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Overcoming the temptation

Posted in Hints and tips 03 Aug 2016

Today is my first day of being smoke free. I am going well, been to see my doctor and got and filled a script for patches. I have been tempted to smoke, but when I feel the urge to I use NRT and deal with it in my thoughts, and re assess my goals and reasons for quitting. I know I can do this!!!!

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  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney August 03, 2016 | 16:49
    Hi Mickjc1975......nrt does help but also try to space usage as long as possible. I done that when i quit and now in my 17th day i do not feel so reliant on the nrt lozenges. The cravings do subside after the 1st week. Good luck and keep fighting.
  • IC August 03, 2016 | 17:49
    just get through today and then do what you did today tomorrow and obviously you don't want to be reliant on another form of nicotine so as above.

    so well done !!

  • Cranky76 August 03, 2016 | 20:32
    if you can do one day then logically you can do another. Good on you and keep on fighting it. See the craving and pain for what it is, a complete mind game. You can be stronger than that, before you know it you will at one week..
  • Mickmono, Mid North Coast August 09, 2016 | 17:20
    Been smoke free for 24 hrs now ,not easy but going ok so far . Have been an on again off again smoker for too long and alcohol is my major trigger . Really want to give those smelly dirty cigarettes the flick and I do need assistance.
  • Reb, Illawarra Shoalhaven November 15, 2017 | 19:56
    I have been 48 hours now with no smoking I went 2 dr she recommend net patches i had trouble with them not sticking so someone told me 2 put one on my top of foot with socks n shoes on works well cravings were still bad now have 2 on n alternative them every 24hrs not craving at all now but a few headaches n weird dreams wat the heck at least I've stopped n do sent bother me so Wat's a few headaches 😉
  • Reb, Illawarra Shoalhaven November 15, 2017 | 20:02
    Good on u u can do it keep up the good work 😉

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