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7/16/17 9:13 A

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Day #17 smoke free... this isn't going well. I am totally on edge ALL THE TIME. All I want to do is eat when I'm not thinking of having a cigarette. I have hypothyroidism and struggle to be motivated even when my levels are good with Synthroid. Worst part... the struggles my hubby and I have been fighting have only increased as it seems my aggression has multiplied. I'd really rather smoke....:(

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Hey everyone, new here. I'm on day 35 not smoking. Feels like a lot longer than that. The last cigarette I had was pretty grim. I didn't even finish it. But BOY do I want one!! My first 2 weeks were pretty easy since then it feels like it's getting harder and harder and more excusable to have one. I thought after a month it would be a lot easier. Nope. As time goes on I find myself having to hold my breath walking past a smoker because the smell is just too inviting!! I know it will always be difficult to a degree... but how long will this hunger last?? I refuse to let myself buy a pouch - thankfully now it's so expensive even drunk me turns up a nose at it. But I feel like if someone offered me one... I wouldn't say no!! I don't want to ruin my run but my goodness would I love a cigarette!!! :(

*most people here seem to be US, I am UK- we've just had a huge price increase on cigarettes- thankfully!!!*

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5/28/17 10:47 A

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Pigb, how are you doing? Its day 28 for me. I keep thinking, I can have one cigarette but I know its like an alcoholic saying I can have one drink. Its one day at a time for me. Hoping everyone gets thru today without a cigarette.

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Halma8, you can do it. Just get thru today. I stopped 5/1/17. Those toxins are slowly leaving our body but they are not giving up without a fight. Get busy. Do something with your hands. The craving will stop (for awhile). You have gone over a month without. Build on that success. Is there a stop smoking group you can join? I get strength from others. Breath deeply. Your body thanks you. Let us know how you are doing.

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4/9/17 11:09 A

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I immediately gave up my two pack a day habit last July after being hospitalized from suffering a stroke, CVA, not a TIA. I was in hospital for 9 days before they released me. I wanted to smoke cigarettes so bad the first few weeks following my return home. I had been sitting on my front porch having my morning cigarettes when I had the stroke and fell off the porch! I became unemployed due to paralysis ( I worked as a massage therapist, prior). I still have issues with my left arm and can't smile correctly due to facial paralysis on one side.
I've only just began to sit outside again on the porch where I use to smoke mainly because I miss the outdoor kitties that we feed and it's warmed up here in Texas. I haven't really craved a cigarette for months now. It does get better as time goes on. But I sure did a lot of pacing around the house last summer after coming home.
Try adding up how much your habit cost yearly and see what percentage of your income is spent on cigarettes. I bet the numbers wil disgust you!

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4/3/17 9:56 P

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Hi everyone. This is day 7 for me. Every day seems to get more and more stressful!! I wake up feeling good about it and then half way through the day I am saying oh lord, I don't think I can do this!!

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3/25/17 2:05 A

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Hello everybody. It is day 2 for me on chantix. Already a huge desire NOT to smoke. I have been smoking a pack and a half a day, and today only smoked about ten ( so far). The only thing about the chantix is I have been avoiding my neighbors because I do not want to claw anyone's eyes out. I have found people to be more irritating than usual.lol I dont usually post stuff or do threads, however I thought I could share a couple of things to help the people who are experiencing the overwhelming desire to pick one up again. When an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it roams around looking for a new home.When it can't find a place to go...it goes back to the person (house) it came from, hoping to get back in. REFUSE IT. We are spiritual beings, inside fleshy vehicles.I know when people are dealing with things like this, we often don't consider that there is a spiritual side to our lives. I know this is not a church so I will end this here.Before I started taking chantix, I smoked American spirit (no pun intended ;) all natural cigs for the last week and a half. I did this to help rid my body of alot of combined other chemicals and toxins. Ok peeps. I pray everyone the best of success, and it is nice to see the support up here. Jesus doesnt smoke..wanna be just like Him. Ps...I had tried tried Chantix on two other occasions and it did not work. God said to try it again, and it will work this time. I was on other meds at the last attempt, and I wonder if it had interferred with the chantix. Ok byeeeee

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I everyone, new to this site. I've been smoke free for 17 days and not one mess up. Today is awful! No idea why the craving is so bad today. My mind is playing mind games with me. I just want to leave work and go home and sleep til this passes! Please give me strength.............. emoticon

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I need encouragement

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5/5/16 9:24 P

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You haven't failed, you still have 172 days smoke free. Pick yourself up and start again. Take all the help you can get. Get the Commit lozenges or the patch or an Rx from your doctor for Wellbutrin. Contact the American Lung Assoc. for information on smoking cessation programs they have in your area.

