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nmbrown863

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2019, 08:27:25 pm »
Good luck! It is hard but you can do it! I quit for a few months but unfortunately started back up. I really need to buckle down this time and quit for good!

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2019, 07:37:03 am »
This reminds me of what Yoda said in Star Wars, "No try, only do". (or something to that effect)

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2019, 08:46:14 am »
 :o Wow awesome stories of success, thank you all! And Vicki Sue, I know what you mean, there are 2 other smokers in my household right now, but if I can move away from here, I hope it will help. Plus I'll be busier with my new life. So far I have no side effects from the Chantix, but not feeling like I'm gaining any ground either. But again, it's still early. I wish I had the will power to just stop and never pick one up again. But I'm not there yet. Thanks again everyone!  :thumbsup:  :)

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2019, 09:55:24 am »
Good Luck to you.  I was a smoker and it was hard quitting, but I really enjoy not having to smell like smoke and I did not like that I gained 10 pounds, but it is so worth it. Do it for your health also.  Smoking for that long your lungs are really black, but once you quit it can regain the way it is suppose to look.  Good Luck again!!

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2019, 08:51:55 pm »
Good luck on quitting smoking. I have never smoked a cigarette and I am so glad that I didn't.
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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2019, 09:01:33 am »
Good luck with the smoking.  45 years is a long time to try to change.  I don't know anyone who has used Chantix but it is good you don't have any side effects.  Also - I grew up in Iowa and am proud of it  ;D  The midwest people are the best!

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2019, 11:26:25 am »
Hi!

I smoked at least a pack a day for maybe 11-12 years and tried other methods first and never made it longer than a few weeks before relapsing.

I quit smoking using Chantix nearly twelve years ago. It was very expensive at the time and not covered by any sort of insurance. I think I smoked a few days after I started taking it and like they advertise, you just "lose" the taste/interest in it.

I did NOT have any adverse side effects. I took full dose for the first month and weaned myself off it within a few months. I have NEVER relapsed. December 1 will mark my 12 years quit.

You can do this! I think the first step is actually WANTING to quit. Also important is motivators (like moving near family) and having a support system.

(Edited to add after reading comments - I was still married when I made the decision to quit and my husband still smoked. We never smoked in the house/car, so it wasn't a big issue. We separated and divorced within a year of quitting. It can be hard if you are constantly around other smokers, but stay strong!)
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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2019, 01:42:42 am »
If you already motivated,now you just need to find some hobby,first time will be difficult,but from day to day you will can do it,never give up,hands up,till your bone collapse

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2019, 08:02:41 am »
I smoked for 32 years but quit 20 years ago by using the Nicoderm patch. I really really wanted to quit. I didn't take anything by mouth like Chantix, just used the patches. But I found that running 2-3 miles per day also really helped while using the patch. Everytime I wanted to smoke, I either drank a glass of water or went out for a run to get my mind off it. Just find something you can do every time you want to smoke that would take your mind off smoking.

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2019, 09:03:14 am »
I quit years ago, cold turkey when I was ready I just did it. cookies did become my best friend for a couple weeks though.

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2019, 09:20:00 am »
Did anyone mention avoiding the situations in which you formerly smoked?

If not, that's a really good suggestion.


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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2019, 04:12:19 pm »
just don't wait until your life is to far gone.

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2019, 07:08:22 pm »
Good luck man i found it easy to quit but other people find it difficult i know for sure just find something else to do thats kind of like that and eventually youll forget good luck.

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2019, 07:52:57 am »
This reminds me of what Yoda said in Star Wars, "No try, only do". (or something to that effect)

*******LOL!    DO or Do Not......There is no Try!

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Re: Trying to Quit Smoking
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2019, 08:12:32 am »
Addiction to anything is really hard to break.  Now a days, lung cancer is not just the cause of the negative side affects.there are many other side affects that is even uglier & deadlier, I say, try small in the beginning........... say, switch to vaping, the patch, staying away from other smokers, getting rid of all smoking items around you, cutting out smoking items from you're budget, chew gum, watch really gross don't smoke commercials like the one where a woman lost her jaw due to smoking & has to use a straw to eat & use a speaking device to able to talk. Anyway, I wish you luck in your quest. If you fail, try,try,try, again.

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