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  • 5 days ago

    cigarettes vs e-cigarettes

    Hi everyone, I am on my umpteenth time to try and quit smoking. I've been smoking for about 40 yrs. My son convinced me to start using e-cigarettes instead of smoking cigarettes. He told me that it was better for you and I can cut down on the amount of nicotine I'm getting over time. Then I was told that vaping was even worse for you than cigarettes. I just don't know. I do know that with the vaping, I breathe better and feel better. I believe that I can cut down in a short time with....
  • 5 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...
  • 6 days ago

    Not my first time trying to quit, but I believe I'm ready now

    Hi everyone! I guess this is an introductory post if that's alright. I've been smoking for 20 years (with a few breaks and a few times cutting down as much as I could, still feeling a bit guilty and hopeless about these failures) and am now trying one more time with the patch, lozenges, and ecigs. Cold turkey turned me into a monster, and I am now trying to come up with the best combination of things which have worked the longest for me. I don't really have much support in my real life....
  • 9 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

    Smoking Relapse

    I was raised in a family of smokers. My parents, my siblings and now my son, nieces and nephews. My parents are gone now and a few years ago my siblings quit smoking. I finally jumped on the bandwagon but during the Christmas holiday I relapsed. I've been smoking 2-3 cigarettes a day and I know its only a matter of time that I will be back at it. I'm so disappointed in myself and really thought I would make it this time. What has worked for others during a relapse? I want to get back on the....
  • 1 month ago

    Quit for 11 years!

    Hello everyone! I have been quit for 11+ years and I have never felt more amazing. I just wanted to get on here to let all of you know that there is a light at the end. YOU will get there! I used Wellbutrin and a message board similar to this. Keep up the good work, if you fail just get back on track. You are doing this for YOUR health. I was once where you were. I had to stop visiting people who smoked, being anywhere near any place that allowed smoking. I did this for 3 months!!! You can do it....
  • 1 month 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?
  • 1 month ago

    the only one who smokes

    I don't have any friends and only one family member who smokes. I live alone and only have myself to answer to. I use tobacco as a crutch... gives me something to do when I am home alone. It is "my friend". of course, it is an addiction. I don't smoke around anyone and all the public places are non smoking. I have to get my head into the game of not smoking but it is difficult to do when I have only myself to talk me out of it.
  • 2 months ago

    I've tried sooooo many times

    I'm 59 and I've been smoking since I was 13. I know I have to stop because I have a hard time breathing sometimes and I know I would feel better. The previous times I lasted about 1 1/2 weeks and the urge comes over me like a storm and I end up smoking again. I'm going to keep trying but I do wish they had more resources then they do. Nicotine, we're told, is the most addictive chemical there is but yet any drug dependencies (ex: heroin addiction ) seem to get more help then we do....
  • 2 months 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....