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SMOKE FREE LIFE?

SMOKE NO MORE

TODAY IS THE DAY TO SAY OK ! ! !

TRY THIS - IT REALLY WORKS
To Feel pleasure in controlling counterproductive desires:
Repeat to yourself, "The more I feel the pull of my desires,
the stronger will be my self-mastery."

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US AND PLAN TO
GIVE UP SMOKING FOR GOOD !!!

WHO KNEW BACK THEN ?

BUT NOW IS NOW AND TIME TO QUIT

 
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Are there different kinds of smokers?
Are there different smoking cessation methods that work better
with different types of personalities? Take test below and see.

The Smoker's Personality Quiz

THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
From an article dated Saturday, July 24, 1999

Convince yourself

You cannot take a self defeating action without first convincing yourself to do it. By the same token,
in order to follow a course of action which will lead to success, you must first convince yourself
to take those actions.
You have the power to convince yourself in either direction. You control your thoughts, and you
cannot take sustained, effective action without intentionally deciding to do so.
The fundamental challenge of achieving anything you wish, is to first convince yourself to do it.
Once you are totally convinced of its value, you'll find a way to get it done. Continue to remind
yourself, as often as possible, of the value of your pursuit, and it will surely come to fruition.
Compared to influencing others, convincing yourself is relatively easy.  After all, you know what's
important to you. You know the things that motivate you. The fact is, you're excellent at convincing
yourself.  You do it all the time. Point that powerful influence in a positive, creative
direction and there is no limit to what you can achieve............Ralph Marston

The 10 Stages of Quitting

Smokers tend to think of quitting as a huge, insurmountable obstacle. It's more realistic—and more useful—to think of it as a gradual, step-by-step process.  We will help you to plan your course and explain what to expect along the way, along with some suggested activities to help you cope:)

 1. Think about cutting down/quitting

Talk to others about smoking. Observe how nonsmokers react to smokers. Observe negative aspects of smoking.  Smoke in front of a mirror to see exactly what goes on when you smoke ( Ugly + Silly!)

 2. Seek more information about quitting.

Ask ex-smokers how they did it. Tell a friend you're exploring healthier alternatives to smoking. When you feel an urge to smoke, wait a minute before lighting up; experience the urge fully and think of other ways to respond to it. Reward yourself for becoming more aware of your smoking patterns.

3. Modify your smoking risk (switch brands, cut down, etc.)

Start a smoking journal and record when you smoke more or less than usual. Try stress-reduction techniques. Adopt a healthful new activity that's incompatible with smoking (swimming, dancing, etc.). Switch to a lower tar brand. Reward yourself for each risk modification.

4. Decide to quit (no date set.)

Keep track of the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Stop buying cartons; buy only one pack at a time. Identify your top cigarette triggers. Brush your teeth several times a day. List the reasons you want to quit. Switch brands every week, each brand being lower in tar than the last.  Postpone every third cigarette. Ask family and friends for ways they can help you quit.

5. Set a quitting date.

Sign a stop-smoking contract. Sit in the nonsmoking sections of restaurants and airplanes. Prepare at least three responses to your top 10 cigarette triggers. Switch brands after every pack.   Postpone every other cigarette. 

6. Refrain from smoking for 24 hours.

       Schedule healthful activities (walks, bike rides, fishing, etc.)  Have your teeth cleaned. Send your favorite clothes to the cleaners.   Pamper yourself as much as possible.

7. Complete your first week as a nonsmoker.

      Treat yourself to daily rewards (massages, hot baths, etc.)  Avoid smoking areas. Notice how much better your food tastes. Continue to work on your cigarette triggers.

8. Complete your first month.

      Begin a regular exercise program. Add one new stress-reduction technique to your activities each week.

9. Complete your first 3 months.

        Gently increase your exercise level. Treat yourself to a weekend getaway. Volunteer to help smoker quit.

10. Complete your first year.

Throw a party to celebrate!

