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How did you quit smoking?

Anonymous
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I've been struggling with quitting smoking my second time around and boy is it hard. I quit for roughly 18 months cold turkey, and it was super easy because I was pregnant. I knew when I picked up and lit that first cig I was heading down a slippery sloap, but of course, like any addict, I rationalized. "just this one" blah blah blah. Daily I say to myself, "I'm wasting money, I don't want my daughter to have a parent that smokes etc" but every day I'm right back to it. I can't get pregnant again of course, and cold turkey isn't working, my will power is extremely low. I feel like a horrible mother because I feel like having my daughter should be enough for me to just stop. So what did you do, besides cold turkey, that helped you quit?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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kitchen.ninja
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Cold turkey. Only once in the few years its been have I had a craving after those first 2 weeks.

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Anariama
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Try the nicotine patch. Worked for me.

mom_dl6
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Never started *BOOM*........




I'm just messing ;0)

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM
And by all means, say whatever you want to make me feel like shit. I deserve it. And who knows, maybe it'll be motivation.
angelachristine
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

i went cold turkey, sorry. hope you are able to quit. Good luck!

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aikimomof3
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Cold turkey, it's the best way. It gets the nicotine out of your system the fastest so your body can start to heal. I also watched these videos online by a smoking cessation speaker. There are daily videos to watch. Very motivating. Here's  a link: http://whyquit.com/joel/dayzero.htm


Good luck!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Thank you


Quoting Anariama:

Try the nicotine patch. Worked for me.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM
I really wish I never had


Quoting mom_dl6:

Never started *BOOM*........




I'm just messing ;0)


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Try chantix.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Thank you, I will check those out


Quoting aikimomof3:

Cold turkey, it's the best way. It gets the nicotine out of your system the fastest so your body can start to heal. I also watched these videos online by a smoking cessation speaker. There are daily videos to watch. Very motivating. Here's  a link: http://whyquit.com/joel/dayzero.htm


Good luck!


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