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Old 11-12-2018, 06:33 AM #11
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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.
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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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i think cold turkey is the only way to give up smoking successfully, i gave up 11 years ago this way first month was hell though, i think that the hard part is not make your mind and give up but to stay away from nicotine for years, its hard not to smoke after periods of stress or joy,11 years and i still get cravings, i think the cravings will never go away......
I don't think cold turkey is the only way; few can do that. I lost the cravings once.
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I want to quit too, I have tried numerous times without success, Ive heard the tablet is meant to be good, going to ask my doctor about it I think.
I wish you lots of luck with quitting. I got my lozenges and am going to give it another go.
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((((LucyD)))) Let us know how it goes
I got the lozenges from the pharmacist with my insurance so that is good new. Going to try again and have cut way down in the past few day.
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