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  • Sweet Tea
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    Day 22

    Posted in Getting started 11 Aug 2019
    6 Comments

    I am still here hanging on by a thread. I am now on Day 22 but the last few days have been difficult. I want to smoke. So far I haven't slipped up yet but I think about it a lot. Someone just posted a one year anniversary. This is really an accomplishment. Great job. I know that took hard work and perseverance. Today I am working on making it through the next hour. For now, staying the cours...

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  • Shag67
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
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    Story

    Day 1 20th attempt

    Posted in Getting started 7 Aug 2019
    7 Comments

    Day 1 today in my lifelong love/hate relationship with smoking. I already know that day 3 is my worst enemy, day 21 is my risky complacency day and any form of high stress just sends me straight back to the cigarette counter BUT this time i have new tactics. I have developed diffusion and distraction techniques, I've downloaded and registered on the icanquit app. I've entered the icanquit number...

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  • Sweet Tea
    9
    Stories

    Day 17

    Posted in Getting started 6 Aug 2019
    3 Comments

    I am still here and now on Day 17. The last couple days were particularly difficult. I wanted to smoke but have managed to hold out. Today I was incredibly tired and would have liked nothing better than to have a cup of coffee and two cigarettes, yes two! I had none and here it is the end of the day. Two posts today are from individuals who are well into the journey of never smoking again. ...

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  • Creative8
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    Story

    Slowly getting there

    Posted in Getting started 6 Aug 2019
    3 Comments

    August 06, 2019 | 7:45 Hi there everybody. I am on day 15 of Champix and was feeling that the side effects weren't worth it any more so searched for guidance online. Wow, I have read through some comments and could just keep going. I am down to around 3-4 cigarettes a day now but feel I could drop to one in the morning one at night which is my goal by the end of this week. I have multiple ...

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  • Steph8888
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    Story

    my start

    Posted in Getting started 6 Aug 2019
    4 Comments

    I had food poisoning and was extremely unwell and could not smoke-so now 2 days later I am telling myself the first cigarette will make me feel ill. Crazy as it sounds I can not smoke unless I have a drink as an accompaniment so have told myself that I can have a cigarette without a drink (YUK). I am missing them, I have so many gaps to fill. I am keeping my quitting a secret in case I jinx mysel...

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  • Leeann
    Central Coast
    18
    Stories

    Back on Track

    Posted in Getting started 3 Aug 2019
    6 Comments

    Okay I fell completely off track and was struggling to face requitting. I kept attempting and would only last two days and kept giving in. Then I asked myself was smoking bringing me joy, of course it wasn't it was robbing my pocket, and I felt so ashamed. So I've stopped. Day 6 Today and happy to have found my way back to being a non smoker. I've been reading and following posts with envy. I kno...

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  • Sweet Tea
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    Stories

    Day 10!

    Posted in Getting started 31 Jul 2019
    4 Comments

    So today marks the 10th day of quitting smoking. I'm still on the 14 mg patch wearing it 12-14 hours per day. I have been taking it off a couple hours before bed as I think it disturbs my sleep. In fact, today I woke up shortly after 4 a.m. and after a while I finally just got up. Needless to say, I'm tired! I don't want to be a smoker anymore but it sure does seem appealing at times. I am contin...

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  • M84
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    Story

    Grief and smoking to cope

    Posted in Getting started 28 Jul 2019
    6 Comments

    Hello, I started smoking regularly in late Jan this year when I found out my Mum has 3 weeks to live. She was diagnosed quite suddenly with small cell lung cancer that had spread to tumours in her spine and brain. Her initial diagnosis they maybe she might have a couple of months. But meeting with all the different teams at the hospital within a week and a half the head oncologist one day said t...

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  • Bnol
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    Trying to quit vaping

    Posted in Getting started 27 Jul 2019
    7 Comments

    I need help with quitting vaping. I know this is a smoking forum but vaping is just as addicting and I keep slipping up. I keep telling myself I am going to quit and then two days later I buy another pack. I just need more support because I feel like I am on my own in this so if anyone could help it would be much appreciated if I could get any tips or support in general. Thank You.

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  • Sweet Tea
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    Stories

    Day 6 Still Smoke Free

    Posted in Getting started 26 Jul 2019
    4 Comments

    14 mg Patch I'm on day 6 and it's still pretty tough. I have to make it this time. I started back smoking 2 years ago after not smoking for Twelve Years! All it took was one cigarette and it was downhill from there. This time around, I am on my third try and on day 6. I have been using the Habitrol 14 mg patch and I have six left. I am wondering if I should buy another box or go down to the...

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