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    Smoked a ciggie early this morning, havent lit up again.

    Yes I know its only 3/4 hours but for a chain smoker thats a huge thing

    So......this got me thinking.

    Been smoking for almost 40 years now, so - what the hell, just as well maybe give it up, I've had my fun and games with ciggies.

    ..............What can one eat to help with quitting??

    I went and bought some grapes an hour ago, actually quite nice.

    But what else, what foodstuffs have an ingredient or something that can help the "crave"??

    I dont want gum or pills, tried that before, and the only thing I got was nightmares.
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    I quit after I read an article that said you only have to quit smoking for between 1 and 3 minutes at a time.

    The craving will only last that long and then your mind will find something else to do, the first day it obviously happens 50 times that you are thinking of a smoke and you have to last the 1-3 minutes of not taking up smoking again, however, day 2 is easier and you think about it less, by day 10 you will only think about it 5 times during that day, and so on...

    Good luck, it's a tough habit to kick..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewald Posthumus View Post
    I quit after I read an article that said you only have to quit smoking for between 1 and 3 minutes at a time.

    The craving will only last that long and then your mind will find something else to do, the first day it obviously happens 50 times that you are thinking of a smoke and you have to last the 1-3 minutes of not taking up smoking again, however, day 2 is easier and you think about it less, by day 10 you will only think about it 5 times during that day, and so on...

    Good luck, it's a tough habit to kick..
    I stopped 18 May 2011 after reading the same thing.
    And once you have your mind focused on that one simple thing that is said about how long the craving lasts, it is easy.
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    K thanks.....so - just quit?? Just stop, thats it?? No "weaning" or pilletjies/plesitertjies/etc etc??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Smoked a ciggie early this morning, havent lit up again.

    Yes I know its only 3/4 hours but for a chain smoker thats a huge thing

    So......this got me thinking.

    Been smoking for almost 40 years now, so - what the hell, just as well maybe give it up, I've had my fun and games with ciggies.

    ..............What can one eat to help with quitting??

    I went and bought some grapes an hour ago, actually quite nice.

    But what else, what foodstuffs have an ingredient or something that can help the "crave"??

    I dont want gum or pills, tried that before, and the only thing I got was nightmares.
    Now that you quit smoking, add up how much you will save going forward. Excercise does wonders to your lifestyle. So take up walking, jogging, golf or any activity that gets your heart beat to increase...you will feel like a youngster again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Smoked a ciggie early this morning, havent lit up again.

    Yes I know its only 3/4 hours but for a chain smoker thats a huge thing

    So......this got me thinking.

    Been smoking for almost 40 years now, so - what the hell, just as well maybe give it up, I've had my fun and games with ciggies.

    ..............What can one eat to help with quitting??

    I went and bought some grapes an hour ago, actually quite nice.

    But what else, what foodstuffs have an ingredient or something that can help the "crave"??

    I dont want gum or pills, tried that before, and the only thing I got was nightmares.


    Petri, my pa het nou met die lock down ophou rook, hy is die laaste mens in my lewe wie ek ooit gedink het sal ophou, maar so far so good, dis nou al amper 30 dae, ons sal sien wat gebeur as dit weer maklik is om te kan koop, maar ek hoop regtig hy hou uit.
    Hy het pille op voorskrif by die dokter gekry wat hy vir 3 maande moet drink. Verder het hy chappies gekou soos 'n beast tot so week gelede, ek praat nou van paar pakkies op 'n dag, dit was wel gewone chappies, nie anti smoking goed, so ek reken dit was maar vir 'n smaak in die mond of om besig te bly met iets.

    Buurman se ander dag vir my hy het laas jaar Desember opgehou, wat hom vandag nog help is speel met 'n stukkie prestik om sy hande besig te hou, hy dra die prestik sommer saam in 'n blikkie in sy broeksak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Petri, my pa het nou met die lock down ophou rook, hy is die laaste mens in my lewe wie ek ooit gedink het sal ophou, maar so far so good, dis nou al amper 30 dae, ons sal sien wat gebeur as dit weer maklik is om te kan koop, maar ek hoop regtig hy hou uit.
    Hy het pille op voorskrif by die dokter gekry wat hy vir 3 maande moet drink. Verder het hy chappies gekou soos 'n beast tot so week gelede, ek praat nou van paar pakkies op 'n dag, dit was wel gewone chappies, nie anti smoking goed, so ek reken dit was maar vir 'n smaak in die mond of om besig te bly met iets.

    Buurman se ander dag vir my hy het laas jaar Desember opgehou, wat hom vandag nog help is speel met 'n stukkie prestik om sy hande besig te hou, hy dra die prestik sommer saam in 'n blikkie in sy broeksak.
    Aaah the benefits of lockdown...he will continue quitting if adds up what it cost him per annum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    K thanks.....so - just quit?? Just stop, thats it?? No "weaning" or pilletjies/plesitertjies/etc etc??

