I, through the help of Big Pharma, have recently succeeded in QUITTING SMOKING CIGARETTES. I used Chantix. Anyone else?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those hollier than thou, "It'll kill you" people. I'm fine with people who continue to smoke. But it was
time for me to quit and I've DONE IT after something like 20 years. Hopefully it won't be too late to prevent the "big worries."
I think it's fitting to post this in the "Survival" thread.
That's awesome! I am so happy for you! That is just fantastic!
I used Chantix. Anyone else?
I tried Chantix and Nicotrol (both made me sick) and then OTC things like gum (bleck!) and patches (wouldn't stay on due to my lotion obsession). No
luck yet. It's HARD. Got to admit- I'm jealous of you. Quitting smoking is the biggest challenge in my life at the moment. I didn't smoke a single
ciggie throughout my pregnancy or while breast feeding but then picked it right back up after being off of them for over a year. STUPID! lol
Now it's harder than ever. I sure am proud of you, though!
Fourty years at a pack or more a day. Quit before for 6 years. I am now at 30 days and smoke free. Will power only as I only want to quit smoking cigs
and not something else. Besides, more money saved. Good luck all on quitting.
I quit a 20 year habit cold turkey 3 years ago. One year before my NDE. I firmly believe had I not been a non smoker for that year to get my lungs
healthier I would not have survived my double pneumonia and empeyma. So you may have just saved your life.
When I quit I was inspired by a story of a dark hospice social room with these melted burn stains all over the linoleum checkered floor. Everywhere a
melted spot. Then I learned these spots were caused by cancer patients (from smoking) sitting in wheelchairs that refused to quit. These people were
dying in their wheelchairs and dropping their last cigarette on the floor. Next to their lifeless body the cigarette continued to deliver it's poison
and forever mark the spot of the death. What a terrible visual...I didn't want to make my mark on that floor but that was where I was heading if I
didn't find the strength to quit.
I am very happy you have quit smoking. I know how hard it is to quit I have tried. I was just wondering how your moods are while on those pills. How
long was it before you saw any changes in your smoking habits? How much the pills cost and how long have you been taking them?
I quit on October 24, 2003: the day of the memorial service for a friend who died of lung cancer. I had been smoking for 16 years, between a pack and
2 packs a day. It took will power, a lot of family and friends support, and a willingness to let myself act a little bit crazy for a few months.
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