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Quitting smoking?


#1

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has quit smoking I’ve read that it can be harder for a person with a mental illness to quit-especially with sz. Has anyone here successfully quit and how?


#2

In the process. I’ve read that some people were able to just quit cold turkey and make it. I’m tapering down. I was at two packs, then one pack, then half, then 5 cigarettes, on and on and now I’m down to two a day.

I’m hoping to cut to one a day starting in june. Then none.

Other’s have more luck with the e-cigs and gum and stuff.


#3

Awesome @SurprisedJ thanks for your help!


#4

I have decided to stop abusing nicotine. I do not want to have any nicotine gum any longer.


#5

Ecigs have gotten me off of cigarettes, that is something that took a long time. I feel healthier at least but I should probably drop the ecig as well. As a schizo with nothing to do smoking helps me relax and kill time its a very difficult thing to quit


#6

@mjseu-I would like to do the same. Good luck. @BryanAshley-I know what you mean I feel the same way. E-cigs are hard for me to smoke though. I tried them a while back ago. Were they hard for you to smoke at first also?


#7

The first ecig I bought was a bit of a pain. It had poor vapor production then I switched to V2 cigs. MY friends all claim that its harsh and the vapor is to hot. One compared it to smoking a cigar. I don’t really notice any of that though I may have just gotten used to it. I can’t remember having any difficulties with V2 cigs.


#8

@BryanAshley ok thanks so much for the advice.


#9

The only thing that lasts more than a day is

I was thinking of trying hypnosis, but I am afraid that my voices will act up while I’m under and screw up my brain worse that it’s screwed up now.


#10

I quit smoking cold turkey. Then I was nicotine free for 6 years and started on snus. I’ve stopped snus twice, when I became pregnant. Now I have cut down to one third package a day. My intention is to quit. But it is hard. I need it when I get anxious.


#11

I know the anxiety is killer and its so easy to keep abusing if you consider it that.


#12

i want to want to quit i said id give up at 30 i did for 2 moths then i got depressed a sneaked some off my boyfriend this is something i think i just have to do but keep putting off goodluck everyone.


#13

it has taken me 2 years to get where i am now…i don’t smoke anymore,but in january i went nuts and smoked a pack in one day…it is SO HARD…i haven’t had any since then…i hope it lasts…my brain went “smoke,smoke…smoke”…and i couldn’t take it anymore…i hope you have better success than me…sending you good wishes…