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Oct 3rd, 2013, 00:18 AM  
LorriX
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The Quit Smoking Thread

I am trying to start my new healthy life and if I am going to work out more, I am going to have to give up smoking so I can breathe.

Someone else here said they wanted to quit also, so I thought this thread would be a good place to complain and cry as we suffer through it.

Any former smokers here that can offer any good tips for quitting?
 
Oct 3rd, 2013, 08:54 AM  
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Strength in numbers! Today was supposed to be day 1 of giving it a proper go at quitting, I'd ran out of tobacco and all related paraphernalia! Woke up thinking I can totally do this! To find my OH had kindly left me one filter tip, one paper and enough baccy for 1 cigarette zero willpower! This is my last though! I'm switching to an e cigarette, it's not quite the same but I've done well in the past with it! Good luck!
 
Oct 3rd, 2013, 12:02 PM  
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My friend Scott tried the e-cigarette and he liked it because he could smoke it inside. He didn't stick with it though and I think that is because he didn't use the nicotine, just the vapors. Might have been better to taper off. I am interested in trying it. Let me know what you think! I'd rather hear opinions before I rush out and spend money!
 
Oct 3rd, 2013, 12:14 PM  
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I do really like it, I quit for a couple of weeks in the spring using it! The only thing I found was I craved a proper cigarette after meals! Doing good today though, I had the one early this morning and haven't been bothered since, although I've had a lot of use out of the e cig!
 
Oct 3rd, 2013, 18:07 PM  
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Oh god I'm really struggling now! 9 hours cigarette free I'm finding it really really hard now though and have hidden myself in the kitchen so I don't shout at the kids am properly restless as well! I'm really proud of myself though, in an average day I'd have had about 15/20 by now! I'm now having a debate with myself over whether to have one when OH gets home or not, I know deep down that this is the hardest bit and if I have one it'll take me back to square one, but I feel flippin awful ATM!
 
Oct 4th, 2013, 15:15 PM  
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I smoked for almost twenty years and to give you an idea I started very young as I am barely in my mid-30's right now. I stopped almost four years ago and swapped over to a personal vaporizer ("e-cig"). I love it. Nicotine I can control by levels and nothing else.
 
 
Oct 4th, 2013, 15:47 PM  
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PrincessPikachu - Are you using the nicotine cartridges or just plain vapor?

Avidian - Do you still use your e-cigarette?

My goal is to use an e-cigarette and taper down until I can stop that too. I've tried the gum and the patches and made it four months and then went back to smoking again. I haven't had an actual cigarette in about 2 years. I smoke the Black and Mild filtered, thin cigarellos. I don't really inhale much of it, and one will last me hours because I light it, take a couple drags and put it out again. Just enough to help the cravings.

I don't want to live like this anymore. It's too expensive, and not the best thing for a person's health. It scares me because a good friend is in the hospital right now with COPD and she can't breathe.
 
Oct 5th, 2013, 09:38 AM  
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I'm using the nicotine stuff. I was doing really really well til yesterday afternoon! I'd had one in the morning and then come lunch time I was climbing the walls so had another, it actually knocked me sick so I was all chuffed thinking that was s big success, but it went down hill from there! I've got my monthly visitor too, which is making it harder cos I've got terrible mood swings
 
Oct 7th, 2013, 21:57 PM  
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Oh, not fun. It's hard enough to go through without that adding to it.

I am not doing so well with it either. I was in the middle of a nicotine fit that was so bad that I went and bought some.

I really need to get one of the e-cigs. Really!
 
Oct 7th, 2013, 23:59 PM  
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What's the difference with the nicotine cartridges and vapor?

I want an e-cig but I hate the ones that look like a cigarette would rather have one of those colour ones plus I have the problem I smoked ultra lights and the e-cig u used previously choked me!
 
 
 
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