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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2017, 11:54:28 am »
That sounds like a good device.  At those settings it's probably giving a warm vape with a lot of vapor.  If you reduce the power some it will give you a cooler vape with less "throat hit".  That might help.  In the end though it's just a matter of finding the right settings that eliminate any desire for tobacco.


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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2017, 12:21:22 pm »
A big Tobacco executive has been quoted as saying, "We don't smoke this ****, we just sell them to the young, poor, black and stupid."

Quit in disgust and never look back.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2017, 12:59:40 pm »
Spend the money on something else?

Besides the main reason I never could get into smoking - I don't really like the taste or the smell - I never could figure how others could even afford the habit. I couldn't.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2017, 01:04:42 pm »
A big Tobacco executive has been quoted as saying, "We don't smoke this ****, we just sell them to the young, poor, black and stupid."

Quit in disgust and never look back.
You might look at Patrick Reynolds. On the other hand, the only thing I purchase from the Reynolds company is Reynolds wrap.
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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2017, 01:19:28 pm »
Realize your higher power. Mine is my children. I stopped for them. Cigs, Booze and Drugs. All at the same time. Cold turkey. To this day 30 years later, I do not regret it as my kids have followed my suggestions and have never used any of these substances.  I tell my son everyday. Thanks for saving my life.
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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 01:29:39 am »
try vaping, but anyways, no matter what you try, the abstinence syndrome is going to hit you hard, like, extremely hard, but you have to go through it like a trooper, that's the only way, when the abstinence fades you'll be a lot better.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 04:46:52 am »
For me I just quit cold turkey. It was horrible for a few weeks but after that, day by day, the cravings subsided until I just didn't think about smoking anymore. In fact it made me sick of the thought of it now.
Lots of good advice here, try not to make a big deal out of it if you can. When you have those moments of weakness just come here and talk it out, we've got your back. Distract yourself any way you can, and if you slip up don't beat yourself up about it, just refocus and get on with the job of quitting. You'll get there.
I took up running shortly after I quit to fill the gap and be more pro-active about my health. I've never looked back, it's the best thing I ever did.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2017, 05:05:40 am »
The most powerful tool you have at your disposal is your own mind. I was a 30 a day smoker till July last year when my therapist saw me having a smoke before I went into her session which was my first since starting HRT.

The only thing she said to me was

"After all the <poo> you have been through to get on HRT and you still don't have enough motivation...really"?

That stuck inside my head like a fish hook and it felt like she was saying to me, you would put your entire transition in jeopardy just so you could still smoke....I quit 2 days later and haven' had one since...I started when I was 10

Liz

This quote from your therapist... I read it a day ago and its been stewing in the back of my head since then... I mean, so far, I have lost more than 100 lbs in preparation for HRT. I had to go to switch my doctor twice (I started HRT a couple of years ago and had to stop because it was so hard to find a doctor (she quit her practice)), AND I found a way to legally ship them into Japan while I am here on my work contract. I have done so many amazing things in my life and my blood is BOILING that I am capable of falling prey to something so simple. I have to do some research on some of these methods. I will report in as soon I figure something out and provide updates when I can.

Thank you everyone so far!
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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2017, 06:32:25 am »
This quote from your therapist... I read it a day ago and its been stewing in the back of my head since then... I mean, so far, ...........

-Jamie

I know, it drove me nuts, I could not get it out of my head because it was the simple truth, I hated it and I knew it was exactly right so I just quit and used that to niggle at me, to challenge me to have another ciggy...I would think...go on I dare you, have one...then go face your therapist.

Lets face it, 72 hrs after quitting the worst of the physical stuff is over. Yes the craving are still there but mainly in your head, if your "mind set" is correct then you will not look back. If you think you will fail you are right!!!

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2017, 07:41:10 am »
My current settings are .33 ohms and 40w with .6 (?) nicotine.  It is a fairly good device, but I just can't seem to keep from coughing.  I will keep trying though.  I am just now reaching out to gender Therapists in my area, but difficult when my insurance doesn't cover even tg therapy.  So I have a little time.

All of the sub-ohm coils I tried gave a very hot vape and caused me to cough. I found a 1.8 ohm coil at 11-12 watts gave a cool and very flavorful vape.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2017, 12:06:18 pm »
Probably you need prescription. Chantix, Champix, and Varenicline are all the same thing. This is the most effective way of quitting smoking.

However, as I have to drink alcohol beverage, I do not try Chantix, which is known to cause side effects with alcohol beverage. Instead, I am attaching a smoking patch.

Good luck!

barbie~~

Update:

I have read the book "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr.

