My Last Cigarette!!!

@ronita34 (3923)
Canada
January 24, 2007 2:57pm CST
This is hard for me to do but i have taken the advice from everyone who answered my "I have to Quit Smoking" post! I am going for cold turkey and i thought i would start this post out fresh from the beginning to let you all know how i am doing! It has only been an hour since i had a cigarette but i think that i may just be strong enough to do this on my own after reading all of your responses. Although i have yet to get through to comment on all yet there were alot and thank you all for your concern! So here i go and i will keep you all posted on how i am doing if you are interested!
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99 responses
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I wish you the best of luck with quitting cold turkey! It's so hard to do, but if you keep at it and find other things to occupy you when you get a craving, you can do it. I've never been able to do it cold turkey, but I've never been particularly interested in quitting anyway. I've always given it a go out of pressure from other people - I've stopped bothering now. Good luck!
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Well an hour and a half later i won't lie to you the cravings are there for sure! I think that i will just chill on my lot for the next hour and a half! That will keep my mind positive enough as well as on other things!
• Italy
25 Jan 07
ahahahahaa you joke!
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Great for you!! My husband quit smoking cold turkey also. It didnt seem to bother him very much. If you get a craving, chew a piece of gum. You have alot of willpower to try this and its awesome!
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement and your husband is definately one for alot of us too look up too!
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• United States
25 Jan 07
smoking is injurious to health.So always be cautious when smoking.Dont be blind smoker.
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@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
SMALL CANDIES WILL HELP! Try to buy LOW FAT or LOW CALORIE candies. That helped my wife quit. YOU CAN DO IT!
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Way to Go! My quit day was Jan 5th. I actually used the Nicoderm Patch for a week but have been fine. The hardest part is getting over the habit of doing the hand movement to and from your mouth. I would recommend getting plenty of gum and some type of hard candy that will give you that movement from time to time. Another thing that helped me is putting a pack of gum in all my places that I smoke-garage, car, etc. This way when I am in those areas and want to smoke I grab a piece of gum. You should also set up some rewards for yourself. For me after the first weekend I just took myself out for ice cream. Then after 2 weeks I went out and bought a new outfit. Once I hit the month I plan on doing something new with my hair. Best of luck to you and keep us posted!
@Croquetilla (1817)
• Spain
24 Jan 07
good luck, after you see taht your health is better than when you smoked. You can buy sweet to help :)
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Yes the whole reason that i need to quit is for my health. I have just been told that i have severe ashtma so i need to quit!
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@korek222 (703)
• Poland
24 Jan 07
yep - skin health and more money in pourse - best qualities of quitting smoking :)
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• Spain
25 Jan 07
now you can put in the moneybox the money that you spend in this. Then you can buy good gift
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
cudo's to you. Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do. Stay strong and you can pm me in caps (yelling) if you are ever frustrated. I have thick skin and a good pair of shoulders. I'll volunteer to be your verbal punching bag. Good Luck
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
I thank you for offering to be my personal verbal punchimg bag ... lol!! Although i do not think that i can do that to you i do have to AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH ... LOL! Do i ever want a smoke this morning though!
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
24 Jan 07
Good luck. I quit cold turkey November 2006. it IS HARD still, but the benefits will show sooner than u think. Quitting smoking was the best thing i did in my life.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Keep it up! I quit smoking cloves myself on 1/1 and have been able to stay away. I would suggest drinking a detox tea each morning. heck, it couldn't hurt!
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Congratulations on your huge success. I am going on 10 hrs now without one and thankfully i haven't flipped out yet ... LOL!!! It is good to know that the benefits will show sooner than i think!!!! Thank you for your story it helps in knowing that i can do it also!!!
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
25 Jan 07
How is it working out for you??? Are yous till saying strong?
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
I wish you the best of success on stopping to smoke and should you happen to "slip up",I hope you will never give up on stopping.After awhile,those around you will notice the changes in you!
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
My mom actually already says that she has noticed soem changes. I am sure wanting to fall off of my wagon right now!! I just got up and i always have a cigerette for breakfast!! So i thought that i should log on and try to remember why i should be quitting. Thank you for your support!!!
25 Jan 07
Hi, I just wanted to say good luck with quitting smoking. It's hard to do, especially cold turkey, so I think you're very brave with that, but it'll be worth it in the long run. Why not try nicotine replacement? Some of it's pretty good, particularly as you can get it much cheaper on prescription. Or smoking cessation sessions, most NHS Trusts run them for free.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Thank you for all of your luck and support!! i never thought about a quit smoking session but to be honest i am doing fina and i am almost at 24 hrs. I will admit though i had intense cravings when i first woke up this morning!
