06 Feb 2020
03 Dec 2020
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Go ahead and have yourself a good cry whenever you need to. Everything about quitting is hard. Just the thought of quitting used to make me break out into a cold sweat. And no wonder. Smoking is a really powerful addiction. And unfortunately, tobacco companies deliberately change their products to make them even more addictive.
The good news is that it IS possible to break the cycle. You have taken two very important steps already, by setting a quit date, and joining this forum. Trust me, I smoked for over 43 years, and I could not have quit without the people in this forum.
I found it helpful to read through the information on this site and to do the questionnaires. I had no idea how to go about quitting, and I got some good ideas here. The thing I found most helpful was to do things to distract myself and keep busy. Read a good book, try a new recipe, or go for a walk. Anything to keep your mind on something else. I also decided to tell my family and friends that I was quitting. Although it put more pressure on me, it also made me more accountable.
Give it a shot, nicci. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. And remember that there are quit coaches here who are more than willing to lend you a helping hand, so don't hesitate to get in touch with them. We are all here to help you. Believe in yourself.