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March 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 189271 views.

From: Paula266


Hi. I remember you also. Great to see you here. I only had trouble weaning off the patch when, I decided after 2 weeks of the 14mgs, I was ready for the 7mg. Well after 3 hours I took it off and put the 14 back on. I just got in a hurry, they come with directions. I have seen post where some people even extended the amount of time according to the directions. I still believe everyones body is designed differently and therefore what works for one may not work for someone else. I did not have trouble stopping the patch after I did 2 more weeks of 14mg and about 2 weeks of the 7mg.  I still have craves, but the patches help me to build quit muscles and buy time to get my head full of info and distractions, so I can better deal with the craves. Im 62 days quit now. I hope you are doing well.  Thanks for checking with me.  This forum helped me quit and continues to support me, to protect my quit. And everything Marilyn said. Love her peace key.

  • Edited March 3, 2019 11:50 am  by  Paula266

From: Paula266


Me too. I haven't got to use the word yet. But Im going too. I know people who get paid fortnightly. Lol. I will use it on one of them. It will be intetesting as I can say not only did I quit smoking, I've learned alot of new things and even discovered alot of stuff about myself, that I didn't notice before.   I can't post my 2 stars right now the emoji thingy is not working for me. So.  STAR STAR.        NOPE for me.


From: lizwilfred



Just having a mooch round the forum! 

Bloody good to see you back! Missed being miffed at your weather!

Stay close and let me know how you’re getting on. 

Liz x

DJ (gable99)

From: DJ (gable99)


I have faith in you Anthony.  I am 65 and smoked for about 50 years.  I choose to not do the patches or pills, just cold turkey.  Got rid of ashtrays, lighters in the house and car.

November  2014 my mom died an I had a TIA two weeks later (very mild one) but I knew what it was from caring for her.  I was the sole caregiver so I just chalked the TIA up to stress.  Stopped smoking for about 3 months.  Then just one puff.  Then one whole one.  Then another.  In about two weeks I was back to smoking a pack a day again. 

Thank the Lord I have not had another health scare, its just time.  Who is going to care for my dog if I am not here?  Mr. Bones and I (my dog) we have a lot of fun.  Kids out of house in other states, husband died so its just me and MB.

You can do this, just don't dwell on the slip up, aim for the SMOKE FREE future you will have!  God Bless!


From: Robin212


Allen Carr is great on audio also. Took me a while to get used to as I love to read but never LISTENED to a book lol.  Sounds like you are more determined about this quit than ever before. Read and post like a madman. Yes, agreed, there are great articles here. I never knew there was so much to know about quitting!! This forum is literally saving my life.



From: LarryInTenn


Hi, Jules.  Have you tried the cinnamon sticks?  I never used them but then I never ran up and down stairs.  lol  There are a few in the January group that really go on about how big a help they are.  Congrats on your quit



From: Wuffie34


Glad to see you are giving it another go!! I remember you from the August group (i failed miserably that month and wound up in the September group) It's tough and i admire your perseverance to try again!! This time you're gonna make it!!! I thought I'd start popping into the new groups and i saw you here. It's tough no doubt, but you and everyone here are going to get through it!!

Hi Marilyn,

Australia and New Zealand are fascinating places to tour if not just for the scenery. Like you say another day down I'm into my third day, I am so busy.

But it's better than sitting around smoking

Try Try Try

That's my motto

Kind regards


Two days, 20 hours, 55 minutes and 9 seconds. 86 cigarettes not smoked, saving $85.93.


From: Drena2044


Hey Anthony, nice to see you back, I always think of you and how you keep fighting. I too am trying again. You hang in there and we can do this together. I’m in the January Braveheart group come and visit us, we are a crazy bunch. 

Good luck 


From: Drena2044


Nice key Marilyn, you got it posted. Congratulations again.