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5/28/13 8:05 P

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Good for you!

Edited by: MICHELE142 at: 5/28/2013 (20:05)
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5/28/13 1:30 P

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I had patches, gum and anti-anxiety medication all prescribed to me by my doctor who was serious about helping me out. The anti-anxiety medication made me itch, so I had to stop taking it. Tried the gum, it tasted so weird. Then I tried the patch, which helped for the first few days but then it felt just like the same symptoms I have gone through before when I quit for 9 months cold turkey. So I took it off and just quit cold turkey. I am one of those people where I just need to cut myself off in order to quit. 26 days a non smoker today!

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5/5/13 10:33 P

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I used the patch years ago for about 4 months, did fine without it for just one month. After the death of my Dad.....I went back. At the time just could not cope without not smoking. Tried again after several years and Spark an made it. Its been over a year now with my quit! This time did not use the patch.

Edited by: MICHELE142 at: 5/5/2013 (22:34)
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I am interested to hear from people who successfully used the patch- When did you know you didn't "need" it anymore?


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4/13/13 12:41 P

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May I ask; are you still using the patch? I found when I was using the patch that when the outside stress would hit - it was to easy to just remove the patch and smoke. Therefore I went to just decreasing one cig. a day until I was completely done. ( a week at a time)

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4/11/13 12:58 P

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I use the patch. I have been quitting since March 9th. Due to lack of control and stress, I have smoked 4 during that time. I still feel very good about it. I didn't smoke while wearing the patch. I just didn't put it on yet. Bad mistake. I wont go out of my room now without putting one on for a long time.

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11/13/12 12:01 P

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This thread is very useful. I am trying to decide what quit aid to use. Cold turkey is an option but I remember it being very very hard. Chantix was great for a month, then I turned really mean and nasty on it and don't want to repeat that.

It sounds like patch, gum and lozenges are all workable options so it may be a price decision between those 3.

Thanks for the info it is very helpful.

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11/1/12 3:39 A

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patches are working, so far.

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8/18/12 10:08 P

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using NRT lozengers..... they work very well and have kept me on a pretty even keel during the quit. Still have some cravings when I see someone else smoking, but it's just one part of their smoking and I can make it past that simply by not watching them smoke.

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7/13/12 11:26 A

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I quit taking the Chantix after 48 days instead of taking the full 3 months. I was only taking 1/2 dose and would forget to take it so I thought I would try this journey with out it. I stopped taking Chantix 27 days ago and I feel good about this. Husband is still smoking but it doesn't seem to effect me. Still have very few occasional cravings but not crazy chew your fingers off cravings. My cravings were situational craving so the Chantix worked great for me. Everyone needs to find the right fix for them, but keep trying until you find the one that works!

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7/11/12 3:18 A

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HI
I use to think, how can a person quit smoking when it's such an important part of your life? In fact it's more than a habit. It's a friend who comforts you when you are lonely or upset. It's a comfort to you in the middle of a cold dark night.

But when it comes to your health and screws you and that time I realized that I should quit smoking.
I really appreciate your post, I will just share you my story of quit smoking,

I gave up smoking last year and that was with the help of Nicorette Gum and its 12 Week Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

My willpower and their Motivational Tips have helped me today to quit smoking and I am very Thankful to them for their support....

I would recommend to all my friends who ever is willing to quit and need some advice Nicorette is the best option. https://www.nicorette.in/nicorette

Thanks and Cheers...

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6/26/12 11:10 A

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BEFIT012, thinking about you, hope your quit day went smoothly.

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emoticon , everyone! I just joined this team last nite. I'm making Monday, the 25th, my 'Quit Day'. No particular reason except I have 2 paks of cigs left & I'm not one to toss them in the trash-too $$--and I sure don't want them hanging around in a drawer!

i quit a couple years ago for 1 month & I was a grouch, according to my 10 yr old. She was happy I quit, tho. Now the commercials on tv on getting a bit graphic & I just figure it's time to try to quit again.

So I expect I'll be here A LOT next week emoticon !

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6/18/12 3:10 P

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Okay folks, this morning I bit the bullet and ordered a Nebula starter kit from Vapor Nine. emoticon

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6/12/12 10:31 A

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I agree, what ever works. I have been on Chantix for a little over a month (43 days) and only take half the dose. But I forget to take it. Last week I forgot 2 days, yesterday I forgot again so I might try to just stop taking it and see what happens. You are supposed to be on it for 3 months full dose but I am thinking if I forget I might not need it. And if I find I need to start up the medicine again I can. Any thoughts?

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6/12/12 4:22 A

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I don't agree with NRT because for me it just added nicotine to my body which I was trying to detox from! I know the physiological effects it has on your body and for me NRT was not an option! It does however, work for others and I think everyone is different and needs to quit in their own way!

BFERRELL...so glad the Chantix is working for you!! emoticon

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6/11/12 2:53 P

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I had problems with the patches because I don't smoke during the day so I think I was getting more nicotine than when I smoked. I agree with the e-cig, not really a good quitting device. It is more for smokers when they can't smoke, in public, airplanes etc. I am 42 day into my smoke free adventure and I am using Chantix, it is working (I take 1/2 the dose). I have the emothional addiction not the nicotine addiction to deal with.

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I have been using the patch for now 20 days. IT'S BEEN GREAT but that's exactly what it is, quit AID!!!

I still have to do the work and tired the e-cig. It just made me want a real cig more then the patches have.

I suggest an approved nicotine replacement not the e-cig sorry. We don't know for sure what's in those things really and any type of smoke in our lungs just ain't healthy at all.

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I am using the lozenges, and they seem to be working fairly well for me. Considering I only had 3 cigarettes yesterday and none at all today... and everyone I know is still alive and well... they are working out nicely.

Becki

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1/18/12 6:12 A

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Great information as I believe more and more people are using the e-cigs!!! Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it! emoticon

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I am on day #8 without a REAL one. I am using Cig2O replacement. www.cig2o.com/home.html It has been much easier than trying without anything. It is an electronic cig that has different mg (24, 18, 8, 0) so it will enable me to wheen myself off completely. I am currently on the 18s and consume much less. A cartridge equals 1 pack and I am using 1 every 2 -3 days. I was a 1 pack a day smoker. My husband was a 3 pack a day and uses probably 1 cartridge a day. We save over half than what we were spending on the REAL thing. We both hope to be completely FREE of all nicotine in 2 months. I have no side effects from the product but I do recommend when when you buy your starter kit, you buy 2 (I think were $15 each) so you can have an extra battery. I go through one battery a day, my husband goes through 2 but he draws on it much harder than I. I have found no need to do that. I hope this info helps someone else as it has helped me.

Changes I have noticed thus far: my sense of smell has started coming back. So ashamed of my house. i will be doing a thorough wash down of my walls, carpets, etc.

BTW: I have tried other brands of the electronic cig which were very harsh and burned my throat. The one I am currently using is very SMOOTH.

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1/8/12 7:16 A

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Lets talk about what we used if anything to assist in our quits. What worked, what didn't and what tips we may have for each other!!! emoticon

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