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I QUIT SMOKING , YOU CAN TOO. I QUIT SEPT 27, 2012, SUPPORT EACH OTHER HERE

 
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Has anyone ever quit successfully, by cutting back gradually?
That's what I'm doing.
I'm down to 3 to 5 cigs a day.
I was smoking 1 to 2 packs every day. So I consider this a huge success for me.
Going to do the 3 cigs per day for about a wk,
then cut it down to 2 a day.....and so on.
I'm setting Jan 27th as my quit date.

What do you guys think?
 Quoting: Nika


yeah, i tried that. it never worked for me. as soon as i have a cigarette the cravings intensify. best, for me, to just drop them altogether. besides, the damage to the lungs and body stays bad with even one or two smokes a day.

not saying that is for everyone. just me.
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Smoked for years and years and it was having bad effects on my breathing so trying to quit. Took Chantix for nine days, then said to hell with meds, and going it alone. Haven,t had a Marlboro for over two weeks, how -ever I do get the urge several times a day, but the urge is getting farther apart and easier to get past. Wish me luck. Maybe this can become, "SMOKERS ANONYMOUS" thread. Update, after almost three months I am still smoke free. Yes I still have the occasional urge but it goes away quickly. Proud so many have reported quitting in the many pages of this thread.
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Has anyone ever quit successfully, by cutting back gradually?
That's what I'm doing.
I'm down to 3 to 5 cigs a day.
I was smoking 1 to 2 packs every day. So I consider this a huge success for me.
Going to do the 3 cigs per day for about a wk,
then cut it down to 2 a day.....and so on.
I'm setting Jan 27th as my quit date.

What do you guys think?
 Quoting: Nika


I actually think that is how my wife quit so easily, obviously she was ready and used the Eric Carr book......

If you don't feel like you are torturing yourself by cutting back then yes, I would call that a success

Welcome to the quitters club thread
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Smoked for years and years and it was having bad effects on my breathing so trying to quit. Took Chantix for nine days, then said to hell with meds, and going it alone. Haven,t had a Marlboro for over two weeks, how -ever I do get the urge several times a day, but the urge is getting farther apart and easier to get past. Wish me luck. Maybe this can become, "SMOKERS ANONYMOUS" thread. Update, after almost three months I am still smoke free. Yes I still have the occasional urge but it goes away quickly. Proud so many have reported quitting in the many pages of this thread.
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I'm join you today
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Welcome quitter from China!

Good luck and be sure to post your progress and struggles, it WILL help!
Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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take the filter out of a cig and light it and see what happens it will shock you if you take the filter out and use a business card as a filter[like for a blunt/paper plane] and put it in you will see how much smoother it is and how does smoke come out of the filter if its closed its all chemicals take the filters out and put ur own in also it will not turn yellow like the filters they put in will try it what you got to loose?


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take the filter out of a cig and light it and see what happens it will shock you if you take the filter out and use a business card as a filter[like for a blunt/paper plane] and put it in you will see how much smoother it is and how does smoke come out of the filter if its closed its all chemicals take the filters out and put ur own in also it will not turn yellow like the filters they put in will try it what you got to loose?


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Um no thanks and fuckoff
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Here is the link for the Eric Carr E-book for all new quitters

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Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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Here is the link for the Eric Carr E-book for all new quitters

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thanks!
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Has anyone ever quit successfully, by cutting back gradually?
That's what I'm doing.
I'm down to 3 to 5 cigs a day.
I was smoking 1 to 2 packs every day. So I consider this a huge success for me.
Going to do the 3 cigs per day for about a wk,
then cut it down to 2 a day.....and so on.
I'm setting Jan 27th as my quit date.

