How come some people who have smoked soooo many more cigarettes/day are able to quit better than someone who has only smoked less than 1/2 pack per day?
I don't know the answer to your question. I know that for myself I felt like it was quit if I wanted to live.
Hi! I don't know the answer to your question......and I have to say, I'm not even sure your premise is true. It sometimes SEEMS as if someone is having an "easier" time......how do we really know.
But, my GUESS (again----just a guess) is that once you are an addict...you are an addict. Your body is addicted to nicotine. I'm not sure there is a more addicted or less addicted version.......you are just addicted. The LENGTH o time you smoked may have more to do with it than the number of cigarettes per day.......but I'm not really even sure about that.
BUT---if you are thinking of quitting......you have come to the right place. This is the best support site online. AND I AM SURE OF THAT!!!!
Hope you will hang around.
Hiya Sootie, Thanks for welcoming me ! I actually started on my own March 5 & although I felt I had to start wearing the nicottine patches to help me, I only slipped twice, and once was because I was still half asleep & actually forgot that I started myself on this road so I just ditched it under the water asap & now I just have only tic tacs & jolly rancher candies at my nightstand! Gotta go watch Adam Lambert ! Not an american idol fan but I am an Adam fan & so is my mom!
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Hi And Welcome to Ex’s
Not sure your question/answer are right....I did’t smoke a lot and my quit was fairly easy after the first couple of weeks...I think each person is different ... and their determination...this quit journey takes hard work, knowledge and preparation...also facing many things we smoked through...I am glad you are quit ... I hope you read the blogs and read at My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX Glad you found us ~ Colleen 146 DOF
thank you Colleen 146 Donna PS I have seen a lot of DOF- What does DOF mean?
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DOF means Days of Freedom (146 Days of Freedom from smoke)
you sound like me hon...I had to learn so many of the abbreviations around here...
hahaha , I feel like such a dumb ass! Thanks for the translation!!
On Sunday, April 28, 2019, 8:38:28 PM EDT, sweetplt <email@example.com> wrote:
Please don’t...lol ... you wouldn’t know unless you ask...
I think that people are addicted if they keep smoking, I don't really think it matters how many cigarettes they smoked or even how long they smoked. I smoked for 47 years and have been quit for over five, I tried to quit many times in the past but always went back to smoking because of the addiction, my lack of education about the addiction, my lack of regular support, and my lack of commitment. It was not easier to quit when I had only been smoking for a few years. At the height of my smoking, I smoked a pack to a pack and a half a day, the last year I smoked, I never smoked more than half a pack a day...my lungs wouldn't let me.
Everyone's addiction is the same yet different. It's all in how one approaches the journey. What we think is how it will go. I believe those who prepare well, have done their homework are more likely to quit "better" than those who don't. Perhaps those who smoke a LOT are more apt to study harder? The following is a good illustration of the journey:
What is the Single Best Thing You Can Do to Quit Smoking? - YouTube .
And as to abbreviations here: Abbreviations & Expressions Used in the EX Community
Not sure how to answer this . How do you know it’s easier for others ?
I’m on day 16 and my friends comment how I make it look so easy and am so positive but I’m actually always struggling with anxiety . I have horrible constipation and am exercising like crazy so not to gain weight and not have such bad cravings
Here’s the thing for me , and I’m hesitant to say this being so early out . A positive attitude helps me . I try to be happy and excited about my quit by thinking of all the good things that are happening !!!
Being healthy , having more money , smelling nice , and accomplishing something hard !
Those things make me hold on when it gets bad and it passes eventually.
So so I don’t think anyone with a nicotine addiction has an “ easy “ time .
I think a big part of it is attitude .
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