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Yorkshireman
Jan 21, 2019 (05:52 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thank you for the advice about taking a vitamin B tablet. 
As I posted on another thread, now that the physical sensations / cravings have reaches their peak and passed; I've noticed that I'm feeling a bit low. I wasn't aware that B vitamins were good for mood. I'll pop down to my local Holland and Barrett and see what I can get. x 

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I bumped this up for any new quitters, or anyone thinking about quitting but who has not worked up the courage to start your quit journey yet. There's some great advice in this message string and on this website. Your answers are here lurking somewhere, you just have to stumble across them. 
 Stay strong and remember, you CAN do this!
 
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Spring is a great time to quit! Here's help to do it!

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Brilliant!
 
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Lainey
Jun 17, 2009 (12:47 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Those who quit in January are now at 6 months smoke free - please add your own advice for newbies!


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Mar 30, 2009 (06:41 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Great bump!  I loved it back on January 1 and I still love its content today!  Still a must read for all newbies! 
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nice bump Lainey.........Great post...........
I think I've incorporated most of the tricks..............This addict is a pain-in-the-a**.
Us newbies need the help!!

huggggg
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I'm NOT 60 something...I'm $59.95 plus shipping.

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Sarah, Health Educator
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Thanks for bumping Lainey! Sarah, Health Educator

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Lainey
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My Milage:

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I agree wonderful words of advice and info....and yes, I was addicted to this site. I still dont know to this day how I stumbled across this site, I just know to occupy myself  I sat in my daughter's bedroom on the main PC desperate for some distraction and I found SSC. I was thrilled to bits when members came straight back and made me so welcome, and I felt able to absolutely heartfelt 'share' all that I was feeling, experiencing and questioning.
Not once was I judged or made to feel awkward, just welcome and thats a wonderful thing during the first few days/weeks.

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One day at a time!

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What a wonderful post!  Its all of your words of advice that allowed me to be where I am today smoke free!  Thanks to all for putting all of this advice in one posting!  This is MUST reading for all newbies!  Happy smoke free 2009 to all!
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This is fantastic and I am very proud of you all!
 
This is a great way for all newcomers and those who are struggling to help one another!
 
Come and bring us your insight and advice!

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 Great post Lainey.
 
My best tricks or how I tricked myself into not smoking- 
 
1. I made it a choice. Everytime that I chose not to smoke, I was stronger in my quit.
 
2.  Positive mental attitude... I was FREE!  Instead of relying on willpower of the doomed, I made like it was a good thing!  Every time I craved a smoke, I said to myself "I'm so glad, I don't do that anymore".  Each time I was in a smoking restricted area I would say to myself "oh thank God, I don't need a cig" or have to deal with that.  Great reinforcement and it was true!
 
3. That was all great for the first few weeks then I needed some backup. I looked all over the web. Then I found this site.  I stayed glued to this site and read every single minute and went back far into the archives. Yes, it makes you think of smoking but what doesn't in the beginning. LOL
 
4. Oh, NRT... number one! I was not a cold turkey... I was a "warm chicken" as Lolly says. Do what you think you can handle to be successful.
 
5. Me. Ms Coffee/Caffeine FREAK gave up coffee the first week ( Aaaaaack! ) or two.   No, don't think coffee, think Rocket Fuel! Twice a day... what, you say? Ok, try 1/2cup of coffee espresso grind to 4 cups water. Get the picture?  Coffee and cigs all day long! But could still fall right asleep.  I had to remove the trigger of coffee so I drank green tea. How very Zen of me but it actually worked. Broke the morning connection for that first smoke. Really. Plus for some reason, without the constant smoking and carbon monoxide in my cells, I had more energy.  Go figure.
 
6. Red licorice. Lots of it. Got to the point that I was craving red licorice after a big meal instead of a smoke. lol!
Whatever you choose, mints, candy, Dum Dum lollipops, tootsie pops (somebody counted 400 licks) anything to keep your little hands busy if you need it.
 
7. Driving - oh, this was seriously tough. Get a phone headset/speaker talk to anyone all the way to wherever you are going.  Or sing can't smoke while singing and your vocal chords are better now.  Floss. yes, that's what I said. I kept those little flosser pick in the car. Kept me busy.. it's a long time to get around the pearly whites.
 
8. Something someone said in a post stuck with me...
****You will be craving a cigarette whether you are smoker or not******
I guess it was the pure hopelessness of the situation that kept me going. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. At least if I was a nonsmoker the craves would eventually stop (which they basically have) but if I kept smoking I would be craving every half hour (or more) of my waking hours.
 
Sorry, to be so blabby. I'm sure I have other pearls of wisdom to impart but these are the things that got me through the beginning. I had no plan, I did not prepare but I did quit. Just put them down and made it a game to see how long I would last. I'm still lasting! Game on!
 
Wishing great success
to all of you,
HP
 
 
 


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DON'T EAT MY PEEPS!!

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 Dont let the nico deamon do your thinking, Kick his ash and let him know you are the one in charge of your quit, dont give in NO MATTER WHAT :) Just know if you want this  you can do it  Tresa  I ate alot of altoides during my cravings
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What if it really is, All about the Hokie Pokie

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