Trying to Quit

Time to quit - Stop smoking for good
@maddysmommy (16233)
United States
November 7, 2008 8:27am CST
My husband decided November 1st was the day he was going to quit smoking. After 20 some years of heavy smoking, his health deteriorating, has type 2 diabetes, he decided it was time and had his last cigarette on the morning of November 1st (last Saturday). Seven days later he has not had one since, until ... a few moments ago he told me he had a puff of one this morning and immediately felt SICK and nauceous (sp?). He butted out the smoke and went to buy some gum to kill the taste. He thinks this is a sign that he has kicked the habit. Do you think he has? I'm not sure that he has, but I'm praying that he has. What do you think? Thanks for sharing:)
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16 responses
• India
7 Nov 08
I dont know because in don't smoke, but it takes a lot of resiliance to quit smoking and especially when a person has been smoking for 20 years, I have friends who are having a tough time to quit smoking, I hope your husband is able to quit it.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I hope so too. I know its hard as I use to be a smoker myself, casual though and quit when I became pregnant. My body rejected it so it was easy for me. He has the will power and determination to do it right up until this morning LOL he said he had to see if his body would react to it and since he felt sick and nauceous he thinks hes kicked the habit, since his body is rejecting the smoke. We shall see :) thanks for your response and welcome to mylot tohoshinki!
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
7 Nov 08
I am so, so happy that your husband is doing such a good job at quitting smoking. I felt so much better about myself once I knew I had quit for good. I pray that he will leave smoking alone for good. The fact that they are making him sick is a good sign.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That's good to hear Rozie. I was dissapointed when he said he took a puff of one this morning, but because it made him sick I kinda felt that maybe he is on his way to giving up for good. I do give him credit though for getting this far :)
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
8 Nov 08
That's good to know. I quit smoking when I became pregnant. My body rejected it and when I tried to have one I felt sick to my stomach too and just stopped.
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Im not a smoker so i really dont know.I hope your husband doesnt go back.They are not healthy.I'm trying to get my father to stop smoking he has diabetes,high blood pressure,had stroke and constantly have seizures.The doctor told him he needs to stop smoking and drinking but he wont listen.I wish your husband the best of luck and hope his habit has ended.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I hope he doesn't either and I'll keep praying for him. He has Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol and if he doesn't break the habit soon enough, he'll have more to worry about besides these two issues. Thanks for the support disvachic!
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
10 Nov 08
exactly.My father has high cholestrol to.Yes keep praying and you're welcome.Alwayz!
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
8 Nov 08
Hi dear its nice try , sure its very hard for any smokers to quit smoking, but sure hope with ur help and motivation he will be able to do it, and i think 7 days span is too less to describe it, he need not to touch cigrette for whole 3 month. then i hope he will be able to manage it Wish him and U, All the BEST
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Thanks for your support cupid. The fact that he has made the decision to quit this time for real is a huge step on his part. He's trying and even though he did take that one puff, I just hope it was enough to keep him from smoking again forever.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
10 Nov 08
Always Hope for best and sure "BEST " will come ur way Take care
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• New Zealand
7 Nov 08
Hey there I have tryed this many times giving up smoking the last time I lasted 3 days then I started back up smoking as found that I could not stop smoking in the end.I am not sure either way if your husband has or not but to me it sounds like it is a sign that he is ready if he has given up for 7 days then he had a puff and felt sick so went down to get patches I wish some think like that would work for me I say good luck to him in giving up smoking.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Thanks loveyoohbaby. It sounds like a good sign and I hope it's enough to make him want to stay away from them forever :)
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• New Zealand
7 Nov 08
Hey thank you for your responds again.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Well, I hope that he can quit and has done it by now. My husband started taking Chantix yesterday and his quit date is March 21st. I am hoping that he will be able to quit with this medicine as I know that he would never do it without some sort of help. Let me know if your husband stopped or not.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Unfortunately not. He started back up again not long after I posted this discussions. I was really hoping this was it because of his medical issues but to no avail. I've even asked him to ask his doctor for help but he wants to do this on his own. I just hope it's sooner rather than later. I'll keep praying for him though :0)
@radzlee (77)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 08
Smoking, for me its a very had habbits to throw away, but when you set a mind and do the right program,you will success to stop smoking. And one more things, for your hubby that have a diabetes...pls control his diet. Visit my blog for more details... www.secret-healthwellness.com/blog :)
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Thanks radzlee, I'll check your blog out :)
