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  • 6 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.
  • 12 days ago

    Smoke free 1 month

    I have been smoke free 1 month. I feel tired most of my days & have like 0% energy. I am currently on the 14mg patch. I also have bloating. My quit has had good days & bad.. think the worse of it is trying to break the habit of always having a cigarette.. anyone advise?
  • 17 days ago

    4 years

    Just found the board. I just passed the 4 year mark smoke free and I owe it to has been a good send. If I can answer any questions please ask. Good luck to all.
  • 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.
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    How I quit smoking painlessly

    Hope this helps someone. I was a pack and a half to two packs a day for 33 years. Quit in 1989 & in 2001 I started having problems from smoking. How did I quit? First I always had a cup of coffee & a cigarette. I was known as Mr. Coffee at work. I quit coffee about two months before quitting cigarettes. I substituted WATER whenever I wanted coffee & continued drinking water whenever I wanted Coffee or a cigarette. I actually lost weight & did feel better. To this day I drink a lot....
  • 1 month ago

    Stop Smoking

    I stop smoking last February and I now have anxiety attacks really bad, I can’t eat or drink very much at all because it causes my stomach to bloat and makes me feel like I can’t breathe. I am proud I stop smoking but these side effects makes me wonder if I made the right choice.
  • Really need to quit

    I have had 2 AAA surgeries and told that the next time it happens they are going to have to cut off my legs...which i do not want to happen...i tried the patch with no effect...i am now on Chantix, which is helping but not enough,,,i still want a cigarette, and will tqake a couple puffs off my husband, at work i am good as long as i stay busy...please HELP
  • 1 month ago

    Side effects from Chantix

    I have been taking Chantix to quit smoking for a week. I am having major side effects regarding being irritated, angry, crying, etc. It's honestly getting bad. I also have really lost ambition when it comes to even being productive at work or home. Little things that used to not bother me, are so intense it's crazy. I've also had very vivid dreams at night. My main question is should I continue taking it or stop? I want to quit smoking, but these feelings are not the best especially when....
  • 1 month ago

    Still struggling

    I’m 56 years old and tried both chantix and Wellbutrin and had an allergic reaction to both. Now I’m on the patch. I also have a prescription for Nicotrol which most people have never heard of. I’m on day three without a cigarette. That’s actually an improvement for me. I’m trying to build a support system and I’m getting notifications that people are responding to me but I’m having a hard time figuring out how to use WebMD when I get responses from people. I really need help. It’s so hard right....