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Old 10-28-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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trying to quit again....finding it hard!

Hi all!
I am into my second smoke free day, I've been using the nicotine patch, and I am craving a cigarette so badly! this is my 3rd attempt at quitting, the first two times I caved just before or after 2 months. This time I am finding it really really hard. I have smoked about a pack a day for 10 years (started when I was 17) and I'm afraid I'll just keep trying and trying to quit but never be able to kick it for good. Any tips to get me through the bad cravings?

 
Old 10-28-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Re: trying to quit again....finding it hard!

sounds to me like the only problem you have is that psychologically you continue to perceive cigarettes as a coping tool. if you were able to go 2 months, then obviously you were able to kick the physical addiction.

im currently trying to quit. i went 4 days without smokes and then caved today. i just tore up a pack of cigarettes because you know something, they didn't make me feel better.

i think to be successful one has to 1) find a way through the physical withdrawal and then 2) truly see cigarettes as a negative, not just from a health perspective but from a lifestyle and psychological perspective.



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Hi all!
I am into my second smoke free day, I've been using the nicotine patch, and I am craving a cigarette so badly! this is my 3rd attempt at quitting, the first two times I caved just before or after 2 months. This time I am finding it really really hard. I have smoked about a pack a day for 10 years (started when I was 17) and I'm afraid I'll just keep trying and trying to quit but never be able to kick it for good. Any tips to get me through the bad cravings?

 
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: trying to quit again....finding it hard!

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Hi all!
I am into my second smoke free day, I've been using the nicotine patch, and I am craving a cigarette so badly! this is my 3rd attempt at quitting, the first two times I caved just before or after 2 months. This time I am finding it really really hard. I have smoked about a pack a day for 10 years (started when I was 17) and I'm afraid I'll just keep trying and trying to quit but never be able to kick it for good. Any tips to get me through the bad cravings?
Drink a LOT of water. I call it drowning the "nicodemon" I suck on Starlight mints when I am having a craving...Hope that helps
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: trying to quit again....finding it hard!

Hi sickie and joe, good luck in quitting... it is a terribly hard thing to do but it is so worth it! sickie, it's much easier to quit now after 10 years and one pack a day rather than after 25 years, 2 packs a day ... so set your mind it to and good luck!!

Quit date: May 13, 2006

 
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