Today Is The Day

@simone10 (21670)
Louisville, Kentucky
July 14, 2016 1:41am CST
Today is the day that my brother and I are going to quit smoking...or at least we are on our way. We are both starting Chantix today. I tried Chantix about 8 years ago and stopped smoking for 1 1/2 years. There was a death in the family and I started back. I could really kick myself in the backside for starting back after all that time. I know it won't be easy but Chantix does help with the cravings or at least it did with me before. Wish us luck as we start this journey today!
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@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
That will do you real good. Go and start quitting. You can make it.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thanks! I have the right mindset and I know I will do it.
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@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
17 Jul 16
@simone10 By God's grace you can do it.
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@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
14 Jul 16
I hope you are both able to stop smoking with the help of the Chantix. I stopped smoking a long time ago and have never gone back to it.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
That's great that you quit and never went back. I wish I could say the same. But, it just didn't work out that way. With Chantix we can still smoke for the first week. I have been trying to smoke less and stop some of the habits such as smoking after I eat. Hopefully I will be ready to quit after a week. It worked before so I am anticipating it working again.
@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
16 Jul 16
@simone10 Have you tried doing something with your hands like knitting (just an idea) or having some rock hard candy?
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Recently I have gotten into adult coloring books. Coloring has helped me through pain and such so I plan on trying that. I also have those little dum dum suckers. I used them before instead of smoking and they worked really good.
• United States
14 Jul 16
YES!!! That is wonderful! It is really hard, it took me many years of failing before I finally succeeded and unfortunately during any kind of stress, it is so tempting to go back. So I'm rooting for you guys!
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thank you so much! It really is hard and like you said, any kind of stress makes you want to go back to smoking again.
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• United States
18 Jul 16
@simone10 I am not usually here on weekends, but if you need to vent or some encouragement, I am here during the week and you can send me a message anytime.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Jul 16
@Carmelanirel2 Thank you so much! That is very sweet of you and I really appreciate it.
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• New Delhi, India
14 Jul 16
All the very best by the way what is chantix?
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Chantix is a medication you take that helps with the cravings.
• New Delhi, India
16 Jul 16
@simone10 how one can perform it?
• New Delhi, India
16 Jul 16
@simone10 how one can perform it?
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• United States
18 Jul 16
Great start!! Best of luck to you and your brother for quitting!
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Jul 16
Thank you! I pray that it works for both of us.
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• United States
19 Jul 16
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• United States
14 Jul 16
i hope ya both do well with the chantix, hon.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thank you! I hope we are successful
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• United States
17 Jul 16
@simone10 yer welcome! part'f such's one's true desire, survivin' the "detox" portion 'n findin' other ways to deal with the stressors that brought's to such...'n keeps's returnin'. with both'f ya doin' such together, i can only see success'n the horizon :D
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@magallon (17772)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
That's a very good decision. Hope you both can do it. Good luck..
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thanks! We are both excited about it and especially about the money we will be saving.
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@magallon (17772)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
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• United States
15 Jul 16
Hope it works for you this time too and you can quit for good.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thank you. So do I. I think you have to really want to quit for it to work and I am at that stage where I am ready.
@Susan2015 (20193)
• United States
15 Jul 16
Hope that you both are able to stop smoking. Wish you the best with it.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thanks! We probably won't be able to live with each other but it will be better for both of us.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
15 Jul 16
I quit in 1993 and I have never had even a puff since, when I survived our house burning down in 1995 I knew I was done for good. I had previously quit and started back up. I will be praying for you.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thank you for the prayers! I will keep everyone update and let you know how it goes. With Chantix we can smoke the first week while the medication gets in our system. When I quit before, I was able to quit after that first week.
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@rina110383 (24145)
15 Jul 16
That's a good news. Keep it up!
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thank you! So far, so good.
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@Corbin5 (100221)
• United States
14 Jul 16
Wishing the best of luck with this venture! 30 years ago, my husband was able to quit due to the patch. He had a hard time for sure, but hasn't smoked since.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
It can be very hard to quit smoking. For me, it's the habits we associate with smoking that is hard for me.
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@epiffanie (9892)
• Australia
14 Jul 16
That's great.. I'm sure if you really want to, you can do it .. all the best!
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Yes, I believe that too. And I really am ready.
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@marlina (71306)
• Canada
14 Jul 16
Excellent decision and wishing you all the best with it, to both of you.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thank you! We are both determined so hopefully the Chantix will help.
@gudheart (12754)
14 Jul 16
That is great, best of luck with it :D
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
Thanks! We need all the luck we can get
@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
That's good you quit,because smoking is dangerous to our health you should chew a bubble gum instead of smoking
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
The Chantix will help with the craving so we should be okay.
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@jstory07 (65387)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jul 16
Good luck in being able to quit smoking. Smoking really is bad for your health. So quitting will be good for you.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Jul 16
I agree about it being bad for my health. I know it doesn't help my RA.