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hello all

It's day 1 of my quit smoking, i woke up with a bad shoulder due to the way I slept in bed last night, the pain is not too bad but on my mind I wanted a cigarette to calm the pain away but I stuck to my guns and ignored the urge, i went down stairs and stuck a 21mg patch on and grabbed my vape with no nicotine juice and sat in the garden, the sun is out so it wasn't so cold today, my partner made me a cup of tea while I was out there, it felt good so far but I did quit over a week ago but stress got the better of me on that attempt which I lasted 5 days approximately but I know deep down I can do better, i have help which I get a phone call once a week off a ex smoker who gives me advice and help, I explained to her about what happened and she said to me don't fear as most of us fail on the first attempt, i do admit at the time of writing this i have the urge to go buy some cigarettes but I am trying to ignore the urge as much as I can and keep repeating in my head that smoking is a nasty habit and I need to quit, i am going to spend today out in the garden and going for walks just to keep my mind active and off the nasty sticks that I put in my mouth, it's going to be a tough week or two with the quitting but I am determined to see it through not only for my health but for the health of my family and others around me. I will keep u posted on my progress

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Popo72
Popo725 Years Smoke Free

Long time since I’ve been about. The pains our body chucks at us to try and convince us a smoke would fix it. It’s a battlefield and your brain is firing those receptors to try and convince you smoking will make it all better.

You have this. Deny it and starve it of the attention.

Good luck.

How has it been??

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Hidden in reply to Suzannestopsmoking

Horrible , my mood swings, I get the urge to go to the shop to buy cigarettes but my partner takes my wallet and hides it up, after 10 min the craving vanishes, I am going to buy a new vape as I broke mine while in the garden so I suppose thats a cause as I have not had that cigarette feeling in my hand as my vape was a pen type vape, I will keep u informed

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Hidden in reply to Hidden

I feel a bit good today, used my new vape with 0% nicotine it feels strange as my body is getting no nicotine at all, i end up drinking a lot more water than I used to now

Ma20
Ma20 in reply to Hidden

How are you getting on now? Are you still using patches?

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No the patches never done nothing, i am using a vape and Berry mist spray now

Ma20
Ma20 in reply to Hidden

I have used patches to cut down for the last two days. Today is the first day with no cigarette but I have got a vape. I’m going to keep the nicotine in the vape today but from tomorrow I’ll try the patch and vape with 0% nicotine. It’s so hard, I’ve wanted to stop for years but have never managed. I hope that I can do it this time. I hope that you’re doing well with your vape and spray.

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Hidden in reply to Ma20

Thats great I hope it works for you. I have stopped using the spray now as I had a reaction to it, my chest went heavy so had to call the ambulance out but after numerous tests at the hospital and a chest xray it came down to a reaction using NRT replacement so now I'm just using my vape which I might use 3mg nicotine for a week or two,

Duniya11
Duniya11 in reply to Hidden

Stay well.. I’m on day 24 and third week was harder .. I could have gone off to buy non menthol cigs on a couple of days. I think one thing that keeps me going is the fear of realising I am or was An addict. The fact that I’m so controlled by those white Sticks is real. I think fear of addiction controlling me , it’s my motivation above all else. I work sometimes with drug addicted people and I was deluded to think a few ciggies a day was not really an addiction and that I could stop anytime. Yes I can stop but It is not at all as easy as I thought.

You can do it.. keep going

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