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Quit 2 months ago posted 1 week 5 days ago
Hello and welcome to the Community Forum!

Whether you’re thinking about quitting, have set a quit date, or have quit and are continuing to experience a tobacco-free life, this Forum is for you. We encourage you to share your own quit story, and support one another through challenges and milestones, in the path to better health.

We are cheering for you, and know you can do it for the long-term!

~ QuitNow Team
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Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 3 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
There's no time like the present to take a chance. It may be the best decision you've ever made and if you value your health and your life well worth it. There is no better feeling than knowing your hard earned dollars are going back into your own pockets and not that of those who continue to poison us with their tobacco products.
Erniemott
Quitting today posted 4 hours 46 min ago
Hi,

I just signed up. I have been smoking off and on, mostly on for decades. I want to quit because I fear for my health and sanity. Smoking is a huge part of my negative way of life and is blocking me from working through things. I journal and recently wrote that I am afraid of being free and happy. I cant really imagine letting go of smoking but people quit. I want to be one of them.
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 4 hours 10 min ago
Hi Erniemott 😊. I am super happy you took the first step in moving forward. The beauty of stopping smoking is that you can do it at your own pace. I can totally relate to the fear … I was afraid of the unknown. It took me 9 attempts and so far this one has stuck. Believe me when I say you have nothing to fear … what is the worst thing that could happen? Also believe me when I tell you that the joy and freedom that awaits you is indescribable. I am still very early in my quit, but am so grateful for each day I am able to stay smoke free. You can have this too … maybe connect with a quit coach via live chat or phone to formulate a plan that works for you. They are so amazing and will do everything they can to support you step by step. We are all here for you too … your personal cheerleaders 🙂. Welcome to the club! 🌺🤗
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 52 min 44 sec ago
Welcome Erniemott, congratulations on setting and reaching your quit date. Such great advice from Liz S. She is right, the joy and freedom that awaits is truly indescribable, not the mention all of the wonderful benefits for your emotional and physical health! Your health and sanity are great motivators for your desire to quit smoking. Quitting can certainly be challenging and it is okay and normal to feel uncertain and scared. Please know you are not alone in this journey and that we are here to support you throughout your quit. It can be difficult to imagine letting go of something that you've been doing for quite some time but as LizS mentioned, this is your quit and you can work at your own pace. Minute by minute, day by day, it does get easier with time. Please let us know how we can best support you and if you are interested in free one-on-one support please contact the QuitCoaches by chat or by phone at 1-877-455-2233. We look forward to hearing more about your quit journey! All the best!
Beanie57 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 3 min 44 sec ago
WelcomeErniemott. Congratulations on quitting today!!! That’s a huge step in the right direction. Being afraid is normal. When I quit I was terrified of the unknown. I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted to smoke but I had smoked them all the night before. So I got onto the live chat with one of the quit coaches. She understood exactly what I was talking about thank god! She gave me some tips which really helped me. Next I got onto the community forum for some more support and encouragement. Wow! The members were amazing! I still visit the forum everday to post or to comment to a post. It’s been wonderful! I used to visit the quit coaches by chat a couple of times a day when really struggling but now maybe once a week when my strategies aren’t working with a craving. They’ve been great. I can’t tell you the number of benefits I’ve experienced already! My breathing, my walking, my coughing etc, all improved. I don’t have cravings as often and they’re not as severe. You can do it Erniemott! One step at a time. Moment by moment. Reach out whenever you feel the need. We’re here. Good luck on your journey!
