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  • 3 months ago

    Questions about cigarette breath?

    My girlfriend claims that she has quit cigarette since last month, but I still smell it when we kiss, coming from her throat. She's a regular smoker. How come the smell does stay even after a month. How can I detect if she had quit smoking or not. I am not trying to be the mr controlling guy but, I have also tasted cigarettes, though it may take a while before the sensation gets away, but I do not think that the breath will stay for long, like, over a month, especially when you use mouthwash....
  • 3rd time trying to stop smoking ....

    This attempt is going to be different then the first two times..... I am 50 years old and I started smoking when I was 14 years old so that mean 36 years I have been smoking. This time i had to the ER it was not a very nice seen that day i could not talk without coughing had fever and cold chills and could breathe and could not even walk as far as 15 ft without getting tired, when the doctor said i have Accute phneumonia. I knew it was even more serious. I am trying to quit now the first day without....
  • 4 months ago

    Kidney pain after quitting smoking

    I'm 6+ weeks smoke free after a 25 year cigarette habit, chewing 2mg nicotine gum once or twice a day to keep the jones off. So far, so good. I'm eating well, excercising regularly, and staying hydrated, but this week I'm getting severe kidney pain, which I've noticed before in previous, less successful quitting attempts. When I've experienced this in the past, I've had ultrasound scans performed to check for kidney stones or other obvious damage, with negative results. Anyone....
  • 4 months 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?
  • 4 months ago

    Husband is still smoking

    I have been doing really well. I haven't bought a pack of cigarettes in over two months. However, my husband still smokes. He does not encourage me, but just having the smell and the cigarettes around the house is difficult. I will admit that I smoke one of his 1 or 2 times a day. They are regular and not menthol, which helps.... but still not where I want to be. I have tried to encourage him to quit, but that hasn't happened yet. Any tips? Rebecca
  • 4 months ago

    16 year old teen - I made a bad decision and I am trying to fix it. Please help me.

    Hey guys, (sorry for the bad grammar, I don't live in USA) I started smoking cigarettes when I was a freshmen, and moved on to vaping after finishing the first semester of soph. I thought that smoking cigarettes were okay, since I continued maintain perfect scores. I also thought that smoking cigarettes made me look though compared to other students. But now, as a junior, I learned that smoking cigarettes underaged makes me look ignorant, and I learned that the hard way. I am now dependent on....
  • 4 months 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....
  • 4 months 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....
  • 4 months 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....
  • 4 months 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.