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jp_misra23
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Hello..
Now i think that i am a little addicted to smoke..But i want to quit smoking.. trying all the tips the others have given me..like..chewing gum.. and chips..etc..
Just want to know .. is there any therapy that can help me out..?

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Lynora
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I've seen many smokers succeed in stopping following hypnotherapy - may be worth investigating. However, I've known a few who did not give up - basically because they didn't want to and were not ready, but had gone for therapy having been told to give up by family and friends. You have to really want to do it yourself to succeed.

My husband was a smoker from the age of 10 to 50. He never smoked in the home or around me or our children - confined it to work (we are talking long before the smoking ban!) and in the pub. One evening we were entertaining friends at a barbecue in the garden. Both kids were in bed....... until someone told my husband to look at the window....... my eldest daughter, then aged 6, was staring at him, with tears cascading down her cheeks. He put out the cigarette he was smoking and went to her, but she wouldn't speak to him. When I went, she said, so sadly, "Daddy is going to die. Timmy's Daddy smoked cigarettes, and he died". We all cried - including all the friends! Timmy was a little boy in her class at school. His Dad had died just a few weeks previously. He was a very heavy smoker and died of pneumonia. My husband hasn't touched a cigarette since that night.

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rayne1958
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Hi have to let you know that I understand exactly how you feel.:(
I was also looking on the site for something else and happened to see a post about Allan Carr the easy way to stop smoking. I looked it on line but felt the was some txt missing so purchased the book for 1.65 I then read it 5 or 6 times and left it at chapter 12 and have never looked back.
That was 2 months ago just over. I did and do still feel I want one. The smell makes me gag and I was a good smoker, loyal to the government and paid them well.
The only advice I can give you is get the book read it at your leisure more than once if you need to and don't panic:D xx

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darrensurrey
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EFT works very well for addictions.

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I was a smoker for over 20 years and stopped abruptly - ran out of tobacco on a bank holiday and couldn't be bothered to go get some and haven't smoked since - that was over 8 years ago, At the time I was starting to work with crystals & do Reiki. I was attending a weekly introduction to crystals class. At one class were were working in pairs on crystal layouts and the lady I worked with put every crystal available that was associated with addiction around me and I lay in the grid for about 20 minutes. That was a couple of weeks before I stopped smoking 😀

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Both hypnotherapy and EFT (or ideally combination of the two) can work very well, but it does depend on your therapist having a good understanding of addictive patterns generally and being able to apply their understanding and skills appropriately to your unique situation.

With any type of addiction, it is really helpful to work out what function the addictive substance or behaviour fulfils and find meaningful and non-harmful replacement activities to fulfil that need instead - otherwise there will be a significant risk of cross-addiction, i.e. moving from one type of addiction to another, e.g. smoking to overeating, drugs to alcohol, gambling to sex etc.

Best of luck

Masha

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I've known some very good results with shamanic counselling - it's more able to get to root causes and heal them that other ways - but it takes not only a committment to stopping smoking but also to the shamanic process.

Also, you need a good shamanic counsellor and there aren't many around.

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I tried a lot of therapies prior to giving up and for me none of them worked except my own determination to give up and help from the NHS in the form of patches. What worked for me was focusing in on how horrible smoking made me feel and also how that feeling of sickness never goes away it only increases and gets worse as your body ages and finds it harder and harder to deal with the effects of smoking. It took me 3 or 4 times of trying to quit before I actually 'got it' and realised that the fun drained out of it like the way life was slowly draining out of me over time and also with the realisation that picking a day to stop will never be easy you just have to take the bull by the horns and do it.

If you want anymore help feel free to message me I'd be only to happy to help you in anyway possible, and I dont charge either.

Good luck!!

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nedrah
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Hello..
Now i think that i am a little addicted to smoke..But i want to quit smoking.. trying all the tips the others have given me..like..chewing gum.. and chips..etc..
Just want to know .. is there any therapy that can help me out..?

For how long have you been smoking mate? It's not really easy to quit smoking especially if you have been smoking for a long time. Just hours of now smoking you will experience nicotine/smoking withdrawal symptoms which I had experienced myself and I know it does not feel good. Well what I did was out of pure determination. I was able to endured all that withdrawal symptoms that lasted a little over a week and after that, I'm free! That just means that if you are really willing and determined to quit, you can quit. It's all in the mind! 😎

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No. Therapy may or may not help. You alone are the deciding factor. The only deciding factor. Once the resolve is made....you would not need any therapy, the shift will happen. If you wish it and not waver there is not a chance in hell, that smoke can stay in your life.
if you are committed to yourself, therapy is not needed.
Your solid decision is all that is needed, rest falls in place.
Go, do it, not on back of someone, but because you decree it.
May the smoke clear away

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Tashanie
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Hello..
Now i think that i am a little addicted to smoke..But i want to quit smoking.. trying all the tips the others have given me..like..chewing gum.. and chips..etc..
Just want to know .. is there any therapy that can help me out..?

Any therapy CAN help - but in the end it will all be down to how much you want to give up. NLP can give you techniques to increase your motivation, and hypnotherapy can help you identify and deal with blocks that are preventing your from giving up. But all I can do is give you the tools. It is up to you to use them.

People will sometimes sit down and when asked how much they want to give up any habit they will say 70 %. I then have to focus on the 30% that is stopping them making the change. If you want to stop, why haven't you? Non-one does ANYTHING they don;t really want to do. The desire may be subconscious - but your behaviour will be serving some sort of protective purpose. Hypnotherapy can be very effective because it deal with the subconscious where all habits are driven

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nedrah
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I agree with Tashaine. Ourselves is the main determining factor for the success of quitting smoking. Studies have shown that most of the smokers would like to stop smoking and most of them are aware of the harmful effects of smoking yet they cannot quit because they easily give in to their desire to smoke. If you are determined enough, you won't let your desire to smoke win over your desire to quit. It's all in you mate.

