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Visual trigger   Health Support and Encouragement

Started Jul-25 by xvaper; 1041 views.
arlcruise

From: arlcruise

Jul-26

Let's also remember that way back, the truth about how deadly and damaging tobacco is was not widely known. I remember early in my career, how in the office we had ashtrays at our desks and smoked freely all day every day. Wow.

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-26

Oh I do remember! You could walk down a hall in a building smoking. It was extremely common! I remember at my part time job smoking and processing mail. No need for smoke breaks. 

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-26

Yes,  I remember once flying in. the smokers 'section' (divided. by a curtain), with two smokers I was traveling with...Unthinkable these days!

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-26

Yes,  I remember once flying in. the smokers 'section' (divided. by a curtain), with two smokers I was traveling with...Unthinkable these days!

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-26

I will definitely try this! yesterday evening was tough..hosted dinner with friends and after dinner/after they left I REALLY wanted one. They are none smokers thankfully, I feel it's too early for me to be around any smokers!

27 Days! Never thought I could do it.

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Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-26

Yes.....it does get easier BUT you need to want it more. Last night at a BBQ ,  and no smokers, but did think about it 2xs but was dismissed easily. Usually I carry gum and forgot it. But still got through it. Remember how many years you have smoked/ vaped and the amount of time thinking a about your next “fix” and how and when to get it. So if you accumulated all that time over so many years, we need to give our bodies and minds TIME to adjust to our new lives. SO please don’t think this is an overnight fix. No it’s not......takes some people 10 -14 months to feel the “Peace.” But everyone of them has come back and said IT HAPPENED! So don’t give up or succumb to this addiction! I know you want it, because you wouldn’t be here!

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-26

Much appreciated support. If you can do it, I can too. I do want to stop for good..

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-27

Eve!

Good news and bad news..

Bad news : I took a cigarette from a smoker friend while we sat on a stoop and talked. 

Good news : I started to smoke it, BUT It was pretty disgusting. It was smelly and inhaling smoke all of a sudden seemed awful, I felt nausea, and after a few puffs I threw it out!

I feel like I've had a breakthrough. The taste and smell, and unpleasant inhale of smoke of last night's cigarette and the nausea is still vivid in my mind, I have no desire to smoke at all.

l am listening to Carr's audio book for the second time and I think that definitely changed the way I was experiencing that cigarette.

So even though I 'slipped', I'm kind of glad I did.

I hope this breakthrough will stands the test of time.

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-27

Yes, reading how you interpreted the cigarette, is definitely, I think a “good “ slip. And that is all it was. Continue counting your days and make it a learning experience! 

I think some people continue to long for the “experience “ and feel they are always missing out! So now you have taken that tool away from the Nicodemon ! Keep up the good work and now focus on staying nicotine free!! You can do it!

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-28

yes!! thank you . I won't let my guard down though, my brain might not have given up the fight yet..I feel very optimistic though.

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