HELP me STOP SMOKING


  1. This guy is me. Smoking, freaked out and blue.
    There must be other nurses out there who are addicted to cigarettes but ashamed to admit it.
    I need support. Others I know have done well with SUPPORT groups. I would like and need support, and this forum fits the bill.
    I can't be the ONLY one who STILL smokes. We all know why we should quit.
    Anyone interested in an online support group for STUPID NURSES WHO SMOKE?
    If there is a response, maybe BRIAN will give us a support forum.
    Interested?
    :imbar
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   passing thru
    Flora, addictions are the pits. But, the timing. You wrote a couple of days ago a thread , "I'm giving up." Something about losing a job, and etc. And sounded really stressed.
    Maybe this isn't the week to try.
    Someone mentioned/suggested a visit to the doc.
    There is a ton of info on the net re: quitting smoking
    Russell has been writing that he is quitting...on his 8th or 9th day. Do you get out and walk? Walking helped me...can't quit sitting in the house.
    My first suggestion would be to take a deep breath and make a priority list of things to do. Smoking cessation just might not be the # 1 action right now.
  4. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by Flora
    [BAnyone interested in an online support group for STUPID NURSES WHO SMOKE?
    If there is a response, maybe BRIAN will give us a support forum.
    Interested?
    :imbar [/B]
    There's been a couple threads, one right now in Off Topic title I Quit, several folks have recently quit on there! Good luck to you!
  5. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Honey if you want to get off the ciggs then put them down.... And as far as the "stupid " nurses that smoke.... well I smoke and Im far from being stupid! So if you need help to kick the habbit then I applaude you... its a choice fact of the matter you have to want to quit. Nothing more plain and simple as that. If you truly wish to stop spending your money on the tobacco then come to the decision to do so and do it. If you need someone to hold you hand and talk you down from the Bic lighter on your back , then Im sure there will be someone here to help you with that need. The past few days on the threads there has been many "Smoke Bashing threads", its ok its the rights of one to make that decision... but its a choice so if you wish to choose to put them down I applaude you whole heartedly... I wish I could but until then I sappose I will be the Stupid Nurse?
    Zoe
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    We've been giving and getting a bit of support in off-topic under the thread "I quit"
    -Russell
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    You are NOT stupid and it may require medical intervention. Did you consider seeing your doctor for meds and/or counseling? It's an addiction like the others said. And addiction behaviors HAVE to be addressed and overcome...whether they are eating, smoking, drinking or other substances, the mentality/psychology behind them is similar. I quit 14 years ago and while it was not easy, I am sure breathing a lot easier. It can be done. Maybe, you can't do it alone; that's no sin. GET HELP wherever you can and take it truly ONE DAY AT A TIME! I wish you my best!:kiss
  8. by   emily_mom
    Yes, I started a thread when Rusty and I quit. Everyone is welcome. Lots of support and other "quitters" there.

    Smoking is a personal and informed decision. I don't think that nurses that smoke are stupid....many just don't feel the time is right to set them down or may just plain like to smoke.

    I'd hate to have to walk into my patients room and say, "I'm Kristy and I'll be your nurse today. However, I smoke, so I may be an idiot. If you'd like someone else that doesn't smoke and therefore a brain surgeon, feel free to boot my ass out."
  9. by   Flora
    Yikes!!!
    Please forget the STUPID part.
    I was actually trying to ward off lots and lots of criticism.
    I didn't mean ya'll were less than intelligent. Like SmilinBlueEyes said, It is An Addiction. I am glad to have responses. I am amazed at how non-judgemental and NICE you nurses are
    to members of this Web. I love this Web Site!!
    Feels like I am sitting around a big table, talkin'
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by Flora
    Yikes!!!
    Please forget the STUPID part.
    I was actually trying to ward off lots and lots of criticism.
    I didn't mean ya'll were less than intelligent. Like SmilinBlueEyes said, It is An Addiction. I am glad to have responses. I am amazed at how non-judgemental and NICE you nurses are
    to members of this Web. I love this Web Site!!
    Feels like I am sitting around a big table, talkin'
    Well are ARE and it's a GREAT support system. One day at a time. you can do it....we can help.
  11. by   Tweety
    I hope you find peace.

    Good luck!
  12. by   imn2nursing
    It sounds like you want to quit. Now what you have to do is make the choice to quit. What I did was go on the med. Wellbutrin. Now, it was tough for the first week. Real tough. I ate suckers all the time. And most important, I just took it day by day, sometimes minute by minute. I'm here to tell you, I would pray first thing (and I still do) in the morning for God to help me not to smoke for the day, and then I would thank Him at night. I do it just like I do my recovery program (I am recovering from other addictions as well). Anyways, I am 3 months smokefree, and I feel great, and I hardly ever eat a sucker any more and I love the way I smell now, because I can smell it a mile away now. Good luck to you. Just make the choice and do it! You can if you just make up your mind!
  13. by   bewbew
    I did it last Monday, quit that is..........
    I just made a date, and stuck to it. Tried the lozenges, had half of one and as they are so disgusting haven't had one since.......I figure I will crave regardless of whether I am getting nicotine or not. What I miss is the breaks I was having, ie: do housework, cig after etc, suddenly I find I have STACKS OF FREE TIME! It is quite amazing the time spent with the whole smoking ritual.
    Although I am quite honestly feeling like crap at the moment, very moody, lungs getting rid of crap etc, I feel 'free-er' as well, and in the mornings, the first conscious thought I have is "I don't smoke anymore"! At the moment, I am focusing on the things I can see instantly, like having more money! Good luck with it, Flora!

    (Six days, 20 hours, 32 minutes and 7 seconds. 137 cigarettes not smoked, saving $41.13. Life saved: 11 hours, 25 minutes.)
  14. by   semstr
    I still smoke and although I am pretty stupid on certain days. I am sure it has got nothing to do with my smoking habits. LOL
    Do you really want to quit? Then you'll do it. I did it a few times already, but unfortunately started again and again.
    But I know for a fact how important other people are when you stop.
    On this BB you'll find a lot of support!

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