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    quitting smoking
    willowsnow posted:
    have tried several times to quit smoking with no success. now i have two grandchildren that are being affected by my smoking. i tried about a month ago and quit about two weeks but was real jittery. you see i have a seizure disorder and my doctor says it is dangerous for me to quit cold turkey because i could go into a major seizure. he said to pick a day of the week and starting reducing my smoking by one or two cigs on that day. but that didnt work. then i got put in the hospital for a week and they used a patch while i was there and it worked. but now i am at a point where i really need to quit for my health and my family. please help
    An_260541 responded:
    Well, the best thing to do is what helped you in the hospital. I'm sorry that your health is not the best, and I hope you get better. Coming from me, at being the age of 18 and addicted to smoking, my mom suggested (since I'm sick) to chew gum. Now I don't see how that helps but apparently it's helped me for a few hours, I'm no longer reaching for one. But there's always getting the patch or the nicorete gum. But then you can always get regular chewing gum too and that seems to help. But also, just limit the cigarettes for when your REALLY having a bad day. Hope this helps and hope you better soon.

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