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Biting the Bullet

Posted in Quit experiences 23 Jun 2020

I am nervous about quitting (again)! I am now 52 and have been smoking full time since 16.

It is something that I have to do as I am noticing shortness of breath becoming more pronounced. It probably doesn't help that working from home has seen my daily intake increase.

I have chosen Mon 29th June as my start day! Here goes!

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  • Gemma23 June 23, 2020 | 13:40
    Hi Gerry. It's great that you are making that step of freeing yourself from ciggeraties. This site is a good motive to keep going and the people here are great support
    All the best with the quit date
    You can do it.
    Try allen carrs easy way to stop smoking book.
    I am at the minute reading it and on day 8 cold turkey.
    Positive mind will go along way
  • Gerry1511, South Western Sydney June 23, 2020 | 15:00
    Thanks Gemma.
    I have heard good reports about Alan Carr's book. Will check it out! :)
  • Gemma23 June 23, 2020 | 18:58
    Yea I really do recommend it.i mean what's the worst that can happen.
  • Happiness June 24, 2020 | 8:32
    I think my link to the book is still available and free! Read stories and find the confidence in yourself to ace this mission. We have been brainwashed long enough. Read and learn the truth. Let go of the past and move on to a brighter future. You can quit smoking.
  • Happiness June 24, 2020 | 8:39
    Navigating this site is easy. Click on someones story to leave your comment. Leave a member a message or contact them directly by clicking on their name as above and commenting or ask a question on their story. (An email alerts you when someone comments on YOUR page) Read about their journey from day 1.

    I hope this helps you find the missing link.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast June 24, 2020 | 9:07
    Welcome Gerry 1511. We are all here to help you through those anxious moments, continue with your posts and let us all know how you intend to quit, either Cold Turkey or NRT it doesn't matter how long you have smoked or or how old you are, if Health reasons are part of the story then by all means include these. Whatever the reason the intention and maintenance to remain quit is paramount and not insurmountable, read and learn and research videos as much as possible. You might find reading others posts helps you too.
  • Gerry1511, South Western Sydney June 24, 2020 | 13:25
    Thank you all for the support.
    I admit I am moving to vape - at least in the short term.
    Just had a health check and there is some damage due to smoking so I can't ignore it any longer.
    4.5 days to go!
    I am liking this site already - good to know you are not alone :)
  • Happiness June 25, 2020 | 0:09
    Hello again Gerry. We have had success with some who used vaping as a step in quitting smoking. I hope they can give you some advice.
    While it is the nicotine part that is addictive and the tar most harmful to your lungs, other additives that are harmful we cannot be guaranteed that vaping is any better long term. So if you use it as an nrt I think it has it's place in a quit, but best to also put an end to ASAP. You will still need to overcome the void that it in turn will leave. The psychological part of quitting smoking or vaping ( as we have been admonished for calling it smoking, yet it is inhaling into your lungs) is the longest and hardest part of overcome from what i have read from others. Look to replace the action with a positive one as you cut down on vaping.
    Total freedom is great!
    You can quit smoking and vaping!

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