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Do you know someone who wants to quit smoking?

Are you a smoker?  Have you thought about quiting int the past?  Do you or anyone you know want to quit smoking?  We want to hear what you think.

Yes - I smoke and want to quit (25.8%)

Yes - I have a friend who smokes and wants to quit (40.4%)

No (35.6%)

Do you know someone who wants to quit smoking?
  • pisceanwarrior By pisceanwarrior
    on Mar 28, 2009  

    I have just quit smoking a couple of months ago, cold turkey, and my husband is so impressed with how I'm handling it, he wants to quit also, but it's alot tougher for him to do so.

  • Amanda24 By Amanda24
    on Mar 28, 2009  

    I have smoked for a little over 12 years. I wish I had never picked it up. When my kids started looking at me saying mommie your not going to smoke any more made me want to be a better role model for them and quit and show them what it does to you so they don't smoke. Not to mention the money spent on them.

  • chiquita55 By chiquita55
    on Mar 28, 2009  

    I quit smoking exactly 1 month ago. I quit cold turkey after getting a terrible case of bronchitis that landed me in the hospital. I hope and pray I never smoke again. I do not intend to. It hasn't been too bad quitting but I do get cravings every day.

  • chiquita55 By chiquita55
    on Mar 28, 2009  

    Oh, cigarettes are already at least $5 a pack or more around here in CA. I can't afford them anymore anyway!

  • manda9184 By manda9184
    on Mar 28, 2009  

    A coworker/friend of mine has been trying to quit smoking and has been unsuccessful. Luckily, she just found out she is pregnant and has quit cold turkey for the health of her baby. Maybe this will do the trick and keep her from lighting up again!

  • WVMom00 By WVMom00
    on Mar 29, 2009  

    I was a die-hard love my cigarettes smoker for 27 years. Chantix was my miracle pill. It will be 2 years in May. I love my money more now! Trying to get my daughter to quit smoking now. Good Luck to anyone who is quitting!!!

  • JBallantine By JBallantine
    on Mar 29, 2009  

    I actually have an appointment with my doctor in a couple of weeks to discuss help to stop smoking. I realized that I have been smoking now longer than I haven't and I am not that old (37)! I have tried several times to quit on my own but have been unsuccessful, so I am hoping my doctor can help!

  • APH007 By APH007
    on Mar 29, 2009  

    My husband and mother-in-law are smokers. We're expecting our first child in late October and they would both like to quit before the baby arrives. I hope they are successful, as this would relieve lots of stress in my life because I won't have the baby vist my MIL's home if she's still smoking. My husband won't smoke around me and our home is a smoke free. However, I know even if he smokes outside or in his car, he is still bringing in the residue into the house and contaminating the air.

  • Leisurej By Leisurej
    on Mar 29, 2009  

    I quit smoking(finally) last year... I have never felt better. I tried everything to quit; but one day I just decided it was it and did it cold turkey! It was hard but I am glad I have moved on!

  • amye1975 By amye1975
    on Mar 29, 2009  

    I quit cold turkey a few years ago since I always felt weak and sick. Since then I have REALLY had moments of craving, however the recent birth of my first child has strengthened my resolve not to go back to it. It really is a lifelong battle.