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M. S

Today is the day

Posted in Getting started 21 Feb 2021

Started Nicotex patch today. Didnt feel craving for the first half of the day but bit itchy now:( I have tried cold turkey a few times but it didnt last so hoping the patch with help. My spouse is a heavy smoker so I am bit nervous about relapse- psychological / habit based rather than withdrawl... I am more determined in a non- dramatic way this time so lets hope!!

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  • softly40, Mid North Coast February 22, 2021 | 8:11
    Welcome M.S Your belief in yourself at this stage is very important, no matter how many times you have tried before you have learnt valuable lessons, this time keep NOPE (not one puff ever) paramount in your mind to be either written or said to yourself as many times in the day as you like.

    Practice meditation skills, there are a few apps online to help you with this, but basically, the best and quickest is to have a few "very deep breaths" whenever thoughts enter your head which do not help you, and "breath out slowly."

    Come back anytime for further help if you need to.

  • Happiness February 22, 2021 | 10:44
    Take time to read our stories and how you to can overcome the addiction. We all had our doubts in the beginning I am sure, but once seeing so many succeed you do come to believe that you can too. BELIEVING is half the battle!
  • Iwant2 February 22, 2021 | 14:31
    Good luck M .S

    You’ll do it, even though living with a smoker makes is harder to win ...

    I live with a vaper .. and have learned to zone her out when she vapes

    Willpower is there for a reason .. just learn to tap into it


  • Red-67 February 25, 2021 | 10:21
    It is withdrawal. Sure the patch will help, and also make the quit longer, but the addiction is smoking. The act, and the nicotine. We trained ourselves to become smokers. Now you need to learn to NOT WANT them. There is a difference between wanting to quit, and not wanting to smoke. It can be easy, even with a smoker around. Let yourself see what they have to do, just to keep the slave driver happy. Try to look at it objectively, and stop thinking like a smoker. You can do this :)

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