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Which nicotine replacement therapy or pill worked for you?

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  1. valerie, quit coach
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    16 May 2018
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    Good day everyone!

    Hope you are all starting to enjoy the beautiful weather.

    Some members have been posting some questions about Nicotine Replacement Therapy lately. So we thought that it would be a great opportunity for other members of the community to share their experience with NRT or the pills.

    Throughout past or current quit attempts:
    - Which nicotine replacement therapy or pharmacotherapy did you use?
    - How were they helpful?
    - If any, did you experience any challenges while using them and how did you overcome them?

    Feel free to ask any questions you might have regarding your quit method as well.

    Thank you in advance for sharing,

    Valerie
  2. eagerquit
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    16 May 2018 in reply to valerie, quit coach
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    Hi Valerie,

    I have been using nicotine lozenges and gum in my quit. When a craving hits, the NTR gives me an immediate response. In the early days of my quit I used a lot of it but lately after ten weeks, I rarely have one anymore. I keep them around all the same. Just knowing I have that possible relief in a case of need is enough.

    Wishing everyone a great spring!

    Eagerquit
  3. brieffree
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    Hi Valerie

    Good Comment

    I use the Nicorette quit Mist since after about a 2 weeks after stop smoking as Turkey of 3 pak's a day.
    That was Last 2015 June. I been trying to reduce and also to do not use it, but is automatic finish sleeping.
    It works like magic, I inhale 1 shot and I feel absolutely under control! without fear to sleep!

    But, I found that one of my tigers was my family and I been working a lot about it. Until you know! Is really difficult to accept to me others people suffering! And I can do anything about it! I works about how I feel in that moment and I finished sleeping.   
    But I always let it be and go back to the quit zone!
    I think I need to use it for a bit long time!

    Everyday is try, never give up!
  4. meganon
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    Hi Everyone:
    i used the the Nicorette Patches did all three steps I am now four months smoke free and feeling great other than I have gained 5 pounds but who cares I am Healthier.  I found the spray mist to be very helpful when I had an urge and still keep it on hand.  My quit Day was Jan. 21st so it’s 4 months today.  I was a small pack a day person for 55 years so am very pleased with my progress.  Thank goodness I didn’t have to buy the supplies got them thru our local Healyh Unit.
  5. jennifer, quit coach
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    21 May 2018 in reply to meganon
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    Hi meganon,

    Congrats on your 4 months milestone - you deserve to feel proud of your success!

    It sounds like NRT was a great companion to your quit plan, and yes, it's wonderful when you are able to connect with a local program in your own area, just a reminder if anyone other member is reading this, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-513-5333 and we can look for programs in your area.

    Thanks for coming by meganon! Keep going !

  6. victorialynn
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    My favourite Nicotine Replacement Therapy of choice is the gum so far. I have the brand called Thrive and the flavor is Cool Mint. I enjoy using this method because it not only gives me the proper sensation of tobacco but it creates the perfect distraction to break the hand-to-mouth motion that I adapted to. I can do other things with my hands and time than to waste the valuable energy to light up. I hope everyone is having a brilliant, healthy and positive experience! Let's keep up the good work! 
  7. efreeman75
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    I initially used the QuickMist very sparingly, probably too sparingly.  I remember one night having a major craving a month or so into my quit.  I hadn't used the mist for a couple of weeks, tried it that night and it was instant relief.  From then I used the mist quite often, much more often than I used to smoke.  I would wake in the middle of the night and would use it.  This concerned me as such reliance was quickly becoming another addiction.  I spoke with SHO about this a couple of times and have been entirely nicotine free since.  I know everyone is different and I fully support almost any alternative to smoking, but it feels great to be nicotine free.
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