Okay, so here's how I quit smoking.. I read some articles about how memory works and came up with a plan where when I thought of the act of smoking, I distorted that memory, and did it by drinking a lot of alcohol. When I got really drunk, I couldn't remember most things, so I didn't really focus on the feeling of smoking.
I know it's probably not the best way to stop, but I did this for a few months and now I don't crave smoking.. and it's also kind of an upside because I can hold my liquor a lot better now.
Hope this helps.. all the best.
I dunno Calm... Thats seems very like trading one chemical dependence for another...
Alcohol doesn't have any chemicals in it... it's just alcohol.
90% of smoking isn't the nicotine addiction, it's the motion addiction. Hand to mouth, so something with fingers, it's a routine ppl get used to. It's why some put on weight, they substitute the motions of smoking with the motions of eating, it's why some don't do well with vapes and others do etc. Those with non-addictive personality traits find quitting far easier, ppl with highly addictive personalities find quitting almost impossible. Breaking habits/routines requires something to think about, even chewing gum helps, the mind is distracted by the motion, the constant awareness that you need to chew.
Wow...that are some great advises. I have stopped smoking in the past but my question is all my friends and office colleagues smoke regularly and I hangout with them most of the time. Now, I have started it again. It is not like I have an un-stoppable urge to smoke. It is just that I feel lazy and depressed when I quit smoking.
When I smoke it gives me a boost of energy and I complete my tasks on time. Even though I don't like the taste of the smoke but I need to smoke in order to get office work done. I know it sound lame but unfortunately it is that way