New Years Resolution to Stop Smoking?

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2012-01-02 14:06:16 -0600
Started 2011-12-13 15:09:42 -0600

How many of you have a New Years resolution to stop smoking? People with diabetes already are at a high risk for several other conditions and smoking only multiplies that risk.

What are you going to do to stop? or what have you tried? Have you had any success?

Tags: smoking

10 replies

w8chd 2012-01-01 22:40:32 -0600 Report

In my view that new year resolution stuff is basically nonsense. It just sounds good when people say they are making a new years resolution for something. If you really want to stop or start doing something, just do it. Don't wait for some pre-determined point in time. At 42 I have smoked off and on since I was 15. I do it only because I want to, not because I feel I have to. A pack lasts as little or as long as I want them to (anywhere from a day to two or three weeks). The interval in between packs is also whatever I want it to be. This has been anywhere from a week to five years in between packs (seriously, not making that up!) One may ask after five years why did I start again? Simply put… I wanted to. So no, I don't have any resolutions about it.

Young1s 2011-12-31 09:42:18 -0600 Report

I used to smoke at least a pack a day. Now that I quit drinking, I only have maybe 1/2 a pack a week (the two went hand in hand for me). It's great that I've cut down but I need to quit before I get too used to smoking without a drink, and then start increasing how many I smoke, again.

jsab99 2011-12-31 08:43:39 -0600 Report

I tried for years but was unsuccessful, until I tried using the combination of Welbutrin and the patch. The result was amazing. After 35 years, I'm finally smoke free !

Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-13 19:28:42 -0600 Report

Thankfully I got that monkey off my back years ago! It took some work, but I'm good! I do not wish that on anyone! It's tough. So if you are smoking and want to quit, I feel your pain! I wish I had a magic word or something to tell you how I did it. I just talked myself into it! Everytime I would light up, I would say to myself, boy this tastes like s**t!! After a while, I noticed that I was smoking less and less of the cig and throwing out more of it! So I just quit. It took some work and it was not over night, but i did it. We did not have that chantix when I quit, if they did, I probably would have tried it!! Good luck to all you smokers trying to quit…Don't quit quitting!!
As for New Years resolutions, I gave those up too! I never kept them!! LOL

mimi1723 2011-12-13 18:57:45 -0600 Report

I had a stroke at the rope ol age of 35 that's why I quit almost 2 months ago!! Don't wish this upon my worst enemy !! At can still talk and have my vision but I can't use my left side good at all!!

mimi1723 2011-12-13 18:58:05 -0600 Report

Ripe not rope, lol

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