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  • Friday is Q day

    12 posts, 11 voices, 755 views, started Jan 14, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 by Susan Davidson

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    • Amethyst
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      On Friday, Jan 16, I will stop smoking.  Problem is, I need all the help, comments and advice I can get.  I’ve tried cutting back, that works only for short periods of time.  I am determined and if I slip up, this time I get right back on track.  I’m asking for a listening ear I guess.  I am determined but deep down that little voice keeps telling me I can’t.  I am working on drowning out that little voice.  I have the patch and am ready to go.  Help!!  I can’t chew gum so I’m still trying to find something to use.  Tea is supposed to help nullify the nicotine, so I have lots of that and a fridge with a lot of cold water.   I’ve been told the first ten are the worst, make it that far and there is hope.  So, of course, this has been one of the most stressful weeks I have ever had.  For all comments, thanks.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 14, 2009
        • Congratulations and all my support to your decision.  (Mind you, I am still in the bad habit and you know smokers always want to quit and cheer for their friends who decide to quit and have quitted).

          Anyhow, you have to deal with emotional and physical withdrawal.  So I am asking if you can make a list on how to deal with these two.  Identify stresses - for me, the emotional is the hardest to overcome.  Once I am stressed, bam.  Maybe other sisters will comment when they finish their beauty sleep (if they are early birds).  

          Again, I applaud for your decision.



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          Linni wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • YOU can do this my friend! BELIEVE in yourself! KNOW that when you STOP you are adding years to your life!

          you can send me messages ANYTIME for moral support!

          (((( hugs ))))  

          Linni



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          Feathermaye wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • Congratulations on your decision to quit!! I quit almost 5 years ago and it was the best decision I could have ever made.

          I went to a group hypnosis session and then used the self-hypnosis tapes at home for about a week afterward.

          "Hypnosis" isn't really what stage magicians will have you believe it is. I really wanted to quit, and this approach really worked for me. It wasn't easy, but it the easiest way for me to finally kick that habit--and I'd tried lots of other ways!

          If it’s something you‘re interested in, I’d be happy to give you some information.



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • Honey join the club ....

          I did before Christmas and yes it’s hard but do lean on us as we are all in this together .......

          So call out at anytime .......



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • Hi there....congrats on the decision to quit smoking...although it may be hard the first little bit in the end you will feel much better for it...I know...I quit on July 11, 2008...and I tell you it is probably the best decision I have ever made in a long time...

          I had tried many times to quit...used all sorts of methods...but nothing seem to work...until I tried Champix or Chantix...a bit expensive but well worth it...that and the strong desire and will to quit finally made it a success...

          I must add that not all methods work well with everyone...you just have to find the one that works for you...once again congrats on your decision and wishing you all the best...I am here if you ever need someone...happy



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          Marie Hempsey wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • You can do it. I did it..cold turkey. I smoked for 14 years, threw them out of my car window on the way home from seeing my mother in the hospital SUFFERING from a slow cancerous death. I decided that day I woudl never see my kids watch me die like that. It has been 18 years and I am still smoke fre.



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          Inakika wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • YES!! You can do it! estaticestatic
          Just think of how much healthier you will be.
          How your skin won’t wrinkle as fast.
          How much better you and your clothes will smell.
          How much better your house will smell. Take the money you would normally spend on cigarettes and save towards your dream vacation!
          I lost my grandfather to cigarettes. He was one of the soldiers during WW2 that were given cigarettes for free. He came home with the habit and never quit. I last saw him November, 1987 when I flew to Florida to visit him. I was 6 months pregnant with my 3rd son. He died a month later. He was on oxygen and he had emphysema. That is no way to live or die.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • I picked it back up last February, after having stopped for a few years. But I had promised hubz I'd quit when we got married. it took a few months, but I dropped it cold turkey. haven't smoked in two months. You just have to make up your mind that you will do it, and you can.



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • I quit 17 years ago and have never looked back.  If you are quitting for yourself and not because someone else has told/asked you to stop...you will succeed.  Anything you want is within reach!  Please keep us posted with your progress.



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