How did you quit?

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  1. Inked_Daddy
    I used Chantix. My doctor had me take it for a couple of weeks and then start weaning myself off the cigarettes...smoking one less each day. When i was down to just smoking 3 or 4 times a day I just quit period.
    I picked a Saturday to stop... no way would I try on a workday. I dry cleaned my coats and cleaned my car up to get rid of the smell. I also found that sour candy helped when I had an urge... the harshness of it was kind of like the harshness of a cigarette.
  2. mdespain38
    I also used Chantix. Only one month of it. No bad side effects other than some strange dreams. As of today I have 23 days smoke free.
  3. Philliefan
    I had knee replacement surgery so I was in the hospital for 4 days. Figured it was now or never. I've been a smoker for 35 years. I did have a script for Chantix, took a few but I didn't really need them. Amazing getting through that first week. I will never touch another cigarette - I will never go through that again. The withdrawal itself wasn't so bad, it was the time leading up to it! The dread, the fear of quitting. What an awful feeling to have something control you.
  4. Ima Sikfuk
    Ima Sikfuk
    Like Philliefan, I smoked for 35 years. Found out last August my cholesterol was high so thought I'd try one more time to quit. Used Chantix. After the first week, I was already thinking up my excuses as to why the Chantix did not work. The Sunday that marked my one week of being on Chantix, I ran out of cigarettes. As it was around 10:00 pm, I told myself I'd get some in the morning on the way to work. For whatever reason, I never bought that pack. Finished the (one month) prescription of Chantix and never looked back. Today is my 8 month mark. Yeah I still want one from time to time, but I really don't want to mess this up and am looking forward to hitting the one year mark.
  5. mdespain38
    I think I had that fear of quitting also. And I don't understand what the fear was. I'm so glad I've taken the step and work hard not to back slide. Some days I don't think about it at all and some days it's all I think about.
  6. Inked_Daddy
    For years I could not imagine not smoking. Now that seems strange and I am thinking "What the Hell was that all about?". It is amazing the control it takes of ones mind.
  7. sutye
    I quit on Chantix also. I am almost at my 1 year point. I do not have any cravings now. I think my my weight gain has been non existent because I started exercising daily a few month before I quit. I had tried so many times in the past to quit and never made it past 1 day.
  8. Bake
    I used Chantix for two months it's the only thing that helped me quit! I tried many many times before to quit.
  9. Wretched1
    I was told in November 2008 that my Military career was over. I was 8 months short of my retirement and being deployed. I passed all medical standards (barely) except for weight and cholesterol. The doctors doing my screening felt that even though I passed, my results were too high as a whole. My CO went to bat for me, and set up a plan for me to stay in under certain expectations. I had to sign a letter stating I would submit to weekly weigh-ins, maintain a log of exercise & diet, receive counseling on exercise & diet, and quit any and all use of alcohol & tobacco. I also agreed to take cholesterol medication and baby aspirin. I signed the letter Dec. 23rd and smoked my last cig on Dec. 24, 2008. It is the single most difficult thing I have done. I find being around smokers does not bother me, but it is the most difficult time to not want one. I am probably one of the few that can say being in a war zone is actually improving my health.
  10. Inked_Daddy
    Yikes Wretched1! Maybe being "forced" to quit will be the way for you. I rmember the Navy broke me of smoking when I was in boot and like a dumbass I started up again when I got to my first duty station.
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