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Quitting cigarettes

Hello all, I am running into a very tough problem. I am trying to continue my basketball career and progress as a player, but I am beginning to become addicted to cigarettes. I am not to the point where it has affected my breathing yet, but I am scared that if I don't stop soon it will. I stopped smoking this morning but now I am going crazy wanting a cigarette and I don't know how much longer I can last. I know I have to quit and it has to be soon or it will just get harder, and I know if I don't quit then I will have to quit basketball someday which I never want to do. Help, anyone!!! Tips please. Thank you soo much.


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Nicorette gum? The patch?

Nicorette gum? The patch?

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help

Well, tli's basement is a smoke-free zone...

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bro

just chew tabacco.

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Nah just use the nicorette

Nah just use the nicorette gum bro

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if you wanted to play

if you wanted to play basketball as much as you say you want to, you would just quit

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Shekiru

Shekiru it is not that easy. It is not like I am going to go pro or anything, but I just love the sport. I think basketball causes some of the stress because I am only 5'7 so I suffer from what some people might call "little man syndrome". I foul a lot and have a lot of problems with the bigger guys. But I want to quit the cigs and quit the fouls and try to become a great pure PG in the mold of a Bobbie Cousy or Stevie Nash.

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Get some sun flower seeds.

Get some sun flower seeds. It's what my father did. He goes through like a million of them a day, but atleast he doesn't dip anymore

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tobacco is wackos

tobacco is wackos

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Try Electric ciggarettes, I

Try Electric ciggarettes, I would recommend it for any smoker to try. Go to Wallmart and go to the cashier that sells all the tobacco products. The name is mystic electric Ciggarettes, cost around 15$ dollars.

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Be busy

Snacks help (sunflower seeds, gum, tootsie pops) but the easiest way to stop is to have a busy schedule. when your just sitting around is when you will be the urge the most cuz ur bored.

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Their are a crazy amount of random people reviews on Youtube

I didn't watch this video, look some up yourself.

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Darko didn't quit cigarettes

Darko didn't quit cigarettes because they were bad for him. Cigarretes quit Darko because he was bad for them.

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Why are you asking forum posters on

a basketball website? There are trained professionals who can answer your question, just not here.

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im a dr

Listen..you can quit. Mind over matter. Yes you will get severe cravings as your body has become dependent on them. But you have to control your mind. Cravings only last for a few minutes, that's a medical fact. when someone quits and you go through the withdrawals and then your at the point where you just get cravings without the physical symptoms (headaches, trembling, etc) those cravings will go away within minutes. Best thing to do is soon as you get a craving, keep your mind busy! Think of random things and focus on that. Or eat something you enjoy, like chocolate, and this will stimulate dopamine release, a relaxing neurotransmitter, and make you forget about a square

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bro

im a smoker too, used to be the best athlete in my grade and now i can barely run a 1/4 mile lap around my high school track without stopping. its sad. i used to be a man amongst boys with my ability and size. now, even though only at a half pack a day, it makes a huge difference. you say you havent felt difference in your breathing, you have. sunflower seeds, that &$#%#&@! can work, ive seen a friend do it right in front of my own eyes. i wish i never started, im only 18 and i know ive gotta quit before its too late

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you got it

It can't be that big of a deal. I mean AI was playing 40+ mpg while partying hard, gambling till late in the AM, and smoking mad beans, all on the reg. Keep it under 2 packs a day, remember the strong always survive, and you will be fine!

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be tough-minded and have the

be tough-minded and have the self-discipline to quit

anybody can quit

excuses or results what do you want?

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You have to change your

You have to change your everyday routine. The patch, gum, all of that stuff won't work. You have to WANT to quit, then change everything you normally do every day. Sounds weird but it works.

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Do what I did, I picked up

Do what I did, I picked up drinking and now it's all I ever do. But I never smoke anymore!!!

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Cynthia

You are sooo hot. I'll quit not...for you.

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Cynthia ignore african

Cynthia ignore african baller...he cant even guard Lebron...when can I get those digits?

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