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My New Year's Resolution

For the year 2011 I will...

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For the year 2011 I’d like to live healthy by quitting cigarettes. I’ve been smoking since I was14 years old, and its about time to break the habit. I’d like to be more conscious with regards to my health, and so come January, I am determined to be nicotine free. It will take a lot of will power, but I’m sure my body will thank me in the long run.

I went online to find creative ways to stop smoking.
Here’s what I found so far:

Health

Here are several healthy things you can do to stop smoking.

1. Have a heart attack: A smoking-induced heart attack might be just the ticket to finally scare you into quitting. 2. Get your teeth cleaned: Invest in a good cleaning so that you’ll be sorry to mess up your pearly whites with smoke. 3. Eat booster foods: Garlic and ginger are good for pulling smoking chemicals out of your body. 4. Brush your teeth when you want to smoke: Any time you have a craving, just brush your teeth or swish with mouthwash to enjoy a clean feeling instead of smoke. 5. Become pregnant: Once you are carrying an unborn child who depends on you for its health, you will feel too guilty to light up. 6. Take up mountain biking: There’s no way you can bike up a mountain as a smoker!

Support

These ideas may provide you with the support you need to kick the habit.

1. Start a Facebook group: John Mellencamp’s son started a Facebook group, and if it attracts enough people, his father will kick the habit. 2. Make it a family affair: Ask other smokers in your family to join you in quitting. 3. Make a bet: Bet one of your smoking friends that if one of you quits for a month, the other has to buy a steak dinner. 4. Pay a fine: Agree to quit smoking or pay a fine to a friend. 5. Wear a sign: Wear a sign that asks people not to sell or give you any cigarettes. 6. Start a blog: Be accountable by telling your quitting story. 7. Announce you’re quitting on social media: Tell your friends and family of your plans to quit so that they can support-and pester you-about it.

Treatments & Tools

Here are some ways to get help with your goal to quit smoking.

1. Laser: These lasers are said to produce a reaction like nicotine. 2. Acupuncture: Acupuncture may be able to help you quit. 3. Quitter: Use Quitter’s service to track how many cigarettes you smoke each day. 4. Keep a journal: Each time you get a craving, write about it in your journal to identify your craving triggers.

hmmm…
some tips I found were absurd…. but it just might work…

written by kawaiikrisna

5 comments

  1. bass_clarinet_2000

    bass_clarinet_2000

    Quitting is hard. I've been there. I've done it. I still sneak a few here and there. What helped me is the support from my co-workers. I smoked all the time at work. Not at home, but at work I would light up a clove and go into lala land during lunch.

    It sucks at first, but it will be better. I feel much better since I stopped.

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  2. kawaiikrisna

    kawaiikrisna

    Having a support group should help, but yeah I'm sure it's hard. I tend to smoke when I'm with friends who are smokers... and of course cocktails are better with cigs. I'm crossing my fingers that I will be able to do it.
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  3. kawaiikrisna

    kawaiikrisna

    Having a support group should help, but yeah I'm sure it's hard. I tend to smoke when I'm with friends who are smokers... and of course cocktails are better with cigs. I'm crossing my fingers that I will be able to do it.
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  4. adrienne-is

    adrienne-is

    good luck! you can do it. my mom stopped about 6 years ago after seeing a hypnotist.

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  5. sunshinebaby

    Its never to late to give your body the love it deserves :) keep goin' strong!
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