The book is impressive and powerful, as stopping smoking is not about the physiology on nicotine or carbon monoxide, but about our mind, psychology. I completely agree, and realized it.
I even removed the nicotine patch on my shoulders. I have been without smoking for > 3 days, even without any nicotine replacement. I am sure I can stop smoking, and I feel I already succeeded in it. Yes. The number of days does not matter here.

barbie~~

Just do it.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2017, 05:11:22 am »
I talked to one of my coworkers about trying to stop smoking. As it turns out, he smoked 3 packs a day for 10 years. He decided to quit one day, and just did it. Cold turkey. Props to that man. I felt pretty motivated by what he told me. The last 2 days, I went from 25 cigarettes/day to 7/day. I am feeling pretty <poor> but he told me that the more I cut back, the better I will feel. My goal is to have my last cigarette on the 12th of April. Wish me luck!
-Jamie



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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2017, 04:09:25 pm »
i quit when i got strep. been smoke free for 4 1/2 years now.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2017, 04:13:02 pm »
Hope you all don't mind but I am moving this under General descriptions/Health/addictions

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2017, 09:25:28 am »
I actually being researching e-cigs and glad people have had success with them.

I started smoking at 19 while at college, social smoking then, only when I dressed up as noleen. As a guy I found myself attracted to a women with a cigarette.. so when I was dressed as one, I smoked.

Then I started working and started hrt, I kinda become a regular smoker as was I full time. I am addicted as I get major cravings. I managed to remain a light smoker (3 to 5 a day).

Lately I have being thinking of weaning myself off cigarettes with an e-cig.
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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2017, 12:36:21 pm »
Update:

I have read the book "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr.

The book is impressive and powerful, as stopping smoking is not about the physiology on nicotine or carbon monoxide, but about our mind, psychology. I completely agree, and realized it.
I even removed the nicotine patch on my shoulders. I have been without smoking for > 3 days, even without any nicotine replacement. I am sure I can stop smoking, and I feel I already succeeded in it. Yes. The number of days does not matter here.

barbie~~

Update 2: I have been without nicotine in my body during the past 2 weeks. Yes. The book is really helpful.

barbie~~
Just do it.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2017, 10:52:16 pm »
Update 2: I have been without nicotine in my body during the past 2 weeks. Yes. The book is really helpful.

barbie~~

Now it's 5 weeks. I guess I become a nonsmoker.

barbie~~
Just do it.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2017, 12:37:25 am »
  I like many here started smoking regularly as a young teenager and smoked steadily until I was about 50. I smoke about a pack and a half most days. I ran out of cigarettes one day while out working and refused to pay the higher prices in Washington and decided to wait until I got back to a grocery store on Oregon. I did what little grocery shopping I had to do and looked of to the cigarette counter to see about a dozen workers in line to cash their paychecks. I said to myself I was too tired to wait in that line and went home without buying my cigarettes. I made it through that night and I have yet to buy that next pack to this day. For me that was the key. Day after day I woke up and could not wait to see if I could make it through the day w/o buying that pack of cigarettes and it has worked for more 17 years now. It just one day at a time.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2017, 08:25:17 am »
Once you're off them, it's not ok to have just one. Not even just this one time. That was always my downfall, but the last time I quit, I made no exceptions, and now it's been almost 8 years.

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Re: Tips on How to Stop Smoking?
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2017, 01:03:27 pm »
I have had a bear of a time attempting to stop smoking. I am currently on HRT and I know how horribly dangerous it is to continue smoking. I have been trying to quit, but every time I do I get the shakes, I cannot sleep, crazy irritable, I feel sick and eventually give up. I have tried 3-4 times in the last year. I feel like I am at the end of my rope here, its so frustrating! I wish that I had never have started but its too late for that. Does anybody here have some tips on how to stop or what you did to stop?!

Hi,
Good for you for trying.  I had every opportunity to get hooked on cigarettes when I was young but I was lucky they didn't agree with me.  Same with Coffee.

It's smart of you to get off them, I have a brother-in-law who had a heart attack and stroke in his mid 40s.  He was healthy, athletic but smoked a lot.  I also had a close friend die of lung cancer at 51.  There's no good way to die but this has to be one of the worst.

I worked with a couple of Russian computer programmers that were terrible chain smokers.  They had smoked for years.  They're around 50,  both of them quit when they tried vaping.

I also know an older couple that swear by laser therapy for smoking.  They were chain smokers too, the wife had a really bad smokers cough.  They tried the laser therapy and were able to quit rather quickly.

I guess different methods work for different people.

Lord knows this a hard thing to do.  Good luck,
Paige :)

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