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    Quit Smoking for World No Tobacco Day, May 31?

    Asked by GGP on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Quit Smoking for World No Tobacco Day, May 31?

    Are any of you going to try to hang up the cigs on this day? If so how? My Mother In Law seriously needs to quit, has tried several times but has no will power whatsoever. She is in bad health and just like anyone else, really needs to quit.
    How have you quit or what will you do to try to quit?

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    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Never smoked, but I could apply this to my (former) drinking. I LOVED wine--too much. Alcoholism runs in our family, it can contribute to breast cancer; in fact, my alcoholic aunt died of b/c. My doctor advised me to quit and believe me, I didn't want to--but I quit that night. For a while, I would drink non alcoholic wine--which tastes rather "vinegary"--but after a while, I was able to go without that, too. I think what helped me was my doctor's concern and my (here comes Dr. Phil!) willingness to admit I had a problem. That was almost 3 years ago and I've had no regrets w/my decision. It also helped to know that I was making a big change that would help my body in the long run. Good luck, Greg.

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Thanks YD, my inlaw needs to quit. She almost did a few years ago. She had to be in the hospital for almost a month. Wasn't smoking, but then went to a rehab center to learn to do a few things again, physical therapy, and the crazy nurses there, were taking her outside to smoke! She would have been quit I believe if not for that. Anyway, it's a struggle I know.
      I'm glad you were able to quit your demons too, Mine was milky way candy bars a few years ago. I had been eating everything I could see to gain weight. I found I LOVED milky ways. So one for desert at lunch everyday, an extra to eat on the way home, then my wife will have a bowl of bite size for me. I had a hard time quitting that, so I know it's hard to quit smoking.

      over 3 years ago
    • little_fut's Avatar

      I quit using the E-Cig it was fun and tasted terrible after a while. I did use 2 refills and took about 35 days...but while i still want one (especially after chemo...who knows why)...for the most part i just think about it once in a while. I have been free for almost 5 months now...good luck.

      over 3 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      My oldest sister, Coni, died three years from lung cancer. She never stopped smoking even when she was on the oxygen--yes, she disconnected herself before going to her front porch to smoke. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make her drink is how we dealt with Coni.

      over 3 years ago
    • ddkk3's Avatar

      I've never smoked but my father has been smoking since before I was born! He has wanted to quit for a while but what finally got to him was me telling him that all I wanted for my birthday was for him to quit smoking.

      He recently bought an ecig (electronic cigarette - many malls have kiosks which sell them now) and has been able to quit the actual cigarettes in favor of these. Now, can I say that they are safe? Not really. I still believe we don't really know that much about them yet. I mean, commercial cigarettes similar to those which are in use today were created in the 1800s and yet we didn't realize they were harmful and caused cancer until about 1964.

      That being said, I'm skeptical of ecigs but I've heard of many people having success with them so I'm not complaining much. It's kind of a double-edged sword until he's no longer using any nicotine or tobacco substance.

      I wish your mother in law (and anyone else out there) the best of luck in trying to quit this evil habit.

      over 3 years ago

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