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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 54504 views.
48yrsmokin

From: 48yrsmokin

May-14

I should have bought stock in Dum Dum suckers cause it had to have gone up with all the bags of those things for the last 7 months. Glad to hear that you guys Wayne and Mark are still with us. The suckers are working cause the Smokin force is strong these days. But not giving into it. It's not good to hear that you all are haveing the same problems I have but it is good hear that I'm not alone.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

May-17

YAY ED!

Your hard work and determination are paying off!  Congratulations on another monthly milestone!  I am so happy for you.  Take care and stay well.

DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

May-21

Oh WOW,  you're the first person I've found that uses cough drops to deal with cravings.  I have been using the HALLS Cherry flavour.  They seem to work really, well.  Although I am not having allot of cravings now, I have been using them since the beginning because I didn't want to use NRT's and end up having to get over that addiction as well.  

What kind of drops have you been using?  Did you just happen on the substitute or did someone tell you about them?  I haven't seen anyone else mention them on this forum. 

Can't wait to hear from you.

  

   

DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

May-21

I cannot find the article Tricky 8-11 month mentioned in your post.  Can you help me find it, please? 

Debra just type in the box that says Find Messages Tricky 8-11 months you will get a drop down list on the left hand side. During these months we still get craves that come out of nowhere and the just one junkie thinking from that nicotine monster will scream at you a few more times. Just always go to the one day at a time mindset and stay the steady course to your new life as an exsmoker for good. You will do this just like I did. Stay stubborn and determined!

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

May-21

Well I've done that search four times now and it doesn't come up.   

Wayne1957

From: Wayne1957

May-21

I hadn't heard of using cough drops anywhere.  I kind of just instinctively knew that I'd need something to keep my mouth busy, and replace the ritual regularity of a chain-type habit with a different, more benign, chain-type habit.  Cough drops were a natural go-to for me.

Walgreen's has their own store brand of cough drops that they package in 150 drop bags.  They have two sugar-free flavors (sugar-free is a must for me) that I stock up on.  An outlay for drops of about $80 every two weeks does it for me.  That might sound like a lot, but that's way less (WAY, WAY less!) than I was spending on tobacco.  I don't even think twice about the expense, since it's actually a huge savings for me.

And for the record, I don't use cough drops to deal with cravings.  The distinction is important, because I didn't used to smoke to deal with cravings.  I.e., I was a chain smoker.  I never waited for cravings.  I quite literally smoked all the time.  Likewise, now I chain drop.  Exactly the same way I used to smoke; from dawn to dusk.  I still think about smoking often, though not quite as much as a few months ago.  But as far as I can tell, I don't get physical cravings because, except for meal times, I'm always working on a cough drop.

  • Edited May 21, 2020 6:22 pm  by  Wayne1957
DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

May-21

Well then, that's me corrected.

Thank you

Wayne1957

From: Wayne1957

May-21

Stay quits, and you'll need no other corrections.  ;)

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