Is it a cold turkey method?

Greetins to everyone.

I hadn't have a puff since 29/06/09. (Thanks to Easyway) So it's my second week. I've just started to do my own research about quiting. I'm a "whitecollar" worker. So, I should (but not have to) spend some time with my colleagues in the smoking room. Does it creat a longer period of withdrawal? Is it a cold turkey method?

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  • Hi Mungoose :D

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off and Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • stoppind smoking

    Hi mongoose.

    Welcome to the forum & your decision to stop smoking.

    My view is it doesn't matter how but that you do.

    Many year ago I stopped for 2 years cold turkey. Worked for me then but times change, I have changed. This time I am 62 days with patches(now stopped) but still on lozenges. I will stop them as well, the most importnat thing is I am here withought smoking fag.

    Who cares how - so long as you do it & it ain't illegal who cares lol.

    Don't be put under any more pressure than you already are.

    Do what is best for you - be good to yourself

    Love Gaynor xxx

  • I dont like the term "cold turkey" it is so loaded with negatiuve images and struggles and NRT use it as a "poor alternative" to their products. However having read and stopped on Easyway (ok numerous times) I can hand on heart say that this "cold turkey" method allowed me to stop for longer than any other I tried, including NRT etc. I am positive that the amount of withdrawal is related to your mind set. Carr and Casey's "The Nicotine Trick" are great tools in making cold turkey a lot easier than many would have you believe. I am now simply mentally prepared in this final stop I have just engaged in.

  • Fair comment, potty....but it's just a phrase, albeit normally reserved to coming off heroin as John Lennon sang about.

    There are numerous methods of stopping smoking and this myriad is reflected in the membership of this forum. Someone even cited brainwave tuner...and I've suggested, tongue in cheek, snake oil :eek: Whatever method is used to get the initial impetus started it tends to be sustained if education is added...getting a knowledge to the smoking fallacy.

  • If you search the 1+ year postings you will discover that a great majority of those people quit cold turkey. The name is not optimal but it does apply. You stop cold and you are a turkey for ever trying.

    Now that champix is becoming old enough to have helped people quit using that method it is starting to pop up in long term quitters methods. I have never seen one of the pills and cannot speak of it, but it appears to chemically cause a cold turkey even while smoking. But I don't know.

    I took zyban, used patches and gum. I was not sucessful until I took control and just quit. It was/is hell. But it was the method that worked/is working for me. I want to point out that each method has a final cold turkey method stage.

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