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my tip to help

mickkrmmickkr Posts: 166
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:57 AM in Stop Smoking
Yes I'm one of those smug "I quit smoking" people you just hate 'cos you can't right now.

Well I tried and tried for years. The determination was there, but wore off after a day or two.

And that's what it's all about, keeping that feeling of determination day, after miserable day, as each wave of craving comes on just as strong as the last. It ain't easy.

Here's something that helped me.

I compiled two lists "why I should smoke" and "why I shouldn't smoke" and I added to the lists every time I thought of something else and the "why I shouldn't smoke" list got very long indeed.

Then each time I felt the craving coming over me I whipped out the lists and read right through them slowly and carefully. By the time I had read to the end, the craving had wained and the determinaion was back.

Helped me.

I'm not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde


  • Very good idea! TY :)
    I will share this with a member here who has stopped recently.
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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