Smoking - page 7

Just curious to know how many nurses smoke (or at least admit to it)!... Read More

  1. by   Energizer Bunny
    Oh gosh you are sooo welcome! Someone else sent me on to it the last time that I quit. This must be the time of year for it. I am now almost three days cold turkey too. we'll see......Keep going! you are doing great!!!!
  2. by   NURSEPATTY
    Quote from Mads Mum RN2B
    Can I please give you a huge thank you for referring me to www.whyquit.com, it has saved my life! My mother and I both quit smoking for good one week ago today. It is the most awesome program I have ever done! And the awesome part was I quit cold turkey!

    THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!
    Just want to give you and your mum a big thumbs up...and wish you success in quitting the habit. All the best to you and her. .......:hatparty: ...and good luck.
    .................................................. ...............................Patty
  3. by   Mads Mum RN2B
    Quote from CNM2B
    Oh gosh you are sooo welcome! Someone else sent me on to it the last time that I quit. This must be the time of year for it. I am now almost three days cold turkey too. we'll see......Keep going! you are doing great!!!!
    Today is my 8th day cold turkey. It can be done! Keep it up, you can do it!!!

    Good luck and thank you so very much!
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm gonna start a stop smoking support thread and hope for the best!
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from Jean Roberson
    And, as far as smoking being the only way you can deal with a crazy shift, why not just cope with it the way us non-smokers have to (talking, meditation, coffee,whatever works)??? .
    I have worked with several non-smoking nurses who use alcohol to cope with stress. Some have even come to work hung-over and smelling of alcohol.
  6. by   Farkinott
    I was a heavy smoker for years (12-28yrs old). I finally gave up using nicotine patches. Believe me there was never a cigarette I didn't enjoy but health and economics (ciggies are very expensive in Oz) drove me to give up. I cost me $130 for patches and I have saved about $3000 a yr in "unsmoked money".
    It is a difficult thing to give up but i wish ayone well who makes the choice for cleaner living!
  7. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Alot of valid points have been raised in this discussion. Here is my opinion on the matter. I hate to sound like a bit*h, but I have no sympathy for smokers. You are all well aware of the consequences, especially being nurses. I have watched my grandfather succumb to lung cancer. I watch my own mother smoke 2-3 packs a day, and she wonders why she can't breath!!! She's going to miss some of the best things life has to offer. She'll never see my young brothers graduate nor her only grandson (my son) married and grown-up. She'll never see a lot of great things because she chose to kill herself. But hey, to each his own. If that cancer stick is worth more to you than your life and your family, whatever. What can I say to that???
    ...Jennifer...
  8. by   tiff_faith2001
    You just made yourself sound like a downright B@#!%!! Not to be rude toward you or anything but you non-smokers just don't understand how hard it is. Nicotine is a drug, just like narcotics, etc etc.. And it has the very same effects. Im sure although you dont smoke,, you have some type of addiction! CAndy, Caffiene (soda, tea and coffee), food are all addictions! Obesity is caused from an addiction, but I assume you feel the same way about these people. Did you love your grandfather any less because he smoked? Addictions are hard to break so dont be so rude about it. Your judgements are quite strong and until you have actually been addicted to smoking, alcohol and caffiene,, and then quit cold turkey, I dont really think you have the right to judge us "Smokers"!!!
  9. by   leslie :-D
    i am a smoker and i also have no sympathy for any consequences we may suffer. i've seen many a pt. succumb to lung ca secondary to smoking, but not once did i ever think "you brought this on yourself"...trust me, we know the risks we take and i will not make any excuses about it.
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from jenniferhelene
    Alot of valid points have been raised in this discussion. Here is my opinion on the matter. I hate to sound like a bit*h, but I have no sympathy for smokers. You are all well aware of the consequences, especially being nurses. I have watched my grandfather succumb to lung cancer. I watch my own mother smoke 2-3 packs a day, and she wonders why she can't breath!!! She's going to miss some of the best things life has to offer. She'll never see my young brothers graduate nor her only grandson (my son) married and grown-up. She'll never see a lot of great things because she chose to kill herself. But hey, to each his own. If that cancer stick is worth more to you than your life and your family, whatever. What can I say to that???
    ...Jennifer...
    Maybe you should have said nothing. No one asked for your sympathy.
  11. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Quote from tiff_faith2001
    You just made yourself sound like a downright B@#!%!! Not to be rude toward you or anything but you non-smokers just don't understand how hard it is. Nicotine is a drug, just like narcotics, etc etc.. And it has the very same effects. Im sure although you dont smoke,, you have some type of addiction! CAndy, Caffiene (soda, tea and coffee), food are all addictions! Obesity is caused from an addiction, but I assume you feel the same way about these people. Did you love your grandfather any less because he smoked? Addictions are hard to break so dont be so rude about it. Your judgements are quite strong and until you have actually been addicted to smoking, alcohol and caffiene,, and then quit cold turkey, I dont really think you have the right to judge us "Smokers"!!!
    I want to start out by saying that I apologize for offending you by stating my opinion on the matter. If you reread my post, you'll see that the majority of my post was talking about my own mother and what SHE would miss in life due to smoking. There are other outlets to relieve stress that are not detrimental to your health, such as meditation, a brisk walk, listening to music, etc. Obesity can be a food addiction sweetheart, but I think it has more to do with inactivity, but that's beside the point. Of course I don't love my grandfather or mother less because of their smoking decision, but I certainly have a right to not be happy about it either. Your post comes across as extremely defensive. You don't have to defend your right to smoke to me. What it sounds like is you're trying to defend your addiction to yourself. If you know it's bad for you, why defend it? I really wish the best of luck to you and anyone else who wants to quit. I know first hand, as I did have an addiction once myself, that it is a struggle to kick a habit. Just remember that you have the power to do it. Believe in yourself and anything is possible. You are in control of your body, no one else. Good luck.

    ...Jennifer...
  12. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Quote from CNM2B
    Maybe you should have said nothing. No one asked for your sympathy.
    I have a right to my opinion, as do you. When someone says something like "try to understand how hard it is to quit", that is in essence asking for someone to sympathize with why someone can't quit. I have read your other posts CNM2B and wish you the best of luck with quitting. I admire you for taking the challenge. Good luck.
    ...Jennifer...
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    I tend to try not to make judgements on others unless I have walked in their shoes. And don't admire me...I am failing miserably at the moment.

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