Still not smoking!

Still not smoking!

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nmac
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Joined: 06/30/2008 - 5:30pm
Still not smoking!

Quit December 25, 2011. Have some cravings after dinner but have been able to resist. How are all the ex smokers doing?
Nancy

blazer
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Joined: 02/28/2010 - 3:28pm
Nancy

hi; and congrats, and keep up the good job.
I quit Sept. 28 so i'm 3 months ahead of you. And it does eventually get easier.
But i still have urges every once in a while. Just have never given in to them.

So i think this puts me at day 138.

Hopefully no one is going out for sneaks.(sheryl). lol.

I smoked for like 38 years, then took chantix for 5 days. Then put the chantix away and finished quitting cold turkey.

So it can be done, and i hope the best for you and everyone else who is quitting or those who are thinking about quitting.

Devonshire
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Joined: 08/28/2012 - 7:06am
Still not smoking!

Smoking most affects the entire human body and when it is put under stress and in this case with a toxic concoction such as carbon monoxide, cyanide, tar, formaldehyde and other chemicals and the brain diverts vitamins away from human skin to be most used elsewhere.

bedrik
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Joined: 11/28/2012 - 7:07am
Yes congratulation and keep

Yes congratulation and keep doing it.

shagydeep
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Joined: 02/04/2013 - 5:00am
Nancy

Hello,
You are doing great i am happy for you..
Good luck..

ben_indiana
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Joined: 08/09/2012 - 9:32am
e-cigs

Had 3 cigs or less everyday for 3 weeks after sept surgery. Switched over to the e-cig. Snuck my last drag at a halloween party. Since then moved from high, to medium, and now on lowest nicotine level. In a month or 2 hopefully switch to zero nicotine.

Its not cold turkey but it works for me!

L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!

shilu shrestha
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Joined: 06/26/2013 - 6:34am
very good

congratulations.so glad to know that you quite smoking.keep it on.

KateMoore
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Joined: 07/03/2013 - 10:29am
I quit on 24th of January

I quit on 24th of January 2011 so it's been quite a while now. I haven't smoked since then although I still get some random urges for nicotine after dinner or when staying with friends who smoke. Apart from that, it's all okay for me. I have noticed significant increase in my breathing capability when swimming and I can definitely resist longer underwater now. Hoping everyone gets to be like this, if not better!