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OK I have decided to give up smoking,

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I have just gone 24hours without a cig and was just wondering if anyone else has any tips for giving up.I have worked hard to lose 3 stone over the past few months so fear weight gain has been something that held me back from giving up before.Any tips to successfully make it through, not gain weight etc appreciated.

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I just quit a couple weeks ago. Congrats.Erm, I've found that basically the best thing to do is just NOT smoke. The times where I'm with a group of people who are smoking and I want a fag, I just don't have one. It's willpower basically, the cravings go away after a few minutes.Also, take up a sport or something instead (you said you was losing weight so keep doing whatever you're doing) cos that gives you a motivation to avoid smoking. Also you notice how fit you get after just 2 or 3 weeks of no smoke + exercise, made me seriously wonder why I ever smoked.

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I just quit a couple weeks ago. Congrats.Erm, I've found that basically the best thing to do is just NOT smoke. The times where I'm with a group of people who are smoking and I want a fag, I just don't have one. It's willpower basically, the cravings go away after a few minutes.Also, take up a sport or something instead (you said you was losing weight so keep doing whatever you're doing) cos that gives you a motivation to avoid smoking. Also you notice how fit you get after just 2 or 3 weeks of no smoke + exercise, made me seriously wonder why I ever smoked.
basically this

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So many people that are quitting, excuse themselves by saying "I only had _____" and "its been ______" IMO Your aim is to not smoke. If you did, you fail.

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I should give up smoking but not right nowgood luck brem in your mission to give up

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i hear craving last for 15 minutes so after a meal or whatever keep yourself occupied until it passes. for me, i had a chest infection that made me not able to smoke, so i never started again after it went. i was never a heavy smoker anyway

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From losing weight I have seen how much my fitness improved.I used to get them forehead sweats running up and down the stairs at work but no more. Endurance is alot better etc....I imagine that me without cigs would see significant improvements. Been smoking for about 7 years and been on 20 a day for the last 3 years.Plus I'm a nang singer so can see voice improving as well. lol.

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I got that inhalator on NHS yesterday.

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one day at a time mate, the biggest tests will be pissed up nights out. One guy i know gave up for about 3 years, went to Cuba for his honeymoon and came back pufing like a chimney - well u gotta try a cigar when ur out there.

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Also it's the habit of having something in ur hand that's hard to get rid of, u can tell ppl who r trying to quit smoking in the pubs coz they sit around tearing up beer mats all night!

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Plus I'm a nang singer so can see voice improving as well. lol.
Do you make music, or sing to yourself?

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Plus I'm a nang singer so can see voice improving as well. lol.
Do you make music, or sing to yourself?
Sing to myself.But my mates used me as a secret weapon with women round my uni and on holiday in kavos.My mates claim they are my manager to the women and that I was on X-Factor. :lol:

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good luck with that, as someone said dont cut down just tough it out. so glad i aint got no addictions and i dont smoke atall.

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I keep going to my cupboards to eat something.and then go back to my room without eating anything for fear of gaining weight. I need something to distract me.Gonna get my weights and work out a little. Then study. Then play video games.That should get me through.

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So many people that are quitting, excuse themselves by saying "I only had _____" and "its been ______" IMO Your aim is to not smoke. If you did, you fail.
Thats what my friend says aswell.She's like "I only had 4 fags today when i usually have 10" and im like :confused: u still havent given up. Your not helping yourself.>>>>>>>>>>Smoking.Will power stopped me from smoking. I just stopped randomly.

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I predict the hardest thing will be to resist smoking when drunk.Even my mates who have given up or normally don't smoke at all tend to have a drunken cigarette.

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I predict the hardest thing will be to resist smoking when drunk.Even my mates who have given up or normally don't smoke at all tend to have a drunken cigarette.
C/S.I never ever smoke while sober. When I'm drunk I just can't get enough cigarettes. It's nuts.

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Good luck. :)It's easy to say but you just have to resist temptation. The first month is the hardest but after that, not smoking becomes a habit and it comes to a point where the smell of cigarettes make you sick.Me: Gave up EXACTLY three years ago and haven't smoked one since.

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