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Old 03-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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I finally stopped

I finally quit smoking a little over a month ago. I have been taking Chantix a month prior and I was thinking That even that was not working for me. I ended up with a really bad cold and I could not eat, get out of bed, or anything. I was that sick. You know I had to be sick when I didn't even want a cigarette. I finally got over the illness and I had lit up again thinking that this will be so great to get back to this again. Well I took two drags off the cigarette and I almost threw up because of the taste and the way it felt going down when I inhaled. I contribute my quiting to both Chantix and a cold. But after 20 Years of smoking, it feels good not to be doing it.

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: I finally stopped

I had smoked for about 10 years when I was younger, and every so often now I'll have one, (about 4 or 5 cigarettes (not packs) a year, but now my blood pressure really, really goes up after a cigarette. I don't understand why that is happening, possibly the cigarettes now are a mild shock to my body, since it is not used to them anymore. Maybe it's just me being nervous that I shouldn't be smoking, I don't know. But in your case, it's good that you stopped, and it's best, of course, not to start up again.

 
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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I had smoked for about 10 years when I was younger, and every so often now I'll have one, (about 4 or 5 cigarettes (not packs) a year, but now my blood pressure really, really goes up after a cigarette. I don't understand why that is happening, possibly the cigarettes now are a mild shock to my body, since it is not used to them anymore. Maybe it's just me being nervous that I shouldn't be smoking, I don't know. But in your case, it's good that you stopped, and it's best, of course, not to start up again.
Nicotine is a stimulant. What stimulants do is make you a little nervous, and Your heart races. Also It will make it harder for some people to fall asleep. that's why You are getting the nervousness associated with them. If I were you I would just stop all together if you are only smoking that few a year.

 
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