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Things I don’t miss about smoking

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  1. eagerquit
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    Hmm. My dashboard tells me that I have saved 22 hours and 44 minutes of my life and this is only day 4. That’s almost a day added. It makes these crazy cravings worth seeing through. My dashboard also tells me: “Your smile is already brighter. Staying smoke-free will keep your mouth healthy for years to come.”

    Things I don’t miss about smoking

    The wheezing at night
    Blocked sinuses
    Mouth and clothes smelling of smoke
    Smoking in cold, snow and rain
    High blood pressure
    Burn holes
    The drain on money
    Trips to the store for more cigarettes

    Eagerquit
  2. brieffree
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    Good Day Eagerquit

    Day 4 is amazing, congrats you are doing it! Every minute that you do not smoke, your Body starts  Healing it self.

    About those Crazy Cravings you said, I want to tell you that it gets so much easier and better, less powerful craves if you stay free a bit longer.

    1 Distract your self from the crave.
    2 Drink a lot water or fruits
    3 Do something instead, go for a walk to get fresh Air.
    4 Talk to someone about your crave if you can
    5 Be prepare, today there  is help to bit the Cravings.

    So, try to have fun instead to think in smoking.

    Example: Focus in something a bit longer wile you are having that feeling and fight it so hold it and it will go away.

    Some cravings are powerful, another are less. Everyone fell different.

    I think you are doing ok, the first 2 weeks are a bit harder then it get so much Better.

    Every cigarette Not smoke is reason to Celebrates

    This is the way to Freedom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go for it!

  3. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Eagerquit,

    Congratulations to you- so great to reflect on all the benefits.  Reading your list, I can feel the pressure coming off you.  

    Keep going strong and continuing to reap all the rewards.  

    Have a great day!

    Marianne
  4. north56
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    Ok, here I go part way through week 2, still going! The cravings come and go and when they have become unbearable a shot of the Nicorette Quickmist took the edge off, I have used it twice.
    What I dont miss:
    short of breath
    dry mouth feeling
    hearing myself breathe
    blood pressure came down
    and the smell
    When the cravings come on I usually remind myself of the positive feelings and what I don't miss.
  5. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello north56,

    That is a great list not to miss!  

    Reminding yourself of these things in the moment makes the decision not to smoke easier no doubt.  

    Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your journey so far- your doing terrific!  

    Marianne
  6. ocean
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    Great list!  I don't miss the cluster periods of  smoking 4 with morning coffee, or 2 on the drive home, or 4 after work and before dinner, etc ...
  7. treepeo
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    I don't miss being afraid to talk to someone because I knew I had horrible smoke breath.  How embarrassing.
  8. ocean
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    And Kissing!  I don't have to worry about turning people off when we kiss.
  9. eagerquit
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    Good Morning,

    Ocean, I do remember those cluster periods. On breaks at work I would squeeze in two quick cigarettes. At lunch and after work there would be three in quick succession. When non-smoking company left, I would chain smoke to get the nicotine level back up.

    Eagerquit
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