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But the craves last for hours! - Just like the lingering thought of a nice juicy steak, lobster in butter sauce, or fresh baked hot apple
pie, you can make yourself "think" about having a cigarette all day long, if that's what you really want to do. Unlike thoughts, crave anxiety
attacks last for less than 3 minutes. It's important that you look at a clock and time them as your mind can make those minutes seem like hours. The bulk
of the anxiety surrounding each crave is self induced. Such "thoughts" can be controlled with honest answers and through the power of positive thinking. Strip away all the self-inflicted anxiety and what remains on
Day 3 for the "average" quitter is just 18 minutes of true crave anxiety (an average of six craves each less than three minutes in duration).
Dec 26 07 3:32 AM
I can't quit alone. I'll need nicotine gum, the patch, hypnosis, acupuncture, magic herbs or other wonder drugs! - Wrong! The simple truth is that no magic cure has ever "made" any smoker quit smoking nicotine. The key
to permanent abstinence is education and understanding
not hypnosis, not acupuncture and not a 93% chance of relapsing with six months while
using some over-the-counter nicotine product that teaches nothing while robbing you of a
valuable opportunity to master the core principles underlying years of nicotine dependency. Remember, should all else fail, you always have you!
May 19 08 4:03 AM
I tried quitting but my family stopped supporting me or was giving me such a hard time that it caused me to throw in the towel - It's a
lie. You gave up because you used your family as a cheap excuse to get your drug back. You exaggerated everything they did or didn't do. You're the
drug addict yet you expect them to understand the weakness and thinking of a drug addict's mind. How could they know what it's like to go through
chemical withdrawal themselves? Is it fair to expect them to appreciate the magnitude or duration of your challenge? They just want you to be normal and
don't know how to react. Feeling unappreciated, picking fights and creating confrontation are tools of the addict's mind used to reclaim their drug.
Some know that if they inflict tremendous stress on loved ones that they may even convince them to offer to buy their relapse cigarettes for them. That way
they can blame their relapse on their loved one. "They just couldn't handle my quitting." "Maybe next time!"
Aug 6 08 3:58 AM
It's one of my few pleasures in life - Does that mean that it's better than the pleasure of having a throat to deliver fresh air
and great food, two lungs with which to laugh, a healthy heart to feel love, or an undamaged mind which dreams of a wonderful tomorrow? Pleasure from your
addiction or pleasure in committing slow suicide at the hands of a mind that thinks it can only live with the aid of a powerful stimulant? What do they call
someone who derives pleasure from self-inflicted harm or who slowly puts themselves to death? Pick your own label! Which nicotine fix out of the last 5,000
was the one that brought you tremendous pleasure? Which cigarette out of the next 5,000 may be the one that sparks permanent damage or disease, or that
carries death's eternal flame? If bad news arrives tomorrow will "pleasure" cross your mind? Your only pleasure is in postponing the challenge
of the initial 72 hours that it takes to remove all nicotine from your blood.
Oct 8 08 1:59 AM
If I quit, I'll just start back again. I always do. - The truth is that you don't have to relapse. We relapse because we rewrite
the law of addiction, we forget why we quit, or we invent lies and stupid excuses, such as those that fill this page. Your next quit can be your last but you
need to learn how to care for your quit, while always applying the only rule
that you'll ever need to obey - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF OF NICOTINE!
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I get bored. It helps pass the time - Tobacco does not control any clock on earth but it does control you. For the pack a day nicotine smoker it takes about 30
minutes before their blood's nicotine level to drop to the point where their mind sends them an "urge" of discomfort to remind you that
it's time for a feeding. It doesn't matter where they are or what they're doing. Depending upon your daily nicotine requirements, the voice
inside your head will let you know when it's time. All you're doing when bored is being alert enough to what lies ahead, so that you keep topping
off your nicotine tank before the next message of discomfort arrives.
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I like to smoke when I drink and I find myself smoking even more - The effects of drinking and stress upon our body's nicotine level
are the same. You smoke more when you drink not because you "like" to but because you MUST in order to keep your body's nicotine level within
the comfort range, so that it does not experience the symptoms of early withdrawal. When you drink alcohol it causes your urine to become acidic. The acid
causes nicotine to be drawn from your blood at an accelerated rate. Thus, the more you drink, the more nicotine you'll need to ingest to avoid the anxiety
of early withdrawal. Although early alcohol use contributes to destroying a great many quit attempts, understanding the nicotine-acid relationship can be of
benefit in accelerating physical nicotine withdrawal so that quitters can begin feeling relief sooner. Acidic fruit juices, such as cranberry, may help reduce
the normal 72 hours of withdrawal required to remove all nicotine from the blood. If at all possible, don't drink during the first few days of your quit.
When you do decide to drink, consider drinking at home without cigarettes around before testing your resolve around smokers. By doing so you'll help to
break the your mind's psychological link between smoking and drinking, with as little risk as possible. As millions of ex-smokers can attest, your beer or
drinks will taste better than ever once your taste buds are allowed an opportunity to heal.
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