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Hi, was nicotine for 7mpths after heart attack. Then as l started to feel better l niavely thought l was strong enough to have the odd cigarette while socialising but ofcourse ad er know one is one too many so even though not hashing many l am struggling to resist 100percent just need to be 100 percent committed to willpower,strength,determination and honest with myself.Thy will come
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I used to love a smoke when I had a beer so I have bypassed the grog for 4 days now and found the temptation has been reduced. I do love a beer but the odds of me staying off the ciggies if I have a couple or 10 are ridiculous.
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Having spoken over the years to smokers that have started again after long quits there seems to be two triggers. One is a traumatic event and the other is " it was offered so I took it "
For me it seems that I will always have the propensity to nicotine addiction but one day at a time I am not indulging. This seems to work. I also make sure I stay close here on icanquit even though I may not con...
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 ...
Day 140 and going well. Most of my days I don't think of smoking but every now and then it invades my mind. Such delicious and seductive thoughts it plants there, scenarios, little day dreams but I kill that thought like it's a weed and on I go with life. It's a tricky and devious drug that nicotine but when you're in a situation like this try and see it for what it is. Take a step back and see t...
I am really struggling to staying quit. I keep trying after a relapse of not smoking for 10 weeks, but I just can't seem to shake it. I'm not giving up on giving up though. Any words of advise or encouragement for a determined struggler.
Into week four and starting to get mild cravings. I started to think about triggers. My worst trigger was with my cup of coffee in the morning. I have stopped this and now have a glass of orange juice in bed before I get up for my shower. My second trigger was my phone I now turn it off and wait until night and answer any messages. I have convinced myself that smoking is the most foul fi...
Art deep breathing getting out in the garden
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