with alcohol, had at least one serious alcoholic phase, but when I was done with that phase of life, I was done being alcoholic.

    you're lucky. I get addicted to everything. luckily the worst it got was alcohol and i've been sober 3 years now. even more glad that I had the sense to never try coke or heroin, etc, or I'd probably be dead.

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    Or really poor and sick from the needles.

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    Ewww, needles.

    I never once felt the need to inject cigarettes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Felons can own guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Is that why you didn't post here for a bit this summer? Firing guns in the air maybe?
    That was 5 years ago.
    This summer I was busy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Yes
    Not sure the science is with you, so I'm gonna roll with mental you kook

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Not sure the science is with you, so I'm gonna roll with mental you kook
    well here's the thing: if quitting leads to headaches and being more irritable, how is that not a symptom of physical addiction? And if someone trying to quit struggles with quitting, including a strong urge to partake, does it really matter if "the science" says it is just mental addiction? The science also says that physical symptoms of nicotine withdrawal is at its peak 2-3 days after quitting, and is mostly done after a month. Ask all the people who have struggled with quitting whether it was a piece of cake after they got past a month, what do you think they'd say? The distinction between "physical" and "mental" addiction isn't as clear as you might think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    The distinction between "physical" and "mental" addiction isn't as clear as you might think.
    Sure. Closely linked in many if not most cases I would presume. But I'm just a dentist, so wtf do I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Sure. Closely linked in many if not most cases I would presume. But I'm just a dentist, so wtf do I know.
    I'm barely a hygienist, so I don't know squat either. I just think the line is very blurry, and the distinction matters very little to the addicted person trying to quit, who might be feeling physical effects even though people say the drug they're addicted to doesn't have such effects.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I'm barely a hygienist, so I don't know squat either. I just think the line is very blurry, and the distinction matters very little to the addicted person trying to quit, who might be feeling physical effects even though people say the drug they're addicted to doesn't have such effects.
    Yes, a quick search provided this -

    All in all, the only way to look at Addiction is as both a psychological addiction AND a physical addiction that are inextricably liked through our psyche's presence in the brain, a physical part of the body.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...-is-there-real

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