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How Do I Quit Smoking?

Marlene Geiser

Posted on June 6, 2018 22:53

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In July, any person who smokes cigarettes will be evicted by law from the building where I live. I am in a terrible dilemma and am reaching out to all readers for a solution to my problem.

I am trying to figure out a way to quit smoking, but I need more help than my husband can offer me. He keeps saying, "You want to smoke, so why aren't you doing it?"  The answer to that statement is that I am worried that smoking is affecting my brain, and that's why my memory is so bad. However, when I go on Google, all I can get is information that doesn't actually speak to my question.

I am apparently able to write, as this article is being written, and I am not smoking. However, I want one, that's for sure. I have been accustomed to smoking when I write, and I desperately want to make this happen.

What have you done to continue all of the activities you are accustomed to doing without smoking a cigarette at the same time? I must share that I just failed my own test.  I took a couple of puffs on a cigarette. It seemed like an hour since I started writing the words you are hopefully reading, and in actuality, it had been about ten minutes.

This is written as a request to my readers. Have you had a similar experience trying to quit? I have been smoking for over sixty years, and this seems like an impossible task. If you have shared in my predicament, I would appreciate it if you could take the time to respond to my question.

A friend of ours says he is using "E" cigarettes.  What is your view of them, and do you use them? How does your doctor feel about their use? After reading an article on Google, it indicates that they can cause cancer. My doctor indicated to me a long time ago that using them was out of the question. This is a dilemma for which I desperately need an answer.

We have been living in a federally funded building for more than five years, and suddenly are faced with how I can quit smoking and continue to live here, as the law now prohibits smoking in these buildings. I presently am able to keep my cigarette consumption down to five or six cigarettes a day, but one will be enough to get us evicted.

My lungs appear to be in good shape, but the U.S. government has determined that I will have no choice but to stop smoking as of the month of July 2018. What would you do if you were in my place? I have nowhere to go. My children are not in the position to help me. I am in a terrible position from which I see no exit.

If you have quit smoking after a lifetime, how have you done it? From what I have read, vapor cigarettes can be more dangerous than traditional cigarettes, as they allegedly guarantee cancer, and I can't tolerate Chantix.

I have nowhere to turn and am looking for help. Please write to me of your experience quitting cigarettes. 

Marlene Geiser

Posted on June 6, 2018 22:53

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