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August 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/25/19 by ModDee; 22154 views.
Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Oct-20

Two patches plus lozenge would make me sick.  I think you are putting too much nicotine into your system.  Please be careful.  You could poison yourself or give yourself a heart attack.       

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-20

Hi Anne,

Thanks for your concern, according  to Professor Renee Bittoun of the Smokers Clinic at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney the Transdermal patch delivers 0.3  mg nicotine per hour for one day, on the other hand a 1.2 mg cigarette delivers 1.2 mg in 40 minutes in my case, therefore two patches delivers 0.6 mg/ hr way below that of a cigarette, evidence based science shows that those who can not quit cold turkey show a 60-70% better chance of quitting with NRT.

Kind regards

Anthony

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-20

Oooh! Another plant! And you stayed strong even though your wife lit up! Great job, Anthony! 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-20

Thanks Tiny,

Signing up for guitar lessons today, tuition for one hour per week free of charge, Whoopee! How are you going? I have saved a $100 so far by not smoking, cigarettes are expensive here in Australia $27.95/Pckt of Holiday 20's, I used to smoke 40/day when I was working, the fortune I burnt is beyond comprehension. Oh well let that be a lesson to myself.

Hope you're having a good day.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-20

More soon Anthony, but yes!! That is STRONG WORK for you to do that in such close proximity to someone smoking! I’m proud of you!muscleclappray

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-20

Thank you too for the explanation of patch strength and how it works! I used the patch too and often wondered how it equated as it seemed important to me in my head to understand that and I could say to myself I was still “getting a fix” but I never knew how much or the equivalent. I agree too and all of the evidence supports use of NRT for higher success rate. This of course does not mean there are not many successful cold turkey quitters as there definitely are, and I definitely find it admirable, but never worked for me. I hate to see anyone discouraged for not doing it a certain way. The most impressive and important thing is to never give up!!

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-20

Lessons sound great! When I took up piano lessons I read that playing an instrument triggers parts of the brain that nothing else does. I'm not any good, but I like it and it keeps me busy. Here it's only 15 bucks a lesson so thats good. I like the lady, too. Cigarettes are so expensive there! I bet you have smoked away a lot of moolah but it stops now. You have decided to put your foot down and say no to burning your money and lungs. Just say no to that tobacco!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-20

I just did the conversion to US dollars. Wow! That is about $19.74 here. When I quit I was paying $8.30 for a pack of what is considered more expensive smokes, American Spirits. You can still get some for like $5.70, like Marlboros or some generic for a little less but none under $5 I think. That is gonna change in Oregon as the Tobacco Tax is gonna pass! Woohoo!! It includes all vape stuff too, so is a very good thing. Though...we all know that folks that have the will, will find a way. Anthony, maybe put some post it’s around your house. Something like “I have the will to remain smoke free”. Turn the negative thoughts into positive and put them in writing all around where you seem them. We can change our mindset but it takes work and sometimes external reminders help! Plus...it will be good for your wife too to see the thoughts turned in a different light. Give her maybe just a spark of a different way to see it, nothing more. Just see that it is possible to turn thoughts a different direction. 

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TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-20

Marlbs here are almost 8 bucks! Sheesh! And I was smoking up to two packs per day.

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