(Closed) Quitting smoking, Take 2.

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you smoke?
    Yes, and I don't plan on quitting. : (0 votes)
    Yes, and I plan on quitting. : (7 votes)
    23 %
    No, I quit. : (9 votes)
    30 %
    No, I've never smoked. : (13 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Best of luck to you!  You can do it!!!!  I can’t relate because I have never smoked, and therefore have never had to quit.  I can’t imagine how hard it must be!  But I just wanted to wish you the best!!

    Post # 4
    235 posts
    Helper bee

    Congrats for trying again! 2 years ago I quit smoking when I moved from MI to NYC b/c they were 10 a pack, lol. I was smoke free for 9 months until I met some friends that smoked and I lit up after a bad day. I never fully quit again but I only smoke a few times a week, and for now I’m ok with that. Take it one day at a time and if you have one, don’t beat yourself up. I know this is going to sound really lame but, “Don’t quit quiting!” That’s what works for me.

    Post # 6
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve been quit for about 2.5 years, after smoking for about 8 or 9 years.  Everyone in my family smokes.  It had really become part of my identity if that makes sense.

    I quit using Chantix.  It really, really helped.  I also went to a few counseling sessions.  A lot of hospitals offer them free of charge.

    I also used quitnet.com a lot.  This really helped, too.  There are forums and lots of resources.  I’d also recommend reading “An Easy Way to Quit Smoking.”  I somehow got a PDF version online, but you could go to the library/bookstore and read it in one sitting.

    A lot of quitting has to do with the psychological and really reformulating the way you think about smoking and how you react to the common every-day life stuff.

    Keep positive, you can do it… keep trying!

    Post # 8
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Be gentle with yourself, use the patch if you find it helpful and taper off slowly, and take it one day at a time.

    One thing I kept repeating to myself was that if I didn’t have a cigarette I would not have to quit again.  I only had to go through this once.

    Post # 9
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    good for you!! we are going to try quitting starting monday!! we are gonna start ttc soon and want a happy healthy pregnancy! ps(this is time like 50 or so!!)

    Post # 10
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I quit after smoking for 10 years. but it’s been slowly creeping back into my life. I started having just one occasionally when I went out after stopping cold turkey and not smoking for a year. But one every month or so turned into one a week, and then a few every time I was out drinking, and suddenly in the space of less than a year I found myself craving them just like I had before and I had to stop totally. I really thought I could be an occasional smoker but I don’t think it’s possible. 

    The first 3 months were torture. Really. It got beter after that though. Celebrate every day you don’t smoke and if you slip don’t give up – you can’t take an all or nothing approach with this or you’ll never succeed. Stay strong. You can do it!!

    Post # 11
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never been a smoker, but I hope for the sake of all of your health that you are able to fight the urge!  I painfully watched my grandmother die of lung cancer 5 years ago, and seeing what her kids, her grandkids, and her many many friends went through in watching her deteriorate is something I’m sure none of you want to go through!

    I hope this doesn’t come off preachy or unhelpful! – I know for me, sometimes my unhealthy habits need a reality check to really put things in perspective.  Obviously you want to quit and that is the first great step!  Just try and imagine all the things you’ll be able to do with that money and the extra lung space you are freeing up for yourself!  Good luck, I hope you can do it!!

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