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 Posted: Mon Mar 24th, 2014 08:45 pm
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Bliksem
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Psy wrote: I have stopped today!
Jy kan dit doen Simon. Ek het in Julie 2008, na 38 jaar, gestop. Letterlik oornag. Vrydag nog entjies gekoop, drie gerook; Saterdag gestop.

Wilskrag/tenacity/vasbyt en hulp van Bo.

Daar kom wel die craving om te rook; sit mind over matter en daai craving is weg binne 15 sekondes. Promise.

Dis 'n gewoonte wat net JY kan breek.

Daar is ouens wat miljoene maak uit boeke/CDs, plakkers, pille, etc. Daai help niks indien JY nie besluit om op te hou rook nie. Al daai "hulpmiddels" is net om geld uit jou sak uit te kry.

En ek sê so omdat ek nie weet van enige persoon (in my kring van kennise) wat daai hulpmiddels gebruik/beproef/vertrou het wat permanent ophou rook het nie.

Dit begin by JOU om te sê "EK SAL".

En mense wat om/by/langs my rook pla my nie; inteendeel ek hou nog steeds van die algemene reuk; maar of ek dit weer sal doen... I have my doubts.

Mense vra jou "is jou reuk nou beter", soos in 'n maand na jy gestop het. Ek sê "nee F.., ek weet nie. Nou na 5 jaar kan ek sê "ja, vir seker".
Sjoe, nou moeg gepreek. :cool:

PS: Nou's daar meer geld vir wyn...

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 Posted: Tue Mar 25th, 2014 07:49 am
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Dr halibut hoffman
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That book works. It is the only way that has gotten me to successfully quit the nicotine in my years, although I was back on a few years later but thats life. It just gives you the truth of the mindgames if I can recall and you are your biggest foe when it comes to addiction. Its all about the dopamine, we are suckers for it and our subconscious uses it against us to keep us in bad habit.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 25th, 2014 10:31 am
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((wideeye)) book?



:headb no book! - its all in your mind.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 3rd, 2014 09:17 am
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So how is it going psy and others, with the rookery? Hope for the best...

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 Posted: Sun Apr 6th, 2014 02:11 pm
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stopped, almost 2 weeks now

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 Posted: Sun Apr 6th, 2014 04:43 pm
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For sure a topic I can to which I can relate!

Having worked 15 years of high stress, smoked a pack a day for 20 years and having quit more than once  (the latest being 3 months and counting), and having been subjected on past occasions to the pills, gum, patches, cold turkey and even hypnosis,  here is my 2c :

1.  Each method has some advantage, eg gum and patches are nicotine replacers and break the action and habit of lighting up or the intake of negative chem's like tar etc associated with cigs.  The point is that each is good to some extent,  and its horses for courses and every bit helping,  so if they help you take a step in the right direction, carry on, that's half the battle won;

2. But only half....They are a means to an end, not the end itself.  They help you to quit, they dont make you quit.  So when you relapse or fail, dont blame the method, the real reason is far more obvious;

3. So I quit at least twice before (once for 2 years).  Sometimes I told myself I am past it so can have one and it wont matter,  or if I catch that big kobbie I will celebrate with a smoke!  Dont fool yourself - "you're one away from a pack a day!" as the saying goes.  As soon as the receptors get the nicotine fix again, you're fighting the craving;

4. Which leads me to the next point.  Each time you quit and start again, it's harder to quit the next time.  Even losing loved ones does'nt make a difference.  My dad died of a heart attack after losing all quality of life from smoking.  That and the birth of two children did'nt make me stop.  So what did, at least this time.....?

5. ME!  Yip, have to agree with the others who say so, the best method is YOU! You must want to, you must see yourself as a non-smoker, you must see the plain illogicality of smoking (its unnatural, cost, health impact, etc)  and you must e change the way you related to smoking, eg for me, its about not wanting to find it enjoyable for whatever reason (eg the kobbie catch) and living as I did before I knew cigarettes.  I dont say I will succeed, but I have every intention to and am tired of making an arse of myself knowing I can slay dragons but cant quit something so simple and obvious.  Too soon to declare victory, but hey, speak to me in 2 years time and I plan to still be on top;

6. And remember, you'll always get those who say my oupa smoked 40 a day and lived till he was 92 type stories.  Ignore them.  Just cos you survive playing in the traffic does'nt make it a good idea, and secondly most often those are the same people who deep down want to quit themselves.  We all have one in our circle somewhere.

So good luck, dont beat yourself up for not winning, but do beat yourself up for not trying!