Beanie57
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago posted 4 hours 53 min ago
Hi MelB. Thinking about you. Good for you for getting your surgery done. Did it go smoothly? Were there any delays? You mentioned that you would be in hospital for 2 days and then home. So you must be home by now. How’s it going? Have you got any support? I hope you’re getting the help you require. And how is the quit going? Are you finding it’s getting any easier yet or are you still struggling? This extra stressor of having to have had surgery can’t be helping any. Take it one moment at a time MelB. Keep telling yourself why you quit. And remember NOPE. I’m so glad you have your mom for support. You’ve got us and the coaches for support too. Will let you go. Hope you’re not experiencing too much pain. Let us know how you’re doing. Take care
Linda Gray
Quitting in 2 weeks 4 days posted 7 hours 20 min ago
Hello! I am a long time smoker who does not want it in my life anymore. So tired of it. The cost, the health implications, the smell! I am going to try Champix and see how that works. Wish me luck!
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Beanie57 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 5 hours 20 min ago
Hello Linda. Welcome!! Congratulations on setting a quit day!! It sounds like you have good reasons to quit. I’ve heard Champix is good. You might find that you need another NRT as well. Like the patch , the spray, the gum or the lozenges. I use the patch and the spray. Very effective. Work closely with your pharmacist or Dr for this. They can be a great support. Have you quit before? This is my first serious attempt. I’ve only quit for hrs at a time in the past. Wasn’t determined like I am this time. Well Linda, good luck. Stay close to the forum for that extra support and to the quit coaches. They are wonderful!
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 5 hours 19 min ago
Welcome Linda Gray to the QuitNow Community. Congratulations on setting a quit date, the first HUGE step towards living a healthier life free of tobacco! We can certainly tell how dedicated you are towards your quit by the way that you write about it! You don't want smoking to be apart of your life anymore, you are tired of the Nicodemon! Thank for sharing your motivations for wanting to quit, your health, the cost and the awful smell are all fantastic reasons for wanting to quit! Champix is a very common method that many find helpful during their quit process. Please know you are not alone on this journey and we are here to support. Feel free to post as often as you'd and let us know how we can best support you! Wishing you luck throughout your quit! All the best!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 4 hours 57 min ago
Welcome aboard Linda 😊. You are in good company here! I am excited to see you get rid of smoking in your life … it is such a joy once you are free 🌺😊. Stay connected if you need us!
Beanie57
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago posted 8 hours 11 min ago
Yes Liz I got a lot of good info from dietitian. Yes I have to keep track of calories per day. She said no more that 1500. Going for a picnic lunch at Departure Bay beach again tomorrow with friends. Going to take a tuna salad sandwich because I’m allowed 1/2 can tuna and 2 pieces of bread a day. Usually have chips on the side so don’t know what I’ll take. Maybe a Greek salad. I made one. My week has been pretty good Liz. The thought of a cigarette comes up at the darnedest times. Usually when I’m doing something that I associate with smoking. For instance if I’m going to go for a walk or have supper I think I should quickly have a smoke first like I used to do. That’s when my spray comes in handy. Don’t know what I’d do without it. I’m getting lots of walks in. How did your week go Liz? How’s your pinkie these days?
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 4 hours 1 min ago
Sounds like all is going perfectly for you!!! I too get weird cravings that pop up. Today has been weird so I popped a losenge. That is my life saver. Your lunch sounds scrumptious haha. I need to be more consistent in eating a lunch! My pinky swelling has gone down, but it’s still very deformed and stiff. I think that is what I’m stuck with 😔. I lost my little slip on cast because it’s loose now so I have to be super careful especially when I am cleaning. I got my second shot at a pop up clinic on Thursday and had a bit of a reaction yesterday, but feeling much better today. I am grateful and relieved that I’m done that now. Well have a great weekend my friend 💓🤗
Beanie57
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago posted 8 hours 30 min ago
Hi Sabritas. No I haven’t noticed any change in facial skin. That doesn’t mean there isn’t any tho. I’m sure I have yrs of skin build up as well. I should probably get a facial too. Just not into that. Bet you felt good after though eh? Enjoy your week end Sabritas
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 3 months ago posted 10 hours 27 min ago
I hope you're O.K. Green Meenie, we haven't heard from you in a while and you're fast approaching your five year mark. Only a few more months to go. Just wanted to let you know that you are thought about often and that all your hard work and dedication to this forum is much appreciated. Just post when you can. Hugs to you and your family.
