It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Addiction & Recovery Message Board

Anyone quit smoking cigs????

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New York USA
Posts: 741
Liamsmom HB User
Anyone quit smoking cigs????

I've been smoking off and on for I dunno my whole life it seems I quit cold turkey two days ago my son has been asking me to for about a year now. Anyway I can't breathe because I'm breathing through my cravings so I'm dizzy also, If I chew anymore [email protected]#$ gum my jaw is gonna snap off. I don't want to try the patch anything I can do to help with the cravings aside from eat 24 hr a day?????

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-13-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Posts: 347
hypatia HB Userhypatia HB User
Re: Anyone quit smoking cigs????

Suck on sugar free hard candy, Altoids, etc. Drink a glass of water. KEEP BUSY! Take a little walk, do jumping jacks, or perform a task when the urge hits--anything to take your mind off the crave. Each crave only lasts about 15 seconds (although it seems like hours, i know) so tell yourself you can do this! Two days is quite an accomplishment, so hang in there for your son--he will be so proud. I quit 3 years ago and don't even think about smoking anymore.

Old 06-13-2006, 12:11 PM   #3
sad song
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: california
Posts: 97
sad song HB User
Re: Anyone quit smoking cigs????

there's a whole section dedicated to this, "smoking cessation" I think it's called, they've got lots of good advice

Old 06-14-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 90
ET123 HB User
Re: Anyone quit smoking cigs????

It's been 15+ years for me and I still get cravings. You can do it, but it won't be easy. It gets easier every day, it gets tolerable after a month and I'd say downright manageable after 6 months. Wishing you the best...


Old 06-14-2006, 09:09 PM   #5
Harry Doyle
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5
Harry Doyle HB User
Re: Anyone quit smoking cigs????

I have been trying to quit for about a year now and I constantly go off and on. I think after a week or so it gets a lot easier...I always seem to start again after I go to the bar and everyone is smoking, or go camping for a weekend with smokers. I have tried many different Dr. prescribed remedies....Zyban seemed to work very well for me...maybe you could give that a try.

Good luck and Good health!!

Old 06-15-2006, 01:06 AM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Strawn, Kansas, U.S.
Posts: 19
theheather HB User
Re: Anyone quit smoking cigs????

i quit cold turkey and it can be hard. but it is doable. i used jolly ranchers. another tip, keep your hands busy. do something productive with them. i have heard that the physical addiction is gone after 72 hours, after that it is a mental addiction. don't give up!!!! this is something that you can definately accomplish!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Quit smoking cold turkey... Ninja1 General Health 3 03-10-2008 06:21 AM
have to quit , not quite ready =( tiggy44 Smoking Cessation 15 02-26-2008 07:50 AM
menopause/quit smoking - arrrgh!!! daisy321 Menopause 6 11-10-2007 06:54 PM
How many times have you quit? smartgal Smoking Cessation 28 08-22-2006 07:02 AM
anyone smoking? 1st4me Pregnancy 13 12-19-2005 07:42 AM
Anyone want to quit with me? shannon30 Smoking Cessation 27 10-17-2004 11:15 AM
Trying to quit, my hubby is not supportive! Moxy Smoking Cessation 3 10-17-2004 11:09 AM
im going to try and quit delrae4753 Smoking Cessation 3 06-11-2004 11:36 AM
How to quit smoking when drinking a beer? WandaWoman Smoking Cessation 33 02-11-2004 05:30 PM
Getting ready to quit in 1 week - anyone used SmokeAway? have any tips/tricks? tessa60 Smoking Cessation 4 02-07-2004 07:47 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:02 AM.

2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!