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  • 1 month ago

    Need support for quitting smoking.

    I have smoked for 20 plus years. I am 45 years old and have been diagnosed with COPD. I continued to smoke after the diagnosis. I know stupid. I have been short of breath and wheezing a lot in the last 6 months but still did not quit. It wasn't until this past Saturday that I got a big wake up call. I had to go to hospital by ambulance as my pulse ox was 66%! I had a blood test that basically showed my body not being able to expel the carbon dioxide from my lungs. Had to be put on a BIPAP machine....
  • 1 month ago

    Vaping worked for me

    After several attempts at quitting cold turkey and using the nicotine gum, I did manage to quit for a period of time but the cravings and urge to smoke never went away and I eventually fell back into smoking socially. Through friends I discovered vaping and I have no urge to smoke at all and can for the first time say confidently that I will never smoke again. Vaping has some risks but it causes far less harm than smoking. The great thing is that with vaping I don't have strong urges to vape....
  • 1 month ago

    Getting my spouse to cut down on smoking.

    Wondering what patch and strength would be good to start a person whos a pack a day 40yrs of smoking.I finally figured it out and when he's in my car or on a trip or a length of time he gets agitated easily. Thought hes just being a jerk..lightbulb. he needs that nicotine! So anybody experienced that was successful in using the patch.I asked him hes game for it but clueless where to start. So he can pop on the patch when needed and does it work? Hes a heavy smoker and has tried zyban which made....
  • 1 month ago

    I have tried 2 quit smoking on patch,but on meds 4 my lower back

    sorry I didn't understand the post title,so how do I quit on these high potent drugs @ the same time n I have 1 or 2 drags in the morning w/my coffee n if on my meds I smoke w/patch n I know not suppose 2,but its harder 2 quit somking then when we gave up crack many years ago,so any thoughts on this would be awesome t.y.
  • 1 month ago

    Allen Carr or Chantix

    I used Chantix and read Allen carr book. I was not actually regular on Chantix and many times miss. I stopped o Feb 6th and now reached 45 days. I had 5 cigarette during this first few days as I was not strictly pushing me to stop until I reach March 1st. Then onward, it is real and so far I dont see reason to go back. There is urge always but easier to control. A small relapse is not a reason to start again. Use it as a way to understand your weakness and vulnerability to reaffirm the decision.....
  • 1 month ago

    Always need to smoke when I drive

    I don't know how to stop smoking when I'm driving. I feel like smoking is getting in the way of my daily life. It's all I think about. Just got a new car and it stinks of cigarettes. I need a cigarette at work, when I'm studying, or out with friends. It's too much, but I don't know where to start. I'm hoping someone here can give me some tips. I don't have friends to talk to about this issue.
  • 1 month ago

    So glad I decided to quit

    I am on day 15 of Chantix and day 2 of no smoking. So far so good. I am glad Chantix is working well for me. No side effects. I like how it takes away the cravings. Its a 12 week medication so by then I would think I would no longer have the urge to smoke. Hopefully. I have smoked for 20 years. It is about time I stop and think of my health.
  • 1 month ago


    Just started to take Chantix last week. First 3-4 days seems I wanted to smoke more and now I don't even want to finish one. Tried the patch, gum, mints which didn't work. Really hopes Chantix works because at 62 yrs old and smoking for many years it's time to quit. Was starting to get shortness of breath that was scaring me. Note - no side effects yet from Chantix
  • 1 month ago

    One year milestone and I'm still not smoking!

    I recently had my one year milestone of not smoking on 4-21-17. Conveniently right after 420, the Pot Celebration day. I wanted to post to those on this site encouraging others that it can be done. It wasn't easy for the first two weeks because I was miserable and probably tough to be around. My diagnosis of COPD on 4-21-16 was all I needed to quit. No patches, gum, pills or anything. I did flood myself with water, vitamins and ate healthy, but no substitution or alternative habits. I stopped....
  • 2 months ago

    Stevia and quitting smoking

    I've been seeing websites touting that several drops of stevia under the tongue will help you stop smoking, but I have not seen any authoritative medical sources giving information about it. Has anyone had luck with this as a way to stop, or have you seen any studies about this?