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    I quit when after I found out I was pregnant and it was very easy because the smell of a cigarette made me puke! That was June 2001. This july 2002 My "friend" was smoking behind her husbands back. She asked me to hold her cig while she ran in the house. I immediatly thought "one draw wont hurt" so I puffed away and have returned to my pack a day habit. I want to quit again, desperatly. I have stopped buying them, but because I take care of my dad (a 2pack/day smoker) I find myself bumming from him constantly. Its awful and I want to stop NOW. I was so glad that I found this board..I really need some support. Thanks for listening.

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    First of all, it's not going to be easy for you to quit if you are inhaling second hand smoke all the time. There's enough nicotine there to be a real problem for you --- but it can be done I do suggest you try one of the meds to help you get away from the cigarettes.

    And just to boost your desire to quit, think about things like the fact that cigarettes cause lung cancer, bladder cancer, and (rarely mentioned) macular degeneration is much more common in smokers and does cause blindness.

    I quit smoking many years ago. It wasn't easy, but I am not even tempted to smoke and haven't been for a long time.

    Sending an encouraging hug,
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    • #3
      Missie, I wish you the best of luck in your struggle. I know how hard it is. I have been a non-smoker for a year now. Just celebrated and bought something nice for myself. But, my hubby smokes. So that made it even more difficult. we do have 2 children so,I asked him to smoke outside. And he does even now. The first 24 hours were the hardest for me, I physically shook and was having horrible withdrawals. BUT opnce I made it past that, I was too stubborn to turn back. And I made it day by day. I also rewarded myself by buying myself something nice with the money I was saving. In the beginning, that would have been something as simple as a new nail polish or something. But small steps is the point. There are many meds available. One friend of mine had success with the nicotrol inhalers. But I think you just have to make up your mind and be determined to quit, also have a support system set up so that you have someone to talk to when it gets hard for you. And We are here for you. Good luck hon! I wish it was as easy to quit as it was to start smoking. Hugs, ICNNINA <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />