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  • 8 days ago

    Smoker for 38 years

    Smoked 2 packs a day for 38 years. After I was diagnosed with COPD (emphysema) it took me another 2 years to quit in spite of my diagnosis!! NUTS or WHAT!!!!! Emphysema is AWFUL...trust me. I managed to quit smoking (12 years April 1st/2017) by chewing on sugarless gum every time I wanted a smoke. That was a lot of gum chewing initially but IT WORKED!! Mint or peppermint flavored gum removed my craving over time. Now I'm going to be completely honest.....I'd love a cigarette at this very....
  • 8 days ago

    Trying to quit again

    This is my first time posting. It has been so helpful reading many of the postings. I don't feel so alone with quitting. I wish you all the best. And for those who have reached the goal of being quit, YAY!! That is my hope too. In truth, as I am about to reach my sixth decade, my body keeps telling me to knock it off and take better care. It's not that I am a heavy smoker, it's that I have smoked for a long time, with a seven year break from it when I had children (so a total of 37 years....
  • 8 days ago

    Powerless over cigarettes, help

    I appreciate the pre ious post. I am also in the same powerlessness over quiting a addiction that's killing me and need help quitting smoking. Thank you for your help.
  • 8 days ago

    Quitting smoking ... weaning. The only way I know how (for today)

    I am a 51 year old woman who has smoked all her life. I am trying to stop, eventually. I have weaned myself down from 20 cpd to 10 cpd. I have been at 10 cpd for over a week and have no idea when I will wean any further. I am pleased with myself. I have many other health issues and for where I am it is the only thing I can do to at least "help" myself. Unfortunately, by weaning I am also allowing the withdrawals to last longer. My choice. The dry coughing, etc., which I understand to be....
  • 8 days ago

    Help!

    I'm 34 years old and stopped smoking 3 1/2 days ago. I'm wearing the patch. I've quit 389074592873 times and cold turkey is not the answer for me. For the past year and a half I've been wearing the patch all day at work (12-15 hours), 3-4 days per week; however, as soon as I get in the car after work I rip the patch off and smoke one after the other. When I'm not at work, I usually smoke 10-20 cigarettes a day. I'm extremely irritable right now and annoying everyone I know....
  • 9 days ago

    i really want to get away from these cigarettes! Dang IT

    July will make it 1 year since I started smoking again. I smoked from age 13 until I was 35 and i used the patches and did great! Smoke free for 7 years and then I drank alcohol with family and i started smoking for the next 18 mo then quit cold turkey and it was so easy. Now I smoke again and my throat never gets used to the cigarettes, always clearing it out. Drives me crazy. I work in a hospital surrounded with people that are dying from cancer and lungs removed and COPD and O2 tanks. This really....
  • 10 days ago

    Juuling???

    Juuling has more nicotine than vape. But is it better for you than smoking?
  • 12 days ago

    Chantix

    Hello, I have just recently started taking Chantix; this is my 3rd day. However, since I have started taking it I have severe tingling in my hands (the worst being in my hands) and at times running up my arms and feet. It started in my hands when I went to the restroom to wash them the 1st day and now it is happening when I am out in the sun and/or get hot. It is so very uncomfortable and sometimes hard to bear. I have taken Chantix 2 other times in the recent years w/ no side effects and not sure....
  • 16 days 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.
  • 20 days ago

    How I quit smoking

    Hello I used to be a heavy smoker. After experiencing some health issues due to smoking, I wanted to quit smoking as soon as possible. I didn’t wanted to smoke once I started to have the issues, but I couldn't. I was not able to control the urge of smoking. But, thanks to my friend who introduced me to vaping. After vaping, I never had to look back. It was wonderful. In the beginning my body and I had problems accepting the vape. But after a week, I started feeling okay. And now only vaping,....