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Quit Smoking with some free patches! varies state by state

kellysue 292 January 5, 2010 at 05:30 AM in Other (2)
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If you call 1800QUITNOW they have programs that offer free patches to help quit smoking.

Visit the website to see what your state has to offer. (thx technologist for the link)
http://1800quitnow.cancer.gov/services.aspx

For example if you live in Iowa they have 4 weeks free of patches.
In Connecticut they have up to 8 weeks if you are uninsured (if you are insured it is 2 weeks).

But worth a call if your New Years Resolution is to quit smoking. The call takes about 15-20 minutes because you have to answer questions.
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can i call for a family member? or do they hv to call themselves?
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Before calling, you can go online and check to see if free medication (patches, etc) are part of the program in your area: http://1800quitnow.cancer.gov/services.aspx

Texas shows 2 months of patches...

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For those that don't want to join the "program" and attend meetings, etc to get the patches. eBay is always a good source for discounted patches. They are usually expired, but still worked great for me. Smoked for over 15 years, 3 months of patches and have been smoke free for about 6 months.
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Quote from sirguise View Post :
For those that don't want to join the "program" and attend meetings, etc to get the patches. eBay is always a good source for discounted patches. They are usually expired, but still worked great for me. Smoked for over 15 years, 3 months of patches and have been smoke free for about 6 months.
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Before calling, you can go online and check to see if free medication (patches, etc) are part of the program in your area: http://1800quitnow.cancer.gov/services.aspx

Texas shows 2 months of patches...

Smilie
Thanks for posting this link.
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can i call for a family member? or do they hv to call themselves?
I am not sure but you have to answer questions so I am guessing they want you to call for yourself. But you could always pretend!
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If you're serious about quitting, and patches don't work for you, check out http://www.chantix.com/index.aspx. I smoked almost 2 packs a day for about 2 decades and tried to quit numerous times and different ways, all with utter failure.

Chantix? I took it over 3 years ago. Haven't smoked since. It honestly changed my life.
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If you're serious about quitting, and patches don't work for you, check out http://www.chantix.com/index.aspx. I smoked almost 2 packs a day for about 2 decades and tried to quit numerous times and different ways, all with utter failure.

Chantix? I took it over 3 years ago. Haven't smoked since. It honestly changed my life.
My only concern with that is the whole 'might cause suicidal thoughts' thing. Makes sense to me. Chantix blocks the nicotene (happy) receptors. It could easily block other or ALL happy receptors.

My mom was on it though, and she didn't smoke then. Unfortunately she wasn't on it long enough for it to keep her off the cigs.
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This is a good deal!

However, I STOPPED (notice didn't say Quit) smoking about 3 1/2 years ago as patches and chantix didn't work for me. I did not use anything and have not had any real urges. In my limited experience it is all in the mind (the withdrawal is mostly in the mind). Read a book called "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking [amazon.com]". Saw it posted on slickdeals back then, people raved about it, and I tried it and am very successful....

I firmly believe it is all in the mind. If clear the mind and recognize all the brainwashing then chances for success are astronomical (i.e. very high)...

Enjoy the freedom and stop soon!
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I grew up in a house where my father smoked 5 packs of Winston Reds a day. Literally one was lit before the other one was out. He stopped cold turkey after a triple bypass 5 years ago. But for some silly reason I smoked in college and luckily stopped although after a few too many drinks you may catch me which is like maybe twice a year! Luckily I don't crave it sober!
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Boo nothing for CA, oh well I guess I have to kill my lungs a little longer Frown
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Quote from KUTCH View Post :
This is a good deal!

However, I STOPPED (notice didn't say Quit) smoking about 3 1/2 years ago as patches and chantix didn't work for me. I did not use anything and have not had any real urges. In my limited experience it is all in the mind (the withdrawal is mostly in the mind). Read a book called "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking [amazon.com]". Saw it posted on slickdeals back then, people raved about it, and I tried it and am very successful....

I firmly believe it is all in the mind. If clear the mind and recognize all the brainwashing then chances for success are astronomical (i.e. very high)...

Enjoy the freedom and stop soon!
I also bought this book. It'll be 3 years next month since I quit. I think if in your mind you actually want to quit and you read this book you WILL be able to quit. If you don't want to quit then no matter what you use or do you will never quit.
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Never been into cigarettes thank God.. I only smoke cigars occasionally.
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I smoked for 25 years and am coming up on my 2 year anniversary of quitting. I quit cold turkey. If you dig into the numbers it's crazy, like half of those who claim to have quit smoking on patches become addicted to the patches! The manufacturers know this and try not to publicize this fact.

Patches just keep you wanting more nicotine. Any addict will want their pre-quit dose of any drug if they are cutting down on their intake of that drug. That's why one cigarette makes you want a whole pack. One patch leaves you wanting more nicotine and is guaranteed torture. Just quit cold turkey, even the government's own stats show that ninety-some percent of long-term quitters quit cold turkey.

I'll stop preaching, sorry.
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