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I've been cigarette free for a month. I want one right now, but mostly the cravings are non-existent. I was super surprised by the fact that I've had little cravings. I have a vape to take care of the oral fixation and I think that is mostly what got me addicted to be honest. Haha. I know that vapes can also cause cancer but at least it doesn't have rocket fuel, rat poison, or insecticides in it!
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Congrats! This just made me smile I don't smoke but I have lived with smokers.
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Congratulations on one month cigarette free. It is the best decision you could ever make, hands down. I quit smoking after 35 years in 2015. It was cold turkey and i was tired of being an addict. It's important to be prepared for sudden urges that may come out of the blue or due to some trigger. I still get them weirdly. The main thing is to remember that it is never 'just one cigarette' and that having a cigarette does not solve any problem, and the urges will pass. They really do pass.
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tecomsin - thank you! I can't imagine going cold turkey. I have nicotine patches, some stuff that lowers cravings, and my vape. If I would have smoked that long, I probably would have just gone along with it for the rest of my life. But I'm only 25 and was smoking for only about 5.5 years. It was easier for me, I believe, because I hadn't smoked for long.

Part of what motivated me to quit smoking is that my uncle recently passed away of cancer and a burst aortic aneurysm. I don't want to go through that stuff in the future due to a behavior that I can change.
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tecomsin - thank you! I can't imagine going cold turkey. I have nicotine patches, some stuff that lowers cravings, and my vape. If I would have smoked that long, I probably would have just gone along with it for the rest of my life. But I'm only 25 and was smoking for only about 5.5 years. It was easier for me, I believe, because I hadn't smoked for long.

Part of what motivated me to quit smoking is that my uncle recently passed away of cancer and a burst aortic aneurysm. I don't want to go through that stuff in the future due to a behavior that I can change.


Congrats. You're not getting cravings because you are using nicotine patches. I quit using the patches after 4 months because they were expensive, were disturbing my sleep with crazy dreams, and made me feel kind of sick. Then the "real" quit began. Without the nicotine I had severe panic attacks and had to use guided meditation tapes etc. Thankfully it finally subsided where now I just have generalized anxiety. (Which seems to be my norm as I quit smoking three years ago.)

I don't know what you're vaping. Doesn't sound like you are vaping nicotine since you're using the patches. I never vaped when I quit because..well, sorry to say, vaping is not good for the lungs. But you are on your way. There is absolutely no doubt that smoking cigarettes reduces life by quality and years. You are on the right track and if you are scared about smoking, well, that's intelligent. Also...smoking is a disgusting filthy habit. Be strong!
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Eventually you have to give up the nicotine patches as nicotine is a poison and you just can't use the patches forever without bad side effects.
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One month, wow, big grats to you. That's a super long time. Keep going, you're going to make it. You are making it!
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Congrats. You're not getting cravings because you are using nicotine patches. I quit using the patches after 4 months because they were expensive, were disturbing my sleep with crazy dreams, and made me feel kind of sick. Then the "real" quit began. Without the nicotine I had severe panic attacks and had to use guided meditation tapes etc. Thankfully it finally subsided where now I just have generalized anxiety. (Which seems to be my norm as I quit smoking three years ago.)

I don't know what you're vaping. Doesn't sound like you are vaping nicotine since you're using the patches. I never vaped when I quit because..well, sorry to say, vaping is not good for the lungs. But you are on your way. There is absolutely no doubt that smoking cigarettes reduces life by quality and years. You are on the right track and if you are scared about smoking, well, that's intelligent. Also...smoking is a disgusting filthy habit. Be strong!


I plan to quit smoking the vape pretty soon. I know that it is bad just like the cigarettes. I just wasn't quite ready to quit with the smoke just yet. I felt cool! I know that I shouldn't have done that just to feel cool, but my sister and I kind of bonded over cigarettes. She and I clash quite a bit because she is like everything that is what I don't like about our generation. We lived together for a while, and this is still a way in which I feel like she and I are reaching for each other. That sounds cheesy, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

She doesn't want to do things that better herself so I decided to start smoking just flavored liquids without the nicotine for a while. It's been hard for me but it's a perfect time for me to do it as right now I'm unemployed. (It's terrible being unemployed, I know, but I just lost my job about a month ago. I'm never going to have another good job again!)





Anyway thanks all who are supportive and congratulatory!
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Congrats, I am at 6 months.
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Hey Twisty,

I want to say that every day you don't smoke a cigarette counts. You are doing great. Not everyone quits cold turkey and there are advantages and disadvantages to each method. Whatever you do, never take another puff of a cigarette again. Not one puff ever! That is the only way to stay quit and keep your beautiful quit going.
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