06 Feb 2020
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23 Feb 2020
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Welcome to Smoker's Helpline. This is a wonderful community, and you will get lots of suggestions and support here.
Firstly, I want to say that I hope your biopsy results are good, and that you have no serious problems. I know it's hard, but try to relax. Worrying won't change the results either way.
No matter what happens with the biopsy, you are making the right decision to quit smoking. It is one nasty habit, and causes nothing but health problems. But I would not recommend vaping. There have been so many news stories about the dangers of vaping, and why replace one bad habit with another. These days there is gum, the patch, and quick mist. Or you can try going cold turkey. Whatever you think will work best for you.
I would also suggest that you read the information on this site, and do the questionnaires. I don't know about you, but I smoked for over 43 years and I had no idea how to go about quitting. I found the information on this site invaluable. I got lots of suggestions about how to quit, and I did just that, cold turkey, 3 years ago. So I am proof positive that it is possible to quit, no matter how long you have smoked.
Try to avoid triggers. If someone you know is going to smoke, try to move away from them.
You may need to change some of your routines. So if you normally had a coffee and a cigarette in the morning, maybe switch to tea. Or take the time you normally spent on smoking to do something else, like cooking eggs for breakfast. Anything to change it up.
Breathe deeply, drink lots of water to help rid your body of toxins, and distract yourself.
Sometimes we need a wake up call to change our life. It sounds like you got yours. Jump on this chance to change your life for the better. You deserve to lead a smoke free life.