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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 01:26 PM
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I want to start my first serious attempt at quitting.
I have quit before but going back to the habit was always in the back of my mind.I quit while I was pregnant.I think I had every intention of going back to it after my daughter`s birth.
I feel like crap.I walked 3 miles yesterday and it about killed me.I actually quit for a day last week then a family crisis came along and I went back to my crutch.
I need to work up a good anger at the cigs that have controlled my life for 25 years.Any coping suggestions anyone?I have the gum.I need help with how to cope with the strongest urges.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 09:17 AM
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1. I quit with the patch.
I am off the patch now. I did not feel any urges that were stronger than usual when I was finished. But while I was on the patch, there were times that I wanted to smoke. No smoking cessation method does the work for you. You have to tough it out.

I have been quit 88 days. I still get the urge to smoke once in awhile, but I tell myself NO.

Find something else to do for five minutes. Take your dog for a walk. Drink ice cold water. But wait. If you wait, the crave will go away. You just have to tough it out. You have to find a way to ride the crave.

The urge to smoke comes less often for me now. I know I am done with that habit. I feel better. I smell better. I might live longer, if shrub does not start world war three.
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:26 PM
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2. Congratulations!
I'm glad to hear how you're doing. I'm doing really well since the holidays and have not smoked in several situations where I could have very easily. So I'm taking it seriously this time.
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