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Drink lots of fruit smoothies - I am 33 days quite after 40 years and noticed that I get so thirsty all the time. So I have been drinking losts of fruite smoothies and boy are they good.
What I didn't realize when I quit smoking was how much time I was losing by smoking. Not just the time at the end of life but the time during my life. I smoked about 25 cigs a day which took about 10 minuets per cig. That's over 4 hours a day wasted. I think this is one of the reasons quieting is so hard. You sit around with all that spare time with nothing to do but wish you had a cig. Time for...
I'm using patches and found that the 1st couple of weeks was easier for me to also carry the nicotine lozenges. I'd only take one when the cravings got bad. After that first couple of weeks I didn't need them anymore, until I went to step two with the patch for the first week. I will do the same when I go to step 3. And probably carry them when I'm done with the patch for awhile, just in case. I'...
😫can someone please tell me why I’m having the worst anxiety of my life? The physical side effects are getting unbearable. My chest literally feels like it’s crushed and I can’t breathe right. My chest is tight and all that’s on my mind is smoking. I didn’t think it would be this hard. Will this go? I just need help with the crushing feeling. I’m in hospital 3 days post ob (breast abscess) and I...
I quit 2 days ago with a patch. This isn’t the first time I have quit. My problem is staying quit. My past quits have been cold turkey, gum or patches. I know with me it is totally more of a mental addiction. I’ve joined this forum for support from other quitters and maybe helpful tips you can give and to give support to future quitters.
Hi all. First time joiner and poster 😊 I started smoking age 14, quit age 31 for 8 years then started again 3 years ago. I’m 23 days in of ditching the death sticks and have found it relatively easy. I think this is because I had an easy experience when I quit the first time and know that I can live very happily as a non smoker because I did it for 8 years! I have used patches (21mg) as they hel...
Hey peoples so this is the hardest thing for me to do I try and fail try and fail please help I want to quit I do but I just don't now even having a ciggy I just let it burn away most of the time I get out of breath I tried patches alone bit I feel l need something more please someone advice is good either pleasant or harsh all is welcomed
If you are struggling with the withdrawal of nicotine or even the old practice and routine and habit of smoking. Here are some of the sayings of EX- smokers that we all can use in our thoughts whenever a thought of temptation enters our minds.
I dont smoke.
Not one puff ever. (N.O.P.E)
I am boss (Not you nico-Demon- Or monster)
I am strong.
One day at a time.
Tomorrow will be be...
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Many people can come to Change Their Minds and Make the Changes needed to embrace this journey, but some and probably most are older and retired like I am with many hours to fill . While we know that taking up a good habit to replace a bad one is beneficial, we cannot do that 24/7. We did not smoke that much either, but in those first days I am sure it is on the mind of some and may feel like tha...
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