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  • Kim26
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    Fight like a Tiger

    Posted in Hints and tips 25 Apr 2017
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    The other day I had a stranger asking me for a smoke. It was so exhilarating to say, "sorry, I don't smoke" whereas on occasion I've given someone a smoke. I am a huge Australian Football League (AFL) and my team are the Mighty Tigers, Richmond Football Club. I was watching my boys play last night and win 5 straight so far for the season. I was a wonderful feeling not having to fight thro...

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  • Xanto
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    Champix

    Posted in Hints and tips 18 Apr 2017
    1 Comment

    1. You need a good reason or motivation to quit. Whether it be for health reasons, request from a loved one, or even financial. 2. Set a yourself a start date and stick to it. 3. Switch to a lighter cigarette. 4. Never take Champix on an empty stomach. 5. Don't skip days, take Champix as prescribed. 6. Don't stop taking Champix for at least 2 weeks after you've stopped smoking. 7. Keep any ...

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  • Cranky76
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    You CAN do this.

    Posted in Hints and tips 17 Apr 2017
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    I remember watching non smokers and wondering how they did it. How did they not smoke after a meal? It seemed impossible to me, the thought of being eating and not instantly needing/wanting /thinking of a cigarette seemed very foreign. How was I going to be able to sleep, drink alcohol or even be able to be around smokers if I quit? How would I handle a crappy day at work? handle a crisis? How ...

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  • VJ_R
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    First Day

    Posted in Hints and tips 17 Apr 2017
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    Hi all, today is my first day I'm going to quit my smoking habit. I know its tough to do but I really hope someone out there can help me out. My last cigarette I had at 2pm today. I'm going to be free from nicotine. I re-frame my mind and make my will strong enough. Pls wish my success and keep pray and motivate me.

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  • Kim26
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    Sugar Free Mints

    Posted in Hints and tips 17 Apr 2017
    13 Comments

    Hi everyone, The other day marked 5 weeks smoke free and I am completely stoked!! I'm using a patch but have slowly started to reduce how long I wear it for the past week because I do fully understand that the use of NRT products aren't forever. At the start, I used to have around 6 NRT lozenges a day also. I'm in the process of trying to reduce these also. Yesterday I only had 3 lozenges becau...

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  • Red-67
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    A look at E-cigs.

    Posted in Hints and tips 14 Apr 2017
    26 Comments

    As of today, I am 2 months, without a smoke, and feeling surprisingly good. Almost like I had never smoked ! A big part of my success, I owe to the people here :) Thanks a bunch :) ! ! ! ! ! --- Here, being a quitter, is a good thing. Only 7 out of 100 do ! --- As a curiosity, research type thing, I decided to really look at the Ecig, as a quitting aid.. Now, to be clear, I am not talk...

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  • Red-67
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    Change the way we think.

    Posted in Hints and tips 31 Mar 2017
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    I am at the end of week 6, and as one of the lucky ones, I guess, I want to share some observations, that may help others. What ever method you choose, when you start this fight, the most important thing is the mindset that you WANT this. As you can read, in my other post, I cut down over a short time, and then just quit. I had smoked an average of a pack a day for 45 years, and by day 30, h...

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  • Kim26
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    Challenging day

    Posted in Hints and tips 26 Mar 2017
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    Well at Day 16, I could have caved very easily. Had a really ordinary day today and I admit, I sooooo wanted to just give in and go buy a pack. It really hit me that days like this can occur and finding new ways of dealing with crappy days can be a challenge for sure. I ended up putting music on and zoning out whilst going for a walk. I wish my surgery would just happen already so that I can retu...

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  • Kim26
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    Never give up

    Posted in Hints and tips 25 Mar 2017
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    Hi all, I just want to say that no matter which way you decide to become smoke free, you're a winner in my eyes! This post is for those cutting down, who are smoke free and who are doing it no matter the method a person tries. It's way better than remaining a smoker. Even those who have a slip up, you're human, if you get back on the bike, then just keep pedalling forward and don't look ...

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  • Kim26
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    Day 14 Done and DUSTED

    Posted in Hints and tips 24 Mar 2017
    3 Comments

    I'm so happy to say I've reached 2 weeks smoke free. It's tough but nothing like I imagined it to be. I feel so much better already. Yes, I still miss it sometimes but I never want to go back. I'm a mad AFL supporter and the season started last night with my beloved team, the Mighty Richmond Tigers winning their first game. Whoop Whoop. This girl is going to fight like a Tiger to stay quit...

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