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Giving up Smoking
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1.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 02:20 pm

With the price of ciggies in the UK now at £5.75, I have realised that if I smoke 20 a day for the next 5 years, I will spend £10,493 !!!!!!!!

 

Any advice on the best way to stop? Lozenges, chewing gum, hang myself?

 

(What will I be like on TC while I am quitting? ) {#lang_emotions_ninja}

2.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 02:29 pm

You may want to try my way - get somebody to knock you up By the second month I wasn´t smoking. But then, if it´s only about saving money it doesn´t seem the right way

3.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 02:31 pm

Saving money has given me more incentive than anything else ever has in this current climate!!!  I don´t think having a baby is a good idea though right now and I fear it would cost me more than smoking

 

4.       lesluv
722 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 02:37 pm

I gave up just over a year ago. I read that alan carr book and weirdly never smoked again. I struggled for years to quit then I just stopped no patches or substitutes

5.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 02:44 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

With the price of ciggies in the UK now at £5.75, I have realised that if I smoke 20 a day for the next 5 years, I will spend £10,493 !!!!!!!!

 

Any advice on the best way to stop? Lozenges, chewing gum, hang myself?

 

(What will I be like on TC while I am quitting? ) {#lang_emotions_ninja}

 

 My husband (2 pack a day smoker) was able to quit relatively easily with the prescription drug Chantix.  He was on it for only 6 weeks and quit completely.  That was almost one year ago.  Because the drug blocks certain nicotine receptors, but prepared for strange dreams or a few sleepless nights.  Other than that, there were little side effects.  You just need to talk to a doctor about it. 

 

I quit DD´s way.....12 years ago when I was pregnant.....both ways are highly successful ways to quit.  Good luck!! 

6.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 03:44 pm

 

Quoting Elisabeth

 My husband (2 pack a day smoker) was able to quit relatively easily with the prescription drug Chantix.  He was on it for only 6 weeks and quit completely.  That was almost one year ago.  Because the drug blocks certain nicotine receptors, but prepared for strange dreams or a few sleepless nights.  Other than that, there were little side effects.  You just need to talk to a doctor about it. 

 

I quit DD´s way.....12 years ago when I was pregnant.....both ways are highly successful ways to quit.  Good luck!! 

 

 Ouh thanks for the advice Lis!  Ama....it is probably some bed ameriken drug that is not available in the Nanny State UK

 

I am tempted to go "cold Turkey" 

7.       catwoman
8933 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 06:27 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 Ouh thanks for the advice Lis!  Ama....it is probably some bed ameriken drug that is not available in the Nanny State UK

 

Interesting how the roles change, isn´t it?

8.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 06:31 pm

 

Quoting catwoman

Interesting how the roles change, isn´t it?

 

 It is no joke ...

9.       amnariel
138 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 06:35 pm

Patches are OK

 

but don´t try chewing gums, it´s a procedure to take them!!

 

There are also, at least in my country, herbal ciggies to help you stop smoking, but they´re 4 times more expencive than normal cigarettes hahaha

 

You can also try hypnosis lol

10.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 18 Oct 2008 Sat 06:37 pm

 

Quoting amnariel

Patches are OK

 

but don´t try chewing gums, it´s a procedure to take them!!

 

There are also, at least in my country, herbal ciggies to help you stop smoking, but they´re 4 times more expencive than normal cigarettes hahaha

 

You can also try hypnosis lol

 

 Thank you Amnariel

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