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  • 5 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.
  • 11 days ago

    I only smoke if I go to the casinos

    I only smoke if I go to casinos but I love going there
  • 16 days ago

    Soon I want to go to the casino

    Folks, soon I would like to go with my friends to our local casino, but I know that a lot of people are smoking there , and this annoys me, because usually I have a sore throat at the next day... Sorry, but I would like to ask you what to do as I don't want to refuse my friends...
  • 29 days 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

    QUIT .....

    Hi everyone, I had my last cigarette Wednesday September 4th 2019. Yes, 2 days ago......I'm using the patch, so far so good. I've been crabby......cried......got mad and was miserable......that was day 1 lol. Today is not so bad and finding the board to share ideas is awesome. I hope I can find help here or at least an ear to listen......I will try to do the same for you all. WE CAN DO THIS !!
  • 1 month 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....
  • 2 months ago

    Help

    I have been smoking for 46 years I started chantix in Jan most days I go without any cigarettes but 3 out of 7 I have to have 1 cigarette. Any words of wisdom on how to get past that 1 cigarette?
  • 2 months ago

    My story is almost the same

    I lived alone so this was easier. For the first 3 days I felt terrible because of a health issue that scared me. I layed on the sofa and closed my eyes and every 15 minutes considered getting up and driving to 7/11 to buy a pack of cigarettes, opening it and lighting one. I visualized evey action and feeling. The second day and the third were less often. I got up on the forth day and began to act more normally. When I felt an urge to smoke I drank a glass of water or started playing solitare. This....
  • 2 months ago

    pre employment nicotine test

    I have read several posts already concerning nicotine/cotinine testing for employment. my question is the following: i have been smoke free for 4 weeks and dont plan on returning to it. i used to burn 6 to 8 cigs, sometimes less or none at all per day. i am required to take a drug screen including nicotine for employment at a new job opportunity. i bought several otc nicotine test kits and so far they read negative. is it too early to assume i am good to go in regards to taking the employers drug....
  • 2 months ago

    Just started

    Hope to quit before August 14th