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  • 21 hours 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,....
  • 1 day 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.
  • 3 days ago

    Opinions on medications

    I have tried everything except prescription medications. What have any of you tried?
  • 10 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....
  • 17 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....
  • 23 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....
  • 29 days ago

    quit

    I have been so sick that I haven't been able to smoke, I lost the desire, very strange I have no cravings. I have been through this before then after a month or so I want a cigarette and start again. I don't get it, how can a person go a months or months without a cigarette then have cravings?
  • 1 month ago

    Hoarseness and dry cough days after quitting

    I quit smoking 11 days ago. I am using the lozenges and besides being irritable occasionally, I do not have withdrawal symptoms. I have no doubt that I will quit successfully. I smoked for 12 years, quit for 8 years, life happened and I started smoking after hanging with other smokers during a time of stress. This time, I have been smoking for 8 years and I am done. However, just a couple of days after quitting, I felt like I had a cold...you know the kind that settles in your chest. I guess I started....
  • 1 month ago

    Quitting today

    I am going to need a lot of help. Life is crazy for me right now but it is so necessary for me to quit.
  • 1 month ago

    Need support for quitting smoking.

    I have smoked for 20 plus years. I am 45 years old and have been diagnosed with COPD. I continued to smoke after the diagnosis. I know stupid. I have been short of breath and wheezing a lot in the last 6 months but still did not quit. It wasn't until this past Saturday that I got a big wake up call. I had to go to hospital by ambulance as my pulse ox was 66%! I had a blood test that basically showed my body not being able to expel the carbon dioxide from my lungs. Had to be put on a BIPAP machine....