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    G’day NOPE starts my day
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    Hello Everyone, First I’m really enjoying all the great info and personal stories on this forum. Thanks to everyone who has shared their stories to help others. It’s not an easy thing to give up cigarettes. At least not for me. I wish I had never seen a cigarette. My father was a smoker. And most of my friends where smokers too. Back when I started you could smoke everywhere. Of course I’m from Virginia big tobacco state. I now live in Florida and you can’t smoke most places. As with most states. Hopefully this is helpful in my journey to quit. This is my third time quitting, one time I quit for well over a year. So I know it can be done. I must always remember I am addicted to nicotine. My taking Chantix this time to quit and I’m at the end of my third week. I’m currently still smoking but not much at all. Each time I light a cigarette I realize I don’t really want it and it’s not giving me any satisfaction and doesn’t taste the same. So I’m not smoking much of the ones I light. It seems it’s just the habit of smoking that is getting the best of me. Don’t get me wrong I still think about smoking but most of the time it passes quickly and I can do without it. But there are times I still feel the overwhelming need to light that cigarette. And than I light it and it’s a total let down. So I know the Chantix is doing it’s job. It starting working within the first few days. I noticed I wasn’t smoking anywhere near what I smoked by the 4th day. And it’s slowly becoming less and less. I’m only having a little nausea as a side effect and today it’s been much better. So who know might be from withdrawals as I’m not really smoking enough to matter. I am a heavy smoker. I’m sharing my experience to date. I hope it can help others. While Chantix isn’t for everyone, it’s working for me. And please if you are considering using Chantix to quit do so only under a doctors care. This is no drug to be messing with if you aren’t under a doctors care.
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    Welcome aboard Diane, quitting smoking will prove to be one of the best things you have ever done for yourself. Those are the moments that solid quits are built upon. Every time you get a strong craving but don't smoke, you are training yourself to be a non-smoker. Quitting is a process. A process that will reward you many times over. Enjoy the ride.
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    Once you NOPE for a day it becomes a sacred pledge to yourself and your fellow quitters that you cannot break for ANY reason. Glad you're still here and determined to make it through day 2. I'm proud of you Michelle.
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    Cry, scream, rant, rave, curse, sing , dance, pray, walk, run, shower three times a day, punch inanimate objects, crawl under the bed, snap at loved ones, speak outloud in tongues....all of these are acceptable behaviors and I did them all. Smoking is not acceptable.
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    It's tough in the beginning for all who quit. There's only one way to get there and that's to go through it. All of us who have quit have been there - right where you are now and we know how agonizing those early days can be but you CAN get past them and then gradually, things get more manageable. What you are going through is a testament to just how awful this addiction to nicotine is. Now that you are a non-smoker, that's a testament to how strong you can be in fighting it. Keep fighting Michelle!
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    My mother smoked for about 25 years then quit. She's turning 99 this November and still kicking. So it is possible to dodge the bullet so to speak. Was she just lucky? Maybe but she quit because she didn't want to die from smoking related disease and it's worked out for her. We can't undo our past deeds but we can take positive steps to shape our future. Worrying about what might be is just a waste of precious time. Focus your mind on the positive thing you are doing for yourself by quitting, Now that's something to celebrate!
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    Yaa....Take smoking /Vaping off the Table ... You will soon start to see and feel the beniefts...If only takes 3 days for the nicotine to leave your body ...after that it just you and that nico monster .. That taps away at you ... Your stronger than him ..
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    All we can do is accept the past and instigate change NOW. I may still die of smoking related complications but, I will not die as a slave to nicotine. I will die as a free person. So, not only the quality of my life has improved by quitting smoking but, the quality of my death will be enriched. I won't be insane with anxiety on my deathbed needing a hit of nicotine. I will, hopefully, be able to be present and leave the world peacefully.
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    Dear Michelle, I love you. Please don't. Please. You don't want to die from a smoking related disease. You want to see Jessica and Alex's kids, your grandkids, if they have them. Imagine telling them and Chris and Lori that you are dying. And knowing it was your own fault. You think about that all the time, even as you're smoking or vaping. Its normalized in recovery but foreign and detested in your family. Side with your family, those who have had your back your whole life. You're so unhealthy right now but you have the power to make it better. "Yesterday you said 'today'..." I love you, Michelle
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    It's your 3rd year quit Treetop! Congrats. To help you celebrate, I've ordered a pint for everybody on the train Let's drink up to Treetop's 3rd year of smoke free life!
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    Thank you Johnny5
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    Also please take your non smoking family member with you if you're going to another meeting tonight to ensure you won't bum a cigarette
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    Michelle, you can fight that crave. I can only promise you each day will get better but the tough stuff is in the beginning. It is great that you posted an sos. I found that if I breathed deep and thought about the clean air, I would relax.
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    NOPE - I don't smoke anymore.
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    I was listening to John Hiatt last night and realized a major oversight on my part during the state in a song title thing...
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    Thanks. My doctor is the ones who gave me the NRTs. I have a physical scheduled for Monday and I can't wait to tell her I haven't smoked! I'm fairly certain I'm okay right now, its future stuff I worry about and how long I've shaved off my life expectency. But look at us now...we are reversing the damage (hopefully) and adding years back onto our lives (hopefully). Even if not, our quality of life will be better.
