How to quit smoking~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haiz

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Nancy - posted on 07/19/2009

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I quit in my 20th week of pregnancy and that was a year ago. I had been trying for 2 years to quit and tried everything (including champax). Just keep cutting down until you get to that one cig, then smoke it in front of a full length mirror so you can see your pregnant belly....it's the most disgusting sight you'll ever see...trust me when I say that after that, you won't want another one ever again! The other thing is to ask those around you to support you in your efforts and not smoke around you, that is also a big help. Good luck and don't give up.

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After I was pregnant a coworker told me that the placenta (which delivers nutrients to your baby) of a smoker is BLACK!!! When I smoked it was my body I was hurting blah blah blah, I couldn't do that to a baby, BLACK! So for about a week or so I started building myself up to quit. Every time I would smoke I would talk mass sh!t!!! "I hate you cigarette" "you make me feel like crap" "I stink because I smoke you" "you cost too much" You know, ALL the reasons why you shouldn't smoke... Well then I got a bunch of lifesavers mints and sucked on hard candy instead of smoking. It helped to get through the bad habits, smoke after diner, in the car... 3 1/2 yrs later, still smoke free!

Kenyson - posted on 07/19/2009

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I quit smoking 5 years ago. I just tried to think of something that I HATED more than I LOVED smoking. My equation was this: Everytime I wanted to smoke (something I loved) I did situps (something I hated). No matter where I was I would drop and do situps instead of smoking. I didn't take me any time at all to quit. I also had the promise of teeth whitening after 6 months of quitting to keep me on track :)

Chantal - posted on 07/19/2009

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But Ladies.. I'm 19weeks preggy.... and I'm still smoking... but cut down from 10- 8 - 7 - 5 -3 sticks per days!! haiz.. im so worried...

Sally - posted on 07/19/2009

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No nightmares, some nausea. The good news is it's a huge timesaver...never have to look for a place to smoke etc. etc.No longings anymore.

Samantha - posted on 07/19/2009

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I was able to quit "cold turkey" the second I found out I was pregnant. I haven't had one in over a year now. That was my biggest insentive.... not only am I causing health problem for me, but for my baby. I know it's hard, but isn't that a good enough reason to quit... your family's health, your health.... YOUR BABY'S!!!!

Linda - posted on 07/19/2009

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Good idea, thanks Heather! So happy to hear from all you guys. What support!!!!!

Heather - posted on 07/19/2009

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i found that by building it up 2 much made it harder so dnt think of it as stopping nd jst take each 1 as it comes try 2 cut out t 1s that are jst 4 habbit nd jst stick 2 t 1s dats realy need first then start 2 cut them down nd b4 u no it u will hav stopped. it worked 4 me anyway. GOOD LUCK.

Linda - posted on 07/19/2009

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Thanks Sally, I'm encouraged ! I will try this. keep up the good work! I pray i get there like you very soon.

Sally - posted on 07/19/2009

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I was one of those people who said I'd never quit. I had been a carton a week smoker for 56 yrs. It became a necessity after I lost all circulation in my left leg. I was put on Chantix, a prescription drug. It is a 12 week program but after 6 wks I decided I was finished. That was 3 yrs ago next week and I'm happy to say never regretted it. Good luck!

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after the 1st couple weeks you have to stay with it ,take it as directed, it does work it really does, let me know how you do with it :-)

Linda - posted on 07/19/2009

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Thanks i have to try something. This addiction is too strong. I don't want it to take a whole of me. When did you see results?

LaCi - posted on 07/19/2009

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oh yeah, dont get me wrong. I still WANT to smoke. Nothing will take that away.

LaCi - posted on 07/19/2009

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Chantix. I quit after taking chantix for 10 days. Chantix made me feel extremely sick so after a week of not smoking, when the cravings had started to diminish I stopped taking it as well. It makes it a LOT easier though, it really made that first week without nicotine possible. Now its still a matter of willpower, but it got me here.

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i smoked for over twenty years. six months ago i tried champax and so far it worked, ask your doctor.

Sandi - posted on 07/19/2009

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If you figure that one out, let me know. I have tried meds, hypnosis, patches.. hoping a new group at church for people with "addictions" can help. I will let you know.

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