quiting smoking

United States
July 5, 2010 8:53am CST
AUGUST 1-2010 Is My my quite dateand I talking this month to change some bad HABITS, LIKE : Having a cigarettes when I first wake up and after every meals. The reason for this change is that last week, my Dr. put me on oxygen. I can see that it's all down hill from here. That scared me more than I can say. Therefore, instead of crying about it I am going to STOP. This will be my 8th time and I pray that this is the time. have you stooped smoking? If so, HOW!? Take care Snow
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@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
6 Jul 10
Good luck snowqueen! You know I'm rooting for you. I know you can do it!
• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi koalatbs I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern my dear friend and for joining in on this discussions. Take care Snow
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
6 Jul 10
Oh Snow, I am so sorry that your health and breathing is so bad that you have to use oxygen. You can quit, have faith in yourself. The first thing is the "real" desire to quit. You are doing it the right way. Change your habits, thats how I did it. I put off that first cig in the morning for hours. I also put off the after eating cig. You can do it, I have faith in you.
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• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi polly`1 I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern my dear sweet friend and for joining in on this discussions. I am praying that this time i am successful at stopping this killer of a habit. Snow
• Malaysia
6 Jul 10
hi snowqueen i hope that you do have the strength and conviction in you to really carry out your promise to stop...as for me, i too have been failing at my attempts to stop smoking. my health isn't getting any better because of it please do stay well and get healthy....and keep up the strength to really stop smoking this time
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• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi mario_stevens I know just how sick one can get from smoking and I want you to know that you can join me on this quest, if you want to. *** Take care I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. Snow
@jayemway (16)
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
i have tried quitting a couple of times already but in both instances i ended up smoking again after a while. perhaps it was due to misconception that quitting should be done gradually as it might pose intolerable withdrawal symptoms. But according to a doctor just recently, there is a new approach now which is to stop smoking abruptly, right there and then. Good Luck! :D
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• United States
11 Jul 10
hi jayemway my Dr. wants me to take the slow approach and also I have a quitting couch to help me. am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for joining in on this discussions. Snow
@jayemway (16)
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
i have tried it a couple of times already but at both instances i ended up smoking again after a while. well, perhaps i lack the will or perhaps i was misinformed or had this wrong belief that quitting smoking should be done gradually which i think doesn't really worked at all. as i have heard a doctor when interviewed about it, he said the new approached now is to stop smoking abruptly, right there and then. Good luck!
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• United States
11 Jul 10
hi jayemway my Dr. wants me to take the slow approach and also I have a quitting couch to help me. am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for joining in on this discussions. Snow
@markphil (285)
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
I am also a smoker before but I did stopping it. I think the best way to stop it is to make yourself busy all the time. Don't make yourself stressful because this leads you to smoking more. You can also have gums or candies to sooth your cravings in smoking. Those are the only things I've done to quit in my smoking habit.
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• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi markphil I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. Snow
@chuck2 (183)
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
Definitely, you can do it girl. As long as you are determined to do so, just always concern about yourself and always pray to god that you will succeed to the goal that you set. Cheer up! and raise the roof! Amen God bless!!
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• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi chuck2 I do pray a lot and know that he hears my prays. Could you please pray for me to? ! am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. Snow
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
don't wait for tomorrow for what you can do for today! next week, or next month is the same for today..why you wait for another day if you could do it now? have faith on your self to do this and stick to your dis cession and stand for it..actually this is for your own good not for other..Good Luck
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• United States
12 Jul 10
Hi Cherwin2010 I have tried Cold Turkey, and it did work for me and I smoked more. You do have a point. I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. Take care Snow
5 Jul 10
I have also realised the difficulty of quiting smoking as i have tried plenty of times but the best way to quite is patches
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• United States
11 Jul 10
I tried the patches and it did work for me. I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions.
