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Old 04-23-2012, 23:23   #1
 
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Im new here and was wondering how many if u smoke? I do but im wanting to quit but...its just so hard!!! Thanks.

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I'm not a smoker, but I wanted to say, Go You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mom started smoking at 15 and quit when she married my dad. It was always rather hilarious when the five of us were together around someone who was smoking. My dad, brother, sister, and I were all allergic to it, but my mom always loved the smell. So while we four coughed, sputtered, and gagged, my would lean in to the smoker and say, "Just blow it right over toward me, honey."

So yeah. I know from my mom how hard it is to quit, and I commend you for your efforts.

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I was, but quit 4 years ago
dont miss it at all

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Going to try again not looking forward to the battle been on meds and now got patches to start good luck

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Anyone who's ever been overnight in a cardiac ward in a hospital would give up right away. I gave up in 1970. Completely went off it when I became pregnant. About 15 years ago, to shock my children, I asked for a cigarette when I was with them at a party. You should have seen their horrified faces. I took one puff and it was about a week before I got the filthy stuff out of my lungs. Don't miss it at all. Whereas, bread..........

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Im new here and was wondering how many if u smoke? I do but im wanting to quit but...its just so hard!!! Thanks.
I quit, relapsed, and quit again, and I'm done with it. I like being able to breath too much to start again. And, as another poster mentioned, a stay overnight in the hospital will make you more keenly aware of your health decisions.

One thing I would say though is, it's not hard when your mind is set. It's a choice, plain and simple. I've done nearly every drug imaginable and I know the call of addiction, it runs heavily in my genes for one thing. Personally, I found success by ditching the crutches like patches and gum and just making a decision and sticking with it. After I did that, much of the difficulty revealed itself as self manufactured drama.

Cold turkey doesn't work for everyone and I wouldn't begrudge anyone doing what they need to in order to improve their health. All I'd say is consider the path of least annoyance as I call it. Just do it, you may find just ditching it to be the easiest way.

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Non smoker.

As another poster said, once you decide that you WANT to quit - not "should", "thinking about..." or " have been advised to.." but really WANT to quit, for whatever reason, it becomes easier.

I did it with my sweet tooth and while I admit that sugar may not be quite as hard to get shot of as nicotine, my trigger was going DKA - that was a real motivator!

Good luck with kicking the habit.

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For me it was setting a level me and BH were willing to pay. The very day that a carton was above our threshold, we quit. Been 4 years now and haven't looked back since.

Now if I could just get over my sweet tooth as easy!

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I did it with my sweet tooth and while I admit that sugar may not be quite as hard to get shot of as nicotine
Between giving up smoking and giving up carbs, I have to admit carbs are 'harder', if only because they're more prevalent.

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For me it was setting a level me and BH were willing to pay. The very day that a carton was above our threshold, we quit. Been 4 years now and haven't looked back since.
That was me too, only I hit my budgetary threshhold back in 1984 as a divorced person and a single mom!




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