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Five months without NRT

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  1. writerguy1975
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    03 Apr 2020
    01 Sep 2020
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    Hi all:

    Just thought I'd drop a line to say that I haven't used the NRT since March and I haven't had a cigarette since last November. My quit is going quite well. I do think about smoking from time to time and have the odd weak craving, but the thing that would never have me going back to smoking (as least as far as I can tell from here) is that I've paid off more than half of my debt that I rung up in bad times when I wasn't employed. Not having to buy the NRT or smokes has gone directly to paying off the debt, and I think I've done a good job of doing so so far. I figure that by not using the NRT, I've saved more than $3,000 since I quit! That's a pretty good mental motivator. 

    So I just thought I'd drop a line and let those thinking of quitting that quitting is entirely possible. The first three days are tough, then the first three weeks are a little less tough and it may take three months before things start to get "easier" as they have for me, more or less, but it is doable. I can't believe that I'm closing in on almost six months without the use of any nicotine at all!

    Last modified on 01 Sep 2020 14:00 by writerguy1975
  2. brieffree
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    28 Nov 2017
    01 Sep 2020
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    Congrats in your quit at all, and good luck in keeping the confidence to live absolute free! 

  3. jenna lee, quit coach
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    265 posts
    28 Jun 2018
    02 Sep 2020 in reply to writerguy1975
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    hi writerguy 1975,

    WOO HOO! Congrats to you on all your success. It must feel SO great to use that money otherwise.

    Thank you for sharing your experience for others! We are proud of your success and hope you are proud of yourself as well. 

    We encourage you to keep rewarding yourself and think about the benefits and reasons for quitting.

    Jenna Lee
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