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  1. chy
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    29 Apr 2023
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    Hello everyone, 
    I’m a long time smoker finally realizing that I can’t do this on my own and hoping this site can provide support. I am the only smoker in my family and friend group. I have no one around that knows what quitting smoking feels like. I have been smoking since I was 13 years old! I’ve never tried life without addiction by my side. I have tried to quit so many times, in so many different ways. I don’t know what will actually work. 
    If anyone reads this, maybe you can tell me how you’re prepared for the first week after quitting? How you handled feeling awful, how you handled every cell in your body screaming for a cig? 
    If you were able to quit cold-turkey with no struggles, I’m very happy for you and congratulations, but this is very much not my situation. I don’t have that type of willpower I guess :-(
    Other than being dropped off in complete isolation in a cabin in the woods, I have no idea how to stay quit. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!! 

  2. jb63
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    Welcome Chy
    Congrsts on quitting.
    I agree I couldn’t do it cold turkey. I used the patch. I did the whole 8 weeks It really helped. I also spent alot of time on this forum. Reading old posts and posting how I was feeling. 
    Just take it one day at a time   Keep posting and remember the best advice I learned here. NOPE. Not one puff ever
  3. karen, quit coach
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    01 May 2023 in reply to chy
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    Hello chy,

    Congratulations on taking some steps to make some changes with your smoking. I am so happy that you found your way to our forum. It's a great little community we have here and it's a good place to visit if you are looking for encouragement and motivation. As I am sure that you have noticed, a lot of folks here have been very open about their journey and often share some great tips and strategies that have helped them along the way.

    I hope that you will find these posts helpful as you embark on your own quit journey. If you would like extra support and would like to connect with a quit coach, consider calling the National quit line: 1-866-366-3667.

    Wishing you well as you move forward with your quit!

    Karen
  4. dusty^
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    01 May 2023 in reply to chy
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    Hello Chy .  I went cold turkey but I had very bad bronchitis that made me not want to smoke at all.
     so I kinda used a cheat code. I chewed alot of gum to keep my mind off smoking
    i used non nicotine gum becuase for me i feel like if i give my body nictoine in any form it just brings me back to square one and its not really weening your body off of nicotine .
      prayer and meditation can help with not smoking as well. visualize golden white healing light in your lungs and body. it sounds dumb but it really works .
    good luck Chy
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