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  • #16
    Originally posted by Tyler_ View Post
    Did I? Don't recall that...
    Hi Tyler
    By posting on this type of forum you are automatically inviting comments. Unfortunately they may not always be what you want to hear.

    I am sure everyone on here wishes you well and wants you to suceed. The people on here are only sharing there experience and opinions based on those experiences. The only right way to stop is the way that works for you and I really hope this is the right way for you.

    Stay positive and give it everything you've got. Good luck
    Quit 30th Jan 2012
    Smoked 20 a day
    Wheezing and hacking cough, suddenly thought I am killing myself so stopped. In time I hope .... Think I may have got away with it and now things just get better and better
    2 x 2mg gums per day. Now stopped gum

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    • #17
      the intermitent smoking just aint gonna work if i were you i would just go get the champix cause this have one a week and 3-5 at the stag do is just torturing yourself and the champix will give you a couple of weeks of smoking before you quit for good so you can fit in the occasions you need to then quit and it may give you the couple of weeks you need to get your head in the right frame of mind

      boo
      01.01.11 patches for about 6 ish weeks then CT and no puffs on my inhalator anymore and determination and this forum also read allan carr 2 ish weeks into my quit

      i am in the penthouse and it sure is good in here

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      • #18
        If all you want is to hear a group of people who are quitting smoking to tell you that sure, it's okay to have one or two while you're quitting, then you're going to be quite disappointed.

        No one would give you the courtesy of taking time from their day to put a few words on the monitor in response to your original post IF they didn't want you to succeed. To be irritated with them is misplaced.

        But hey - knock yourself out. Smoke 'em if you got 'em. If that works for you, more power to you.

        Just don't expect a bunch of us to endorse that method, because for us, it's a recipe to fail. And if you don't want our opinions, don't post. Problem solved.
        ...

        How long will you smoke to avoid three weeks of discomfort?

        Cold Turkey Quit Date: March 14, 2012

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        • #19
          Oh Tyler,

          I do so wish you well. I see we joined this site at about the same time and neither of us are properly quit. Believe me, if I could smoke one or two cigs a day I would go for it, and even if I could smoke two cigs on a Saturday night I would defo go for it lol!!!! But I have learned the hard way that we, or this addict (me) can't. I don't even remember the excuse I used for the 'just one' last time, other than that I wanted to hurt myself in some way, and I did. Okay, so the smoking didn't take off big time straight away, but today I have smoked nearly 30 which I don't want to do. And I blamed it all on my puta for arsing around, yeah right, who was arsing around???? No prizes for guessing it was me lol

          I think we all think that 'yeah, maybe I could be the one to have just one occasionally', yeah right. My 'just ones' start as a pack of 10 cos of course I'm not going back to full time smoking But for us addicts it looks like thats the way the cookie crumbles.

          Sorry to rant, I don't want to be a hypocrite cos I have smoked too, and believe me I am so frustrated with myself, so as soon as I get my head in gear, *do I need a plumber for that yes probably lol*, but I will know that the 'just one' malarky don't work for me. Dunno what method I will use yet, probably madness lol!!!!

          All the best Tyler,

          Zoe xxxx

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          • #20
            I quit smoking years ago for quite a long time, I say quit, well i was mostly quit. i used to smoke one at xmas, well 10 really if im onest, but i ONLY intended to smoke one and i only enjoyed the one,,, oh and there was the odd one at new yrs eve. and then i just had to have a couple on new years day. and then one or two onthe first day back at work its the stress. I would always quit at the end of the xmas new year malarky , i say quit but there wouldnt have been any point cos i was going to a funeral and i knew id smoke there , so i planned my qit for easter but kept one just in case, u know ,cos easter mondays always a bad day........ anyway i carried on like that till a mate of mine said Pwooaar Mike you ...kin stink, i thought youd quit.........so i did...end of .... no exclusion zone ones.... if thats your plan then it stinks....end of.......
            Mashx
            http://woofmang.com/tales/index.shtml
            .http://whyquit .com
            .http://recover-from-grief.com


            Free your mind and your ass will follow!
            or even the other way round!

