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Timbo637
Jul 09, 2019 (05:56 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Crash7997,
 John gave you some good advice about using nicotine replacement therapy. That's how I was able to quit after 37+ years of smoking. Have you talked to your doctor about this yet? He/she may be able to help you out. How long have you smoked? How many per day? You say you have tried to quit before, how long was your best attempt? As you know, it's hard to break the habit from that nasty VERY addicting drug called nicotine.  "Any help with this strange situation would be appreciated" I'd start out by going through the "my program" program at the top of the page. Then read through these forums. There is a lot of great information and tips in here that can help you out. The more you know about what to expect, the better prepared you are for fighting this addiction. There are also some sister sites to the SSC. They are listed at the top under "help" other programs. Maybe you can get some help from those too. "I don't like the person I become when trying to quit and this is leading to a defeated feeling and I'm ready to just say forget it" That's the NicoDemon controlling you. He'll do anything and everything to make you cave in and start smoking again. It's been said that it's easier to kick the heroin habit than give up cigarettes. That's kind of scary....but seems to be true at times. "I don't know how to change this frame of mind" You can't change everything at once. Just try and change one thing at a time. Concentrate on the present and don't worry about the future. One day, one hour, one minute at a time. I wish you the best Crash!
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HK01
Jul 08, 2019 (02:11 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi crash7997, welcome to SSC
 
As you know the reason we smoked/smoke is the addiction to nicotine  so maybe NRT might be of help to you its still giving your brain the fix but without the 600+ chemicals that do in fact make you feel bad, try it for one day and see how you feel. Good luck on your journey mate.
 
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crash7997
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I will keep this as short as possible.  I just turned 40 recently and never thought I would be smoking this late in life.  I have tried to quit several times over the years with no real success.  I get very angry without nicotine and even get angry at the thought of not smoking.  I don't like the person I become when trying to quit and this is leading to a defeated feeling and I'm ready to just say forget it, I'm 40 it's ok to let myself go.  I don't want to feel this way, but have found no real alternative to it.  I don't do well with the cheerleading and motivational platitudes.  I guess you would call me a cynic.  I don't know how to change this frame of mind.  I have been this way since I was young and honestly it's the only way I know how to cope with the world.  Any help with this strange situation would be appreciated.

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