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Sassy2
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11/07/2022
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Needing Support

Posted in Getting started 12 Jul 2022
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Hi. I began smoking when I was 16. I first quit 6 months before getting pregnant at the age of 30. I did not smoke for 4 years. It was my most successful quit. I used the patch and online support. After 4 years, I began to have personal issues and smoked here and there. Long story short- I have been smoking on and off for awhile now. Within that time I had a 2 year quit. Ugh- then a major life stressor- and went back to smoking here and there. I am now 55 and really want to quit for good. Reflecting on my experiences- I realized the best quit I had included an online support group. I am planning on using a low dose nicotine patch and the IQuitsystem for support. I know how important it is to stop. I am much happier when I am not smoking- and being healthy, but I definitely need help to get over the hump.

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  • Robn July 12, 2022 | 16:35
    Hi Sassy, you know that hump is in your mind. If you think it will be hard it will be. Just take it one day at a time, look forward to every day, be happy with your decision.
    If you do that you wont be resentful about quitting. It is the best gift you can give yourself.....you know that. We are addicts.....forever. So “ not one puff ever” equals NOPE. You have done it before and you can do it again, but before you just paused for awhile...this time quit.
  • Sassy2 July 12, 2022 | 20:02
    Thank you Robn. You are so right- one day at a time. I am very happy about my decision. (:
  • Happiness July 16, 2022 | 23:00
    You go girl. Make this your last quit! Being happy about this change in your life does make it easier, and it can be Permanent. Enjoy your new found confidence and freedom!

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