06 Feb 2020
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I had so many quit dates that I lost count, so you are not alone in that. Finally, I told myself that I was going to quit while I was off on Christmas break. I did the exercises on this site, and gave quitting a lot of thought. The first day I tried, I only made it to 7:00 p.m. I regrouped, and two days later I tried again. I quit cold turkey. It was really hard, no doubt about it. But I was determined to change my life. And I told myself that if I caved yet again, I would never get the job done. So I stuck with it. That was over three years ago and I have been a non-smoker ever since.
Every time you try to quit you learn something. And your efforts tell you that you really do want to quit. I would recommend that you do the program on this site. You will probably learn a thing or two. It will also help you to mentally prepare for your quit. You need to have a plan in place. For example, are you going to quit cold turkey, or are you going to use NRTs? If the latter, which ones? How are you going to handle cravings? What things can you do to distract yourself? Are you going to tell your family and friends that you are planning to quit? The more prepared you are, the better your chances of quitting successfully.
You can do this, brendaforlife. Believe in yourself.