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Old 12-05-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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8 months and getting easier!

Hi everyone,

Well, it's been a long hard struggle, but not smoking is starting to feel normal to me now. I never thought this day would come! My advice is to just "hold on" and wait for time to pass. I'm still using the 7 mg patch and a couple of pieces of nicotine gum per day, but my doctor says this is fine, way better than smoking.

I was using the inhaler very occasionally, but discovered that I'm allergic to it and spent 5 terrible days with tongue and throat sores. This helped remind me of why I quit in the first place! Just a warning - - once you puncture the nicotine capsule in the inhaler, it is supposed to be used within 12 hours. I didn't know this and kept the inhaler in my purse for weeks before using it, then got the terrible allergic reaction. Too funny! Maybe I'm allergic to nicotine now! LOL

Best of luck to everyone, you can do it!!!!!!!

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Old 12-05-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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Re: 8 months and getting easier!

Fribinia, So proud of you eight months WOW something to write about... I was 7 months on the 30 of November so I am right behind ya. Did you ever think that we would make it? I had my doubts but not anymore.


I have been quit for 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds (219 days). I have saved $1,395.87 by not smoking 4,396 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 hours and 20 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 4/30/2007 12:00 AM

Old 12-06-2007, 06:47 AM   #3
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Re: 8 months and getting easier!

Congratulation to you, Jeanusa!!!! Are you finding it any easier now?

I think we always have to be on our guard though because I've talked to so many people who had quit for 10 years, 13 years, 26 years, etc. and started smoking again. Ugh! Most people I talk to who have quit for years still have the urge to smoke, so I don't think it ever goes away. Also, most people have told me that if they were told they only had 2 months to live or had a fatal illness, they would smoke again. Such a powerful addiction!

Keep up the good work!

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