Post # 1
I’m on the road to quitting (and by that, I mean I decided yesterday to stop smoking, lol.) I’ve made up my mind, although I do love smoking, so I know it’s going to be hard. I have a vaper e-cig, the gum, and a prayer. I can’t take chantix, so this is what I am left with.
What about you? Do you want to quit? Have you quit? How did you do it? I could use some comradery and support!
Post # 2
akk380: I smoked on and off for over 10 years and kicked it for good when I met my FI. He basically gave me an ultimatum when we started dating, and since I wanted to quit anyway, I’m glad I decided he was more important! Total cold turkey. You REALLY have to want it, or at least, want something MORE than it!
Post # 3
I know lots of people who used vaping to quit, and they found it quite easy, for the most part. It wasn’t available in my day, however… we just had willpower alone, LOL!
Post # 4
I have heard good things about Vaping! I’m a smoker and I hate saying this: I’ve been smoking for half my life…. Ugh. I just don’t seem to want to quit. I’ve told SO and myself that as soon as we start TTC or I find myself pregnant I’ll stop!
Post # 5
robynrox47: I have too! Actually, over half my life (although not a “full time smoker.”) I… just realized its been 20 years! Holy moly.
I want to quit for my health, but dangit, I do love smoking!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
BurlapnLace: Pretty sure you made a whole thread about how you don’t want your FI to find out you occasionally smoke, so I wouldn’t consider that quitting completely.
akk380: I spent a week’s vacation with 3 people that smoked 3 packs a day each. Being around that much second hand smoke really turned me off to cigs. I had been trying to quit, and that was basically the “exporsure therapy” I needed. It got to the point where I would gag just form smelling it. Maybe try quitting “King of the Hill” style, like on the episode where Hank makes Bobby smoke a whole pack, lol. I do still get tempted when I’m around people smoking (while drinking) and will still occasionally bum a drag or ask for a whole one. But that’s like once a month.
Post # 7
akk380: I smoked in college. It actually wasn’t hard AT ALL for me to quit. I never had a single craving; it was weird. I just stopped one day because I felt like it, and that was that. I’m sure that’s not common, though.
Post # 8
FutureDrAtkins: Pretty sure that 1 cig every 6 months vs. a pack a day is a significant decrease soooo…yeeeeah. (Not that anyone asked what you consider quitting.)
Post # 9
BurlapnLace: FutureDrAtkins: For the love of pete, no fighting! Stress makes me want to smoke! lol
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
BurlapnLace: Well, I mean, you said “kicked it for good” and he gave you an ultimatum. But you still do it. So….
Whatever. Not the purpose of this thread 🙂 Have a nice day!
Post # 11
I smoked for about 8 years and just decided to quit one day. Ok, I’ll admit that I had an alterior motive. My ex (recent ex at the time) had just quit for his new girlfriend and in my mind he was “winning” by quitting and me still smoking. I guess I felt like he was better than me because he wasn’t smoking anymore. Stupid, but hey it worked. Luckily I met my now husband and he hates smoking so it was easier for me not to relapse.
I quit cold turkey and haven’t had a single one since. There are times (especially when I’m drinking) that I’ll see someone smoking and feel a slight twinge, but it fades quickly and I’ve never slipped.
Post # 12
I’m an ex smoker. I used Chantix to quit (way back in ’07) before all the suicide warnings came out. Yes, it helped me quit smoking, but I can totally see why it would make someone crazy. I had weird, very vivid dreams the entire time I was on it. And I had to take it and wait just the right amount of time to eat or I’d be nauscous for the rest of the day (couldn’t eat before either, same problem).
Anyway, good luck with quitting! You can do it!
Post # 13
akk380: I smoked off and on for about 6 years, that last year I was a solid pack a day smoker. Shortly after I started dating my now DH his grandmother died from lung cancer (she was a smoke). DH quit his casual smoking instantly and would no longer tolerate me smoking in his presence. Having DH telling me I can’t smoke around him made it easier to quit as he was a strong support. I didn’t use any cessation aids – i just quit. It was hard, I slipped more than once, but I did it.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON
I am an occasional smoker, I used to have one cigarette after work and then on the weekends after having a few drinks I would have maybe 4 or 5 cigarettes a night, twice a week. I have cut back a significant amount in the last 6 months because I just lost my mom to lung cancer and I do not want that to be my fate. Now I only have about ONE cigarette once a week and it is usually after having a few drinks. We are TTC so I have cut back on alcohol, not that I was a heavy drinker to begin with but I find the only time now I really crave a cigarette is when I drink. I am hoping the next time I want to have a few drinks I can ignore the craving of having a cigarette, FX! GL to all who are trying to quit smoking!
Post # 15
akk380: I used the patch and the gum. I tried to quit three times before it stuck.