Giving up the smokes (1 Viewer)

Bernie Lomax

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I honestly thought that too and I'm off them 14 months!
How did you do it? When I know I'm going out I'll buy a pack that morning to save me the hassle of caving later that night and having to leave the pub and find a shop. Sober I don't even think about smoking.
 

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How did you do it? When I know I'm going out I'll buy a pack that morning to save me the hassle of caving later that night and having to leave the pub and find a shop. Sober I don't even think about smoking.
A bit of failing until it stuck, to be honest. Also coming to the realisation that it was such a social anxiety trigger for me when drinking/out kind of changed my mindframe. I was convinced I just loved smoking when drinking, but I kind of let that romantic idea go. I don't think about smoking at ALL when I'm sober, it kind of grosses me out now, but when I'm drinking I still get tempted every once in a while. Once or twice this year I've gone so far as to take a drag and felt immediately sick. I think, honestly, if you minimize the drink while you're trying t oget through the first 2-3 months, it helps, then you feel more like you've got something to lose.

Also, I've said this to my mam, who's tried and failed SO many times. I really think that the main thing you need to quit for good is the belief that you will NEVER smoke again, in ay circumstances. So not a "I'll quit but if I have the odd one drinking so be it" or "hopefully ill keep going for as long as i can etc.". You have to FULLY believe you're never smoking again under any cirumstances. I know that crossing into that mentality is what did it for me.
 

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A bit of failing until it stuck, to be honest. Also coming to the realisation that it was such a social anxiety trigger for me when drinking/out kind of changed my mindframe. I was convinced I just loved smoking when drinking, but I kind of let that romantic idea go. I don't think about smoking at ALL when I'm sober, it kind of grosses me out now, but when I'm drinking I still get tempted every once in a while. Once or twice this year I've gone so far as to take a drag and felt immediately sick. I think, honestly, if you minimize the drink while you're trying t oget through the first 2-3 months, it helps, then you feel more like you've got something to lose.

Also, I've said this to my mam, who's tried and failed SO many times. I really think that the main thing you need to quit for good is the belief that you will NEVER smoke again, in ay circumstances. So not a "I'll quit but if I have the odd one drinking so be it" or "hopefully ill keep going for as long as i can etc.". You have to FULLY believe you're never smoking again under any cirumstances. I know that crossing into that mentality is what did it for me.
I think you're right there about the romantic idea that smoking and drinking are lovely things together.

Also I thought that the Juul was shite. I stopped using it after 2 months although my girlfriend still uses it and also smokes when drinking
 

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I think you're right there about the romantic idea that smoking and drinking are lovely things together.

Also I thought that the Juul was shite. I stopped using it after 2 months although my girlfriend still uses it and also smokes when drinking
I mean listen, also in the greater scheme of things the pair of you are already doing pretty well just smoking when drinking. I had the idea that if I could do that I'd have kept going, for a while, but it always started taht way then slipped into smoking the leftover box from saturday when monday was rough, then buying another box etc.
 

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I mean listen, also in the greater scheme of things the pair of you are already doing pretty well just smoking when drinking. I had the idea that if I could do that I'd have kept going, for a while, but it always started taht way then slipped into smoking the leftover box from saturday when monday was rough, then buying another box etc.
The leftover box is a fucking killer.
 

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Perfect reason to just smoke an entire pack of 20 every time you go out :giggle:
 

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