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post #19 of 100

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I have to do this too. In NY taxes have gone up and they have also raised prices on loose tobacco, which I have been smoking for the past few years because it was cheaper.

I need to be able to walk nine without feeling too winded. I'm reluctant to use Chantix or the patch, but it's just time to quit. This e-cigarette, does it contain nicotine?
post #20 of 100
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I started with step 1 of the nicoderm cq patches, but it has caused me a lot of nausea and vomiting and a few rashes in the first 3 days. This is making me turn to step 2 which has much less nicotine so hopefully it will allow me to not get the urge and it won't cause me nausea. We'll see, but it is much cheaper than cigarettes and it is working so far.
post #21 of 100

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Cigarettes just went up 80 cents a pack here in Lawrence, KS. I was considering starting smoking, but now it's out of the question. Thank you Liberal local government.
post #22 of 100

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Originally Posted by neudi View Post
We'll see, but it is much cheaper than cigarettes and it is working so far.
The further you get from your last smoke, the better off you will be.

It will get easier as time goes by. The first week sucks, but if you already have a few days under your belt, then you are well on your way.

Keep up the good work. Trust me, it's worth it!

Here's a great site to browse when you have the time. http://whyquit.com/
This site thinks that cold turkey is the best way to quit. Although I disagree with that line of thought, it is a terrific resource for quitting information.
post #23 of 100
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Originally Posted by Big_M View Post
didn't you feel a little like a tool using those in public?

Personally, I've never really understood why it's so hard for people to quit, but then again... I've never smoked more than a handful of times and the occaisional cigar. What really amazes me is the number of people I see that are under 40 and smoke... if you're under 40, there's really no excuse for why you would start smoking in the first place.

Nicotine is one of if not the most difficult drug to get away from. You really never drop the habit because you are always craving at some point. As far as no excuses to start smoking, I agree and disagree. Some people do it because they think it's cool, some do it to relieve stress, and some do it because they grew up with family members smoking and it was easy to get ahold of. But then again, why do we do a lot of the things that we do in life?

http://www.drugrehabtreatment.com/mo...ive-drugs.html

This website explains about addictive drugs.


4 days smoke free.
post #24 of 100

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I'm only 17, but I've actually never smoked in my entire life. I've never really seen what people get out of it, honestly. I think it smells horrible, it's terrible for your health, and it just becomes a waste of money after a while.

Never really been interested in doing it, to be honest. Cigars? Maybe. Cigarettes absolutely not though.
post #25 of 100
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Originally Posted by CG031 View Post
I'm only 17, but I've actually never smoked in my entire life. I've never really seen what people get out of it, honestly. I think it smells horrible, it's terrible for your health, and it just becomes a waste of money after a while.

Never really been interested in doing it, to be honest. Cigars? Maybe. Cigarettes absolutely not though.
Keep it that way man, it's not worth it.

7 days smoke free!
post #26 of 100

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Originally Posted by pachardos View Post
I quit after a year and a half by using all my cigarette money for range balls. lol.
haha, that must be a lot of cigarettes, going to the range is very expensive
post #27 of 100

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This coming October it will be two years since I quit smoking after 1.5 months of Chantix. It worked for me -- after 30 years of smoking about an average of a pack a day (much more at times). I started when I was 12

No offense, but those of you commenting that you "can't understand" nicotine addiction; no freaking duh. Why are you wasting space responding? It's pretty insensitive. Addiction to smoking takes place over time and gets more intense the longer you smoke. It is not only a physical addiction but a mental one. In fact, for me, the mental addiction was often much more difficult to deal with than the physical one.
post #28 of 100

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Well done Neudi! Nicotine addiction is one of the most onerous addictions and difficult to quit. I know a little about this. In 1989, after 16 years of smoking cigarettes, I quit at age 31. I started again two years later and quit after six months. Several years later I flirted with cigars but quit them when I started smoking them like cigarettes (yes, you read that right).

