05 Feb 2019
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Welcome to our little community & congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking! Quitting this awful addiction is not easy but with the right knowledge, determination & support you can do it! Sounds like you a have these three factors in place for yourself!
I too had smoked many years like you & decided to quit in my late 40’s, I quit for 9 months that first time, kept a pack of cigarettes around & relapse with that pack, now on my fourth quit just passed 7 months on May 12/21. Honestly pack or no pack I probably would of smoked but I agree with what one of the quit coaches stated, not having a pack prevented her from relapse. Quitting is hard work & you really need to work at saying NOPE always! I still struggle with lighting up, especially with this warm weather! However the struggle was definitely harder in the beginning of my quit! Those first 3 days, weeks & months! I found distracting myself by keeping busy & drinking lots of lemon water so beneficial in helping me with my quit! Walking on breaks at work, educating myself on the hazards of smoking, benefits of quitting, making a list of the pros & cons of smoking, doing the homework on this site, coming on this site & leaning on my supports, especially my husband who never smoked. I hope some of what I shared helps you with your quit! Nice to have you join us!
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