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I have been addicted to nicotine lozenges for ten years. They are making me terribly ill. I have made my quit date for Wednesday. Does anyone have any tips?
I’m still having a craving or 2 most days. They can be really difficult to deal with. I have to keep reminding myself that I have made the decision and that to go all the way to the start again would be a disaster.
I find social situations the hardest, also something to do when sitting outside. I saw some people on their break from work having a smoke together and it made me want to have one.
Hi after 3 days cold turkey and my irritability sky high,I phoned the lovely lady at the Quitline who advised me to get the gum, which I have now done.I don't want cigarettes, just to be rid of the withdrawal. It is intense no doubt about that. So still sticking with my determination that I will not smoke again. 4 days now and I don't ever want to have to go through this nightmare again. Keep up ...
Today is my day 1, again. Although this time I’m feeling a lot more content and ready than the times in the past. I have made a plan with steps which I can follow,
including to more regularly check in on this forum and update how I’m feeling/where I am at on my journey. I don’t have social media, but my boredom makes me check my emails 1000 times a day haha, boredom I’ve realised...
Juggling. I was working and really struggling to focus. I went out to bring washing in to try to distract me. Put a pair of socks together and used them to juggle. It was a good distraction
I am wondering if anyone could suggest a good quality guided visualisation i could access, whether found on an app, or on youtube? I am a bit fussy when it comes to these, but any suggestons from people who are actually using them and on the same journey as me to not smoking, would be helpful!
I have actually lost track of how long I have now been quit but I think I have just passed exactly 3 months. It doesn’t sound like that much but for me it feels like a great achievement. I will now be seeing in the new year free of cigarettes and nicotine! It’s been very much worth all the trouble.
I’m now focused on my new life as that’s what it’s like.
Today is day 7 and its amazing to me how 1 week can change how i feel completely for the better!
I got a full nights sleep last night compared with the insomnia on first 2-3 nights.
The mornings are rough but with changing the routine and way of thinking and some proper breathing exercises the cravings can be pushed aside .
I've smoked for 30+ years with too many quit "practice runs" that i fe...
There is a small country in the the pacific aiming to become cigarette free in a few years. The rest of the world is beginning to sit-up and take notice. Other countries are starting to believe it is possible because this country was the first in the world to allow women to vote in elections. Also, the first official climber to conquer Mount Everest (Edward Hillary). First sea harbour to ban nuc...
Another attempt after so many restarts. I have been on this vicious roller coaster ride. I get to a couple of weeks feeling good and think I’ll just have one which of course turns into a packet. has been my quit for the last year no wonder I’ve been feeling exhausted and just so defeated. Need to get this done once and for all. I just want to feel better and happy. Need to stop
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