Forgive my English, I am not from an English speaking country.
I am 39, have been smoking since I was 18.
I had several attempts to quit using gum, medicine, acupuncture,
filter systems. I got to the conclusion that none of them were for
me... If I wanted to quit it would have to be COLD TURKEY.
I didn't see any point of chewing nicotine to get rid of smoke
nicotine... The medicine my doctor prescribed did not work well with
me, after 4 days having it I had one of the rare but possible side
effects, I was alone at home at the computer and my head started to
feel as if I was having electric shocks and I lost vision for some
minutes. It was very scary, I thought I was dying!!
So I lay down for some time on the floor and it all went away
after about 10 minutes. I called the Brazilian national poisoning help
phone and they told me to stop immediately to take the medicine. After
this experience i decided to quit without any sort of substitute or
My opinion here is personal, stop smoking stuff might work for you! It just didn't for me.
I think the first step is to put in your mind that you are not
getting rid of a friend... YOU ARE GETING RID OF THE ENEMY DESGISED AS
A FRIEND. Enemy that is killing you a little each day.
Be positive!! Don't moan...don't be sad that you wont have a smoke.
Be happy that you are giving a chance to your body to become healthy again.
Think of cigarettes as the ENEMY.
I decided to use my brain as my non smoking tool, it has been
working and I am very pleased! Past attempts have been really hard and
This time I just concluded the first week ...feeling very calm, happy, I really don't know how it works but it seems that succeeding depends on what you want to gain and not on what you want to loose.
Just some thoughts, thanks for reading.