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]
My girlfriend has given up smoking. Its been less than 12 hours and she's ready to rip my throat out. [more inside]
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?