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It is 2 years and seven months since I first shared a story here, just one line that I had given up.
In all this time I have tried to give up over twenty times. The best result was just over a month.
So here I am again in the first hour of giving up. Now more than ever the financial pressure of smoking is simply beyond my resources. Health wise it does lower my mood and of course general fitnes...
I have just smoked the last of my tobacco.
I have two patches on and my nicorette lozenges at hand.
I have tried without any NRT and I can no longer even get through a day without it. I do agree with many punters that to do cold turkey is the best way ultimately as it gets all the nicotine out of your system and off the reliance on the actual drug, BUT! I need the help to quit now....
So some months have passed now since I was cutting down and going to give up. Well, I didn't and here I am with a small amount of tobacco saying, "I have to give up".
I'd cut down then go back up, kept pushing my quit day back. A couple of times I gave up for part of a day. I even had little giving up ceremonies.
I read Allen Carr's book on giving up and followed his method, but got ...
Firstly thank you for the support I have been receiving on here, it means a lot and has inspired me. Without this site I would have done what I usually do and forgotten my intent and gone back to smoking like a chimney. Some nights I have spent over an hour reading people's posts and not smoked. There are so many inspiring stories and helpful tips which I am very thankful for.
I have made a much better effort of cutting down today then I did yesterday. I have thus far managed to smoke around 19 less cigarettes than I would have in my 19 hour day.
I put each one in individually on my chart as I smoked and I need to really look at handling stress without lighting up and not having one after a meal. That would have cut down a further nine. I tried delaying a...
Yesterday I proudly announced I was a non-smoker. I lasted eight hours and slipped up. I looked closely at why I have failed at so many attempts to give up and see this recurring pattern.
Every time I try and go from smoking a lot every day to cold turkey and freak out. I quickly become depressed and find I hide out in bed to avoid not smoking.
I tried hard not to beat myself up for failing but...
I became a non-smoker at 10:45am!
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