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 8 hours 44 min ago
I miss his frequent posts too … and Greg has been silent as well. We need you two 💕💕
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 5 hours 23 min ago
We too hope that all is well with Green Meenie and Greg. We hope that they are able to update us soon on how they are doing. Thank you Lucille and Liz S for ensuring that we remain united as a Community and for looking out for one another. You are both such supportive and caring members of our Community, thank you!
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 3 months ago posted 10 hours 36 min ago
Well my friends you've come full circle and enjoy the benefits that each and everyone of you deserve. No one ever said it was going to be easy but there will come a time when you'll feel as if a burden has been lifted off your shoulders and the freedom that comes with it is second to none. We've all struggled to maintain our quits and we've all helped each other move towards better health and that's a huge accomplishment in itself. You have so much going for you, time to enjoy your lives to the fullest, enjoy your families and time with good friends. Remember that tomorrow is never promised, it comes at a price, you either let yourselves fall or as Green Meenie said you hang on to the rope that's keeping you from falling. We'll all face tragedy, hard times and struggles but there's always hope. (Hope is a hard worker. Let it do it's job.) (WW spirit lifters) Now is the best time to let yourselves dream and enjoy the best time of your lives. I guess we all miss the hugs and visits that were present before the pandemic but soon we'll enjoy them again. Take time to yourselves when you need it, give yourselves a chance to accept the challenges ahead of you and to do what must be done to divorce yourselves from the Nicodemon. He doesn't care about you and I guarantee he isn't the friend you thought he would be. Let him know who's boss and take charge. Things have a way of turning out better than we've hoped and greater than our expectations. You each have within you the possibility to make your dreams a reality. I say go for it and accept that you're not perfect. Mistakes will be made but giving up is not an option. Remember that the next time you decide to light up. I am so proud of all of you, wether you've just started or are a few months into it. It doesn't matter how long it takes, it only matters that you try. Remember to say thanks to all the quit coaches as well because they also volunteer their time, encouragement and help to see you through. Have a wonderful day, enjoy yourselves and try not to take life so seriously. Have fun and remember we all have a huge stake in this. Hugs to all of you and all my best, Lucille. P.S. (Just to let everyone know, the move is coming along and it may be a while before I post again. Everything's going to be O.K. )
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Quit 5 months 2 weeks ago Commented 8 hours 59 min ago
It’s great to hear from you Lucille and that your move is coming along. Have a great weekend and thanks for the encouragement. NOPE
Hugs Sabritas
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 8 hours 50 min ago
❤️ you always seem to appear when I need to hear a supportive message … I am sending you a huge hug and thanks ☺️
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Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 5 hours 25 min ago
We couldn't have said it better ourselves, it is such an amazing feeling to feel the burden that comes with smoking being lifted. That sense of freedom is priceless! Thank you kindly for your supportive posts Lucille, we are always so touched by the love and support that you have for our community. So good to hear that the move is coming along and we congratulate you on that wonderful positive mindset that you have! Congratulations on being 5 years and 3 months smoke-free and thank you for always being an amazing support in the QuitNow Community!
