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I have a question I am on my second day of pre-op diet when I first saw my Dr he ask me if I smoked I said I was vaping he said ok and now after this sickness going around my surgery date been move 2 times now it's June 9th I been vaping now their r saying No vaping, Patches, gum to help to stop I been smoking since I was 17 and now am 58 pretty hard am trying

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Mind over matters if your health is more important to you than you will stop i smoked cigarettes for 15 years and quit cold turkey for my surgery and haven't smoked since I quit its not easy but u can do it vapping isn't better

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it's the nicotine that can potentially cause problems, that's why they're banning the gum and Patches, too.

The first time I quit was with gum - my "quit" lasted about a year. The second time, about five years later, I went cold turkey. It was horrible, but I made it through, as many, many people have - and that was 25 years ago (no way was I going to go back that time - I knew how hard it was to quit!!).

my heart goes out to you - that's a tough addiction to get over. But again, many people have done it, so it IS do-able...

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8 hours ago, vermontgirl152@hotmail.com said:

I have a question I am on my second day of pre-op diet when I first saw my Dr he ask me if I smoked I said I was vaping he said ok and now after this sickness going around my surgery date been move 2 times now it's June 9th I been vaping now their r saying No vaping, Patches, gum to help to stop I been smoking since I was 17 and now am 58 pretty hard am trying

Our bariatric center wont do WLS unless you are nicotine free for 3 months. They do urine tests 2 weeks before and the day of to make sure you are nicotine free or no surgery. I had been a smoker for 30+ years and quit because I wanted this more then smoking. Its really a win win . I quit by vaping with non nicotine vape . Then a year later I started back up. Then I quit again for my breast reduction ( same thing no breast reduction with nicotine in system}You would think that would be it but no I am relentless and started yet AGAIN. I quit for this revision ( yes this is the 3rd time in 3 years) and I will never go back. Its just too hard to keep doing to myself and I actually like being a non smoker !

Edited by Tracyringo

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