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Turnip
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I need help to keep going

Posted in Hints and tips 12 Nov 2017
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Day 11 and find this battle so hard,using gum and not smoked but can't get rid of these cravings .

Any tips on how to dig deep and not give in 😫

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  • This is it...no more excuses , Hunter New England November 13, 2017 | 8:57
    Hi Turnip, day 65 here dont give up. I see you live in Sydney so money should be a great short term motivator to give up. In the short time i have stopped smoking my smokes have already gone up $5 a packet. I kept saying to myself 1 month of feeling crap but then a life filled with wealth and good health. I know it is hard I smoked a pack a day for 34 years, just take deeps breaths and drink water. You can do it...good luck
  • Red-67 November 13, 2017 | 10:26
    Hi Turnip :)
    The best advice I can offer, is to find a way to make the smoke something you do not want, not something you can't have.. It may sound simple, but it made my quit, after 45 years a smoker, fairly simple... Sure, I had 3+ weeks of withdrawal, but never really craved or wanted a smoke. When I started, I made a smoke something I never wanted again.. I never wanted to be that slave again. That was near 9 months ago.. You will not crave something you do not want.. Right ?? It can work for you too..
  • Safe2017 November 16, 2017 | 18:58
    Hi Turnip, You are doing the right thing by chewing gum. It gets better. In the beginning of my quit I played mind games. I imagined that there is a valve between my mouth and my lungs . Whenever I had a great urge to smoke I imagined that I turned the valve off and no smoke could get into my lungs. Silly but it helped. Good luck and stay strong.
  • Turnip, South Western Sydney November 17, 2017 | 23:15
    Thanks for you support guys 😊 Day 16 and getting less cravings and feeling a lot better in knowing I have NOT smoked 485 cigarettes 😳Wow in 16 days now that's a reality check let alone $600 saved 🤗
    Still chewing gum and drinking heaps of water, I smoked a pack a day for 40yrs so one day at a time but feeling positive 😊
  • Turnip, South Western Sydney November 17, 2017 | 23:16
    Thanks for you support guys 😊 Day 16 and getting less cravings and feeling a lot better in knowing I have NOT smoked 485 cigarettes 😳Wow in 16 days now that's a reality check let alone $600 saved 🤗
    Still chewing gum and drinking heaps of water, I smoked a pack a day for 40yrs so one day at a time but feeling positive 😊

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