What do you guys think?
 Quoting: Nika


Some are able to do that, maybe you are one off them. If you really want to quit, you will be able to do it that way. May you be successful, will power, will power, will power. Check in and let us know how it is going. hf Df
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Smoked for years and years and it was having bad effects on my breathing so trying to quit. Took Chantix for nine days, then said to hell with meds, and going it alone. Haven,t had a Marlboro for over two weeks, how -ever I do get the urge several times a day, but the urge is getting farther apart and easier to get past. Wish me luck. Maybe this can become, "SMOKERS ANONYMOUS" thread. Update, after almost three months I am still smoke free. Yes I still have the occasional urge but it goes away quickly. Proud so many have reported quitting in the many pages of this thread.
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I'm join you today
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You are welcome here and encouraged to come back often for support from the many supporters on this thread. Good luck my friend. hf DF
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Thank you guys! hf
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Quote for the day: "I'm a grumpy old fuck and I love it!" CHL

:)
CHL: YAY!!!! for you and wife

DF: :)

Mac: You'd better just be partying and not slouching about in the background... :) Where are you?

Encouragement to us all. There is a life outside the coffin nails apparently. The hard part, hard as it is, isn't the quitting, it's the staying quit. Two or three months from now we must not get all cocky and think we can manage one puff. We can't. Not ever again.


Quitting is liberation, not punishment.

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Wow!! 33 pages and still going strong!

Happy New Year, GLP! I quit cold turkey on Christmas. Still haven't had another cigarette, although of course I'd like to. Really like to. But it's been nearly a week now, and I figure it's got to improve, right? I've been sneezing and coughing, even wake up every 2 - 3 hours at night coughing. That's a good lesson though - if I begin smoking again I'll just have to go through this all over again.

One thing which has (oddly enough) seemed to help me is that I actually have a brand-new, un-opened pack of Marlboro 100's sitting on the counter. I guess it's psychological - I know that if I really, REALLY want a cigarette, if I just can't stand it anymore, there is my relief. But every time I think about opening that pack, I tell myself "Well, give it just a few more minutes" and by then the craving has subsided enough that I can re-direct my attention somewhere else. And the pack remains un-opened.

I quit drinking coffee at the same time. I used to drink at least one pot if not two per day. To be honest, as difficult as it is to not have a cigarette, I seem to miss the coffee even worse! I'm not giving up though! This time I WILL prevail!

I am in such awe of all of you who have been able to quit (if even just for a week - but then you quit again - BRAVO!!) And thank YOU, Fox, for starting this thread and keeping it alive! hf 5 Stars, and a bump for ALL of us!
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Quote for the day: "I'm a grumpy old fuck and I love it!" CHL

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CHL: YAY!!!! for you and wife

DF: :)

Mac: You'd better just be partying and not slouching about in the background... :) Where are you?

Encouragement to us all. There is a life outside the coffin nails apparently. The hard part, hard as it is, isn't the quitting, it's the staying quit. Two or three months from now we must not get all cocky and think we can manage one puff. We can't. Not ever again.


Quitting is liberation, not punishment.

:)
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Truer words were never spoken.....

Actually, I not all that grumpy anymore :)
Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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Wow!! 33 pages and still going strong!

Happy New Year, GLP! I quit cold turkey on Christmas. Still haven't had another cigarette, although of course I'd like to. Really like to. But it's been nearly a week now, and I figure it's got to improve, right? I've been sneezing and coughing, even wake up every 2 - 3 hours at night coughing. That's a good lesson though - if I begin smoking again I'll just have to go through this all over again.

One thing which has (oddly enough) seemed to help me is that I actually have a brand-new, un-opened pack of Marlboro 100's sitting on the counter. I guess it's psychological - I know that if I really, REALLY want a cigarette, if I just can't stand it anymore, there is my relief. But every time I think about opening that pack, I tell myself "Well, give it just a few more minutes" and by then the craving has subsided enough that I can re-direct my attention somewhere else. And the pack remains un-opened.

I quit drinking coffee at the same time. I used to drink at least one pot if not two per day. To be honest, as difficult as it is to not have a cigarette, I seem to miss the coffee even worse! I'm not giving up though! This time I WILL prevail!

