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  1. gizmo2021
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    13 Jun 2023
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    I have been experiencing so many emotions and they seem to be so in flux and I know that smoking helps to make all these things worse. Have read that smoking will make your mental health more active and worse esnd I want to quit smoking to help and not make any symptoms worse by smoking. Am sitting here coming up on my quit date and am wondering I quit smoking but have been smoking for many years thinking smoking helps me deal with things which is very wrong. If I use the patch does anyone know or experienced whether by quitting smoking and using the patch so the exact opposite of what I am wanting to quit smoking to help. I started really worrying about it. Called smokershekpline but I guess are closed. If anyone has experienced any of this if have advice it would be great 
  2. sarah, quit coach
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    14 Jun 2023 in reply to gizmo2021
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    Hello gizmo2021

    Thank you for posting & sharing your how you are feeling.

    You touch on many important points - you are concerned smoking is affecting your mental health, and sounds like you are also considering how you will manage your mental health if you were to quit. 

    We do offer support & information, such as how the patch can help, via Live Chat (a bubble should pop up bottom of the screen), email and text. We also provide phone support 7 days/wk if you live in MB, SK, YT or PEI. If you are looking for phone support & you live in another province, you can call the National Quitline at 1-866-366-3667, its free & confidential.

    Finally, sometimes withdrawal can increase anxiety and affect mood, so if you are making changes with your smoking, we recommend you check in with your health care professional and let them know what you are doing and how you are feeling. 

    Take care and please continue to post or reach out in other ways.
    Warmly,
    Sarah
  3. gizmo2021
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    16 Jun 2023 in reply to sarah, quit coach
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    Thanks so much I will. What are the hours are open. I called at around 8 eastern time and just rang then got busy signal and my phone disconnected 
  4. jeyan
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    19 Jun 2023 in reply to gizmo2021
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    good luck with your quit.  stay strong. Yes, smoking can  only mask the underlying issues, in the end it will come out with even more force as you cannot suppress your emotions by turning to nicotine addiction.  I would suggest go see a doctor for your mental health issue.
    Last modified on 19 Jun 2023 11:46 by jeyan
  5. karen, quit coach
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    19 Jun 2023 in reply to gizmo2021
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    Hi gizmo2021,

    Sorry to hear that you are having a hard time connecting with the National Quit Line. That's frustrating. Sounds like you may reside in Ontario? For telephone support, you can connect with Health811, by dialing 811. They are available 24/7.

    Hope this is helpful. And congrats on making some changes with your smoking!

    Kind regards,
    Karen
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