My husband is trying to quit smoking

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
October 22, 2008 4:53pm CST
He is doing pretty well so far. He hasn't had a cigarette since last Thursady, so almost a whole week done. He quit once before, for five years! He started back when he got his current job. They were driving to work after Hurricane Katrina and he couldn't stay away so bummed a cigarette from someone. Of course, they got him right back hooked. That was three years ago. He is finally ready to quit again. I really hope he makes it. I worry about him smoking.
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
22 Oct 08
its not really easy to quit but it's nice to know that he's ready to quit again. i'm a non smoker but my ex bf was a heavy smoker. it wasnt easy for him at all
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Yeah, he's been jittery and ansy for the last few days. It does seem to be settling down finally. I really hope he stays quit this time. It will be so much healthier!
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• United States
22 Oct 08
Never started so I never had to quit. I wish you the best with this "marriage builder".
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
22 Oct 08
LOL. He has been a little more grumpy, but we are handling it. I've never smoked either so don't really understand the cravings and how hard it is to quit.
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@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
23 Oct 08
Hi sunnflr, I hope your husband can handle well.. I know what is like to smoke, but I smoke for about 2 years now and I'm not thinking of quitting it, I don't have any promise to anybody about leaving it.. when I decide it, I think that I will leave it.. I hope so
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Thank you. Everyone here on mylot has been very encouraging. I'm hoping he does well with it this time. It's still hard for me to comprehend that he went back to it after stopping for five years the last time. I guess it really is that addictive.
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
23 Oct 08
it's really addictive, but I think that it depends on people.. I know many persons that smoke but once a month or every six months or something like that, but I don't, I smoke every day a pack of 20! yeah!
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Maybe you'll decide to quit one of these days. My husband said they actually started tasting bad to him. That then was when he knew it was time to try and quit.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
23 Oct 08
My husband always quits smoking and restarts when he need. So what can I say apart form that.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I'm sorry. I wish he could stop and stay stopped. I know it's not easy for them though.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
23 Oct 08
He was really trying to quit, he was suceeded with the drink, but when it comes to smoking, he managed to decrease the count form 20 to 10, but he fails to stop it now.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
30 Oct 08
At least he's cut it in half. You'd think that would help his health. Maybe one of these days he'll quit altogether.
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
My husband stops smoking at a much younger age so i no longer worry about his health. But my father had never stop smoking since he was 18 years old. He had a hole on his heart because of smoking and his doctor already advise him long time ago to quit smoking but until now he still smoke. It makes me worried but the only thing he keeps on telling us ,is that he want to enjoy his life while he is still alive. I do wish i can stop him though but he cant live a day without it anymore.
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@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
well i have done a presentation this week on smoking, but the bad part is that i smoke as well. I really want to quit it. I think your husband is great in doing that. Can you tell me how is he managing all that. Because i think of quiting smoking but i cant because first of all i am living a student life in a foreign country and there is no one to stop me from that.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
As far as I know, he's just gritting his teeth and bearing it. It's strictly willpower on his part. That's the same way he quit last time.
• India
23 Oct 08
Thats good that he is decided to quit smoking which is very injurious to health. Even my husband was smoking continuously for 8 years then he got severe cough so then he made it less that is once in a while if he go out with his friend or when he boozes he smokes. After that again he got severe cough and bronchial asthma attack so now he is completely left smoking. Now he doesnt have the problem of cough also. Im happy for that. All the best for you too..
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I'm glad your husband was able to quit since it was causing him such problems. That would have been scary!
@juhi06 (1850)
• India
23 Oct 08
always good not to smoke!! better if he is quitting!! let him stop this nuisance sooner!! all the best!
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Thanks! It's going good so far. Keep your fingers crossed.
@singout (980)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Just ended commenting to everyone in my dicussion about chewing gum. I mentioned that my Dad was able to quit by chewing gum. It changes your attitude too. Makes you feel more confident and carefree. May be it would help him.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I think he does use gum at work. That's the hardest place for him not to smoke for some reason. He's been successful so far!
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@singout (980)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I wish him a lot of luck. I've never smoked but I can imagine how hard it is to quit after watching my Dad try.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Thanks. Yeah, it seems to be extremly hard. I just hope he can stick with it this time and doesn't have to go through this again.
• India
2 Nov 08
hey, I wish he does quit smoking but why don't you gain knowledge on quit smoking.It might help you and him. You can try those methods on him and you never know he quits them permanently. I think you can try this site http://healthexercisepro.com/category/stop-smoking-aids/ http://healthexercisepro.com/category/stop-smoking-pills/ I think you will get a lot of help here
• India
3 Nov 08
good..I wish he does not get addicted to it..Was the site of any help..
@kenchihi (121)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
Support him, remind him often, tell him how it will affect you and the family negatively, especially the children. Think of the children! (and also the old folks). There is of course those addiction clinics to help people quite smoking. I wish you and your husband all the best. :)
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
He knows all of that. He is the kind of person that doesn't like to talk about it while he's quitting. If I talk about it, it makes him want one. I do tell him I'm pround of him every few days though.
• India
23 Oct 08
It willbe good if he quits smoking. I quit over night. Red my blog on how I quit smoking. Ask your huband to read it too. The link is http://janamtapitright.rediffiland.com/scripts/xanadu_diary_view.php Hope he quits soon. Good luck to you.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Thank you. I guess he's quit overnight so far also...lol. He hasn't had one since last Thursday.
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I feel you on this one. I did the same thing only I quit for 9 months. I just started again. I have had a ton of stress and my mental copacity for the weight gain was troublesome. I gave up and started again. I am down to three cigs a day and working on quitting again. I felt better without the nicotine! Good luck Love!
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Maybe you can slowly wean yourself off of them this way. I wish you all the best!