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Trying to stop smoking!!!!! Did you quit?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FLOWERPOT, Apr 24, 2009.


    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    I have been a smoker for 30 years. Today is only day 2 without a cigarette and I'm having a hard time with it. I already dumped all the ashtrays and washed them because I knew I would be looking around for a nice butt. And I have.
    I had my DD go get some patches for me, and she accidentally got the step 2, But I don't think they would really help much anyway.
    I have tried to quit once before but this time I want to succeed.
    I have a friend in the hospital that is almost 10 years younger than me, and she is dying from COPD. If that isnt motivation I dont know what is.

  2. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    Good luck!!! [​IMG]

    Think of the money you will save, besides all the health benefits of quitting. [​IMG] One guy I used to work with said he figured he could make a payment on a car he wanted with what he spent on cigarettes monthly. He quit cold turkey and bought the car.
  3. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Well I haven't ever smoked cig's so I can't really give you personal advice but I will be sending prayers and good thoughts your way ~ Just hang in there, you can do it!!

    BTW ~ Your avatar is SO CUTE!
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I quit 10 years ago. It's one of the best decisions of my life. You have to set your mind to it. You can do it. If I can, anyone can. Good luck.
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    My DH quit after 47 years, chewing gum helped him a lot. Good luck & yes, your friend should be motivation; so sorry that is happening to her.
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I quit when I was five. [​IMG] I tried a few and decided it just wasn't for me. [​IMG]
  7. spook

    spook Songster

    I quit 13 years ago. It was health related and had smoked everything going earlier on.
    Using the nicotine patch, stay on the level that you need, not what someone else needed, this is you, you may only need a shorter span, but just keep that in mind.
    Also, pick up a straw and inhale through it, also give 3 good deeeeeeep breaths, hold it and slowly exhale. Now that your not smoking, you don't have a reason to breath deep! That was what I found.
    Another thing, get menthol cough drops. When you get into the car, start the car...what was the first thing you did? Light up. So unwrap, put wrapper away and inhale deeply!

    What weight you gain is still healthier then what you are doing to your lungs.
    Yes I still have times when I feel I need to smoke, I get ice water and sip through a straw. Its doing something with your hands and oral gratification.
    I still have a few cravings, but only the oral gratification, wanting something to do.
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    And last...(phew your all saying!) is, if you should pick one up again, do not let anyone shame you, do not shame yourself. Just begin again on your plan. Practice makes perfect. Remember that.


    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    The cig tax went up again, and a pack is around 6 bucks each!
    One pack a day is 42 dollars a week.
    on an average month thats 186.00
    In a year I will save 2232.00!
  9. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    I just quit this last november. I used chantix. I have never had a medicine actually help me out before but this really did! Its funny because I have had one or two since then and it is horrible! My husband on the other hand is still struggling and he also took chantix. Once you quit you have to want to stay quit because all ex-smokers are always one cigerette away from starting up again.
  10. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I quit 9 years ago. One more day, one more day, one more day. You can always make it one more day. Day 3 is the hardest anyhow, get stubborn stick to it get though tomorrow and remember it's always one more day. You will feel like a million bucks eventually.

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