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    I really need to quit smoking! I have smoked for over ten years. I have asthma and now pneumonia. I don't want to have bad lungs. Lupus is hard enough on my lungs, I don't need the problems associated with smoking. Any ideas on what might help me quit?
    Dx. SLE June 2009


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    Hi Smokerscat,

    When I became sick 1.5 yr ago (with what turned out to be Lupus) I quit smoking at that time after being addicted for 26 years. Shortness of breath is one of my biggest challenges with Lupus, so I quit to give my lungs a break.

    First, you have to plan your quit. Set your quit day and PREPARE for it. Get plenty of distractions (lollie-pops, pencil puzzles, and even take walks around the block).

    I used Chantix which helped me ALLOT .. some complain about the side effects. You start taking them 1 week before you quit ..then full doses when you quit up to six months... well, at 20 days I started cutting my pills in half which helped keep the craves at bay - but also cut down on the side effects.

    I strongly encourage you to buy and read Allen Carr's book - The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. He smoked over 100 cigs a day for over 30 years and he successfully quit with his methods. Carr teaches that having a cigarette does NOT solve a craving .. rather it CREATES the next craving. Break the cycle.

    Get yourself a quit keeper .... google 'quit keeper' and you will find several ... you can download it to your computer and it will track your progress including how much money you have saved and all your milestones ...

    Good luck !! If I can do it, anyone can !!!

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    Hi smoker
    I did it after reading "allen Carr's easy way to stop smoking"
    this was real powerfull stuff.
    I Guarantee success
    I intend to live forever, so far so good

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    thank you sirlupallot, I will definately check into all of that. I know I need to quit, and I want to. Thanks for your input and support.
    Dx. SLE June 2009


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    thank you morpheus.
    Dx. SLE June 2009


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    My husband was a smoker for over 40 years and his profession was a welder and when he was diagnosised with copd 2 years ago and diabetis he quit cold turkey and never smoked again. I never thought this would happen all of my kids and i thought he would still be smoking with oxygen on but he did it and believe me if he can do it anyone can. Love Bonita it will not be easy but hang in there it is for your health
    he smoked 2packs a day

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    Hi Smokerscat,
    I've never smoked, but I'm sure that all of us, whether we've experienced it or not, will be here for you when you need encouragement.
    Should we change your nickname to Catlover as a start?
    Hugs of encouragement,
    Marla

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    I've never been a smoker either BUT GOOD FOR YOU on WANTING to quit!!!!! We're here to support you on FLUSHING that habit down the toilet!
    We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette

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    I also read: "allen Carr's easy way to stop smoking"

    I didn't even finish my last cigarrette. I quit and never looked back. You do not get anything from cigarrettes except for sickness and an empty wallet. On top of that, the crap makes you think it is your stress relief and its not! It stress you out!

    good luck
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    WELL SAID ANNA!!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU on QUITTING and SEEING it for WHAT IT REALLY IS! WOO HOO!!!


    AND for LOVING yourself enough to do it!!!!
    We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette

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