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  • The first two days without nicotine are the most painful. I get's to be less of a physical issue after that. Hang in there!
  • The first 2 weeks were tough for me. I eventually went drinking at a club a few years back after being 2 years without smoking and smoked a cigarette and have been hooked again ever since.
  • Awright, good for you...you'll be able to taste and smell now....yippee....
  • Welpower, stay with your words and be healthy and save money too.
  • I quit March 20th. Luckily it has not been to hard for me other than wanting to have something in my mouth, so I have been chewing on straws, toothpicks and eating lots of celery and other veggies. I also put the headphones on and listen to lots of music....kinda keeps my mind off of the cigarettes. Stay strong.....
  • You're not going to have bad breath, bad teeth, and you're no longer going to die young! Whoo!
  • Think of this........ Food is going to taste much better and you will breathe once again, like you did before you started smoking. Be an inspiration to me. i am still smoking after 49 years. Pls. give me an update. john
  • Patches.... straws... jawbreakers.... survival kit good luck
  • drink lots of water!!!!!!!!! Realize how much MONEY you will be saving!!!!! put up a photo of something you will now be able to buy...and keep it where you will see it everyday.....even in every room of the house!!!! Get your rest!!!!!!!! DON"T eat junky food!!! let 'your food be your medicine' as Aristotle said!! Ramp up any interests in hobbies you have!! really get involved with them. Do stuff for others....help out in any way you can...... and, best of all, at least to me: Know how you'll feel when you realize you finally gave up tobacco? what a GREAT feeling it'll be?, Well, close your eyes, & FEEL THAT WAY NOW...RIGHT NOW.... don't put off the powerful, positive feelings of what you are able to accomplish!!!! hope this helps!!!!!!!!!
  • GO Katie GO!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! BE STRONG!!
  • Hang in there. baby. Your Will power can overcome just about anything. Good luck.
  • I have none. Sorry. But I do have the facts. You have just increased your lifespan by years, you won't offend people in public, your children won't have to warn their friends that you smoke, and your children are far less likely to smoke themselves. I'm going to go have a cigarette, but I hope you do well. Best of luck.
  • good for you! go for it, you can do it. Get your mind off of it as much as possible and keep positive :) Your on your way to a healthy life :)
  • you go girl. this is a good thing. now i can move in with you, and not run the risk of dying, when i move up to NY. just think of it that way. :D only joking! hahaha. but good for you. this is a great start to a good healthy life!
  • I've kind of gone through a similar situation... and it's difficult only when you think about what is so GOOD about the thing you desire. Think about the crap it's shoving into your system: tarring up your lungs, shrinking and yellow-ifying them, then filling your arteries with fat goo, and cutting your life by about five-ten years? As well as there being the constant increase of cancer and disease? Think about the carcinogens you were sniffing in every time - throwing a punch at your body at every breath. Whereas without cigarettes... you can breathe and eat cleanly and freshly and have more energy. And you won't smell of cigarettes anymore either. Think about how the government has spiked up the prices to encourage you not to smoke. About how passerbys crinkle their noses. About how you're always shoved into a smoking room with everybody else smoking yourselves to a shortage of breath. Plus you can tell people about how you quit smoking in the future and talk about your experience... it will make for impressive recollections. Above all... just think of it as a test of your strength, your metal - is your character strong enough to overcome this?
  • Outstanding! keep strong, try eating sunflower seeds. They helped me quit.
  • www.attentionsmokers.com worked for me. Its been a few years now and I really hate the smell of it. Just Remember the Second is always easier than the first. Second day, Second Week, etc. Stick with it you'll be glad you did. I wish you good luck.
  • Are you using the patches? Hang in there girl...i'm a smoker also...would love to quit..and tried...but, you are doing the right thing...take care!
  • one moment at a time....clean everything in your house with bleach....cigarettes smell awful mixed with bleach! straight pretzels to play with, and munch on and exercise! Congrats!
