29 Nov 2017
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Man, that is truly scary. I am so sorry to hear about your toes. I really hope the situation improves.
Every smoker knows that they should quit, but it is really hard to do. So I am not a fan of people who try to shame smokers into quitting. Most of us feel bad enough when we smoke, and trying to embarrass us into quitting does nothing to address our addiction. People do a lot of things that aren't good for them, but for some reason, smokers are the ones who get called out for what they are doing, even by people who are doing other unhealthy stuff themselves. It ticks me off.
Anyway, having said that, given your situation, you are really going to have to make a serious effort to quit.
I would suggest that you read the information on this site, because there are some really good tips here to help you prepare for and deal with your quit. They key things are to avoid triggers, to distract yourself, to be willing to change your routines, and to drink lots of water to help flush out toxins. You should also make a list of all of the reasons why you want to quit, and keep it somewhere handy so you can read it often.
You also have to decide if you are going to use NRTs and if so, which ones. You should talk to your doctor about this issue. If you read the posts, you will see that many people have found NRTs to be really helpful.
Remember Jude, you CAN quit. You can beat this addiction. But it is going to take a lot of hard work and commitment. It is difficult, but the benefits of quitting outweigh any hardships you will face. Please keep posting and let us help you through this process.