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Posted in Getting started 03 Aug 2020

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  • Happiness August 03, 2020 | 22:33
    We are here to support one another and know how you are feeling. Do not e afraid. Fear will only stop you and keep you prisoner. Think positive. Desire freedom from the nicotine. We did it and so can you. Read and learn . Use what you think will work for you. Try again and again if necessary. Every attempt teaches us something and rings us closer to success. Set your date. Welscome!
  • softly40, Mid North Coast August 04, 2020 | 7:44
    Welcome Syn, make a date to quit and read all of the posts to help you through, if you haven't done so, then come back anytime.
  • Safe2017 August 05, 2020 | 3:46
    Someone else posted this on another site but I think it's pretty much on the dot. Good Luck.

    You will want a cigarette immediately and that's normal

    Patches and medication help.

    Drink ice water.

    You may need to vent very strongly every day.

    Connect with other quitters.

    Expect to gain at least 45 minutes a day.

    Chew gum. A lot of gum.

    Sooner than you think, you will breathe easier.

    You will still be coughing for a while.

    You sleep a lot better.

    You will get better dental check ups. And less colds.

    Almost inevitably, something stressful will happen. It's a test. Take it 5 minutes at a time.

    Never forget that you are one puff away from a habit.

    Your skin will clear up. The circles under your eyes will disappear.

    Food tastes better.

    You can take a deep breath without coughing.

    You will have a wider circle of friends.

    You may need to go on antidepressants.

    Take it five minutes at a time. Don't worry if you have to extend your meds, or your patch. You will get through this.
  • tobaccoisevil, Northern NSW August 10, 2020 | 9:58
    Hope your Doing Well. Get busy, then Sleep when your Tired. Plenty of Vitamin C wil flush the Body. Prayer and Meditation for the Soul will set you Free. Re igniting the Addiction starts with that one Puff. All the Best.

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