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So it’s Been 8 days and I slipped 😑

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Hi dublinboy, Okay you slipped up, so now ask yourself why. How could you change things. What would you do different. Try and learn from your slip up and start again. Many of us take a few attempts to get it right. The main thing is not to give up on your quit. Look through the pinned posts for some tips. :) xx

You can do this. :)

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I know what was the source I was over in sisters having some drinks we have Monday Club since forever. And they all smoke 😑 so I was like sure just the one it wasn’t even a whole smoke it was a drag no I don’t smoke another drag I feel sick lol I’m back home now on my lozenges I didn’t bring them with me!! 🤮

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That’s ok dublinboy, one little slip won’t ruin your quit. It’s good you’ve learned a lesson from it and will remember to bring your lozenges next week.

now you’re back on track, well done👍😊x

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Absolutely , thanks brairwood. I’ll bring the whole box 😂

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Its one little slip, just carry on with your quit dublinboy.

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I know it’s not a big deal I’m gonna avoid alcohol for at least a month anyways

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Don’t quit quitting is the important thing. Just concentrate on getting past the next minute....hour.....day.... it’ll soon add up 👍

Karen xx

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You are so right! 😀

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you can do it keep going x

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I can and I will I just know what was my trigger so I’ll avoid it next time!

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Keep it going, always keep your lozenges with you! I'm a year and 2 months smoke free but just this week attempting to quit the lozenges after slowly decreasing usage over the months. #1 thing I've learned from past failed quits has been that I've been too confident about my ability to move away from the nicotine replacement. ALWAYS keep them with you and don't rush to stop using them. It can be easy to grow overconfident, or to end up convincing yourself you should be able to go without them for some dumb ego reason. Respect the hell out of those things and how much they're helping, and do not be in a rush to stop using them.

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A year wow, well done that’s fantastic , I though you wore meant to stop using them after three months ? But you are right everyone is different and having different mindsets .

I have been using them according to the package I haven’t used more than 10 a day but sometimes I feel like I can like today . I’m afraid I’ll run out and start smoking again.

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Let's put it this way....after 3 months I don't think anyone would argue you should go back to smoking vs continuing with lozenges. At reasonable & recommended dosages, lozenges are always better. My personal experience is when I try to move off of them too quickly, I go back to smoking. More than that though, especially being so early as you are, just don't underestimate how much they're helping; don't lightly assume you can go without them and always have them with you. Make a judgment call at the 3 month stage about continuing or not...I just can't imagine continuing is a bad thing if you feel its the difference between smoking and not.

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I gotcha , I feel thou I’ll be using them longer than three months . Which I don’t mind I just don’t want to smoke anymore I got such a turn of them.

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Yep, same boat, I'm just 14 months further in the process. I defer to a medical professional if they were to correct me, but I assigned myself no limit on timeframes, only on "per day" amounts to stay within safe limits based on the assumption that within the per day limitations it would always be better than smoking. Knowing I had them to help for as long as I needed was great for my mental state at any given moment. Made the future less scary.

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This is great to know , thanks for this.

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