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Old 01-31-2008, 02:42 PM   #11
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Always remember... if you NEED a lozenge... have one.
Or break one in half if you feel like it is "too soon."
If you just WANT one.... maybe you can wait half an hour.....

I kept failing until I decided that I was gonna do it on my schedule,
not the generalized one that is suggested with the quit smoking products.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:48 PM   #12
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Congratulations from a newbie who's been smoke-free for 1 year, 4 months, 16 days, and 18 minutes! (Not that I keep up with it, or anything like that)
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:08 PM   #13
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Thank you Kads!!
GF, I've had 2 today. I'm just starting to really WANT the cigarette. When I get to a breaking point, I will get another one.

SallyW, thank you!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:30 PM   #14
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When you've finally been freed from the shackles of tobacco you will be so thankful and so proud of yourself. Trust me.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:37 PM   #15
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Keep going and keep strong.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:13 PM   #16
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Thanks Buck and Miniman.
I'm trying. Counter says I have 64 hours for the physical addiction
But, I can do this!!!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:44 PM   #17
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Congrats on making the decision! There is a forum called the Stop Smoking Center and they want to help you quit. I'm at just over 5 months. There is also a book called The Easy Way to Stop Smoking which has helped some folks. It's hard but it's doable.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:20 PM   #18
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James did the same as your husband TG--he was sick and was able to stop cold turkey (3 1/2 years ago).

A guest speaker at church one time was talking about how to quit a bad habit. He said you can't dwell on what you are not able to do anymore, but you have to find something to do instead. He carried a small notebook in his shirt pocket. He used to smoke and that is where he carried his cigarettes. He started carrying the notebook instead. I can't remember exactly what he said he wrote in it, but you could do just about anything with it. Write a recipe down, see if you can write down all the states in alphabetical order, write a poem, etc. Something that gets your mind onto something positive.

Also remember that it takes 21-30 days to give up an old habit or start a new habit. And if you slip a little, don't give up. A slip is just a slip, it isn't defeat.

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:25 PM   #19
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Congratulations, texasgirl. Good decision. Just think of all the money you will have to buy cooking goodies. Omigosh! That's another addiction, but a good one.
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Texas Girl, I have tried the gums but thet give me a terrible pain in the stomach.Are the losenges(sp?) less harsh?
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