|10-11-2014 06:55 PM|
|10-11-2014 01:53 PM|
|Turbostixxx||I quit via chantix. I took it for 3 weeks. The 1st week while smoking, the 2nd and 3rd week not smoking. After the 3rd week, I kept forgetting the drugs, and had no desire to smoke. So I stopped taking them. I haven't smoked since. Which is crazy, I had smoked a pack a day for 10 years, and had no desire to quit, I only started to quit because my wife and I hit financial trouble, and were seeking ways to cut down on expenses. She works for a healthcare provider so visits and most prescriptions are given to us at no charge, so I was able to pick up the drugs. I am forever grateful to my wife and myself for sticking to it, and staying smoke free, I feel much better, and everything smells and tastes so much different and better.|
|10-11-2014 07:36 AM|
|TrailbossNJ||I did the Chantix thing and got down to about 2-3 smokes a day, before divorce cranked up the stress levels and I was back to a pack a day. Been smoking for about 15 years, and recently switched over to the VUSE e-cig. So..haven't bought a pack since last sunday: just been hitting the e-cig when I feel the need. This thing is GREAT! For those looking to quit, try switching over to non-combustibles first...still get the Nicotine hit, and the VUSE gives a good "throat hit" when you need it. And it is very natural: that is, tastes like a smoke, the drag feels like a smoke. No smell though, no ashes in your eyes when you are driving...no more cig burns in my seat covers! LoL...The VUSE is the only one made by the tobacco companies. RJR, I think. And you can tell they put a lot of money into it. I find myself hitting it less and less, with no urge to smoke a "real" one at all....so try it out if you are having a hard time.|
|10-11-2014 07:20 AM|
|10-10-2014 11:38 PM|
|jameslee97206||Almost 2 years smoke free for me. My doctor prescribed Chantix, my Nurse ( read wife ) ok'd it. 4 months later I was near Psycho and had to stop taking Chantix. Haven't smoked since and feel great|
|10-07-2014 04:49 PM|
|gecko4||I can't stress it enough. You are exactly one smoke away from being addicted all over again. Never forget that, and you'll beat it.|
|10-07-2014 02:38 PM|
Good for Both of you i on the other had slipped a few months ago being offered a cigar i thought it had been long enough NOPE next morning to the store i go been puffing on about 5 cigars a day since but i have not had a ciggarette since oct 2nd of last year so i can only claim half credit in victory. lol Congrats to you both again may we all be so fortunate to join in your celebration in time.
|10-06-2014 07:13 PM|
|Turbostixxx||Glad to report, over the weekend, wife also celebrated her one year!|
|10-06-2014 10:54 AM|
|10-03-2014 07:26 PM|
|10-03-2014 06:42 PM|
|gecko4||Hey, congrats! That's something those of us that have been through it can appreciate how difficult it was to quit. I hope you celebrate with a hot blond and a cold beer! ( one last test)|
|10-03-2014 02:18 PM|
|Turbostixxx||Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary of NOT SMOKING!!! Woohoo!!|
|07-11-2014 07:25 AM|
|07-10-2014 10:29 AM|
|07-10-2014 10:06 AM|
|07-10-2014 09:00 AM|
|bdrake||sitting on a buddy's patio a couple weeks back thought he offered a cigar and a jack on rocks aww hell one cant hurt havent had one since oct. 2nd and this aint a cigarette anyway ...... WRONGGGGGGGG picked it up like i never quit for 6 days cigar after cigar still no ciggs i know i cant control myself there well its been 28 hours now since i had one and funny how the symtoms are so similiar not as bad as last time but def. similiar|
|07-09-2014 08:21 AM|
|Turbostixxx||Ouch, I just threw out 2 cigars the other day, couldn't trust myself|
|07-09-2014 07:54 AM|
|bdrake||You are correct Jherrington, figured enough time had passed by now so I greatly enjoyed a cigar with a jack n rocks ............. had 3 cigars every day for the last week. Time to quit again|
|04-05-2014 07:38 PM|
|04-05-2014 03:38 PM|
I always remember, I'm only 1 smoke away from being addicted all over again.
20 years smoke free as of Jan 1 2014
|04-03-2014 01:51 PM|
|04-03-2014 11:58 AM|
|bdrake||OUTSTANDING and i feel the exact same way|
|04-03-2014 11:51 AM|
|04-03-2014 11:22 AM|
|bdrake||well its anniversary time How we all doing ?|
|01-29-2014 12:00 PM|
I have never smoked. But I do congratulate all of you that have stopped smoking!
For those of you that haven't been able too so far, but are continuing to try, well don't give up, because if you want it bad enough, then it will happen!
|01-29-2014 09:12 AM|
|bdrake||been doing a lot of reading apparently the ave smoker burns 250 calories a day just buy lighting up as it increases the heart rate. ........ i have calculated that i was burning 600 calories a day just by sitting on my ass....lol ... no dam wonder ive put on 32 pounds. Jherrington i like your diet the best. i was in the doctors office the other day for the sinus crap floatin around and while i was there asked for a recomendation told im consuming half of what i used to and hitting the tread mill twice a day for the last 30 days and im still gaining weight............ she said the following ......part of that gain is muscle from working out aside from that welcome to america as the majority of the population is fighting weight loss/ gain. she suggested i go atkins or smaller portions with exercise but if i go atkins i can never go back to bread and potatoes as it will wreck me. im not much in favor of that so im on a new quest for the majic diet and or pill lol|
|01-28-2014 09:28 PM|
Eat grains, veggies, fruits, and shrimp. Stay away from fast food and red meat.
|01-28-2014 09:24 PM|
Hey all, just wanted to chime in with my $0.02 here...
I smoked for nine years straight (starting when I was about 14). The most I had ever "quit" for was two months. At first the cravings would dissipate, then a few months later...BAM. I think the thing that really helped me quit was literally getting sick on smoking so many in one night. In the end, I would go through a pack of Djarum Blacks at a night out at the bar...and felt like @$$ the next morning. Those things are HEAVY. I preferred the feeling of not wanting to vomit over the cigs themselves, so I declared it to be quittin' time. Permanently. I cut out cigs (and ganja) cold turkey.
Bdrake...your description of the first few days is mighty accurate. As time progressed, it got better. Then one day my mum mentioned something to me about when she quit smoking...she knew she had finally kicked the habit (after 20+ years) when the smell of other peoples' smoke bothered her. I can now verify that to be true! When I'm around smokers, the smell makes me sick to my stomach. So yeah...been nearly ten years and the cravings are all gone and I'm confident to say that I'm 100% done.
Hang in there guys...it's tough but SO worth it in the end!
|01-28-2014 09:07 PM|
|bdrake||im thinking im going to start a new thread about how to loose weight holy crap never been this heavy in my life|
|01-28-2014 01:25 AM|
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