jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007

If You Are Going To Use A Quit Smoking Aid, Use It, Don't Let It Use You

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Nov 5, 2011

Quitting Smoking Is Learning About Yourself. If you choose to use an aid and think it quarantees Your Quit, You will probably fail. Use an aid as an aid. There are plenty of people here who have tried EVERYTHING.

If you are using the patch, learn what makes your habit tick while you are using it.

If you are using the gum, learn what drives you to use it so you aren't drooling for your

next piece for years and get off it as soon as you feel you can. You can always go off a day and see how you do.

I did this with the patch. 10 patches in the first 14 days. Then off. The 4 individual days within the 14 when I wasn't wearing the patch,  I did not panic. I let myself experience the day without it and it let me see where I was. Remember, we know our bodies better than anyone because we live in them.

Thes  TEMPORARY AIDS are to kickstart your quit while you learn what drove your smoking habit.

They are not intended to replace one nicotine fix with another INDEFINITELY.

Cigarettes and tobacco are part of the battle of release.

The other part is relinquishing the drug that  keeps you coming back for your next fix. 


Why? 

Because smoking gives you the fastest nicotine delivery and after awhile, you just might crave that quick fix and go right back to it.

Nothing guarantees your quit but you

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