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First Day of no smoking tomorrow!

I’m trying for the millionth time to quit smoking. I have tried many different techniques but always end up smoking when I get to work due to stress or my 2 young kids. My children should be motivation enough to quit but it haven’t had the motivation I had before. I thought I would try this site for advice and

Motivation to help me along my journey of being smoke free. I plan on starting to run and exercise tomorrow daily to help with the cravings. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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Welcome ! Well done on your decision to quit , I quit with champix , it really helps with taking the edge off cravings .I was very dependant on the cigs. Like you i tried to quit many times and would make it to midday and panic and get a box. I had bought myself a copybook a couple of days before i quit and wrote down all the reasons why i wanted to quit . On the morning i quit i wrote in my journal again , my new treat is a fancy coffee or a nice fresh juice that i mindfully drink . Deep breaths are good , in for 7 out for 11. Be kind to yourself too. This forum is great ,its a place where you can vent or get advice. All the best tomorrow !!

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Thanks for your advice and kind words!

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Thinking of you on this first day and sending strength.

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I’m holding strong so far and plan on staying that way. Thanks for your support

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Hi Sclark......

According to MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens) “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.”.... And that says about every thing you have experienced....

Things to remember when quitting,,..Keep the Body and mind busy...Never think of smoking...It became enemy no 1 ...But know your enemy....Read about it ...Learn what it does to your body and how to beat the physical withdrawal symptoms...Supplement with herbal supplements...

The physiological part of quitting is the difficult one (That devil on the ear)..He is nasty and very convincing.....

You seems to be well prepared for quit number Million ...

Yes, go jogging ...get a hobby...clean house...wash your car..

I am one of the lucky ones who could quit on my first attempt using Champix..almost four years ago and never looked back ...Living my life without that dependency, stench, huffing and puffing is amazing.....The battle scars will remain from years of abusing my body but I am happy to live my life the way it should be and so can you..

Strongs !!

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Great quote and great advice! Thanks for taking the time to pass this along. I hope to accomplish what you have at some point. Day by day

Much appreciated

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Hi hope things are going well with you! Running is the thing that has really helped me. I joined a run club and found that on the days I ran all that heavy exercise really helped with cravings. Good luck!

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Welcome Sclarkewfm32 and congratulations on over 1 week smoke free now?

I can't really add much more to the excellent advice given by other members especially Hercu's words of wisdom - I re-read them back when I stopped nearly 4 years ago and obviously stood to me! Avoid alcohol and coffee is a must in the early days.

Read up as much as you can here (pinned posts) and elsewhere as knowledge is power!

Stay close to us, we're here to help ;)

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