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Quit Day is March 1st

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  1. beth77
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    Starting to feel anxious about being able to do this. My Dr prescribed Wellbutrin and I started yesterday. Also reading Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking although I can’t see that there would be any easy way. Not counting the health reasons I’m just so sick of feeling ashamed at being a smoker. Any support on getting through the early days would be appreciated!
    Thanks! Counting down to March 1st and cutting out 1 cigarette each day. I normally smoke around 10 a day. Today only 8.
  2. valerie, quit coach
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    Hello Beth77, 

    Congratulations on taking your first steps to your quit journey!
    Cutting down is a great strategy to implement ways to cope with cravings and gradually changing some of your daily routines. Already you are making those changes as you have cut down to 8cigarettes. 
    Try to not overwhelme yourself with what tomorrow will look like, take it one day at a time. It’s also ok to take it one minutes at a time. 

    Let us know how you do through this process. 

    Valerie
  3. sue-q
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    Hi there, my quit day is April 1.  I am wondering how you are doing since your quit date was march 1?
  4. beth77
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    Hi Sue-q! Sorry I didn’t see your post until tonight. I am now 5 weeks smoke free and I found week 3 to 4 really tough but it does get better. Whenever I find myself wanting a cigarette I say to myself- that’s just silly because I don’t smoke anymore. At this point with all the nicotine out of my body it is more a psychological thing and I’m so determined to win this battle! You are now 9 days into your quit and I hope it’s going well for you!
  5. lillian, quit coach
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    Hi Beth77,

    What a wonderful update. Congratulations on 5 weeks!  I hope you are rewarding yourself for your success?

    Thanks for the tips and the motivation!
    Lillian
  6. cls65
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    Hello! I celebrated 1 month smoke free yesterday! I am feeling no more physical withdrawals..but the psychological aspect is definitely a real thing. I have thoughts of smoking anywhere from 1 -4 times a day but it does not last long at all and much easier for me to resist those thoughts. I just wanted those just starting out on their quit journey, or those of you still fighting the fight, to know, it does get better but you always have to be on your toes, never let your guard down into thinking you have this beat 100%. I believe it is a life long battle that just gets easier and easier with time. Good luck!
  7. cc91
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    I thought it may be helpful for everyone to know that you can get 8 weeks worth of Thrive nicorette gum completely free from leavethepackbehind.org. I got mine in the mail today and am currently chewing on my first piece; it tastes exactly like regular gum!

    -new to forum
  8. treepeo
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    Hi beth77,  

    Wow, look at you, 5 weeks under your belt as a non-smoker.  Congratulations!  That is wonderful.  Isn't it great not to have to light up any more?  No more shame or embarrassment in that regard, eh?  Whew, what a relief!

    And cls65, a huge congratulations to you for your first smoke free month!  Way to go!  And you are absolutely right when you caution people to stay on their toes.  We can never be complacent, because that nicotine monster is always lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce.  And we can't let him win.
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