So my boyfriend asked me to stop smoking. I told him I had, but whenever I'm at work or with friends I smoke. Most of my coworkers and friends are smokers. I tried quitting but could only go for 2 days smoke-free at a time. It's a social thing.
Do you think he could still smell it on my clothes, hair, breath? After like 10-15 minutes, is the smell still there? I always try to smell my own clothes qne hair, but I can never smell anything.
Any advice on what to do to make quitting easier is welcomed. Patronizing "advice" on how I should stop but not giving me any tips on how to make it easier is not welcomed. I already know I should quit.
Most Helpful Guy
You aren't fooling anyone, unfortunately. The smell will stay on your clothes, and everywhere, frankly. You simply can't notice it because you've become too accustomed to the smell. Odds are, he knows you're lying to him.
As for quitting. You have to make it gradual.
Let's say you smoke one package per day. That's what, 24 cigarettes? Let's just assume it is, because I don't know.
Anyway, 24. On day 1-2, smoke 24. On days 3-4, smoke 23. On days 5-6, smoke 22. Etc. Until you get down to 1 cigarette per day
Then, when you're down to 1 cigarette per day, then gradually eliminate the number of days you smoke.
So week 1 (starting on Monday), smoke 7 days. Week 2, smoke 6 days (don't smoke on Sunday). On 3, smoke 5. Etc. Until you get to only smoking 1 cigarette once a week (one cigarette on Monday).
By then, you should probably be able to just outright quit. But if not, extend the principle. Smoke on Monday once every two weeks. Then once every three weeks. Then try stopping altogether again.
Anyway, hope that idea helps.1
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Most Helpful Girl
Honestly, if I were you, I would get help from a doctor on how to quit. Doctors have experience with helping people quit who may have been smoking for much longer than you have, and their expertise, support, and ideas may really help you find the right direction.
I never understood why people resort to patronizing advice to help someone implement a change in their life especially when they are willing to take the step. Good for you, girl. It's hard, but it will be worth it. And you're right, environment including social environment plays a huge role. Some behaviors become conditioned into you like a reflex. The good thing is, the reflex arc can be broken with help. Good luck!1