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  • 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

    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

    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....
  • 1 month 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.
  • 1 month ago

    Nicotine patches work when there’s no other option!

    A few days before my 60th birthday, I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke (brain bleed) and found myself confined to ICU. I started smoking at age 16 - that’s 46 years of hard core smoking. My dependency had grown to 3 packages a day. As they poked and prodded to find out whatever they could about my condition, they allowed me to wear a nicotine patch. While hospitalized I forgot about the patch, as I realized it was the patch or nothing. When I went home I wanted to continue using the nicotine patch,....
  • 1 month ago

    I am trying to quit smoking and failing miserably!

    I smoked for about 10 years and when I got pregnant with my first child, I quit. I was a nonsmoker for 8 years and during a difficult time in my life, I picked up a pack of cigarettes and have continued to smoke for the last 8 years. I have done some pretty stupid things in my life but, that was definitely the most STUPID thing I've ever done. Now, I smoke 2 packs a day. I've been trying to quit since January 2019. I've tried the patch and the gum and they are helpful with the physical....
  • 2 months ago


    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?
  • 3 months 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....
  • 3 months 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.
  • 3 months 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....