    That is how I did it. Cold turkey they call it. Hard... but honest....

    Best advice is try and replace the bad habit with a good habit and actively and forcefully try to enjoy certain things and times without smoking with it....

    While drinking....
    That cup of coffee...
    After a meal....
    Driving on the langpad...

    Those I miss the most but I tried to place myself in trouble from the start. Stand with the smokers. Force yourself to become use to not smoking... and then the day will come when you become a "non-smoker" and not just a person that has given up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Aaah the benefits of lockdown...he will continue quitting if adds up what it cost him per annum.
    Well.......a quick sum - about R 40000??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    K thanks.....so - just quit?? Just stop, thats it?? No "weaning" or pilletjies/plesitertjies/etc etc??
    Yes.
    That is what I did, in July 1998.
    And do not finish your last packet. It must be there to haunt you. You will win and overcome the craving. If you don't have a ciggie close by it will be easy to take one elsewhere
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    Johan - ja, iets funny het vanoggend gebeur.

    Ek het so net voor 8 my laaste ciggie gerook, is werk toe, en is net nie lus om huis toe te ry om nog te gaan haal nie.

    Weet nie hoekom nie.

    Het nou nie rerig opgestaan en besluit "vandag quit ek" nie - maar is net nie meer NOU lus vir 'n smoke nie
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    Everytime you want a smoke, write down you R40,000

    just dont smoke anymore. The habit is the hardest part to give up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Aaah the benefits of lockdown...he will continue quitting if adds up what it cost him per annum.

    I was very surprised when he said he's stopping, since he always said "it's my money and health, I can do with it what I want", this was even when doctors in the family nagged with him to stop.

    As we went in to lock down he kind of forgot to stock up on cigarettes which was a blessing in disguise if looking back now, because he's the type of guy who will sommer buy 10 cartons to stock up.

    A week in to lock down he ran out of his brand and then bought 1 carton of contraband which back then cost only R200 and before that carton was finished he went to the doctor to get the pills.
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    bigboy - EXACTLY my thing too.

    I started buying Courtleigh and Piet Blou and Piet Rooi - uuuugh.

    Terrible stuff.

    Ek moet nou net nie die winkel se deur uit sy kosyne gaan skouer as Camels weer available is nie.

    Maar sal BAIE nice wees om nie meer te rook nie. Geen meer laataand kafee toe, of elke oggend gaan smokes koop ens ens nie - Rook oorheers nogal mens se lewe.
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    I'll only say this once.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nders&hl=en_ZA

    http://www.smokenders.co.za/

    Proven. First hand.

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    Wife 8 years ago after being on 60 per day.
    Son just before LD1 and still hasn't smoked a thing.

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    Oh no, a thread with a bunch of ex-smokers.


    It's worse than a ex-Defender, pro-Toyota, pro-lockdown thread combined.

    Nonsmokers in general don't give a damn but a ex-smokers......
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    Just some food for thought Petri

    I stopped stinkies in 2012. At that stage call it 20 per day

    20 x 365 = 7300

    7300 x 8 years = 58 400

    60 000 smokes (sixty thousand)

    Staggering when you think how much crap you are putting in your body with 60 000 stinkies

    I am a total hypocrite of course because I never gave up nicotine and now vape, but hey as they say 41 million vapers around the world can't all be wrong.

    If cold turkey does not do it for you, get a high nicotine vape pod and wean yourself off. Best thing I ever did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    Everytime you want a smoke, write down you R40,000

    just dont smoke anymore. The habit is the hardest part to give up.
    Robbie......that's 131000ml of Jack Daniels, or 4366.67 singles. Lets say I currently - uhum - "utilise" about 3500 singles a year.

    That means I can more than double Consumption.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Robbie......that's 131000ml of Jack Daniels, or 4366.67 singles. Lets say I currently - uhum - "utilise" about 3500 singles a year.

    That means I can more than double Consumption.............
    Just don't do what I did Petri. I gave up for 3 years and one morning after a HUUUUGGGEE party, I woke up with a packet of Gunston in my pocket. Never looked back . Wife gave up for 5 years until a Catamaran holiday in Madagascar - she smoked one or 2 cigars - boom - straight back on.

    Thankfully I don't party like that anymore - maybe time to give it a go again.

    My experience says - there's no such thing as an ex-smoker. They're always smokers that are not currently smoking. NEVER EVER be tempted to "have just one".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    Nonsmokers in general don't give a damn but a ex-smokers......
    actually, I do

    I'm deeply appreciative of somebody who gave something up so that I can have cleaner air when they are nearby.

    I'm deeply unappreciative of inconsiderate smokers.
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