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A week tomorrow...

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  1. franny
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    29 Nov 2017
    24 Mar 2019
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         Tomorrow will be a week of being smoke free.  I have quit many addictions in the past, but truly believe nicotine and cigarettes is the hardest.  I have changed my routine around and have started exercising and I feel really good.  Pretty much, the biggest annoying thing about smoking for me was that it left me feeling tired and breathless.  I was poisoning myself.  Plus, the saved $$$ is always nice.  I haven't smoked since a young age, I started at 29 combined with drinking, so it is just the habit of smoking that I need to get rid of.  I am sober now for 6 years, so quitting cigarettes is the next think for me to do.  I am on champix and barely have any cravings!  I really want to quit and pray that this will manifest in my life.
  2. wandam
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    05 Feb 2019
    24 Mar 2019 in reply to franny
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    Hi franny,

    First of all Congratulations on being one week smoke free! Way to go! 

    Quitting this awful addiction is extremely hard. Sounds like you understand the power of addiction & know the struggles that come with quitting.

    I quit on Champix too, a few months ago & don’t believe I would of been able to without it. 

    Keep up up the good work of being smoke free! One day at a time franny.
  3. efreeman75
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    02 Apr 2018
    25 Mar 2019
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    Awesome work Franny.

    I'm glad you notice the downsides of smoking - it will make not smoking all the more beneficial and rewarding.

    Keep your mindset and you will get there.
  4. emily, quit coach
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    28 Nov 2017
    25 Mar 2019
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    Hi Franny,

    Congrats on 1 week of being smoke free!!

    You're making so many positive changes in your life. I'm happy to hear that you're already starting to notice the benefits be being quit.

    Have a great smoke free day,
  5. treepeo
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    Way to go, Franny.  I am rooting for you!
  6. chesk
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    28 Jan 2019
    04 Apr 2019
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    Congratulations! Great work ! The first few weeks are hard, but after that you start feeling the benefits slowly.

  7. jenna c, quit coach
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    29 Nov 2018
    05 Apr 2019
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    Good morning !

    I hope you are still doing well Franny. Yes, the first few week scan be challenging but it will get better and the longer you go the more benefits you may experience.

    Here are some benefits of quitting:

    24 hrs- Carbon monoxide is completely eliminated from the body

    72hrs- Bronchial tubes relax (lungs),making it easier for you to breathe.
               Lung capacity increases 
               Energy levels improve

    2 weeks-3months-  Blood circulation improves
                                   Lung operation improves by 30%
                                   Walking becomes easier

    There are many more benefits from quitting. Keep it up!     

    All the Best!

    jenna c, quit coach

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