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Old 11-12-2018, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 2daffodils View Post
Hi Lucy

I'm kind of in the same boat. Tried the gum and patches before and it didn't work. I'm guessing because the nicotine is still going into your system. I only quit cold turkey once and it didn't last. I was pregnant. I cared about my son. I need real reasons to quit. Someone once said to look after myself like I was a mother to myself. That's not helping. I think we need to get in a less stressful place mentally before quitting. Other times I quit I always tapered down to one or two cigs a day. I'm going to try that again soon when my life is settled a bit. Best wishes to you.
The gum and patches didn't work for me either but the lozenges have worked before. You are right about getting in a less stressful place; I can't avoid it right now. I have no idea when the stress will be less. Thankfully I got the 2 mg. lozenges and they seem to be helping now. Not smoking nearly as much. I quit once for 17 years and it was when I didn't have as bad a habit as now. They used to make me feel sick and it was easy to quit at that time. I wish I had never picked them back up but I did and can't change that. Maybe this time will work with the nic. loz.s. I quit with them before for a few years. I quit the nic. loz. too. I wish you all the luck!
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