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  1. xxfnikkix
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    30 Jan 2019
    30 Jan 2019
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    Hello, I’ve been smoking now for four years, within the last year I’ve tried to quit five times! This will be the sixth and hopefully the last. Compared to how I used to chain smoke I’m down to about ten a day maybe less on my good days. A lot of the reason I do smoke is to help cope with my anxiety but now I need a different way. I don’t understand it, I get frustrated/agitated because my mind never shuts up and that ends up pushing me to lighting another one. The longest I’ve lasted before was two weeks, now I can’t afford it, I’m concerned about my health and smoking is something I don’t want to be doing in the long run. I’m just wondering if anyone has any pointers or advice that would help me quit smoking for good this time. Really need the help!!
  2. atp
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    496 posts
    31 Dec 2018
    30 Jan 2019
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    Welcome to the community and that is a positive step to start your quit. You can go through the quit plan steps, read posts on this site or call the helpline at 1 877 513-5333 to talk to a quit coach. 

    Most of us have tried to quit multiple times before. All I can say is do as much research as you can on the effects of quitting, aids to use (NRT's, etc) and quit methods, etc. The quit coaches can help with getting you moving in the right direction. 

    My best piece of advice is you need to convince yourself you don't want to smoke anymore, make a list of the reasons you are quitting, and commit to Not One Puff Ever. Every one of my prior quits fell apart because i thought I could just have a drag or a smoke, and boom I was right back to a pack a day. 
  3. nadia b, quit coach
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    47 posts
    18 Jan 2019
    30 Jan 2019
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    Welcome to the Community xxfnikkix! I am so happy that you have joined us and let us be part of your quit journey. I am so proud to hear that you haven't quit quitting! Try number 6 shows determination that you want to kick this habit. You have gone through lots of test runs and could maybe reflect on what has worked and what you could change up.
    As atp mentioned, we have lots of great resources and supports to assist you every step of the way, including great community members that are always here to support you and quit coaching over the phone.
    You can also check out some great booklets called One Step at a Time - for smokers who want to quit. It's a great read to help get you motivated before, during and even after you quit. To find this resource, click on How We Can Help at the top besides the Community Forums tab and scroll to the bottom.

    Wishing you all the best!

  4. eagerquit
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    414 posts
    07 Mar 2018
    30 Jan 2019
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    Hi xxfnikkix,

    Congratulations on your decision to quit. It is a journey you will be glad you are taking given the unsavory alternative. Write down your reasons for quitting and keep it handy. Put a plan in place for dealing with cravings in a positive way that will reward you for your persistence. I found all of the links at the top of this web page very helpful along the way.

    I wish you every success on your journey to health and happiness.

  5. brieffree
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    1477 posts
    28 Nov 2017
    30 Jan 2019 in reply to xxfnikkix
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    Hi xxfnikkix's

    First of all Congrats in your quit for good!
    As you said you tried to quit before and fail, Quitting smoking is a new journey to freedom!
    One day at the time!
    Distract your self from the Crave! it will go away!
    Drink a lot water!
    Go for a walk. well dress.....
    Talked to someone you know about it!
    Think in positive all the time!
    Do something instead!
    Regard your self for a day of quit!
    Day that laud, I did not smoke! yey me!

    Welcome to help line, post how you feel, we are here to support you in your quit!

    This is the way to freedom!

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