Originally Posted by peacepipe
I'm only in my second day but damn. I wish I never started.any advice that will make it easier, or is it just a shytty process to go through.
Glad you started this thread.
I tried smoking when I was a teenager and didn't really enjoy it. My parents smoked and my grandparents smoked (they quit while I was growing up) so it was something I was around. No excuses, but I was probably destined to smoke. I never got packs during high school. Smokin' cigs was a social thing I did when I went downtown in college, but I really was stressed to the max and smoking them hard when my best friend passed away. Over the past three years, I have smoked cigarettes regularly, with some breaks in between. I probably do a half a pack a day now and it's terrible. No doubt it comes from stress, but that's no excuse. I definitely need to quit.
I still find healthy outlets to relieve my stress. I play my guitar at least an hour and a half a day and I walk a lot of places. I'm gonna go get a nice fixed speed bike here instead of this mountain bike that serves no good purpose on the prairie. I just try to lose myself in my hobbies and keep busy. Smoking cigarettes is a total time waster. I made out with a broad at the bar this weekend and I felt terrible because I knew I had ash tray mouth. But she didn't seem to care. bWahALsolol
The dudes above are right. Being around people who smoke, certainly living with them won't help. I also bring a pack of gum and mints with me everywhere I go. Any time I feel the urge to smoke, I just chew on a stick of gum or have a tic-tac. Jolly ranchers are good too. Cough drops as well. A lot of people stress eat and binge eat to replace smoking when they are attempting to quit and that can be super bad for you.
This is the big demon I'm trying to tackle in my life. I'm just worried about the fact of gaining a bunch of weight after I stop. However, if I eat right and exercise like I have been (and if not even better) -- I'll probably be fine. It's just been an extremely hard habit to kick.
I'd appreciate any advice people could offer too.
I won't bang my head on the wall tho.