Out of necessity, mostly, but also I’m finally ready. Mentally prepared. Yesterday I had 10 cigs, down from a pack of 20.
I am vaping a lot more instead though, and am rapidly becoming addicted to it.
Everytime I want a cigarette, I force myself to smoke my vape first, which has helped in cutting back.
I have two and a half packs left, and yeah, I’ll probably buy a couple of more til I’m more dependent on the vape. I’ve been smoking cigarettes for ~18 years. I’m going to be patient with the process, but I realize and accept it has to happen.
Good luck @fractaled . I tried a similar method but it did not work out for me this last time. I will likely try again though. If you listen to smokers who have successfully quit, I think the key is persistence. Most of them have had multiple failed attempts prior to their final success.
I live in Texas, and it’s summer. No way am I walking more than I already do (I take my dogs for short walks throughout the day), it’s incredibly difficult to stay outside for long. I start sweating as soon as I go outside.
I agree, if I was working, I probably wouldn’t quit at all right now.
Yeah, what is the temp down there now-a-days. I seem to have a problem with sweating, a couple years ago I was volunteering with habitat for humanity and I would be dripping sweat in about 15 min. I thought that it had something to do with medication and a sedentary lifestyle.
It says 90° Fahrenheit, but I don’t believe it’s that low. It commonly gets into the 100s in summer, August being the hottest.
Also, where I am there is high humidity year round. It’s a moist heat, which makes it worse. I grew up here and never acclimated to it. I hate Texas for a lot of things, but the weather is number one for me.
I also have a sedentary lifestyle mostly, so I know what you mean. I get tired easy, and have little stamina. Maybe quitting will help that a bit tho.
when I smoked I could quit “just like that” using the nicotine gum but whenever I weaned myself off the gum I would always go back to smoking…I religiously only quit cold turkey and I got in trouble for posting about how much I tried to quit on here…I quit cold turkey after a low oxygen reading on my doctor’s visit march 14th of 2021. I did it…you can do it too…
About a decade ago, I went from smoking to chew and then to snus. Soon I’ll be replacing the snus with cinnamon gum. Its all definitely a process. None of its good, Im just trying to go in the direction that allows me to breathe the easiest.