Post # 1
Are any other bees out there trying to quit smoking? I’m young and I just feel like I don’t want cigarettes ruling my life and my health.
For some reason, I had no problem quitting when I was pregnant but I always ended up picking it back up.
My reasons for quitting are:
1. My kids: I don’t want them smoking and I know second hand smoke is horrible.
2. My health: Among other obvious health reasons, I have cervical dysplasia and my doctor told me quitting could drastically reduce my chances of it becoming cancer.
3. Money: Obviously I’ll save a ton of money if I’m not buying a pack a day.
So, any one else wanna quit with me? Haha. And if you are successful “quitter”, what worked for you and how long did it take you to quit?
Post # 3
I quit months ago using e-cigarettes. I had my last cigarette new year’s eve last year and have not had any since. I quit vaping in March. Of course finding out I was pregnant had a lot to do with that. It took DH a few more months to quit but he was able to. It was easy for us to quit since you can adjust the nicotine levels. Of course there are so many yummy flavors that can become a new addiction. If you would like more info just PM me and I can point you in a few directions that were helpful to me.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
I quit just about a year ago now. Mr. Lox and I decided to take a positive step towards getting healthier and we quit together. As for what worked, I’ll fess up. I got a prescription for Wellbutrin from my doctor. I didn’t like taking it and I didn’t take it for too long, but it really helped lot with curbing the cravings and keeping us on track.I’m sorry I was so stubborn about getting a prescription earlier… I could have quit even sooner if I hadn’t been such a hard head!
Post # 5
My FI quit cold turkey at first but relapsed a few times, what has really helped him is also the e-cigarette. I would prefer him to not be addicted to nicotine at all but I am just happy for now that he has quit cigarettes.
Post # 6
I quit cold turkey 5.5 years ago. It wasn’t always easy, but it helped that I lived in a non smoking household, and I just stayed away from the bars
Post # 7
chantix, its a rd you can get from your Dr that’s strictly to quit smoking. I work at a drs office and have found many people who were given that that had great results. I’d say 9 out of 10 didn’t relapse, good luck 🙂
Post # 8
I quit 3 months ago and I am SO much happier, and I already look healthier!
I used the patch and IT WORKS! I tried the gum, and I didn’t find it to work for me at all.
If you decide to try the patch just STICK WITH IT! Don’t miss a patch, and don’t be one of the unsuccessful people who say “ok, I think I can do it on my own now” and stop using the patches to early. It’s not true. You need to finish the program. The way it works is it slowly lowers the dose of nicotene, so it’s like weening your body off.
Some upsides I have found that ensure I will not start again…I don’t stink! Ugh, I can’t believe I put people through that smell! GROSS! Even washing your hands DOESN’T HELP.
Money! I didn’t think I would save as much as I have. For the first 3 months, I told myself for all the money I save I can buy myself one new item per month of quitting. So for the first month I bought MAC makeup I really wanted, the second I bought a new bathing suit, and the third I bought a new ipod dock.
I found when I smoked that my entire day revolved around it. Get up-smoke, get ready for work and then wait to leave to work- smoke, break at work-smoke, off work-smoke, ect. It really is time consuming.
GOOD LUCK! You can do it!
Post # 9
The BC government has also recently announced a fully funded program for nicotine gum or patch to help smokers quit.
To register call http://www.healthlinkbc.ca @ 811
Post # 10
I quit cold turkey about 2months ago. While my grandmother was in the hospital dying of lung cancer (she wasn’t even a smoker)
I would go to the hospital every day to see her and my family and didn’t want them to smell the stench of the smoke on me (especially since none of them know I smoke)
After her passing not only was it a big wake up call, but I figured if it had been that long since I had, had a cig, why not quit.
My partner also quit with me as well. Which makes it a bit easier to know we’re in it together.
On a side note im probably saving $15/week = $60/month Whoo hoo!
Remember all reasons for quitting are entirely in your best interest!