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Spot 60
Murrumbidgee
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4/04/2019
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Slow and steady

Posted in Getting started 05 Apr 2019
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Hello everyone,

I have been a smoker on and off since 1982 I was smoking 60 per day....

I had a stent put in my heart last December. Since the I have been trying to quit.

Can't do Champix as after successfully using them once, on the second attempt I was suicidal after 1 week. Patches? I developed an allergy to them. Lozenges not good either.

I have been using Zyban for a while now and have gone from 60 down to around 10-15 per day. I stalled for a while for a week or so but am now getting back on track.

I want to Stop my 2 daughters worrying about me, stop burning money, get my health back. The amount of money I now fork out on Medication related to my smoking is getting out of control.

I want to quit for life!

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  • Happiness April 05, 2019 | 15:10
    Hi Spot 60 . You have come to a great site for support and understanding. You are not alone on this journey and it is a quite doable one . Zyban nor any aid alone will guarantee you a sustainable quit. That comes with the understanding of nicotine and your relationship with it. Read all you can about the addiction, here and on line. Retrain your mind to a new way of thinking and acceptance of being a non-smoker. Do not fear it or miss it but embrace the journey as the best thing you could ever do for yourself and family. Positive thinking goes a long way in making it possible.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 05, 2019 | 22:25
    Hi spot 60, welcome aboard, one thing I cannot stop enjoying is how quickly our bodies try to recover, I have been smoking 35 years, bad sinus sore throat, you name it, raspy voice, 5 weeks smoke free and I am feeling GOOD, still a ways to go but enjoying this new journey. You will save two fold, cigarettes and medication, think of these reasons and particularly your daughters, you can do this.
  • Spot 60, Murrumbidgee April 09, 2019 | 15:23
    Thanks Team, I was wondering about the Book How to Quit for life, and if it is on here?

    10 Cigarettes Saturday the blowout Sunday morning the other 10 in the pack...

    Still persisting. Thanks for the support.

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