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I Must Stop Smoking

I need to stop smoking and can't do it. I know all things are possible through Christ. Why can't I lay this habit down? I feel sick when I think about stopping! I agree that it's like Jesus smoking a cigarette. That, in itself, should make me stop.

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 ---Mary on 2/23/06
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Your body is a temple and smoking just distroys it. You can do it. Many people can't quit on their own they need help. You can chose many options or a combination. You could chat with people on blogs and forums, there is nicorette gum, patches, My Power Pal program, all sorts of programs out there. Pray God will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. Talking to others is very theraputic. So talk to your family, friends or people in your church. It wont hurt, it can only help. You Can Do It!
---Bonnie_Fisher on 12/9/07


Ask the Lord to help you quit. I was a smoker when I re committed my life to the Lord.I struggled. I would leave church, go home and smoke and smoke. I was getting more and more disgusted with my lack of self-control. I knew it was wrong to be smoking and messing up my temple. It was also dangerous to my health. I was re-baptized, went down in the water. Never smoked from that day. Has been smoke-free 7 yrs now. God took it.....thank you Jesus. I'm free!
---Robyn on 6/24/07


That nicotine gum helped me for a while, but then I realized it's just like smoking a ciggerette almost! But I did cut down an whole lot, it helped to cut down from a pack a day to only about 3 ciggs a day. But I am afraid I'll only start to smoke more and more...this indeed is one prayer I pray for God to help me with.
---sue on 6/24/07


Mary, the world cannot be overcome of our own power. You must pray for God to give you the ability to quit. Ask Him to fill you with His self-control and His grace. Pray and believe God will free you from this bondage. This is a job for the Holy Spirit. Remmeber that. God bless.
---Matthew on 6/24/07


Mary, pray this prayer and have faith.

Lord God, I pray that you give me the strength to say no to cigarettes. I ask of you to fill me up with your self-control,your goodness,your love and your Grace. Give me a new heart that says no to cigarettes and yes to freedom. Please, love me and continue helping me everyday to quit. I ask this in Jesus' name.
---Matthew on 6/24/07




See your doctor about getting on the patch or using nicotine gum to wean yourself off the nicotine. Nicotine is one of the most powerfully addictive drugs there are. Also, contact the American Cancer Society about joining a group for people trying to quit. There are support groups out there.
---Madison on 6/23/07


Ladies Jackie & Mary:: The habit is YOURS.why must you count this & lay it on Jesus to relieve you,or any one else if you want to do it, DO IT, GIVE IT UP, take a REAL stand. You bought the cigatettes not Jesus!!You must REALLY want to & you will .Blessings.
---Emcee on 12/3/06


I know how you feel, I feel the exact same way you do, I smoke, but I love God and know all things are possible through Christ, you sound as desparate as I am, so lets pray and agree in prayer that through jesus christ the urge to smoke can be taken away, that God can be our strength and our focus, lets pray to be delivered from those overwhelming physical withdrawls, and psycological addictions, lets trust God to do a miracle and believe God for freedom, God is our only escape, in jesus name, amen
---jackie on 12/2/06


Hi Mary, First, I read 2 of Alan Carr's books (please google). These attacked every stupid argument and lie we hold onto to maintain addiction. Also, a day when there was not enough money to both feed my family and smoke. My youngest son offered to give me all the money in his bank a/c. The offer was innocently unconditional and I knew it was possible I would smoke up his savings. It was my baby's love that cracked the code; as it is our Father's love that works when we trust.
---dianne on 11/25/06


Mary::You acquired the Habit on your own .Did you ask Him & wait for His reply?No-so in the same way all you have to do is say "NO" & Be DETERMINED as you WILL conquer the habit. This is how I quit 26 years ago,sheer determination.If you want it bad enough you will do it.try it for a couple of hours & then double your bets.Good Luck,kif you want it bad enough it will be so.
---Emcee on 11/24/06




Have you tried NICODROPS?

