Smoking cessation

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    How many smokers do we have here?

    Anyone have any knowledge about hypnotism as a way to quit smoking? I don't have many alternatives left!

    I've tried the patch and ended up smoking while wearing it. I tried the gum and it didn't prevent me from wanting a smoke for 5 minutes. I tried cold turkey and wanted to go on a killing rampage after about 5 hours.

    I really do want to quit but I just can't.

    Anyone??
     
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    I'm not a smoker, but my parents were when I was a kid.

    This is what caused them to quit smoking.

    One night, the entire family was together watching TV. My brother, three sisters and I were in our jammies, lying on the rug, while my parents were on the sofa. A particularly scaremongering Anti-smoking commercial came on. In unison, all five of us kids turned to look at Mom & Dad, with tears streaming down our little faces.

    Guilt - it worked great.
     
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    I've heard some great success stories concerning hypnotism and smoking, it just didn't work with my wife.
     
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    Lock yourself in a closet with only food and water for two months.

    Short of that, I'm fresh out of hints. I quit because my parents thought I was smoking MJ and grounded me for the summer.
     
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    I had the same experience everytime I tried the patch, Jim. I'm eventually going to look into prescription treatments for nicotine addiction. I hear they're much more successful than patches and gum.
     
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    Wonderwench - great story, I can't handle anymore guilt right now though. Thinking of my 3 year old son is what has me wanting to quit so desperately.

    SinisterMotives - If I can't find a good hypnotist, or if it doesn't work for me, I'm going to probably go the prescription route myself.

    I know I'm looking for the easy way out, but at least I've made the decision to want to quit. Now I have to follow through. I just need a plan of action.

    DK - what problems did your wife have? Or did it just not do anything?

    And damn, Jeff wants to lock me in jail with just bread and water to survive! LOL
     
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    it worked for about 3 weeks, then the stress and pressure was too much for her and she fell off the wagon.
     
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    Interesting. But it did work for awhile? I'd love to learn more about this so that I could be mentally prepared.
     
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    If I can find some of the info for you, I'll put it up here.

    as for working? I suppose it did and it probably would have been better were it not for her supposed friends still smoking around her
     
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    I'm going to throw away all smokes, ashtrays and anything that even reminds me of smoking. I'll have to avoid drinking until the coast is clear, but I rarely drink anymore anyway. I'm home most of the time and my wife doesn't smoke - so hopefully I won't get the urge from others.

    If you find anything please post it!
     

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