We asked: A survey found RNs showed the biggest decline in smoking rates among healthcare providers. Which cessation strategy has worked best for you? Our Facebook fans nurses and nursing students have spoken.
Cold turkey. Four different times. Finally off the stuff for good.
Morgan W. Vaughn IV
When I did patient education, I was able to divorce myself from the fact that I smoked based on the fact that I was healthy. I convinced myself that my patients had made poor choices because they became ill. What a cold-hearted person I was. It let me go on with my bad habit it was so strong. I quit cold turkey last July. Thank God.
Vapor can do even more damage. Read the medical reports. Chantix! Been smoke free for eight years!
I have no intention to quit smoking anytime soon. Whos business is it but mine?
Nicoderm CQ clear patch. Have not had a cigarette in almost four years. I wanted to start running and knew I couldnt do it until I quit smoking. Now, I cant figure out why I ever started in the first place.
Cold turkey didnt work for me, but it worked for my grandpa. Hypnosis worked for about two days. I used Smoke Away my third time. Its a combo of pills (vitamins and antioxidants), fake cigarettes and an aromatherapy oil. That combination worked for me. Ive been smoke free for 10 years, and I smoked for a little over 10 years. Its all about willpower.
Cold turkey 10 years ago. It wasnt a picnic, but Im smoke free.
Ive never even tried a cigarette, but I applaud all of you who quit. Im sure its not easy.
I quit cold turkey back in 1994 after about 35 years. It was my third or fourth try. I think the doctors wanted me to start again during the initial period because I was a bear! But I feel and breathe much better now.
Deborah Yerkes Potts
Get a hookah! Its vapor, not a cigarette. Its working. Slowly. But it helps.
Kent Reagle Sadar
I was hooked on nicotine lozenges for 3 1/2 years. I had to take Chantix to get me off of those.
Gradual tapering with the gum worked for me. It was easy. I only smoked when I was stressed-out anyway. Reduce or learn to deal with the stress in your life more proactively.
Kimberly Wesley Boston
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