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Hey... I know what you are going through, as I too, quit smoking 9 years ago with the help of the lozenges, needless to say, I am addicted to the lozenges now too. It's horrible, but at least we are not smoking. How many do or did you use a day? I was using up to 12-13 a day, and have cut it down now to 5-6. It is not a clean quit, but I feel tonnes better, having cut back quite a bit. What helps me stay on a lower dosage is water and gum and hopping on this forum to vent. I only suck on them for a minute or two now as well, so that is way better than leaving them in your mouth for half an hour. Keep the faith. Stay committed, whether you are doing a full on quit, or plan to just cut back the way I have. I would like to be quit, I think, I admit I just enjoy having one after a meal and several more in between just to break up my day. Anyways, hope my message is able to help you out in some small way. Good luck to you!
Jenny... That sounds amazing! I'm glad you were able to take it all in. Yes, the rainbow is a beautiful thing to look at! It sucks that you got sick though, but if that prevented you from smoking, then that is actually a blessing in disguise. Hang in there champ. You know deep down inside that you've got this. You've done it before. You have succeeded in the past, and I have every confidence in you that you will succeed again! God bless you!
Hi there Jerthie, thank you for replying. I made it 2 hours then had one. I have one in my mouth all day long, probably 15 a day. Maybe cutting back for now is the way to go. It was nice not having one for a couple hours, maybe I can do that a few times a day, take a break from them for a little while. Still very grateful to not be smoking, congrats to you on 9 years! That's awesome!
Try cutting back... Honestly, I know that doesn't make it a clean quit, but you will still feel better about yourself, I promise. If you can go from having 15 to having 14, then 13, then 12, little by little, baby steps and just be consistent with reducing, some of your confidence will come back! And then you can decide when and if you will commit yourself to a full on quit. Best of luck to you. You can do this!
Believe me, I know the struggle to quit or even just cut back on nicotine. It's real. My addiction to the lozenges is not too too bad, but would I like to be quit clean for good? That I no longer know, sadly. I feel that I suck on each lozenge for only about a minute and I only use 5 or 6 a day. I'm not smoking. It's not a clean quit, but it could be a lot worse. When I beat myself up over this, it makes me feel horrible and hopeless, so I will stay content where I am and just be happy that I am not smoking and that I have reduced my intake quite a bit. I still wish you all the best, and I believe you can beat your lozenge addiction if you really want to!
Your welcome! I’m happy to hear you made it through. Sorry you’re sick now though, You would probably feel much worse if you had been smoking this past week.
Hang in there. I’m sure you will feel better really soon!
Be proud of yourself!
Hi Blue! I remember when you quit. Welcome back! It's great to see you!! I'm sure you and Jerthie have a lot to compare notes on and encouragement to give each other. We are all here for you too!
Your words are poetic and you have a young heart. You look more like 30, I wouldn't believe your age if you hadn't said it. You look really nice, I guess you must not smoke, right?
This is for sure. I think God will give everyone a chance to correct. Are you quitting smoking like Jenny?