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I'm Quitting !

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Reach deep Grasshopper, all is possible,

But like my member quote says ...

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Good luck to you mate, i kicked a 40-60 a day rolly habit 9 months a go when i found out she was having a baby. I had always promised myself that i would give up by the age of 30 and here i am 30 and a non smoker. :o

I used the patches starting with the strongest then less and less for 3 months then stopped the patches. I still have the odd craving, but the way i see it, i have given up for 9 months it would just be silly to start smoking again.

If you need a kick up the backside or some encouraging words, i am always here mate :D

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Day 9 on the Zyban program, and 3rd day since I quit.

The first day was rough. I broke down at 1 pm and had one cigarette, then another at 8 pm. (Having gone in less than 2 weeks from 50+/day, down to 18-20, down to 2).

Yesterday went pretty good though. No cigarettes at all ! Had some cravings, but not as bad as the previous day. Even went out and had 2 drinks at a certain "establishment" (then got the hel_l out when all the tour groups arrived).

Today seems pretty good as well. Been up for a little over an hour, had my 1st cuppa coffee and hardly any craving at all (it'll probably hit me after I eat).

Got enough Zyban to last another 20 days. Will that be enough, or should I get another month's supply ? Maybe play it safe and get another month's worth. Funny how a month's supply of Zyban costs almost the same as a month's worth of cigarettes (at the discounted price my neighbour got for me, for the Zyban, not the smokes, that was a different neighbour :o )

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Day 9 on the Zyban program, and 3rd day since I quit.

The first day was rough. I broke down at 1 pm and had one cigarette, then another at 8 pm. (Having gone in less than 2 weeks from 50+/day, down to 18-20, down to 2).

Yesterday went pretty good though. No cigarettes at all ! Had some cravings, but not as bad as the previous day. Even went out and had 2 drinks at a certain "establishment" (then got the hel_l out when all the tour groups arrived).

Today seems pretty good as well. Been up for a little over an hour, had my 1st cuppa coffee and hardly any craving at all (it'll probably hit me after I eat).

Got enough Zyban to last another 20 days. Will that be enough, or should I get another month's supply ? Maybe play it safe and get another month's worth. Funny how a month's supply of Zyban costs almost the same as a month's worth of cigarettes (at the discounted price my neighbour got for me, for the Zyban, not the smokes, that was a different neighbour :o )

Try acapuncture! That's where I'm heading ... why replace one drug with another?

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Try acapuncture! That's where I'm heading ... why replace one drug with another?

Where ?

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best of luck Kerry. going from 50pd to 2pd is a step in the right direction.

and IMO it takes balls to say 'im quitting', I usually just opt for 'i'm cutting down'. less pressure!!!

:o

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best of luck Kerry. going from 50pd to 2pd is a step in the right direction.

and IMO it takes balls to say 'im quitting', I usually just opt for 'i'm cutting down'. less pressure!!!

:D

2+ full days now without a cigarette ! Still coughing up a load of crap :D

I expect that will go on for awhile. Can't tell if my blood pressure or cholesterol is improving, and it's RAINing too hard to start training for a marathon just yet. :o

Getting lots of quality work done on my apartment though, as I try to find things to do to take my mind off the cravings. Still, not as bad as expected, thanks to the Zyban I imagine. 2 days down, 40 years (?) to go ! :D

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best of luck Kerry. going from 50pd to 2pd is a step in the right direction.

and IMO it takes balls to say 'im quitting', I usually just opt for 'i'm cutting down'. less pressure!!!

:D

2+ full days now without a cigarette ! Still coughing up a load of crap :D

I expect that will go on for awhile. Can't tell if my blood pressure or cholesterol is improving, and it's RAINing too hard to start training for a marathon just yet. :o

Getting lots of quality work done on my apartment though, as I try to find things to do to take my mind off the cravings. Still, not as bad as expected, thanks to the Zyban I imagine. 2 days down, 40 years (?) to go ! :D

I stopped smoking about 7 years ago using Zyban. It's not hard to stop w/ Zyban. I had smoked metholated cigs for about 30 years, about a pack per day. But according to a research done on this, it takes about 5 years after you stop smoking for your lungs to clear, so you might be caughing up stuff for about 5 years -- I was. It's been more than 5 years for me and I no longer do this. I hope you make it. :D

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Kerry,

You can do it ..........

I am starting my third week with absolutely no smoking. Went cold turkey this time..... In the past I tried the patch, nicotene gum and Quomen. I cut down my smoking but didn't stop.

What prompted my cold turkey was a chest cold three weeks ago. I woke up one morning and literally couldn't breath, so I sat up and it took me ten minutes to get the strength to walk downstairs to my kitchen. After making a cup of coffee and walking over to my computer, it took another ten minutes to get my breathing back in order!

I was scared..........

Next morning, same story, so I just threw out my cigarettes and went cold turkey.