            Practise makes permanent.
            Quit on 01/11/2013

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            • #21
              Tyler, I do feel for you. And I've done what you're doing now. Maybe it will work for you, but it certainly didn't work for me. The cigarettes I was denying myself were something of an obsession, I was constantly thinking of when I could allow myself the next one, and the next one... and I kept finding excuses to smoke, and it crept up and up.

              Don't be hurt by the responses on here. We all want everyone on the site to succeed! And many of us have gone down the 'occasional fag' route and found it to be less than helpful. So the comments don't agree with your decision, but they are trying to be supportive.

              As DGee says, it takes an internal change, a restructuring of the mind, to be able to properly quit. It's an elusive thing. I hope you find it soon, and make the decision not to feed the beast. Ever.

              Until then, you must do what is right for you.

              Helen
              Smoked for 24 years
              Quitting method: cold turkey
              Last smoked 22/12/10

              "When it comes to silencing the inner voice, the secret is repeated conscious choice."
              - Woofmang Tales from the Quit. To read the whole article, click here. What the man says is TRUE:
              http://talesfromthequit.com/silencing-the-inner-voice

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              • #22
                Hi Tyler

                i know afew people that has done what your doing some have succeeded like your dad by cutting them down gradualy others have been drawn back into smoking

                its your quit so if you feel thats the way you will do this then carry on each to there own at the end of the day

                but you have to decide at some point enough is enough and stop smoking all together

                then you wilbe truely free from being controlled by a white addictive harmful stick

                onwards and upwards is the way to go

                regards

                Carol
                life time member of the NOPE group



                Gone but never forgotton RIP David xx

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                • #23
                  Apparently Tyler's method is also known as the 'taper method'. I found this information from a site that provides basic info on '10 Ways to Quit Smoking' - linked in that title.

                  Here's the salient paragraph:

                  "Some smokers have quit successfully by cutting down gradually (also known as the taper method).

                  For example, you might start by cutting down to five cigarettes a day or less or delaying the first cigarette by an hour each day. Eventually however, a point must be reached where smoking is stopped altogether (as in the cold turkey method above).

                  If this approach is to work for you it is suggested that your final quit date is no more than two weeks after you start cutting down. Nicotine replacement therapy (mentioned above) may also be an option to consider as part of any such plan."


                  Whilst we all quit uniquely to ourselves there is a broad conscensus in ways that suggest being more successful than others. Perhaps the important factor in this method is the suggestion highlighted in bold above.

                  Whatever, good luck with your method Tyler

                  Cav

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                  • #24
                    Tyler,

                    Bottom line is you will fail - You have already failed 10 times so unlikely this method is going to work.

                    However good luck with it.
                    Smoked 20 cigarettes per Day since 1996 - Quit 9th September 2011

                    http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/heal.../tenthings.htm

                    http://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_04_02_l...addiction.html

                    Proud member of Successful September Stoppers GROUP:

                    Calamityjen13 (3rd), CathyC (8th), Barney_dk (9th), Samartel (9th), Francob (9th), Bafan99 (9th), Grumpie (11th), Gary_Baker (18th), Pip (19th), Claire44 (20th), Jana (26th), viv0147 (28th)

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cavalier View Post
                      Here's the salient paragraph:

                      "Some smokers have quit successfully by cutting down gradually (also known as the taper method).

                      For example, you might start by cutting down to five cigarettes a day or less or delaying the first cigarette by an hour each day. Eventually however, a point must be reached where smoking is stopped altogether (as in the cold turkey method above).

                      If this approach is to work for you it is suggested that your final quit date is no more than two weeks after you start cutting down. Nicotine replacement therapy (mentioned above) may also be an option to consider as part of any such plan."
                      This isn't a quit method, it is 2 weeks of torture followed by quitting, why not cut out the torture and just quit?

                      Quit Date: 9th November 2010

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by johnj6922 View Post
                        This isn't a quit method, it is 2 weeks of torture followed by quitting, why not cut out the torture and just quit?
                        I know, you know, many others also know...but Tyler seems steadfast in his approach.

                        My thoughts were that if the 'Taper Method' is his chosen path then he gets some positive support and advice...as he has requested. Extrapolating that further, if he fails then he would be more likely to revisit here and gather some sterling advice to launch him towards a more 'traditional' method and hopefully the successful goal. If he just receives advice that puts his back up, as he's indicated is indeed the case, then he's gonna take a lot longer to turn this around.