I am certain you will quit again as soon as you are ready to.

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5/5/16 9:21 P

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You haven't failed, you still have 172 days smoke free. The thing you have to remember is that you can never have just one cigarette. If you have to, go and buy some Commit lozenges, or get a prescription from your doctor for Wellbutrin, or get the patch. Do not be ashamed to take all the help you can get. I wasn't.

I know you'll quit again as soon as you're ready.

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5/5/16 5:23 P

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Wow! I am back at day one. I was at 172, but then thought I had to have one. So lets try this again. I will be watching for new ideas on how and what to help with cravings.

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3/26/16 6:37 A

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What worries me is when I see people posting that they have 3,000 + days smoke free. The thing that bothers me about it is that they are still thinking about cigarettes after 3,000 days. I was hoping that cigarettes would be a non-factor in my life after all of that time and I wouldn't be giving them a second of thought.

Will we still have the desire to smoke after 3,000 days?

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3/25/16 8:07 A

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I'm 8 days without a cigarette and it isn't as hard as I thought it would be. I am taking Wellbutrin and that helps a lot.

The only time when my cravings are really intense is when I'm trying to concentrate like when I'm writing, etc. I have PTSD, which screws up my concentration and a smoke always used to help me focus. Now, when that happens, I take a Commit lozenge, because it contains nicotine. So far I've only ever used 3 lozenges in a day, so that's not bad. Hope to eliminate them entirely soon and get rid of all of the nicotine.

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2/11/16 1:08 P

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I am smoke free for 40 days!! Yay!! I don't seem to have the cravings that I expected to have that you all are talking about. I do notice the "stink" of others that smoke, and wonder why we started up in the first place.
Motivation for me is every week I don't smoke I put 20 dollars away(what I would have spent on cigarettes) so "when" not if I make it a year I will have a nice amount of money to go buy me something really nice!
Good Luck to everyone, I know how hard it is. Keep it up and going strong. We will live longer and healthier lives for it.

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I too had been smoke free for 22 days. Wore the patch most days but it went quite well. Then I couldn't sleep for a couple nights. My knee is knackered with aches and the cravings were strong. I gave in and had several cigarettes. This morning I had a cigarette after my wife left for a walk. I became dizzy and thoroughly stupefied. Worth it? Not even close. Living a lie and only fooling myself. Pitiful actually.

.....two roads diverged in a wood and I; I took the one less travelled by...and that has made all the difference.

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1/25/16 10:38 A

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Wanting a cigarette real bad right now. Guess it's a good thing that I'm snowed in. I can't go buy any. I actually looked all through the house and can't even find a butt. HELP!

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.


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As far as the soap smelling, that sounds related to aromatherapy, though I couldn't find soap specifically. Aromatherapy may help though. Here is a link describing it:
http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/aromath
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9/13/15 8:37 P

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My cravings haven't been too bad. For me it's more the mental obsession than a craving. I still miss the act of smoking. I had to start praying in my room instead of with my first couple cigarettes. That really helps if you're into prayer. When it hits me bad I chew on my gum, or take a walk, or have some ginger tea with sugar. Oh and so far no weight gain - I've actually lost a pound. Woot woot.

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Today is day 27 without smoking. The first day was actually easy. The first week was cool but now on day 27 I want one bad. I'm not stressed or anything- I just crave a cigarette. My cravings are getting worse rather than better 😞

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I used Terrie hall and barb Tarbox as incentives, I made my own psoter to keep at hjome and at myu desk, pictures of them , dying of smoking related cancer, I bet most here have seen the CDC commercial with Terrie Hall, she is getting ready for work, puts her teeth in, her hair on. Wish I could share my poster.

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6/16/14 12:07 P

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I have been reading about people smelling a bar of soap to end a craving. I tried googling this and found nothing.


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6/16/14 10:17 A

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I have no idea what you are talking about, fill us in!

