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Posted in Getting started 02 Jun 2013

ok going to quit tommorow havent gone to get champax or anything so im sacred that i will slip up once again .... but i want to start asap going to doctors tommorow to get champax but everone has said to be on champax before you quit as it is a little easier im affraid that ill slip up again and let my partner and children down .... not sure how i will go as i stress out very easy hopefully i can de stress when cravings hit  at a high 

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  • Winnebago June 02, 2013 | 17:00
    Hi sazza, Congrats on making the decision to quit. Your support network is right here and you can do it. If you know what your triggers are, put measures in place so when a trigger does occur, you have an alternative idea or activity to cope. I walked our dog last night around the block. Have also got rice crackers for the evening when I feel a craving coming on. Read through peoples stories here as this also distracts you and may provide the motivation to remain smoke free. Thats only my tips anyway that I have found are helping me. Champix is definately worth it. Good Luck
  • Gammy, Hunter New England June 02, 2013 | 17:08
    Hey sazza,
    Firstly congrats on your decision to quit. Just remember take it as is comes, 1 day at a time, 1 hour at a time, 1 minute at a time if gets to that. Dont put so much pressure on yourself, Quitting is about you and it's your own battle with nicotine addiction or sounds better saying road to recovery. Be gentle with yourself and honestly take it day by day..
    Good luck and stay strong xx
  • Winnebago June 02, 2013 | 20:45
    Hey Sazza, here, here to Gammy's comments above. Don't put too much pressure on yourself. One hour without smoking is one hour your lungs will appreciate it. Just small steps at a time but we are all here to help. Another tool that has proven successful in the UK is texting someone when you feel like a smoke. In other words, using your support network. Maybe one to consider. A shame this site doesn't have something like that. Cheers, Neil
  • converse June 02, 2013 | 21:27
    Hi Sazza, you are in the right place, this site is a great support. You will succeed in quitting smoking this time... you give up for you and your health ... that is the motivator that will help you over the cravings....because you are the one that is going through them. It is a personal choice which method you use to quit with, whether it is patches, gum, will power or champix. I am using champix, just for many reasons , I went for the best chance of quitting for me...get's me on the road to giving up.Yes on the champix you set a quit date between day 5 and 14 of starting the champix. It does not matter which day you quit it will arrive and it is different for everyone. They help massively, you do not want to smoke at all. I was so apprehensive at first,about quitting,about what method to use, about judgement from others on what method !!! I joined this site and read all the posts, and helps keep you on track and keep the focus. Now I never look back, my skin looks better, I sleep better, proud of myself for doing this. You have all the support you need here, we are all rooting for you. Stay strong will be replying to someone like yourself in a few weeks. Take it easy their is a preparation period beforehand, figure out what method, what you triggers are, tips to help you. good luck and hope to hear from you soon ....take it easy we are all in this fight together...

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