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Trying to quit when living with a smoker

Posted in Hints and tips 12 Feb 2012

I can not praise nicotine chewing gum enough.  It made me feel sick in the beginning until I found out  that you only chewed for a few seconds when you felt a craving and then tucked the gum under your tongue.  I was a heavy smoker and I live with a smoker. I found that chewing stopped the cravings and gave me something to do.  When I was stressed instead of reaching for the cigarettes I popped in a piece of gum and it worked. I have now been a non-smoker for 7 years and my other half still smokes.

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  • eric, Western NSW February 12, 2012 | 9:19
    do you still chew the gum?
  • Meanie, Mid North Coast February 12, 2012 | 17:12
    I can empathise with that, my wife still smokes, so do most of my friends, doesn't really bother me, they just stink and don't interest me (the ciggies not the people!!!)
  • slj February 12, 2012 | 20:05
    No - Used the gum for 12 months and gradually the need to use it stopped. The Doctor told me that I was probably addicted to the chewing gum for this time but it was better than smoking.

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