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  • You can SO do this. =) Good luck!
  • I certainly will, and good luck.
  • Absolutely! I think that's BRILLIANT! I'm sending you all the positive thoughts in my head, and that's a lot :)
  • September 13, 1999. I smoked my last cigarette. I ONLY succeeded because I truly wanted to quit. If you don't really want it, then you won't stop. I quit for months previously, but always went back because my desire to smoke was still there. I wish you the BEST of luck in wanting to quit =) TIP: I bought a bag of Smarties and held them in my fingers like cigarettes when the cravings came... When they passed, I just ate the candy... (now every autumn I crave smarties =)
  • Absolutely! Best of luck and best of health!
  • I send you all my good thoughts. Put that money into a jar that you would have spent on cigarettes and open a savings account for one of your grand-kids. Dealing With Withdrawal If you are a heavy smoker, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms, which begin within hours of smoking the last cigarette. These may include irritability, impatience, hostility, anxiety, depression, insomnia, restlessness, increased appetite, and a craving for cigarettes. Perhaps your doctor can prescribe medication that will help ease these symptoms. In addition, there are things you can do to help you win the battle. During the first few difficult weeks, eat low-calorie foods, and drink plenty of water. Some have found it helpful to snack on raw vegetables, such as carrots or celery. If you exercise, you will help offset weight gain and soothe jittery nerves. Avoid places and situations where you will be tempted to smoke. Fight against bad reasoning that may tempt you to smoke. Here are some common thoughts during withdrawal: 'I'll smoke just today to get me through this tough time.' 'Smoking is my only vice!' 'Tobacco can't be all that bad; some heavy smokers live to be over 90.' 'I've got to die of something.' 'Life is no fun without tobacco.' If you are about to give in, delay. By waiting just ten minutes, the acute craving may pass. Sometimes the thought of never smoking again might seem overwhelming. If you feel that way, concentrate on quitting just for today. If you want to serve God, pray for help. Our loving Creator can provide "help at the right time" for those who are striving to bring their lives into harmony with his will. (Hebrews 4:16) But don't expect a miracle. You must act in harmony with your prayers.
  • Absolutely, and I STRONGLY recommend putting your daily or weekly cigarette money into a box or something. At the end of the month, or year... see how much money you have saved. Think of the amazing gift you have given yourself by quitting and use the money to treat yourself to something special!!
  • All the best. Cravings will come- but they will also go. Be strong! No luck needed- just a will stronger than th urge.
  • My dad quit after fifty+ yrs.. you can do it. Put your heart AND mind into it! I wish you the best of luck! It will be hard but worth it.
  • Best of luck. My father smoked 5 packs a day when I was a kid and he quit cold turky. If he could do it I'm sure you can. Never give up giving up. (yes that was correct 5 packs a day!!)
  • My thoughts are with you, Jade! Best wishes on your decision to quit smoking - it will be one to save your life! Remember, all of your AB friends are here to support you, any way we can. Many of us have quit smoking successfully, too (I have!). So if you ever feel you're getting a craving, just log on and talk to us!
  • Good luck, best wishes to you!! I know how you feel...I smoked my last one last night.
  • Ofcourse! Best of luck to you.
  • I wish you all the best and send every positive thought and prayer your way in this wonderful decision you've made!! Lean on the people here when you're feeling vulnerable!! I've done that during some tough times and they've never failed me. And congratulations! Good for you! Your husband and four children will be so happy to have the healthiest mom possible:)
  • Good for you! You can do it! And if you get stressed, just think "If I can get through this without running out to get cigarettes, I can do it!" When I quit, I did that and it actually gave me strength to get through w/o the smokes!
  • I admire you for that Jade and wish you strength in it. I hope to do the same one day soon.
  • Hey Jade - good luck and best wishes with your plan to quit :)
  • I'll send all good things your way. If you quit, you'll have to help me by giving me tips. GOOD LUCK
  • You are such a strong woman, Jade, because I don't think that I could quit smoking. Many positive thoughts are heading towards you now - good luck!
  • I certainly do wish you all the best in this. Good luck! :)
  • That's how I quit(3yrs).Just go day by day or minute by minute.Try not to hang out where people smoke (if you can)It helps to get some exercise.It's hard,but if I can do it anyone can.
