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ready to quit

Posted in Getting started 23 May 2019

I have made the decision to quit smoking.I have done this on many occasions in the past even stopping for 2 years once. I am very nervous and worry about failing again and letting down my family.However I need to quit and i am ready to quit so any help or advice would be welcome.

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  • Robn May 23, 2019 | 22:09
    Hi Mark, the best advice I can give you is look forward to the quit, embrace it,,,,do not fear it. This is a life changing journey and if you are not happy about b3ing on the journey, it will make your quit all the harder. Get your mind set right and take it one day at a can do this.
  • Happiness May 23, 2019 | 23:16
    Hello Markbar. Welcome ! We have had a few newcomers in the past couple of days and great advice given to them. I suggest you read the latest posts and the comments given. By doing so, it will give you an understanding of this community, your addiction, what to expect, how to deal with it, the mindset to obtain which makes it easier, and some links I have posted that will help you on this journey. Click on my name and find the Allan Carr e-book for free!

    Anyone can quit smoking. Be Prepared and Be Positive!
  • Rafiki May 24, 2019 | 14:31

    Not an easy journey but you will make it if you remain committed. I took Nicabate which although costed me the same price as a pack of durries it worked well. I took this for the recommended time and just quit, been off the darts for 355 days. Just remember mate NOPE (Not One Puff Ever). I have noticed that alot of people in this forum say hate the cigs. Don't be one of them accept people will smoke if they desire. Happy Travels bud.
  • Robn May 24, 2019 | 16:55
    Hi, when we say hate the cigs....we mean blame them for all they have cost you in your life, health, dollars, self esteem, time etc.
    We don’t mean hate anyone who smokes.....people have the right to choose whether they want to smoke or not.....and we were all smokers once.
  • Happiness May 24, 2019 | 23:54
    So correct Robyn. I still and always did even when first quitting smoking hang with my smoking crowd at poker. At first they wanted to quit and of course I give them advice, but they still smoke and I say nothing. We all know that you can't be bullied into it. You have to want it for yourself.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast May 25, 2019 | 19:28
    Good advice given to you markbar, you are well equipped to try hopefully for the last time, its great to have this forum and should keep you on track. I too have been there, and yes frightened of failure, when this gets overwhelming just take one day at a time, keep going and try not to look back.

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