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quitting smoking Ashley Zernell Due March 24 (girl); Delaware 233 posts
21st Jan '13

I need some type of helpful hints and tips to quit smoking..I know its late in my pregnancy but I have finally realized my mistakes and I figured it would be better late than never..ive tried to quit and it just doesn't happen for me..i am now currently trying to cut down to about 5 a day until i can eventually just be smoke free..so anyone with helpful tips or anything would be appreciated

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
21st Jan '13

I never managed to quit with my first, I think I had the wrong attitude towards it, perhaps because I was young, I managed to quit for a couple of months then started again (1 or 2 a day) after that.
I felt really guilty.



Soooo...with my second when i was a little older I managed to stop as soon as i got the positive test result. Just take it one day at a time, have a drink of water every time you fancy a smoke, go for a walk, something to take your mind off it.



Thats what I did and me and my DH have been smoke free for 2 years in march!



Good luck.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
21st Jan '13

I'm not of much help because I didn't stop smoking until the day I delivered my son but I was able to quit fully with no problems after smoking for 5 years.(a pack or more a day) I did so by telling myself I was not going to smoke around my baby at all.

Ashley Zernell Due March 24 (girl); Delaware 233 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" I never managed to quit with my first, I think I had the wrong attitude towards it, perhaps because I ... [snip!] ... something to take your mind off it. Thats what I did and me and my DH have been smoke free for 2 years in march! Good luck."</blockquote>




thanks, thats kind of how I feel sometimes too..and just the stress of every day life for me just doesn't make quitting any easier..but im gonna try what you suggested and hopefully i will have a success story to share in about a year or so

Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6899 posts
21st Jan '13

i just stopped with my first.
with my last pregnancy i stopped later on.



i now smoke again. but every time i have stopped smoking.. i just stopped smoking. woke up and decided that was the day i stopped. the longest time i have not smoking was a month away from two years.

Ashley Zernell Due March 24 (girl); Delaware 233 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" I'm not of much help because I didn't stop smoking until the day I delivered my son but I was able to ... [snip!] ... after smoking for 5 years.(a pack or more a day) I did so by telling myself I was not going to smoke around my baby at all."</blockquote>




I refuse to smoke around my daughter and if other people who smoke cant respect that then they won't need to be around her either..but its now to the point we don't smoke in the house so I think that is gonna help cut back some

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Ashley Zernell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" I never managed to quit with my first, ... [snip!] ... any easier..but im gonna try what you suggested and hopefully i will have a success story to share in about a year or so"

I hope you suceed!



What i found helped as well was that i never had that 'last smoke' I just stopped.
Also the price here for them are extortionate!

Ashley Zernell Due March 24 (girl); Delaware 233 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" I hope you suceed! What i found helped as well was that i never had that 'last smoke' I just stopped. ... [snip!] ... stopped. Also the price here for them are extortionate!

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Ashley Zernell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" I hope you suceed! What i found helped ... [snip!] ... damn they are expensive..the price alone would make me stop..here they are 5.70 which to me is still pretty expensive"


Yep! Very. They have more than doubled in the 6 years since me and my husband got together, disgraceful but i guess if it helps a few more people quit then its all right.
But whats happening now is people are buying fake cigs from abroad which have all sorts of chemicals in, even worse than a normal legit cig.
So that cant be good for them really....

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
21st Jan '13

It is all about frame of mind. If you are determined to do it, then you will! When I quit I set a date and then cut back accordingly, that is until I bought a pack if cigs during my quitting and then I said this is the last pack I'm ever going to buy. That stuck and by the time I was on the last one I was like "why on earth am I even doing this to myself?!" My advice, JUST DO IT! =) It has been almost 2 years now since I quit and I am so glad I did, but I will tell you cravings still haven't completely stopped. Just something you have to get used to dealing with for a while! Good luck!

Ashley Zernell Due March 24 (girl); Delaware 233 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" Yep! Very. They have more than doubled in the 6 years since me and my husband got together, disgraceful ... [snip!] ... from abroad which have all sorts of chemicals in, even worse than a normal legit cig. So that cant be good for them really...."</blockquote>




yeah i tried one of the electroic cigarettes and it worked for a while but i got sick of it and just started buying regular cigarettes again..

Ashley Zernell Due March 24 (girl); Delaware 233 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:</b>" It is all about frame of mind. If you are determined to do it, then you will! When I quit I set a date ... [snip!] ... tell you cravings still haven't completely stopped. Just something you have to get used to dealing with for a while! Good luck!"</blockquote>




im gonna try..i have had so many complications during this pregnancy it is ridiculous and i know part of the reason is because i smoke so I need to get off my high horse and do what I have to do..no matter how irritated and miserable i get

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Ashley Zernell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" Yep! Very. They have more than doubled ... [snip!] ... of the electroic cigarettes and it worked for a while but i got sick of it and just started buying regular cigarettes again.."


Yeah they seem quite popular at the minute.
I have a really stressful and it actually crossed my mind to get one lmao to stop me from relapsing!

Ashley Zernell Due March 24 (girl); Delaware 233 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" Yeah they seem quite popular at the minute. I have a really stressful and it actually crossed my mind to get one lmao to stop me from relapsing! "</blockquote>




they do work if you have the will power? sorry i didnt read up on your profile but are you currently pregnant?

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Ashley Zernell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" Yeah they seem quite popular at the minute. ... [snip!] ... they do work if you have the will power? sorry i didnt read up on your profile but are you currently pregnant?"


No im not pregnant, not as far as i know anyway lol.