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 Do you think a person should shower everyday?
or every other day?...


 Even if I sleep approximately 7-8 hours a night, I'm still tired in the morning? What is wrong with me?
I'm 27. Back in college, I'd be able to get 3-4 hours of sleep a night and feel perfectly energized in the morning. It's true that I'm a BIT older now, but I feel like these ...


 How do you get rid of the hick ups?
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 20 years old and experiencing definite hair loss... please help?
I am 20 years old and I've been losing hair for the last 3 years or so, though at the time everyone said it was normal to lose hair. However, I am losing a lot of hair every day. Today, my mom ...


 I know a girl who?
bites chunks out of her fingers, especially thumbs, and they are always really bleedy.
she doesn't bite her nails.
it doesn't seem to hurt her, but she is generally quite stressed,...


 What is your opinion of the United States health care system?
Is it "broken"? Is it perfectly fine? What can we do to help those who are uninsured?...


 What is the fastest way to gain confidence?
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 What is the dirtiest part of your body?
I just want to know whats the the dirtest part of your body ...


 Is it ok to share your chapstick with others?
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 I Can't sleep!!!!!!!!!!! Please help!
Last night I had a horrible night!!! I only slept for like 4 hours and i couldn't fall back asleep!! Now, I am afraid I won't get any sleep again. what can i do to make me fall asleep ...


 Its 5.30am and i can't sleep, any ideas?
Im tired but i can't sleep, and im working tonight so i should be.Any helpful hints for noding back ...


 How long does it take for you to get to sleep?
I only slept about 3 hours yesterday I went to bed at 11pm and was still awake at 6am. The strange thing is I'm never bored I just lye there thinking of things (I find all the best ideas come ...


 Can you ever really get rid of head lice???
All of my household seems to have continuously had headlice for the past 10 years!!! How do you get shot of them ~ without shaving your whole head off!...


 Does smoking effect your looks?
I don't smoke, I haven't even tried it so I'm just curious. If you smoke does it effect your facial look or does it make your body seem any different. But I know how bad it is for you ...


 Got about an hour's work left to do before I go to bed...?
but I'm really tired. Should I carry on working and risk falling asleep at my laptop or should I go to sleep now and then get up an hour earlier??...


 What do we all die of naturally?
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 Do pantyhose keep ticks from biting?

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I heard that wearing pantyhose under your pants while in the woods helps prevent tick bites....


 How many hrs sleep?
whats the recommened hours sleep at night?

i get 6 (i go to bed at 2am and get up about 7.45am

is that bad

i do feel tired i think i need more

has any1 got ...


 Can you drink Rain water?
is it safe to drink rain water???...


 I smoked weed twice about a month ago. will i pass a hair test at the end of december?
i had never tried drugs before and haven't touched the stuff since.
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i work at a tire plant and they require hair tests for everybody....



Me Me
Has anyone else failed after reading Allen Carr's book "The Easy Way"?
I was excited to read his book, expecting a whole lot. I am ready to quit smoking and I thought this book would help me tremendously. I didn't get anything out of the book. Anyone else have any suggestions to help me? Anyone else not "get" the book? Didn't he say in it that he was hypnotized and that's what worked for him???
                     




imagine1
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Your desire to quit smoking should be a burning One!!!! Do you have one?


gia b
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The only way that I ever quit smoking or quit anything for that matter was to do it with other people.Smoke enders helped me a great deal. In fact , so far it is the only thing that was successful for me.Yes, I am still smoking but I quit trying.You must try and try and try and never give up!


muggsie1999
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First, I must tell you that I did not read the book. Second, I must tell you that you do not need a book, hypnosis, acupuncture, patch, gum, lozenge, etc. etc. etc. If you are truly ready to quit smoking, you do not need any crutch. You just need sheer determination. You need to remind yourself constantly that you are ready to quit smoking and are doing it now. No more excuses. Acknowledge the pain. Don't ignore it. Delve into it and tell yourself that your starting a bad habit has resulted in your body reacting in this way when you quit. It is normal. You can handle it. You also need to acknowledge that you honestly cannot have just one cigarette. You have to acknowledge that you are addicted and cannot have even one little cigarette or you will be back to smoking again. I smoked for 50 years and tried everything on the market to quit and kept going back to smoking within a day or two. I refused to accept the fact that I was addicted and so, kept lighting up "just one more time". I had the beginning stages of emphysema and a tumor. I made a pact with God that if the tumor were not malignant, I would quit. Well, when I was told the tumor was not malignant, I pitched the half empty pack of cigarettes. I have not touched one since and it has been over a year. I want one but I won't so much as take one drag. Cold Turkey. It's the only way to do it. Most important of all, you have to be convinced that you CAN do it. It is not that hard. We go back to smoking not because we couldn't give it up, but because we didn't WANT to give it up.


