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Any Former (and current) Smokers? If so, how did you quit?

Lately I've been in smoking/not smoking limbo. This is how I reference the multiple quit attempts is sometimes takes for the quit to stick. I go three days without one, then have a pack in 48 hours. Then four days without one. Then, I a buy a pack. Right now, I'm back "in flux", and not smoking; it's been a week. My method is water, exercise and food. Healthy, nutrition food, with a little bit of junk food to kick the bad cravings. For exercise, I find yoga to be the most effective for working out a "nic fit" as they're called.

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cheri wrote on July 3, 2015, 5:12 AM

I did not quit. A When I was confined in the hospital for almost three weeks, I did not smoke. I went under surgery. When I came home I tried to smoke but I did not like it anymore. It has been four months that I have not smoked and I hope that I won't feel the old craving anymore.

cheri wrote on July 3, 2015, 5:13 AM

Oh by the way, is this a poll question? There are no options for voting.

MelissaE wrote on July 3, 2015, 7:28 AM

In 2013, I threw my packs away and never looked back. I had been smoking for twenty years. I do not know how I did it. I have little to no desire to smoke.My dad quit cold turkey, also.

DanieGirl8587 wrote on July 3, 2015, 8:50 AM

I smoked for a little bit when I finally broke it off with my long term high school relationship of 2 1/2 years. It didn't last long because my now husband pretty much gave me an ultimatum of either smoking or him. I didn't want to risk losing him, so I quit cold turkey. I'm so glad I did. It is addictive and I didn't want to be like my dad who still smokes to this day.

Nar2Reviews wrote on July 3, 2015, 9:11 AM

I went on Champix tablets to quit. It has been partly successful and I stopped for three months and then went back and then stopped and went back. A bit of a YoYo am I! However at the moment I am not smoking - I am not using my E-cigarette for reliance but I am chewing menthol gum, and not Nicorette gum. Champix is good but it comes with side effects; the only one I suffered from was increased sleep patterns, which I didn't mind at all AND no longer able to drink milky coffee without sweetener. For years I've drank coffee without sugar, but now I need to add sweetener to it.

istory wrote on July 4, 2015, 9:18 PM

Keep at it :). If you stop long enough, you will feel so much better. Soon you will breathe easier and be able to do more physically. Do not go for food to get through nic fits. Be aware that you nay have a hand to mouth way of dealing with stress. That includes nail biting, smoking, eating. I quit when I found out I was pregnant with my son 18 years ago. If I miss smoking, I go ahead and light one up but I don't inhale. It just about makes me sick.

EmilysPen wrote on July 16, 2015, 8:46 PM

It was, but I figured it would be better as an open-ended response kind of thing.

EmilysPen wrote on July 16, 2015, 8:48 PM

Thank you for the encouragement, I'm still smoke free since I posted this.

istory wrote on July 17, 2015, 8:00 PM

That's great news :D. Hang in there, it is so worth it. You may even save your own life.

CoralLevang wrote on July 24, 2015, 6:01 PM

My friend, Joanna Free (formerly Cummings), is one of the author's of a book called, "Kick Butts Take Names."

Here is a video that she made with others about using EFT showing a technique that has helped so many: https :// www . youtube . com / watch ? v = 29KG8kA1 _ eM

She has an alter ego, Nicci Tina, that she takes to the streets. If you put Nicci Tina into search engine in You Tube you can find many things about her.

Last Edited: July 24, 2015, 6:04 PM