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Hunter New England

Struggling at times

Posted in Staying quit 14 Dec 2018

Too early for me to give hints

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  • Sphinx, Hunter New England December 14, 2018 | 16:32
    Almost 12 wks am mostly doing great but every now n then I really struggle....frightened of how I have failed in past
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW December 14, 2018 | 18:14
    im almost 7 weeks smoke free and its not all beer and skittles for me,
    beer no skittles, and I have to tell you that when I halt my NRT inhalers I will be a little frightened too! Because I have had that one PUFF in the past and Im not going to fall into that trap ever again.
    Please stay off the smokes. Dont light up after 12 weeks.
    THATS 3 months,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • Bradj62, Hunter New England December 14, 2018 | 19:38
    Hang in can be tough at times, but the end result makes it worth while. It gets easier, avoid any situation that you can that keeps you away from them. You have gone this far, great effort and don't look back :-)
  • Robn December 14, 2018 | 20:26
    Hi Sphinx, read as many of the posts on this site as you can....whenever you are struggling. You will notice that there is a lot of chatter about really is key to a permanent quit. Make that smoke something you hate and never want again...really think about it...if you are honest with yourself you will realise it gave you what is there to crave? Do you crave spending mega bucks to buy cigarettes, do you crave smelling like an ashtray, do you crave the health issues smoking will eventually give you, do you crave the dependence and slavery to smoking? There is nothing good or positive in smoking and there is no good reason to want to smoke. You are three months into your new life and you are in the drivers seat on this are a non smoker, stay that way forever.
    Don’t make the last three months be a total waste of your can and will do this...because it is what you want and deserve.
  • Happiness December 15, 2018 | 1:33
    Hi Sphinx and welcome to iCanQuit. This is a wonderfult forum with great support and advice for any concern about your quit. You have made 2 great decisions already, the first of course is deciding to become a non-smoker, and then coming here to make your journey easier. Your third good decision will be to follow Robn's advice and read all about the mindset.

    We truly believe it can and will make a difference if you WANT to become a non-smoker. Once you lose the desire to smoke, you have no cravings, and the whole experience is much easier, hence sustainable and you will quit smoking with no regrets forever! You are doing great at 12 weeks! Believe you will be the winner and you will be. Those cravings are hurting the remainder of the nicotine monster more than you. They are its death throes, for it now knows the jig is up. We are wiser now, and we have other friends now.

    For those who can honestly admit to themselves that they are not sure about truly Wanting to quit, but are rather forced by loved ones or health issues, this is also a tool to learn about yourself. See how you were affected by this nicotine addiction, how you can change it and how not to be afraid to live like a non-smoker.l

    There is nothing to fear but fear itself! You have concerns or questions , we are here to ask. We are with you all the way.

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