Smoke breaks at work - How did you break the habit?

Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
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Trying to quit - only trigger point happens at work. Those who were successful how did you quit? Do not recommend Vaping cuz I don’t wanna die either way.

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  • Roku cruella
    U r gonna die either way.
    We all are.
    7d 18
    • Roku cruella
      That’s not a good venue to form opinion on him.

      Anyways. U do u.
      7d
    • Abbott / Eng ssJG63
      That’s the best medium. A consciousness stream dump is the best
      7d
    • Roku cruella
      As u wish.
      7d
    • Wells Fargo / Finance
      ySNT34

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      Yea let’s try not to die earlier
      7d
    • Roku cruella
      Do or do not. There’s no try
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  • WeWork
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    I was able to quit after my smoking buddy left the company.. I guess my addiction was the social part.
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    • Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
      OP
      Hahahahaha love it! I don’t have any “smoker” buds as such - and I am avoiding knowing such company.
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    • Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
      OP
      Cruella - please add something constructive
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    • Roku cruella
      Expedia that’s not what I am here for. U expect too much.
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    • Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
      OP
      Quite an apt username - Cruella.
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    • Roku cruella
      Bring me the Dalmatians and I’ll be helpful. :)
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  • Davey leetRabbit
    I would say reduce it slowly ...count your cigarettes and divide it up for a day ...and reduce the counter gradually..I switched to vaping, which helped with the addiction where I could just turn on and off a switch by taking a quick puff.. eventually I joined gym and i quit vaping ..vaping helped me a lot because my addiction was not tobacco but the need to smoke after a certain interval of time..another tip is find non smoking friends and hang out with them ..you will find it weird to smoke in front of them
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    • Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
      OP
      Nice! So did regular gym going affect a change and helped u completely stop?
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    • Davey leetRabbit
      Yes. initial gym days were painful because of lack of stamina,short of breath etc ..but that reminded me every time not to smoke..gym is a great motivation because you feel the pain and realize smoking is not good for health..you can either do cardio or Marlboro 😁
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  • M&T Bank / IT nzfX62
    Take your smoke break, but don't smoke. The whole ritual is addictive, not just the cigarette. Keep going outside, but pick a different location and... Take a cup of coffee. Have a little snack. Walk around the building. Play a game of candy crush. Do a bunch of pushups. Whatever. Try reforming your smoke break into a smokeless break with some other mind-clearing ritual so you can then attack your day
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    • Amazon / Strategy dosranaam
      I can not emphasize enough what nzfX62 said. It is a ritual that is addictive. Do that but don't smoke.
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  • Bandwidth Pynchon
    Get a coffee or get a breath of fresh air. Replace it with something else. If it needs to be a snack or soda from the vending machine, it's better than a smoke at least.
    7d 0
  • Dolby xDimension
    Change the reaction to trigger. I went for 2 minute sprint whenever I had the urge to smoke.
    7d 3
    • Indeed hi4U2b
      Similar-I got a glass of water. Water as replacement for cigarettes might seem silly but for me it was all about the trigger and the oral fix.
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    • Morgan Stanley
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      @Indeed, did it help? How long did it take?
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    • Dolby
      girlNoNam

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      15 years - I still have fond memories, but when I actually bum a cigarette it feels gross
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  • Wells Fargo / Finance
    ySNT34

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    I don’t smoke so I have no ideas. I would say not having the cigarettes or vape but maybe it’s too hard to just cut it like that?
    Maybe eat something healthy or take a walk when you have the urges. Do u eat healthy now?
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    • Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
      OP
      Thank you for offering to help - even if you a non-smoker. I do eat healthy. I don’t have any after meal cravings but just that one cigarette right after I get my plans for day in place in the first half of morning is what I need to break.
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  • Roku cruella
    Have u tried alan carr book? I hear it's v effective
    6d 0
  • Twitter cowbnb
    Get a wife who'll kick your ass for smoking
    6d 0
  • Pure Storage laodai
    Go to CVS and buy nicotine lozenges.
    7d 0
  • New yLSr15
    I Quit 5 months ago using snuff tobacco, some may find it disgusting, but i feel great and my lungs recovered tremendously, i don't do it at work though, i do one hit before i go to work, after work i just do it freely, i say switch to something else if you can't quit cold turkey, it will make you realize that you are addicted to nicotine and you actually hate smoking, hit me back with advice if you manage to quit altogether.
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  • Samsung / Product MtuC05
    eat something when you crave for a cigarette. Also make note of days you did not smoke on an calendar. Stick that on your desk. Set a goal to have 30 continues non smoking days
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