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  1. bunny_lover2
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    I quit smoking Monday at 630 pm and I was doing really well my husband even stopped smoking in the house but today we had to drive an hour away for a Dr appointment and I slipped and had one smoke while waiting for him to be done his appointment it's hard to not smoke while in the car especially since it's only been like a day and a half without a smoke 
  2. emily, quit coach
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    Hi Bunny Lover, 

    Welcome to Smokers' Helpline Online and a huge congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking. 

    It sounds like you found yourself if a very difficult situation this morning. Slips can happen and can even be a good learning experience in your quit journey. You now know that a long car ride can be a trigger for you and you can now plan for this. 

    Are you using any nicotine replacements?
    Or perhaps having something to fidget with in your hand, a cold beverage, or good music while driving can help?

    Wishing you all the best in your quit, 
    Emily

  3. treepeo1
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    Hi bunny_lover2,

    Congrats on deciding to quit smoking!  Quitting will be one of the best things you could ever do for yourself.

    Don't worry too much  about your slip.  We have all slipped at some point.  The important thing is to learn from your slip and to keep going.  It seems that longer drives will be a challenge for you, so you have to figure out a way to keep yourself from lighting up.

    I had four days left of my vacation when I quit.  My trigger was going back to work.  I remember just standing there staring at my purse and asking myself if I could truly go to work without putting a pack of cigarettes in my purse.  I don't know how long I stood there, but ultimately I decided that I was serious about changing my life, and I left my apartment without any smokes.  And man, was that ever the right decision to make.  I have now been a non-smoker for 3.5 years and love the freedom that comes with not smoking.

    Hang in there, bunny_lover2.  You can do this.  You will find your way.  Do things to distract yourself and drink plenty of water to help remove the toxins from your body.  And envision yourself leading a much healthier life.  Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.  I am rooting for you!
  4. brieffree
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    Hi bunny lover2

    Do not be disappointed, just go back to quit zone and you will be fine.

    Maybe will be good idea to prepare your self for those moments, all depends how addictive you were to smoke. 

    Here some ideas Read a book, play with the phone, eat Cande etc....
    What ever works to you is fine.

    Remember sleep is part of quitting process, we all sleep and relapse few or more times until we finally quit!

    Give your self the chance to be free!

    One day at the time! Never give up!

    All the best
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