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Unhappy Welp. - October 30th 2017, 06:58 PM

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I wasn't sure whether to add a triggering prefix to this, but I did it just to be safe.

So I stated smoking cigarettes about a year ago. I stole them from my parents and still do. I smoke with my friends, and it helps me chill out.

This probably isn't as significant as many of the other posts, and I'm doubting many will read it. But this is me confessing to it.

Does anyone have any tips on how to stop? I want to. But it's difficult.

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Re: Welp. - October 31st 2017, 02:51 AM


I am so sorry that you are having a hard time with this right now. When you have been doing something like this for a while it is going to take some time to stop, but you can do it if you truly believe in yourself and have things to help you.

You can set goals up for yourself and tell yourself that you can only have some many in one day and in that week. And whatever number you have picked for the day and you get the feeling that you need another one, you are going to want to find something to distract you. Going for a walk, or put on music to help you with this. Also grab a funny movie or TV show and put it on to make you laugh to take you're mind off of this. Also you can try being around people who do not do this and focus on what they are doing and join in. It's going to be hard at first, but after you have completed a day you can put a good job or a happy saying on you're calendar so that you know that you did an amazing job that day and that you can keep going.

Also smoking cigarettes can do terrible things to you're body, so if it freaks you out the read articles on it and I would say read articles on this to help you stop. Sometimes this can also help people stop.

If you mess up, do not beat yourself up. Just say I'm going to start all over and start from that day. I wish you the best with this.
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Re: Welp. - October 31st 2017, 09:39 AM

It sounds like cigarette smoking is a social thing where you live. Your parents smoke, other people smoke, you may live in one of those areas where smoking is very common and just taken for granted as a normal thing that people do.

Which makes it all that more harder to stop, because it's also highly addictive, and once started, very difficult to stop, though people have been able to stop. There's a period of a couple months that people need to get through, which is very unpleasant.

Another way is to switch to something else, like vaping, which at least it doesn't smell, and that can be a similar enough social thing you can still fit in, though the safety of vaping is still kind of unknown. It may be better. It may be worse. It may be the same. Who knows?

Another way is Chantex. A medication that helps one stop smoking. Works for some people, not for others. It does change the brain, so some people have lucid dreams, or bad dreams, or other side effects. Just watch out for them and be aware of what to watch out for.

At least you want to stop and have a desire to. That's a good start!

Somewhere on the internet I found an image, a poster, which described the various phases of withdrawal when one quits smoking. It can be helpful to use as a road map, to know what to expect, and as inspiration to hang in there. I think it was originally written in Spanish, but translated in to English. It's out there, somewhere, if you just look for it you'll probably find it.

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Re: Welp. - November 2nd 2017, 05:06 AM

you could confess to your parents. its hard but better than them finding out. trust me. it sucks to get caught.

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