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        11-14-2011, 08:32 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Thanks everybody, it helps to know so many are going through this as well. I have smoked for 18 years, stopped a few times on and off. Hubby is quiting with me this time. I'm doing the patches & have a cheep electronic one that I will use in the mornings. The worst time for me is in the morning & after eating. Just got to take it one day at a time
         
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        11-14-2011, 12:28 PM
      #12
    Started
    Congrats on you trying to quit. I think you will have great success. Keep your head up :)
         
        11-14-2011, 03:24 PM
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    I quit in January, altho, I had quit before for 7 yrs......so take it one day at a time, but miss it sometimes, like we all do, I think. I do have electronic cigarettes that I use occassionally when I am really craving one......a few puffs on that and all is good. Rarely need it, so will lend them to my hubby in the next couple days, as he promises to quit when the new grandbaby gets here....who is now 3 days late, btw..........
    I am one of the few and lucky ones and hope the OP is too. I have NO cravings! Never think of having a cigarette at all unless someone is talking about quitting. Than I have a great need to go brush my teeth and my mouth starts feeling like the bottom of a birdcage! So no like we all do for me!!!
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        11-14-2011, 06:09 PM
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    Trained
    The electronic is mint flavored......
         
        11-14-2011, 08:31 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Yep, the mint one is what I've been using. It's deffently not the same, but it helps
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        11-15-2011, 02:09 PM
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    To all who are in the first stages and those who have successfully stopped smoking. A big congratulations to each and every one of you. The first step has been taken and small baby steps will bring success.!
         
        11-15-2011, 02:27 PM
      #17
    Showing
    It took me 5 years of on and again, off again. The cravings were wicked. When I did actually make it, it was easy. I just wished it had been like that when I first started trying to quit. When I stopped, I told myself and others that I was a non-smoker. To me quit meant I might start again. It's been 20 years.
         
        11-15-2011, 04:38 PM
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    It took me 5 years of on and again, off again. The cravings were wicked. When I did actually make it, it was easy. I just wished it had been like that when I first started trying to quit. When I stopped, I told myself and others that I was a non-smoker. To me quit meant I might start again. It's been 20 years.
    That is funny as I figure quit as quit and you never know if you quit till you are dead so I have always told everyone I stopped. So far I have stopped for 12
         
        11-15-2011, 08:14 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    That's a good point- I've been avoiding telling people I'm quitting in case I fail. I'll just call it stopping from now on!
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        11-16-2011, 04:13 PM
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    Trained
    It's funny but this is the first time that I've tried to quit, that I have never promised myself that I'm quit for good.

    I've had panic attacks and felt trapped on previous attempts by thinking of a lifetime without smoking, so this time I simply worked one day at a time to start with, and then used my Quit Keeper to give myself longer targets.

    Even now I am not quit, just choosing not to smoke, and knowing that if I do choose to have one, then I'm hooked again, for me there is no such thing as 1.

    It sounds strange but hey, it's working, and has done for 3 years, 9 months 1 week and 2 days so far.

    ***OP, how are you doing? A daily progress update online can help keep you going as well.
         

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