Hi All

Someone pointed me to this site and I'm here to get inspiration.

I've not quit yet but I really want to. Need to change a deep seated belief that it's not possible for me.

I stopped drinking through the guidance of those who'd gone before me, so I'm hoping that it will be the same with smoking.

I certain for me that the 'nicotine' addiction is only a very very small component of my problem, otherwise gum and patches would work. It's the whole act and ceremony of smoking that I'm addicted to.

My thinking needs to change.

So hi all!

Simon

5 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Hi Simon and welcome to the forum :D

    Good news it is a habit you can change over a period of time

    alot of the long term quitters me included would never have thought we could do it but with the aid of this place and the amazing people that share it is possible

    there are different sections so have a look around and have a read to some especially the tip section

    i look forward to reading your updates

    onwards and upwards is the only way to go

    regards

    Carol

  • Thank you all- I feel I've discovered a valuable resource here and I know these things do not happen by accident.

  • Thanks Wayne...yeh willingness is the key eh.

    And if you're not willing, become willing to be willing..and so on

    The guy who told me about this site has been smoke free for 3.5 yrs.

    I've read the Alan Carr book mentioned earlier but I'm going to check out the others mentioned.

    Simon

  • I certain for me that the 'nicotine' addiction is only a very very small component of my problem, otherwise gum and patches would work. It's the whole act and ceremony of smoking that I'm addicted to.

    Simon

    I think you have this one backwards Simon. Nicotine literally changes the physiology of your brain by creating neural pathways that tie nicotine to different acts, ceremonies, events, emotions, locations...etc, I think you get the point. Everyone who has quit on this forum will be able to tell you that smoking at one point was completely ingrained in our lives.

    I've found that the strongest triggers are tied to the strongest emotions and memories, and the routine places and times I would smoke. The good thing about this is that you quit nicotine the same way you get addicted to it. Every time you experience something without smoking, it weakens that trigger. The routine triggers go away first, because well, they are routine. The strong nasty triggers are the ones to watch out for. All because nicotine does what it does.

    Sorry to prattle on, I hope you do decide to quit.

  • Hi, nicotine is the main thing by which human being become addicted through smoking. For reducing adore of nicotine, you can use some replacements like: Nicotine Replacement Therapy and E-Cigarettes. Both are good options. for more details about E-Cigarettes you can see some websites and their products too.