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  • I bet your breath smells good right now! :)
  • I don't suggest either the patch, gum OR going cold turkey. I just so happen to be the type of personality that is never fully addicted to anything so I can go from 20 a day to 0. Mine is a mental and emotional addiction, not a physical one as nicotine actually makes me very sick. But if you do have a physical addiction? My suggestion is that you gradually wean yourself off with intent to do so. The way to do that is to time them. Buy yourself a gadget with a alarmed timer. Start with one an hour and then slowly and gently force yourself to only suffer the withdrawls intermittently rather than all at once wich usually sets you up for failure. Your body works in a certain way and if you treat your neuroreceptors as if they were children weaning themselves off a bottle... It will take longer, but you should have better results in the end. The human body is completely detoxed from poisons in three days. After that... The dependency becomes emotional and mental. That is how we fail, by failing to realize that and assuming we physically need something we only just desire.
  • I'm fortunate enough to have never started smoking, so I can only offer this from the perspective of someone whose friends and family smoke, but... I've only known one person who quit cold turkey, and I still don't know how she did it. My mother has tried to quit many times, as have most of the people I know. Even just from watching them, I can tell it's extremely difficult. I have seen that keeping busy (in a non-stress way) helps a lot. Exercise, hobbies... if you have particular activities that you always smoke after, try to avoid those if you can. Make a goal sheet for yourself - if you have problems breathing while running, etc... try going jogging each day, and make a note of how much further you can go ever day before you're out of breath. That's only a suggestion of course, you can personalize it to fit your activities.
  • You can make it IF you have made up you are going to quit regardless of anything. If you can not make that statement and absolutly mean it you will fail. If you have made up your mind to quit regardless you don't need all the crutches. The craving will start to subside in a little over a week depending on how much you smoked it could be more or less. The longest habit I had was reaching; that lasted about 5 years. I quit in 1957 and have not smoked a cigarette or anything else since then...so you can do it IF IF IF you really want to quit regardless!
  • I've read some of these responses and think some are just terrible. This person doesn't need to hear scare tactic (you won't die young) or stories of other people's failures. They need positive motivation!! The scare tactic doesn't work but every quit smoking website has it on there. A person who is trying to quit just needs support. I know this is an old post but I hope you are successful. You CAN do this!!
  • You can do it! Just think of all the good things that will come from quitting. Healthier life, saving a lot of money, not dying from cancer, breathing better, and so on. Don't give up, good luck!
  • Stick with it. I quit November 1st and it gets easier everyday. Keep your goal in mind. Are you going to let something so small run your life?
  • keep your goal in mind and take it one hour at a time... a pal to support you would be great. I did that 20 years ago... keep it up. YOU CAN DO IT!
  • My neighbor died last year from lung cancer.you will get too see your grandkids grow up he cant.
  • Smoking is an endess series of unfortunate events that can only lead to one conclusion. I know that you are better than that.
  • RUN FOREST RUN RUNAWAY FROM NICOTINE!!!!! you can do it think it gives you cancer.... premature ageing..... badddddd teeth...... and bad nails...... and much more....... do something else then smoke why don't you put money towards what you would pay on ciggaretes for something else.
  • The urge to smoke lasts for 3- 5 minutes. It's difficult I know. Just wait it out, and it will get easier. But don't just sit around and think about it. Get off your tuff and go for a walk, or do some exercises. Doing nothing while the craving exists, just makes it worse. But congrats and keep it up.
  • You are AWESOME!! You're better than a cancer stick! You body is sooooo worth quitting for! Keep it up!!!!! :) :)
  • Just try to remember take it one day (or hour, if that's easier) at a time. Don't try to think about the fact you will never smoke again. That can be overwhelming. Just tell yourself I can go without a cigarette this day (or hour). And then when you reach that point repeat it. . I smoked for ten years and quit cold turkey. I was a super-d*ckhead for about 2 weeks and just a d*ckhead for another 2 weeks. Now the only time I crave cigarettes is when I'm drinking. I had an encouraging and understanding fiance and I chewed toothpicks so much I literally got splinters on the inside of my cheeks. I switched to plastic toothpicks after a while. . Best of luck you're in for a hellish, but certainly NOT IMPOSSIBLE journey.
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  • Get some breath mints or anything that helps and stay committed. I found, after a couple unsuccessful attempts, that I would always eventually decide that quitting was really a bad idea. I should never have decided to quit and I don't want to quit. You've got to be ready to catch yourself and stay on track.
  • you needed to quit so you dont get cancer

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