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                        • #27
                          Hi Tyler .sorry. i got hold of the wrong end of the stick. i guess u mean you will quit smoking after your stag do and in the meantime reduce them. all the best with your quit when u finally do it.
                          Mash
                          http://woofmang.com/tales/index.shtml
                          .http://whyquit .com
                          .http://recover-from-grief.com


                          Free your mind and your ass will follow!
                          or even the other way round!

                          Practise makes permanent.
                          Quit on 01/11/2013

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                          • #28
                            Why would you 'stop' smoking before the stag do if you plan to smoke on that night All you're doing is making the fags seem more special.

                            Allen Carr's book (easyway to stop smoking),someone else mentioned it but I'll second it coz it's BRILLIANT.

                            Also mentioned before, you really need to shift how you think about fags otherwise you're always gonna be feeling like you've been deprived of something precious. This has been the biggest difference for me this time.

                            all the best
                            Last cig 13th March 2012 at 10:30 pm. Champix, Allen Carr, Paul Mckenna and God. I think I mean it this time!

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                            • #29
                              Aids to Quitting

                              Originally posted by Cavalier View Post
                              Apparently Tyler's method is also known as the 'taper method'. I found this information from a site that provides basic info on '10 Ways to Quit Smoking' - linked in that title.

                              Here's the salient paragraph:

                              "Some smokers have quit successfully by cutting down gradually (also known as the taper method).

                              For example, you might start by cutting down to five cigarettes a day or less or delaying the first cigarette by an hour each day. Eventually however, a point must be reached where smoking is stopped altogether (as in the cold turkey method above).

                              If this approach is to work for you it is suggested that your final quit date is no more than two weeks after you start cutting down. Nicotine replacement therapy (mentioned above) may also be an option to consider as part of any such plan."


                              Whilst we all quit uniquely to ourselves there is a broad conscensus in ways that suggest being more successful than others. Perhaps the important factor in this method is the suggestion highlighted in bold above.

                              Whatever, good luck with your method Tyler

                              Cav
                              Good Evening Tyler I thoroughly endorse Calvalier's words of wisdom. I became smoke free some 83/84 days ago with the aid of N.R.T. and Smoking Cessation classes. On these courses they set markers for a quit date with the advice that you try and remain nicotine free in the lead up to that date but that's not obligatory. However abstainance is required after the Quit date.
                              I think I noticed you live in the Edinburgh area, here in Glasgow the courses are run by the local health board in conjunction with The British Heart Foundation Smoke Free Communities Services so I would surmise that the local health board in Edinburgh do the same. Perhaps you would like to investigate further they definitley helped me.
                              Regards and best Wishes
                              Michael (Glasgow) a.k.a:-lefoy123

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by dotdot View Post
                                Why would you 'stop' smoking before the stag do if you plan to smoke on that night All you're doing is making the fags seem more special.
                                I totally agree with this statement. Sounds like you're putting the fags on pedestal and feeling cheated that you'll have to give them up... preferably forever!

                                I advocate continuing to smoke until you feel ready to stop. In fact, I go as far as to say that if you have set your quit date to the 15th, and on the morning of the 15th you're not ready, well just smoke and set another quit date (not too far in the future ). Repeat the process as many times as you need to until you do feel good about quitting.

                                Similarly, if you fail your quit first time around, don't beat yourself, but instead smoke again until you feel ready to start all over (unless you have the strength to start over the very next day).

                                I think the worst damage you can do to yourself is to start putting "fuzzy" boundaries around the quit process. Either you smoke or you don't.

                                That's not to say I don't believe in tapering (I simply don't know), but whatever you do, don't fool yourself into the trap of just smoking a bit is not really smoking. When you get down to day zero, the whole quit smoking process will kick off just the same way as if you had smoked 20 the day before.

                                Good luck.

                                Alex.
                                Quit Date : 08/11/2010
                                Method : Cold Turkey
                                Tips : 10 Things to Avoid When You Quit Smoking
                                Motto : Stop smoking before smoking stops you!

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