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 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...






    1 user(s) are reading this topic

    0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

     

    WIN a $500 Visa debit card

    Are you a parent? Simply take our survey for your chance to win a $500 pre-paid VISA debit card.

    Breastfeeding doesn't make you a better mum - feeding your baby does

    Given my immense dislike of Hopkins and her opinions, I was genuinely shocked to discover that last week she actually said something that I agreed with.

    'Toni, another baby has died': the anguish of watching governments fail our babies

    It has been six years since whooping cough claimed the life of four-week-old Dana McCaffery. Her parents are angry that lessons learnt weren't enough to save other babies.

    Longer breastfeeding linked to higher IQ

    A study of 3500 infants has found that babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent and wealthy.

    The 2015 flu vaccine: what's new, who should get it

    For certain members of the community, catching flu can lead to severe illness or death. A vaccination can be lifesaving.

    Dealing with a nappy escape artist

    I hear about the tots that have a penchant for ripping their nappies off and the odd one that even smears the brown stuff on the walls and fine home furnishings, and I shudder.

    Hospital apologises for 'traumatising' baby mix-up

    St Vincent's Hospital has apologised "unreservedly" for a baby mix-up that left one new mum traumatised.

    Tips for flying with a baby

    Travelling with kids requires a whole other set of skills - ones that I have learned through (sometimes unfortunate) trial and error.

    How to stay calm in an emergency

    I’m not expecting you to be as calm as you might be right now. What I mean is that if your panic levels are through the roof during a stressful situation, let’s bring them down to just under the ceiling.

    Toddler gets 'drunk' after cranberry juice mix-up

    A toddler was taken to hospital after a waitress served her sangria instead of cranberry juice at a US restaurant.

    We need to stop using this word when we talk about childbirth

    Is it shaming to point out that women are often being let down in birth?

    The certificate helping parents deal with pregnancy loss

    For some people, this certificate will offer a sense of validation that their child was acknowledged as being here and now gone, and will help them with life post-loss.

    Grieving families give warnings after toddler deaths

    Two Queensland families are grieving the loss of their toddler sons after the boys drowned in separate incidents last week.

    The phenomenon of phantom pregnancy kicks

    'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.

    The health insurance advice you can't afford to ignore

    There's one simple switch that could save you hundreds of dollars a year in private health insurance.

    4D scans show how smoking affects babies still in the womb

    The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.

    How to babyproof your job interview

    Once upon a time, I was a fan of job interviews. That all changed after I'd switched careers, had a baby and decided to spend the first year at home with her.

    Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

    Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

    The most dangerous toddler food trends

    Pete Evans' paleo cookbook for kids caused a storm, but there are plenty of other unsafe food trends for babies and toddlers.

    Infection killed new mum of twins

    Modern medicine could not save 19-year-old Sophie Burgess who died 48 hours after giving birth to twins in the UK.

    Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom prize pack

    To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, we are giving away five DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

    Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

    The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

     
    Advertisement
     
    Advertisement
     
     
     

    What's hot on EB

    Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

    Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

    Man faces jail after giving woman abortion pill smoothie

    A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.

    'He's a blessing': family of baby born without eyes

    Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.

    Win one of 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers

    With Easter fast approaching, Cadbury are giving away 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers. Enter Now!

    Super fit model Sarah Stage defends her pregnancy body

    Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".

    Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig prize pack

    To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, Essential Baby and Entertainment One are giving away five bumper DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

    Why I post breastfeeding photos online

    I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.

    The day I broke my baby

    There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.

    The place just for dads of multiples

    When a couple discovers they're expecting multiples, the dad can sometimes be almost forgotten in all the excitement and preparation. But one group offers a space just for dads of twins and higher-order multiples.

    Brave mum calls for domestic violence law reform

    A brave mum of two has shared details of the harrowing attacks she suffered at the hands of her partner in a bid to help other victims of domestic violence.

    Why I had the new test for Down syndrome

    Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.

    Geeky baby gear

    If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.

    2015: the year of the sheep

    According to the Chinese zodiac, babies born in the year of the sheep are creative and enjoy spending quiet time with their own thoughts.

    Breakthrough genetic testing now available in Australia

    Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.

    Grandbabies: the babies born looking old

    Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.

    Family kicked off flight after toddler seatbelt drama

    An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.

    Stolen baby found after 17 years

    A baby stolen from her mother's arms shortly after birth has been found through an astonishing coincidence.

    53 creative pregnancy announcements

    Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

    IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

    Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

    36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

    A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

    Clever breastfeeding products

    Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

     

    Sign up now!

    30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

    Receive a daily email from Essential Baby during April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.

     
    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.