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  • Cuba
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    Distract Yourself

    Posted in Hints and tips 24 Oct 2021
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    Closing in on 5 weeks quit and the cravings are less. I’m feeling much more confident. I’m finding the best way to beat cravings is distraction. Whatever you can think of to help. Write a list of things you can do instead of smoking. Who wants to smoke anyway it has nothing going for it - super expensive, causes cancer and heart disease, ageing of the skin plus it really stinks. So many other rea...

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    Hard Times

    Posted in Quit experiences 22 Oct 2021
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    I’m almost 4 and a half weeks quit with 1 slip up. I’m still having a few cravings daily but now it’s the mind game of staying quit. I have to admit it’s hard - the day is not so bad night time is quite tough though. I’m doing things to replace smoking in general and next week I’m joining the gym! Need to get some weight off too. I’m trying to stay positive and focus on positive things and thoug...

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    Keeping going

    Posted in Staying quit 18 Oct 2021
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    Almost one month done with one slip done also of one cigarette. I have learnt so much. I am still having cravings and sometimes they’re strong at other times weaker. But I am not having as many cravings as I was even a week ago. They are definitely still on the radar though. I am doing this cold turkey and that is my choice. I’m finding it all a little bit easier every day but some days are still...

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    My process

    Posted in Getting started 15 Oct 2021
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    Hi all. I’m on my about 1000 th attempt to quit smoking for good. That’s a bit of an exaggeration but I have tried many many times and I haven’t nailed it yet. I have smoked for 35 years and this last attempt I did 3 weeks cold turkey then I caved in and smoked one. But I decided I would not relapse. It is just too much hard work going cold turkey then just giving in. I have had major heart surge...

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