My mylot friend saved my life!

United States
August 4, 2008 2:47pm CST
I have been smoke free for two months now! Do I ever feel better. I was waking up and could hardly breath anymore. I was smoking two packs a day! Do I ever see the change in my pocket book. I answered someone discussion on here about smoking and they gave me a link that disgusted me so much I throw them away and went and got some patches. Now I can't stand the smell of them! Thank you my mylot friend you just might have saved my life! Have you quit smoking? How did you quit? If you do want to quit what is stopping you?
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16 responses
• United States
4 Aug 08
that is terrific. i love to hear true stories like that. i don't smoke and have not smoked, but that's a credit to my parents who made me too scared to smoke. you keep up your terrific job. you're doing great.
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• United States
4 Aug 08
My thoughts to! If I would still be smoking chance are my son would. A really bad example I would be setting!
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• United States
4 Aug 08
you could very well be saving your son's life too. congratulations. good example.
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I've tried to quit a number of times, but I just don't have the will power. My husband will not quit, and that doesn't help. It is going to take something drastic to get him to quit, and then I may finally do it as well. But while he's still smoking I'm not sure if I can quit.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
You are the one who gave me the link! silly! Thank you so much. I am doing great with not smoking! I feel healthier. You probably add years to my life! My hubby still smokes but goes outside. he is talking about quitting now. If we both quit at the same time we would have probably killed each other. I did not realize how bad it was. My whole world revolved around cigs. Do tis have a cig. do that have a cig. The hardest was morning and not being able to smoke with my coffee. thanks a million! You have changed my life for the better with that link!
• United States
5 Aug 08
Wow, so cool to know I had an impact :) Yeah, that Whyquits.com really did it for me too, and I went a few days without a smoke, but ugh, I saw hubby smoking and couldn't resist.
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Yes, I quit smokin but not sure why. I was sittin in front of my computer chattin with a smoke in my hand & suddenly my brain said this is riduculous you're stopping. I did it cold turkey. I still get the urge every now & then but I just find something else to do til the urge passes. I am PROUD of you for stoppin. If you ever get the urge, I'm here to talk to you until the urge passes. I'm sure there are others willing to do the same. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
• United States
4 Aug 08
Wow! Cold turkey. If I would not have used those patches my family would have had to move to a different state because I was a little irritable! I am better now. Congrats to you to!
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
5 Aug 08
oooo... that is great!!!! may you give me the link please? i want to tell my dad!!!!!congrates on your acheivement!!!!
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• United States
5 Aug 08
http://www.whyquit.com/ Here is the link! Some nasty stuff on here.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
5 Aug 08
congratulations on your achievement... keep it up... i'm not a smoker and can never stand the smell of the smoke... thanks to my parents who are so strict with me and never allowed me to touch that thing... anyway, i try it once and i cough so badly... i don't like it... the taste is terrible... the smoke also smell terrible... i don't understand why many people like to smoke so much... i guess i can't judge other people just because i'm not smoking... once again, congratulations and well done... take care and have a nice day...
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I am not a smoker but I am very glad that someone could help you out with quitting! I have a mother that I would like to quit smoking so if you can send me that link that would be awesome!
• United States
5 Aug 08
http://www.whyquit.com/ There is some pretty gross stuff on here.
• United States
5 Aug 08
I must say congradulations on your quitting smoking I know it's hard bad habit to break. I am a smoker and have tried a few times now to quit but have been stressed out by alot of things and have started right back up again. My friend told me I need to just stop stressing out and stick with it for it would do me some good I know this. I might just start getting the big bag of twizzlers and weening myself off the smoking that way for I was told it's the hand to mouth thing that has some part of the smoking bit along with the craving for the nicotine. The most I ever went smoke free was only for 3 days and something happend and got me majorly mad and I went and started up again bad me. I will try to stop when the stress level drops a little I'm working on it.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
I wish you luck! I think I have ate more candy in the last month then my whole childhood. I am not big on sweets. The toughest are the first three days. I always used stress for anexcuse and decided that I was stronger then the stress. I quit so many times and started again. Keep at it! You can do it!
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
5 Aug 08
Yes I was a smoker.. But not anymore, I decided to do something about my condition, my physique.. I started working out, train a lot and know I am in pretty good shape.. Although that's what I find of myself :D Have already got some compliments about me shape so I guess I am heading the right way.. :) Have a good day..
• United States
5 Aug 08
I am on the health kick now to! I never exercised before now I eat healthy and exercise!
• India
5 Aug 08
Congratulations Honey! I am glad that Mylot helped you quit smoking. :) I have never smoked in my life. I don't smoke, and I never will. I don't drink either. I don't go to parties too. I guess, according to normal standards, I live a pretty dull life, but it is extremely healthy to live my way. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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• Sweden
5 Aug 08
You must thank for yourself too,because even your friend give advice to you about quiting to smoke it still your self help your self.but be still thankful for your friend.I think i like this site because many people can able to give you advice.I dont smoke because it not good for the health and also it is smell yucky.My father was been smoker since he was teenage untill he reach 63.But now he got some bad health and the doctor said my father need to quit smoker because it will be bad for his health.Then i thankful because he did stop smoking now.Smoking make you have bad health.I hope some smoker out there can realized how they destroy there self because of smoking.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Hi honey, That is a great news...I know it will be a great change in your lifestyle and health..I am also very proud of my dad who used to smoke for like 30 years and it's been 3 years already that he quit...It was just a sudden decision since there were many attempts already in the past but end up smoking agan..But, that time, he decided to just quit...It was hard for him I am sure but he made it...Like you, he doesn't like to smell the smoke now!
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• India
5 Aug 08
Congrats on the successful quitting of smoke. I know it's hazardous for health and also to the pocket. So I've always kept away from it. It's good to know that you have also given up this habit of yours and I'm sure that you will find an effective change in you in some time. bourne
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
5 Aug 08
Hi Honey that is fantastic and you should be so proud of yourself as this is not an easy thing to do - quit smoking, I am lucky as i never took up smoking myself so I have never had to go through the quitting stage but my partner quit smoking about a year and a half ago now and although he has quit smoking he cant give up the quit smoking lollies or chewing gum... !!!!!
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
That's good to hear.I'm glad you're starting to kick the habit off. It's nice that there are people here even though you really don't know that much but they are really concerned for you.
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@shelly43 (1197)
• Australia
5 Aug 08
CONGRATS hun on your 2 months with no smoke you should be soooooooooooooo proud of yourself.. i havent had one in over a year and im soo proud of me..i will never ever touch one again.. you will do great as the worst is behind you.. when i gave it up i noticed it was just a habit i was so used to having something in my hand.. that will pass i still today will without thinking go to grab for a smoke and im like what are you doing.. so things like that will happen... hugssssssss
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
5 Aug 08
Hey man, let me have that link to, I dont smoke myself but if I could have that link, I would post it in all magazines and news papers so that we can have a smoke free world!