Have you tried to quit smoking while undergoing treatment?

The decision to quit smoking is a very personal one. Everyone has his or her own reason that helps start the journey to quit smoking. The diagnosis of a serious illness or chronic condition, like cancer, a heart condition, lung condition, diabetes, might be one reason to quit smoking as part of treatment and recovery.

Are you currently undergoing treatment for a serious illness or chronic condition, or are you a survivor of a serious illness who made the decision to quit smoking while undergoing treatment? If yes, and you feel comfortable doing so, please share the experience of your journey to quit smoking.

Thank you for sharing your experiences anonymously in the online survey. The survey is now closed.

However you can continue to share your experiences here in an open discussion with other members. Your story can help others on their journey to quit smoking.

  • Did you decide to quit while undergoing treatment? Why or why not?
  • What uncertainties or challenges did you face?
  • How did your care providers support you to quit smoking? How could they have supported you differently or better?
@merpreb

Good morning @kowalski– Yesterday was D day for you. How are you doing today?

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So far In doing pretty good 🙂

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@lynann99

I stopped yesterday so far so good. Trying it without using any meds like Chantex or nicotine patches, etc. 🙂

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@lynann99 congratulations! Keep it up, it’s worth it. Along with your health, think of the money you will save. I can’t believe how expensive cigarettes are these days.
I’m sure you will get urges, but try to think of a distraction you can use when you do. We are all rooting for you.
JK

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@contentandwell

@lynann99 congratulations! Keep it up, it’s worth it. Along with your health, think of the money you will save. I can’t believe how expensive cigarettes are these days.
I’m sure you will get urges, but try to think of a distraction you can use when you do. We are all rooting for you.
JK

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Thank you so much for your support. Its really hard to quit with everytging thats going on

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@lynann99

Thank you so much for your support. Its really hard to quit with everytging thats going on

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@lynann99– Yay! You did it. I have to tell you that quitting smoking is tough no matter what's going on. And as JK said, think of the benefits of quitting. Something that helped me was coming up with a mantra. Mine was, if you smoke, you'll die. I was just told that I had lung cancer, 22+ years ago and my husband kept saying to me, "If you smoke, you'll die". I'm still here!

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@merpreb

@lynann99– Yay! You did it. I have to tell you that quitting smoking is tough no matter what's going on. And as JK said, think of the benefits of quitting. Something that helped me was coming up with a mantra. Mine was, if you smoke, you'll die. I was just told that I had lung cancer, 22+ years ago and my husband kept saying to me, "If you smoke, you'll die". I'm still here!

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@lynann99. I second that “yay” Put all that $ you would be spending in a can, account or whatever. Do something nice for yourself down the road! virgo

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@merpreb

@lynann99– Yay! You did it. I have to tell you that quitting smoking is tough no matter what's going on. And as JK said, think of the benefits of quitting. Something that helped me was coming up with a mantra. Mine was, if you smoke, you'll die. I was just told that I had lung cancer, 22+ years ago and my husband kept saying to me, "If you smoke, you'll die". I'm still here!

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I like that idea thank you

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@lynann99

I like that idea thank you

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Keep on keeping on, you can do it and will do it!!

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