....to ask the smokers

(58 Posts)
HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 30-Jan-13 23:41:34

...who enjoy smoking if a part of you really wants to give it up? If you do then what in your opinion do you think could really help you succeed?

Reaa Wed 30-Jan-13 23:45:37

A full time nanny then I won't get stressed with the kids and won't need to smoke. What about you?

WorraLiberty Wed 30-Jan-13 23:46:55

Only one thing made me succeed and that was the wonderful E.Cig.

Best invention ever imo

Seeing someone close to you with six months to live, in so much pain, dying aged 46 leaving a 14 year old son, a 21 year old daughter and a baby grandson who won't remember him.

Sorry. You did ask sad

HollyBerryBush Wed 30-Jan-13 23:48:38

Nothing. It is an addictive drug. Only a nonsmoker would ask such a question. It would be like taking heroin away from an addict.

I wish I'd never started, but give up? Unlikely.

5madthings Wed 30-Jan-13 23:48:51

I like smoking, I would like to stop and only have about five a day. No idea what would help, I would stop if I got pregnant again...

Can't they just invent a non harmful non smelly cigarette?!!

manicbmc Wed 30-Jan-13 23:53:14

What 5mad said

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 30-Jan-13 23:53:43

I don't smoke. I was having a conversation with some of my colleagues today. One said she no longer enjoyed smoking but needed too, she couldn't give up. The other said she loved smoking but knew she had to give it up and that she just didn't know how she was going to do it because she enjoys it so much.

McNewPants2013 Wed 30-Jan-13 23:54:58

I have tried everything.

Champix, e-cigs, patches, inhalers, gum, mint, spray, cold turkey, stop smoking wales, helplines and internet support groups.

I have failed so many times, I am just a weak and pathetic that i can not stop smoking for good.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 30-Jan-13 23:55:32

Do you enjoy it though Holly or do you just feel it's an addiction now?

McNewPants2013 Wed 30-Jan-13 23:57:33

If people ask me in RL if i enjoy smoking, i say yes because when you say no you get all the 'helpful' tips to give up.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 30-Jan-13 23:58:41

tallwivglasses that's so sad. A close friend also gave up when she saw her grandma die the same way. Although she does occasionally have a sly drag when she's been drinking.

pinkstinks Wed 30-Jan-13 23:59:29

I quit on new years day and have only had two rollies since... So far its ok. Going to the pub was when.I cracked. I miss the routine.of.Cig breaks at work.too.and the social aspect. But.I like not.smelling of fags. I.never wanted to quit and never tried, but something clicked and I didn't want to be defined by smoking iyswim. Hth.

Tigerbomb Thu 31-Jan-13 00:01:50

Heart attacks, asthma, Champix, patches, ecigs, gum, spray, cold turkey - nothing has stopped me smoking longer then three months

I give up every day and fail miserably

I love and loathe smoking at the same time.

I agree with 5 mad - cant they invent a cigarette that's basically the same (taste etc) as a cig but not harmful

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 31-Jan-13 00:04:58

Although I don't smoke I feel as though I'm in a similar position to my smoking friend in that for the first time in my life I'm having to give up on something I like doing and it's really hard. I need to lose weight but can't stop eating. I have never had to watch what I eat before and it's really hard work, a real psychological challenge! I don't mean a mad diet either, just eating sensibly. But I'm of that mindset that if I want something I enjoy then I'm going to have it and to hell with the consequences.

WorraLiberty Thu 31-Jan-13 00:05:10

Although she does occasionally have a sly drag when she's been drinking

FFS I read that as 'she does occasionally have a dry slag when she's been drinking'

And I'm sober, and I have my reading glasses on blush

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 31-Jan-13 00:06:23

grin Worra.

TheSecondComing Thu 31-Jan-13 00:07:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ripsishere Thu 31-Jan-13 00:08:22

grin at dry slag.
I am a smoker. I started when I was 12 and am fast approaching 49.
Last year I stopped with the aid of Champix. Due to stupidity I thought one wouldn't matter. It did.
After February 15th, I am going to buy some more and stick to it this time. The problem is, I really enjoy it.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 31-Jan-13 00:09:47

Good luck rip. Keep at it!

Bogeyface Thu 31-Jan-13 00:09:48

Whats the point of a dry slag? No fun for anyone I would have thought!

I hate smoking, it smells, its antisocial and it kills you.

I have quit twice, once for three years, and yet here I am , fag in hand sad

Bogeyface Thu 31-Jan-13 00:11:10

Due to stupidity I thought one wouldn't matter. It did.

Thats my problem. Quitting I can do, no problem.

Staying stopped? No.

I always think, usually when having a drink with smokers, that one wont hurt and within a week I am back on 20 a day.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 31-Jan-13 00:11:31

Oh Bogey at least you've tried. I'm sure when you feel stronger you'll do it again.

Bogeyface Thu 31-Jan-13 00:12:45

My father is suffering badly with Emphysema (sp?) due to smoking and even that isnt enough despite me knowing that in 20 year that will be me...........

freddiefrog Thu 31-Jan-13 00:13:34

I gave up both times when pregnant but I always crept back on them after a year or so, but cracked full-time smoking a few years ago with Champix.

I really miss it though, especially if I'm having a drink. A lot of my friends smoke, and come summer when we're all sitting in the garden with a bottle of wine, I enjoy smoking.

I'll puff my way through a packet of Marlboro lights in one evening, then not have another one for weeks

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