My Husband is Going to Quit Smoking!

United States
December 29, 2016 5:59am CST
A few days ago, from out of the blue, I came upon a post on Facebook. It was posted by my husband saying he was going to quit smoking. I was delighted to see this. It was a surprise for me! My husband has smoked for a long time. I try not to nag him about his habit. However, with so many of his family members having smoking related health issues, it is hard not for me to be concerned. There is an anti-smoking commercial that plays several times a day and every time it plays, I cry. I noticed that my husband has silently watched it as well. It is called "Last Dance." I've posted a link to this commercial and encourage you to view it. I hope and pray that my husband can kick this terrible habit. And for those who are trying to do the same, I wish you success.
Quit Tasmania?'s latest campaign 'The Last Dance' depicts a man dying of a smoking-caused disease sharing a tender moment with his wife as she cares for him ...
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@Asylum (46826)
• Manchester, England
29 Dec
This is not an easy thing to achieve and cantake more willpower than many people realise.
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@Asylum (46826)
• Manchester, England
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly You need the desire, but even then it is difficult.
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• United States
29 Dec
@HAPPSINGH it took me by surprise to hear he was going to quit. I hope he is successful.
@marlina (60858)
• Canada
29 Dec
My husband quit "cold turkey" in his early twenty".
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@NJChicaa (28468)
• United States
29 Dec
Wonderful news!
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• United States
29 Dec
Thank you! I was delighted to hear him say he was going to quit. I haven't smoked for over 39 years and being around smoke bothers me.
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@NJChicaa (28468)
• United States
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I was in line behind a couple of smokers at the grocery store yesterday. Just smelling them grossed me out.
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• United States
29 Dec
@NJChicaa I can smell it on his clothes and also in our vehicles. He puts the window down when he smokes, but even so the smell stays in the vehicle.
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@moffittjc (34755)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Dec
I imagine there will be some ups and downs on his journey to quit smoking, so try to be patient with him and provide encouragement along the way. Also, there are help lines that can offer tips and encouragement to those who are trying to quit.
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• United States
30 Dec
I am a very patient person. Was told that today as a matter of fact. I want him to succeed with this so badly.
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@moffittjc (34755)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly It's going to be rough, but with nurturing support and a strong willpower, he can do it!
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• United States
31 Dec
@moffittjc I will do what I can to support him. However, the strength to succeed must come from him.
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@Marty1 (25663)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jan
@elusivebutterfly Happy, your husband, decided to quit smoking. It will be hard, but I am rooting for him and know he can do it!
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• United States
5 Jan
He isn't fully committed to it yet. Still puffing away. But, not as much as he usually does.
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@Marty1 (25663)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jan
@ElusiveButterfly Maybe he is trying t slowly quit. If he is smoking less than before that is a good indication he must be trying to commit to it. Before you know if he won't be a smoker anymore!
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• United States
5 Jan
@Marty1 I wish he would try the patch to help him with cravings.
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• United States
29 Dec
My husband and I both quit cold turkey 17 years ago in February. You have to really want to quit to make it work. Good luck to him!!!
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• United States
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly My husband and I ate - and I mean ate - and we haven't stopped yet!
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• United States
29 Dec
@AbbyGreenhill my husband said he won't turn to food, but he loves his sweets and I think he may have a problem.
• United States
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I needed a lot of food lol - when I quit smoking I was smoking 4 packs a day for many years.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Dec
I wish him luck, it is hard, some things work, some dont. some can track and cut back, some go to a vape for awhile then start cutting back the amount of nicotine, some use a patch, some use chantix. some are able to cold turkey.
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• United States
29 Dec
He won't touch a vape because of the chemicals they use to create the vapor. He won't use medications because he is not one to take medications, unless it is acetaminophen. I'd like him to try to the patch to help curb the cravings.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly most that I know that used the vape to quit (he is smoking chemicals right now anyways), found it helped them step down, then they phased it out too, it at least started helping get the smoke stuff out of the lungs faster.
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• United States
30 Dec
@Jessicalynnt I bought him one a couple of years ago and he gave it to my son. Not sure my son uses it anymore.
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@Susan2015 (18311)
• United States
29 Dec
Hope that he can stop, it's very hard. I've never smoked but have seem some try to stop.
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• United States
29 Dec
I have known many who have had severe health problems and still can't stop. I don't want him to get to that point. However, he has smoked for a long time and this will be harder than he thinks.
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@Susan2015 (18311)
• United States
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly There was a guy using an electronic one in Walmart yesterday. His wife said it was better for him than regular cigs. But not sure about how that would be.