I am in such awe of all of you who have been able to quit (if even just for a week - but then you quit again - BRAVO!!) And thank YOU, Fox, for starting this thread and keeping it alive! hf 5 Stars, and a bump for ALL of us!
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hf I am very happy to have you on board, have known you on GLP for a long time. Happy you are beating the demon. When I started this quit smoking thread, I only hoped it would help someone, it has and more. Besides just inspiring others to quit, several of the quitters have become valuable supporters for others here. This makes my job of keeping the thread alive easier, as I can't be here all the time, their help is awesome. I try to check in every day, but if I don't I am assured one of them will be here to give support to new and old quitters. Come back often friend, and have a Happy new year. hf DF
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Quote for the day: "I'm a grumpy old fuck and I love it!" CHL

:)
CHL: YAY!!!! for you and wife

DF: :)

Mac: You'd better just be partying and not slouching about in the background... :) Where are you?

Encouragement to us all. There is a life outside the coffin nails apparently. The hard part, hard as it is, isn't the quitting, it's the staying quit. Two or three months from now we must not get all cocky and think we can manage one puff. We can't. Not ever again.


Quitting is liberation, not punishment.

:)
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Truer words were never spoken.....

Actually, I not all that grumpy anymore :)
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The more distance you put between you and the demon the less grumpy you will be. DF
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Eggs - Congrats on the Christmas Quit (Christmas turkey always tastes better cold). Big accomplishment.

Nika - Welcome and congrats on cutting back and your target date of Jan 27. Like Salt said, I've never been able to taper off anything (tapering off always turns into tapering on for me). That said, it seems to be working for you so have at it. No right or wrong. Whatever works. No judgements here, just a bunch of people cheering each other on. Glad you're here.

New friend from China - Happy you made the trip. A lot of people here to walk with you.... congratualtions.

Grumps (soul sister)/ChL (and wife)/DesFox (down with OPP)/Anon 132 (where the hell are you and happy birthday to you tomorrow, January 1) and all the other Anons bopping in and out......
Thanks for ending the last few weeks of 2012 with me and being a constant presence in our common effort. I've come to rely on you all. I so appreciate the grace you share so freely.

Looking forward to stepping over the threshold and into 2013 with you. Side by side and through the arch of our new-found freedom.

God Bless and keep you all. Honored to call you all friend.
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Looking forward to stepping over the threshold and into 2013 with you. Side by side and through the arch of our new-found freedom.

God Bless and keep you all. Honored to call you all friend.
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Hey, guys! I really need your help.

Can nicotine withdrawal cause a sudden major vision disturbance?

I recently cut back from 4-5 packs a day to one pack a day, a major reduction while I wait for my current cache of cigarettes to run out. I decided I would better acclimate myself to completely quitting by seriously reducing the amount I smoke. I now wait until I'm ready to kill someone for a cigarette before I will smoke one. Though I have not technically quit (I will do that once I have no more cigarettes left), I have cut down so much that I'm in a near constant state of withdrawal.

Shortly after I started doing this, something odd happened with my vision.

I was outside walking and everything was fine, then all of a sudden out of nowhere, the sun seemed blinding. I was not even looking at the sun, just the sidewalk, when this occurred. I blinked a few times, seeing nothing but an explosion of bright red light under my eyelids. Afterwards, there was a dramatic shift in my vision.

My eyesight has become blurrier, hazier, and dimmer. It really did come out of nowhere, and coincided exactly with the major nicotine reduction program I had undergone.

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. Is this normal, or do I need to see an ophthalmologist?
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Hey, guys! I really need your help.

Can nicotine withdrawal cause a sudden major vision disturbance?

I recently cut back from 4-5 packs a day to one pack a day, a major reduction while I wait for my current cache of cigarettes to run out. I decided I would better acclimate myself to completely quitting by seriously reducing the amount I smoke. I now wait until I'm ready to kill someone for a cigarette before I will smoke one. Though I have not technically quit (I will do that once I have no more cigarettes left), I have cut down so much that I'm in a near constant state of withdrawal.

