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The fear of smoking

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  1. betterhealthforever
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    Hi everyone, 
    I am so tired of smoking. It is a horrible addiction...and even thinking about it makes me want to step outside and have a cigarette, which I will because tomorrow is my quit date. My Mom passed away with COPD, Choosing to smoke when there is a horrible pandemic going on that involves a respiratory problem, makes me extremely afraid and so I don't go anywhere or do anything. I hate how it controls me and I am bothered every time I give into it. It makes me more depressed and keeps me smoking because of the guilt I feel. I feel so much better when I don't smoke and I have tried several times in the past to stop. I have been successful for different time periods but always go back. It is my reward system and I have gotten so used to using it to deal with stress, I don't know how to deal with stress without it. I don't like the anger I feel when I quit (it is like all of my frustrations that I have suppressed comes up) and I go back to smoking to numb it. I know this is the real crutch because overwhelming emotions frighten me and I don't know what to do with them. I have to find different ways to reward myself and also find ways to deal with unwanted, suppressed emotions. When I can do this, I know that my chances of quitting for good will be better. If anyone has experienced the same thing, and has suggestions that have helped, please let me know. I wish the greatest success for everyone on here trying to quit and remaining smoke free. 
  2. brieffree
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    Hi betterhealthforever

    Congrats in your quit date! do not need to be afraid, instead start thinking in a positive ways to deal in those moments, like, water, deep briefing, hard candy, read a book etc.... whatever you chose Must be healthy and constructive to you! and your health! 
    Be active, avoid those stressful thoughts, positive thinking in those moments helps a lot!
    Avoid all that remind you smoking! If you are nervous you can replace it for a flower or a fruit! so in those moment your option will be healthy! and not destructive! you can start making a plan what to instead of thinking in smokes.!

    No Matter what you are more important than smokes! Your Body will feel the difference, and your lungs will start to clear up!

    Good luck and start leaving free! Believe in you!   You can do it!
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