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Hello I’m new. Gearing up to quit.

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  1. lisa aubin
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    Hi my name is Lisa.  I’ve decided it’s time to quit. Looking for as many support avenues as I can find.  
  2. justfortoday
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    26 Dec 2019 in reply to lisa aubin
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    Hi lisa, and welcome!

    This is a great place to come to for support, inspiration and some really solid advice. I'm just shy of 4 months smoke free and coming here is a huge part of my success.

    I really think you are doing the right thing by putting your support avenues in place before your quit date. Do you have a "quit plan" together? I'd be very interested to hear it if you do.

    Keep us posted, and just know you will not have to do this alone.
  3. lisa aubin
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    27 Dec 2019 in reply to justfortoday
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    Hi! Thank you for the reply and encouragement!
    I have set January 2nd as the day to carve a new path in my life.   Not necessarily a New Year Resolution but thought I might be setting myself up to fail trying to do this over the holidays.  I have completed the plan choosing my support team and identified my triggers and how to respond. 
    the toughest part is going to be my husband, he smokes too and isn’t ready.  
  4. renee, quitcoach
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    27 Dec 2019 in reply to lisa aubin
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    Hello Lisa and a warm welcome!

    Congratulations on setting your quit day for 01-02-2020. It sounds as if you are really well prepared and I wish you a successful quit.

    It can be a challenge when you want to quit and your husband is still smoking but it can still be done. Is he supportive of your quit? Do you currently both smoke inside the home? If so would he be willing to smoke outside or in just one area of the house so you are not tempted to smoke?

    Let us know how it's going.

    Renee


  5. justfortoday
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    27 Dec 2019 in reply to lisa aubin
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    Hi lisa!

    I'm glad you've set your quit date ... perfect time as everyone gets back to a more regular schedule.

    Renee is right, it might be harder with another smoker in the house when you are trying to quit, but do your best not to get too wrapped up in it. I have a few close family members who smoke and before my actual quit date, I wrote out what I needed from them and sat down with them to make sure they were on board.

    Among obvious things ... please don't smoke around me until I'm comfortable with it ... please don't leave cigarette packs out for me to look at ... please wash hands and eat a mint after smoking. And above all, I promised to respect their decision not to quit and they needed to respect my desire to quit.

    It really made a big difference and certainly minimized potential conflicts in the early weeks of my quit. Everyone knew what was expected of them. As a matter of fact, their smoking had minimal impact on my quitting.

    I'm sure you and your husband can come up with a plan that works for both of you.

    By setting up your support team, identifying your triggers and how to manage them is huge. Your preparation will serve you well and it sounds like you're ready to "own" your quit!

    Let us know if there's anything we can do to support you along the way, lisa.
  6. renee, quitcoach
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    28 Dec 2019 in reply to justfortoday
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    Great ideas!

    I especially love the suggestion of sitting down with family members and writing out what you need from them. That way they know how to help you. 

    It's a win-win!

    Renee
    Last modified on 28 Dec 2019 09:21 by renee, quitcoach
  7. lisa aubin
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    29 Dec 2019 in reply to renee, quitcoach
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    Hi Renee and thank you. My husband is supportive, we don’t smoke in the house so I just need  to set some boundaries for us both.  I see some great suggestions on the feed.  
  8. lisa aubin
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    29 Dec 2019 in reply to justfortoday
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    Hey! That sounds like the perfect approach, I’m stealing it.  Thank you so much!
  9. efram, quit coach
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    Hi Lisa!

    Just wanted to wish you well today on your quit date! With all the preparation, planning and support you have in place, along with your determination --- you've got this. And once you start, the next step is to keep on going.

    We're all here for you!

    Regards,
    Efram
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