Shortly after I started doing this, something odd happened with my vision.

I was outside walking and everything was fine, then all of a sudden out of nowhere, the sun seemed blinding. I was not even looking at the sun, just the sidewalk, when this occurred. I blinked a few times, seeing nothing but an explosion of bright red light under my eyelids. Afterwards, there was a dramatic shift in my vision.

My eyesight has become blurrier, hazier, and dimmer. It really did come out of nowhere, and coincided exactly with the major nicotine reduction program I had undergone.

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. Is this normal, or do I need to see an ophthalmologist?
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I never knew anyone that smoked 4 or 5 packs a day, so I don't know the effects of coming down off that. My advice would be if your eye sight stays this way more that 2 or 3 days, see a doctor for sure.
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Hey, guys! I really need your help.

Can nicotine withdrawal cause a sudden major vision disturbance?

I recently cut back from 4-5 packs a day to one pack a day, a major reduction while I wait for my current cache of cigarettes to run out. I decided I would better acclimate myself to completely quitting by seriously reducing the amount I smoke. I now wait until I'm ready to kill someone for a cigarette before I will smoke one. Though I have not technically quit (I will do that once I have no more cigarettes left), I have cut down so much that I'm in a near constant state of withdrawal.

Shortly after I started doing this, something odd happened with my vision.

I was outside walking and everything was fine, then all of a sudden out of nowhere, the sun seemed blinding. I was not even looking at the sun, just the sidewalk, when this occurred. I blinked a few times, seeing nothing but an explosion of bright red light under my eyelids. Afterwards, there was a dramatic shift in my vision.

My eyesight has become blurrier, hazier, and dimmer. It really did come out of nowhere, and coincided exactly with the major nicotine reduction program I had undergone.

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. Is this normal, or do I need to see an Hey, guys! I really need your help.

Can nicotine withdrawal cause a sudden major vision disturbance?

I recently cut back from 4-5 packs a day to one pack a day, a major reduction while I wait for my current cache of cigarettes to run out. I decided I would better acclimate myself to completely quitting by seriously reducing the amount I smoke. I now wait until I'm ready to kill someone for a cigarette before I will smoke one. Though I have not technically quit (I will do that once I have no more cigarettes left), I have cut down so much that I'm in a near constant state of withdrawal.

Shortly after I started doing this, something odd happened with my vision.

I was outside walking and everything was fine, then all of a sudden out of nowhere, the sun seemed blinding. I was not even looking at the sun, just the sidewalk, when this occurred. I blinked a few times, seeing nothing but an explosion of bright red light under my eyelids. Afterwards, there was a dramatic shift in my vision.

My eyesight has become blurrier, hazier, and dimmer. It really did come out of nowhere, and coincided exactly with the major nicotine reduction program I had undergone.

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. Is this normal, or do I need to see an ophthalmologist??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31080193

I never knew anyone that smoked 4 or 5 packs a day, so I don't know the effects of coming down off that. My advice would be if your eye sight stays this way more that 2 or 3 days, see a doctor for sure.
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Thanks. I'm really not getting any younger. I've googled it, and it could be any number of things unrelated to smoking or quitting smoking. I guess I was just hoping that it was. It looks like I'm going to have to see an ophthalmologist for this one.

Please pray for me. This is scary.
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blood sugar disturbances cause eye issues.

blurred vision, sensitivity to light, etc.
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I will join you guys, Starting tomorrow though.

Gonna make it my new years revolution.
Not sure how I'm gonna do it, just gonna try dropping it and see how that goes.
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on chapter 7 of the book.

i get it. i totally get it...
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blood sugar disturbances cause eye issues.

blurred vision, sensitivity to light, etc.
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That's good to know.

I do get really jittery and downright braindead if I forget to eat, which I do all the time. My grandmother was the same way. She had a bad case of hypoglycemia and had to carry food on her at all times.

Maybe that's it. I don't know. I'm terrible about waiting until I'm half dead before I will see a doctor. I guess I'm just going to have to go. This has me really freaked out.