Only time will tell, but after only 16 days, I can feel the difference in my breathing. My wife says that while I sleep my breathing isn't labored. So all I can do is look forward to the improvements in my health. I know that I will always have a craving for cigarettes but I will overcome the urge.

Oh, I also found that even now, working at the computer, the urges are stronger since I have always smoked while working. When I was going through the first week, I would go upstairs to my bedroom and read a book. The smoking urges dropped dramatically since I have never, ever smoked in my bedroom.

Good luck.......

Edited by Diablo Bob

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Today is day 1 of the program. The first day with the Quomem (Zyban), and the 1st day recording the times I light up.

Under the Zyban program, you take a pill a day for 3 days, then 2 pills a day until when ever. They recommend quitting cold turkey 8-10 days after starting the pills.

Already I have seen an improvement in my habit. The simple act of writing down the time each time I light up, and trying to go a little longer between cigarettes, has cut down on the amount I have smoked today !

I started out at 09:00 today (had a late night last night :o ). It was 18 minutes between my 1st and 2nd cigarettes. 20 minutes until my 3rd, 26 until my 4th and so on. The day isn't done yet and I'm at 38 minutes between smokes. At the end of the day, I'll tally up the total number I smoked today. Tomorrow I'll start again (going how ever many minutes between smokes that I was up to from the day before).

I used this method to wean myself off cigarettes once before. Got down to the point of only having 4 per day, then quit altogether when my last pack of ciggies was empty.

It's not going to be easy, considering I have nothing to occupy my time and take my mind off smoking. Guess I'll have to do some more posting here ! :D

This time I'm also using the Zyban, but I don't think I'll go for the patch or the gum. No point in adding nicotine to my system through a different delivery method.

I also have a very cute incentive to quit this time :D It's amazing the things a guy will do to impress a girl ! :D

hi kerry

I have been smoking for 12 years ( 30 sticks per day without a beer in my hand) but until today this is 53 day without a puff. I just got fed up with cig and throw the full pkt in the rubbish bin ....... all the best to u .

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1 full week without cigarettes !

I've even gone out drinking a couple of times and wasn't tempted to have a smoke. The physical cravings lasted about 2 days. Since then, I catch myself thinking now and then, that a smoke would really "hit the spot" right now, just like a cold beer or pop on a hot, sunny day. Fortunately, it's not a overpowering desire and is easily ignored.

Sucks that I caught a cold 2 days ago. Now I am coughing more and feeling worse than when I smoked ! Still using the Zyban (2 weeks supply left). Not using as much gum or candy as I was expecting to, which is a good thing as well.

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Today makes it 3 full weeks without a smoke ! Still get the feeling once in awhile that a smoke would be great, like a cold drink on a hot day. Probably will get that feeling for years to come, but it's no where near as bad as the initial cravings were.

I find I can easily ignore this feeling, and as soon as I start doing something, I forget about wanting a smoke (much different that feeling you need a smoke).

I should celebrate after 1 month, but hey, I'm celebrating pretty much every day any ways ! :o

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Today makes it 3 full weeks without a smoke ! Still get the feeling once in awhile that a smoke would be great, like a cold drink on a hot day. Probably will get that feeling for years to come, but it's no where near as bad as the initial cravings were.

I find I can easily ignore this feeling, and as soon as I start doing something, I forget about wanting a smoke (much different that feeling you need a smoke).

I should celebrate after 1 month, but hey, I'm celebrating pretty much every day any ways ! :D

Hi Kerryd

Well done ..........keep it up, you can do it :D

TBWG :o

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Today makes it 3 full weeks without a smoke ! Still get the feeling once in awhile that a smoke would be great, like a cold drink on a hot day. Probably will get that feeling for years to come, but it's no where near as bad as the initial cravings were.

I find I can easily ignore this feeling, and as soon as I start doing something, I forget about wanting a smoke (much different that feeling you need a smoke).

I should celebrate after 1 month, but hey, I'm celebrating pretty much every day any ways ! :o

That's great.

Sorry to be a pain and hate to repeat this but now that you're over the worst and have regained your life you must always remember NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF, not even one, EVER AGAIN.

You are an addict and just one puff will put you back to where you were.

And for you smokers who are reading this and want to quit Kerry has shown how easy quitting really can be.

Get your lives back and quit now.

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Hi,

My name is Eugene and I am 28 years old. I ahve been smoking since I was 18 and currenlty smoke 20 a day. I ahve treid quiting using quemem managed to to stay clean for a while but got trapped in it again when I relocated to the south of Thailand. I want to start a career in PADI, hopefully by July, but before then I wll need to quit as I do want to increase my lung capacity. I ahve orderd antoher bathc of quemem and my deadline is set for the 2nd week in July. I realy fear those first three days, any advise on how to make them smoother?

Eugene

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