kevin staley
believe it or not not Cocaine and crack addicts have a lower rate of recitivism than smokers. face it we're screwed 6 ways to sunday


joe r.
the first thing you have to understand about addiction is, it is a very personal habit. addictions are born from either genetic components, or learned through exposure.

there is no "one" answer to addiction; it works on different levels for different people. our value systems are different as well. the "not healthy for you" approach works on a minority of our population because most people don't worry about their health, but just "to and from" work.

if you don't understand texts (written media), commercials (visual and audio (hearing), then your "convincing" argument has to be somewhere else; perhaps, in "just practical application".

for me, to stop smoking was practical application: the evening was freezing cold, snowing, and knife-cutting winds. i had run out of cigarettes and waited as long as i could, then after sseveral hours, i put on my heavy boots and coat, and struck out for a convenience store less than a half-mile away.

it was bitter-cold and the blowing-snow made the night blinding. i made it half-way to the store and thought to myself: "...what the hell am i doing?..." i turned around and returned home. i have not smoked since. breaking habits can be a bad thing!!!


andy
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MI'S DIS PATCHES FIRST 21 DAYS THEN COLD TURNEY, AND LOOK AT THE PRICE OF PATCHES AFTER WARDS, THEY SHOULD BE FREE, NO BOOK OR VIDIO WILL HELP ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE/ QUITE NOW WHILE YOUR YOUNG SMOKES ARE POISON AND NOT COOL ANYMORE


brandice t
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I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT A PERSON HAS TO BE PHYSICALLY AS WELL AS EMOTIONALLY READY TO QUIT SMOKING, PLUS YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO OCCUPY YOUR PLEASURE SENSORS WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED WITH SMOKING. AS FAR AS BEING PHYSICALLY READY, IT'S A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT PEOPLE GAIN WEIGHT ONCE THEY QUIT, SO YOU HAVE TO BE READY FOR THAT, POSSIBLY WITH AN EXERCISE REGIMEN. AS FAR AS EMOTIONALLY, THERE WILL BE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS WHICH YOU CAN EITHER CHOOSE TO DEAL WITH OR THERE ARE OPTIONS SUCH AS Nicotine PATCHES, GUM,ETC. LASTLY, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE SUPPORT FROM OTHERS WHO ARE IN THE SAME BOAT WITH REGARDS TO QUITTIING. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!


Richard F
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I did not want to quit smoking, but went to a group hypnotist with my wife. I have not smoked in 3 years since that day. It certainly worked for me.


peppermintpatty
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I, personally never read Mr. Carr's book, but I did conquer my bad habit of smoking. I was a smoker for about 40 years, and was having a lot of bronchial problems, coughing, and shortness of breath. naturally, I blamed everything else but my smoking habit for my ills. I got a real medical scare and was told that I had the beginnings of emphysema. I went home, tore each and every cigarette into pieces threw all of my lighters away, and told myself to live without tobacco. Was it easy? NO, but each day got a little better. When I had the urge, I would go out for a nice long walk and enjoy just breathing. I enrolled in college and began keeping myself busy, and away from smokers, so that I would not be "tempted." In about three weeks the urges became fewer and farther between and by the end of the second month, I was irritated by the smell of smoke. I still am to this day. It has been almost three years and I can breathe, no further advance of emphysema, no bronchial infections, and I am active and can enjoy doing things I used to do before smoking. Believe me when I say, " breathing without wheezing and coughing is WONDERFUL." Please take the plunge and quit. Life only gets better.


psbarnes82
You have to stop smoking on your own it has to be motivated by you. No person can do it for you. Book or otherwise.


Jason M
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Yeah, it's not that easy. buh dum ching! ;)


Caryl B
Just quit, after 3 days the Nicotine is out of your system and you have to change your habits to avoid cigarettes. It works!!


noorlakh
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only deeds can find u easy or hard ways and not the books. it is just an excuse


barbara l
i quit smoking all on my own its easier than you think. my mom used acupuncture it worked for her for about 2 years then she stated again.. you dont gain much weight maybe 5 pounds .. just kick it in the [email protected]@ and quit.


jerry
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not yet


crazychris420
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I believe the best ways to quit smoking is either slow down gradually then quit or eat candy like Peppermint or chew gum. Nothing can make you quit except yourself. My grandmother smoked for 40 years and quit cold turkey. It's in your head.


