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shivamani3
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Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by shivamani3 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:46 pm

I am very afraid and depressed due to my smoking habits

Please help ?

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Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by dharmacorps » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Google smoking cessation class in your area or speak to your doctor for resources. I'm afraid there isn't much we can do other than encourage you to do and not be afraid of the challenge to quit. Smoking is a bad habit but its not the end of the world. :anjali:

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Post by santa100 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:31 am

shivamani3 wrote:I am very afraid and depressed due to my smoking habits
Smoking habit is certainly a tough one to abandon. But it's totally possible if one has strong enough determination and effort to follow through. Use all the helps from all the sources possible: your doctor, your loved ones, various internet professional sites and resources, and finally the wise advices of the Buddha in MN 20. Good luck!

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Post by Lucas Oliveira » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:13 am

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Post by Dinsdale » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:18 am

shivamani3 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:46 pm
I am very afraid and depressed due to my smoking habits
Please help ?
Nicotine replacement therapy can be helpful eg gum, lozenges, vaping etc.
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by SarathW » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:36 am

I used to smoke even though it for a shorter period. Say about five years.
One day I felt some sound from my loungs.
I immediately decided to quit and never smoke again. Say 25 years.
Just go cold turkey.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Post by dylanj » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:48 am

pm me a facebook account if u have one
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all assets, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by Mint » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:25 am

Try this supplement: https://www.gnc.com/homeopathic-product ... Id=2526900

It's called Clear Lungs, and it's a very effective herbal formula for healing your lungs from the damage done by smoking. You'll breathe better than you have in ages. I've tried it myself.

Nothing will help you quit smoking quite like the feeling of having healthy lungs again.

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Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by Nwad » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:44 pm

1. Dont buy it any more. If you know that you have it - you will want it.
2. Avoid people who smoke (until you will be free, perhaps 1 month or more or less), if you know that they have cigarets you will want it and ask for it
3. Try to separate ocations while you used to smoke (morning, after eat, cofee, alcohol ..)from smoking
4. Do sport

It can be hard at the beginning, but if you lose one battle and re-smoke , you will regret it, you will be depressed, you will lose your motivation, you will re-smoke. But if you win your battles with a temptation you will be proud of you, you will be happy because of not smoking, it will bring you more energy in future battles at these battles will be less painful, until you will lose all temptation to smoke !

Anyway I stoped to smoke or drink like this, even on party while every body smoking and drinking ...

Good luck !
And don't be wake ..

:anjali:

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Post by SarathW » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:05 pm

:goodpost: Nwad
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by pilgrim » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:59 am

"After my first vipassana, I quit smoking. After my second, I quit booze. After my third, I made peace with my dad. I didn't have to work at these things, the desire to smoke and drink just went away, along with the desire to stay pissed at pops."
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywk3 ... -vipassana

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Post by Mr.SeanStewart » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:10 am

I have quit smoking many of times :)

I can tell you it can be done!

10 Goenka Vipassana is incredibly helpful - as a tool to put yourself in an environment to give up.

In fact, with my last retreat, I gave up coffee + porn + sleeping late + smoking.

The noting exercise by Mahasi and the mindful practice of observing feelings and thoughts helps so much too, you can disidentify from the impulse of smoking.

Lastly take it ONE day at a time, when you decide to quit - don't wait until you pack finishes, at once break the pack and throw it in the garbage.

You will notice if you have a new pack this will bring up strong resistance. I have thrown away so many brand new packs of cigarettes (and drugs and liquor) you would not believe -

Pm me if you need any other tips :)

PS. Another famous book which I have read is "easy way to stop smoking by allen carr " I have known many people including myself read that once and stoped for months if not forever. You may wana try that, gives you a new perspective that smoking doest actually feel good until you are addicted. The author explains how nicotine addiction is like an itch on your back, and it feels good to get rid of an itch but it actually creates suffering and trains one to feel good by getting rid of it - so in this new perspective somehow its easier to give it up .


SUMMARY:

1. Get very clear why you want to quit - list all the shit and chemicals in a cigarette and your why
2. Write a letter to yourself and to a cigarette, thank it for the joy you had and simply break up with it
3. Announce your decision to 2 partners and get them to help you - if you feel weak you are to message them so they can remind you of why you are quitting
4. Set a date for 30 days or 90 days - and focus only to reach that date, then renew and make a decision to quit for good.
5. Read the book "how to stop smoking the easy way"
6. Get to other forums with people who are quitting and read their success stories - especially when you feel urges and tempted. When you feel tempted to smoke - all you can think of is the pleasure but if you become aware of why you are quitting (by reading others positive benefits of more energy, more joy and more peace , your brain will drop the idea because it realizes there is a better prize around the corner)
7. Throw away all your cigarettes and anything that reminds you of it
8. Replace the habit with something healthy - get some tasty snacks that you really like to eat - carry cinnamon sticks or something healthy and chew on them all day.
9. Start a WIN - HOF cold shower routine - this really helps to rewire your mind and get your mind clear - increases your mood and well being. when triggered to smoke go do the win hof breathing - this helped me so much actually - you learned with a few deep breaths you will change your mental fogginess and feel different.
10. Keep a journal and record every thing - if you go for 10 days and relapse - jouranl how you felt befor and after, and why you are trying again, make notes how many days did you keep smoking until you stopped again etc.
11. Be very patient with your progress - most people quit 15-17 times before they can go for years.

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Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by Idappaccayata » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:07 am

Using a sauna regularly has been shown to make it easier to quit smoking. Also, cordyceps mushroom is good for the lungs and oxygen absorbtion
The furniture may be exquisite,
And the bars of solid gold,
But once the bird realizes that the cage is a cage,
It finds within that cage
No joy

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Re: Can someone help me quit smoking ?

Post by mrgrtt123 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:29 am

I just got this over the internet and I hope that this steps can help you quit or atleast decrease the number of cigarette that you smoke on a daily basis;

https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation ... -tips-ever

Keep us posted with the progress and I wish you luck.

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