The tracker is for my most IMMEDIATE goal. My long term goal is too depressing.


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Hi, Smoke free 25 days now, can someone please tell me about the smelling the bar of soap and what that is about.

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Go ahead and whine. Do what makes it happen!

Going into my 2nd year in March and every now and then it pops up but I just shake my head at MYSELF and remember what it is I really want ** to be free of smoking ** and I am!
You'll do it too one day. You will get tired of needing that silly little rolled up piece of paper,stuffed with God only knows what and stand up for yourself and control YOUR life.
A life that can be so much better without them...
You'll look better
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10/20/13 3:58 P

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I quit smoking in 2007. When the cravings got bad, I went for a quick walk around the block. I took a lot of quick walks!

Knowing this was part of my quit plan, I always tried to wear comfortable shoes and/or kept my tennis shoes nearby.

Set yourself up to succeed.



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You can do it1 The first week is the hardest. keep sniffing the soap. It's far better than the stink of cigarettes............Good Luck!

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I went 3 days smoke free then got into the beer and smoked almost a whole pack... I also ate too much and of the wrong things... So, feeling like crap, I was smoke free today. I had cravings on and off al day. But, someone passes me today and it stunk! Must be a good sign. I'm carrying around a little bar of soap in a bag, when I want to smoke and can't race in and brush my teeth, I sniff the soap until the craving passes. Seems like sour stuff helps too. I've done this before- why oh why did I do it to myself again?..

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8/9/13 2:58 P

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Ok so even when I did smoke it was mainly only when I partied. I have not smoke in over 4 years, and when I did like I was it was only when partying and even then I could buy one single pack and it would last about a month. I don't know what is wrong with me though, because now out of nowhere I have been having cravings like crazy for cigarettes! I see people smoking when I am in public or when I am watching the media and something inside me wants one. I can't even breath around smoke so i just don't get this thing that is going on inside me. Sigh! Has anyone else ever had something like this happen? I don't live with a smoker at all and haven't for about 3 yrs now. But my dad has been a heavy smoker since before I was born, pretty sure smoking isn't a hereditary desire though.

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Hello Everyone!

I just got out of the hospital and around here they don't let you smoke, but give you patches, so I haven't had a cigarette at all since the first of the the month. Yesterday I did slip (due to yelling and screaming, not to me but someone else), but decided not to let it get me down and put on a another patch and haven't had another one since. I am super happy that my meds have been changed and I am adjusting to them easily. I am drinking coffee to help curve my cravings. emoticon

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8/2/13 8:52 P

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I really want a cigarette right about now. Grrrrr. It's been only 22 hours. I am taking Chantix and it helps, I didn't start wanting one until a little bit ago. I know this is normal. I think I am going for a walk.

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7/30/13 6:05 A

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Hello everyone,

I decided to stop smoking a few days ago and I woke up the next morning super irritated and snapped at everyone, I felt so bad that I just decided I'm not ready and started smoking again. I feel terrible that I just gave up. I have a few patches and I bought some gum. I have tried the patches for a while but they don't seem to help with the cravings at all. I just bought the gum and deciding when to reset my quit day. Wish me luck

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7/19/13 7:41 P

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I had reset everything. I lost to my cravings this morning and smoked 2 cigarettes. They have been so terrible lately. All the stress, lack of sleep, and temptations everywhere. However I am looking at it as a learning experience instead of a failure. Yes I did reset all my counters to zero because I do not deserve credit when it has not been earned. I have to take the bad as well.



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I just decided to quit 12 hours ago. The cravings are pretty constant right now because my body is beginning to rid itself of all the nicotine crap. Cold Turkey. This is hard. And I am really craving having a cigarette right now...

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grrrrrr. worst office meeting ever, and then to find out that my ex husband and father of 2 of my kids has been missing for 6 months. yes we had a very bad marrage and abusive at times but he was my high school sweetheart.
oh and we find this out the day after my daughters (his child) birthday.
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It's not just being in a bar that allows smoking, the act of drinking and being around smokers does not help. And if you screw up, just get right back to it. Look at yourself in the mirror, tell yourself what you really want.

