I want to quit

@CRIVAS (1822)
Canada
October 16, 2009 2:01pm CST
I have been smoking for more than a few years and I have decided that I would like to quit. I want to be around when my children grow up and have kids of their own, and I am afraid that if I keep smoking, that isn't going to happen. Now I have tried Nicorett gum, the patch and the Nicoderm inhaler, all to no avail. While I have cut back, I'm still not where I would like to be, so I thought that I would ask my friends here on mylot. Have you ever smoked? Are you still smoking? Have you ever tried to quit? Did you succeed? What did you try? How long did it take you to quit? How long did it take for your cravings to go away? Did you have a lot of support?
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9 responses
@doormouse (4619)
16 Oct 09
i smoke and have done since i was 11,i like smoking,if you really want to give up why don't you try a group session as well as the inhaler,my neighbour did this and she said it was quite easy,once the initial shock of not smoking again wore off
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@udnisak (610)
• Australia
17 Oct 09
smoking is bad for the health.. there is no argument about it.. i have smoked once or twice becaouse of the peer pressure.. but after that i made a promise to myself that i will not smoke again.. if you want to quit smoking i belive no one is there ot help you..but yourself.. if you really want to quit smoking.. DO NOT SMOKE.. it is as simple as that..
@chimrani (1431)
• India
17 Oct 09
yes it is a very bad habbit.many of the peoples around us smoke because they think that it gives pleasure to them but they don't know the side affects. i smoked only one time but after that caugh started .so till now i never touched it. so it is dangerous to health
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I too is a smoker. I would surely want to quit. But sad to note that I am finding it hard to quit smoking. People say that if you have the will and the determination then it can be done. Some also use medications or perhaps other alternatives to quit smoking. Hopefully, I would be able to stop this habit. I wish you the best and hope that you will be able to quit too.
@robert19ph (4586)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
hello CRIVAS, i think that is the best thing that you can do if you want to be around with your children as they grow up. since i am not smoking i can't help that much except to relay what one of my friends did when he quit smoking. he used candies all the time. this way, he can avoid smoking. also his strong determination of not doing it will be of great help. he succeeded and he was so proud and happy of that. it took him months in doing it.
• China
17 Oct 09
I'm not a smokerb but my dad was,and I'd like to share you my dad's experience.My dad had been smoking for more than 20 years,at the biginning he was suspicious of quiting,but my mom encouraged him.As a smoker,it is so dificult to make it.my dad slways bring some peppermint drop at hand,and if he wanna smoking,he just eat one. Sorry my english is so poor so I can't express myself.Can you speak chinese?
@Weizen (145)
• China
17 Oct 09
I think there is way to help you ,this si a good idea. if you still smoking ,it's not good fro your children ,maybe he 'll learn t o you and smoking ,too So after you quit smoke,you could use other thing toi support ,now I have quit it three years ,I think now my life is good ,without it ,I still feel good
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I have read a sign somewhere that says "smoking is not a disease, it is a medical condition, go see a doctor, they know what to do" I believe it is. Some of those commercially sold may not be good and don't work for others. So, I should say that the best approach would be to consult a physician. enjoy life!
• United States
17 Oct 09
I went threw a quit and was sucsessful for about 5 weeks and then i had a weak moment and went back :( I just was so angry with myself but im mentally preparing myself to try again in 5 days. I found it was really bad for the first 4-6 days and after that it wasnt as bad. The only support i used was from my online friends because my family wasnt very supportive.