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Day 1

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  1. brianor
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    25 Mar 2019
    25 Mar 2019
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    I'm on the patch and it seems to be working well for me -- don't have that many cravings so far
  2. efreeman75
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    285 posts
    02 Apr 2018
    25 Mar 2019
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    Hi brianor and welcome to the forum.

    Day 1, how exciting.  Every journey begins with a single step.  The good part is you don't have to take the journey alone - we're all here to help.

    Hang on tight, the ride can be a little bumpy sometimes.  Stay dedicated and you will succeed.  You're likely about to experience all the fun little withdrawal symptoms.  While they're not comfortable, they're not permanent.  Remember to smile and laugh.

    Again, welcome, and congratulations on your decision to quit smoking.

  3. treepeo
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    832 posts
    29 Nov 2017
    26 Mar 2019
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    Hi brianor,

    So glad to hear that the patch is working well for you.  It has helped a lot of people, as you will see from reading the posts on this site.

    If the going gets tough, make sure you do things to distract yourself.  And drink plenty of water to help remove the toxins from your body.

    I wish you well in your journey.  Quitting is the best thing you could ever do for yourself.  It's really worth the effort.
  4. tiny2018
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    55 posts
    23 Mar 2019
    28 Mar 2019
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    I am using the patch as well. I have experienced some withdrawl symptoms while was using it so I have found that using a combination of the patch and another NRT like gum mist or losenges whatever you feel works best for you so when the cravings might sneak up on you you another NRT myself I am using the lozenge can help you with the craving. it has helped me and don't need to use the lozenge a lot but sometimes I feel like is too much and the lozenge helps me.
  5. linda, quit coach
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    146 posts
    28 Nov 2017
    29 Mar 2019
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    Hi brianor,

    Welcome and congratulations for making this important decision to quit smoking! You have made a decision that will bring positive changes in your life – that’s wonderful! We are happy for you!

    You seem well prepared and you are using a tool that seems to work for you – the patch. Keep moving forward in this way – using a nicotine replacement therapy can be helpful to reduce your cravings, and it can double your chances of quitting.

    We all know that quitting smoking is not easy but it’s worth it, as treepeo said. At first, there’s a lot of changes and some challenging situations to overcome. But at the end, you will enjoy benefits of being smoke-free and feel better.

    Like efreeman75 said, know that you are not alone in your quit journey, we are here for you. Everyone in here is very supportive and wants to see you succeed. Come by anytime with questions or concerns, or just to let us know how you are doing.

    You can also call us at 1-877-513-5333 and we’ll be happy to help you.

    We’re wishing you the best of luck and thank you for being here!
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