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

Sep 11, 2019 43 Comments

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.
    Sep 11, 2019 18
    • Wells Fargo / Finance
      ySNT34

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      Yea let’s try not to die earlier
      Sep 11, 2019
    • Roku cruella
      Do or do not. There’s no try
      Sep 11, 2019
  • WeWork
    xbxm

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    I was able to quit after my smoking buddy left the company.. I guess my addiction was the social part.
    Sep 11, 2019 6
    • Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
      OP
      Quite an apt username - Cruella.
      Sep 11, 2019
    • Roku cruella
      Bring me the Dalmatians and I’ll be helpful. :)
      Sep 11, 2019
  • 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
    Sep 11, 2019 2
    • Expedia Group / Finance fgajigrnaj
      OP
      Nice! So did regular gym going affect a change and helped u completely stop?
      Sep 11, 2019
    • 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 😁
      Sep 11, 2019
  • 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
    Sep 11, 2019 1
    • Amazon / Strategy dosranaam
      I can not emphasize enough what nzfX62 said. It is a ritual that is addictive. Do that but don't smoke.
      Sep 12, 2019
  • 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.
    Sep 11, 2019 0
  • Change the reaction to trigger. I went for 2 minute sprint whenever I had the urge to smoke.
    Sep 11, 2019 3
    • Morgan Stanley
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      @Indeed, did it help? How long did it take?
      Sep 11, 2019
    • Dolby
      girlNoNam

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      girlNoNammore
      15 years - I still have fond memories, but when I actually bum a cigarette it feels gross
      Sep 16, 2019
  • 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?
    Sep 11, 2019 1
    • 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.
      Sep 11, 2019
  • Roku cruella
    Have u tried alan carr book? I hear it's v effective
    Sep 12, 2019 0
  • Twitter cowbnb
    Get a wife who'll kick your ass for smoking
    Sep 12, 2019 0
  • Pure Storage laodai
    Go to CVS and buy nicotine lozenges.
    Sep 11, 2019 0

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