Beanie57
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago posted 21 hours 50 min ago
Hi Liz S. Well you wanted me to let you know what the dietitian had to say. Saw her today. She had a lot to say! Didn’t retain half of it. Lol Proteins, carbs, fats and I don’t know what else. Lots of measurements for instance, a cup of this, a tablespoon of that, a teaspoon of this, an OZ of that. She gave me a paper with some examples of proteins, carbs, fats and oils, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. On the paper it tells you how many servings per day you can have for each category and how many calories is in each serving. So for example1 serving of coconut milk is 11/2 tablespoons and that equals 45 calories and 5 grams of fat. You can have 4 servings per day. She estimated my calorie intake should be about 1500 calories a day. So this paper makes it fairly easy to figure out how many calories you are consuming.3 ounces is about the size of a deck of cards. She said if I could follow this paper on foods to eat, how much and how often per day, I should notice a difference in my wt. That’s with cutting out the junk food and eating at night. Also I need to start eating lunch so I’m not in starvation mode by the time supper comes along. I also need to start drinking more water which will also help with my nicotine cravings. I thought I was going to have to stop eating the foods I enjoyed because they’re not the healthiest but I can continue eating them but in smaller ants. I love shrimp, pasta salad. Well according to the paper I can have this but only 1/3 C. I can have 2 servings per day. I love Tim Hortons Hot Chocolate. Well we read the label on the can and the number 1 ingredient is sugar! I forget how many tsp per serving but several. She suggested I make my own hot chocolate out of cocoa, add 1 tsp of sugar and some coconut milk. Yum! Well I hope I haven’t confused you. Lol Oh of course keep up my daily walks. Supper plate should be half vegetables and fruit, 1/4 protein then I think 1/4 carb if you’re going to have a carb. This paper is very handy. That’s it my friend. Have a great weekend . You likely can get this info off internet.
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Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 11 hours 2 min ago
Good morning Brenda 😊. Wow that is a lot of good information. And it doesn’t at all sound like you are depriving yourself (other than the chips haha). So do you have to keep track of your sugar/carb/calorie intake every day? It sound like you got a ton of great information 💕. How was your week overall? Can you believe you are almost at 3 months? It blows my mind how when time starts ticking after the first few uncomfortable weeks, then it just starts flying by. I think Sabritas is getting close to six months too … I am thankful for you guys! Thanks for sharing your info from the dietician 🌹🤗🥰
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Quit 5 months 2 weeks ago Commented 9 hours 2 min ago
Beanie wow you sure got a lot of data that dietician is an expert! It is good to be reminded about portions and to look at the ingredient list on processed foods. Now that my garden is super productive I have been filling my belly at lunch with chard and lettuce salads and fresh herbs. It gives me lots of energy but I still crave something sweet.
I wonder what else coconut milk can be used in like baking instead of butter and milk?
Ok here is a question for you Beanie and Liz- have you noticed any change in your facial skin since quitting? I went for my first ever facial at a spa and they said I have months of dead skin on my face so I have to start exfoliating daily. (I know that sounds gross but I am not zombie ugly that I have noticed). Anyways I think my skin is getting oilier since quitting and I wonder if I am the only one. Also I have lots of break outs but that’s probably from wearing a mask all day at work. If you have noticed anything please comment.
Have a wonderful weekend! I am off to hike a waterfall this morning with my kids. ❤️Sabritas
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Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 8 hours 46 min ago
Hi Sabritas. Your energy makes me smile and warms my heart! Regarding my skin, it may be having issues too but I haven’t had anyone look at it 🤣. I am not the best about a skin regime (my face cream is aveno lol). I do know I have had quite a few people comment on the colour looking better, and I have noticed the dark circles aren’t as prominent. I have had the odd break out but nothing too crazy. You have inspired me to book a facial now ☺️ Thank you for being you … you are such a beautiful soul 💕
Beanie57
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 day 3 hours ago
Thankyou for your post Katerina! Yes it is 2 months and 3 weeks!!!! Pretty soon it’ll be 3 months!!! One of my major goals was to reach 3 months! Yes I will drink more when I have a craving. Went grocery shopping today and didn’t buy any junk food. No chips. Lol It’s a great idea about waiting 10 mins before having 2nds as well. I don’t have smaller plates but I can take smaller portions. I’m usually so hungry at supper because I don’t eat breakfast or lunch. I’m sure the dietitian will change that. She’s going to be here right away so better go. Take care
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Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 5 hours 30 min ago
You are always welcome Beanie! You are so close to your 3 month milestone! SO EXCITING! Great job not buying junk, I know that can be a very difficult thing to do so I congratulate you on not giving into the temptation! Great idea to try waiting 10 minutes before having 2nds and also taking smaller portions of food. A dietitian sounds like an amazing support, nice work finding one and working with her. Congratulations Beanie on remaining smoke free, reaching out for support and ultimately making changes to live a healthier life! Way to go!! 🎉
Stanley
Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago posted 1 day 7 hours ago
Today when i take a look with my stock portfolio that make me a little bit sad. But anyway it is not an excuse to have a one smoke. I know it trigger my craving a bit. Step 2 patch on, probably take a rest today not do the morning run. I have been straight for four day and 8 km per day.
