each day, and you have to start out each day with that number of
cigarettes in a pack and end each day with none. You give
cigarettes away at your peril and you don't bum any off other
people or you're cheating. Over the 40 days you will smoke 420
cigarettes , Thich is why you need two cartons and a pack. The 20
day plan is identical except that you cut down your allotted
cigarettes by one each day instead of every other day. For this
plan, you need 210 cigarettes , or one carton and a half-pack (
toss the other half of the pack) .
have no idea why quitting without any smoking cessation aids or
method is called "cold turkey. " It is, though, and so
we will continue to use the unusual term. Quitting cold turkey is
extremely difficult because most of us have lives that require us
to function as somewhat normal human beings for most of the day.
When you are suffering through the initial five days of craziness
without nicotine, you will feel more like an angry, rabid bear
than a human, and you will be about as fit company for other
humans. Here are some things you can do to make quitting cold
turkey difficult as opposed to impossible:
until your last day of work or school, and then begin quitting on
the weekend (or whatever days you have off) .
in other things you like, to the point of foolishness if you feel
like it , during the first few days.
a lot and watch a lot of TV.
situation.." that frustrate you-you won’t deal with
frustration very well.
any place where people will be smoking.
people whom you know well enough to impose upon and complain about
how lousy you feel.
a lot of your favorite non-alcoholic drinks on hand. You will
probably feel very thirsty, you'll want to replace the oral
gratification of cigarettes with something, and drinking fluids
helps to flush the nicotine out of your system faster.
something to do with your hands and/or your mouth. If you like
chewing gum, chew it, if you like ripping apart action figure, do
that you're one cigarette away from failure.
hints apply to some degree to every method of quitting smoking,but
if you quit cold turkey you need all the help you can get.