If you Go to My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX and review the videos and learn more about what your triggers and how to prepare when the urge hits. I am a firm believer education is the key to success. I was advised to read Allen Carr's Easyway to Quit Smoking which can be found on pdf on the web. Another good site to get info which was very helpful to me is www.whyquit.com. There are several articles to read. Nicotine 101 and Freedom From Nicotine My Journey Home. To get help on navigating the site go to. Community Help. Make quitting smoking your number one priority. Make sure you have gotten rid of ashtrays, lighters, cigarettes, etc. no need to be tempted. You can do this if you make up your mind that you can. Relearning your thinking that you do not have to smoke is a good beginning. For a while, you will think about smoking but that does not mean you have to act on it. You can talk yourself out of smoking. No matter what never ever take another puff. NOPE. Take smoking off the table as an option and do something different. 101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke SINAO smoking is not an option. That is NOPE concept Not one puff ever. Be willing to do the work.
Coffee was my NRT. I was so glad to have it. Everyone is different. Here are a few great blogs about the reality of smoking and quitting. Hope you'll read them.
Give This The Time It Takes
Dopamine - the Double Edged Blade
One of the greatest tools you can use
Quitting Smoking is a Journey - YouTube
You have come to the right place, Corp1982!!!
I quit (for the zillionth time) 11 days ago, but this quit has STUCK. This site makes a difference. Read everything. Not all the hints and tips will speak to you, but there are literally thousands of successful quits documented on this site.
I can tell you what worked for me.
1. Have a quit plan
I knew my triggers (driving in the car was one), so I had a plan of what I was going to do in the car. I "smoked" a straw.
2. Write down your plan. Write down your reasons to quit. Write them down. On paper. Tape the paper to your mirror where you will see it every morning.
3. Come here. Take the pledge, chat with the folks, etc.
4. Get a quit buddy. I would be happy to be your buddy
5. Keep quitting till you're quit.
Sometimes it takes more than 1 try to get clean. No worries. Just keep quitting til you're quit
6. Take it one day at a time.
11 days smober
Welcome and CONGRATS on NICOTINE FREEDOM - thank you for sharing and asking for HELP - these are SUGGESTIONS made to ME - 8 years ago - please read all that EXteam offers here and fill out all info asked here on YOUR personal profile and also at whyquit.com offers FREE video's - from families that have lost members to NICOTINE deaths - Byron's early death video brought ME out of MY denial - I discovered - I am RECOVERING NICOTINE ADDICT - please take what HELPS and let go of the rest - to be HELPFUL is MY only aim - thank you - gentle hug
Welcome to EX, I smoked for 47 years and quit a bit over 5 1/2 years ago, I SHOULD have quit 20 years before...that would make it about the number of years you smoked. I won't tell you it was easy but I WILL tell you that it is a journey and that each day you get stronger and the craves get weaker. Education, support, and a commitment not to smoke, no matter what will take you far.
Smoking does nothing FOR us, but it sure can do a lot TO us. One day at a time, drink lots of water, stay close to the site, read as many blogs as you can and see what has worked for others, that's what helped me.
Sending you a warm welcome. Tips: Alan Carrs book. Fast read. THE EASYWAY TO QUIT SMOKING. After so many failed attempts, this book is what did it for me. Stay active here and read read read all the blogs. Take what you need and leave the rest. We are all different and have different journeys, Somewhere in this mix, you will fins a journey that suits you and then make on of your own. In fact you just started by coming here, so again, welcome!
Welcome to Ex Family. Good, you realised that burning cigarette has small fire at one end and a big fool at the other. All Ex members were Big Fool earlier.
Now that you know, it is wise to quit. Remove label of fool written on forehead.
Resolve..resolve and resolve.Many ways to stick to it. Alan Carr is best to read with total mind into it while reading.
Coffee or Tea is taste maker for smoke. Coffee in one hand and cigarette other is common. Many observe reducing coffee intake helps. I agree.
All the best !
Welcome to the Ex. You've already gotten great advice on where to start. As far as coffee goes, some quitters stop drinking it, others don't. I continued to drink it, but changed my routine. I smoked outside so I also had my coffee there. Now I drink my coffee while on the Ex in the morning. Certainly coffee can be a trigger for some, but so are many other aspects of our life. I can associate just about everything with smoking. Associating new behaviors, instead of smoking, is part of the learning process and makes up part of your quit plan. Preparing for what you'll do in advance, like going for a walk, is what contributes to a successful quit.
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