• Triggers and husbands and quitting, oh my!!!!

    I have been a smoker for 17 years, I started when I was 13. I have tried to quit several times and only successfully quit when I was pregnant with my son. During my whole pregnancy, I couldn't wait to have that first ...
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  • Thank GOD for this free book!!!

    I read all the time but even if you have never read a book please read this one because I am only half way through and it will blow your mind!  I wanted to share it here because when I joined someone shared it wi...
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  • I want to stop but never find the right time.

    Hi, I am brand new to this site. I am 48 years old and have been smoking since I was twelve. I have 2 relatively young daughters (9 and 12) that I would like to be around a long time for. My own mother died 6 years...
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  • Anyone else smoke to escape?

    I realize today (12th day of my quit) how much I used smoking as an escape ... I didn't smoke in my house, only in the garage and I realize now that a lot of times I went out there just to get away - away from bickeri...
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  • Just A "Regular" Mom

    I joined Become an Ex not too long ago (maybe 3 days), because I know its time to quit! I hate smoking...every time I smoke I feel guilty and ugly and stupid. I smoked a little during both of my pregnancies. By a litt...
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  • Cold Turkey

    I just quit cold turkey today, threw away anything and everything that has to do with smoking. yes i am going a little crazy, but i hope i can really really do this. I have to stay away from my friends that smoke for ...
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  • Moms

    Day four and feeling good. I LOVE not trying to sneak away from the kids. I don't rush through the bedtime story anymore so I can get another smoke in. No more sneaking around the side of the house. Children learn by ...
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  • Mothers day Quit....

    "Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you,The devil will put some of you in prison to test you, And you will suffer for ten days. But be faithful, even if you have to die, I will give you the crown...
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  • More difficult for women?

    My uncle once told me that it is more difficlt for women to quit smoking and on top of that even more difficult for mothers. Has anybody ready anything regarding this?
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  • Weight Gain

    My quit date is tomorrow. I don't want to gain any weight while I'm quitting. Do you have any suggestions? Have you quit before and how much did you gain? How can I avoid it?
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  • Not too sure...gonna give it a shot

    I've only been smoking a few years. But i have a 2 yr old and a 7 month old now that dont need this in their lives. I've quit with both pregnancies, but started back up soon after. The thought of not smoking actually ...
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  • Finally ready to do it!

    Hi, I am Amber, divorced mom to 19 month old Kain. I started smoking when I was around fifteen, was able to quit when I was pregnant, but for some reason about two months after I had him, I started right back up again...
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  • Friends who smoke

    So what do you all do with your friends who smoke? My best friend smokes and smokes in her home. We are also usually drinking when we hang out. I am scared to hang out with her! Any suggestions??
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  • Hello.New here...

    Hey everyone. I am 28 and a mother of a one year old. I have been smoking since I was 17 with many attempts to quit. I was able to quit when I became pregnant and stayed quit for the entire pregnancy...but 5 days afte...
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  • Another newbie...

    good morning! I'm a 30 year old mother of two girls (2 and 9 months).I've been smoking since I was 17, with one *successful* attempt at quitting. I was smoke free for almost six months a few years ago. At that time, I...
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  • That first one

    Any hints, suggestions for that first cigarette. I cant seem to shake that one or two in the morning to get me going.
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  • Having a hrd time lately

    Hi I am Tammy, a mom of two they are 8 and 10. I quit on Oct 1 08 with help of chantex and become an ex. I have done really well but here lately for some reason I have had cravings all day. Any suggestions on how I ca...
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  • New to Become an EX

    Hi Moms, I'm a 33 year old mom of 3 children. A 12 year old girl and 2 boys, age 9 and 2. I have been smoking since I was a teenager. The longest quit I had was for 7 months during my last pregancy. I enjoyed not smo...
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  • BecomeAnEX.org has teamed up with Parents Magazine

    BecomeAnEX.org has teamed up with Parents magazine to help moms and dads quit for good. This is a great time for parents to plan their New Year’s resolution - and we can help! Check out our parents-...
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  • Quit date Nov 29, 2008

    This is my very serious try at quitting smoking. I am a mother of 5, I work at a job that I am not real found of, my husband is on disabilty, and I go to school. Does any one have any advice?
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