So I started smoking when I was 18. I loved it–the head rush and appetite suppressant. However, I had a mild cancer scare and have seldom touched cigarettes since. I need some sort of alternative.
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A cancer scare is a really really really really really really really good reason to stop smoking, so good for you. As I’ve said before, smoking is a total life gamble. Some of us need the threat of a painful death in order to make healthy life choices (you), and some of us need one, well-placed forehead wrinkle that’s 0.003 millimeters in length and not noticeable to the naked human eye but very noticeable to the Babe eye (me). Anyways, I get your plight. Not smoking is the worst. But here are some things I do to ease the pain:
Smoke a cigarette (Sorry, but it’s true. Don’t do this though.)
Inhale deeply while thinking about smoking a cigarette, then exhale the thoughts of cigarettes out of my brain. Do this 3x an hour for 24 hours.
Smoke weed instead. Is this okay for you to do? Unclear.
E-cigarette. I know it’s so douchey but sometimes I just need a fix.
Side note: I feel like everything I’m telling you to do causes cancer and it’s scaring me.
Stare off into space for long periods of time.
Buy a really expensive shampoo and wash my hair. Then I sit and smell my hair for hours because it almost makes me not want to smoke.
Eat a stalk of celery. This has amazing health benefits. Plus celery is like, negative calories or something. Stalks of celery are the new cigarettes.
Drink sparkling water. I guess also don’t drink alcohol? Drinking always makes me want to smoke. Plus alcohol = empty calories. Remember that.
That’s all I got. Seriously, I thought I’d have way better advice than that, but when I stop smoking I generally stop functioning for at least 2 months, and then I feel great, and then I start smoking again. Good luck with avoiding cigarettes, and don’t die on me.