Originally Posted by MNJULZ
Hi Snake Lady - I think and hope and pray my start date will be May 2nd. The more I think about it the more scared I get. I got my free patches from the State of MN and thought I'd try lozenges. I know people that have had success with those. Has anyone heard of orange juice and cream of tarter for flushing your system of nicotine?
I will be trying to quit with you tomorrow. I have the patch as well, and the lozenges. I have the lowest strength of the lozenges but found that it made me all jittery and just felt yucky....so I'll be using the patch.
I use the step 2 patch and have found it works well for me. I smoked while using it (not recommended) and I KNOW the cigarettes I had were not because I needed it, but out of boredom or because they were there.
I have not heard of cream of tarter, but have heard of OJ (something about the citrus helps) and cranberry juice (antioxident) for flushing the nicotine out. Drinking lots of water helps too.
Originally Posted by GrooveRite
Thats the best thing you can do for yourself. Try to build up that unpleasant/disgusted feeling for smoking! I tried quitting countless times before I actually did but the difference between them was that I actually HATED it by the last time. It really helps detesting the way your breath smells, tastes, feels after smoking one. I started hating it so much at the end, I would only smoke half a cig. Did that for the last 6 months. The only time I couldn't hate really was that after meal cig (smoked the whole cig, lol), but by then, the overwhelming disgust for cigs helped me tremendously in quitting. I hope you can do something similar that helps you accomplish your goal! Stay strong and don't give up!
Exactly!!!!!!!!! I think I am at that point.... I'm not getting anything out of smoking....no calming, no anything really. I think I'm finally just tired of smoking. The crap taste in my mouth, sometimes the smell will bother me but its mainly the taste in my mouth. Yuck.
As well, I want to be healthier. I have enough health issues as it is, the issues I cannot do anything about....but there's 2 that I CAN change. Smoking and weight loss. Quitting smoking and losing weight, I think will help my normal health issues.
Originally Posted by Yosemite
Chris, you are doing well my friend. Keep it up.
Hubby and I are still non-smokers and it gets better every day. We rarely even think about them anymore but do still every once in awhile. Fortunately it's just a thought and not much of a craving.
to all of you who are trying still or have quit.
I know I swore I was gonna quit on the 7th, but I just couldn't...with everything that happened, had I quit I don't think it would have been a forever quit. Now I do....and that's what I want.
I KNOW that once I quit, I cannot ever have a cigarette again in my life. I learned that one already. It's what got me smoking after a 2yr cold turkey quit... I thought I could have just one.... doesn't work that way.
to all the quitters, cutter downers, reformed smokers, etc. May you all continue on your healthy path.