Any tips on stopping smoking?

I’ve been trying to quit. I managed two days off them last week which was a start but now i’m back on. I’ve been using nicotine patches and these ones do work. Except i do miss the hand to mouth action which really brings on the craving. How do i get through a craving?

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9 Responses to “Any tips on stopping smoking?”

  1. Tyler said:

    well, peppermints work, but then you start loving those and you put on weight (my aunt). try sunflower seeds, the ones that aren’t shelled yet.

  2. Got2<3myself said:

    my grandfather said that when he quit smoking he used to put mints in his mouth, just for something to be there

  3. Boris Y said:

    Try to develop a new habit, chewing gum works for some people. Remove yourself from situations where you would smoke.

    Its hard, I know. Good luck.

  4. Bryce said:

    With the patch, you’ve got the nicotine licked (so to speak). To deal with what to do with your mouth and hands, get some Tootsie Roll Pops — that what I used. But be sure not to let ’em stay in one particular corner of your mouth, all that sugar in one spot is terrible on the teeth!

  5. christopher r said:

    well with me i just smoked less and less little by little each time and if needed i substitute smoking with like gum,or something like that as for the hand thing get Like a stress ball or something theres no definite way to stop each person finds there own way just little by little keep the smoking to a min mum and remember and focus on why your quitting in the first place that should help good luck

  6. john r said:

    howdy Declan L..

    actually folks in support groups have a tool they call the 5D’s.. that can help with the craving, as far as the hand to mouth stuff i have known folks to eat sunflower seeds, or even salted in shell peanuts.. others us the flavored tooth picks, or birch tea sticks from health food stores.. but even plasticcoffee stirrers can be used.. here’s the 5D’s

    Distract (do something else) for instance its hard to smoke doing dishes

    Delay (i don’t need one right now).. continued delays = a quit!!

    Discuss you did that by asking the question, people in support groups do it in meetings or e-mails

    Drink Water, it helps reduce cravings, and flushes toxins

    Deep breathe, most smokers only breathe deeply when inhaling!!

    the good news is that i now have been quit for over 5 years.. i quit trying to quit alone, and joined a support group.. i attend nicotine anonymous meetings both locally and on line.. on line voice meetings are he as close as your computer, and you can attend while still smoking, before actually attempting a quit.. however you decide to quit good luck, there is simply no wrong way to quit!!

    Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.

  7. chris said:

    Please check out this website http://www.settingcaptivesfree.com
    There is help for you here. Free online course on smoking (Breath of Life)

    “And you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you Free”
    (John 8:32)

    God bless.

  8. Dr.MPB said:

    Just plain old will-power.

    Good luck

  9. Matthew said:

    I’ve tried just about every method there is out there and there is only one I can recommend – NLP! It eliminates the cravings.
    Gum patches and all the other just did not cut it for me, not to mention cold turkey which was the hardest, I even tried the electric cig and it is just no match to the real thing.
    Check out this article:
    http://Quit-Smoking-Today.BestOf-The-Net.com
    itโ€™s the one that got me off the cigs and smoke free for GOOD even without gaining weight! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck kicking the habit!
    Matthew.




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