06 Feb 2020
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18 Apr 2021
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Welcome. It's nice to hear from you.
Most of us have made numerous attempts to quit before it finally stuck, so don't beat yourself up about any past unsuccessful quits. If quitting were easy, no one would smoke. Tobacco companies purposely make their products as addictive as possible. It takes a lot to beat this addiction.
What I found helpful was to distract myself. When those cravings hit, I would go for a walk, immerse myself in a good book, or play an awesome video game. Anything to keep myself occupied. Or I would have a nap, because you don't crave when you sleep.
Another thing I did was to wait in 10 minute increments, because anyone can wait for 10 minutes. The thought of not smoking for an hour was too daunting, but if you break it down, it makes it a bit easier.
Make sure you drink lots of water to help flush the toxins out of your body. And try to eat healthy foods, because good nutrition will give you the stamina you need to keep fighting.
Quitting is hard, but it is not impossible. Remember, you are stronger than your addiction. Believe in yourself, fiona7. You can do this, and you are worth it!