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!
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]
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]
Why did my singing voice get worse when I quit smoking? How can I fix it? [more inside]
How did you (or someone you know of) beat smoking with clean living? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
How can I best help my boyfriend quit smoking? [more inside]
Looking for thoughts on Allen Carr's "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking"? Does it really work? [more inside]
What does it feel like to quit, or try to quit, smoking? [more inside]
Help me quit smoking! [more inside]
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]
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]
Can I cut my nicotine patch in half and receive half the dose? [more inside]
How can I let my new guy know I don't like him smoking without turning into an unpleasant nag? [more inside]
So I quit smoking ... [more inside]
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.
How do I get stale cigarette smoke out of my apartment? [more inside]
Quit smoking filter: Can anyone recommend a hypnotist in the DC metro area to quit smoking? [more inside]
Another quitting smoking question - has anyone made it while living with a smoking partner? [more inside]
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?
Ever since I quit smoking, I've ceased to get my period. [more inside]
I need help to quit smoking, once and for all. [more inside]
I now have a week before I start work and I am really, really desperate to quit smoking once and for all. [more inside]
I haven't smoked in over a month. How can I inspire myself to extend that indefinitely? [more inside]
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]
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]
Quitting smoking makes me hate the world. How do I get over that? [more inside]
Ever since I quit smoking, my digestion's gone to hell. WTF? [more inside]
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]
Has anyone here ever been hypnotized in order to quit smoking? [more inside]
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]
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 ...?
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?