  • You CAN do it...millions have...and if some of those idiots have...you certainly can...Just do it. It will be tough for about 3 days and then you will start feeling so much better (not to mention richer).
  • I quit on New Years. I haven't smoked in 5 days and the first couple days were horrible.. but after 5 years of attempting to quit I feel it is the right time.. I wish you all the best... Good Luck!!!
  • Jade, I wish you the best best of luck! If you need subtitutes, Nicorette patches really do work. I went to the Practice Nurse, got weighed and monitored, so it was good to have her support, and at 6 weeks I got a certificate! That was 2 years ago, and I'm still going strong! :D
  • I dont do prayers but you got tons of luck and positives thoughts from the Chocolate Monster GOOD LUCK JADE....oh and if you fancy giving up chocolate too you know where to send it <winks> :D
  • Hurray for you! not smoking cigarette is a good thing for you and your health. There are otherways to keep the temptation out like talking to people on answerbag.com lol. Anyways, congrats on trying to quit. Hope you keep it up. Just stay away in environments where theres heavy smokers
  • Super Great Luck to you Jade , and positive thoughts and prayers sent your way -- + 5
  • good luck!
  • Are you still on track? I hope so... and am sending many happy thoughts at you. :)
  • Good luck. I think cold turkey is best.
  • Best of Luck and all positive thoughts your way!! Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!!
  • Of course. I wish you all the best of luck at your success. Being an ex-smoker myself I can tell you, it is sooooo worth it! I am sending you positive thoughts! +
  • OMG of course I will!!! I wish you all the best!! This is a very good idea!! It will extend your life and you'll be much healthier for it.
  • GOOD LUCK!!!!! i quit smoking, "cold turkey", 10 days ago. i haven't had even a drag of a cigarette since, nor have i wanted one. i really do wish you luck. **kisses**
  • Good luck....Let me know how it goes. I want to quit, but just need to pick a day and do it!
  • Good luck with that! You have my regards!
  • oh yeah!!.. goodonya jade for giving it a go ...I know how hard it is , I was a 70 a day fagger for over 30 years and now its been almost 6 years since I stopped ...I wish you ALL the luck I can send you ...:)
  • Good luck and well done.. i admire you!! I smoke about 7-10 per day and i just cant give those up so im keeping my fingers crossed for you honey!!!!!
  • I remember the last time i quit and I am still a smoker today but i remember how my mind played tricks on me like "well if smoking will kill you and i can't smoke then what is there to live for?" best of luck - i will burn one for you - but you if you stick to it are much better off - just think of why you quit - they stopped tasting good, money, time, etc.
  • congratulations, to the highest degree! quitting smoking will be one of the most- if not THE most- rewarding things you've ever done. i have a lot of respect for you and wish you all the best. if you need to talk or vent, feel free to message me. i am currently studying to become an addictions counselor, and i've assisted several of my friends and family members with various issues ranging from smoking to alcoholism. again, congratulations and the best of luck!
  • How are you doing with this?
  • Good for you Jade. I hope all is going well. It will be four years for me on May 16th. Once and a while I will get a craving, but it gets better all the time.
  • Good Luck. Remember that cigarettes take 10 years off your life on average. Also there are many diseases linked to cigarette smoking and you smell bad too.
  • I send you the best of luck! (*) There's a good luck star! Put one on your calendar for everyday you succeed!
  • Good luck hope you dont start back up. just think of all of the money you will save to get the things that you want but couldnt get because you need to get smokes instead. GOOD LUCK
  • Absolutely, Jade! It is a VERY hard habit to break, and please don't get discouraged if you slip a time or 2, (most of us did). Just stick with it! Thoughts, prayers and everything positive your way!
  • Woot. Good Luck.
  • Best of Luck. Just think how you don't need to go and buy herion or plague infested rats even again either :) it works for me. I also picture my baby niece with a cigarette in her mouth and i think i mustv'e looked equally ridiculous for many years.
  • I pray that of mind and body grow stronger minute by minute and that you not suffer withdrawal from nicotine. I applaud your decision and support your commitment. Stay focused and remember a stumble is not the end. Avoid triggers and keep going. It takes practice to break a habit.
