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Quitting smoking when you live with a smoker

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  1. emily, quit coach
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    I know this can be a real challenge. Quitting but still having cigarettes in the home. Quitting but the person you live with goes outside to smoke, or comes in smelling of cigarette smoke.

    Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to quit when the person you live with isn't ready to quit yet?

  2. shazzan
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    13 Nov 2018 in reply to emily, quit coach
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    Hi Coach and Fellow supporters

    My spouse still smokes right beside me and it doesn't bother me. I have decided to QUIT. and that is exactly what i mean, not try, not hold out , not do my best to .   I Quit,      just like quitting a job (lol, and i did that too) never going back. There are reason for why you feel the way you do. There are reasons why you have come this far. But unless you are true to yourself, that you really WANT this for yourself then you only keep these urges or cravings alive. Maybe the smell with bother me later as i regain my sense of smell, or perhaps the smoke stinging my eyes, but the cigarette no longer has the power to beacon me . I am on Day 6 smoke free. cold-turkey. Maybe i will want fresh air to breathe and ask for him to go outside to smoke. I am free, no longer have to endure the cold, worry how i smell, spend my money on something endangering my very life , when i could spend that on healthy activities. (go out dancing more often, go bowling, curling, walk down or ride my bike to the seniors meeting place and afford  pay to play cards, lawn bowl, shuffle board,  line-dance or learn a craft or woodworking, ceramics, art ) You will notice i didn't say spend more on healthy food, because eating healthy doesn't mean spending more, it just means choosing wisely. 

    I WANT  to help others achieve their goal  of becoming non-smokers. I won't wish them luck... I wish i could quit smoking is NOT the same as i WANT to quit smoking. Please take the time to read some of my posts out there. Attend the 2 free seminars/webnar by CBQ method of cessation. Understand yourself. Make the commitment.  Shed the Fear. (You do not need to buy their product at the end, just use the knowledge you gain. It will be well worth the couple hours.) Don't do this for me. Do it for YOU! 
  3. cec57
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    hi my husband still smokes and i at times have a hardtime with it. i am 10 days quit smoking and i am glad however yesterday and today i have thoughts of picking up. i was very determinded these 10 days to quit. now i feel i am wavering. its not easy.
  4. emily, quit coach
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    Hi Shazzan and cec57,

    First, congratulations on your quits! It isn't always easy but you both have made wonderful decisions for your health.

    Each person is different when quitting. For some being around other smokers isn't a challenge and for others it is.

    Cec57, I think it's good that you've come to the site for support. That really shows how determined you are to remain smoke free. Please read through the posts or call in to Smokers' Helpline to get all of the help/tips that you need. We are here for you.

    Emily
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