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gassed Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-05 01:22 AM
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34. Ok..this worked for me...
however, no one else that I have spoken to about quiting smoking seem interested in this "tip".

Instead of doing the gum or other cessation helpers I decided that, instead of trying to escape my discomfort, I was going to make a friend of the withdrawal symptoms by allowing myself to really experience the anxiety and panic that comes with nicotine withdrawal. When I stopped trying to escape the discomfort of withdrawal, and instead allowed myself to really experience the physical and psychological effects brought on by quitting smoking...it didn't seem very overwhelming anymore, and I was calmed by a sense that I could succeed at going cold turkey.
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