Post # 1
So fiance and I have been talking about quitting smoking for months now, knowing that he is the one that will have the roughest time. So we made a trip and got some patches for him ( I go cold turkey….I’m a champ) and today was day #1……
It’s almost midnight, and both of us have succesfully made it through the day without caving in! We did, however, eat some delicious brownies instead….LOL!
Any advice as to how to cope in the days, weeks ahead?
Post # 3
Congratulations! I never smoked, so I have no advice, but good for you!
Post # 4
@TheFutureMrsLamkin: Congrats! That’s awesome!
We’ve stopped cold turkey as well. We try to always have some sugar free gum, or hard candy handy. Also we try to keep ourselves busy around the times we know that we usually want a cigarette. (Sex is a good diversion…wink, wink-nudge,nudge)
Post # 5
Well done!!! Such courage!! You can do it tomorrow too 🙂
I’ve had some close friends quit smoking and said it made it easier not to smoke if they didn’t drink alcohol since having a drink usually involved cigs.
Post # 6
@TheFutureMrsLamkin: Congrats! I work in healthcare and this is the single best thing you can do for your health. Is this your first time quitting? The first 5 days are the hardest, you have all these receptors in your brain craving nicotine. Those extra receptors will begin to “die off” and the cravings drop off after taht. You might slip and have a puff, but keep with your commitment. It really is an addiction so be gentle on yourself about the process. I applaud you and your Fiance for doing this together, all my best to you 🙂
Post # 7
That was our resolution and we’ve stuck to it! Cold turkey worked for us, and even though we still have cravings we can deal with them. I think getting hard candies and gum helped us out a lot. Good luck and stick to it!
Post # 8
Congrats to you!!
My boyfriend smokes. I hate it. He knows I hate it. He knows he needs to quit. He just…doesn’t wanna.
Post # 9
Congrats! My fiance gets cravings whenever he’s stressed but he doesn’t have them. He knows how much I hate them. He quiet a long time before me though thank gosh!
Post # 10
Good for you! Keep up the good work. Just take it one day at a time, even one hour at a time if need be. After a week it will be much easier!
I wish my Fiance would quit. He has tried, but he admits only half heartedly.
Post # 11
Congratulations! That’s awesome. My boyfriend quit on New Years and hasn’t smoked since. He said it was harder at first, but now he doesn’t get the urge as much. It’s almost like he doesn’t want to anymore he said. Hope that happens for you!
Post # 12
You can do it! Keep coming back to the Bee if you need motivation. I’m happy for you and your Fiance. 🙂
Post # 13
Congrats! I actually work as a public health professional in a tobacco prevention program through a state public health department. We do a lot of cessation work, so let me know if you need advice!
And congrats!!! It’s no easy feat!!!
Post # 14
whenever ive tried to quit the habit smokes are the hardest. first thing in the am, after eating, in the car, with a beer. those r the worst
Post # 15
I quit 3 months ago, on NYE I ran out somewhere around midnight and just took it as a sign I should stop so I did. For some reason it was incredibly easy for me.. I tried quitting a few times before that and failed but this time its just whatever.
My Advice that really truly has helped me:
1. DONT DRINK for a month or two. Or until you can trust yourself to drink without caving. This is the hardest thing for me, when I drink I want to smoke (still), so I try not to drink unless its a special occasion so that I’m distracted enough to stay strong.
2. If other people are smoking, LEAVE THE AREA. Its too hard, don’t do it to yourself.
3. If you want one, go do something else immediately (and not eat- gaining weight has made me start smoking again in the past)
4. Don’t talk or think about smoking. Pat yourself on the back every once in a while and then move on. Tell your friends and family you don’t want to talk about it.
5. Have something to fall back on. I have nicotine losanges (sp? like cough drops). I haven’t used one yet, but I know they’re there just in case.
Good luck! It is doable as long as you want to do it!
Post # 16
@MissHoneyBun: I know how he feels (or at least I used to). As much as I knew it bothered Fiance, as much as I knew how horrible it was for me and how much better I felt when I didn’t do it, I just didn’t care. I have no idea what finally made me care, but its a place you have to get to on your own time I guess.