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I have found through client experience over 12 years that the best way is EFT, otherwise known as Tapping. It keeps taking out the underlying reasons that drive you to moe until obe day, there is no ned to smoke whatsoever. Then you can simply choose to be a non-smoker.

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I have found through client experience over 12 years that the best way is EFT, otherwise known as Tapping. It keeps taking out the underlying reasons that drive you to moe until obe day, there is no ned to smoke whatsoever. Then you can simply choose to be a non-smoker.

EFT is one of my favourite techniques 🙂

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Lynora
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Anyone notice that the OP didn't come back?

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But I'm sure they read it!

Well, you'd at least at like to think so. :rolleyes:

But I think it served a great pupose in hearing some really useful ideas to quit smoking. 🙂

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Anyone notice that the OP didn't come back?

Yep. 🙂

Sometimes these types of questions are posted by spammers, with one newbie member posting the seemingly innocent question, and another newbie member (often located in the same part of the world) posting a "helpful" reply linking to some website or other. It's quite commonly done, though many of them are just removed from the forum before they even get seen in public. I guess that's the advantage of these forums being actively moderated, rather than other forums that are less vigilant. 😉

All Love and Reiki Hugs

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jnani
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Hi Giles, Have said it before, say it again you guys are very good at moderating the forums. I couldn't do it.
That explains a few things...very vigilant, eyes like hawk....to keep forums a friendly and appropriate platform for all users and readers.
Heart felt thanks
Love

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vanesa
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I have had good experience with EFT. Though take some long time to get rid from smoking but worked great.

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Francesca M. Brown
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You can try using an e-cigarette - you can get your nicotine "fix" with it, but without the harm done to your lungs by smoke. The "smoke" of the e-cig is just water vapor, basically harmless. It has the whole "ritual" to it as well - 'lighting' up, the hand-to-mouth motion, the blowing out of the vapor... Good stuff. I used it to get off smoking, now I vape for the fun of it, using "juice" mixes that have no nicotine, just tastes.

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Brian Jones
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I’m so grateful I found this thread, and this community as well, I’m having a hard time too giving up of smoking and drinking alcohol. Just like jp_misra23, I tried all the tips my friends (and some suggestions on the net) given me. But still craving to puff one. And worst, I can’t stop smoking while I’m in the climax of alcohol. So that’s make me addicted to alcohol too. It makes me depress. I’m looking some treatment right now, is there any. Hope someone can help me fight this struggle I’m having now. (I will try those suggestions from above comment thought.) Thanks Fellas.

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JMCKAY
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Before you try any therapy, do yourself a favor and try reading "The easy way to stop smoking" by Allan Carr.

I personally know 10 people who quit smoking just by reading the book, without even going to seminars. So did i, after 35 years of smoking. And the great thing is - i never ever wanted a cig after i quit, it was easy, i didn't gain weight - nothing. I'm not saying it will work for sure but i recommend trying before going for the harder (than reading a book) methods.

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If it's too hard for you to quit smoking, you can always try e-cigs. They are great and so much less damage.

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rayne1958
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I see that this post is still live, I would just like to say that I too read Allan Carrs book, How to stop smoking the easy way, in April/May/June 2014, I stopped smoking (5th June), I WOULD highly recommend this book, it cost me 75p from ABE books (greener books) I have posted here in August last year and still I'm a non smoker in Jan 2015..I wont smoke again, quite apart from the fact that I had a heart attack in august too, I had already been a non smoker for over a year but other factors came into play. do give it a try Brian YOU have nothing to loose, as a smoker the best bit is that you can still smoke while you read the book,, he insists on it !. good luck

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Well now as this old post has popped up again, I would just like to say If I were a smoker, there would be one thing that would stop me immediately and that is the advert showing the simulation of mutations forming in your body shown on a cigarette...:eek:

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Well now as this old post has popped up again, I would just like to say If I were a smoker, there would be one thing that would stop me immediately and that is the advert showing the simulation of mutations forming in your body shown on a cigarette...:eek:

And yet that would put you into a minority. There's a lot of evidence that this type of education doesn't work.

I've known people give up smoking with shamanic help, but it takes commitment, as all methods do

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Gilbo
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My cousin was addicted to smoking and he took cognitive behavior therapy to help him stop from smoking. It is a goal-directed and problem-focused form of therapy. His therapist from treatment centers rehab thought him, on how to gain his confidence to quit and, different coping techniques from stress and fight the urges to smoke. The therapy took several sessions, but worth it.

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Gilbo
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EFT works very well for addictions.

My cousin used to have this.

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LaurenB
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The only way to quit smoking easily and forever is Allan Carr. The difference between his system to others is that it makes you look totally differently on the smoking issue. It makes you really and deeply understand that you don't want or need the cigs.

When quitting, there is always a door left to start smoking againg, you crave cigarettes, you're jealous of people who're still smoking etc... But when you quit with Allan Carr, it's the opposite. You pitty the people who still smoke. And you never wanna smoke again. It's amazing.

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I know many people who have tried and failed using every other remedy finally succeeded by switching to e-cigarettes. Sometimes known as vaping. Don't listen to the scare propaganda put out by tobacco companies. They don't want to lose money if people switch. You still get your nicotine fix but without the hundreds of other chemicals in tobacco. It's basically nicotine and steam with some flavoring. I am anti smoking yet don't mind anyone vaping around me because it won't harm me the way secondhand smoke does. I also won't stink! You will find yourself smoking less over time. A friend vapes only when he is really stressed as opposed to constantly throughout the day whether he was happy or not.

The key is never give up until you've found something that works for you. Good luck!

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