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A Higher Power
Allen Carr's EasyWay Method
Aversion Therapy
Be Persistent
Change Smoking Locations
Chewing Gum
Cigarette Modification
Cold Turkey
Deep Breathing
Delay Your Next Cigarette
Distract Yourself
Drink Water
Educate Yourself
Fake Cigarette
Get Sick
Get Support
Gradual Smoking Reduction
Have a Baby
Herbal Cigarettes
Hospital Visitation
Keep a Journal
Keep Your Hands Busy
Laser Therapy
Last Pack
Learn an Instrument
Love Yourself
Make a List
Multiple Steps for Quitting Smoking
Nicoderm CQ
Nicotine Gum
Nicotine Inhaler
Nicotine Lozenge
Nicotine Patch
Nicotrol Nicotine Inhaler
Observe How Smoking Affects Others
Quit Smoking for Someone Else
Quit Smoking For Yourself
Quit With a Friend
Set a Quit Smoking Date
Smoke a Different Brand of Cigarettes
Smoking Kills
Stay Away From Other Smokers
Strange Recipe
Switch to Chewing Tobacco
Teeth Cleaning
Toothpicks, Sticks and Straws


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Smoky Situations Smoking Cessation Program
Nicotine Anonymous Smokers Anonymous Above All Else

by Mark Scott

Tumon, Guam
United States

Strength in Numbers

When i decided to make a serious effort at quitting, i got the people around me involved. The most important strategy was to notify my fellow smokers, RIGHT AWAY. As soon as i would run into a fellow smoker, i would explain my struggle: "I'm quitting smoking and i need your help. From now on, no matter what i say, or how convincingly desperate i sound, you are NEVER to give another cigarrette under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!" From here out, quitting was much easier. Whereas before, when the impulse to light up would overpower me and i'd ask a friend for one, now there were NONE AVAILABLE. All i had to restrain from doing was buying them at the store (which is much easier to control than an impulsive light-up).

In addition to staying away from bars for a few weeks, this tactic made quitting smoking a lot easier. The hard part was the fourth day, with little nagging urges after that. But by then you've done it!

One important thing to know is that the urge to smoke will always be there on some level. It happens in flashes a couple times throughout the day. Just be patient and know that it will go away in a minute or two, and you'll be okay. So be happy, and take pride in yourself for having control. Smile, and realize that you are no longer a victim of cigarette mind-games... it makes you feel like a winner. Corny but true.

Now, it feels nice to yawn and not feel it hurt my lungs. I can smell the sweet summer night air again, after ten years it reminds me of younger days. I can taste my food better and i have more energy too. No more nasty, dry, harsh throat in the morning. More importantly, i feel happy because i don't have to be an outcast at family gatherings, smoking off to the side like an idiot. And most importantly: i'm no longer a slave to an urge. My life is in my hands, the way it should be.

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