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Best ways to support someone quitting smoking (and what not to do)

You are someone who has successfully quit smoking for good after many failed attempts. What did your loved ones do that really helped you? What did people do that was really annoying and no help at all? [more inside]
posted by Dorothea_in_Rome on Mar 9, 2016 - 18 answers

How to I stop or maintain weight gain after quitting smoking?

I quit smoking about a month ago after 10 years of consistently smoking half a pack a day (YAY!). I have been diligent in NOT changing my diet or exercise during this process as I need to focus on one goal at a time. One of my biggest struggles with quitting is fear of weight gain, and it is happening. I would like to stave off some of that effect. I need advice from other people who have gone through quitting either smoking or other serious addiction and how they mentally coped with weight gain or physical changes and in general what can work to get back to your previous weight or accept the extra pounds. More details below the cut. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Apr 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Tips for quitting smoking - for the partner!

My girlfriend has given up smoking. Its been less than 12 hours and she's ready to rip my throat out. [more inside]
posted by Gabriel ricci on Jan 2, 2015 - 31 answers

"Sobriety" Coins/Chips/Medallions For an Ex-Smoker?

After several decades of sucking up carcinogenic fumes, Mr. Thumbscrews quit smoking... yay! I'd like to present him with the smokers' equivalent of AA sobriety "chips" on his various "___ months without a cig" dates. My Google-fu is failing to produce anything. Any ideas, Hive? The ideal medallion would be cheap-ish, possibly funny, and definitely non-hokey (no soaring eagles or serenity prayers). Thanks!
posted by julthumbscrew on Jun 10, 2014 - 9 answers

e-cigarettes for dummies

I'm thinking of going down the e-cigarette route, but I've got a few questions I'm not sure about, in brief: 1) Is there any research out there on their effects on your health? I get that it's early days, and they've got to better than smoking, but are there side effects/dangers that I should be aware of? 2) Is there much difference between a cheap one I can buy at the supermarket, compared to an expensive one I buy on the internet? 3) What have your experiences been like with them? Is it difficult to make the jump from normal cigarettes? [more inside]
posted by Ned G on Jan 16, 2014 - 14 answers

I quit smoking, but he didn't

I quit smoking about a month ago. My boyfriend wants to quit smoking, but hasn't. He's cut down quite a bit (he hasn't been smoking in the evenings), but he still smokes during the day. I know it's not easy, I thought about quitting for a long time before it actually happened, but I just feel so upset now whenever I see him light up, or if I smell smoke on him. I feel like a hypocrite! How can I get a grip on how I react and how I feel? [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Nov 11, 2013 - 11 answers

Quit smoking, can't sing

Why did my singing voice get worse when I quit smoking? How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Oct 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Inspire me to quit smoking.

How did you (or someone you know of) beat smoking with clean living? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 4, 2012 - 22 answers

My boyfriend is quitting cigarettes. How do I stop wanting to kill him?

I love my dear boyfriend but he can be trying at the best of times - his last cigarette was 5 days ago. How do I deal with the irritable ass he has become and please tell me that this is temporary. [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Jul 20, 2012 - 20 answers

Some practical questions about quitting smoking.

Need some advice and strategies for quitting smoking, with a couple of other specific practical questions (including how to manage it as a couple). [more inside]
posted by mireille on May 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me come up with a quitting-smoking Plan B

So I kind of made up my mind a few days ago to quit smoking via the Wellbutrin/Zyban method. But now I can't get a Doctor's appointment until Feb 8 and I'm already losing my resolve! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Moment of resolve

Did you quit a bad or unhealthy behavior? How did you do this? My grandfather smoked for years and then one day he just stopped. I hear about some people who have been terrible drunks and one day just quit - and never had another drink. How do they do this? Is it after the last drink or before the next one? Is there a moment when you just say "I'm not doing this anymore" and that's it? [more inside]
posted by mokeydraws on Aug 11, 2011 - 44 answers

How can I best help my boyfriend quit smoking?

How can I best help my boyfriend quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Apr 29, 2011 - 38 answers

Does Allen Carr's method quit smoking method really work?

Looking for thoughts on Allen Carr's "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking"? Does it really work? [more inside]
posted by ktpetals on Mar 4, 2011 - 21 answers

What does it feel like to quit smoking?

What does it feel like to quit, or try to quit, smoking? [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Sep 24, 2010 - 54 answers

Help me quit smoking!

