Jump to content

How to quit smoking


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 hiddensecrets

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

I am asking this for a friend:

How do you quit smoking if you cant do it cold turkey (gave you the shakes) and you are allergic to nicorette gum or champix tablets etc......

Any advice???

#2 bakesgirls

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

    Your friend would be best off speaking to their GP first to see if there is anything that they could take that would be suitable. Failing that have they ever called the 'Quit' line? I'm pretty sure they would also be able to give advice as to what may help your friend.

    Besides that, if there was an easy solution, whoever the inventor was, would be a gazillionaire original.gif

    http://www.quitnow.gov.au/

    Edited by bakesgirls, 04 February 2013 - 12:10 AM.


    #3 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

    Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

    I am a smoker.  I managed to give up when pregnant, but then took it up again.

    I still smoke.  

    One of my closest and oldest friends who smoked 30 a day for 30 years went to one Alan Carr based public talk and walked out if it a non smoker.  He didn't even want to stop smoking, he went because his wife begged him to.

    He hasn't smoked since.  That was about 5 months ago.  This is the one person I've ever  known who didn't seem to give a sh*t about quitting.  He didn't want to.

    but he went from 30 a day to being a non smoker after one talk.  That is not usually him.

    So knowing him I'm going to give huge kudos to the Alan Carr method.

    Please tell your friend to look into it.



    #4 Dresden

    Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

    Electronic cigarettes? Failing that, wean yourself down slowly. If you normally smoke 30 day, on day one, have on 25 on you and no money to buy more. Day two, have 20 on you etc... Good luck!

    #5 ~spirited~

    Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

    I've used the Alan Carr method successfully (a few times, but I quit for at least 3-6 months each time, and have now not smoked in over 6 years).

    His book is called 'how to quit smoking the easy way'. You continue to smoke while you read it, then when you reach the end of the book smoke your last cigarette (and it is not enjoyable at all).

    My sister now smokes electronic cigarettes, and I have noticed a big improvement in her health etc.

    #6 Baroness Bubbles

    Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

    Alan Carr's easy way to quit smoking. It smashes all the beliefs that smokers hold tight to. I am saving up to go after watching 3 extremely heavy smokers just stop, none of them even think about them anymore!

    2 are my parents, 1 is a family friend, do I have been able to closely watch the results

    #7 GeeKay

    Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

    I have quit twice before using hypnotherpy (4 years apart) and to be honest it was easy! After the first session I went home and had a beer in my normal smoking spot, didn't have anything craving to light one up amazingly!
    Then about 3 years later (Start of last year) I moved back to family who smoked socially and started to pick it up again. Went back to get it knocked on the head and again, super easy!

    Hypnotherpy doesn't work for everyone though!

    #8 jamesbrook01

    Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

    To be honest quitting on smoking is quite hard you really need a lot of motivation and self control to achieve it.I also use to quit on smoking but it make me hard that's why i use to by electronic cigarette in Sweden at www.paulsaar.se which help me to reduce the amount of cigarette that i smoke and i also reduce the risk on smoking.

    Edited by jamesbrook01, 20 February 2013 - 11:19 PM.


    #9 mel43

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

    I read Allen Carr's book too. Cost less than a packet of smokes and I haven't had a cigarette in over 100 days now.
    I also got an app for my phone that shows health benefits, money saved etc.

    #10 Vickery

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

    DH and I both quit successfully using the Allen Carr book. Neither of us has touched a cigarette in 9 years.

    #11 maurie

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

    Allen Carr is my hero - haven't had a cigarette in 8 years and I LOVED to smoke, just hated what it was doing to me.

    My brother quit 2 months ago after one visit to a hypnotist-guy (his words), brother smoked heavily for 40 years and only went to hypnotist-guy because workmates were going and work paid for it.

    #12 PrincessPeach

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

    A friend of DH's family quit smoking by weaning herself off them virtually 1 cigarette at a time.

    She smoked 1 less cigarette a day each week. It took her 5 years, but she had been a chain smoker for over 40 years by that stage.

    #13 GenWhy

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

    Ex smoker here. Champix didn't work for me - I smoked more in an effort to make myself like the taste of them again. Yes I was that addicted sadly. I'm allergic to patches too - they make my skin blister and itch and I get a shocking migraine.

    I tried hypnotherapy - walked out and lit up. Tried inhalers and got a headache and it wasn't the real deal so I threw it out. Tried cold turkey and was successful for 2 years until my life went to hell and it was the only thing keeping me semi sane.

    What did work and continues to work was reading Alan Carrs book. When I feel the urge to buy a pack I read through a few pages and remember why I don't smoke. Brilliant book!

