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Rb18
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26 days smoke free

Posted in Staying quit 10 Feb 2021
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Hi everyone ! After smoking for 15 years , I’m happy to say I’ve been smoke free for 26 days now. I quit cold turkey . I’ve been using a quit app that’s has helped see how many cigarettes I haven’t smoked ( 516 to be exact ) my skin looks amazing and I can smell properly again. The first 2 weeks were the most difficult but I battled it through with NRT, mints. NRT has helped me a lot with the anxiety to smoke. I’m really happy I can share this milestone: once upon a time I really thought quitting smoking was impossible . But here I am :)!!

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  • Red-67 February 10, 2021 | 9:07
    That's GREAT !
    Right at a month... If you can do a month, you can do forever. You CAN make this your successful quit. There is only one :) There's nothing wrong with using some form of NRT. It has helped many, but it's not cold turkey. :) You've got this. Don't even think of going back.. :)
  • Time2Bfree February 10, 2021 | 11:26
    Well done Rb18! I am on day 20 smoke free. Also on patches, and the occasional spray. But I have reduced the spray a lot - it's now down to once or twice a day. The first week I also used a friend's vape, but in the end that felt too much like smoking, so I stopped. I know everyone's journey is different, but I did a fair bit of reading and the evidence seemed good for using a combination of different kinds of NRT. Even on the strongest patches and having the odd spray I have reduced the nicotine that I used to have in my system by about two thirds and I definitely went through withdrawal in the first 3 days. Going to drop the nicotine level in the patches once I can go a few days in a row without using the spray, but I am in no rush. Slow and steady I think is the best plan for me.

    I also thought quitting was impossible for me. It's great to be on day 20 and proving myself wrong. Congratulations Rb18 on doing the same. Yay us!
  • Happiness February 10, 2021 | 12:54
    Congratulations on meeting the challenge of being a non-smoker. Take the Nrt as needed to make things comfortable, but remember that it is nicotine, and some people have been known to get addicted to them. While the patches keep you with an even input of the drug, nicotine, it is your time to adjust to the pyschological part of the journey. Acceptance.

    You are missing nothing and benefitting in so many ways. Embrace this type of thinking and make quitting smoking easy. Read our stories and be proud of your accomplishment. We can quit smoking. DESIRE and BELIEVE!

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