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I am the type of person that loves music. I listen to it whenever I get the chance. To/from/at work, cleaning, gardening, going on a walk by myself. Every song on my ipod has spoke to me in some way. So awhile back I decided to create a playlist of songs that motivate me to quit (it's a work in progress). I can tell you why each song made the playlist. Sometimes it was only one line in the song t...
I do not have a hint or tip, I need them. And I am not sure I am posting this correctly so, apologies if I am not.
I have 7 cigarettes left. I was going to quit on my birthday (this coming Friday) but I figure I mght as well do it today. I really hate smoking. I hate everything about it. I have analyzed the crap out of my smoking addiction & of these 3 things I am certain:
1--If I have cigar...
Hi everyone. I'm going on a week's holiday with the money now saved. I'm in a quandary as I'll reach my 100 days while away. I gave up using combination nrt the patches are long gone but I still have the occasional gum. I was planning to give up the gum while away-on holidays, relaxing, no need for nrt etc but reading posts I'm not sure if this is a good idea. Softly and andies both caved on holi...
I started smoking since I was 12-year-old and had attempted quitting more than 30 times.
It was the most challenging and arduous task I have ever undertaken.
Quitting was difficult because I believed that I had given up a real 'pleasure' or 'enjoyment.'
I deprived myself of a thing that I thought would give me 'happiness' it was no wonder why I envied smokers.
But as soon as I unde...
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<em><u>I would have to say that one of the things that has helped me to quit for the 9 days that I have are the 2 stress balls that I bought to occupy my hands. One is a stegosaurus dinosaur and when I squeeze it, green bubbles ooze out the sides. I have another one that is pink, and it has tiny gel like be...
I have a very hectic life very stressful which I would always head straight for a smoke and I don’t want to replace smokes with food.
I’m just wondering how people work through basically life’s challenges how they have worked through it especially in the first couple of days. Please I would love to hear from your experiences
Day 1 and I can’t hold a thought for more than a few seconds, except the thought that I’d like a smoke! I remember when my dad quit years ago. He’d stare out the window with a glass of juice in his hand instead of a cig. I’m replacing each cig with a glass of water, focusing on how clean and refreshing it feels going down.
Hi new quitters! Congrats are getting this far in your quit. I often see new quitters ask when it will get better. My pro opinion (and at 32 months I’m allowed to have one) is that things start to mentally improve on Day 8. Day one is fairly easy. Day two makes you wonder if you can do this. Day three is the WORST because your brain just figured out what’s going on. Day four your brain is hav...
I have been quit of all smokes for 290 days it's been a while since i last posted but wanted to share my experience it seems to me i can not smoke but i have to of had a drink of alcohol. It seems to me that if i run out of alcohol then i'd relapse and start smoking again as alcohol withdrawal is pretty bad but still smoke free and feels good my lungs are alot better now. When i was smoking i wa...
630 smoke free days now
I have found that I still get strong cravings
when I get one I remind myself that is I ignore it, it will be gone in 5 minutes
this knowldge has helped me a lot
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