Thanks for all the support, to you and everyone.
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blood sugar disturbances cause eye issues.

blurred vision, sensitivity to light, etc.
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That's good to know.

I do get really jittery and downright braindead if I forget to eat, which I do all the time. My grandmother was the same way. She had a bad case of hypoglycemia and had to carry food on her at all times.

Maybe that's it. I don't know. I'm terrible about waiting until I'm half dead before I will see a doctor. I guess I'm just going to have to go. This has me really freaked out.

Thanks for all the support, to you and everyone.
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OP was saying that nic withdrawal can cause blood sugar to spike.

don't freak out.
eat more protein.

its temporary
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I will join you guys, Starting tomorrow though.

Gonna make it my new years revolution.
Not sure how I'm gonna do it, just gonna try dropping it and see how that goes.
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hf It can be done, and you are the only one that can do it. Best of luck to you, let us know how it goes, you have support here. DF
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on chapter 7 of the book.

i get it. i totally get it...
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hf Proud of you girl.
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Re: I QUIT SMOKING , YOU CAN TOO. I QUIT SEPT 27, 2012, SUPPORT EACH OTHER HERE
Hey Panama - Just read your post. Welcome. Nice job on going from four/five to a pack a day (it's got to be brutal - like pulling a bandaid off ever so slowly -and you're a better man than I). I bet it was scary to see that flash of red light. When doing research prior to my quit some weeks back, I recall reading that some people become sensitive to light and have some transitory vision issues. If I recall correctly, the article didn't seem to say it was anything permanent or serious. That said, I only play a doctor on tv so it's probably wise to check it out with an MD if you are concerned (and, given your stated fear and request for prayer it seems you are concerned so why not see a doctor). At best, it's nothing, and at the worst, you nip it in the bud and get whatever it may be corrected.

One thing you may want to consider is that smoking four to five packs daily indicates the smokes are really a big part of your daily living (I smoked two packs a day and the smokes were central to, and the focus of, the minutes and hours comprising my days). Given this, I knew I was a nicotine addict. I would not presume to label you as such (only you have the right to do that), but, for me, as an addict I had to recognize the cunning nature of my addiction. My addiction told me I didn't have an addiction. It told me I chose to smoke because I liked it (with coffee, after a meal, after sex, before sex, during sex, after a shower, in the shower, after crossing the international dateline, after sailing the seas on dragon ships, etc...you get the drift). It also told me, insanely, that if I quit smoking that's when the shoe would drop and I'd be diagnoised with something horriffic (lung cancer, throat cancer, empha, and all other ignoble forms of death). Of course, this irrational fear would cause me to smoke more (and beome more difiant and entrenched in my addiction). Wildly insanem which, I believe, is the nature of addiction. I'm not saying any of this is what you're experiencing, but I could see it happening in my mind ("damn, I've gone from four packs a day to one pack a day and now my vision is off and I'm seeing Panama Red...I better get back to smoking four packs a day to clear this shit up."). That's how my insane thinking goes when it comes to this nicotine addiction.

That you've come to this thread and reached-out to like-minded souls indicates that you are stronger than the addiction and you will quit - and will be healthier by quitting - and you will do it along with a group of people who will cheer you on, support you, and aid you in this. I believe we will be better for having you join us and I hope you continue to come here.

Please let us know how you're doing - including the steps up to and including your doctor visit - with the knowledge you've found a safe place to land in your determination to put down the smokes.

Happy New Year o feliz ano nuevo.
BxMac

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Re: I QUIT SMOKING , YOU CAN TOO. I QUIT SEPT 27, 2012, SUPPORT EACH OTHER HERE
Just saw Salt's post (sorry we crossed). I agree with Salt's take on it, Panama. All is well.

Salt, love your "I get it." It's like a light bulb popping. Full of promise.

Happy for you and know, without a shred of doubt, you are a non-smoker. It's bank and a bet I'd take any day. Go on with your bad self.

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