Quit Smoking Today

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bart, Apr 20, 2018.

    1. Bart
      Doh

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Hello guys,

      I finally did it and took my first steps after smoking more than a pack/day for over 20 years to quit.

      I am allready 8 hours smoke free and while this may seem ridiculous and laughable to most people for me this is a milestone , one small step for mankind, a giant leap for me indeed !

      Just hope the withdrawal symptoms and yes, the tinnitus volume will not be too bad . I am sure my lungs and ears will thank me in the long run.

      Any advice or experience from fellow quitters on this forum how to manage and not cave in to the cravings? I use Nicorette tablets btw when the craving gets too much. So far it seems to help (only 8 hours though lol !)
       
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    2. New Guy
      Doh

      New Guy Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      Congratulations you on your decision!
       
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    3. dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      Congrats on this milestone!!!!! Stay strong and keep adding hours to your smoke - free day!
       
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    4. David Dubros

      David Dubros Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Age
      Way to go!!! Thats huuuge!
      I quit 1 year and 7months ago.
      Have never looked back.
      Best of luck.
       
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      Bart
      Doh

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Guys , anxiety and stress levels are starting to skyrocket , this is damn hard to kick , especially with the increased ringing , just got to hold on ....
       
    6. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      Congrats mate! That’s amazing! It’s likely your anexity and thus tinnitus will get bad during this time.

      If things get bad, I would talk with your doctor as an option too as the benefits of quitting smoking are huge!
       
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    7. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      I quit a long-term, heavy smoking habit, with the help of acupuncture, many years ago. Good luck!
       
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    8. David Dubros

      David Dubros Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Age
      Well Bart...by now you have either broken the back of the nicotine cycle or resumed smoking. Hopefully not the latter.
      Still wishing you all the sucess in the world with your quitting.
       
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    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Bart
      Doh

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      No, still have not smoked , 48 hours smoke-free , but I would not call the back of the nicotine cycle broken yet ! I still have nicotine in my system through the nicorette tablets , but the hardest part is not kicking off the nicotine but the habbit in my opinon.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Bart
      Doh

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      5 days as a non-smoker now and feeling good ☺

      Btw : read the book written by Alen Carr, very confrontational and a good read, recommended for all tabacco and nicotine junkies ;)
       
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    11. New Guy
      Doh

      New Guy Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      Great job Bart! Take it a day at a time.
       
    12. David Dubros

      David Dubros Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Age
      @Bart
      Big congrats.
      Dont look back.
       
    13. Wolfears

      Wolfears Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 20/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely accoustic trauma
      Congrats...I would chew on tooth-pics and avoid social situations in which you would normally reach for a smoke.
      Good luck!!
       
    14. nicole m

      nicole m Member

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 20, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Air Pressure? Smoking and Vaping?
      I just quit cold turkey about a month ago:) have you download a smoke-free app? Its reassuring to see health achievements take action.
      Congrats!
       
    15. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      @Bart Congratulations man, hope you keep it up.
       
    16. Charbee
      Sunshine

      Charbee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not 100% sure
      Well done I am giving up next week, I’m going to vape low nic at first then taper off. Just to take the edge off. Well done
       
    17. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Worsened 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Be strong, Bart. I quit cold-turkey about 6 years ago. It was a pack a day plus for over 15 years. I just got tired of it all. The health risks, the disgusting smell, ash trays and being a slave to the cigarette everywhere I went. I felt so much better getting free of it all. You can do it.
       
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    18. MartinH
      Angry

      MartinH Member

      Location:
      Guam, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows?
      Hold the line Bart... I smoked for 30 years off and on, mostly on. Took me 10 years to finally quit for good.
       

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