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Anyone want to? We've discussed this before. I have one of those clever electronic cigarettes, which does make a passable substitute, but I don't use much it because I haven't really wanted to quit. It's a security blanket. It's an old habit that I love. And I'm addicted to it. It will be hard to quit.

But it's a lot easier to do something with someone else in your corner, going through the same thing. So if anyone else has been fighting this and thinking about quitting, maybe we could come back here and get our pep talks. People who have successfully quit may share some pointers. Even non-smokers who have given up other bad habits (like soft drinks or junk food) may be able to give us some ideas.

Some will have it rougher than others. Those who are free to smoke whenever they want to, like me, will need to find a new habit. Tic-Tacs, gum, lolly-pops may help. I've known people who chewed a toothpick to satisfy the oral part of the habit. I'll use that e-cig to transition, which is just a nicotine inhaler, because I don't need to go into full-on nic withdrawal ***** mode since I'm starting school. There are only 16 people in my program and I don't need them all to hate me right out of the gate!

It may also be useful to create a list of good reasons to quit. We all know the basic good reasons: it costs too much money, it's killing us, it's stinky, it's a socially-ostracizing habit, it's a bad example for the kids, it raises your insurance rates, and so forth. But we've ignored those reasons in the past, right? Specific personal reasons may be the added motivation we need.

My personal reasons to quit:
--I have caught a lot of guff about the expense of going to school. What I spend in smokes each week will pay for all my gas and cold drinks. I can't go to school because the gas costs too much? Screw you. I just found the money.
--I'm planning to be a massage therapist. Who would use me when I smell like Marlboro? My future plans can't be derailed over a dumb habit that I can break.
--I promised someone I would quit. They have kept their promises to me and I can't let them down.

What are your reasons? Share them if they aren't too personal, and we'll light a candle and work up some mojo for you.

If the Saints can win the Super Bowl, then you (and you and you) and me can quit smoking. Ready?
 

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"You know what relaxed feeling you get when you smoke a cigarette? Non-smokers have that relaxed feeling all day long."
 

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After my fishing weekend, which is this week I plan to quit for good.

here's my smoke of choice.


I've quit cigarettes about 9 years ago and then picked these fun things up three years ago. It shouldn't be to hard for me to quit cause I know what to expect now.
 

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I smoked for a good long time, and I was good at it and I loved it. You just have to want something else more than you want a cigarette. Imagine trying to snatch a toy away from a baby or toddler. It's going to be a pretty bad time for the kid. Now, imagine that you offer the youngster something else to play with, something more interesting. That kid will probably drop the "old precious" in a heartbeat. Find something else to want.
 
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After my fishing weekend, which is this week I plan to quit for good.

here's my smoke of choice.


I've quit cigarettes about 9 years ago and then picked these fun things up three years ago. It shouldn't be to hard for me to quit cause I know what to expect now.
I also quit once before, for about three years, so I know what to expect kinda. But I was pregnant, so I think my body was on my side when I quit. This time I'm afraid it will rebel. But I do know it can be done.

I smoked for a good long time, and I was good at it and I loved it. You just have to want something else more than you want a cigarette. Imagine trying to snatch a toy away from a baby or toddler. It's going to be a pretty bad time for the kid. Now, imagine that you offer the youngster something else to play with, something more interesting. That kid will probably drop the "old precious" in a heartbeat. Find something else to want.
Good advice.
 

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Until Katrina took the house, I had the last cigarette i never smoked..... Quit a 2 pk a day habit cold turkey after smoking many years. Good luck, the first two weeks are the toughest... after that, is all gravy...
 

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You forgot they make you older faster.
She's only 50.


If that's not enough. How about the whole lung cancer and dying thing.
 

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Quit a couple of months ago...again. This time it is for good.

Got the gum and tried it. Only really needed it twice where I had an extreme craving for a cigarette. The gum made my stomach feel so crappy that I didn't want a cigarette.

I use sunflower seeds. Solves the oral thing because there's as much involved with sunflower seeds as there is with smoking.

Exercise......can't stress this enough. Takes away the desire to smoke/ makes you feel 100% better about yourself. Has a bunch of new goals. Kicks in a whole new level of hormones that have been dormant for a while.

I love to smoke and always will but my kids are more important. I just decided to stop being selfish about it.

Good luck and post here anytime. We've all been there several times.
 

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While I was at the bar the other night, I was talking to some random guy, and he said "did you know 100% of non-smokers die?" Drunk logic made that statement seem good.
 
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I highly recommend Chantix if you can take it. I took it for a month once. Really erased the urge to smoke almost instantly, gave me some freaky-cool dreams...and made me want to drive under a truck or in front of a train. But it really does work as long as it doesn't give you the bad thoughts.
 

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