Just don't quit quiting. This just may not be the best time to quit. If you are struggling with depression, it is hard. You may have to wait until your mind has leveled out some and you are more confident of yourself.
One thing a good doctor once told me was to be mindful when you smoke (as I do smoke). When you have a cigarette, just sit down and have that cigarette. Don't do anything else. Eventually you will be putting them out because we do so much other things when we smoke, that we aren't mindful about it. It is hard to just sit down and smoke. Another thing that helps is to tell yourself, I am working on getting healthy. Instead of I am trying to quit smoking. This takes the stress out of it.
I took Chantix and was so close to quitting. I wasn't trying hard enough to stop. Chantix gives you a feeling of not needing the cigarettes, or anything for that matter. It plays with the mind and it is a good method. Just didn't work for me. I think if I tried harder, I could have quit.
When I did quit once for four years. I did it cold turkey. I did as was posted above. I took the money that I would usually spend on cigarettes, and got myself something nice. My first husband died of lung cancer and you think that alone would stop me, but it is such a terrible habit that I smoked more when he was sick. My nerves couldn't take it.
But when I did quit. I would put my cigarettes in another room. That way I had to go all the way there to get one. I would make myself wait three urges before I would allow myself to have one. This really helped on cutting down. The trick is to be mindful of what you are doing. eventually you will quit. It is hard, especially if you like to smoke like I do. It is a dirty habit though. And when you are mindful about it, you realize that.
Best of luck to you. Just don't quit quiting.
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