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#6240579 - 03/29/16 03:21 PM Quitting Smoking
retfuz Offline


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I stopped smoking a little over three weeks ago. I took Chantix and it worked. Chantix cost almost $150.00, but thats almost what I was spending monthly on cigs. If anyone is considering it, Chantix was very helpful.

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#6240586 - 03/29/16 03:29 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
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Congrats! $150 is cheap in the long run. I quit back in 1997, quit cold turkey and went on vacation so I wouldn't be tempted by co-workers, etc. for nearly two weeks. I had quit before and only been smoking 4-5 years.

Now, if they would just develop Chantix for Dr. Pepper and Mexican food...
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#6240588 - 03/29/16 03:30 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25963
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Good deal congrats its not an easy task..

I don't miss the headaches each morning or everything smelling and tasting like smoke
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#6240589 - 03/29/16 03:33 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Only now i just have to worry about my salt intake with seeds.... never can sit still... eat snack foods constantly
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#6240603 - 03/29/16 03:47 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Nav, salt is no longer declared bad for you. Really.
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#6240612 - 03/29/16 03:54 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
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Good for you. I quit cold turkey on September 1st 1998. Smoked my last cigarette sitting on a camo bucket in a dove field. I had started trying to slow down and that was my 1st cig of that morning and it tasted like crap, about half way through it, I tossed it and said no more. I will say I smoked alot of weed back then and I'm sure that helped with quitting the cigarettes.
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#6241165 - 03/29/16 10:46 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
beaversnipe Offline
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Originally Posted By: retfuz
I stopped smoking a little over three weeks ago. I took Chantix and it worked. Chantix cost almost $150.00, but thats almost what I was spending monthly on cigs. If anyone is considering it, Chantix was very helpful.


Beware of the side effects of chantix.

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#6241178 - 03/29/16 11:09 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
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What are the side effects?
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#6241180 - 03/29/16 11:18 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Suicide was the biggest side effect. My dad took it and it worked, but he had nightmares that he said were so real it effected his daily life. This man isn't afraid to walk through the woods in pitch dark, but he couldn't go in tight spaces after Chantix. He could t go in his closet, shower in his bathroom had to use the kitchen sink, couldn't sit in a deer blind, and almost couldn't drive his vehicle except with the windows down. It was interesting for a while, then 1 day he woke up and all was fine. He put his clothes back in his closet and could take a real shower again. He smoked for 40 years, after he quit he became diabetic, has high blood pressure, not sure they were related to the Chantix or the quitting after all those years, could've just been timing
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6241607 - 03/30/16 11:16 AM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: Cast]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25963
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Cast
Nav, salt is no longer declared bad for you. Really.


I would think 3 bags of seeds a day is a bit much lol
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#6241643 - 03/30/16 11:40 AM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
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Congrats sir, I quit smoking and going on 185 days. Started vapeing in its place and started out at 18MG of Nicotine and I'm now down to 6MG of Nic. I could probably do without the Nic really, but Nic by itself really isn't harmful to you, it is a stimulant just like caffeine. Feel better, no shortage of breath anymore, everything tastes better.
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#6241685 - 03/30/16 12:26 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: retfuz]
soooo Offline
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Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 228


Today is my last day on Chantix, after 30 days. Don't want to smoke, but I miss doing something with my hands at certain times, like reading or when on the phone.

No suicidal thoughts, but have felt the urge to strangle a few people.

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#6242168 - 03/30/16 06:41 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: soooo]
_Lee Offline
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Registered: 12/07/10
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Loc: Round Rock tx
Congrats! I quit smoking last September using chantix as well. One other thing I do now in its place is chew gum. The Chantix was free with my insurance, I have heard several insurance companies are offering it for free these days.


Edited by _Lee (03/30/16 06:42 PM)

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#6243698 - 03/31/16 10:27 PM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: KRoyal]
CenTex Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 575
Loc: Waco
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
but Nic by itself really isn't harmful to you, it is a stimulant just like caffeine. Feel better, no shortage of breath anymore, everything tastes better.


Unfortunately this is not true. I smoked my last cig a year ago and still chew nicotine gum all day every day. Nicotine by itself restricts blood flow which can lead to heart failure.

Congrats!

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#6243790 - 04/01/16 12:33 AM Re: Quitting Smoking [Re: blackcoal]
Shotgun Willie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 806
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: blackcoal
What are the side effects?


A close family member tried Chantix for a few weeks to quit smoking, and had his death planned out to the minute detail. Where it would happen, when it would cause the least inconvenience, how it would happen so it wouldn't be ruled a suicide so that insurance would still pay, and his next of kin wouldn't have to identify the body...

Thankfully, he realized what was going on and weaned himself off with the help of his Doc. That Chantix is no joke.

There's a lot of success stories with it, but there's a lot of death associated as well.

Congrats to the OP, I'm sincerely glad it worked for you. You're a better man than me, I'm going on 20 years of smoking, with good intentions of quitting but no progress.

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