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5/8/11 4:11 P

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Hi Tamara. You are facing one of the most difficult situations indeed. Yet if you have luck you'll be able to quit like many others had. Sorry I cannot give you any wonder recipee but in my experience it's only up to your strong WILL and even just STUBBORNNESS... As far as I know electronic cigarrettes may be of help - give them a try. I wish you success.

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5/2/11 8:42 P

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Far as quitting smoking while living with a can only do it for yourself. NOT easy living with someone who smokes. BUT your spouse needs to stop TOO... maybe that is how to approach it, you BOTH want to get healthy....lets do this together.....

I DON'T HAVE TO LIST HERE, the HEALTH issues you both deal with being smokers....but EARLY DEATH is a big one!

Good luck!

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"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."

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5/2/11 5:11 P

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I'm 31 and have high blood pressure and my spouse does not, but we both smoke. A pack of cigarettes lasts me about 2-3 days (depending on what's going on), but my spouse smokes about a pack (if not more) a day. Does anyone have any advice about how I can quit smoking while living with a smoker?

I don't want to "force" my spouse to quit. This is a change that I have to make for myself and my health. The doctor is constantly telling me that if I quit and lost at least 30 lbs I could probably go off meds completely. I know all the risks, it's just so hard when you're used to lighting up after meals, while driving, when you're stressed etc.

Has anyone tried those electronic cigarettes?

Thanks for the help!

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. - Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can. - Author Unknown

If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart. - Buddha

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