What is the best way to quit smoking?

What is the best way to quit smoking?

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  1. if you have a pack on you then don’t just throw it away. keep it as your last and when you smoke all of them then don’t buy more or throw away the pack. keep it there. naturally you’ll reach for it and try to take one out, but then you’ll see that it’s empty and put it back down. keep doing this and eventually you won’t get the urge to pick it up

  2. Cold turkey. Cutting down or only smoking occasionally is just a cheat, eventually the few at the weekend start encroaching into the week, then you add on a few more here and there if you have a bad day, and you’re soon back where you started.

    Patches and gums help some folk, though I didn’t find them to be of any effect. Think it was more the smoke and the habit I liked than actual nicotine. I did quit, and it was basically just willpower, just really wanted to get off them at the time.

    Add up all the money you spend on cigs in a week, then a month, then a year. Think how much money you are literally burning. Think of what you could buy for that money. Dunno about where you are, but in my country someone who buys an average of 3 packs a week is shelling out over €2,000 on them per year now. And that’s only moderate smoking. If you smoke a pack a day, it’s over €5,000 a year.

  3. Honestly there isn’t a single method that’ll work for everyone. Technically speaking, just not smoking works the best, but most folks can’t make it. For me, having a motivator has helped. Quitting for my family, work, etc… Has always made it a lot easier. if you don’t have a reason to quit, it’s easy to justify going back.

  4. I don’t know about it being “best,” but my cousins quit after watching their mother (my aunt) die a long, slow, painful death from lung cancer.

  5. I tried a thousand times but what finally worked for me was Chantix. It’s not for everyone, but I smoked for 30 years and I’m 14 months smoke free now.

  6. Nicotine gum really helped me. Its been just shy of a year now. I also quit when I was going away for a week. I got away from my daily routine for a bit and when I got back home it made it easier to not start back up again. Getting out of the *habit* of smoking plays a huge part in it too.

  7. I quit analogs by moving to vaping nicotine. Yes, it’s still an addiction, yes it’s still bad for you, but I’m down to 6 mg nicotine and eventually I’ll be at 0 nicotine!

    Whatever you choose to do, good luck!

  8. I quit by using alot of high quality cbd. It helped to get me through the negative side effects of quitting cigarettes. My husband and I quit at the same same, I used cbd and he didnt and I quit much sooner and I dont crave them at all and he still brings up how he misses smoking at certain times.

  9. A combination of vaping and low dose naltrexone was the magic bullet. I had switched to mostly vaping but still smoking a few cigs most days. Started low dose naltrexone after mentioning to my psychiatrist that I was hoping to quit smoking among other things. He told me “LDN is great for cravings — see if you have any luck”. After a month or two I had my dose correct and noticed that I hadn’t smoked a cigarette in 3 weeks. Hadn’t even planned on it— it just happened.

    Funny thing is I now know then my LDN dose needs to be raised because I’ll smell cigarettes and find it appealing . Up the dose again, no reaction to the smell of ciggies.

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