merline, quit coach
12 Sep 2018
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25 Oct 2018
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I’m glad to hear that you are going to give quitting
a try again despite the fact it
has been very emotionally trying. I'm really sorry to hear about your cancer.
It's a good idea quitting with the gum and the patches because
research show that the nicotine replacement therapies can double the chance of
success for someone who smokes 10 or more cigarettes per day. It is
also important to find different ways to cope with your cravings.
are some strategies that some smokers will try in order to cope with
– Most cravings will pass in a few minutes. Just wait it out.
– Take your mind off smoking by getting involved in an activity or thinking of
something else to do. eg. Taking a walk, brushing your teeth, listening to
breathing – Breathe in slowly and deeply and then breathe out. Repeat.
water – Take a sip of water and hold it in your mouth for a while before
Structure your day.
Create a plan to stay busy. Try to get out of the house whenever you can.
Do things with other people.
Having regular contact with other people can help. Try to connect with people
regularly, whether it’s in person, over the phone, or via text message.
Join us in the Smokers’ Helpline Online community
and let us know how you’re handling your habits, or call us at 1-877-513-5333
for more support and strategies.
Don't give up trying until you quit!
Last modified on 25 Oct 2018 19:34 by merline, quit coach