I have a bit craving this morning as i take a look with the portfolio. Finally i beat the idea down right the way. KEEP NOT ONE PUFF EVER in my mind. Smoke doesn't help. It will trigger my addiction come back again and non stop to smoke. All the money in my pocket has been hand over to my wife and daughters. I told them to hide them all then i can't find it.

Hahah this is the way i hold up myself to not buy a pack at store. Even credit card and debit card also handover. I just left for a few buck in my drawer. When the craving over, the idea was gona, then everything will be ok. Hope this method might help another.
CHEER EVERYONE UP and KEEP NOPE
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Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 7 hours ago
Yah probably best to not look at stocks haha. Are your wife and daughter happy with you Stanley? What do you plan to do with the money you are saving? My friend says I should find a purpose for my savings … I was never a saver of money so right now I just count it and put it back in the jar. My husband and I are talking about a big holiday when it is safe to do it … we have never gone anywhere big in our 28 years together 😳. He wants Belize and I’ve always dreamt about Greece 🤩. Have a great smoke free, dream filled day!
Beanie57 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 7 hours ago
Stanley, you truly are doing amazing!!! If it helps you to hand over your money, credit cards and debit card to your wife and daughters then so be it. It’s whatever helps. So no run today. You’re probably ready for a break. Have you got something to replace it so you don’t get bored? That’s great that you have a wife and daughters for support. They must be so very proud of you!! Have a good day Stanley. NOPE
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 7 hours ago
Sure we should reward myself and family. My wife and daughters are very happy and supportive this time. All the money saved will spend on traveling somewhere in future. Probably Japan, southern European also a choice. Hope the pandemic will over soon. Everything back to normal. But under the pandemic time, i choose to quit smoking probably it is a good timing for me. KEEP NOPE AND SMOKE FREE FOR WHOLE LIFE :>
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 7 hours ago
Thanks Beanie,

I just try whatever way to help me to stop buying and smoking. I know i am very addicted to smoke. My wife and daughters are very supportive this time. Hope I am able to quit for good. SMOKE FREE FOR WHOLE LIFE. KEEP NOPE.
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Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 6 hours ago
I feel so blessed to witness all the successes on this forum … we each have a unique journey and individual hurdles to overcome, but the outcome is shared amongst us … freedom … finally free to live!!! This is what I am so grateful for each and every day!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us all Stanley (and Brenda you are my other big time hero 💕)
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 6 hours ago
Thanks Liz

You are my hero as well, every time when I crave I go on this forum to ask for help. You definitely give me encouragement and reply. It is my pleasure to have you and your comments. Of course quit now team and coach comments and LLD also help me to overcome the craving. Thanks all keep NOPE💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
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Quit 6 years 4 months ago Commented 18 hours 43 min ago
Stanley, you are doing awesome! Congratulations on being 1 month and 2 weeks smoke-free! Keep going strong. You are really committed to your quit and we are so glad to hear that you have found many helpful ways to stay smoke-free. Please continue with NOPE, your morning run and everything that is working for you. You have a great support at home and it’s a great idea to hand over your money, credit card and debit card to your wife and daughters if it is helpful for you. You are doing amazing Stanley. Thank you for sharing and keep us updated on your progress. Cheers to a wonderful smoke-free life!
