Tips on quitting smoking?

I've been struggling with this for freaking years and I just never can whoop it. Sitting here after 3 days of not smoking about to die of a nicotine attack.

Anybody have serious tips? Like maybe some herbs or something. I've been trying a ginger tea that help. The heat open the lungs and make me feel better.

Any suggestions at all will be appreciated.

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  • Hi Mike, Sorry you are having such a hard time but 3 days is a wonderful accomplishment. I have found lots of lemon water helps with the cravings. Straight up lemon juice when the cravings are the worst. Keep busy too. The busier you are the better the first 10 days. The cravings start to drop way off at that point. It's all mind over matter at that point. Come here and gets lots of help and encouragement. Take it one minute at a time!

    Stay strong

  • My tip would be stubborness and determination. You will suffer hard times when trying to quit the nicotene but if you really really want it, it can be done with relative ease. You have to be stubborn and refuse to let this awful drug beat you.

    Also distraction! Anything to distract yourself, cleaning, exercise, go out with friends, come on here and read/type any cravings away.

    Loads of tips around this site, have a good read around.

    And WELL DONE, keep strong!!

  • Well in the early days of quit (when I was climbing the walls) I figured out how much enjoyment I was getting from smoking a cigarette then compared it to how much of my life it was going to cost me! People always go on about how much MONEY smoking costs them, but I read something once that said something like this "Time is an unforgiving opponent which wins in the end regardless of how ruthless a strategy you play."

    It's like this : You can always earn more money, but you can't earn more TIME.

    A tip on quitting smoking: work out how much of your precious short life it is going to cost you. If that isn't enough, work out how it is going to lower the standard of that shorten life.

    Of course (dramatic voice on) if those two things aren't enough to spur you on to quit, you can always consider the figures on lung cancer and how much hurt it will cause loved ones.....

    ...and on THAT cheery note...

  • DAY 3!!!!!!!!!! Well done. You are now nicotine free. All of the nicotine has left your body and you will be sailing into day 4 very shortly. Hang in there because it DOES get easier. Remember that cravings only last 3-5 minutes even though they seem to last hours. Keep your mind busy with something for those few minutes and before you know it the craving will be gone. For the first week you will find yourself thinking about smoking a lot, but soon enough you will notice that the thoughts of ciggies are few and far between. Stick with it ~ You CAN do it! :D

  • Mike,

    Well done mate - the first three days are so hard but you've toughed it through them. There's no herb that's gonna make it a breeze for you but my tip is the same as the advice given by Nyhardhat. Keep busy - do anything absolutely anything that keeps you busy to take your mind off it. Any dead time that's not filled could be a problem. Make a list of all the stuff that you've been putting off for ages and tick em off one by one.

    Good luck and keep dropping by

  • I've been struggling with this for freaking years and I just never can whoop it. Sitting here after 3 days of not smoking about to die of a nicotine attack.

    Anybody have serious tips? Like maybe some herbs or something. I've been trying a ginger tea that help. The heat open the lungs and make me feel better.

    Any suggestions at all will be appreciated.Anyone have any personal experience in quitting that has worked for them?

  • I can remember being exactly where u are now mike and its damn hard i know, but u can push through this.

    I found when my cravings were at their worst i walked.

    i walked for miles, and now my family and i love hill walking its a great hobby, and i can do it without needing oxygen, (which is always a bonus!, lol)

    Also i must admit i ate for britain, i was terrible, and i came here all the time, seriously this place keeps your hands busy and by the time uve had ur rant the cravings have passed and some1 has talked u out of having a fag.

    good luck with it mike, im sure ull crack it, charlene. :D

  • Thanks in advance.

    SADDO!!!!!!http://smileyonline.free.fr/images/gif/bravo/vignette/thumbnails/1036535672_gif.gif

  • Thanks for your all replies.

  • Not Very Original"mike"

  • Can I give you simple, but important advice - breathe, breathe as much as you can. It will fill your blood with oxygen and you fell the difference in minute. Also exercise, if you have time and even some energy you should do it. Physical activity will release endorphine that will make you satisfied for some time.

  • BOUDEE!!!!!!!!!:eek:

  • SADDO!!!!!!http://smileyonline.free.fr/images/gif/bravo/vignette/thumbnails/1036535672_gif.gif

    :confused:

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