29 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017
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Welcome to SHO. You have come to the right place for support. We are all in various stages of our quits, so we all know what it's like. I know it's scary at first, but trust me, quitfriend, quitting is so worth it. I smoked for 43 years and didn't have much faith that I could really quit. But suddenly I felt it was my time to quit, and I came here for some help. There is terrific information on this site, starting from just thinking about quitting, to how to keep track of your cravings and your triggers, to dealing with cravings and resisting temptation. And then there is this forum where we talk to each other about how we are feeling.
Just take it day by day, quitfriend. Try to avoid triggers, such as being with friends or family while they are smoking. Drink lots of water and distract yourself. And write down all of the reasons why you want to quit, and keep your list somewhere where you can look at it every day. And remember, we are all here for you, as are the wonderful quit coaches on this site. You can do this, quitfriend. Believe in yourself and make it happen!