Beanie57
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 day 10 hours ago
Thanks Sabritas. Looking forward to seeing the dietitian. Have never been overweight before. This is a new experience for me. Hope she can give me lots of good ideas. When I get a craving I head straight for the chips! Lol it’s just not as much fun to head for a piece of fruit or a veggie. Bought some dragon fruit. Haven’t had that for years! Delicious but expensive. $3.79 each! Guess I can snack on fruit and cheese but don’t think cheese is very good for you is it? I’ll have to just wait and see what she says I guess. Have a good day Sabritas. I’ll pass on my tips.
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Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 1 day 10 hours ago
Hello Beanie, congratulations on being 2 months and 3 weeks smoke-free! It can certainly be challenging to choose health snacks when cravings arise. For myself, I often don't even allow myself to purchase chips because I know if they are available, I will eat them! Haha! Great job purchasing dragon fruit, healthy and delicious! As you mentioned, choose fruit is a great option when you are battling cravings! Some people also find it helpful to drink more water when feeling hungry. Sometimes the feeling of hunger is actually feelings of dehydration. It can also be helpful to move more, even adding a 10 minute walk to your day a few times a week can naturally boost your metabolism. Some people also find it helpful to eat smaller portions more frequently throughout the day rather than 3 large meals. A few tips for controlling portion sizes include:
-Use smaller plates for lunch and dinner
-After finishing a meal, wait 10 minutes before taking that extra helping
-When dining out, share a meal or order the appetizer instead
You are doing a fantastic job Beanie and we congratulate you on all of your smoke-free success! Be sure to reward yourself for all your hard work! All the best!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 9 hours ago
My weakness since I stopped smoking has been super fresh jujubes and Canadian Tire brand mix and mingle liquorice … OMG addicting! Good luck today 🌹🥰
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 7 hours ago
Cheer you up Beanie, you can do it. KEEP NOPE together. :>
Stanley
Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago posted 3 days 7 hours ago
Thanks for the coach, Nicole, Liz and all other quitter. I took the advice from Nicole that i took the patch off at bed time. This morning i use the step 2. I know the quit process needs to take time gradually to reduce the nicotine in my body. I don't push myself too far to off the patch too early. Now i seem i am able to deal with the craving when hit me. Strategie, NRT and determine definitely can help to deal with the tough time. Now stay in smoke free over a month. I always keep in mind NOPE no one puffs ever. Even i feel relax i always keep in my mind don't try even one slips it doesn't help any relax. I find that running and outdoor walk help me a lot to deal with craving and help me to stabilize my mood. Also this forum give me advice and strengthen my mind to keep my determine to stay smoke free. Thanks every quitters in the group.

CHEER Everyone up AND KEEP NOPE EVERYDAY

I will Keep crushing every craving during the quitting process for good.
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Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 3 days 6 hours ago
You are doing amazing Stanley. It will get easier as time passes 🤗
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Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days 22 hours ago
Hi Stanley. Good for you for going down to step 2! I’ve just gone down to step 3! I’m still using the spray though. Take your time. You’re doing so well. That’s great that you’re getting so much exercise. Keep it up Stanley! NOPE
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Quit 10 years 1 month ago Commented 2 days 9 hours ago
Hi Stanley, Congratulations for being smoke free over a month. You are doing great. Remember, each time you resist that craving and do something else it is a victory in your quest to quit. Running, going for a walk are really good strategies as it releases the "feel-good" hormones. The more time you put between you and that last cigarette you smoked, the stronger you will become. NOPE- Not one Puff Ever is a great mantra to keep you going. Wishing you many more successful milestones in this journey.
