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New quitter

Posted in Getting started 01 Apr 2020

Hey everyone, I'm new to this community and just wanna sgare my story. I've tried quitting several times in the past and tge longest I've went was 2 months. Every time I started again was because of booze tge craving was just to big and eventually I will give in. I've been smoking/vaping for about 5 years. I'm on day 4 now and quitting with the nicotine patch. This time I've also decided to quit drinking cause I can't control my cravings when I'm having a beer. The patch is really helping me and I think I couldn't have done it without the patch and also reading all of your stories really motivates me and for that I wanna thank each and everyone of you for sharing your story. 🙂🙂

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  • TWS, Northern NSW April 01, 2020 | 22:27
    Hi Gerdus, welcome to "I Can Quit", yes i found the booze unhelpful when i first quit as well, good idea to stay away from it and put your quit first. It's good that you are still trying after a few attempts, 2 months off smoking is a good achievement and you can definitely build on it. I think my success came from continually trying again after failed attempts, i seemed to learn something each time and became a little stronger each time. Anyway good luck with your quitting journey.
  • Happiness April 02, 2020 | 7:32
    Sounds like you are serious. You have learned your weakness and will move past it this time. Joining a quit group gave me confidence and motivation. I never thought that I could quit, but wanting to and realizing it was quite possible made it so, even easy.

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