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I’m 52 and started smoking from the age of 15. I’m an asthmatic with heart arrhythmia and not doing myself any favours to my health or the back pocket for that matter. Tried on numerous accounts without success. Smoking has taken its toll over the years and not sure if it’s failure that’s stopped me trying over again or the fact after a meal, coffee or stressed a cigarette is my best friend. Coll...
Well today is day 1. Sadly i have already slipped up this morning while drinking coffee as soon as i woke up. But i did put a patch on and im going to try and keep from smoking for the rest of the day. Im more worried about going to work in 2 days. As a waitress, there is a lot of stress and triggers for me at work and as much as i would love to get rid of those triggers, i can't. Im going to hav...
My experience with the Forum is awesome. The Forum helps you talk to others who understand and who can inspire and support you. It's what gets me through sunrise to sundown . Patches help you get rid of the nicotine but friends help you through the other times
Well, after 35yrs of smoking, it’s time to take the plunge to give up. I’m a bit worried about how my head will cope though. I already have anxiety and depression after giving up alcohol 5 yrs ago. I now just drink coffee and smoke all day. As I’m on the disability pension, I don’t work and am home all day, this boredom will be my challenge.
I’m struggling to pay bills and stay on top of things ...
Well today is my first day since last nite. Keeping my self occupied and calm and being aware of my triggers is the trick.
10 days ago I started on Champix to quit smoking. I have tried Champix in the past with no luck due to nausea but after failed attempts of cutting down, cold turkey and NRT over the past few months I’d had enough and took my first tablet 10 days ago.
This time on Champix I’ve made sure I have something to eat before having my morning and evening tablet and the nausea is almost no...
I gave up smoking with Patches and Gum 18 days ago.
I read Allen Carr’s easy way and for the past 5 days it was easy enough to go cold turkey.
Amazingly my withdrawals aren’t that bad.
Well worth a read for anyone having trouble with quitting.
I have started today I smoked my last cig this morning before work.
I quit smoking for 10 years in my 30's then after a night out I tried one and was hooked again badly. I am now trying again after 20 years. Just turned 66 yo
I plan to use Nicorette Inhaler and Vaping ( not nicotine based )
It's different every time. It's different for every person.
I started smoking at 12 . I stopped the first time in June 2016. Cold turkey. It's nothing like this time .
Picked back up a cig. In Oct. 2018. After a disaster. Feb. I was told I had Hypothyroid. We tried me on Levox. Which took less then 4 months for my body to become allergic to it. My thyroid was at an 11 I had crashed. Then this...
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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