 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 16th, 2014 08:26 pm
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Awsome to those that are quitting or trying to quit and have quit. In August this year it will be two years. Also no medication. Why do we need medication to stop. NO one gave us medication to start in the first place.

I sat down had a good long think about how I started! Set a goal , developed a strategy without reading any books and it worked for me and a few others that I have guided using my program. It works.

No one can say they dont feel better. Put that 30 rand a day in a safe place. At the end of the year you can spoil yourself to a selection of fishing tackle or a fishing trip.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 17th, 2014 11:34 am
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Dirty Harry
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Hello gents, today is 10 weeks for me. Going strong, very glad i stopped. Sleep, smell and tast improoved drastic. For the guys that want to stop, go for it.

Cheers

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 Posted: Wed Jul 30th, 2014 02:46 pm
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Howzit Guys, tomorrow will be 4 weeks for me. No book or anything else just a lot of willpower.

 

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 Posted: Wed Jul 30th, 2014 04:08 pm
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Hi sealiners .I replaced cigarette smoking with e-liquid vapouriser 6 weeks ago.I used to smoke 2 pkt's camels a day.The wheezing stopped after 2 days of giving up.I now smoke the liquid a little in the mornings and at night time.this helps the craving but i feel that i will be able to stop the e liquid very soon.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 31st, 2014 05:45 am
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Good to hear, keep it going. I have stoped in feb, still doing well.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 31st, 2014 05:58 am
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No pills. no books, bought electronic-cigarette, used it and not touched a cigarette again!

You have to want to stop smoking in the first place!

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 Posted: Thu Jul 31st, 2014 06:09 am
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Enigma
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I smoked for 20 years from the age of 10 and was smoking 30-40 Chesterfield a day in an office job and couldn't do my previous work as an operational soldier any more as a result of the effect it was having on me.

I stopped and then 3 months later stopped again and a month later stopped again.

I then realised that as with all addictions, you will not overcome it if YOU do not ADMIT your are ADDICTED.

Once you have admitted to YOURSELF you can set about STOPPING.... by yourself or often better to have a self appointed sponsor to assist you and to whom you can talk to.

I have stopped smoking all of 20 years now and KNOW one cigarette and I will be smoking 20 within a week. When you STOP, you STOP.

I was on the verge of being a full blooded alcoholic and getting drunk one night in front of my 2 year old daughter and 1 year old son gave cause for self inspection. I decided I have a PROBLEM and I QUIT..... 14 years ago now.

I know I am 1 drink away from being a heavy drinker and once cigarette away from being a heavy smoker. Once an ADDICT always an ADDICT and don't fool yourself you are ADDICTED to Nicotine and it's effects.

SO I MAKE SURE I DO NEITHER AND HAVE AN ADDICTION TO A HEALTHY LIFE AND A LOT OF FISHING

And NO..... I do not plan to admit it is a problem and I will NOT QUIT....... FISHING

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 Posted: Wed Sep 3rd, 2014 08:54 am
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Tommorrow 4th September = 2 months smoke free.:breakd::breakd:

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 Posted: Wed Sep 3rd, 2014 09:04 am
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Very inspiring stories. Keep going guys & keep us posted. I never started luckily enough, tried once and got liquid laughter (vomiting) so never again

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 Posted: Thu Oct 9th, 2014 05:12 am
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Morning

Day one for me... lets do this thing!!!!;););)

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 Posted: Fri Oct 10th, 2014 10:43 am
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A few months back my wife and myself decided enough was enough, besides the health concerns, smoking was now costing a fortune... We invested in 2 Twisps and have been smoke free ever since.

The Twisp was so effective that my Mom, who has been smoking for 50 years, also stopped a few days after we quit with the help of her Twisp... Been smoke free for almost 7 months now.

Last edited on Fri Oct 10th, 2014 10:44 am by zulu-X-treme

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 Posted: Wed Oct 15th, 2014 02:39 pm
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Arno0309 wrote:
Morning

Day one for me... lets do this thing!!!!;););)


Day seven and still going strong!!!_seal1_;)

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 Posted: Thu Oct 16th, 2014 11:18 am
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Just keep going, one day at a time. Did the same in feb and now almost November.
Breath and sleep so match better, don't have that nasty smell on my clothes. WILL NEVER SOMKE AGAIN, STUFF KILL'S YOU SLOWLY. Cheers

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 Posted: Mon Oct 27th, 2014 10:33 am
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Day 18 or something... not counting any more...

Will not smoke again best choice ever!!!!!!!
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