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a day ago 0 Timbo637 751 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0

Hi LeeBot,

You are at three days now. How's it going? Being smoke free for 3 days is awesome too! Keep it up. You've said that you've tried quitting so many times you've lost count. Were you able to quit for 3 days before? If so, what was your longest quit? If not, don't you just feel a tingling sensation of satisfaction with what you have accomplished already? 😉

Yes it can be hard, but it's well worth it. And since you are using the patch, it might seem easier than you thought it would be. Either way, the point I'm trying to make is that you ARE doing it. You will get used to the cravings in due time and they will become less powerful as the days or weeks go by. But for the first year or so, they will always be there lurking, waiting for a chance to make you cave in for one reason or another. Just be strong and you can do this.

Don't forget that you need to reward yourself for your accomplishments too. It helps to re-enforce your quit. You have every right to be proud of yourself for what you are doing and you need to give yourself a "pat on the back" so to say. It doesn't have to be expensive, or even cost anything. A good soak in a hot tub, a banana split, a trip to the zoo....anything that makes you feel good. (Just not a smoke or alcohol) 😀 Try and stay away from alcohol for a awhile if you can if you drink. You let your guard down too easily with it and it has blown many a quit journey.

I smoked for over 35 years, a pack a day, and more on the weekends and holidays, so I do sort of understand what you're going through. Your quit it different than mine was, but the end result is hopefully the same. Freedom from that darn NicoDemon.

If you get an urge that's overwhelming you, get on here and write about it. By the time you're done, hopefully it will have subsided.

Keep us updated with your journey too okay?

Stay strong and stay safe!

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2 days ago +1 LeeBot 2 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 1

Wow! youre at 2717 days smoke free! That's amazing! Im on Day 2. Using the patch as well. I find it helps with cravings.

I have been smoking for 25 years. About 6-10 cigarettes a day. Thanks for the positive vibes and suggestion. I have been perusing the chats. I find them helpful and a good way to buy time if I am having a craving ... like right now ;)

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3 days ago (Edited 3 days ago) +1 Timbo637 751 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 1

Hi LeeBot,

Welcome to the site!. I too used NRT to quit, at least at the start of my quit. I used the patch. It did seem to help me. Have you quit yet, or are you still thinking" about quitting?

Sorry I'm so late on responding to you. Haven't been on the site for awhile. It's been REAL quit lately. This site used to busy as heck with users then things started to taper off.

If you have them time, there is a lot of good reading in these forums to help you along your quit journey. Lots of struggles and a lot of success stories too!

How long have you been a smoker, and how many a day?

I wish you the best on your journey, and if you happen to slip that's okay. Just get back on your feet and keep giving it another go. Failures are part of the learning process.

Stay safe LeeBot.

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4 days ago +1 LeeBot 2 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 1

I find myself looking at my pack of cigarettes and wonder to myself - "Should I just 'go out' with one last hoorah and smoke em' all!. I have tried quitting in the past (too many times to count) but this is the first time I am trying a program based system. Who knew I would be writing my first post. Let's give er' a go. Nervous but hopeful.


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