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  • 2 days ago

    Allen Carr or Chantix

    I used Chantix and read Allen carr book. I was not actually regular on Chantix and many times miss. I stopped o Feb 6th and now reached 45 days. I had 5 cigarette during this first few days as I was not strictly pushing me to stop until I reach March 1st. Then onward, it is real and so far I dont see reason to go back. There is urge always but easier to control. A small relapse is not a reason to start again. Use it as a way to understand your weakness and vulnerability to reaffirm the decision.....
  • 3 days 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

    So glad I decided to quit

    I am on day 15 of Chantix and day 2 of no smoking. So far so good. I am glad Chantix is working well for me. No side effects. I like how it takes away the cravings. Its a 12 week medication so by then I would think I would no longer have the urge to smoke. Hopefully. I have smoked for 20 years. It is about time I stop and think of my health.
  • 3 days ago

    Chantix

    Just started to take Chantix last week. First 3-4 days seems I wanted to smoke more and now I don't even want to finish one. Tried the patch, gum, mints which didn't work. Really hopes Chantix works because at 62 yrs old and smoking for many years it's time to quit. Was starting to get shortness of breath that was scaring me. Note - no side effects yet from Chantix
  • 4 days ago

    One year milestone and I'm still not smoking!

    I recently had my one year milestone of not smoking on 4-21-17. Conveniently right after 420, the Pot Celebration day. I wanted to post to those on this site encouraging others that it can be done. It wasn't easy for the first two weeks because I was miserable and probably tough to be around. My diagnosis of COPD on 4-21-16 was all I needed to quit. No patches, gum, pills or anything. I did flood myself with water, vitamins and ate healthy, but no substitution or alternative habits. I stopped....
  • 4 days ago

    Getting my spouse to cut down on smoking.

    Wondering what patch and strength would be good to start a person whos a pack a day 40yrs of smoking.I finally figured it out and when he's in my car or on a trip or a length of time he gets agitated easily. Thought hes just being a jerk..lightbulb. he needs that nicotine! So anybody experienced that was successful in using the patch.I asked him hes game for it but clueless where to start. So he can pop on the patch when needed and does it work? Hes a heavy smoker and has tried zyban which made....
  • 4 days ago

    Desperate for help, with special circumstances!!

    I am a long-term 1 pk per day smoker, truly at the end of my rope! I've tried more times than I can ever count to stop, and failed repeatedly. I've questioned my commitment, tried different medical quit smoking aides, etc...all to no avail. Are there people out there, like me, who are truly beyond or too late to stop, you think? Oh, plz let me add this, many advise physical activity, ie: a brisk walk, exercise, etc to work off stressful moments and it makes sense. But, after suffering a brain....
  • 18 days 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?
  • 21 days ago

    News Flash: ‘Social Smoking’ Still Boosts Health Risks

    If you think that having an occasional cigarette in social settings is less dangerous for your heart than smoking a pack a day, think again. Click here to read more: http://wb.md/2p4HJqJ How often do you have the occasional cigarette? We'd love to hear from you.

  • 1 month ago

    Going to hypnosis next Monday night...

    Smoked for 30 years, tried it all but always started again. I think I could probably just stop without anything at this age and time. Haven't tried to quit for 10 years. Wife wants to see if hypnosis could be a simple switch. I read an article that indicated you cut your chances of dying in half over the next 15 years by quitting at the age of 50. I don't like those odds. At all... I'm 47.. I need to quit. I gotta 4 year old that I may not see graduate high school.