Quitting Smoking

Discussion in 'Support' started by Blackbird26, Jan 24, 2016.

    1. Blackbird26

      Blackbird26 Member

      Well my love affair with cigarettes has come to an end. I want to quit. No I am quitting. I'm on my last pack now. This may sound stupid but..since smoking affects dopamine and quitting smoking will affect that..what will the effect be on my t? I mean everything affects my t. Sugar. Salt. Anyways..I am quitting. I hope the effects are only positive.
       
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    2. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      bro, if anything, your tinnitus should decrease in volum after you quit smoking...
       
    3. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      If you mean it then throw out that last pack before you finish it.
       
    4. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      Keep us posted, Curious to see if it helps. I started smoking after tinnitus onset, helps me cope with the constant stress from the ringing. I have never needed a crutch in my life but things have changed since tinnitus came around to torment me.
       
    5. ozm8ey

      ozm8ey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      try switching to vaporizers, i did and they work great. They feel the same, they give you a throat hit and you blow vapor out which looks like smoke. No one has died from vaping and its a lot cheaper.
       
    6. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      I wouldn't mind trying this but isn't it full of chemicals just like cigs? Is it even proven to be a healthier alternative?
       
    7. ozm8ey

      ozm8ey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      there is a few chemicals, nicotine which is proven to not cause cancer but does increase your heart rate and blood pressure like caffeine. There is also i think 2 other chemicals that they don't really know what the effects are. Its an actual fact that e cigs are at least %99 less harmful than regular cigs, its just they're unsure about that %1

      Since i switched to vaping about a year ago I have noticed huge health improvements from no more chest pains, i can breathe a lot better, when i do material arts training i don't choke for hours like i used to + so much more
       
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    8. John G

      John G Member

      When I went to my ENT about my T,he said to avoid smoking. Also, he said something about smoke being bad for the eustechian tubes.
       
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    9. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      I smoke ecigs and I use 100% natural VG (Vegetable Glycerine) stay away from PG if you can if you decide to vape. Also try not to chain vape if you switch. My T doesn't seem to spike from it.
       
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    10. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      I have heard reports that quitting can make T louder and more intrusive. Yikes!
       
    11. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      I got T, and the same day I stopped. i am very happy that I stopped. i believe it worsenes your T. Stop right away! No more cigs!
       
    12. AnxiousJon
      Magical

      AnxiousJon Member

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety, Insomnia, and a Fan at Night
      I haven't heard, that but that is precisely what I was going to suggest because it stands to reason.
      However, I do think that the long-term effects will be worth it.(my uncle died of lung cancer)
       
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    13. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Smokers breath isn't very appealing. It's like "kissing a ashtray"
       
    14. Dennis MacDonald
      Confused

      Dennis MacDonald Member

      Location:
      Bradenton, Fl
      Tinnitus Since:
      20 years
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      You would be talking about me...................
       
    15. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      Did your T ever go down after you quit?
       
    16. STi

      STi Member

      Vaporizing is also bad....Google it.
       
    17. Dennis MacDonald
      Confused

      Dennis MacDonald Member

      Location:
      Bradenton, Fl
      Tinnitus Since:
      20 years
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Not even a little bit.
       
    18. ChrisfromCanada
      Terrified

      ChrisfromCanada Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection

      @Mike L I'm looking to quit and change to vaping. Any suggestions on which liquids are safer?
       

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