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Old 30th December 2017, 12:13 PM   #46
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How in the world did you do that??

I gained close to 40 and I'm short....5 foot 4 inches

I'm a big mush
I gained weight too but I was also going into menopause at the same time so it was a double whammy.
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Old 30th December 2017, 12:16 PM   #47
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I gained weight too but I was also going into menopause at the same time so it was a double whammy.
I think me too with menopause! I keep counting the months between and I'm hoping it's happening!

So far I am up to four!!!
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Old 3rd January 2018, 1:04 PM   #48
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How does one quit smoking? I've tried once and failed miserably I dont want to do this anymore..what are some tools i can use to quit smoking other than patches or nicotine gums?
My mother was a pack a day smoker for nearly ten years. Something she noticed was that while she was addicted to the nicotine, she was also addicted to having something constantly in her mouth. So she began to suck on sugar-free lifesaver candies. She used to suck on them all the time to help her fight the urge to put a cigarette in her mouth. The constant smoking triggered some sort of oral fixation, but once the oral fixation was alleviated by the lifesavers, she had a much easier time quitting smoking. Now shes been cigarette free for 8 years and once the cravings were dealt with, she got rid of the need to suck on the candy.

Maybe try putting something else in your mouth to replace the cigarette? IDK, it worked for her..

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Old 5th January 2018, 2:20 PM   #49
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Just a quick update..I've failed yet again...i set another date to quit which is on my birthday in February..

Somehow I got to prepare myself mentally...the reason I failed this time I didn't prepare myself and had smokes laying around..would appreciate any tips on how I can prepare mentally...sorry I let you guys down
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Old 25th January 2018, 8:03 PM   #50
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Hey OP,

I guess it's just willpower. That's all. There's no magic cure for addiction. I'm smoking for 3 weeks, and already thinking I'm addicted. I guess you need motive. My motive is I don't want to spend someone elses money for thing that might kill me. Also my b-day is on february too. I'm planing to quit in second semestr of college.
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Old 25th January 2018, 8:29 PM   #51
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Just a quick update..I've failed yet again...i set another date to quit which is on my birthday in February..

Somehow I got to prepare myself mentally...the reason I failed this time I didn't prepare myself and had smokes laying around..would appreciate any tips on how I can prepare mentally...sorry I let you guys down
My husband, my son and I have all given up together, we're all vaping instead. One week so far, my husband was a really heavy smoker. We're all encouraging each other and reminding each other how much we would have spent on cigarettes (they're really expensive in NZ around $23 for a packet of 20 or $90 for a 50gm pouch of tobacco.)
Good luck in your next attempt.
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Old 25th January 2018, 8:36 PM   #52
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Just a quick update..I've failed yet again...i set another date to quit which is on my birthday in February..

Somehow I got to prepare myself mentally...the reason I failed this time I didn't prepare myself and had smokes laying around..would appreciate any tips on how I can prepare mentally...sorry I let you guys down
Yea you have to pick a date and get rid of all your smoking stuff. Ashtrays, lighters, tobacco, etc and stock up on whatever it is you're going to be using to assist you.

I didn't read back so may be redundant but I used patches and always carried a water bottle. Like ALWAYS

Even if it was just to check the mail.

I also used the patches for close to a year before I weaned off of them but I haven't smoked since I stopped, going on three years this summer.

There are pointers at https://smokefree.gov if you'd care to take a look but yes! you need to set a date to get yourself pumped. You can do this!
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Old 31st January 2018, 1:50 PM   #53
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Okay, OP. Here is my smoking history:

Started during school breaks as a teen in highschool.

Then later in my young adult years started smoking like crazy, a pack a day until 2014 when the ''e-cigarette was widely used among smokers who quit or wanted to quit

It worked really well. I am now still ''vaping'' which include glycerin and the fix of nicotine your body need due to your past smoking.

Bottle of juice for your e-cigarette are about $4 and last easily two days. A pack of Marlboro is now about $10

The normal, regular cigarette contains 70 cancerous substance. Vaping, none.

Its cheaper, a lot healthier, you have no reason to continue smoking Marlboro or Camel.

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Old 1st February 2018, 12:49 PM   #54
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Hello

I am also quitting smoking. Will smoke my last exaggerate in a bit. Let's do this together, don't mean to hijack your thread.

I'm going to post here if withdrawals get horrible.
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Just a quick update..I've failed yet again...i set another date to quit which is on my birthday in February..

Somehow I got to prepare myself mentally...the reason I failed this time I didn't prepare myself and had smokes laying around..would appreciate any tips on how I can prepare mentally...sorry I let you guys down
You didn't let anybody down, not even yourself.

Keep trying to quit, eventually it'll happen. A family friend encouraged me to just keep trying and even if I slip up not to beat myself up. The trying is so important and giving yourself credit along the way.

Quitting is the hardest thing to do!

PS I'm in the midst of trying to quit too. Cut down a lot and eventually by summer time I wanna be smoke free.
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Old 4th February 2018, 2:19 AM   #56
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Hello

I am also quitting smoking. Will smoke my last exaggerate in a bit. Let's do this together, don't mean to hijack your thread.

I'm going to post here if withdrawals get horrible.
This is a great idea! We all need support to rid of this disgusting habit (yet on some level I still like to smoke)!!
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Old 10th February 2018, 10:25 PM   #57
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So i got 3 of my wisdom teeth removed 1 was removed by a dentist long ago. But i had to go see an oral surgeon for the 3, its been 3 days with no cigs..i dont feel cravings for cigs at ALL

I was supposed to quit on the 12th of feb, but started the process sooner because i cant smoke anyhow!!!

so far good, no cravings whatsoever!!!! i feel freaking good

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A pack of Marlboro is now about $10
WTF!!! 10 bucks for a pack?!?!?!?!!!!

when I started smoking back in 1980 a pack cost about $1.00

what a rip off....$10/pack to kill yourself
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Old 11th February 2018, 8:43 PM   #59
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WTF!!! 10 bucks for a pack?!?!?!?!!!!

when I started smoking back in 1980 a pack cost about $1.00

what a rip off....$10/pack to kill yourself
thats still cheap considered what i used to pay 17 dollars plus tax.... i hear in other countries like aussie its like 20 something dollars
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It's 15+ a pack here in my neck of the woods. If I were smoking like I once did I'd be shelling out nearly $500 a month to support my habit. Quitting is one of the things I'm most grateful for in my life.
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