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  • Trying to quit

    I decided to quit about a week ago because I kept getting sinus infections and missing work. Not to mention the financial strain buying cigarettes was having on me. I have been a smoker for 20 years, and I bought some patches and they seemed to be working ; at least cutting the cravings down. I joined a gym as well. I was doing ok but the mornings were the hardest so I would take a couple puffs (my husband still smokes) and then would be okay. I went an entire day without smoking at all a couple....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 15 days ago

    Quitting Smoking

    Hi...I am on day 5 of no smoking at all. It is so hard and I'm wondering if anyone else out there has experienced any of the withdrawels I am coping with? The hardest one for me is the extreme anxiety, I have been doing fairly well except for the neck, shoulder and chest muscle tension. It gets severe at times and very hard to deal with. I feel like I can't breath. Is this normal ? It does go away in a little while, sometimes I just have to cry. Help
  • 17 days ago

    How I quit smoking 40 plus years ago

    first define the times you can't smoke. Find things to do at the times you can other than smoke. Nicotine chemical addiction only lasts an average of only14 days or less. You will become what you view your self as. A person who see themselves as a person trying to quit , will only stay a person trying to quit. View yourself instead as a non smoker,and do what non smokers do. Stay away from smokers Do not allow friends to smoke in your presence. This is the program that I developed and it works....
  • 1 month ago

    I Have COPD. I want/need to quit smoking!

    I've been diagnosed with having acute bronchitis last year & I was in a car accident in April 2016 they found out that I now have COPD. I have tried to quit smoking in the past with Chantix. I heard so many bad stories about it that I didn't even give it a try. So I tried on my own repeatedly with no success. My new quit date is January 2, 2017. I'm determined this time because the cigarettes are starting to take effect of my skin & I will not have that.
  • How to stop smoking

    Here is the part that was cut out. 1. You must want to quit for yourself, not for anyone else. 2. You must make up your mind you are never going to take a puff of anything as long as you live. 3. You must realize it will not be easy, but every day it will be easier and you can do it. I tried three times to quit, but making up your mind to never take a puff of anything else as long as you live was the secret.
  • 17 days ago

    Marijuana Usage

    I'm an 18 year old male and weigh about 160 lbs. I've been smoking pot about 3 times a day for over a year now. I have attempted to stop, cut down or just take tolerance breaks and saw little change in my tolerance or in my overall sense of health. I am just wondering with my habits how long it will be until I can clear the THC completely from my system and how long it will be until the urge to smoke becomes less/ends.
  • How to stop smoking

    40 years ago I was smoking over two packs a day. We saw a show on 60 minutes about how smoking does not hurt you put on by a tobacco company. It made my husband so mad he threw down his pack of cigarettes and stopped smoking on the spot. I thought we should finish smoking the carton of cigarettes we had in the kitchen drawer, but knew I better quit too or he would bug me all the time. I really did want to quit at the time. Here is the secret. 1. Your must want to quit for yourself. 2. You must make....
  • 20 days ago

    Quitting Smoking

    I am 77 and managed to quit smoking 43 years ago. I had cut down to 5 a day and only smoked the first half to lessen intake, but found it difficult to quit. So I drank a small glass of water whenever the urge came. I found I did not enjoy having to continually drink water and any smoking appeal shrunk. It turned the additional water helped flushed out my body. Good Luck
  • 19 days ago

    Nicotine Clean 29 years

    The key for me was exercise. I had to quit to get in shape for an employment fitness test, but I feel this is a good strategy for anyone. The financial savings are significant also. Give yourself a goal to spend the money on that you have after you've quit for six months or a year. Mine was a new TV, but it could be a trip or anything.