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  • Kidney pain after quitting smoking

    I'm 6+ weeks smoke free after a 25 year cigarette habit, chewing 2mg nicotine gum once or twice a day to keep the jones off. So far, so good. I'm eating well, excercising regularly, and staying hydrated, but this week I'm getting severe kidney pain, which I've noticed before in previous, less successful quitting attempts. When I've experienced this in the past, I've had ultrasound scans performed to check for kidney stones or other obvious damage, with negative results. Anyone....
  • 5 days ago

    Just stopped Smoking...

    I had stopped smoking in 2004 - had not smoked for 11 years. Then, in 2016, I separated, got divorced, sold a house, moved, two kids in college and starting taking on a bigger role as care giver to elderly mother - in another state so I started smoking AGAIN. I just bought a pack last night - smoked today and realized I HATE SMOKING! Broke the cigarettes, threw them in the trash and threw away my lighter. I joined this message board for support. I don't want to smoke and I need help. Next stop....
  • 6 days 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?
  • 11 days ago

    Husband is still smoking

    I have been doing really well. I haven't bought a pack of cigarettes in over two months. However, my husband still smokes. He does not encourage me, but just having the smell and the cigarettes around the house is difficult. I will admit that I smoke one of his 1 or 2 times a day. They are regular and not menthol, which helps.... but still not where I want to be. I have tried to encourage him to quit, but that hasn't happened yet. Any tips? Rebecca
  • 11 days ago

    stick with it

    I have been a smoker for 40 some years and have to quit, but I find it very difficult, looking for support and suggestions to help me get through the process in the beginning, the hardest time for me is first thing in the morning, as I smoke in the first 10 minutes after I wake up.
  • 16 days ago

    Need to quit because of health.

    Hi, I need to quit smoking. I have bad stomach ulcers. As long as I keep smoking they won't get better. I also have bad anxiety and smoking makes it worse. I have been smoking for 30 years. I tried Chantixs and had really bad side affects. Tried the patch and smoked with the patch on. I really need help with this. Any suggestions.
  • 22 days ago

    16 year old teen - I made a bad decision and I am trying to fix it. Please help me.

    Hey guys, (sorry for the bad grammar, I don't live in USA) I started smoking cigarettes when I was a freshmen, and moved on to vaping after finishing the first semester of soph. I thought that smoking cigarettes were okay, since I continued maintain perfect scores. I also thought that smoking cigarettes made me look though compared to other students. But now, as a junior, I learned that smoking cigarettes underaged makes me look ignorant, and I learned that the hard way. I am now dependent on....
  • 22 days ago

    Quit again 4 days ago.

    Hi, I’m glad WebMD has this stop smoking message board for me to lean on and to have a place to be accountable and to go to when I need to talk through this. I had stopped smoking before for about 10 years but fighting for my daughter (still fighting) in a horrible still ongoing custody battle with an Alienating Parent that has Alienated my daughter from me 7-1/2 years ago ended up with me reaching for my drug fix of nicotine/cigarette after not seeing my daughter at month 7 and of course it got....
  • 22 days ago

    Addicted to smoking, my health depends on me quitting

    Hi, I am glad I found this support page. I have heart disease, COPD with severe asthma, osteoporosis, and several other health issues that are all critical reasons why I need to quit smoking. I have tried e-cigs, vapes, Chantix, patches, antidepressant's, gum, lozenges, candy, eating, walking, exercising, yoga, support meetings, you name it, I've probably already tried it. Nothing helps, and several of the above mentioned attempts didn't agree with my stomach or my being prevented from....
  • 22 days ago

    Daily weed smoker, cough with no other symptoms for 3 months... What is it?

    For about 3 years I’ve been smoking weed about once or twice a day from a joint or bong. I never smoke tobacco/blunts, or nicotine vapes. I’m 17 years old, pretty active, and generally healthy. 3 months ago, I got a normal cold, followed by a dry cough. After a couple weeks I began to cough exessive amounts of clear phlegm. Once or twice, there was a little blood in the phlegm. Sometimes, I can’t breath when I cough. I went to the doctor, they said my lungs were clear and prescribed me with an inhaler....