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Please Read FORUM UPDATE: 3/26/22   Introductions/Newcomers Nook

Started 3/26/22 by Terry (abquitsmking); 6031 views.
Denim50

From: Denim50

3/28/22

 

Hey Martha, 

Huge congratulations to you on 4 months smoke free today! tada That's wonderful! I've said this before on the forum but it's worth repeating, quitting is so worth it and more importantly YOU are worth it. It's not easy, but you're doing it and you have so much to be proud of today! We're all proud of you too! I hope you treated yourself to something special today. You deserve it. Keep going, reach out if you need support, and know that we are all here cheering you on and wishing you the best. On toward month five.... 

Thank you so much for very kind message. I look forward to continuing to see you around the forum. All the best. 

Have a great day. relaxed 

 

Mamset

From: Mamset

3/28/22

Thankyou so much for deciding to keep this forum going! What a huge relief for so many of us! This is great news so Thankyou .

Denim50

From: Denim50

3/29/22

Hey Jerthie, 

Thank you so much! I'm happy to have you here with us. relaxed 

Congratulations on quitting smoking. That's great! However, I'm sorry to hear that you're addicted to the lozenges now. I'm so glad that you came here to post about it though. Nicotine comes in many forms and while lozenges are one form of NRT, to help us break the cigarette habit, sometimes a person can become too dependent on NRTs. If that happens, as with you, or if a person believes that's happening, and you feel you can't step down from it, I highly recommend that you speak with your doctor. He or she can provide you with the best possible advice to help you with it, in a way that will work best for you. Please continue to post if you need support and encouragement while trying to step down from it. We are here for you and we're happy to have you with us. When it comes to quitting Nicotine addiction very few go it alone and find success. That's why support groups, quit-lines, forums like this one, and the like are so important to our quitting success. You're welcome to keep browsing the forum but I do hope you'll continue to join in too. We're all here for you and each other. Wishing you the very best toward your success. 

Have a great day. relaxed 

 

Denim50

From: Denim50

3/29/22

Hey Mamset, 

You're very welcome. I'm happy to do it. Thank you for your kind message. This forum was a great help to me too when I joined and I hope it continues to be so for many others. Thanks again. I'm happy you're here with us. 

Have a great day. relaxed 

 

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

3/29/22

Thank you for the help Terry.  I used many things to make this my final quit 15 years ago.  I might not have made it

without this forum and the one at About.com.  Thanks so much.

Ernie

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

3/29/22

Thanks so much Denim.

Ernie

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

3/29/22

Martha

Congratulations.  I am not on here as often as I used to be but, wanted to congratulate you and emphasize the importance of celebrating those milestones!  It can be smaller or bigger but, you need to celebrate it!

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

3/29/22

Jerthie

Sorry to hear you are still hooked on those lozenges and it is just another form of nicotine.  So, read all you can read and post often......try using the sucking on straws or frozen grapes or something like that to replace the lozenges.......you will still go through the withdraws no different then quitting smoking so any advise on here about quitting should still apply.

Good luck and post often

xvaper

From: xvaper

3/29/22

Hi Jerthie,

It is great that you stopped smoking in 2013. Well done!

I have been here for over a year. My first quit lasted 4 months, and after three months of relapse I quit again, cold turkey, and I have been nicotine free for 9 months now.  It is better that you don't breath smoke into your lungs, but you are not free of the addiction itself, and once you will be, you will feel truly liberated. Just remember that the nicotine replacement manufacturers (Drug companies) make their money by keeping people addicted to nicotine rather than help them quit. I helps some people quit altogether, but the majority of people are on it for years, to keep the fix flowing. The drug companies have no regard to human life as we have seen time and again, so why should the care about keeping people addicted to Nicotine.

Everyone here can lend their support if and when you choose to kick the replacements :) Meanwhile, great to have you here!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

3/29/22

Thanks so much!  Your support and suggestions mean so much!!!!  I will try the straws and grapes.  We shall see!

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