How did you quit Smoking cigarettes?

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  1. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Road Train Member

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    My body rejected it so badly, I used to smoke my first cig of the day, then vomitted. One day I realized that I got nothing from smoking anymore. It was boring, expensive, and nauseating. I finished my carton and went to the store for some patches on July 1, 2010.
     
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  3. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    I was smoking 3 1/2 packs a day when I finally quit. Been 12 years now and I don't miss them at all.
     
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  4. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    discovered that nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be harnessed as an energy source stronger than speed, use insanity like a battery :bom:
     
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  5. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    The couple of time that I have attempted to quit over the years, just made me gain weight and be a larger than life azzzhole. Normally just a slightly chubby easy going dumbazzz. Lolo_O
     
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  6. Crude Truckin'

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    1621292828273125362177406994677.jpg Quit smoking in 2006 when I got married, and I hauled fuel. So I started on the 'Hagen. Switched to Grizzly a few years ago. Enjoying an after-dinner dip as I read this. Good job on all that kicked nicotine completely. I occasionally have a recreational smoke because it seems good, then the smell and taste reminds me why I quit.
     
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  7. CAPTransport

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    I quit smoking by vaping. I quit vaping by dipping. I quit dipping by smoking. I quit smoking by vaping. I quit vaping my dipping..
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Cold turkey on my 40th birthday.

    It's the hardest thing you'll ever do. Took like 7 years for the cravings to truly go away.

    Coming up on 16 years.
     
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  9. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    I'm now on day 14. I wrote down all my triggers so far avoiding all of them except. 1, Waking up that morning smoke is a hard one. 2. Anything sweet makes me crave a smoke, so nothing sweet now. 3, Boredom so started remodeling the spare bathroom.
     
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  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Staying busy is important. Anything that takes your mind away from the craving helps.
    I hauled two loads of logs home and whenever the craving got especially bad I'd go out behind the house and cut and split doug fir 'til the temptation went away. LOL...I cut a lot of wood that first year.
     
  11. silinus vers

    silinus vers Light Load Member

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    Halls cough drops, the chery or menthol ones, any time I needed a smoke I just popped one of them and it did the job, and they're cheaper.
     
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