    #14 Chchgirl

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

    I went cold turkey and rode through the pain lol! I tried three times over about a year, tried patches but they were useless..I had a smoke one day and nearly vomited. That about did it for me, been 16 years now.

    #15 TheCeriseClupea

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

    I smoke, I tried to give up using Champix. It was the worst time I have ever had. I had mood swings something shocking. I also had intense chest pains. I saw my doctor as soon as it started & she said to stop them straight away. I tried again cold turkey I lasted 3 months then something extremely stressful happened & I started up again. I am going to try the Alan Carr books because I am facing 2 lots of major surgery this year & I really am sick of smoking.

    #16 TheMuriels

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

    My partner quit with Allen Carr as well.  His book is awesome.  So tragic that he died of lung cancer in the end after saving so many other lives.

    #17 Cuddlesnkisses

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

    Easily, it's a conscious decision to either smoke or not.

    I smoked for 24 years, my mum had a lung removed from lung cancer last year and I watched her go through all the emotional turmoil.  it broke my heart to watch my mums world fall apart and not be able to fix it.

    All i could think about was my daughter watching me go through the same thing, and I just couldnt put her through that.

    That was last August, haven't smoked since.

    No I just need to lose  the weight original.gif

    #18 Lady Lovely Locks

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

    I tried a few times cold turkey, and in the end it did work, but it took me more than one go. The first time I did it on a whim, and stuck with it for a month but once I had a few drinks BOOM over.
    The time I quit for good (4 years woo!) was again cold turkey, but I had a bad cold too which helped a great deal i think getting through the first few weeks (I am not suggesting you go around licking bus seats for viruses lol) Each time I was more persistent than the time before, and I think the mental preparedness strengthens each time.

    #19 mel43

    Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

    QUOTE (TheMuriels @ 21/02/2013, 01:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    My partner quit with Allen Carr as well.  His book is awesome.  So tragic that he died of lung cancer in the end after saving so many other lives.


    I only found out he'd passed a few weeks ago and I wondered if it was lung cancer. How sad sad.gif

    #20 Chchgirl

    Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

    QUOTE (Cuddlesnkisses @ 21/02/2013, 03:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Easily, it's a conscious decision to either smoke or not.

    I smoked for 24 years, my mum had a lung removed from lung cancer last year and I watched her go through all the emotional turmoil.  it broke my heart to watch my mums world fall apart and not be able to fix it.

    All i could think about was my daughter watching me go through the same thing, and I just couldnt put her through that.

    That was last August, haven't smoked since.

    No I just need to lose  the weight original.gif


    You wouldn't believe how many family members I have seen die of lung cancer. Aunty, uncle, grandmother on my side, two cousins on dh's side. Plus a friend..my dh died of cancer but not the same sort.

    #21 Lucrezia Borgia

    Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

    QUOTE (LeChatNinjah @ 04/02/2013, 01:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I am a smoker.  I managed to give up when pregnant, but then took it up again.

    I still smoke.  

    One of my closest and oldest friends who smoked 30 a day for 30 years went to one Alan Carr based public talk and walked out if it a non smoker.  He didn't even want to stop smoking, he went because his wife begged him to.

    He hasn't smoked since.  That was about 5 months ago.  This is the one person I've ever  known who didn't seem to give a sh*t about quitting.  He didn't want to.

    but he went from 30 a day to being a non smoker after one talk.  That is not usually him.

    So knowing him I'm going to give huge kudos to the Alan Carr method.

    Please tell your friend to look into it.

    Yes, this is what helped my DH quit....I didn't know he had passed away, very sad...






    1 user(s) are reading this topic

    0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

     

    Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

    Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

    Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

    When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

    Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

    There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

    Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

    Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

    When your partner misses the birth

    While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

    Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

    The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

    Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

    Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

    5 easy meditation practices for beginners

    So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

    Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

    An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

    Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

    While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

    How household chores can double as a workout

    If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

    I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

    Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

    Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

    A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

    Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

    Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

    How to start teaching your kids road safety

    It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

    Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

    Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

    The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

    It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

    Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

    One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

    I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

    Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

     
    Advertisement
     
    Advertisement
     
     
     

    What's hot on EB

    Penny Wong

    'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

    Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

    Does exercise have to be fun to work?

    Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

    Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

    She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

    Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

    A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

    Apple recalls millions of power adapters

    Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

    Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

    It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

    Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

    Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

    Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

    An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

    Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

    It was all too much excitement for this dad.

    The simple way you can help your baby's language development

    The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

    Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

    The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

    National database recommended for child protection cases

    Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

    Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

    Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

    Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

    Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

    1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

    One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

     

    FREE TICKET

    See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

    Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

     
    Advertisement
     
     
    Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.