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So happy you have joined the forum. I also have smoked 40 years. I have attempted to quit a few times, however I was unsuccessful as I went back to smoking. I have found education, support and inspiration here. I also read Allen Carr and reference his book. This is a process, so if you need to vent, ask questions, send out help or celebrate a milestone, post it and someone will read. NOPE - not one puff ever.
10/13/19 - not smoking
So glad you’ve decided to quit smoking. Give yourself a big pat on the back and get to work!
Everyone here is very helpful and ready to support you.
Hi Anthony and welcome! Hope it’s all going well for you today and remember NOPE
Seized the Day 17th October 2019
Please keep in touch and let us know how you’re doing.
Hi Denim and all,
I'm afraid I never made it through the night, went to bed and had a panic attack and smoked to calm me down. Will try again today, thanks for inquiring.
It is great to keep trying. It takes about three days to get most of the nicotine out of your system and if doing it cold turkey, it can be tough. If you have any craving, withdrawal symptom such as anxiety, panic attack, drink a large glass of ice water thru a straw, do deep breathing exercise or meditation, which can be found on you tube, run up and down stairs and if still having a problem, the forum has suggested to send out an SOS (as the subject) under Quit Support and wait for 3 members to answer before you give in to the crave. Also, read Quit Smoking Library and Quit Stories and Journals for additional distraction to ease over the panic attack or researching. You are a nicotine addict, not "just a smoker" and you have to go thru the withdrawals from the drug which will take about three days. Just keep trying and we are here to help. We've been there.
Good to meet you.
This a journey. One we all must take and is unique to each of us, but we don't have to take it alone. I'll help you with yours if you help me with mine.
10/13/2019 I stopped poisoning myself
I will take those actions into account
Congratulations on your Star Mark,
Your doing well