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I Will Stop Smoke With Quomem / Zyban

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Dr better "Red Horse" drank 4 bottles yesterday, don't know why this beer knocks you out that strong.....

I think 5 is the LD50 value

A box of Chang is a great sedative  :o

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A box of Chang is a great sedative  :D

Get some exercise with the bg of your choice. Guaranteed to make you sleep after. Disadvantage - may want to light one up when done. :o

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And it is just a one time battle, after it, it gets relative easy to continue.

One hint: If your wife smokes a lot and you stop, you'll find out that she smells terrible......

Ahh but H90 - You forgot to mention that when you quit smoking and your wife tells you you still smell ... you cannot blame it on the ciggies anymore

hnaaa hnaaa hnaaa :o

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Good luck George!

I've been off the cigs for 4 months now. I didn't really smoke a great deal - 2-3 a day at work and a box of 10 when I was in the pub on a weekend.

But because of this I classed myself as social smoker and put off giving up for years and years as I talked myself into thinking that if I did it in moderation then there was no real reason to give up completely. But the amount I smoked gradually crept up and I found myself reaching for them when things got stressful.

One thing I will say is that you really have to want to give up and you really do need a reason. Me and my husband are trying for our first baby and I gave up the day we started trying. And I fully intend never to smoke 1 more cig in my life as I don't want my kids to see me smoking and I want to be around to see them grow up.

My Grandma died last week of a stroke (on my birthday too :o ) and again, this really made me think and I'm so glad I've finally made the decision to quit completely. Life is too short and I don't want to make it any shorter! Strokes also run in our family so it's a definate no-no for me.

I've always been a bit of a gym rat but could never pick up my speed/times on the treadmill due to the cigs. Now I'm flying (so to speak!) and have come on so much over the last 4 months. If you can find the time to start doing some cardio on a regular basis then belive me it will help and you'll feel so much better. If you have a craving, cardio takes this away.

Once again, best of luck and try to stay focused and remember why you are doing it. I'm sure you'll do fine and you'll feel great in a couple of months :D

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This is the 21st century and we all KNOW now that smoking is not the 'cool' thing to do, so why do most of us smoke. Perhaps we could run a poll on that.

Me - I am addicted to the horrible little cancer sticks. I have tried nicotine gum (just gave me a stomach ache), Zyban (almost worked) and I have just started on patches.

So far, I have cut back from 25 a day or 3 or 4. The urge to light us is always there. I have been told that nicotine is the hardest drug in the world to kick.

I am with you all the way, george. I had a heart attack nearly 3 years ago and I managed to quit for 5 days after it. I must quit ASAP or I won't be around for too much longer. I am 52 now so I really have to try harder.

Peter

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Isn't it great to have so much encouragement?

Go George... Go!!!

No news for awhile on this. How's it going ?

I've quit a couple of times. Once I weaned myself off cigs using a very simple method. Every time I had a smoke, I wrote the time down in a notepad. Before lighting up another, I would check the time. For example, if I had a smoke at 05:03 am, and another at 05:18 (15 minutes later), I would hold off on lighting up again until at least 15 minutes had passed. Say the next one was at 05:35 (17 minutes later), I would then hold off until at least 05:52.

At the end of the day I would tally up how many cigarettes I had that day. The next day I would start over again. For example, if I was at 32 minutes between smokes at the end of the previous day, I would force myself to wait to go at least 33 minutes before having my second smoke on the new day. At the end of that day I would tally up the total again and see how much I had cut down.

It took awhile, and I got to the point where I was down to 4 cigarettes a day. When the last smoke was gone from the last pack, that was it. Unfortunately, factors at work and other matters saw me start up again.

I then tried the Zyban method. Knowing how addicted I was, I didn't just go with the pills though. I slapped on the patch as well, and after two weeks, I quit cold turkey. I had Nicorette gum just in case. After awhile, I started swapping out the Nicorette gum with some of that Dentyne stuff (especially the cinnamon flavoured stuff). No side effects from the pills, nor any from using the patch and gum at the same time.

I went 38 days without smoking. Was doing great (more or less), but then I broke down. I was at a mandatory military function (known as a Mess Dinner). I had used my last Zyban and last patch the day before. Lots of alcohol at the dinner, but no smoking at the tables. During the first "break" I went with friends to the smoking area, but didn't partake. A few drinks later, we had another break. All my buddies were smoking. I was a little hammered. Next thing I know I was borrowing "just one" from a buddy. By the end of the night, I was racing around looking for a store that sold cigarettes :D

If it hadn't been for that dinner, I may have been able to hold out longer (until some such other event happened I suppose).

Now I have to try again. It may be even harder to do here, but I think I may have a very cute incentive to help me this time. :o

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Hope you're hanging in there George. Smoking can't help if when you have type2 diabetes.

I used to smoke several cigars a day, and quit several years ago. I still miss it, especially when I smell one burning. Truly evil stuf, that tobacco.

Most people I know who quit and stayed quit just stopped. Like a change in psyche, became non-smokers -no matter what.

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I used Zyban to stop smoking several years ago and haven't smoked since. It's considered an anti-depressant. It takes about 5 years for your lungs to clear after you stop. It's been more than five years for me and I can really feel the difference. Good Luck.

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Well, this might be a refrain of Kerry's question but has George refrained from smoking??? :o

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I'm trying to find a source to purchase Quomem(GalaxoSmithKline) from Thailand.

My supplier seems not to be on the internet any longer.

Would you or anyone be able to direct me to an online source in Thailand?

Thanks,

Arnold

Afarran@mauget.com

Time to stop smoke - again....

I have been a heavy smoker for some 20 years. I was smoke free for 2 years, but started again just a month ago. Stupid me.

I rapidly started smoking 3 packs (60 cigs a day). No good! Morning cough and bad smell. My aim is to be smoke free again by December 31, 2005. New Year - no cigs!

My help will be the revolutionary medicine called Quomem/Zyban...

Read more in my blog, today is Day 1:

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/blog/george

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The only help I can offer is to :D you to :o . Other than that, I'm pretty useless. Just ask around. :D

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