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• United States
29 Dec
@Susan2015 those are just nasty. Nobody knows the long-term effects using these has on a body.
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@dodo19 (27755)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Dec
I hope that he is able to quit and that it goes well for him. Good luck to him! I wish him the best of luck.
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• United States
29 Dec
He will need all of my support. Says he will be a grumpy bear throughout the process, but I am willing to put up with that.
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@dodo19 (27755)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I'm sure it won't be easy and he'll be grumpy. But that's the way it is. So long as he has some support from loved ones, I'm sure he'll make it through.
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• United States
29 Dec
@dodo19 If he can stay away from people who smoke it will be easier for him. My brother doesn't smoke and we spend a lot of time at his house. I expect that we will spend more time there now.
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@Morleyhunt (15947)
• Canada
29 Dec
My husband thinks I don't know that he smokes. I simply no longer comment....it invariably ends in him getting angry...it simply isn't worth the upset.....he'll quit when and if he's ready. Good luck to your husband.
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• United States
29 Dec
My husband smokes in the bathroom with the fan on. Even so, I can smell the smoke when he leaves the bathroom. I can smell it on his clothes too. I worry more about his health as well. He gets upper respiratory illnesses more often too.
• United States
29 Dec
@Morleyhunt so those who are chain smokers just reek of that nasty smell all the time. Yuck.
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@Juliaacv (22132)
• Canada
29 Dec
I hope that he is successful, I know by experience that it is such a hard vice to give up. I nag at my husband occasionally for him to quit, but he needs to come to that decision on his own.
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• United States
29 Dec
I stopped nagging altogether. When this commercial came on and I just sat there and cried without saying a word, I think he took it to heart.
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@Juliaacv (22132)
• Canada
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly It would be beneficial if this were shown to teenagers in the high schools before they become totally addicted. I showed the clip to my husband, he's pretty quiet right now.
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• United States
29 Dec
@Juliaacv It played a few minutes ago as I watched the news. I had to focus on something else.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec
I've never seen that commercial. It was very good.
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• United States
30 Dec
It plays every day on the stations that I watch. Makes me cry every time.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I'm sure it does.
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• United States
29 Dec
I hope he quits successfully, best of luck . My father did and its been over a decade now
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• United States
29 Dec
Let's hope that in 10 years time I will be back to say we are celebrating 10 years of him not smoking!
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• United States
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly Every year will be a milestone of successfully not smoking.
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@Happy2BeMe (66898)
• Canada
29 Dec
What a very touching commercial. I wish him all the best. I wish my fiance would quit. He quit for 4 months last year. I was so proud of him and then he started smoking again. I was so disappointed.
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• United States
29 Dec
The triggers that push them to smoke need to be evaluated. Mine lights up as soon as we get to the end of our driveway when he is driving. He will light up every 15 minutes or less when driving as well.
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@Happy2BeMe (66898)
• Canada
29 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly yes mine is the same. I hate It. It is a nasty habit.
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@snowy22315 (33006)
• United States
30 Dec
good luck to your husband!
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• United States
30 Dec
thank you snowy~
@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
30 Dec
I quit smoking in April of 1987. I remember the month and year, but not the day. Congrats to your husband for deciding to quit. I pray he is able to kick the habit.
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• United States
30 Dec
Thank you! I am so happy that he has decided to quit. His health is my main concern.
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@FayeHazel (10881)
• United States
30 Dec
So hard for so many, I wish him well
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• United States
30 Dec
Thank you!
• United States
29 Dec
What a great moment for you! Congratulations! May you both live for a long time to come
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• United States
29 Dec
Thank you Cali!
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@Corbin5 (78933)
• United States
29 Dec
I do hope your husband is successful in quitting smoking. My husband quit when our son was born. Quite a struggle for him, but so glad he made it to being a non-smoker. I am wishing your husband the best of luck!
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• United States
29 Dec
Thank you Deb! He has never seemed more dedicated than he is now. I hope he kicks this!
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@oracle1ac (341)
29 Dec
yea it is a very hard habit to stop, i have been trying for years now to quit but i still go back to it but am going to make a very serious resolve next year to quit
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• United States
29 Dec
Best of luck to you!
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Dec
I donĀ“t smoke but I pick up the horrible stuff its got in it. He does try to give up too. So I hope yours is managing to stop it bit by bit as well. Not easy but he will get there.
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• United States
30 Dec
I am hopeful that he will succeed with this. It came as a surprise to me that he decided to do it.