• United States
5 Jul 10
I started smoking at a very young age. I quit when I got pregnant with my daughter at 23 then picked them right back up. I quit a second time a few years later after being put on wellbutrin for about a year. My mother had a heart attack and had to have quadruple bypass surgery so I picked them up because I was stressed out. I quit again when I got pregnant with my son at 29 and did not smoke for nearly 3 years. To make a long story short I started again because of something tragic that happened recently. I do not smoke a lot but I know if I do not stop soon It will increase. I intend to quit myself soon and very soon. This time I am determined and will make it happen. You can do it and so can I. Try to find something else to focus on. I am not a fan of using medicine but talk to your doctor if you have trouble quitting on your own and maybe he/she can give you some options. Wellbutrin (Zyban) helped me and I am about to get back on it. Best Wishes.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
Good morning, Christy **** I am praying that the both of us can do it. I am for you. also, You are right, if you don't smoke a lot Now is the time, because it will increase over time. am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. Take care Snow
@Hatley (154558)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jul 10
snow why are you waiting til then, you have to be on oxygen my God smoking with oxygen around you could damned well blow yourself to kingdom Come, did not you know that oxygen is horribly explosive, just dropping an oxygene tank can sometimes set it off as nurses in hospitals are well aware. Most people on oxygen have to quit immediately because of the proximity of flame and oxygen.Stop at once, theres no other way that works as well as going cold turkey.Just visualize a flame from a match and a stream of oxygen coming together in one big blast that should make you want to not smoke again right now.Did you ever see no smoking signs in patients rooms who are on oxygen? I wou ld have thought your doctor should have warned you not to be on ocygen and smoke., its really dangerous.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
Good Morning, Hatley Oh NO, there is no smoking in my one room apt. and I have a sign posted on my door. I do not want to be blow to "kingdom come." This month I am cutting back and then on 8-1-2010 it's no more. I smoke outside and I have to say I have went from a pack a day to a 1/2 pack. Furthermore, my Dr set me up a stop smoking coach which is a program through my state. I am very sorry, Hatley, that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. I will keep you posted on how I am doing. again Thanks for being my friend Snow
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
5 Jul 10
I know it can be really hard but if you can all the best to you I never smoke because my parents said I have a pointed head for the smoke to come out!!! that's why I never did now I am in my 60s my brothers all smoke and my sister did to my own daughter dose as well I guess I was the smart one, cd
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• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi CD You are the smart one and that was very clever and funny of your mom and dad to come up that. That is simply wonderful. I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for joining in on this discussions. Snow
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
well you should be determined to stop. And once you stop, you must not go back or your stopping will not help anything. it takes years to let your body recover from the effects of smoking.
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• United States
11 Jul 10
You a very right and I am going to do it this time. I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. Snow
@GardenGerty (88698)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Jul 10
They say that each time you quit you have a better chance of success. It took my dad many tries. I hated the fact that my parents smoked so much that I never started, and I am really glad about that. I will say a little prayer for your success. If you quit smoking will you be able to quit the oxygen?
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• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi GardenGerty You are right and also thanks for praying for me. It's really appreciate I am very sorry that I didn't respond back to you sooner. Thanks for your concern and for joining in on this discussions. Have a wonderful Sunday and stay cool Snow
@xcel0684 (76)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
Yup you have to stop that think of the good things you would get from quitting smoking
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• United States
10 Jul 10
I am sorry for talking so long to respond back to you and also thanks for stopping by and for your concern. Have a wonderful evening Snow
• India
5 Jul 10
i did stop smoking recently hit the ground do some walking , and do take it seriouslly with the joy of enjoying the game
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• United States
10 Jul 10
I am sorry for talking so long to respond back to you and also thanks for stopping by. Yes, they say walking helps you to quite. SNoiw
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 Jul 10
i WISH u alot of luck. No, i haven't quit & altho i know i need to i doubt i ever will.
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• United States
10 Jul 10
Hi antiqueady I am sorry that I took so long to respond back to you. Thanks for your concern Take care my friend and stay cool. It's HOT. Snow