Quitting Smoking

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    Has anybody recently quit smoking? If so, what worked?

    I have just begun my most recent attempt to quit and need to have some ideas as obviously what I have been doing isn't working. Hence the need to quit again!

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    Sorry, never tried. My stress level indicators are also telling me it won't happen any time soon either. :D
     
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    Suuuure. I told myself I'd quit when I bought my house and my car..

    The only thing that changed is now I don't smoke IN the house or IN the car. :( But I'm smoking FAR less than before.. Baby steps?
     
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    I've been doing that for about four years now. I haven't had a cigarette under a roof in a long time.

    I once was successful quitting using the patch. I quit for 6 months, then my Father died. I was cleaning up his apartment when I found 2 cartons of cigarettes in the freezer. It didn't take long to start up again after that!

    Men tend to associate emotions with cigarettes more than women. I had all the indicators, Stress, Depression, Anger. I had no chance with free cigarettes and a lighter.

    It has been many years since that time, it is now time to try again...

    Wish me luck.
     
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    Same here, LOL!!
    Good Luck!!
     
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    Much, much, MUCH luck. If you get it figured out, let ME know...
     
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    I've tried a few times to quit...with no success. I was in the emergency room about a year and a half ago with really bad chest pains...thought I was having a heart attack (at 30 yrs. old)
    Turned out just to be an allergic reaction to medication I was on.
    Doctor said it should be a warning for me to quit smoking, because all the tests they ran show I am a "perfect" candidate for blood clots.

    Anyway it was scary as hell, but STILL not enough to make me quit. No will-power I guess. But the time has come to finally kick the habit, soon.
     
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    Well, come to think of it, I did quit very easy once. It was the day before my InVitro. I knew I'd be getting pregnant the next day and put them down with no problem. I ended up smoking again when the babies were about 3 months. Bad! Bad! Bad!! But Lord knows I was stressed, LOL!!
     
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    Don't I know it! Being a new Parent is an extreme example of a stressfest, and everything seems to slow to a crawl at the same time. Then the lack of sleep! :coffee3:
     
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    I actually quit for a month using the patch. I went the cheap route and bought the Walmart brand for MUCH cheaper and it worked awesome. I never even craved a cigarette, even when I drank beer.

    I started back up due to some significant stress at that time for me but I'll be starting the quitting process in early December again.

    I'll be using the patch... it seemed to work great for me. (I smoke a little less than a pack a day for about 15 years now, so I'm a pretty big addict).

    Good luck and lemme know how it goes!
     

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