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  • 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.
  • 17 days ago

    Quit smoking 4 months ago

    I have quit smoking by using the lozenges. I have read that you sometimes cough more after you quit which was not the case with me, in fact my cough went away within a couple of weeks, however, I still have a lot of mucus and phlegm stuck in my throat 4 months later. It's not as bad as when I first quit but still annoying. Is this due to the cilia functioning again?
  • 22 days ago

    Questions about cigarette breath?

    My girlfriend claims that she has quit cigarette since last month, but I still smell it when we kiss, coming from her throat. She's a regular smoker. How come the smell does stay even after a month. How can I detect if she had quit smoking or not. I am not trying to be the mr controlling guy but, I have also tasted cigarettes, though it may take a while before the sensation gets away, but I do not think that the breath will stay for long, like, over a month, especially when you use mouthwash....
  • 3rd time trying to stop smoking ....

    This attempt is going to be different then the first two times..... I am 50 years old and I started smoking when I was 14 years old so that mean 36 years I have been smoking. This time i had to the ER it was not a very nice seen that day i could not talk without coughing had fever and cold chills and could breathe and could not even walk as far as 15 ft without getting tired, when the doctor said i have Accute phneumonia. I knew it was even more serious. I am trying to quit now the first day without....
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 1 month 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?
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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.
  • 2 months 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....