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Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 2 days 9 hours ago
Great job Stanley with your awareness of what is best for you. You are the expert in your quit and as you mentioned it is very important to gradually reduce the amount of nicotine you are receiving to help wean yourself off. Yes, taking yourself off the patch too early could jeopardize your quit! Great strategies, knowledge and positive mindset Stanley. We can really tell how dedicated you are by the actions you are taking! NOPE everyday :) All the best Stanley in your quit journey!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 9 hours ago
Hi Stanley. Just checking in on you today and hoping you had a good day yesterday ☺️
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 8 hours ago
Hi Liz,

I am doing ok today. Now i am on step 2 patch everything fine. Sometime i might have a smoking desire but it is only a little bit. Finally, i beat those idea down. I still keep NOPE not one puffs ever in my mind. Don't even want to try one slips for playing. CHEER EVERYONE UP AGAIN. WE CAN DO IT
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Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 1 day 8 hours ago
Great news 👏👏👏. You are doing it Stanley!!! So very proud of you!
Stanley
Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago posted 3 days 21 hours ago
I go to the pharmacy to get the step 2 patch. I will switch to step 2 tomorrow. I know off the patch too early will cause a mood swing and have strong craving. In order to protect my quit i choose to wearing the patch two months. Hope i am able to deal with the mood swing when i off the patch later. Cheer everyone up and KEEP NOPE no one puff ever. Thanks everyone
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Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 3 days 11 hours ago
Great job Stanley being proactive and getting step 2 patches. You have a great awareness of what will occur if you stop using the patch too early into your quit. So important to do what is best for you to protect your quit. People use NRTs for various about of time. It can be helpful to remind yourself that cigarettes are far more addictive than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) like the nicotine patch because of the way in which they deliver nicotine. Smoking cigarettes is the most addictive method of nicotine delivery. While smoking, nicotine is absorbed through the lungs and it takes only 10-19 seconds for the drug to reach the brain. The patch delivers nicotine through the skin more slowly, in lower doses, and more evenly than cigarettes. Because of the rate and route of nicotine delivery, nicotine patches have very low potential for addiction. You are doing a fantastic job Stanley, we are all cheering you on! Great job!
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 3 days 8 hours ago
Thanks Katerina,

I will put the patch on after my morning run everyday. I also took the advice from Nicole that i took off the patch at bed time in order to have better sleep. I will keep crushing all the craving and keep NOPE no one puffs ever in my mind (always).
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Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 3 days 4 hours ago
You are very welcome Stanley. Putting on the patch after your morning run sounds like a great idea! Great suggestion from Nicole, we hope that removing the patch before bed will help you get a better sleep Stanley! Keep up the fantastic work and keep crushing all the cravings! NOPE always! All the best!
pk
Quit 1 month 1 week ago posted 4 days 1 hour ago
1 month! 🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈
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Quit 11 years 3 months ago Commented 4 days ago
Congratulations pk on your 1 month smoke-free milestone! Be sure to reward yourself! 🎉 Thank you for keeping us updated on your quit journey and for being a part of the QuitNow Community! Have you noticed any benefits as of yet? Changes in your breathing, taste or smell? Your body is going through a ton of healing and it is thanking you for making such a healthy choice to be smoke-free! Keep it up!
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Quit 7 months 2 weeks ago Commented 3 days 23 hours ago
Awesome pk 👏👏👏👏. How are you feeling? We are all so proud of you 🎉🎉🎉🎉
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Quit 5 months 2 weeks ago Commented 3 days 20 hours ago
Wow 1 Month! You’re over the worst of it PK just keep going and be sure to reward yourself for reaching this milestone. 🥇Sabritas
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Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 23 hours ago
Wow pk. 1 month!! How does it feel? What are you noticing? When I had quit for 1 month I noticed my breathing was so much better and I could walk so much farther! Now that I’m almost at 3 months the benefits are amazing. I can even be around other smokers now with no craving. All I think about is, that used to be me. Keep your eye on the benefits pk. There are so many. Great work! A month feels so good doesn’t it? Keep us posted