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August 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 73658 views.
JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

8/21/19

thanks for the tips! 

i guess i will have to start spamming oranges too then hahaha.

Nircelaj5

From: Nircelaj5

8/22/19

I am going on 7 days without a cigarette! Found this group and am hoping it will help! I don’t know if I’m posting right? ‍??‍??

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

8/22/19

yes u are at the right group. Ex ssmokers of August !!! we can do it 

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KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

8/22/19

Hi Nircelaj5, 

Yes, you're posting right! Welcome! You and I must have quit around the same day! I'm now on my 8th day! How's it going so far? 

Have you stopped to read around this forum and the articles on the Verywell website? 

I spend a lot of time reading everything. Some of the articles are in previous posts on this thread. 

We can do this!

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

8/22/19

is e cigg one of the replacement? 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

8/22/19

I don't know much about e cigarettes. In my honest opinion it's like vaping, basically the same as smoking.

But ModMarge has left you a message on this thread regarding quitting aids! Have you checked the links? 

Nircelaj5

From: Nircelaj5

8/22/19

Hi KalyaRed! I noticed that you and I had pretty much the same quit date! You go! We can absolutely do this! I actually JUST found this forum last night and I haven’t had a chance to read all the threads and literature yet, but I certainly will! It’s funny because I thought after about a week of quitting I would be in the clear but it turns out it can take weeks for nicotine to get out of your system. I haven’t seen all your threads but I was wondering if you cold turkeyed? I did, and so far so good! Just curious! Thank you for reaching out! It means A LOT right now!

Nircelaj5

From: Nircelaj5

8/22/19

Thank you JohnsonFu! How long have you quit for this month? I have 7 days today! And how have you don’t it? I just stopped, no vaping, gum nothing. 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

8/22/19

Hi Nircelaj5!

I did quit cold turkey yeah! Went out for looooong walks, did jumping jacks, took looooong showers (the environment must forgive me, smoking is far more polluting), drank ice water. 

I think the hardest part isn't even the nicotine leaving our system, it's the junkie thinking and the way smoking becomes associated to everything we do, from getting up in the morning to finishing a meal or relaxing at night.

When quitting, all these occasions turn into triggers but each craving you resist is another opportunity to learn how to deal with that situation without smoking. 

I suggest that you read not only the forum but also the site. Lots of threads have links to articles like this one:

https://www.verywellmind.com/mind-games-go-both-ways-when-you-quit-smoking-2824894

Since we can't stop thinking about it, we might as well learn while we're quitting

We got this!!

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