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How Is Everyone Doing with their Quits?

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  1. lesleyaf
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    Hello all,
    Just checking in to see how everyone is coping with their quits especially in these stressful times. 
    I am finding it quite difficult at times but I’m committed to being smoke free. 
    To everyone out their struggling, know that you are not alone and we can do this just like so many others who have successfully kicked the habit! 
  2. wandam
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    Hi lesleyaf, 

    Good to hear you are hanging in there with your quit through stressful times, it’s hard but you are doing it! You must be nearing the 1 month mark any day now, so happy for you! 😊 Keep up the great job 👍 of working your quit! 
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  3. wandam
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    Hi again lesleyah,

    In regards to my quit, I’m just a little past 2 months! I still have the odd tough day but for the most part the cravings have really subsided. However I never take for granted that I have this addiction licked! So I’m mindful of being on guard & working my quit by staying connected with my supports!
  4. lesleyaf
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    Hi Wandam,

    Wow! You’re over the 2 month mark! That is fantastic! I so admire you. I’m taking things day by day. There is not a day that has gone by that I don’t think about smoking. I think, how am I going to enjoy life without a cigarette. It’s sad, isn’t it?

    Please tell me this will get better!

    What have you found most helpful to tame your cravings?

  5. wandam
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    Hi lesleyaf,

    Thank you, but it’s no walk in the park, quitting smoking is hard work. Sounds like you are doing some serious hard work yourself by being committed to your quit, so hats off to you! Honestly it’s one day at a time for me too! Some of the things that helped me & still do is keeping busy with work, exercise & drinking lots of lemon water! Exercise helps with keeping you busy, giving you some happy natural feel good medicine & helps you in maintaining your weight or at least trying to! Drinking lots of water helps to detoxify your system, subsides the cravings & helps your to feel better! I was never a water drinker until I quit smoking, now I love how much better I feel when I consume lemon water. Herb teas are great too! Hope some of what helps me might also work for you! PS I know it may not seem like it right now but the cravings do get less over time, your getting there, keep going!
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  6. treepeo1
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    Hi lesleyaf,

    I am so glad to hear that you are sticking with it.  Good for you!

    Yeah, I remember thinking about smoking all the time, and you're right.  That really is sad and kind of pathetic.  That's what this stupid addiction does to us.  It takes over our lives, when there are so many other things to think about.

    I know it's hard to imagine right now, but one day you will realize that you haven't thought of smoking all day, and you will be incredulous.  And that will happen more and more often, and you will realize you are truly on your way to being a non-smoker.  And you will feel really good about that.

    In the meantime, hang in there, lesleyaf.  Wandam gave you really good suggestions for fighting the cravings.  All I would add is to read about the benefits of quitting now and then.  I know you might say you already know the benefits, but reading about them is just more positive reinforcement, and I found it helped to keep me motivated.

    Rock on.  You can do this!
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