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Hi guys !! So I’m VERY new and just signed up.. I’ve been smoking for a few years now.. and want to quit! I know I must sound silly but I’m so afraid to quit and gain weight (stupidity) I know! Any hints or tips to beat the fear and go for it. 😊
i am reallyreally proud of you lori. once you pass the first week you have entered the good zone so let the games begin. we are all behind you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
thank you Robn and Happiness, everyone that reaches this site are willing to give them up. i understand how hard it is but there are so many toxins in tobacco and its been proven that smoking will kill you.i beg you all to give them up. once you pass the first week you start to realize your health is starting to improve. yes the craving is terrible but when you shout out NO this tends to calm you...
I have bipolar disorder and smoking helped me for a long time but when I was given a chance to be part of the nsw riot squad as in the nsw police force and help out in the Mardi gras and protest or rally's I wanted to give up on smoking to be able to help the community and members of the public to feel safe and secure and the children as well but most of to save money
I’m doing this as I have to be smoke free for a while before op on 28Nov
My 2 year old loves to run, every day he says "Daddy I want to run" at first I could keep pace with him by walking but as the weeks went by I found I was having to jog to keep pace, it was then I realised that he is not going to slow down, he will only get faster and why should my smoking disadvantage him, it's not fair on him, so I made my appointment with the doctor for Champix, and I have bee...
After seeing deterioration of my teeth and gums, and lack in health, I took that as a massive wake up call. I wish I had never ever picked up this awful habit.
I don’t know if this is the right column to share my concern. I used to smoke a lot back in the 90s. I decided to quit smoking in 2005 and I never smoke till last year. I was stress and I just find myself smoking again. Now I want to quit again but I am having a hard time quitting. Most of the time I feel upset and depressed after smoking.
Writing this out in case i can help others on there journey.
- my mother passed away from cancer when i was 13, she was a smoker too, if any of you have a similar story use that as a strength to help stay quit.
- find something to keep your hands busy. Look up a diy craft on YouTube. Knit. Or draw, colour in, video games. I make pom poms silly but they work at keeping me busy.
- exercise, try ...
I like to smoke but have realised lately that I REALLY am not enjoying them as I used to.
About 80% of my smokes I would only smoke about 3/4 of the cigarette anyway before butting our and thought this is a waste.
But how do I break the stranglehold these things have over me as I have been smoking for 30 years?
Perhaps it’s my daughter telling me I smell; perhaps it’s the financial strain I am...
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