I quit each time cold turkey. Headaches, nausea, restlessness and constipation were problems I dealt with. The nicotine craving works in cycles. For me the craving started just about fifteen to twenty minutes after I finished my last cigarette.

A key to stopping for me was the realization that the longer I went without a cigarette, the length between the cravings increased. After a week, I went several hours without an intense craving. At that point I realized that if I could just wait out the craving, it would go away for a little while; eventually, forever.

Here's the reality: if you really want to stop you can. It is easier for some than others but most people can end their nicotine addiction. Good luck to you. You'll breathe easier, feel and smell better and lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and emphysema.

Seems to me that you have lot of people pulling for you.
post #29 of 100

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Originally Posted by Dub View Post
Smoked for 15+ years....quit w/o the patches.....but ate a ton of Snickers bars.


Chantix is getting raves from the guys I know who have recently used it to stop smoking.


I used chantix it's been 2 months now, probably one of the hardest things I've ever done but well worth it I didn't eat snickers but jolly ranchers we're my best freind especially after I ate just remember once you get to the point where your ready you can't try to quit you have to quit or you'll never make it best of luck to you.
post #30 of 100

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Chantix is one of those FDA approved drugs which can be used to get over smoking habit. It works on body by giving you the same feel good effect like smoking and hence reduces the craving for nicotine. You can have all the information on chantix here http://www.chantixhome.com/ This medicine should only be used in accordance with the instructions of a physician as there are various side effects which may vary from person to person and it includes change of taste, sleeplessness and many more. I have smoked for more than 10 yrs, but now I am spending a smoke free life from last 2 months. Thanks to chantix. Along with having this medicine, you should also have will power and feeling that you want to get over this habit.
post #31 of 100

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I've been smoking for 12 years and I'm 24 now. The most I quit for was 3 months with the aid of budeprion (zyban or welbutrin). i relapsed due to stress from school and my girlfriend. Couldn't stand the budeprion because you couldn't have any alcohol while on the treatment. I think i'm going to try quitting again in the summer when I don't have school!
post #32 of 100

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Originally Posted by immts007 View Post
This coming October it will be two years since I quit smoking after 1.5 months of Chantix. It worked for me -- after 30 years of smoking about an average of a pack a day (much more at times). I started when I was 12
Just finishing up day 9 on Chantix..... and its kicking my a$$. I feel nauseous for about an hour after I take it, and I can’t sleep at night.... but on the bright side I don’t feel like smoking at all so I'll keep going. Hopefully I will have the same success as you.
post #33 of 100

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Originally Posted by thr33 View Post
I quit for was 3 months with the aid of budeprion (zyban or welbutrin). i relapsed due to stress from school and my girlfriend.

When you resumed smoking I guess then your problems were solved?

Like most dedicated smokers, I used the "too much stress" excuse for years. If you can quit for 3 months you can quit forever. There will always be stress in your life. I would kill for the old girlfriend/schoolwork stress level.

Better luck next time. I am truly rooting for you.
post #34 of 100

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Today is my 2nd day smoke free!!!

and actually I feel pretty good. I havent been loosing my cool, I get the occasional craving but not too bad really..... just gotta keep myself busy I think. This weekend will be a test, I'm playing in my first tournament without having at least a full pack in my cart..... wish me luck LOL
post #35 of 100

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I smoked 2 to 3 packs of King non-filters for 43 years. One morning I told myself I would hold off till later that morning, then I told myself after lunch, then later in afternoon, etc. After 3 days I realized I could do it on my own. It is only temporary. When they tell me I have 6 months to live. I'll smoke again. Dieing 3 days sooner will not make a big difference. It has now been 5 years of non-smoking. I rarely get the erge and when I do it is very mild. If I can do it anybody can do it.
post #36 of 100
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I'm on day 23 today and have not smoked a single cigarette. I am going between a patch and nothing and have been without a patch for 2 and a half days. If I know its' going to be a rough day or somehting is going to temp me I put a patch on for the day. Slowly but surely I am quitting.
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