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Keep Battling! You got this.

Posted in Quit experiences 12 Feb 2020

Smoking has been my vice for the last 20 years, more so over the last 15 years with high stress jobs.

I have always hated people smoking around me and always hated the smell. I hated that much and was ashamed so much I always did in in secret except for the last few years where I come clean about my addiction.

So many times I tried to kick it but went straight back to it. The best I did was 3 months cold turkey and fell I to the trap again.

I have started again and working with champix and so far 9 days in I have not lit up once. Temptation has been there but I have managed to manage my will power well and keep myself on track by preoccupying myself.

I'm really hoping I can do it this time as I do not want this being part of my story anymore.

I want health happiness and a better bank account and most importantly be there for my family.

It ain't easy every day is a struggle but every day is a winner!

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  • Happiness February 13, 2020 | 3:34
    Adopting the correct attitude rather than just willpower will help immensely. Allen Carr conveys it best. You can quit smoking and stay quit once understanding the addiction and by staying close to this forum.
  • Lando, Hunter New England February 13, 2020 | 9:47
    Hi Rusty. Congratulations on making 9 days! YOU are the winner.

    I did Champix. It helped. Not as much as having the right mindset. And I reckon you have it. Your post smacks of it. You have got this.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 13, 2020 | 23:02
    Hi there Rusty, I believe that you have got this beat even if you say you struggle with it. The thing with having the right mindset can make the Quit easier..... To some of us it means,,,,You have to really want to Quit and truly believe that you can do it. And a single mindedness of determination that keeps you going for good.

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