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WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« on: January 29, 2012, 01:46:06 PM »


Diba tama naman talaga mag quit ng paninigarilyo... pansinin nyo lahta ng nagssmoke mabaho hininga agree kayo?


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WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
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Re: WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 01:57:57 PM »
Do you have any idea kung effective na pang alternate ang electronic cigarette?


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Re: WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 03:44:52 PM »
may nabibiling e cigarette dyan sa may megamall nung dumaan ako tabi ng national bookstore halos...

pero kahit pa... iba pa din pag mag quit smoking.... less gastos.


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Re: WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 07:43:28 AM »
Do you have any idea kung effective na pang alternate ang electronic cigarette?

Hi Ecstacy,

Right now, there is no proof or conclusive study that says e-cigarettes have been effective at making smokers quit.  There is already a warning against claims marketed/perpetuated by e-cigarette makers against its supposed benefits.

E-cigarettes still have nicotine, and because it's never prescribed by doctors, there is no guidance for dosing for a smoker to phase out his/her nicotine dependence.  Unlike in available drugs, patches or gums which generally contain controlled doses of nicotine for phase out purposes, e-cigarette contents/vials are not yet regulated by any health agency.

As an anecdotal evidence to its ineffectivity, everyone I know who attempted to use e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking, not one person has quit smoking.


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Re: WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 12:33:07 PM »
Thanks for the info. Until now I'm still smoking. The best way to quit talaga is to maintain atleast 5 sticks daily hanggang sa makalimutan ko na. Self discipline din siguro ang kailangan ko.


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Re: WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 02:55:35 PM »
Thanks for the info. Until now I'm still smoking. The best way to quit talaga is to maintain atleast 5 sticks daily hanggang sa makalimutan ko na. Self discipline din siguro ang kailangan ko.


Dear Ecstacy,

I'm sorry to say that keeping it at 5 sticks down has no scientific basis for assuming it would result to successful quit rates.

I know this can be a struggle sometimes for those who could not do it "cold turkey" style, or zero cigarettes in one go, is still the most effective, based on statistics.

What is good to know is that you have made several attempts to quit, and by saying attempts to quit I don't mean dosing down or reducing the number of sticks you consume.  I meant quitting for one whole day, two days, three days, one week and so forth. 

The quit "attempt" counts as evidence of your desire to quit.  If the quit attempt is not cold turkey, success rate is close to wishful thinking.

I would boil down to three the key ingredients to a successful smokefree lifestyle:

1) resolute decision to quit/desire to be healthier

2) correct information on the health risks of tobacco (separating fact from fiction)

3) supportive environment (social/physical/medical)

The first two should be easy to understand without further elaboration, but (3) is a kinda loaded, which entails these factors...

3.1) involving family/friends who are non-smokers who you could be accountable to

3.2) not lingering around friends/relatives/colleagues when they attempt to or invite you to smoke

3.3) staying away from situations/places where there are other smokers, or where you are most likely to be triggered to smoke (i.e. smoking areas, coffee shops, bars, your suki cigarette vendor/sari-sari store, favorite chair or corner, etc.)

3.4) throwing away your smoking paraphernalia (I mean literally throw these away): ash trays, lighters, cigarette holders, other personal items with cigarette brands or logos, etc.)

3.5) engaging in more in activities where you don't need to smoke (sports and other healthy recreational activities, new hobbies, other indoor activities where smoking is not allowed, play with kids, etc.)

3.6) getting professional medical help if - in the first 20 mins after you wake up you light up a cigarette (let me know if this is the case for you)

3.7) drawing strength from spiritual Source

3.8) support policies/laws that work towards eliminating smoking in public places and other measures to help reduce patronage to these products.

While there is more to be said about each of these I mentioned it's important to realize that the first step to conquering this is to recognize that this is a problem and that it is completely, and may I stress again, completely resolvable.

Also remember this, as almost 3 of 10 Filipinos currently smoke, it is important to note that it is not only the 3 out of 10 who suffer from this, but all of the 10.  Non-smokers are NEVER protected whenever there are smokers around... which is completely and utterly UNFAIR.  Think about it.

AS for a final quick tip, remember these simple 4 D's to help you get through if you're feeling the urge to smoke:

DELAY - If you feel an urge is coming along, procrastinate.  By delaying it long enough the urge may have already waned and you've already saved yourself from lighting up.

DRINK - Often times all you really need to do to get rid of an uneasy feeling, or suppress tension, is to drink a glass of water (or two).  Make it cold if you like.  After getting refreshed, the urge to smoke really dies down.

DEEP-BREATHE - people have lost consciousness about the importance of proper oxygenation.  Taking a long deep breath causes your nerves to calm, gets you focused quickly, gives you time to think more logically.  For better results, take several deep breaths.  And the need to smoke is suddenly all forgotten.

