I don't think I'd be too fond of Australia but it would be a nice place to visit. I suppose it just
depends on where you live in Australia and your life-style.
To quit smoking cigarettes, you really need to focus on not being around others that smoke
cigarettes. It's kind of like waving a candy bar in front of a child and telling them they can't
have it. This is how I quit:
-First I truly wanted to quit. When I went to asleep, I would some times wake myself up
wheezing. I know and I knew what smoking was doing to me. It not only causes lung cancer,
it causes throat cancer, gum cancer, and various other forms of cancer. In addition, it causes
premature wrinkling of the skin....and on no, not just the face! It also can result in brittle hair
and clogged pores. In addition, it makes you stink like a tobacco barn. I always smoked in
my house. Kind of funny tho because when I was younger, I never noticed smoke affecting
my house but as I grew older, I came to realize the dirty 'orange' residue on ceilings and
furnishings and clothes. IF you don't know, educate yourself. Face it. KNOW what this no
good habit is doing to you and those around you. So that is the first stage, to really know
you want to save yourself and others by quitting.
-Second I bought the Patch. BUT I didn't just buy it. I followed the step by step directions
exactly. I didn't think about the next moment. I didn't think about tomorrow. If you think
like that, you will have a hard time quitting. Just go with the patch and know that at this
second you are smoke free.
-Third I did not allow anyone to smoke around me. No smoking in my house! No smoking
around me! If I saw anyone smoking any where, I turned the other way. Same goes for
television. If I saw someone smoking on tv or in a movie, I turned the channel. The least
reminders I had of smoking, was a very big help in my quitting.
-Fourth I broke on about the 12th day. Something happened and I was upset. I grabbed
a cigarette from my ex husband and almost choked on it but I smoked it completely. Then
I felt so bad. I said ok, I made a mistake, I had a weak moment, I won't do that again and
-Fifth I created activity. Most times when I felt a strong urge for a smoke, I would do something
active. Clean the house. Go for a Walk. Do some exercises. Go for a drive. You don't want
to do what sad people do. Sad people put on sad music and drown as deep as they can in their
sadness. Instead, be strong, resist the urge to dive into smoking and go do something.
-Sixth if you really want to quit, make sure you have no cigarettes in your house or vehicle.
There were plenty of times I might have grabbed one IF I had them. I made sure I didn't.
Just like my ex husband having a pack in his shirt pocket and during a weak moment, I smoked
one. Also relates back to not allowing anyone around you that smokes or even has smokes
It doesn't matter how long you are smoke free, you'll be like an alcoholic. There will always
be brief moments in your life that you will feel the urge for a cigarette. But it's a fleeting urge.
You just think of something else at that moment.
My ex husband quit cigarettes and smokes those little sweets or swisher cigars. I don't know
how much better they are for a person overall but in regards to expense, he said one of those
will last him one or two days. He says he will light it and puff or two, put it out, go back to it
later. So I would say that is better than cigarettes. And here, I think they sell two of those to
a pack for about one dollar. So in regards to expense and perhaps a lot lighter on the lungs
if you don't inhale the smoke, would be to try those little cigars.