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"Holiday Madness"

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  1. valerie, quit coach
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    Good afternoon everyone,

    The Holiday Season is quickly approaching, for some people it can be a stressful time of year. The busy malls, last minute shopping and family/friends gathering together or being around other smokers are some examples of potential obstacles for someone who is trying to quit or maintaining their quit.

    Is anyone anticipating any situations where you might be tempted to smoke?
    If so, what coping strategies do you have in place or that you could put in place?

    Feel free to share your experience and make any recommendations that worked for you.

    Happy Holiday Season Everyone!
    Valerie
  2. brieffree
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    Hi Valerie

    I do not know, I mean I know is my addiction, I was smoke free for long time and somehow for those thinks in everyday life and fail again.
    I been smoke Addiction Free since 2015, I use the Nicolette quit mist spray.
    My everyday stress have rise from 2 to 500, then I am ok, I guess I lost confident.
    I am again tiered to quit!and relapse. I said my self this not ok I am doing it again.

    Here I go for about 100 times again!

    Let be Brave

    One day at the Time!

  3. treepeo
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    Hi Valerie,

    I will be spending Christmas with two of my sisters.  Both of them smoke.  I hung out with them when I first quit, because I figured if I was going to slip, I would rather do it right at the beginning rather than later on.  But I didn't slip.  I kept my quit.

    You know what I did?  I told myself that I was proud of myself for quitting.  I consciously thought about how hard I worked and how motivated I was, and how many really horrific cravings I had endured.  And I said to myself, I am a good role model, and maybe they will learn something from watching me stay smoke free.

    Now unfortunately, my sisters still smoke.  Further, they did absolutely nothing to support me while I was going through the worst of it.  But it doesn't matter any more.  I can now look at them and know that I had the strength to quit, and that I have the strength to keep my quit, even though they will be smoking right in front of me.  And I still think I am a good role model for them.

    I remember how scared I was to try to quit smoking, for so many reasons.  And I also remember feeling bad about myself because I smoked.  I think we all felt that way.  So one day my sisters might look at me and say to themselves, If she can do it, so can I.  It would be great if they gave quitting a chance.  But if they don't, that's okay, too.  At least I know I am showing them that it really is possible to quit.  I am living proof of that.
  4. brieffree
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    Hi Everyone

    I am doing ok Not even a Puff, I can not denied that I wanted but Not, I guess my confident come back.

    Have a nice smoke free day
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