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i quit for the second time about 4 weeks ago. and i am still on the patch so it is not as bad right now. but sadly when i go to a bar (here they are still allowed to smoke in bars) i get weak. so i think it best not to go out to bar for a while

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I quit last year february 26. I was smoke free until july 11 when a dear friend passed away, i started smoking almost 2 packs a day, found out i was pregnant, quit my job, I excercised all the time, it kept me busy, I quit one week after i found out i was pregnant, so on august 8, I have been great with it so far, i just kept thinking about the tiny child inside me growing. I have 6 more weeks of pregnancy and then i plan on breastfeeding, I know smoking will not be good espcially around my child, it gets in the breast milk. It can cause all kind of problems. But I want a cigarette so bad! its like im coming off the addiction yet agian, I dream about cigarettes, I get very hateful just bc i want one so bad, the real bummer is I dont care if i start smoking again, I just wouldnt smoke around my baby, id go outside change my clothes before i picked her up or anything. My husband quit with me as well, he has been having the same problem, we just discussed it last night. We dont even hang out with the pple who smoke anymore. Every one that visits us or we visit them,none of them smoke. I dont understand why 6 months after quiitting we are both having dreams and wanting one so bad, he has more strength than I though. He said even though he wanted one so bad he wouldnt bc he knows how terrible they are for your health. Maybe I want one so bad bc i no longer have a job, im no longer working out(im on drs orders to \"take it easy") I sit at home all day with nothing to do. Maybe i just miss the interaction, or maybe i just miss sitting around talking to all teh friends i did have that smoked? if any one has had a similar experience, or anything message me.

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I quit smoking 18 weeks ago and counting after smoking for 33 years. This is my first real attempt and longest but there isn't a day that goes by that I do not want a cigarette.

How I quit? I went on the patch but failed to read the instructions using "Step 1" because that's where I believed everyone should start. I also bought an electric cigarette.

I started getting really sick about 5 days into the patch but I believed it was the flu so i continued to use Step 1 daily. After about 10 days I made an appointment to see my doctor as I was not getting any better..infact I was getting much worse. When he asked me how much I used to smoke I told him "never more then a 1/2 a pack a day" which is when he told me that "Step 1" was for a pack a day or more smokers and I was going through nicotine overdose. I had to stay off the patch for up to a week and could only go back on once I started feeling better, which I did (this time when Step 2 made me feel sick I went directly on to Step 3). It only took another two weeks before those to started making me feel ill.

I currently feel nauseated at the smell of cigarettes and honestly do not miss the taste but I STILL WANT ONE!! I've been dragged through the Courts in a Family matter this past month, had to deal with an incompetent attorney (my own) and now am dealing with an asshole who keeps dragging our young child into a dispute that she has nothing to do with...

I keep thinking...just one would make me feel so much better but I know that is not true and I probably would end up getting sick.

Please tell me this feeling will go away lol.

Thanks for reading my rant ;)

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Okay, I've tried gum, candy-canes, chewing on a pen. I want a cigarette sooo bad!! Maybe I'll trying exercising til it passes. :/

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Tomorrow I will be one week smoke free! Yahhhhh!

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After volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity site yesterday afternoon and having a "workout", painting for more than 3 hours (stretching, bending, lifting etc.) I seriously craved a smoke and a drink. It was so hard, I was very happy I was driving and then I went to the grocery store. I implemented by back-up plan, anything goes until I have successfully beaten down the cigarette monster. So, I bought a pint of ice cream and fried chicken. I don't weigh what I want to weigh right now BUT I am not smoking. And, there is still 3/4 of a pint of ice cream in the freezer. As for the chicken, hey, I did work hard yesterday and the greasy protein was great!

I never realized I associated work with smoking. But I do. I'd come home from work and smoke. I could go the whole day without a cigarette and smoke 6 or more cigarettes from the time I got home until I went to bed.

Today marks the end of the first week I've been cigarette without the crutch of using a patch. I'm on my own. It's mental from here on out. I just want to live without cigarettes!

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8/7/12 12:37 P

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I don't really crave "real" cigarettes but I DO use my electronic cigarette.

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8/2/12 3:01 P

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I agree with Angritter, I used Chantix and was on it for a month 1/2 strength (just one pill a day) and then refilled the second month and took it 1/2 strength for a week and then I would forget to take it a couple of days (I would just not think about it) and then I decided I was going to stop taking it completely. And that is what I did. After a month and one week, I have been smoke free since May 1, 2012. I think about it occaionally (my huisband still smokes), but other than the first week the cravings have been minimal. Good luck to everyone.

