29 Nov 2017
21 Jun 2019
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Congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking. I am sorry to hear you don't have a good support system, but we will support you here. And you can always call a quit coach when you feel the need, so you will not be alone on your journey.
Stress is a trigger for so many people. A big part of quitting is learning how to deal with stressful situations without lighting up. I found it very helpful to distract myself. So instead of reaching for a cigarette, I might go for a walk, read a book, or play a game on my computer. Anything to keep my mind off of the cravings. At first it's really hard, but it does get easier. You just have to be determined enough not to give in.
You might find it useful to read some of the tips for quitting on this site. There are some exercises that take you through the process of quitting step by step. I remember that I had no idea how to go about quitting, so the information on this site was invaluable.
And always remember, you are important, and you deserve to live a smoke free life. You can beat this addiction, you really can. Believe in yourself. You can do this!