MMCYSBY
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First thing you need to do is to not smoke for 15 min.after eating or drinking anything. Do this for a week, then don't smoke in your car in addition to the first thing. Each week add one more situation where you do not smoke. This will help you lose the habit of smoking at certain times. then when you are ready to completely quit, use the patches. GOOD LUCK


laczashine
I didn't read the book but I did quit smoking eight years ago. If you're serious about quiting, go to your doctor and see if they have a class you can take, that's what I did and my husband went with me to show support. He ended up quiting too and it's the best accomplishment we ever did. I couldn't even leave a room without picking up my cigarettes first. It was tough the first 2 weeks, after that it was simply keeping my hands busy.


pnn177
If you are wanting to do it the way he did it, and he said he did it through hypnosis, I would suggest that you do the same.


frogman_007_2000
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Use the patches that are available. My wife smoked for about 20 years and quit with patches. I quit by going cold turkey a couple of years ago but ate a bunch of mints and they gave me several cavities.


comparistl
I have not read his book. If you are trying to quit smoking, drinking or any other addiction, you have do so cold turkey. It is like ripping a bandaide off, you do so fast and with no mercy. If you feel you are having withdrawl symptoms, don 't to what they tell you to do, ie, using a Nicotine patch, ect. The idea is to quit cold turkey, so you have to do other activities that take the place of that addiction. If you gamble, don't go near areas you know have casinos, buy lottery tickets or anything else that encourages that sort of risk taking activity. If you smoke, and can chew gum, do it, use mints, hard candy anything sugarless to keep your mouth busy. If you have to put something between your fingers, use pencils, pens, or straws. Eventually what will happen is those urges will slowly fade away. If its diet you need to control, choose a diet like an all protien diet that allows you to eat non stop, but is high protien, for 2 weeks, slowly adding low carb foods to counter those cravings. Your taste for both sugar and other bad things will go away on thier own. Excercise, take walks, do leg lifts, swim, go for hikes or anything you would not want food or alcohol, Nicotine to slow you down. Drink diet soda or tea, water, glasses of flavored no cal or low cal drinks, or milk. All are good for you. You don't need books to get you to quit, or gimmicks, just hard work and determination.


Connie
If you truly want to quit smoking you can and will. I have been smoke free for 9 years. I was a social smoker and easily influenced by environment and stress. So, I enrolled in a Karate program...the money I would have spent on butts paid the tuition...and the physical exercise made me realize how much I wanted to be able to breathe without hacking and wheezing. I did not buy any cigarettes so that if I wanted one I had to "bum it". After six months of training I was smoke free...I stayed out of places where smoking was a predominant part of the atmosphere. It was hard for a while and got easier every time I realized I had said no or gotten through a craving. I stopped smoking because I wanted to and it is gone for good. You can do it too. BTW...I am now a second degree black belt and in awesome shape.


JimTO
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Try smoking the book. If you survive, you will have no trouble quitting.


John
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DO OR DO NOT - THERE IS NO TRY

Throw away all the ashtrays, lighters, etc. Tape your fingers together if you have to. Take vitamins and drink lots of water. Clean that junk out.


Lee Fu
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If you are relying on a book to quit you probably wont be succesfull. I quit smoking and drinking cold turkey,it was tough the first two weeks but after that became very easy. You have really want it then just do it. stay away from people who smoke for awhile.


Connie
My Boyfriend quit last year -he had smoked for over 40 years-- he said he quite because he told himself that he was going to give it up.
If you are not ready to quit then nothing will work. good luck!
As for the book -no never heard of it


Dennis M
To Quit smoking you must want too! It is an addiction! It will take your time and effort and a whole lot of networking with the people you love assisting you. It can be done some people do it right off others go for years before they really want too do it! So, if you really want too stop do it! It will be hard but stick with it and it will happen! Good Luck ! Oh and Book and programs are just for Money! Your the only one that can stop!


MST
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# 1 you have to really want to quit.

The patch helped me quit after 25 years of smoking.

If I quit anyone can. It's not easy, but it can be done.


Lori G
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I'm in the same boat you are ... trying to quit. I have smoked for 26 years and I finally had my head in the right place. I researched a little bit on the internet and found that cutting down was most successful for women. Unfortunately, I got a very, very bad cold that lasted a good week 3 days after I started the cutting down process (I NEVER get sick) and it really threw me off my game. I'm down to about 10 a day (down from about 22 a day) and sticking with it. Some days it is 12, some 13, but I'm determined that I'm going to do it even if it is a slow process. After smoking that many years I know that I've got to change the habit more than the addiction (at least for me).

Good luck!


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