How & why did you quit?

United States
March 31, 2008 11:00pm CST
I've been trying to stop smoking for some time now and have been unsuccessful. How and why did you quit or are you trying to quit?
2 responses
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I remember a saying that the more times you try the more successful you will be. I have been saying for years that I would stop when it is more uncomfortable for me to smoke than not to, and 1997 that time came when I developed a daily coughing bout that left me breathless and exhausted by the time I gained control. I started with the patch for a week, but having to take it off before I go to bed, I found that I was having withdrawal symptoms each night. Withdrawals are supposed to last for only a few days, so after a week, I stopped using them. After 11 years I still have a periods lasting a few seconds when I am tempted, even after all the trouble I went through to get to where I'm at. But it is a lot easier once you get over that first hump.
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• United States
1 Apr 08
Yeah, I've tried on and off for years. It's just really hard to quit when everyone around you smokes! Thanks for your response!
• Canada
1 Apr 08
Well during the summer I used to smoke. It only lasted about 3 or 4 months, and I quit because I started having asthma attacks. Thankfully, I was never completley addicted to it, so my struggle to quit wasn't very difficult. I appluad you for your decision to stop smoking. Keep trying, and good luck!
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• United States
1 Apr 08
Thanks for the support. I've been smoking for 13 years, so it's been a lot more difficult. Thanks for your response!