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    One word to quit smoking - "DIET"
    chistyle55 posted:
    I quit after smoking no less than 2 packs a day for over 40 years. I am a truck driver and all I have to do is light one up as a new situation arises.
    For everyone that chooses the excuse "I don't want to gain weight that is why I don't want to quit" I have one word for you that worked for me cold turkey. "DIET" yes that is correct, I will tell you how I did it. Being a truck driver I have to take a medical exam every year for the DOT and during the last one they saw my sugar was to high, I went to the doctor and he told me to go on a low carb diet of about 100 carbs a day. Amazing on how much you can eat and loose weight. Now about the smoking relation to this is the hunger pains I got from the change of my diet I blamed on the smoking withdraw or vice versa not knowing which was causing my discomfort, after the first few weeks I gave the issues no thought because I was loosing so much weight, I lost close to 20 pounds in the first month! I am still loosing weight, when I do get a urge to smoke I tell myself "self .... you don't smoke anymore" and I move on.
    Ya know, I feel great now my motivation to quit also helps, my wife smokes, not much but she has COPD and as long as I smoked she would never quit, so someone had to stop first, now I prey she gets the message I am sending and quit her self, I don't think I have to bug her about it, I want her to do it on her own. She has my support.
    I hope this helps, all I can say is you can do it and it doesn't have to cost you anything and like me I gained a better life and saved money at the same time.
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    2bwell responded:
    I too quit smoking this year, but didn't diet, so now I am trying to lose weight, my husband was a truck driver, he smoked and he got overweight, to many hours on the road and not enough exercise he quit smoking about 10 years ago had to have a stent put in, anyway he now has cancer I am glad he quit smoking when he did, I hope your wife quits smoking, I read the allen carr book easy way quit gave it to my daughter she quit the day she read it may help your wife free on the computer.

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