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I slipped and smoked

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  1. billybayo
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    I have been on step 1 nicoderm patches for about 4 weeks now and I have slipped a few times. Do I have to start the 6 weeks of step 1 from the last time I smoked?
  2. valerie, quit coach
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    Good evening Billybayo, 

    Slips are common when you are trying to quit smoking. Continue with your progress, if you are concern with stepping down to the second step of the patch while you have had some slips, speak with your healthcare provider or pharmacist, perhaps using another Nicotine Replacement Therapy might help you cope with additional cravings. 

    You can always call a quit coach at Smokers'Helpline for additional support or information, 1-877-513-5333. 

    Have a great evening,

    Valerie 
  3. treepeo
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    Hi billybayo,

    I am so glad to hear that you haven't given up.  Keep fighting, no matter what.  You are going to succeed.  You are stronger than your addiction.
  4. smitty
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    You can also try a combo tharapy, like the patch and the spray, or the patch and the losenger, or the gum, the point is you can use more then one aid to help you through the rough times, any doubts talk to your doctor
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