Read this

Why Quit

The Breathing space

Approaches to Smoking Cessation


 TIPS ON QUITTING
1.  Tell your friends, family, boss, and fellow workers that you have just quit smoking. You may be temporarily irritable, depressed, and anxious for a week or so, but these withdrawal symptoms will pass, Ask for everyone's support and understanding.
2.  Do anything to keep busy and keep your mind off smoking. Exercise; work on that talent or hobby you always wanted to develop, especially if it involves use of your hands (sewing, model building, practicing the piano, etc.). Visit your nonsmoking friends, but avoid circumstances you associate with smoking such as cocktail parties, watching television, balancing the checkbook, talking on the telephone, your usual coffee break, etc.
3.  An excellent time to quit smoking is when you are hospitalized. This controlled environment is very helpful.  Physicians often insist that you quit smoking before surgery and anesthesia so you can better resist post-operative pneumonia that smokers are more likely to develop.
4.  Once you have conquered the addiction, never have a cigarette again - not even just one little puff. Many a successful quitter has stumbled back into a full addiction by having one cigarette to be sociable.
5.  Instead of having a cigarette, try the following: - Keep a pack of chewing gum in the place where your cigarettes would usually be. - Drink a glass of water each time the urge to smoke occurs. Start an exercise program to reduce stress and anxiety and burn off those calories you might put on.
6.  Hide your cigarettes in places where you ordinarily wouldn't look for them.
7.  Buy cigarettes by the single pack only and not by the carton.
8.  Avoid sweets and other fattening foods.
9.  Eat low calorie, healthy ones instead; e.g. chew carrots or celery sticks. Weight gain can be a problem for some smokers who are quitting.
10.  Get rid of those things which are associated with smoking. Ashtrays, lighters and so on are subconsciously associated with smoking, and their presence will make you want to smoke.  If you have a room in which you smoke frequently, try freshening it up and removing the smell of cigarettes. The smell of cigarettes in itself incites you to smoke. Besides, entering a room which smells fresh and clean is better than one which smells like an ashtray's armpit. 
11.  It's difficult to stop smoking if you have a full packet within easy reach. If you're quitting in the "cold turkey" method, DON'T BUY ANY. Otherwise, take a small number of cigarettes and restrict yourself to that number. 
12.  If there's anyone else who smokes in the same place, try to quit together. If you think it will help, try to enter into a competitive spirit ("Bet I'll quit before you do!")
13.  Avoid places filled with other people's smoke. The smell of other cigarettes will make you want to smoke.
14.  If anyone offers a cigarette, tell them you've stopped smoking. Don't just tell them "no thank you" - specify that you've quit. This will perhaps convince them to quit too, and it will also make it more difficult for you to start again. 
15.  Keep this in mind - as long as you smoke you are a victim. The only way you are going to escape is through your own efforts. 
16.  In front of a mirror look that quitter in the eye and ask him who's in charge?  me or the Cigarette?
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THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AS A SOURCE, TO HOPEFULLY AID YOU IN YOUR CESSATION FROM SMOKING.  NONE OF THE METHODS LISTED ARE RECOMMENDED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, BY ANYONE CONNECTED WITH THIS
"SMOKE NO MORE" PROGRAM.   IT IS YOUR CHOICE AS TO WHAT AIDS YOU
CHOOSE TO USE TO HELP YOU. (IF ANY.)  YOU MAY WANT TO INVOLVE YOUR DOCTOR IN YOUR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE TOBACCO HABIT.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL
 
 

TO BE "SMOKE FREE" LIKE YOU DESIRE, YOU HAVE TO FIRST THINK OF YOURSELF
AS ALREADY BEING "SMOKE FREE."


Getting Ready to Quit
1.  Decide on your method of Quitting.  Cold turkey takes no preparation, but why make it so hard on yourself?
Zyban  is one smoking cessation aid that eases the withdrawal symptoms such as irritability,
depression and/or anxiety.  Wellbutron is the same thing, they both require a Doctor’s prescription. 
As an Rx , your insurance company should pay for Wellbutron.  I understand the Insurance companies 
will not pay for Zyban.  If you plan to use Wellbutron or Zyban, start NOW because you need to take it 
for a week before it’s effective.  But, this timeframe may vary with Zyban or with the dosage amount.
If  you plan to use the patch, the gum or the inhaler, go ahead and buy it. 
Be sure to keep them  safely out of reach of children and pets.
2.  Write down all your reasons for quitting.  Print out about a kazillion copies and put them everywhere. 
Read them at least ten times a day ~ get "psyched up" for the big day.
3.  Pay attention to your smoking “triggers”.  What are the things that set you off - first thing in the morning?
 After breakfast? 
Start listing your triggers and PRINT OUT OUR LIST OF TRIGGERS, smoking is such an unconscious, 
automatic behavior that we are going to have to very “consciously” replace it with another behavior
(and unfortunately it can’t all be eating chocolate!)
4.  The day before your Quit, clean out the car's ash tray. 
Try using “Febreze” to rid all your old smoking areas of the stinky “dirty ashtray” smell. 
It’s amazing how irritating the smell can be as soon as you become a non-smoker.
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last edited on 4-22-2002