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I was a long term (40 yrs), heavy smoker (50 plus daily), attempting Champix for the 4th time. This time, instead of giving up after a week I persevered to let my body get used to & settle with some side effects which encouraged me to continue. I still had side effects, other than laxatives, I struggled & coped with the rest because I was determined. After a couple of weeks I only smoked 1 a day ...
I am proud I can now finally say I am 9 days without smoking. I smoked around 20 cigarettes a day for more than 10 years and after a couple of attempts I now finally decided to quit forever. The reason I wanted to post is to share my point of view regarding the emotional reactions witch all of us have to endure during our first months without smoking. In my case I could describe it as an emotio...
Today is my first day of being smoke free. I am going well, been to see my doctor and got and filled a script for patches. I have been tempted to smoke, but when I feel the urge to I use NRT and deal with it in my thoughts, and re assess my goals and reasons for quitting. I know I can do this!!!!
been easy nope, been doable though.
I do not have physical cravings only thoughts and that's where the addict lives in my head, so the more time that passes the weaker he gets as no is easier than yes.
I can not today think of one good reason to light up other than if I want to commit slow and painful suicide.
it hasn't been easy and I am happy for that as doing the hard yards really sti...
I need to stop for health and well-being
This idea is for all those who have tried to give many times before and needs to succeed this time.
Vaping is a replacement to smoking without all the negative cancer causing effects of tobacco.
This is the only thing that has worked for me and this time, I'm confident I can beat smoking tobacco for good.
Every time I have tried to give up, I was a mess for three to 6 months till I went bac...
Well here I am, a year to the day after I decided to quit smoking. 365 days smoke-free. There were times I never, ever thought I would get here. At times I thought I was going crazy, that I would never be the same. It was foggy and yuck and I didn't like who I was without ciggies. It felt like losing a best friend.
But I did it. I pushed through - and you can too! I don't care if it sounds che...
Look far and wide, however you will never find a tobacco company executive that uses the product.
They understand the science behind their products...
Never quit quitting. This time I won. 4th time on champix but I was scared of not smoking or what it would be like without them. I started smoking at 11yo am now 42! I guess I made the decision to hate nicotine and the way smoking ruled my time. I've had to give up beer too (JUST FOR NOW) cos as many of us know drinking and smoking ... Need I say more.
For some it...
I am trying to quit for the first time. It is day 2 and so far I have only given in once (I am quite proud)However, my appetite has gone crazy!!
I never realised how much smoking suppressed my eating until now!
I am constantly starving! what are some good foods to eat (At the moment i am scoffing down anything I can get my hands on)
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