Smoke Away??

  1. I'm trying to find out more info on the SmokeAway system (have you seen the ads on TV?)...I checked the website, and of course it has testomonials from their "customers"

    Has anyone here tried it, or known anyone who has tried it and quit successfully?

    I've tried cold turkey, the patch, the gum, and I just have had a really hard time with quitting. Any suggestions?
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    I don't know of anyone who has tried it but I have seen the commercials on TV.
  4. by   Angelica
    The gum worked for me. And my 9 year old giving me a look of disappointment when I lit up also helped.
  5. by   itsme
    I used the nicotene inhalers, it worked great, I quit completely for 11 months, then some major life stress and I started again but I will quit again using the inhaler!
  6. by   Tilleycs
    Itsme, please don't take this as being directed at you. I've seen people say that before ("I quit for a while, but then something happened and stressed me out, so I started again..."), and I've always been curious - do smokers think they have more stress in their lives than non-smokers, or are they just used to responding to stress by smoking?

    I think non-smokers face the exact same stresses in life that smokers do (well, o.k, minus the effects of smoking on your health, car, clothes, teeth, etc.), but they don't break out the smokes. I'm not saying that all non-smokers have cornered the market on stress relief - some turn to alchol and other drugs. I guess I'm just curious how smokers view the stress in non-smokers' lives.

    Does that make sense? I feel like I'm rambling.
  7. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by Tilleycs
    Itsme, please don't take this as being directed at you. I've seen people say that before ("I quit for a while, but then something happened and stressed me out, so I started again..."), and I've always been curious - do smokers think they have more stress in their lives than non-smokers, or are they just used to responding to stress by smoking?

    I think non-smokers face the exact same stresses in life that smokers do (well, o.k, minus the effects of smoking on your health, car, clothes, teeth, etc.), but they don't break out the smokes. I'm not saying that all non-smokers have cornered the market on stress relief - some turn to alchol and other drugs. I guess I'm just curious how smokers view the stress in non-smokers' lives.

    Does that make sense? I feel like I'm rambling.
    As a reformed smoker I can tell you that I never thought that my stress level was greater than a non-smokers. I simply chose to deal with it differently. I used smoking as a way of relieving stress. It wasn't until I learned better, more healthful ways to relieve stress, that I was able to quit smoking.
    Relapses are really common. My mother quit for 20 years and started up during a particularly rough time in her life. She was stressed and the easiest way for her to deal with it was to smoke.
    So, smokers aren't more stressed. They just cope differently.
  8. by   karenG
    ask Rusty! hes managed to quit!!

    karen
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    I don't think I had very much stress in my life ever (ok, sometimes I did).
    I started smoking when I was 14. It was socially acceptable and sure enough I got hooked.
    By the time I was 24 I was doing a pack a day and had 10 years under my belt.
    I have attempted to quit many many times and succeeded for short times (a month, 6 months etc...).
    When I turned 45 last Jan. something strange happened. I realized I was not immortal or something.
    I started taking wellbutrin, bought some patches and quit.
    I know I cannot have even one cig.
    I still crave now and then but I want to be successful.
    I want to see my kids grow up.
    I don't want to die my fathers long withering death.
    I want to retire someday and actually have a retirement!

    I am enjoying long walks without gasping for breath.
    I like the feeling that no cig will control my life.
    My skin feels better.
    I don't smell like my former smoking buddies do.
    I am working out, lost 25 pounds and am starting to see a 6 pack take shape (at 45 mind you!)
    My wife likes to kiss me more (her words not mine).
    My kids tell me they are proud of me for quitting.
    I can smell things I used to couldn't.
    I have NOT smoked 3300 cigarettes.
    I have saved 649.00!
    It is a constant battle as I do not know when I will REALLY want one.
    It is the one thing I am really proud of myself for.
    If you want to quit. You can do it!

    -Russell

    129 days quit!
    Last edit by Rustyhammer on Jun 5, '03
  10. by   ziggyRn
    For me it's been 5 yrs...used patches and found them really good.
    Had tried many times before to stop but it wasn't until it really sunk in about what I was doing to my health...then I could do it.
    Have not had a single puff in 5 yrs and don't feel any desire to smoke again
    Good luck,Zig.
  11. by   gwenith
    I was a smoker hoo boy! was I a smoker! 2 hours without a cigarette and I was craving 3 hours and I was like a feral feline with terminal PMT! I gave up no help, cold turkey. How ? A variety of strategies most of which are (I find out now) are used in the "quit" campaign here. Here is the Aussie quitline
    http://www.quitnow.info.au/index2.html
    OH and those stories you hear about "having cravings for the rest of your life ( One old man to another - I gave up in 1843 and I STILL have cravings!) are just that - stories. If you are addicted as I was the creavings, the real toe curler have to have one cravings are less after a couple of weeks than when you are smoking. While I was a smoker I woke up craving a cigarette every two hours or more I would crave a cigarette and I would stub out a cigarette and crave another cigarette. Now, yes I get an occasional itch but I have no desire now or ever to smoke again.
  12. by   er_nurse_tracey
    I smoked 20/25 cigs per day on my days off work, 15 on working days. I did the patch and gum at the together, quit the 3rd time round. Haven't touched one for 7 months. Of course dh smoking, it is tempting to start again at times, but it is sometime I will not do. Goodluck with your attempts to quit.

    Tracey
  13. by   H ynnoD
    Its been a year and a half since the last time I smoked.Cold turkey always has worked the best for me.Quit for two years once,got into a big fight with the wife,she left and also left a pack of cigs behind.One was all it took to get me smoking again for 5 more years. I quit because I want to be around alot longer and could feel it taking its toll on my body.Only gained 35 pounds,which I needed cause I was under wieght from smoking.
  14. by   jnette
    Heard SEVERAL ppl who have used "smoke away" say it REALLY works better than anything they have ever tried ! Sya it literally removes the cravings or the actual nicotine left in your system, so you don't experience the cravings. I plan on ordering it myself. The smoking has GOT to go !

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