The CancunCare Smokeout!

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  1. BluegrassGal

    BluegrassGal Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Hi, I'm Tonya and I desperately would like to quit smoking, I'm 38 and I've been smoking for 26 years :oops: yeah started way to young. Even as a smoker I can smell the odor, I know it smells awful, and my kids practically beg me to stop. I know there are patches and pills, guess I just can't really put them down. I know I should for my health and theirs. My biggest fear so to speak is what to do with myself, you know the habit with the hands. I can go long periods without smoking, it's after I eat that really gets me. I just don't know if I really have the willpower to do it. Any help or suggestions, love to hear'em. Thanks!
     
  2. TANDG

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    I had to get myself psyched for it, so I started really thinking about it about a month before. Old habits are hard to break. I mad an effort to think about how much I enjoyed every cigarette whenever I smoked. I smoked on an hour towards the end. Sometimes I could go 2 hours.

    I was also prescibed wellbutrin. That didn't make me want to quit. It just took the edge off. I set a date. My date was the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I figured that holiday was over, and it was a whole month before the big one....(parties, stress)

    Bottom line is, you have to WANT to. If you truly don't, don't even bother. It may take a few trys too. don't be hard on yourself if you can't do it at first. The most important thing is that you keep trying.

    Trust me....it's a great feeling, and a new found freedom.

    Good luck!!
     
  3. dmac

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    I stopped smoking 18 years ago. One day I decided I hated it and just stopped cold turkey. Never smoked another one. Now I can't stand to be around someone smoking. Imagine that. And I'm a firefighter. My ex-wife also smoked and refused to quit (even while pregnant). It ultimately cost us the marriage. My stepmother had smoked for over 40 years until a few months ago. She has tried every way possible to quit and just couldn't break the habit. About 6 months ago she fell off a ladder and broke both her legs. After having surgery on both legs the doctor told her if she wanted to heal and have a chance of walking again she would have to quit smoking. The other option was to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. She hasn't had a single puff since. By the way she is now walking again with a walker. Hopefully after one more surgery she will be walking without assisstance. So theres my lecture on quitting. :wave:
     
  4. AJ0527

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    LMFAO, cute story

    Fire Fighter huh? Explain why you use to smoke. Alot of people would think fire fighters would be the last people on earth to smoke, but I notice the majority of a fire house smokes. What else are you too do while in between calls.
     
  5. AJ0527

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    I wanna know how everyone is doing with there smokeout. How are you guys doing with your smokeout?
     
  6. Jeff and Bob in Haverhill

    Jeff and Bob in Haverhill Enthusiast Registered Member

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    My last cigg was Saturday (11/3). slapped the patch on and so far so good. I've been smoking on and off for over 20 years now - figured it's time......
     
  7. Tinder

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    I quit cold turkey 6 years ago on America smokeout day :claphappy:
     
  8. janie

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    I stopped cold turkey Sept. 6, 1993 ... :michaelf:


    But if you need help, ask your doctor for CHANTIX ...

    people are having great results using it.
     
  9. tboyte

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    Chantix worked for me. I quit the middle of September, kind of a 40th birthday present to myself. The way Chantix is prescribed, during the first week of using it, you smoke like you normally would, then at the end of the first week, you quit. I noticed after starting to take Chantix, even that first week, my Desire to smoke was less and less.
     
  10. janie

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    :clap: :clap: CONGRATS!!!! :clap: :clap:
     
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