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  • 2 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.
  • 6 days ago

    how i began smoking

    today i was going back, kinda rewinding in my mind about my cig habit. i was about 15 or 16 at the time i started smoking, at first i would only take a drag but now i smoke them by the pack. what does that say? i guess first the devil asks you in then he stabs you in the back. my 2 cents today, for what it is worth.
  • 7 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....
  • 10 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....
  • 24 days 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

    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....
  • 1 month ago

    Addicted to Nicotine Lozenges

    Hello, My husband is addicted to Nicotine Lozenges. He has never smoked but a friend of his at work started chewing Nicorette years ago and he would chew a few here and there and now years later he is addicted to the lozenges (the gum makes him feel sick). It's costing a fortune for this habit as he has 2 tablets in his month ALL DAY! I have done all the research I can do make him aware that its not healthy long term. He has high blood pressure already. He wants to stop but cannot do it. Does....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    37 year old needs help

    I am a 37 year old with a 2 year old. I have tried so many options out there and nothing has worked. Desperate to quit smoking . I've been smoking for 18 years. And I need to stop. I read about the withdrawal and that's what stops me from quiting. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • 1 month ago

    Constipation after quitting smoking

    I have been trying to quit smoking for approx 6 months, and have been able to deal with withdrawal symptoms fairly easily however cigarettes had always made me need the toilet and without them I become constipated and so have relapsed due to the discomfort after 3 weeks of not smoking in which time my bowel movements were around once a week and usually did not provide much relief. Are there any aids that could assist me or will this just have to resolve itself over time? Until I can have regular....