29 Nov 2017
07 Jan 2019
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Hi hailey, atp and dogmom,
Congratulations to all of you for making the decision to quit smoking. This is a decision that will change your life for the better. I know it's not easy, and that all of you are suffering right now. We all spent so many years smoking, and we smoked a lot of cigarettes. So it is only natural that we would suffer terrible withdrawal. It's really rough, but believe me, it DOES pass. You just have to hang in there.
It's good to drink lots of water, because it will help to flush the toxins out of your body. Try to keep busy to distract yourself. And do things that will make you happy. Spoil yourself a bit. You are doing something extraordinary. Give yourself a break and indulge yourself. It doesn't have to be a big deal, just something that will put a smile on your face. Rewarding yourself is important, because this is not an easy process to go through. Rewards will help your body and your mind to equate not smoking with something good. And the ultimate goal is to really WANT to be a non-smoker, and to commit to it.
In the scheme of things, you will experience a little bit of pain for a lifetime of gain. Fight this terrible addiction and be free. You are worth it.