DISTRACT - Finding yourself in situations where you might find it appealing to light up are usually tamed by finding other things to take your mind off of it. Ex. politely refuse an invitation to smoke by choosing to do an errand instead; take another road to avoid passing by your favorite cigarette vendor or store of choice; or, plug in your mp3 player in between breaks of when feeling a little blue.

The road to getting there can be a little rough but please know that I'd like to help in any way I can.

 ;)
« Last Edit: February 26, 2012, 03:06:53 PM by Fishy »


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Re: WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 01:00:52 AM »
Thanks for the info. Until now I'm still smoking. The best way to quit talaga is to maintain atleast 5 sticks daily hanggang sa makalimutan ko na. Self discipline din siguro ang kailangan ko.


Dear Ecstacy,

I'm sorry to say that keeping it at 5 sticks down has no scientific basis for assuming it would result to successful quit rates.

I know this can be a struggle sometimes for those who could not do it "cold turkey" style, or zero cigarettes in one go, is still the most effective, based on statistics.

What is good to know is that you have made several attempts to quit, and by saying attempts to quit I don't mean dosing down or reducing the number of sticks you consume.  I meant quitting for one whole day, two days, three days, one week and so forth. 

The quit "attempt" counts as evidence of your desire to quit.  If the quit attempt is not cold turkey, success rate is close to wishful thinking.

I would boil down to three the key ingredients to a successful smokefree lifestyle:

1) resolute decision to quit/desire to be healthier

2) correct information on the health risks of tobacco (separating fact from fiction)

3) supportive environment (social/physical/medical)

The first two should be easy to understand without further elaboration, but (3) is a kinda loaded, which entails these factors...

3.1) involving family/friends who are non-smokers who you could be accountable to

3.2) not lingering around friends/relatives/colleagues when they attempt to or invite you to smoke

3.3) staying away from situations/places where there are other smokers, or where you are most likely to be triggered to smoke (i.e. smoking areas, coffee shops, bars, your suki cigarette vendor/sari-sari store, favorite chair or corner, etc.)

3.4) throwing away your smoking paraphernalia (I mean literally throw these away): ash trays, lighters, cigarette holders, other personal items with cigarette brands or logos, etc.)

3.5) engaging in more in activities where you don't need to smoke (sports and other healthy recreational activities, new hobbies, other indoor activities where smoking is not allowed, play with kids, etc.)

3.6) getting professional medical help if - in the first 20 mins after you wake up you light up a cigarette (let me know if this is the case for you)

3.7) drawing strength from spiritual Source

3.8) support policies/laws that work towards eliminating smoking in public places and other measures to help reduce patronage to these products.

While there is more to be said about each of these I mentioned it's important to realize that the first step to conquering this is to recognize that this is a problem and that it is completely, and may I stress again, completely resolvable.

Also remember this, as almost 3 of 10 Filipinos currently smoke, it is important to note that it is not only the 3 out of 10 who suffer from this, but all of the 10.  Non-smokers are NEVER protected whenever there are smokers around... which is completely and utterly UNFAIR.  Think about it.

AS for a final quick tip, remember these simple 4 D's to help you get through if you're feeling the urge to smoke:

DELAY - If you feel an urge is coming along, procrastinate.  By delaying it long enough the urge may have already waned and you've already saved yourself from lighting up.

DRINK - Often times all you really need to do to get rid of an uneasy feeling, or suppress tension, is to drink a glass of water (or two).  Make it cold if you like.  After getting refreshed, the urge to smoke really dies down.

DEEP-BREATHE - people have lost consciousness about the importance of proper oxygenation.  Taking a long deep breath causes your nerves to calm, gets you focused quickly, gives you time to think more logically.  For better results, take several deep breaths.  And the need to smoke is suddenly all forgotten.

DISTRACT - Finding yourself in situations where you might find it appealing to light up are usually tamed by finding other things to take your mind off of it. Ex. politely refuse an invitation to smoke by choosing to do an errand instead; take another road to avoid passing by your favorite cigarette vendor or store of choice; or, plug in your mp3 player in between breaks of when feeling a little blue.

The road to getting there can be a little rough but please know that I'd like to help in any way I can.

 ;)



I think mahirap talaga itigil ang pag ssmoke especially if one is addicted to this vice. i suggest you consult a specialist in handling such cases. but i doubt if they would give themselves in to the pressure ... most of the people i know despite the societal pressures , family pressures, they aren't able to alienate themselves with this vice so it would rather take a lot of patience and convincing power to persuade them ...



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Re: WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 08:59:02 AM »
There is really more involved in trying to get someone out from addiction than by just trying to convince them. Aside from counseling, there could be medication prescribed. And the quit attempt can happen many times before fully quitting. Wats important is that we dont give up on them.
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