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slow motion
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Posted - Sep 28 2011 :  10:20:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello I need help. I can't stop smoking and I know it's killing me. I quit for a week and start again. I felt better without the cigarettes but I started anyway. I tell myself that I'm dying anyway why not smoke. How sick is that? I have four grandchildren and I know I won't live to dance at their weddings but I want to be here for them as long as I can. With that in my head I still light up. Please I will take any help I can get.

Bo H
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USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2011 :  12:52:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I quit about 30 years ago when I discovered that things I liked to do were becoming difficult because of my breathing. Then I got mad at myself for paying for something that was killing me. To this day I still get mad when I think of it. Its not hard to quit if you like living. If I hadn't quit I would have missed seeing my Grand Children grow up, seeing the 6 Great Grand Kids who know me very well because I am still able to play with them. I was Diagnosed 26 years ago with Severe Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis and I believe that had I not quit when I did I wouldn't be writing this. You are the only one who can help you. You have to do it yourself AND it can be done.
Good Luck

Bo in Al
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GaGirl
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604 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2011 :  2:19:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want to be here for them as long as I can. With that in my head I still light up. Please I will take any help I can get.

I know that sounds compelling but that focus just doesn't work for everyone. Or at least by itself it doesn't. And honestly, if it did we'd have never started smoking or at least we'd have quit early on.

Try gathering yourself a little toolbox of tricks. You need something to get you through a craving and it will go away faster than you think. Each time you don't give in to a craving you are closer to the cravings coming less often.

Please I will take any help I can get.

I'll take you at your word on that.



Help for Cravings and Tough Situations
http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/quitting-smoking-help-for-cravings-and-tough-situations

The reason we fail is this: we lose sight of our goal.
http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/misc/smoke.htm


http://www.quitnet.com./

Please do not post about.com links - Dave



Just exploring the sites will keep your mind occupied in a positive direction.
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Scout
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USA
1019 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2011 :  4:33:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What good sites Ga!! That should help you a lot slow. Listen...I loved smoking....LOVED...now...I could kick myself to New York and back....if I could breathe!! STOP NOW!!! You can do it...I did...you can. Ga gave ya some really good places to check out. I have one suggestion....tootsie roll pops.

Connie-AR
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GaGirl
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604 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2011 :  1:17:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Scout.

>Please do not post about.com links - Dave

Posting here is very complicated. I hold my breath every time I hit "Submit Reply" thinking I'll bump up against one of the rules. Now I've done it.

I wish you all the luck in the world slow motion. I know you can do it.
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Dave-OH
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Posted - Sep 29 2011 :  3:04:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If there is a problem, I just edit the links. There are several reasons that I do not allow about dot com. One is a moderator joined to try to push traffic to her site. They get paid by hits. Second, they often have out of date or incorrect information. I am fine with government, non profit medical, hospital sites, and sites that are product specific. It is a fine line, and as a moderator, I try to look at the quality and purpose of the site. ABOUT used to be good. It is owned by the NY Times. Link all sites, it struggles to keep information current.

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tucker
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USA
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Posted - Nov 01 2011 :  6:46:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel your pain slow motion. I have quit so many times it's crazy. Last Febuary I was in the hospital for 8 days. I had quit smoking and a 2 weeks later got real sick. I quit for 7 months and started up again a couple of months ago. Now I have to start all over. The weight gain and severe depression is a real issue for me when I quit. I sometimes think I will never be a non smoker. I hope we can help each other out on this. I totally understand.
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Taraplanet
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Australia
3 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2011 :  11:24:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi fellow copd quitters,
I always loved smoking. I began with great enthusiasm when I was 14 smoking Temple Bar and Camel unfiltered. At 16 I added pot as well. Large unfiltered joints and bongs.
During the thirty five years that I smoked I must have tried 50 serious quit smoking attempts due to the chronic bronchitis I lived with constantly.
It wasn't much of a surprise that at age 45 I was dioagnosed with severe emphysema.Life was HELL. In and out of hospital every couple of months, I was not eligible for oxygen theropy because I was still smoking. I was still using smoking like a treat to make myself feel better.
I was coping so badly that finally I lied that I had quit so I could recieve oxigen. I began using Nicibate Lozengers and cut my smoking down to 5 per day..but I was still using pot in large amounts.
On my last trip to hospital About 6 years ago i was told that if I didn't quit I would be dead in a year. I didn't need to be told. I could feel it.
Nicitine lozengers became my SAVING GRACE and I was able to stop cigaretts but developed an addiction to the lozengers which lasted for 4 years. Eventually I was able to quit them doing a course of CHAMPIX.
Then I was only the pot I had to deal with.
I Learnt how to bake brownies.
Now I am 56 and on full-time oxygen. I've been a non cigarette smoker for four years and non pot smoker for 1 year.
Life has been kind to me. I quit the two things I loved the most and survived. Not only survived but am thriving with a new zest for life. If I can do it, you can too. ... Love Tara

Tara
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