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    Quitting smoking was exceptionally hard for me--much harder, in fact, than I thought it would be, and I think I began the enterprise with relatively reasonable expectations. But the rewards have also been exponentially greater than I ever imagined they could be--continuing to grow and help me even now, more than 17 1/2 years after my last cigarette (and about 16 years since my last craving of any kind). A positive mindset is helpful, but if you're feeling miserable in the early weeks/months, that's OK. Develop and trust a thoughtful and well-informed process that caters to your individual strengths, insist on absolute abstinence from smoking, and you WILL break through. And when you do, I bet you'll be astonished at the ever-increasing benefits. Christian99 17 1/2 Years Quit
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    Thank u all....very helpful
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    WD-40 also works like a charm in getting the headlights on your car clean. I've found that it works better than any of that stuff they sell at the automotive stores. And it's cheaper.
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    I have seen that people who quit taking Chantix before the 3 months is up almost always start again. It’s not an option for me to give up. I have other health issues to deal with as well as quitting. So more motivation to stop. Thanks everyone for all the support!
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    Oh haaaaaaay! Yes, I quit with Chantix and initially, it was all sunshine and rainbows. It made one of the hardest things I'd ever do not so bad at all. I took it for a few weeks, set my quit date and that was that. I can't say that I wouldn't have been able to quit without it, but it helped a lot. My issues started when I weaned myself off of the Chantix. I didn't have that chemical crutch anymore and had to deal with the reality that I couldn't smoke and that was hard for me. The mood swings and everything else that typically comes with quitting showed up. It was a rough patch, but I never smoked. Never even considered it. Not once. After about the 9 month mark, I finally felt normal again. It was a rough road, but of course, it was worth it. I got nauseous a time or two, but making sure I had food in my belly before I took it solved that problem. At the end of the day, whether you stay quit or not is up to YOU. Chantix will help, but It's a decision YOU have to make and stick with NO MATTER WHAT. If you're committed, you won't smoke. If you're not committed, you will. It really is as easy as that. I smoked for 30 years and was as addicted as anyone and here I am 2.5 year later, smoke free. If I can do it, you can do it. Stay strong, stick to your guns and you got it.
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    HI and welcome Diane I believe @JimHannoonen quit using this method too and he's been quit long term. Maybe he will chime in on this quit method too. I have also heard good things about it although some seem to get bad side effects while some don't. If it's working well for you ..... that's great! Stick around and you'll get awesome support here.
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    Didn't load before the phone died last night.... Some of them fellas from down south... Many said Lionel Rose's boxing career. Was hindered by his sing .... None of them were world champs though and none of them had a number 1 Hit around the country... So I love this guy's stuff...brilliant writer and singer... And some of the younger ones...
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    I smoked for 35 years so I understand your concerns. I always recommend going to get a check up to ease your worries. And as an added perk you'll get all kinds of kudos from the Dr and staff once you tell them you've quit. I wouldn't waste energy on worrying about the damage done as now that you've quit your body is going to work hard at trying to fix all the damage smoking did and as long as you stay quit you won't be causing any more damage. So listen to your body. If it's craving sweets, have a sweet. Tired, rest. Etc...
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    I think the NRT helps people wean off the nicotine. Eventually you do want it gone. This is you journey, so you will have to decide your path. Once the nicotine is out of your body, quitting is just a matter of redirecting your thoughts. Don't let this addiction control your life anymore. You can do this.
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    Just got done with the last of @reciprocity's relative. Yummy
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    Yes - I heard that too about the headlight covers. Haven't tried it myself yet.
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    Thanks everyone for the support. While I am using Chantix I know I have to want to quit. I quit with laser treatments the first time and I was smoke free for well over a year. I just need a little help. I will keeping telling myself I won’t be a salve to cigarettes. When I really stop and think how much they run my life I’m quite pissed off. As I’m sure anyone who has ever smoked know they are calling the shots. I never went anywhere with making sure I had enough cigarettes. Since I don’t like to be controlled this should me a good tool for me. I’m ready to me done with them. Each time I think I need a cigarette that what I remind myself. Only 2 cigarette today so far. And I’m a heavy smoker. Also live with a smoker. Makes it a little harder. But he is good about not bringing them home. He has alway been able to not smoke when he’s home. Not me.
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    I think jimhannoonen is up that way. I'm on the central coast
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    Tomorra is Yorta Yorta day....where even Tennessee is gunna get a mention ...
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words!
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    65,818 on the fire for loved ones lost....Doreen, in special memory of Tony and Anne...
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    I saw some pics/vid of the flooding in the New Orleans area....unreal! Stay safe, @Sazerac!
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    Be careful out there, sazerac! It the flooding already looks terrible from the videos I've seen, at least in some areas.
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    Well, you won't be seeing me on "the PGA Tour" any time soon!!! This is frighteningly close to what happened on every tee shot My pride is hurt today .... tomorrow it will be those muscles I rarely use
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    The fact that you are addressing the issue and looking for answers is a great start. Anger has its time and place, but carrying too much of it around is bad news. I sincerely hope you find what you're looking for...good luck. I had never heard of the 7-4-7 method before. So I guess there are people who do seven rep sets...bunch of freakin' weirdos.
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    Dear Miss Rosemary, That's sage and thymely advice. Love, Salt and Pepper
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