I'm 19 will be 20 January. Ive smoked on and off since 16 and the past 2 years I've smoked about a pack a day. Lately my Chest hurts in the morning, coughing all the time. I just want to quit but I can't. Any tips? I don't want to do it chemically ( medicine, gums) I'm not addicted to the nicotine I'm addicted to the actual smoking part. Stupid I know. Thanks
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When we smoke (pack a day or more for 20 yrs), we are addicted to a myriad of things. It took me 3 times - 3 real attempts lasting a year or more - before I broke free.
I didn't drink
for 10 years after I quit because drinking is linked with smoking.
I used the gum
because I was addicted to the nicotine which you only realize after a week without a smoke.
I was addicted to having something to do with my hands
and started playing spoons and forks and pens.
I put on 15lb
because once you eat a thing you keep on going having no way to know you have eaten too much.
I had to stay away from smokers
You cough up gunk for a year or more - I did because I smoked so long.
To this day, when I smell smoke outside a building I track down who is smoking and not considering their health (and I get a secret joy smelling tobacco smoke).
I quit in 1992. JUST DO IT
because it is a criminal use of a body to coat the lungs in crap and to think that deliberately breathing in the fumes from a fire can't hurt your lungs.
ETA: I forgot to mention that the walls and everything in your house smells and turn yellow, and your dog can get real sick from 2nd hand smoke. Do it for your dog, if not for you.