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Old 06-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Just quit smoking

So it's been over 24 hours since my last cigarette and no cravings. I know a lot of smokers might be like just wait, but I have a feeling this is the time. Because well this time I have help. I've been taking Chantrix (and the dreams are incredible haha). Now its not the miracle drug ive heard it to be, but its finally starting to work. Everyone I know that has taken it before me has been able to quit after a week or so of taking it. I just started my week 4 pack. But the previous 2 weeks Ive only been smoking 1-3 cigs a day, with the first week, progresively dropped from 1-1.5 packs a day. Even then those other smoke I had were when I was around other smokers and/or drinking.

And now its time to get all this tar out of my lungs. Today ive still periodically coughing up black stuff. I think the Chantrix is helping with that too. When I did smoke I would alway have 1 or 2 coughs right after waking up that got a bumch of tar out but that was it. And even when I was smoking and taking it, I would periodically get some out. Gross I know, bur better than it staying in there.

So here to hoping no mas!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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I quit cold turkey a little over a year ago, the first week was tough but it got easier. The habits of smoking after a meal or break time at work were tough as well, I would get up and go outside and then realize I didn't smoke anymore. Good luck to you, I know it's hard but be strong and you'll be able to quit.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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You can do it. I quit 21 months and about $4,000 ago - it adds up that fast! You will feel better. Stick with it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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Good job! Good luck and stick to it
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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Keep up the good work. Not a smoker but my wife was. She used the Chantix as well. She was not fond of the dreams but she toughed it out. Been a year for her and she's happy. You can do it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the support.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:07 AM   #9
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Btw the car has never been smoked in... but I guess ill have to get a new truck
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:09 AM   #10
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:22 AM   #11
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:49 AM   #12
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Good job keep it up!!! I stopped cold turkey in 1998 and I was a two pack a day smoker. Just got to the point they did not taste good anymore.
Living in New Jersey and smoking just a pack a day at $8.00 each makes me happy I quit when they cost $2.00, We will find something else to spend thousands of dollars on..
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:03 AM   #13
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Good job. Hope it holds out better for you than it did with me drinking.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:05 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=Terryble;6663430]
And now its time to get all this tar out of my lungs. Today ive still periodically coughing up black stuff. I think the Chantrix is helping with that too. When I did smoke I would alway have 1 or 2 coughs right after waking up that got a bumch of tar out but that was it. And even when I was smoking and taking it, I would periodically get some out. Gross I know, bur better than it staying in there.

From what I've read it takes Half the Time you smoked to clear your lungs (get them nice and pink again). So if you've smoked for ten years, it will take Five Years, smoking for 20 years, 10 years etc...
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:40 AM   #15
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Good for you, its a big step and you can kick the habit for good.

I quit back in 1990, wasnt a heavy smoker but..still wasnt easy.

Like some one else said the money you wont be spending adds up fast ~
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:13 AM   #16
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Like some one else said the money you wont be spending adds up fast ~
And why spend your hard earned money to get CANCER. Not exactly rocket science, plus the fact of being a drug addict, nicotine is a drug, way better off with the extra cash in your pocket and being drug free!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:56 AM   #17
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Good luck. Most addictive drug man uses today, kills over 500,000 a year in the US alone (all illegal drugs kill a fraction, around 20k per year according to the CDC). We see lawmakers go crazy when a nut case shoots some people and want to ban all guns, but the most deadly killer is accepted.

Congrats and stay tuff. I watched my Father-in-law die a slow death over 3 years from smoking and the heartache to all, and my kids not knowing this wonderful man haunts me to this day.

The smokeless ones I think are the best bet to date as they deliver the drug each is addicted to and not the killing byproducts.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #18
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Chantrix works great! I would like to take it again just for the dreams lol.

I really enjoyed smoking but it is not worth it.

I had open heart surgery at 43... Trust me, you don't want that...

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:16 AM   #19
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whatever you do, take the full dose of chantix! I thought i could stop taking it and be fine. That was wrong.

good luck and you got this!
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #20
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Good job keep it up!!! I stopped cold turkey in 1998 and I was a two pack a day smoker. Just got to the point they did not taste good anymore.
Living in New Jersey and smoking just a pack a day at $8.00 each makes me happy I quit when they cost $2.00, We will find something else to spend thousands of dollars on..
Good luck to you !!!
The worst part is, I have really enjoyed smoking f9r a couple of years now. But evwrytime I would stop and then give into a craving I would like it for that 1 cigarette. And then I was back at it for a couple of months. Plus, even non smokers have a general idea of how bad the addiction is from hearing people talk, and even the ones that dont really care dont want to deal with the agitated person. So I used it as an excuse to take breaks all the time, negatively affecting m6 performance at work. Sure its something my boss "learned to deal with," but that doesnt make it right.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #21
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The smokeless ones I think are the best bet to date as they deliver the drug each is addicted to and not the killing byproducts.
I used these (3 different brands for about 8 months and really liked them. But I tried it when they first came out before they started growing in popularity, so you couldn't find them in hardly any stores. So when I would forget them at home, or my battery would die, I felt like I had to go buy a pack of smokes. They were a crutch and eventually just reverted back.

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Chantrix works great! I would like to take it again just for the dreams
Unforunately I dont like waking up very much it might get me ib trouble haha. So I plan only tqking it as long as I have to. Plus its too expensive just for some sick dreams.

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whatever you do, take the full dose of chantix! I thought i could stop taking it and be fine. That was wrong.

Again, thanks for all the support. Really solidifies the feeling that I can do. I originally posted because I felt this was the time and just wanted to share. And after all the resonses, im glad I did. Because 8f the cravings come back, I cant give in. If for no other reason you guys.

good luck and you got this!
Everyone I knew stopped after a month and it worked for them, but then again they didnt care for the dreams and 1 had really bad nightmares. But since it took me longer to kick the habit even while taking it, I plan on at least using up my scipt, which is another month. The documentation that came with said a year, so I might try and get one more even.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #22
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I know it's tough and the best of luck. Not a smoker but kicked the Skoal nasty stuff in 2001. It can be really a long road but please stick with it!
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #23
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It's tough to break any habit - good luck and stay strong and sing along.... "i just want to celebrate..."
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #24
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So give us a little background. How did this addiction evolve in your case? What advice do you give for the younger members on the board so they don't make the same mistake?
Well for me it was the nicotine buzz. I had my first when I was probaly about 14. Sneaking smokes from my mom periodically, 1 or 2 every c I uple of weeks / months. When I was 16 I went on vacation without her and had a friend buying me a pack for the trip. 1 pack lasted the week. That was the incident that made me practially a daily smoker, but I wasnt quite hooked yet. When I would get to the point where the buzz wouldnt come, id put them down for a month. Im not sure when I started to "enjoy the flavor" but it was sometime in college, and thats when I was stuck. Fron there it went fron a 1-2 snokes a day, do 5, to half a pack to a pack. For me, I thought I would always be able to put them down. I was wrong.

The best advice I have is don't touch them. They are becoming less and less popular. Society is finding them less and less attractive. Its not worth it. Dont even try it. Its not cool, its not s3xy. No one wants to kiss an ashtray.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #25
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Uh, well its been years, but no
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