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Old 01-25-2001, 05:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation Desperatly seeking to STOP!!!!

I am 19yrs. old, I want to quit smoking, but i don't know how or where to start. I have been wanting to quit for a while. But my will power is not strong enough. Anytime i get really stressed out, i sleep, if i can't sleep, i smoke. I have been smoking ever since i was 11. Pretty bad i know, But i am slowly cutting down . But how do i keep it out of my fingers. How do i start. Anyone??
Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
I know if i quit i will probably gain weight, that is what i want. I weigh 88lbs. now and i want to gain weight , and i think smoking could be one of the many reasons, i haven't been able to gain weight, so please if you have suggestions please let me know
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Old 01-26-2001, 06:52 AM   #2
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I AM WITH YOU ON WANTING TO STOP ALTHOUGH I DONT WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT AT ALL......ITS SO HARD TO DO I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THIS HARD MY GOAL IS TO QUIT ON MY 20TH BIRTHDAY AND NOT TOUCH ONE AGAIN.....LET ME KNOW HOW YOU DO....


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Old 01-30-2001, 10:05 AM   #3
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Teresa,

Please see the messages I posted on Kristi's threads. You'll do it!!! Just keep at it!

 
Old 01-31-2001, 07:21 AM   #4
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just wondering how you are doing on quitting????

 
Old 01-31-2001, 05:42 PM   #5
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I haven't quit yet. I am down to about 5 cigarettes a day, and i am able to go without a cigarette for about 6 hours if i am awake.
I usually sleep about 10-12 hours(another story)
So after those 12 hours i tempt myself. See how much longer i can go without.
I still dont know what i will do to substitute the cigarettes totally. I dont want to go on the patch. I want to quit cold turkey.
Thanks everyone for your support!

 
Old 02-01-2001, 04:55 AM   #6
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Keep at it everybody and youll do it. I am 32 and smoked for 18 yrs. I had a surgical procedure last week that was/is very painful and my success rate for recovery is 8 times better if I do not smoke. The thought of having to go through that again has given me the willpower to quit. My last cigarette was the night before and I have not had one since (8 days now). I still think I want one now and then but am controlling myself. It'll will be 4 months before I completely heal from my surgery. I do not know If I will keep off the smokes after that but feel I will make it through my recovery.

About 6 months ago I tried the patch. It worked a few days but I found that I was yelling at everybody all the time. My kids would just walk in the room and I would yell at them. I decided that the pain I was putting them through was worse than my smoking at the time. I think the best way is to quit cold turkey and stay in control of your mood swings.

Best of luck to all of you, it is very hard but I think we can all get off the smokes for good if we want.

 
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