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ehw
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cravings

Posted in Quit experiences 14 Oct 2017
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126 smoke free days

still get strong cravings but have learned to ignore them until they go away

I just needed to realize the cravings disappear fairly quickly when ignored

I only have 2 concerns now

my lungs do not seem to be coughing up that black flem

so I am now wondering if I had developed COPD before I quit

and maybe I should go see a doctor to find out

also I read that I should watch my caffeine intake

ooops ,,, a good cup of coffee is my most effective way to battle the cravings but I am wondering if all this coffee is a bad thing

anyway heading for another month of being smoke free

I smoked 54 years and 3 packs a day for last few years

if I can quit so can you,,, just make up your mind that you are tougher than the habit

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  • weewillem October 14, 2017 | 9:35
    Wow, that's four months! Congratulations. It must feel marvellous being free at last and never having to smoke again.

    I hope that your lungs recover. Keep us posted.
  • CoffeeBean, Mid North Coast October 15, 2017 | 11:37
    Thats great. I have made many quit attemps before. Today is day one for me. Well done. Might i suggest trying some camomile tea instead of coffee? Far calmer effects and caffiene free.
    Well done. Keep it up.
  • Dobbin October 16, 2017 | 18:34
    Hi ehw. Like you I quit after many years of smoking ( 53 ). It is unlikely we would have escaped Scott free of damage and in my case it was hardening of the arteries. I had 3 stents before I gave up. At 69 years of age I would expect my health to deteriorate in any event. Good idea to visit the doctor of course as , I you were like me , avoiding the inevitable was a way of life till I quit. ( Now over two years quit ). Good luck
  • Margo59, Central Coast October 17, 2017 | 21:12
    I am a newbie been smoking for 43 years 1 packet 25 per day 6 days smoke free with patches.

    Sometimes patches arnt very effective have withdrawals and feeling of lonieness and very emotional hope this is normal .Ok
  • ehw October 18, 2017 | 7:30
    Hey people .. thanks for the positive comments
    Margo. Everyone is different... IN my case the patches did.nothing to help me.. the. Gum. Did a bit
    I went with the Champix and that helped me a.lot
    Good luck on your quitting... please don't give in
  • ehw October 18, 2017 | 7:32
    Dobbin ... 2 years... good on you
    I.hope I can say the same in another 1 year 8 months
  • ehw October 18, 2017 | 7:34
    Weewlllem
    Day 1 keep.going it will get easier
    Don't let the cigarettes win
  • ehw October 18, 2017 | 7:36
    Wee Willem
    Sorry got.mixed up.here
    How long have you been quit for?
  • ehw October 18, 2017 | 7:40
    Coffeebean
    Hey someone named coffee bean recommending tea...lol
    Day 1 lets make it day 30
    Don't give up
    Keep going it will be worth it in the end
    Cigarettes and those that make a fortune selling them are evil

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