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Posted in Quit experiences 28 Nov 2018
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Tomorrow is my quit day AGAIN. I have been doing the Cessate Research program with UNSW and know the Champix works but it did make me feel a little spacey and sometimes feeling sick if not eaten enough as you have to eat with Champix. Anyway, I know I have just have to get committed to my health and I know how much better I feel when I don't smoke and how much my cardio fitness improves.

I am 51 next January and do not want to waste any more of my time or money smoking and worrying about all the health risks that comes with smoking. Good luck with everyone. Marianne

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  • Happiness November 29, 2018 | 3:04
    Hi Lizza, you have come to a great site for support and advice. Lots of great success stories to encourage you as well. The body is a wonderful thing, it can heal itself after all the abuse we have given it. But it will thank you for not abusing it any longer and for giving it plenty of water and proper nutrients. You do feel better almost immediately. The Mind is a powerful thing too and the nicotine has had done a number on it as well. The mind too also has to be healed and re-programmed. Change your routine so you don't automatically reach for the cigarette and remind you it is no longer a part of your life. Do the 4 D/s to get through a craving.

    Nicotine withdrawal only lasts 3 to 5 days. (Hasten it by drinking water and eating detoxifying foods to hasten the process)Also exercise helps. The nicotine is out of your system by then... do not revert to nicotine products (of course better to use NRT than smoking) simply because 20% of the battle is won and even NRT users have to go through the next 80% of the battle which is the psychological part. It does not mean that the 80% will take longer, you can hasten the process with a solid mindset or possibly skip it altogether as i did.

    I did not read Allan Carr's book ( that explains this mindset in 400 pages ) until after i had already quit smoking , but i have shared what i had done and have learned, in my posts) Allan Carr has an 86% success rate where he advised smokers in one 5 hr seminar and they walked away as non-smokers. My hubby got it from the library after i quit and happy to say he is a 4 day non-smoker and doing well. I will post another story in a few days to let you know whether he has cravings after day 5.

    You can do this. We are all here for you.

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