Filter by
  • 2 months ago

    Quit for 11 years!

    Hello everyone! I have been quit for 11+ years and I have never felt more amazing. I just wanted to get on here to let all of you know that there is a light at the end. YOU will get there! I used Wellbutrin and a message board similar to this. Keep up the good work, if you fail just get back on track. You are doing this for YOUR health. I was once where you were. I had to stop visiting people who smoked, being anywhere near any place that allowed smoking. I did this for 3 months!!! You can do it....
  • 2 months 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?
  • 2 months ago

    the only one who smokes

    I don't have any friends and only one family member who smokes. I live alone and only have myself to answer to. I use tobacco as a crutch... gives me something to do when I am home alone. It is "my friend". of course, it is an addiction. I don't smoke around anyone and all the public places are non smoking. I have to get my head into the game of not smoking but it is difficult to do when I have only myself to talk me out of it.
  • 3 months ago

    I've tried sooooo many times

    I'm 59 and I've been smoking since I was 13. I know I have to stop because I have a hard time breathing sometimes and I know I would feel better. The previous times I lasted about 1 1/2 weeks and the urge comes over me like a storm and I end up smoking again. I'm going to keep trying but I do wish they had more resources then they do. Nicotine, we're told, is the most addictive chemical there is but yet any drug dependencies (ex: heroin addiction ) seem to get more help then we do....
  • 3 months ago

    Have to stop for surgery

    I have been smoking for years have major back issues that I need lumbar fusion, I smoke a half a pack a day , everything was set up for the surgery with work care at home afterwards my grandson being taken care of since I have custody of him, the week before I was told insurance denied nicotine free for 6 weeks, I now have to take a urine test in a few weeks they placed me on chantex , I pray this works I want to get back t my life of working out being active and not depressed behind all of this....
  • 4 months 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.
  • 5 months ago

    Vaping worked for me

    After several attempts at quitting cold turkey and using the nicotine gum, I did manage to quit for a period of time but the cravings and urge to smoke never went away and I eventually fell back into smoking socially. Through friends I discovered vaping and I have no urge to smoke at all and can for the first time say confidently that I will never smoke again. Vaping has some risks but it causes far less harm than smoking. The great thing is that with vaping I don't have strong urges to vape....
  • 5 months ago

    QUIT .....

    Hi everyone, I had my last cigarette Wednesday September 4th 2019. Yes, 2 days ago......I'm using the patch, so far so good. I've been crabby......cried......got mad and was miserable......that was day 1 lol. Today is not so bad and finding the board to share ideas is awesome. I hope I can find help here or at least an ear to listen......I will try to do the same for you all. WE CAN DO THIS !!
  • 5 months 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....
  • 6 months ago

    My story is almost the same

    I lived alone so this was easier. For the first 3 days I felt terrible because of a health issue that scared me. I layed on the sofa and closed my eyes and every 15 minutes considered getting up and driving to 7/11 to buy a pack of cigarettes, opening it and lighting one. I visualized evey action and feeling. The second day and the third were less often. I got up on the forth day and began to act more normally. When I felt an urge to smoke I drank a glass of water or started playing solitare. This....