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#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 Bubblicious

    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 Ranunculus

    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...






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