  • I'm into smoking before..I know it's hard to quit but you can do it!Just always remember that it's for your own good..^_^
  • GOOD LUCK I STOPPED SMOKIND 3 MONTH AGO I HAD TRYED A FEW TIMES BEFORE UNSUCCESSFULLY.THEN I STARTED TAKING CHAMPIX STOP SMOKING TABLETS AND WOW OH MY GOD THEY WORK BY FOOLING YOUR BRAIN INTO THINKING YOUVE JUST HAD A CIGARETTE. I SMOKED 30 A DAY FORNEARLY 20 YEARS .THEY ARE BRILLITS HARD TO GIVE UP ON WILL POWER ALONE BUT I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.GO TO GOOGLE SEARCH LUNG CANCER HAVE A LOOK AT SOME PHOTOS AND THAT MAY HELP TOO
  • If you find a way to get people off the cigar, let me know because I got somebody who I love for them to drop the cigar habit.
  • Absolutely, I wish you well:)
  • GOOD FOR YOU!!! Almost did the same thing today but, gave in once again to my cravings..i my prayers are with you YOU CAN DO IT!!
  • Thats what I did about 6 months ago! I haven't had a cigg in almost three. I did bum smokes off people on weekends and it was tough for a while because I work in a bar. However I feel great and don't ever plan to start again. Good luck to you! If you really want to you can do it!
  • Good luck!!! I think it is a good thing for you to do. It is a hard road but you can do it. I will pray for you to succeed.
  • Good for you to quit. Also I will pray for you and spport you. I respect you for quitting.
  • Yes right here, right now, I ask for the craving and addiction to be broken.
  • I wish you well, be strong and stay positive, because smoking will kill you and there is so much to live for in this life.
  • YEA!! I wish you lots of luck! Everytime you think of buying a pack, put your money you would spend in a jar and see how rich you will get too! When you have done this for a month, or whatever you make your goal to be, take that money you would have spent on packs of cigs and go do something special for yourself to help reward yourself for stopping this habit! Maybe that will help give you an incentive to not start back up again! Good luck!
  • Best of luck. I quit. It's not easy but I know you can do it, change your behaviors, like talking on phone, reading paper, etc. Things will go easier for you. Ill pray for you. You will feel sooo much better.
  • You can DO it!
  • Are you still not smoking??????????????
  • Good luck. Come back to the answers if you want to do it again.
  • Best of luck and just think about how much money you will be saving by giving up this habit.
  • I'll send you cigarettes.
  • DO IT!! Good luck!
  • that is great... good luck... at least you can save the money to go in a tour around Europe... you can never imagine how much money you'll save... after a year tell me how much money you have... brake leg ^___^
  • I will! I congratulate you on deciding to quit smoking. I quit smoking in May 1969 and I used to smoke 3 packs a day. I quit cold turkey. You can do it, too. I went thru such horrible withdrawal when I quit but I would not give in and smoke another cigarette. You can, too. Just hang in there. No matter how badly you want a cigarette just tell yourself No, and just refuse to smoke again. You can do it. Be strong. You can quit. And you will be so happy and proud of yourself for quitting. You will feel so much better, be so healthy, you will save so much money, you won't have to be constantly buying cigarettes, wasting your money, having to find places you can smoke, the danger of starting fires, etc. Food tastes better. You won't have the body odor from smoking, your clothes and hair won't stink from smoking, there are so many advantages, you could go on forever. Please know that you are strong enough to quit and you can get through this, each day gets a little better until you won't want them anymore and you will be so glad, just hang in there, be strong, fight the urge to smoke, fight the addiction until it is gone forever. Good luck and good health to you. Cigarettes only cost between 30 and 40 cents when I quit and now they are four dollars at least, I think.
  • Don't offer to give cigarettes to someone who is trying to quit.
  • i hope you get herpes like me. good luck.
  • best of luck!!!!
  • i wish you luck! for most people the best success comes from anticipating, planning, and preparing for an official Quit, but sometimes a spontaneous, well-intentioned quit works too. and remember: the average Quitter tries to quit 7 times before being successful, so don't get discouraged!
  • No good can come from a cancer stick! Best of luck my friend! =]
  • Of course! If needs be, use NicoGum. It's a healthy alternative. Good luck. I really hope you get through this. And to be frank, I really admire what you are doing. I try to encourage smokers that are close to me to at least attempt to stop their habit, but they respond very badly. I am so glad to see somebody open-minded. It's a really good first step. =D
  • Hows that going for you? Its been 5 months now are you still smoke free?