Regards
---james on 11/24/06


Confess the smoking to the Lord as being sin and ask Him to forgive you. Jesus took your smoking on the Cross.
---Helen_5378 on 11/16/06


Rebecca, after 22 years of smoking, I said Lord, I am not buying anymore smokes and I am not going to pick another one up, please help me, haven't had one since, it has been 4 years now and Praise the Lord I can Breathe and be here for my children a little longer if it be God's will, it also changed my singing voice enough now I sing in the Church.
Peace be with you
---Kent on 11/16/06


Rebecca,

I wish you well
In your struggle
To be addiction free
If you fail, then try
try...try...try...again
Nobody claims it to be easy
But for the sake of living
It is worth it to be
Addiction free

~rachel~
---Reiter on 11/15/06


Reiter; It is not that simple for one just to quit. Some people can throw their addiction down and walk away without any trouble. some can't. Like myself. I am taking medication pills to help me stop smoking.
---Rebecca_D on 11/14/06


Go Ahead....
Step on it
Step on it
Step on it
Take your addiction
And step on it
Take it down
Put it out
Out out
OUT

.....rachel.......
Now Be Free
---Reiter on 11/13/06


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Better yet, keep repeating "I WILL quit with help from my Jesus!' When I smoked, I used to have the recurring thought that when I got to heaven God would ask me WHY I had ruined my 'original equipment' that He gave me! Cough, Cough!
---NVBarbara on 3/7/06


The actual addiction to nicotine is only 48 hours. Your body purges itself of the nicotine in your system. After that, it's all mental. So as you have said in your blog: "I NEED" to stop, start by re-phrasing it as: "I WANT" to stop.
---Fred_S. on 2/24/06


The best way is cold turkey/ forget all the self help stuff, psychosis, hypnosis. REALLY seek God to intervene and mean it/ it is hard,at first, but with each sucessful denial, there is victory.I do know how hard it is, but when this habit is broken, God can , and does work in a clean vessel.. ALL things ARE possible, believe it and receive it.. I have never looked back, and I had 30 years of it,i will now have all my future years smoke free... Praise Jesus.. This was a huge victory.. Bless you.
---karin on 2/24/06


I had a grad school professor who quit by going to Narcotics Anonymous. A drug is a drug. An addiction is an addiction. The only requirement for membership is the desire to quit using the substance you are addicted to.
---Madison on 2/23/06


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mary
I smoke, and the LORD has had me cut down to 10 a day.

the way is it is an addiction, therefore a stronghold. ASK THE LORD TO HELP YOU QUIT! admit that you cant do it. and ask the LORD again to help you Quit.
Psalm 46:10 Be Still and know that I AM God.
you are loved in this forum.many will pray for you here as they are praying for me.you are not alone...you are not alone.
---willow on 2/23/06


My friend smoked for 15 years, tried to quit and failed many times. Just recently, she heard God tell her to throw the cigarettes away. She struggles every day, but she has been smoke free for 3 weeks! What she did was called a bunch of us from church day and night whenever she had a craving. We just sat and talked to her until the craving passed. I suggest you do that. Get a support group of friends who agree to be there for you. I'm praying for you!
---Lissa on 2/23/06


Go to a Alcoholic anonymous meeting or a narcotics anonymous meeting. That's how I quit, and met Gods miracles in person.
---Lynn on 2/23/06


Try Zyban. They work on the brain to reduce the urge for cigs. You have to have a bit of will power also.
---A_Catholic on 2/23/06


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Up until recently, it was said that you cannot wear a nicotine patch or chew nicotine gum and smoke at the same time. Last month, Duke University released a study they did with half the people wearing patches, chewing gum and smoking. And other half just wearing patches or chewing gum only. The half that continued to smoke with patches or gum had a 56% higher sucess rate of quiting than just patches or gum. Without additional affects.
---Fred_S. on 2/23/06


It is a hard habit to break, believe me I know. The reason why you can't lay this habit down is because truely inside you don't want to. Self-consciencely you think what am I going to do without it, will I gain wait? I agree it is a nasty habit, but remember God can't help you quit until you help yourself and by that I mean lay them down, walk away and pray without ceasing. Everytime you think of a cigarette, pray or sing a gospel song, keep your mind upon the Lord.
---Rebecca_D on 2/23/06


When I began smoking, there was nothing wrong with it, or at least we didn't know about it. It didn't even stink back then. I did quit with nicorette gum. Boy, do I feel good now. My clothes even smell good. I don't know how long you have smoked, but they will hurt you if you don't quit. People from my generation who smokes are dying or dead or can't breathe and they stink, but most of all they are dying.
---shira on 2/23/06


Pray about it, and seriously ask the Lord to help you quit, and he will.
---Eloy on 2/23/06


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