Posted By: shannelyssa
break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 12/17/04 06:58 AM
Benefits of Quitting Smoking
ï¿½ Quitting smoking any time will make life not only better, but also longer.
ï¿½ If you are pregnant, quitting smoking will improve your chances of having a healthy baby.
ï¿½ Infants and young children are at special risk and could suffer permanent damage due to cigarette side-stream smoke.
ï¿½ You will have extra money to spend on things other than cigarettes.
ï¿½ Studies have shown that more than 25 percent of U.S. adults smoke and if you are a 45-year-old woman who does smoke, the odds that youï¿½ll die in the next decade are 50 in 1,000.
ï¿½ Although 70% of smokers want to stop smoking and 41% attempt to quit smoking each year, only 2.5% succeed.
ï¿½ Smoking can restrict the blood supply to the lower spine, leading to chronic back pain, and also can slow recovery from bone surgery.
ï¿½ Research has determined that heavy cigarette smoking by female smokers doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
we know already the bad effects of smoking... so, why not quit it! i know it's not easy... but there are some products, quit smoking aids, to help you...
Posted By: martinmelaniema
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 10/04/08 09:14 AM
Women who have never smoked in their lives and are married to smoking husbands face the risk of developing serious heart ailments. Second hand smoking can be disastrous to these women who are married to smokers. Among all the heart diseases, second hand smoking increases the risk of stroke also in these women.
Posted By: "Rosie"
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 10/04/08 06:42 PM
Welcome martin, to the forum
Posted By: briannaa
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 10/30/08 10:51 AM
I don't think there any advantage from smoking . Its totally harmful for us.
Posted By: Boopsie
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 10/17/09 06:15 AM
I came on here hoping to share with someone the pains of quitting smoking but I see that the last post was last year. Maybe we can get it started again huh!
Oh and by the way - 12 days without a cigg.
Posted By: sundancer
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 10/27/09 11:27 AM
congratulations! Could you share what is working for you?
Posted By: Beetlemess
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 10/27/09 01:13 PM
My stop date is November 1st (anniversary of my military retirement) & I'm on the starter week with Chantix. Will drop in my experiences & suggestions. Tried the patch 14 years ago & was able to go 6 months, but let stresses get best of any recovery attempts.
The routine & behavior adjustments seem to be the things that will need to be overcome.
Posted By: kwekkwek
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 10/28/09 01:25 AM
Yep, second hand smoke as they say are more dangerous than first hand smoke! I also saw on television that young kids develop the need and want to smoke or drink when they are not accompanied especially during meal times..
Posted By: Beetlemess
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 04/12/10 12:21 PM
Update: Prescribed with & completed 3-months of Chantix by the end of January & have remained smoke-free thus far. I think that the positive attitude I used in quitting made the transisition easy so far. With Chantix, I found the cravings were not present & that allowed me to seek alternate means to substitute and establish new habits/routines. Didn't help that the second month was the holiday season with all the goodies showing up; am continuing to work off the added weight, but it really wasn't as much as I thought could happen. I did experience some minor hallucinations and VERY vivid dreams that seemed to be 3-D technicolor, but not erotic in nature. The other side effects of depression & suicidal tendencies never appeared & that may be attributed to the 'desire' to quit. The immediate benefits I'm seeing: More pocket change, more time for other things, improved taste smell, no one comments of smelling like an ashtray, ... til next time
Posted By: jerlin09
Re: break that "Behavioral Smoking Addiction" - 05/27/11 11:50 AM
Start your stop smoking plan with START
S = Set a quit date.
T = Tell family, friends, and co-workers that you plan to quit.
A = Anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting.
R = Remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from your home, car, and work.
T = Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit.
When I got into recovery for my alcohol addiction, I held onto dear life to my smokes. I had smoked forever even though my family did everything in their power to make me stop. A couple years into recovery, after I understood addiction and understood that I couldn't smoke just ONE, I took what AA had taught me and worked a program around cigarettes. It has been 4 1/2 years and although there are times I would kill for a smoke, I know that if I have one I'd have to do this all over again and i will never go through that again! There is also a website called smokenet.com. Super helpful especially when I was alone.
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