  • well done Jade!you have done some thing very good,you have safed your life.I am sure your feeling very good it worth to fell good and free.you have been very brave.can i just ask you how long you have ben somkeing?my husbend have been somkeing for 10 years now he want quite but he cant.
  • sorry i've seen this so late, but i hope that things have gone well for you in your attempt - don't give up completely even if you've had a few steps backwards God blessings...
  • good luck I hope you can do it.
  • Of course you have my support. And may I recommend MonaVie. It helps with cravings. It has helped my cousin and I, and I hope it can do the same for you. Let me know if you would like to try it out.
  • Good luck..I have been trying to quit for years, so you'll be in my thoughts
  • I will pray for you also. I have not smoked for 3 days now, started exercising too. I however decided to see my doctor first and she put me on Chantix. I didnt like the idea of taking a drug, but it does have a wonderful website with a schedule, activities, a help line and nightly support phone calls that they give you. good luck!!!
  • That is AWESOME!!! I have struggled for several years with this nasty deadly habit!! I too am out and I too decided to just deal with the few weeks of pain to save myself the horrible pain of suffering and death!!! YES...cig's should be against the law!!!
  • It is all mental. Just think of all of the benefits. Smoking creates a substantial risk of many different kinds of cancer, as well as heart and lung disorders. It releases chemicals in your brain that affect your moods and thought processing. Besides the health benefits, you gain a not inconsiderable portion of your time and money back. Also there is the satisfaction of winning a battle that countless others have failed. Good luck to you.
  • i wish you the best of luck, i know quiting is not easy.
  • Hi,, hey I have not smoked now myself 4 days! Yahoo... been a heavy smoker for 35 years.. Oh to have the money back,, and my health.. Hang in there.. I am hurting right along with ya.. been chewing on straws.. first 2 days thought I would die.. honest felt like the flu. Quitters flu,, found it online.. Did you know Nicotine was used as a natural insecticide? Yep, 1 cig = 1mg of nicotine enough to kill a 2 pound Rat! Now that bit of info makes me never ever want to smoke.. good luck!!!!
  • hey thanks for the advice i wish you the best of luck thanks again :P
  • Another way to help yourself quit - work out hows much you spent on cigarettes and set up a direct debit into a high interest savings account, then when the interest pays up use the money to go on holiday or buy whatever it is you always wanted but could never afford because you were always to short of cash.
  • i did that for a long time myself... though i smoked much less people got sick of me asking for hand outs... good luck ;o)... the last few days i almost smoked a whole pack in a day... maybe begging once in a while is the way to go *.*
  • Congrats on your new road to life! I was a smoker and the only way I could quit was cold turkey. I pray you stay smoke free and live a healthier lifestyle! You CAN do it!
  • Definitely a wish of luck for you. It was really good for you to quit your smoking. Anyway, here are the reasons why need to stop smoking. http://healthcaremag.blogspot.com/
  • HI Jade,, Day 8 no smoking,, still hanging in there! Hope your staying strong praying for you.. just remember that nicotine was used as Black 40 insectiside.. honest you can look it up.. freaked me out.. I am starting to cough up the ugly brown stuff now.. So did ya Quit or what???? sunflowerzelda
  • Good luck.
  • good for you, chew some gum if you get the craving
  • You can do it! I did it.. I got sick for two weeks and couldn't smoke one.. after I got better I just quit. That sure did motivate me.
  • you did the right thing :) congrads and goodlucks!!
  • You bet!! Picture a nike commercial- those always motivate me to get healthy. Your skin is going to look great, too!
  • Congrats and good luck. :P Chewing lots of gum and distracting yourself helps.
  • Great step.Take it easy and it will become easy!Remember many people quit by just making up their minds once.Keep away from any smoking friends and figures!
  • Exposing your family to your fatal CANCER causing activities is an unconscionable act of wickedness.Smoking tobacco around your family and especially young children is not only a filthy,dirty,stinking,disgusting,foul and selfish habit,it also shows a complete and utter disregard for the lives of people who have to suffer the daily carcinogenic atmosphere you generate,plus the irritating stench that people close to you have to live with . It's the complete height of hypocrisy to say you love your children and then slowly kill them with tobacco smoke.Everybody knows that tobacco smoke causes horrendous agonising and fatal diseases so smoking around family members or even strangers shows outright contempt for the rights of people who prefer to live a healthy non polluting life.

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