Lately, I've been feeling sick and tired of smoking. My friends and I have been talking about quitting. I feel like every morning I need to smoke in order to face the day. During lunch at school I have to smoke because there is nothing better to do.Personally I think I smoke because I get bored...I want to quit. I tried Patches but they were generic brands. They didn't work. I stopped putting them on because I wanted to smoke and feel "highish" I tried gum but it numbs up my mouth. One of my co-workers said I should smoke an entire pack before I quit so I'll be sick, and my last feeling of it would be horrible and I wouldn't wanna smoke again.How can I quit? I kind of lack self-control, hence the addiction.I've been smoking on and off since I was 15, I'm 17 now..I do not wanna smoke anymore because it makes you pale and sick. Its a waste of money, and I do not want to be a bad role model for my future children. If I don't stop now I feel as if I won't stop ever...Any advice on quitting.?!?!!
well.. theres a few ways to quit. one is a motivator, something you really want to quit smoking for, ie. a girlfriend, sports, parents, etc....
also, if you find something to preoccupy yourself you may find that you dont really have time to smoke, maybe start writing? or spending time with people who arent bad influences? maybe try volunteering somewhere if you are still in school.
also i know not every one is religeous but ive had more than one friend turn there life around by getting involved in their church...
just try to see if you can, trust me, i know addiction is a bitch but you can break 'er if you really set your mind to it...
One of my co-workers said I should smoke an entire pack before I quit so I'll be sick, and my last feeling of it would be horrible and I wouldn't wanna smoke again. If you have the willpower and desire to quit, smoking a lot can help. I know a few times when I've smoked myself silly and was totally sick to my stomach, I didn't touch them afterwards.One thing that will kill your attempt to quit is hanging around others who still smoke.
Yea, I've considered becoming a church member many times. I enjoy that spiritual side a lot, and that peace in my heart. But I can't bring myself to acknowledge that there is a God who is actually watching over everything. I'm a liberal at heart so my personal views always clashes with the church's. Sometimes I feel like there are a lot of hypocrisy in what the minister's words. Sorry if what I say offends you but its just my opinion. I know that if I stop hanging around friends who smoke I'll stop. However, I do not want to be alone. I have friends, but the ones that smoke are the ones that I go out with and they always have some fun road trips they do. They know some really cool people who are clean, and I always thought maybe I can be a non-smoker who hangs out with smokers...but maybe its just a fantasy.So far I'm trying the patch again. I'll see how it turns out.