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7/30/12 12:33 P

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I had FOUR cigs yest!!!! I feel stupid and guilty. Why did I have to have so many???? I wasnt really stressed or anything, I just did it. Wahhhhhhh!!!!

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When I quit, I used Chantix. I know it gets a bad rep for making people crazy, but I thnk the crazy comes from the lack of nicotine. I took Chantix for 3 weeks, had quit smoking after 8 days and didn't need to refill the second month.

I complained to my doctor about the expense ($158 for the first month). My doctor asked me how much I spent on 2 weeks of smokes and he was right... if I quit I could afford it!

Anyway, I didn't want to stay on the Chantix because I already have a depressive disorder and didn't want to do anything crazy. So the first week this stuff was working so well I only smoked 1 pack in 5 days. By the 8th day, I had totally quit.

I have been smoke free since 4/20/12 (84 days ago) and although I can't find any of the money I saved, I feel much better, my allergies are not as bad, I don't cough every day and my clothes and hair smell better.

First thing to do: get rid of all the ashtrays in your house. Then was your sheets, comforter and anything else you can wash that is near where you spend most of your time. Getting rid of the leftover smeel is the best way to get them out of your head. There is also a website that offers support with the Chantix program.

If you think you can handle the side effects (which weren't too terrible), try Chantix. But make sure your doc agrees with you before you take it.

And good luck!

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I stick a pen (Bic ) in my mouth, and chew. roll it, sideways in my mouth. But this is how I quit years ago. Cold Turkey, and pens. I know it sounds stupid, but it is pens, or chewing gum or suckers. I don't need the calories, so that is how I do it.

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I've made it through 3 days, using the lozenges (only 5 yesterday, they taste like an ashtray, so I'm motivated to reduce these). Now I need to drive to work --no smoking in the car (my fav cig of the day), this will be tough.

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Fight for what you want! I've been experiencing more cravings today than I have in several months. I just can't go back to smoking - just can't. I want to be free of it once & for all!

** Melissa **
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After doing good all week, yesterday I lost it and had 4 cigs last night. ;( starting over again today.

I get angry and sad and whiny and think everyone hates me. And then I am mad at my self for being so weak and whiny.

Things I want:
to run faster
to not get cancer
to not get smoke wrinkles
to not get COPD, etc.

to not stink.

to not waste money

Help!

Goals:
If you want real results-they aren't coming for free.

Bless someone each day with my presence. Make them glad they are here.

Teach people how to love.

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Today I am 44 days smoke free & 5 days nicotine free. I couldn't have made it without the nicotine replacement but I am doing so much better off of it. Guess I was ready. I just told another person that some quitters & programs believe that you are in a constant state of withdrawal when you use nicotine replacement. I can agree with that but I also say quit anyway you can!

I really understand your feelings of anxiety & emotional upheavel. I'm finally beginning to feel normal again off the nicotine. I still unconciously reach for a cigarette when I get in my car but pop some gum instead. I never want to go back to day #1 - EVER! It was just so hard. I wish you success with this try. I've been there too - tried to quit for more than 30 years - hoping I finally made it!!

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Thanks for the support! How long have you been off cigarettes/nicotine? I worry about becoming emotional/anxiety filled mess. I did break down and have a few since I had first posted but here I am again, trying! I figure just keep trying until it works.

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I wish you good luck! I was in tears just days ago & decided I'd try getting rid of nicotine all together. This has helped. I still struggle at times but it is so much better now. I never want to go back to smoking & then to have to go through all this anxiety again - urghh!! No way, I deserve better than that - SO DO YOU!!!

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I had my last cigarette at 5:30pm yesterday. Yes, I know it hasn't even been 24 hours but I'm trying! I was successful in not buying any last night and I had just regular gum on my way into work this morning so I wouldn't stop and buy any. I brought my lunch so I wouldn't stop at the store during my break.

I'm most worried about this evening. I always crave them when I drive and I drive an hour to see a therapist on Tuesdays. I must make it through this! I'm so tired of smoking.

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It has been 2 months since my last smoke. I think this past week has been the worst. I have had a stressfull week and I still have not lost any weight. Hangingin by a thread. I can do this.

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