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touchy subject (smoking)

Im 8 wks and was recently a smoker. My husband still smokes. Really struggling here. I've read all the benefits of quitting esp when pregnant and all the risks to baby if i dont quit. Without tons of judgement, any advice on how to make it last? Im constantly thinking, maybe I could just have one. Need help!
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Hey, l am a passionate  smoker  and a type of person who doesn't get motivated by restrictions or any negative approach. l just found myself quitting little by little... Of course it's bad for the child so each time l take the cigarette l feel guilty and honestly not smoking is much easier for me than l thought. Lets be honest, l wouldn't do it (quitting) for anything in the world (obviously not even my own health, lol) but this...deep inside it is a reason and a good one.
If you already did manage not to smoke, keep on the good work! ;)
btw. while dealing with fatigue l think it's the last thing we need :)
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Thanks everyone! Sometimes it helps just to hear some encouragement from the outside world. I plan on rereading ur posts when I'm feeling weak. And I'm gonna try that jar thing-that sounds mighty gross-maybe just what I need!
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It does get easier, especially once you begin to feel the baby move around.  I too quit once I found out I was pregnant.  I cheated here and there through out my first trimester, maybe once a week.  I was done for good by second trimester.  Unfortunately, my weight gain has been higher than the average pregnancy(I'm up nearly 30 lbs at 30 weeks).  My husband just quit this week.  Good luck!  At this point I don't miss it at all and neither will you!
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I cant imagine how hard that is! It will definitely be a challenge! Just a warning, ciggarette smoking is the most dangerous to do while pregnant. Just took a biopsychopharmacology class last semester. Its actually safer to do heavy street drugs than smoke because it crosses the protective barrier really easy.
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Oh sorry to answer your question about tips besides just blabbing (sorry) dump your hubbs ashtrays in to a jar with holes in the lid, carry it around with you (freaking discusting) weather your a smoker or not. That's a technique they teach in a smoking sensation class my mom attending to help ppl who are trying to quit while others in the home continue to smoke
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No!!!!!! If you've already quit, even just a few days do not go back. I promise in a few more days you will be absolutely repulsed by it. Do not expose yourselfor baby. I was a big smoker, like have the flu still smoking style. I quit after a week of finding out I was pregnant, hardest thing I've my life, cryed myself to sleep after my last cigarette. My husband quit with me, so that was a big help!!!! Your husband should at least try not to smoke around you or be discreet about it around the home if he's not willing to quit also. Your probably past the worst part. Don't turn back, you owe it to yourself and baby to be as healthy as possible!!! Best of luck to you hun
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