@MissGia (955)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Im so proud of you and im fighting the same battle you are.. It's been 24 days since i've had a ciggarette and yea i still have cravings..but day after day they arent as bad... so just think in 24 days from now..you could be like me..not smoking. I quit cold turkey just like you after 11 years of smoking.. You CAN do it! Good Luck
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Thank you for this encouragement. It is truly wonderful to know that you are already on day 24. A huge congratulations to you and keep up the magnificent job!!! I haven't even gotten through 24 hours yet!
@xXmeganxX (4423)
24 Jan 07
hi, your so brave for quitting cold turkey, ive tried on numerous occasions and also tried for my new years reselution but i couldn't handle it, i was going out of my mind and wanted to kill somebody, plus my partner smokes and he doesn't want to quit so it was very very hard for me to just go a couple of days without one! congratulations anyway and i hope you succeed, maybe one day, i wil too! :)
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
You will all that you have to do is set you rmind on it!! They tell me will power can help you succeed and i am testing my will power now !!! 13 hours and i have yet to lose my temper and flip out...thankfully !!!
• South Africa
24 Jan 07
Good luck and I take my hat of for you. I tried but I cant.It is definetly not easy. As long as you are doing it for yourself and not to please another person.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Thank you for the luck i am going on my 12th hour and i still have a full head of hair...LMAO!!! It isn't easy and i have been a smoker for 15 years and i have just been told that i have severe asthma and i have to take 2 inhalers and antibiotics! I need this for my daughters and myself!!
• United States
24 Jan 07
That's awesome. Good luck!
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Thank you for this!!!
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Good luck on it venture. Some of the problems with quitting is the habbit part. They say it take 3 times to make a habbit, but 30 days to break one. So, that said, you can replace your "bad" habit with a good one, like chewing gum or twiddling a pencil. It keeps your hands busy.
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@jon8105 (131)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Good luck and be sure to stick with it for the benefit of your health!! However, I know it will be hard
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
I agree it has just been over 2 hrs that i official quit and it is already hard! I am trying to do this cold turkey though so wish me luck cause i am going to need it!
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@deeken (73)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I have not smoked since January 12th 2007 I am here if you would support, this is very hard , however due to medical issues I had to stop, I am having a rough time here but I am doing ok regardless
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I am definately proud of you and i too have been suffering with health issues. I just went to see the doctor and he told me that i have severe asthma and that i must quit smoking. Stay strong and keep up the good work!!!
• United States
24 Jan 07
Congratulations on quiting! I wish you all the best of luck. One thing a family member did is she went got twenty dollars in dimes, every time she wanted a cig. she would put a dime in a jar, at the end of six months she used the money to buy herself a present. Plus you will see how much money you have wasted on cigs. I wish you all the best of luck, don't get discouraged is a hard thing to do.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
This is a great idea and u think that i will try this with dimes also or maube even quarters! The money that i save will be enormous probably at least $400 a month or maybe even more. Wow...Never thought about it buts thats between $4800.00 to $6000.00 a year! Holy S**t!!!
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@GardenGerty (99349)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Save it up and go on a cruise to celebrate! We are still here with you, girl.
@kylesmiles (1914)
• United States
24 Jan 07
My husband quit COLD TURKEY over 25 days ago! He's doing good. He is a little moody but that's about it. The first week or two, he had to eat snacks and change his habits... He did buy a lot of beef jerky! LOL I haven't heard anything else from him. I think he's forgotten about them.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Wonderful accomplisment and it sure helps me to know that i can do it too. Maybe i should try beef jerky also you never know right! I also heard that sunflower seeds can help tremendously!!
@NewHeart (528)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
sure they help. help to give you more work i tried that and had to clean out car every day seeds get all over everything...lol
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@gulshah (861)
• China
27 Jan 07
thats so heartening to hear u r gona to quit from smoking keep it up and i wish u very best of luck
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Thank you for your luck and support!! You and all of our fellow mylotters have helped me such much and supported me immensely and i shall always be grateful!!!
• United Arab Emirates
27 Jan 07
if u realy did wow Good work keep it up!God bless u!
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
It has been 2 days now and i am still smoke free!!
• United States
26 Jan 07
Hope you are doing well! No matter what, just keep quiting and quiting until you are finally free! My husband and I both quit cold turkey 14 years ago and although there are still times I get a craving, I am so happy that we quit. It is so much healthier and you will feel better as the poisons leave your body. Best of luck!
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Thank you and i will continue my efforts until i am smoke free. Congratualtions to you and your husband on you rsuccessfull attempt!!!