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I have been a Christian since tried of being a closet smoker as well. I started smoking for little a few years in college. I'm in my 30's right now. I stopped after a few months until recently. I started smoking again. I want to quit for good. I know it might be a struggle.

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 ---Josh_Kelly on 2/15/17
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I was referring to Jerry's pernicious habit of name-calling (i.e. calling Democrats "demoncrats", and me "Weak Hatchet"). I had never heard of Tucker Carlson, which is why I never watched him. I rarely watch TV evangelists because it seems to me that most of them to be vapid and self-serving (although there are exceptions), so I rarely go out of my way to watch new ones I hadn't seen before.

Strom Thurmond didn't become a Republican because he repented, but because racists were predominantly Dixiecrats before the 1960s, and switched to Republicans afterwards.
---StrongAxe on 4/24/17

Name calling, politics and racism - oh my!

Wow, the subject of healing a cigarette problem has really gotten off base. And you call yourselves "christians."

You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Shouldn't we pray for his healing?

Josh, your faith has healed you if you ask God to stop smoking - without doubting.
---Steveng on 3/5/17

Actually Weak Hatchet, it is YOU who is infected with the genetic defect of Demoncratism. I for one despise the low-life anarchists.

---Jerry6593 on 3/2/17

STRONGAXE you did it again!

//I have never watched Tucker Carlson. I see you've become infected with Jerry's "demoNcrat" virus.//


Because he is White?

I need a the White Man to tell me what to watch? Poor me, I can't figure it own?

I knew Carlson when had specials about our schools and before joining the weekend 'Fox and Friends' LONG BEFORE I DISCOVERED CN.

//During his 1948 presidential campaign, Strom Thurmond: "..not enough troops in the army to force the southern people to break down segregation and accept the Negro..."--StrongAxe

Of course he was a DEMOCRATS in 1948!

Quote one racist remarks he said as a Republican?

You can't because he REPENTED.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/24/17

//it's better to spend one's effort in finding a solution (Jesus's attitude) rather than fixing blame (the Old Testament attitude).//

I totally agree!

//There are many reason why people start smoking (e.g. stress, boredom, peer pressure), but the reason why rarely matters when trying to quit ---StrongAxe on 2/18/17

You can use the same reasons for my weight gain as well.

I need to lose the weight and look ahead.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/18/17

Your faith has healed you from smoking. Christians today have the knowledge of God, but deny his power especially concerning miracles and healing.

So, how does one increase their faith?

1 Peter 2:2,3
Psalms 119:11, 16, 103-105
Matthew 4:4
II Timothy 1:13
Ephesians 6:15-17
Romans 10:17

Continuously meditate on the word of God and pray without doubting.
---Steveng on 2/19/17


Plus, they shouldn't have started smoking in the first place.

While that's true, it's better to spend one's effort in finding a solution (Jesus's attitude) rather than fixing blame (the Old Testament attitude). There are many reason why people start smoking (e.g. stress, boredom, peer pressure), but the reason why rarely matters when trying to quit.
---StrongAxe on 2/18/17

//Smoking is an addiction that is difficult to stop, not impossible.//

Very true. The chemist of some are lured to one form of an addiction than another.

Smoking for some, alcohol for others. Both for a few.

FOOD is my problem!

I don't have any cravens for alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes.

Food will be my battle for the rest of my life.

Mark is correct and gave great advice.

//Nevertheless, the percentage of people who are able to quit it cold turkey is very low.---StrongAxe on 2/17/17

Plus, they shouldn't have started smoking in the first place.

It was just entertainment for them.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/18/17


Smoking is an addiction that is difficult to stop, not impossible. Nevertheless, the percentage of people who are able to quit it cold turkey is very low.
---StrongAxe on 2/17/17

One last try to post to this blog question!

I smoked for 27 years. I quit when I had a heart attack. However, I still love the smell! And, I loved the camaraderie of the people standing out in the cold smoking.

Did God deliver me? Yes, with the help of nic. patches and gum.

You must be fully committed to quitting to be successful. Quitting must completely be your hearts desire and you cannot quit for someone else. Anything less, and you will relapse.

My motto is Decide, Commit, Succeed. Decide and be fully convinced, Commit to doing whatever it takes, including the hard stuff, and you will be Successful.

I strongly suggest you use the nic. patches and gum to wean yourself off.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/17/17

I have seen too many people who have quit smoking cold turkey to buy that it is an addiction that cannot be stopped. Those quitters were both Christian and non-Christian of all ages. People do what they want to do.
---KarenD on 2/16/17

HOW MANY PEOPLE HERE WORSHIP SELF? One worship self, then why then deny your self? Why not be a LOVER of pleasure and do every thing you like to the full extent? But here is a man who wishes to stop smoking and deny himself a cigarette.
---mike4879 on 2/17/17

I agree strongaxe, are you calling me Fat? :)

Seriously though, anything we are supposed to get from God that we use something material or otherwise created for (including our bodies of course) in my opinion is idol worship.

Some people use lies to gain honor when Jesus said we are to seek the honor that comes from God. Some will use people for self gratification. If we think deeply enough on our ways we'll find some idol worship, mankind is a worshiper by nature and no god more quickly worshiped than the golden image of self.
---Pharisee on 2/16/17

I have thought similarly of Halloween. To me, it seems as a Eucharist and a fellowship with demons. As one participates in the death of Christ in the Lord's Supper with the bread and wine, so also, it is my opinion that children participate with demons on Halloween with candy received and eaten. Of smoking, your body is a temple of the holy spirit. You want to treat it well. Just find better things to do. Walk. Breathe!
---mike4879 on 2/16/17

Nicotine is very habit forming. The only people that I know who have successfully "kicked the habit" are those who have become Christians, and went "cold turkey". There are many was you can stop and stay stopped. You really need to pray about it. Pick out some Christian friends that that will help you. In addition, avoid situations that would make you pick up the habit again. Finally, make sure you tell people who smoke around you that you have stopped and they are to help you stay that way, not try and tempt you into smoking.
---WIVV on 2/16/17


By that reasoning, eating is also idol worship. Most people survive on one simple meal a day or less, so eating more than that would be gluttonly - and thus idolatry. Wearing more than the bare minimum rags is idolatry. Most of western society (including most of the lives of most Christians who live in western society) are idolatry. Do you also believe that?

In general, any habits (good or bad) can rise to the level of idolatry if they control you and you can't live without them, but not otherwise.
---StrongAxe on 2/16/17

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Captivate this thinking:

Smoking is Idol worship. It is the god of your serenity. You go to the store and PAY homage to this god. You get into your car and believing in it's power to give peace light it. The lighter is a priestly vestment. It's part of your god's apparel. The ash tray is the altar whereupon you make the offering and the smoke are your prayers for the peace that your god provides.

My friend HATE YOUR gOD and confess your idolatry to the God of Heaven. If you haven't memorize 1John 1:9 and 1Corinthians 10:13 and call upon the God of Heaven for him to deliver according to his promises. Grace be with you.
---Pharisee on 2/16/17

Go to the nearest Catholic church and have Adoration.

You will see a red a lit candle inside a red candle handle. That's how you know Jesus is in the Tabernacle.

After a series of visits you will stop smoking.

---Nicole_Lacey on 2/16/17

I knew a man who said he had been a chain smoker. Because a condition of a daughter, a doctor told him he need to stop smoking. He immediately stopped. What suprise him, he never missed the cigarettes, he never had urges to smoke again, and never suffered withdrawal. I smoke an imaginary cigarette myself. Find something you love more than cigarettes. Maybe that can help you stop smoking.
---mike4879 on 2/16/17

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