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I am a new member and just learning about this site

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  1. alisalea
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    Hello,
    My name is Alisa and I am just starting this program.  My quit date is April 1rst.  Not really sure how to use this site yet, I hope I am doing the right thing.  Looking forward to this new journey and becoming smoke free.  Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.   I am very happy I found this site.  Have a good weekend everyone!
  2. linda, quit coach
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    Hi Alisa,

    Welcome and congratulations for making this important decision to quit smoking! We are happy to have you here with us! Know there’s a lot of support here and you can come by anytime with questions or concerns, or just to let us know how you are doing.

    You seem well-prepared and motivated, and you have set a quit date for April 1st – That’s wonderful!

    As we know, smoking cessation can be difficult especially during the first few days. It’s a big lifestyle change and it can take lot of work. But, it’s worth it. Many people will try many times and they will try different methods. Everyone is different. Some prefers to reduce gradually and quit cold turkey, and others like to use nicotine replacement therapies. Each method has its own qualities that appeal to each person. You can try one approach and then switch to another one if needed. It's a lot of trial and error. If you keep trying, you will eventually reach your goal and become smoke-free.

    People find helpful to use the 4 D's to cope with the cravings:

    Drink water will help the cravings pass and minimizes the withdrawal symptoms
    Delay -  Cravings don't last very long and it's usually about 5 to 10 minutes
    Distraction - Keep your hand and mind busy - play with your phone, go for a walk
    Deep breathing will help you relax and focus on something else

    Sometimes, talking to somebody can be helpful and other times, you are strong enough to persevere and rely on yourself, your strengths and your reasons for quitting. You know yourself best and you have worked very hard to get to this point. You can do it!

    Remember that you are not alone in your quit journey, we are here for you. You can always call us at 1-877-513-5333 and we’ll be happy to help you.

    We’re wishing you the best of luck and thank you for being here!
    Last modified on 29 Mar 2019 14:50 by linda, quit coach
  3. kittie_v
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    Hi Alisa and welcome to the forum.  We share a quit date so we are gonna be going through this together.  This isn't my first quit and this isn't my first time on these forums.  Everyone is really helpful and motivating here so whenever you have questions or need to vent and just brag about how you are doing this is the best place to be!!
    Good luck!
  4. brieffree
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    Hi Alisa

    Welcome to helpline

    Here you will find a lot Help to quit and keep the quit!
    Congrats in your quit, you can do it!
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