Help me quit smoking! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 31, 2010 - 29 answers

Hard Habit to Break

Do you have any suggestions for wanting to want to quit smoking? And what's the latest and greatest in smoking cessation these days anyway? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Jul 3, 2010 - 39 answers

No Smoke, No Sleep

Do you have any good methods for "hacking" nicotine-reduction insomnia? I'm quitting smoking, and I can successfully handle the withdrawal during the day using meditation, exercise and willpower. However, when it's time to sleep, I just don't get sleepy or tired unless I have a cigarette. [more inside]
posted by krilli on Jun 15, 2010 - 5 answers

I tried the nicotine gum, too, but found it hard to light.

Can I cut my nicotine patch in half and receive half the dose? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Kisses are nicer when they don't taste like Camels

How can I let my new guy know I don't like him smoking without turning into an unpleasant nag? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 31 answers

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

So I quit smoking ... [more inside]
posted by CoinOp on Aug 2, 2009 - 9 answers

minty fresh

I am trying to quit smoking. I have never been a heavy smoker, but maybe most a half pack, at least 2 per day over a sporatic 10 years (year off here and there). During the day I'm cutting down by using only one or two those 2MG low dosage suckers from over-the-counter... but at night (so far, haven't been doing this long) I have had a few cigarettes. Am I killing myself? You are not my doctor, I know.
posted by eatdonuts on Jun 25, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I get stale cigarette smoke out of my apartment?

How do I get stale cigarette smoke out of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Feb 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for hypnotist/smoking help

Quit smoking filter: Can anyone recommend a hypnotist in the DC metro area to quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by gogomickey on Nov 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Quitting Smokes while living with a smoking partner

Another quitting smoking question - has anyone made it while living with a smoking partner? [more inside]
posted by rainbaby on Sep 19, 2008 - 22 answers

What should I know going into a conversation about nicotine addiction?

I am seeing my doctor tomorrow about quitting smoking. I have tried quitting so many times I can no longer keep count. But nicotine has this tremendous hold on me. I have smoked for almost four years and would like to see my 29th birthday as a turning point. What questions should I be asking my doctor and what questions should I be prepared to answer?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 25, 2008 - 23 answers

Women's health question

Ever since I quit smoking, I've ceased to get my period. [more inside]
posted by prior on Apr 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me quit smoking.

I need help to quit smoking, once and for all. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 22, 2008 - 43 answers

I need help

I now have a week before I start work and I am really, really desperate to quit smoking once and for all. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jan 25, 2008 - 32 answers

32 days without a smoke. Now what?

I haven't smoked in over a month. How can I inspire myself to extend that indefinitely? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Dec 23, 2007 - 34 answers

Can I ask my doc to remove a Dx from my chart?

Is it reasonable or necessary for me to ask my doctor to remove the recent "Tobacco Use Disorder" diagnosis as a "current health condition" from my medical record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2007 - 11 answers

I'm Bipolar and I Want to Stop Smoking. Any Ideas?

WhineFilter: I'm bipolar and I am having a very hard time quitting smoking. Does anyone have any ideas that I haven't tried yet? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed on Sep 16, 2006 - 14 answers

I hate cigarettes

Quitting smoking makes me hate the world. How do I get over that? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Aug 5, 2006 - 34 answers

Ever since I quit smoking, my digestion's gone to hell. WTF?

Ever since I quit smoking, my digestion's gone to hell. WTF? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Now that I've quit smoking...

I guess this is something of a follow-up to my last question: I haven't had a cigarette in about 7 days. Nor have I ingested nicotine from any other source. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Oct 25, 2005 - 21 answers

Quitting Smoking

Has anyone here ever been hypnotized in order to quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Oct 16, 2005 - 26 answers

How can I WANT to quit smoking?

I know that I should quit smoking but I don't really want to. The thing is, I want to want to quit. Does anyone know of something that might make me really, really want to give up cigarettes? [more inside]
posted by bunglin jones on Jun 23, 2005 - 50 answers

Quitting Smoking

quitting smoking -> my favorite girl is ready to try to quit, and we are wondering if the nice people here have any tips, suggestions, fool proof methods ...?
posted by specialk420 on Oct 19, 2004 - 29 answers

Quit Smoking - Now What?

BodilyFunctionFilter: Five weeks smoke free - huzzah! - however, I am worried that I am not hacking up any lung hommous from 8+ years of a reasonably rastafarian rock n roll lifestyle. I am breathing great, but i *know* there should be stuff coming out ... is my worry justifed?
posted by elphTeq on Jun 6, 2004 - 26 answers

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