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tea

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New Year Quit Tips
« on: December 26, 2017, 09:09:19 pm »
What are your top 3 tips for those planning their New Year quit?

1. Number 1 for me is sign up for the Forum and start posting.
2. The first week is hard - be kind to yourself.
3. Fisherman's Friends; taste gross but that awful taste takes your mind off a lot!!
12.9.2014  (I forget sometimes)
 
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Re: New Year Quit Tips
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 09:17:30 pm »
Great tips Tea

Mine  would be:

1. Research ways to quit (cold turkey, NRT, Champix etc) to see what you think will work for you,
2. Make sure you know what the main reason you want to quit is and keep it in mind all the time;
3. Just focus on not smoking now and don’t worry about tomorrow, beat the nic one crave at a time!


 
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Re: New Year Quit Tips
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 09:22:10 pm »

Here are mine:

Remember NOPE - not one puff ever. 

If you ever feel tempted to smoke, put it off until tomorrow.

Don’t think of it as forever, concentrate on getting through the minutes and hours, the days will soon add up.
Quit date - 1st October 2014, Quit method - lozenges

 
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Re: New Year Quit Tips
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 06:11:05 am »
Number 1 know your reason for wanting to quit and give it lots of thought.

Number 2 get some sort of outside support and take as much as you can get ie smoking cessation nurses, pharmacist, this forum.

Number 3 have an honest quit. No cheating, secret smoking, making up rules like i can smoke when i drink etc etc
Quit Date 6/11/17
 
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Re: New Year Quit Tips
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 09:58:22 am »
Exactly what I was posting @Glasgowgal ,certainly would not have got this far without N0.2 and only needed that for 4 weeks not 12 weeks.
Quit 16th November 2017.
Last smoke 21st November 2017.
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Re: New Year Quit Tips
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 01:05:20 pm »
All really good tips  ;D

A few more from me:

1- there's no 'right' or 'wrong' way to quit. The destination is the same but no journey is identical.
2- keep busy. Clean the house, take up macrame, go for a walk or a run or a swim or whatever it takes to keep your mind and hands occupied.
3- remember a crave rarely lasts more than five minutes tops. Don't let those five minutes undo all the progress you've made.
Finally saw sense on 8/12/13

So many mountains, so little time...
 
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Re: New Year Quit Tips
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:00:06 am »
Oooh cool post.  Top 3 from me:

1. Get a good stop smoking app so that you can see the benefits to your body as you go along and watch your good work accrue (a bit like watching the money tot up in your bank acc)

2. Do yourself a selfie video telling yourself why you are stopping that you can turn to in time of need.

3.  Get whatever help you need asap. Finding this forum has saved me numerous times.

Kicked It on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 9am