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Thinking about quitting smoking?

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  1. merline, quit coach
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    92 posts
    12 Sep 2018
    01 Feb 2019
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    Are you tired of smoking cigarettes?  The cough, the smell, the cost, standing out in the cold, the nagging of loved ones? Is it time to think about quitting?

    For many people smoking is a part of their daily lives, but even if you're someone who's quit before and started again, don't lose hope!! It is rare that a smoker successfully quits the first time they try. On average, a person makes 30 quit attempts before they successfully quit for life. The good news is that with every quit attempt you learn something new about your strengths and about your areas for improvement. As you learn more about yourself and your smoking patterns, every subsequent quit attempt becomes easier and easier.

    Want help with your responses? Ask around on our quit communities. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about quitting, you can call a Smokers’ Helpline Quit Coach at 1-877-513-5333 (toll-free).

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  2. treepeo
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    832 posts
    29 Nov 2017
    01 Feb 2019
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    To anyone thinking about quitting, this is the place to come to.

    I knew that I wanted to quit, but I really had no idea how to go about it.  But I read through all of the material on this site, and completed the questionnaires.  And by the end of all of that, I gained some really good insights, tip and ideas about how to handle various things that come up when you quit.  I think the two most valuable things I learned when it comes to dealing with cravings were:

    1.     waiting 10 minutes; and
    2.     doing things to distract myself.

    People used to call me a "hard core smoker".  No one believed I would ever quit.  But after 43 years, I quit cold turkey with the help of this site and the great community of people here.  That was two years ago, and I am still going strong.  

    So if you feel scared or discouraged, that's okay.  It's totally normal.  But why not give quitting a shot?  You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.  And you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.
  3. marianne, quit coach
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    278 posts
    30 Nov 2017
    02 Feb 2019
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    Hello Visitors,

    Treepeo has highlighted their experience as a registered member- 2 years and going strong, we congratulate you.  Following the preparation to quit online is so valueable.  Activities and tools  to equip, building confidence each step of the way.   And as Treepeo said, the two tips that resonated with them was an important take away. 

    Everyone has it in them to succeed.  As Treepeo shared, you might know it at first.  And normal to have reservations to quit as it involves such a lifestyle change.   

    Join our community so you can get started on your road to freedom!  

    We wish you much success and this community is right here with you along the way!  

    The Smokers' Helpline Team
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