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I quit smoking the instant my Dr. told me to, and I was fine. Cold turkey after smoking a pack a day almost every day at times. When my son was about 3 months old (maybe a week or so into that month) I was visited by a friend that smoked. Sure enough I thought I could only have just one. I was at a streddful time being that I was very stressed, depressed, and many things were wrong. I ended up picking up the habit. Going from 3 to 9 ciggerettes a day. Why after I was able to quit cold turkey is it now a problem to quit again? The fact I am not holding the child in my body? I need to quit, but I wanna know how to do it gradually. If anyone can help with this I really would like that. All I wanna know is how I can quit an still not be stressed? Seems like when I started again I was able to handle the stress so much better, and my weight has lots to do with it.
I would suggest quitting when your done going through a very stressful time! It makes it hard, specially when most of us reach for a cigarette when we are stress. If thats your way of handling stress you need to be able to replace it with something else.
There is no way to garuntee you wont be stressed, however, I do have one thing to say. Congrats for quitting cold turkey in the first place. You did it once before, I have faith you can do it again!
I'm quitting smoking myself. I ended up having to use the patches. Wasn't easy but it is alot easier than trying to quit without help. MY doctor gave me the choice of writting a prescription for the patches, the gum, or Wellbutrin. I chose The patches because I've used Wellb utrin before and I really hated it plus I don't do good taking pills and the gum, I wouldn't be able to taper down well, I would be too much in charge of making sure I didn't use too much of them and I know I couldn't do that wihout constant help.