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
I think its a good sign, maybe his body is rejecting it... so next time he will avoid it as he will remember it makes hims sick... dont give up so soon, it will take more time to kick the habit completely.... good luck
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I won't give up :) I know he is really trying this time round. Thanks for your support kkanaka.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
9 Nov 08
This is a very good reaction, sounds like he's on the right tract to quitting. Good luck to you both
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 Nov 08
That's good to know, thanks for your support savypat :)
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
8 Nov 08
it was a graet decision your husband made to quit smoking he is not doing it for just himself but for everyone around hm as well as the smoke also affect people around him,as for the puff,i want you to know that it is not so easy to stop an habit one cultivated 20 years down the line,its an uphill task but i still want to say he more will power to break the hold of that habit and foe his health"s sake
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I use to smoke and quit 6 years ago so I also know that it isn't easy for him to give it up. But I am happy that he has made the decesion too and is really trying. I know he can do it :) thank you for your comments and support Buyola.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 08
Hi Sweetie I have to say he is a very strong willed Person, I have not had one in 6 weeks now but I still want to have one, also I have help with the stopping I could never do what your Hubby has done, good luck to him and I hope he stays of them Big Hugs
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Hiya Gabs :) Hope all is well with You and Gissi :) I know he is trying really hard this time round - he has to, not only for us but for his health too. Thanks for your support and I pray that he's given up for good!!
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
In my opinion he really wanted to quite smoking and he is trying he's best. Give him sometime and he will get over on that bad habit.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Oh I know he is trying his best this time round. This is the first time he has gone 7 days without having anything. The other times he only lasted 2-3 days. I just hope that puff was enough to make him want to give up for good. Thanks for your comment.
• United States
8 Nov 08
I do not smoke and never have. I am very proud for your husband. I hope it continues to be that way for him. My 25 year old daughter is taking prescription Chantix to quit smoking. It is covered by Medicaid. She has some female problems that the doctors believe were made worse by her heavy smoking. She has been able to cut back on her smoking drastically. I pray that this works for her and she can quit and I will pray for your husband too that he will continue to not smoke.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Thank you for your prayers sweetbabyjane :) I'm proud of him for getting this far and I know he can do it. He didn't want to take any medication, use the patch or gum as he says he can do it on his own. I use to be a smoker too and quit 6 years ago. I became pregnant and my body rejected it and I just stopped altogether and I know he can too :)
• India
8 Nov 08
Hey, i better give your hubby some nice credit. Atleast he didnt smoke for 6days after 20 years of heavy smoking !! come on. It isnt simple. i have been smoking since 2 years and its really hard to even live widout it in a day. Really hard. And he did it for 20 years. Wow. Anyways i think he has left his habits but not all of them . Give him time and Support him. If you do that, you will see the change your own self. Becasue once he is engaged and always busy , he wont even think about amoking and thats good right?? Support him and he'll be just fine. Anyways happy mylotting :)
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I KNOW its not simple to quit as I was once a smoker myself, 6 years ago. I was concerned that he thought that taking that puff which made him feel sick, meant that he had kicked the habit, which I think he hasn't. It's still early days and just this afternoon when I was cleaning out the inside of the car, I came across a half a packet of smokes inside one of the inside car door pockets - he says he forgot it was even there. I believed him and threw it away. I DO support him and if he needs me for anything then I am there!!!
@dodo19 (35662)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Nov 08
I really don't know, as I'm not much of the smoker. To be honest, I don't smoke at all. Though I do think it takes a lot of guts and confidence to quit smoking, especially after being a smoker for 20 years. Smoking is something that is very addictive, which is why I would imagine that it's very difficult to quit, if you've been a smoker for many years.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I can't remember how many times he's tried to quit, but I can say that I think this time it's different. He usually doesn't last more than 3 days before giving up. It will be 8 days tommorrow and even though he did take a puff this morning, the feeling he got from that was a sickly feeling to his stomach and he hated it. I'll keep encouraging him and supporting him every way I can. Thanks for your comment dodo19.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
I think he trying but he hasn't completely kicked his all habits. You will only know if he succeeded in kicking his habit when someone offers him or smoke in front of him and he is not tempted.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I agree. I think giving into the one puff he had this morning says to me that he hasn't kicked the habit even though he thinks he has. I'm praying that was just a small setback and that he will keep on going. :) thanks ellie :)