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OCD and Smoking Advice Needed

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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OCD and Smoking Advice Needed

Whenever I smoke a cigarette, I have to think of the "right" thoughts before and during the cigarette. I thought of a violent movie scene right before I smoked a cigarette. Now I tell myself I have to think of a non-violent thought and then immediately smoke another cigarette. If I think of the wrong song quote, the wrong movie quote, the wrong image while smoking during my last puff, then I immediately have to smoke another one where I'm not thinking the "wrong" thought. I know it doesn't make sense. I shouldn't have to smoke if I don't want to smoke, but I keep doing it anyway. My father tries to speak logic to me. Everything he says about the stupidity of doing these rituals is right on. I know that I don't have to smoke if I don't want to but I do it anyway. Can anybody give me some advice on ways to not compulsively smoke?

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Old 12-05-2010, 07:17 AM   #2
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Re: OCD and Smoking Advice Needed

Ha! Me too! If I think a bad thought while putting out a cigarette, I have to smoke another and try and force myself to think something else that isn't as bad. I am so afraid that that the thought I think while putting out the cigarette will happen, that I spend days thinking about it. It just wears me out. If only I can think of something pleasent I would be o.k. then. I don't smoke because of it. Although I sometimes like to have one to relax me, but am so afraid of doing this ritual again that I don't. I thought I was the only one doing this. You have really helped me with your post.

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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Re: OCD and Smoking Advice Needed

Ohh God, i dont know how could i abled to quit this thing, my wife had a great effort to quit my smoking. Best of luck try to change thinking and mind. Think its a just a habit.

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