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    My other half was a almost 2 pack a day smoker and he used the Chantix... first time out, he failed as he really wasn't ready. but hen about a year later he did the Chantix again, and two weeks in he stopped smoking and using the meds. he is now about 5 yrs since his last cigarette
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    Well, I quit years and years ago. Wilma Flintstone and I used to hang out...anyway, I quit cold turkey, and every morning I would go outside and breath in as much air as I could, and then blow it out as much as I could. I kept a pack of cigarettes in my kitchen cabinet-as a security "blanket" for about 6 years and never touched it. I filled any oral urge with tootsie roll lollipops.
    Another thing-when I was born, I was poisoned, and they found out my mother had a very bad kidney. Back then,she was in hospital for three months after they removed her kidney. She lived to be 76 years old, and never had a problem living with one kidney. I am sending prayers and if he REALLY WANTS to quit-it will work. I had a picture in my mind of the "devil" laughing every time someone lights up, because he has them captured, and under his control! It worked. Then came the straight jacket...
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    I am in the process of quitting for the umpteenth million time. I tried meds, patch and gum with none of them really working. What has helped me is switching to vaping and reducing the nicotine level every few months basically weaning myself off. Started with 18mg nicotine ejuice and I am down to 3mg and in a few months I will drop to 0mg.
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    I'm NOT a smoker at all… never have been because I'm allergic to cigarette smoke. Here's the thing though… my SON SMOKES!!! He's only 19 years old, and it absolutely KILLS ME… My MIL uses oxygen because of her smoking habit, and he sees this… I just don't understand it.

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    How many times have you gone to hospital to visit someone, and see the nurses(who have seen it all) outside smoking on their break. I know there is pressure-but really?!
    Queen(King) of da nile! @ddnene Of course the "kids" thing nothing can happen to them!!
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    He's been 48 hours now and still going strong We are hopeful that he stays with it. So far he says he's feeling great and even noticed more energy this morning. I watched my grandmother suffer the consequences from a lifetime of smoking so I've never been tempted to even try it. I also have an addictive type personality so I have to be careful. Good luck to everyone who is trying to quit...I can't imagine how difficult it must be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I'm NOT a smoker at all… never have been because I'm allergic to cigarette smoke. Here's the thing though… my SON SMOKES!!! He's only 19 years old, and it absolutely KILLS ME… My MIL uses oxygen because of her smoking habit, and he sees this… I just don't understand it.
    @ddnene one word, chantix. Obtain a prescription from the doc. Nicotine is very addictive so it is very difficult habit to drop. Don't want to sound like a reformed individual but cigarettes have all these toxic chemicals that is just poisoning our body. When I had a chest xray few years back, and this is after I already quit, the picture of my lungs were "dirty" looking. The effects of smoking takes a long time to reverse. Your son might think it is cool and everyone around him is doing it, but keep in mind, we only have this one body to keep so we need to keep it healthy. Good Luck, I wish that he gets his senses back while there is still time. Ask him to consult with the doc but as everybody says, it will only work if he wants to make it work. For me, chantix, is the wonder drug in my case as I quit smoking without having any urges to smoke again. It was the magic pill for me. Good Luck.
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your BIL, I hope he has a successful treatment and recovers from kidney cancer. My uncle was born with one kidney, and didn't know it until he was an adult. He's 74 now and he's fine with just the one.
    I have never been a smoker, so I don't know what it's like or how addictive it is or how difficult it is to quit. I know that it us very hard to quit once you start. I have 2 kids 32 and 34, and they both smoke, it breaks my heart and it worries me all the time. My son coughs at night, it sounds horrible. My daughter gets bronchitis bad about twice a year and is susceptible to it because of her smoking. One thing I don't understand is I come from a family of 5 siblings, none of us smoke, my parents never smoked, my grandparents never smoked, and none of my aunts and uncles, my hubby comes from a family of 4 siblings, and he's the only one who never smoked, both his parents smoked, all 7 of his uncles smoke, and his siblings and their spouses all smoke. My kids who were never exposed to it, or saw its growing up, both smoke and started very young. My daughter first smoked when she was 14 years old, and can't quit, my son was about 16 years old.
    My 7 nieces and nephews on my hubby's side all grew up in the 80s when people smoked in the house and were around it all their lives, none of those kids smoke? I know 7 people in my life who are sick or who have passed away due Tao smoking in the last 5 years. My step mom died 5 years ago from brain cancer, the doctor said it was smoking related, my aunts boyfriend has COPD, and can no longer breath without a machine, and he also has bladder cancer, my step father is being treated for bladder and kidney cancer right now from years of smoking, he quit years ago after a heart attack at the age if 42. My SILs father just passed away a couple of years ago from lung cancer, he left an only daughter and his granddaughter. It's so sad, and my kids see this but they ignore what I say and get annoyed when I talk about it. They also have the attitude nothing will happen to them. Ugh.

    Congratulations to all of you who have been able to quit, it's a very difficult thing to do.
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    @ddnene one word, chantix. Obtain a prescription from the doc. Nicotine is very addictive so it is very difficult habit to drop. Don't want to sound like a reformed individual but cigarettes have all these toxic chemicals that is just poisoning our body. When I had a chest xray few years back, and this is after I already quit, the picture of my lungs were "dirty" looking. The effects of smoking takes a long time to reverse. Your son might think it is cool and everyone around him is doing it, but keep in mind, we only have this one body to keep so we need to keep it healthy. Good Luck, I wish that he gets his senses back while there is still time. Ask him to consult with the doc but as everybody says, it will only work if he wants to make it work. For me, chantix, is the wonder drug in my case as I quit smoking without having any urges to smoke again. It was the magic pill for me. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harveyspecter View Post
    @ddnene one word, chantix. Obtain a prescription from the doc. Nicotine is very addictive so it is very difficult habit to drop. Don't want to sound like a reformed individual but cigarettes have all these toxic chemicals that is just poisoning our body. When I had a chest xray few years back, and this is after I already quit, the picture of my lungs were "dirty" looking. The effects of smoking takes a long time to reverse. Your son might think it is cool and everyone around him is doing it, but keep in mind, we only have this one body to keep so we need to keep it healthy. Good Luck, I wish that he gets his senses back while there is still time. Ask him to consult with the doc but as everybody says, it will only work if he wants to make it work. For me, chantix, is the wonder drug in my case as I quit smoking without having any urges to smoke again. It was the magic pill for me. Good Luck.
    I have to do something… but what upsets me the most is that he has NO intentions of quitting. He has to want to do this, I can't make him…

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I have to do something… but what upsets me the most is that he has NO intentions of quitting. He has to want to do this, I can't make him…
    Wanting to quit is the key. What made me finally decide was putting pen to paper and seeing how much money I was wasting and the things I could do with the savings like buy the truck I am looking for.
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    I have never smoked so don't know what its like to give it up, both my kids smoke my daughter shocking a real chain smoker she gives it up and after two days we all going mad with her moods and she starts again and my dad had lung cancer and they still smoke knowing this, Richard smoked for many years has hypnosis and quite for two years took it up again for about ten years then had the patches and has not smoked in nearly 19 years. But the key is they need to WANT to give it up.

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