I'm new and 2weeks cold turkey Saturday January 5th can someone help me find my way art here and akdo cold turkey info please thanks
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Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking and getting through what we call H#ll and Heck Weeks! You can search for tons of good information by clicking on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner and keying in "Cold Turkey." 'The nicotine should be pretty much out of your body and now it's just your body adjusting to life without it. You will be dealing with the psychological part of this addiction going forward - the triggers and associations with smoking.
The important thing you can do right now is to educate yourself on what nicotine does to your body and mind. To that end, I highly recommend Allen Carr's “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.” This is an easy and entertaining read. You can search for it online or at your local library. Here's a link to a video here on the site which describes nicotine addiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpWMgPHn0Lo&feature=youtu.be. You should also read the posts here and perhaps go to the pages of folks who you think might be helpful. You might visit whyquit.com, quitsmoking.com and livewell.com for the good information contained there. @https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/groups/best-of-ex has lots of blogs written by members of this site with their experiences and guidance.. The idea is to change up your routines so the smoking associations are reduced. Drink your coffee with your OTHER hand in a place different from when you smoked. Maybe switch to tea for a bit. If you always had that first smoke with your coffee, try putting your tennies on right out of bed, going for a quick walk, then taking your shower and THEN your coffee! Rearrange the furniture in the areas you used to smoke so the view is different. Buy your gas at a different station. Take a different route to work. Take a quick walk at break time where the smokers AREN'T. You need to distract yourself through any craves. You can take a bite out of a lemon (yup - rind and all), put your head in the freezer and take a deep breath of cold air, do a few jumping jacks, go for a brisk walk or march in place, play a computer game. Keep a cold bottle of water with you from which to sip. Don't let that smoking thought rattle around in your brain unchallenged. Sometimes you need to quit a minute or an hour at a time. You will need to be disciplined in the early days to distract yourself when a crave hits. Get busy! Here is a link to a list of things to do instead of smoke if you need some fresh ideas:
The conversation in your head in response to the "I want a cigarette" thought needs to be, "Well, since I have decided not to do that anymore, what shall I do instead for the three minutes this crave will last?" Then DO it. You will need to put some effort into this in the early days, but it gets easier and easier to do. Stay close to us here and ask questions when you have them and for support when you need it. We will be with you every step of the way!
Congratulations on your precious quit journey YAY for two precious weeks of Smokefree living and counting WTG angi67, please read the links suggested above me and keep reading there's a wealth of information right here on this site to strengthen your resolve to continue to move forward stacking up your precious Days of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON, stay close because we're all here to help you in any way we can. ....
I like this one: What To Expect In The First Four Months
It's as good as any to start. I quit cold turkey and I'm glad I got the worst over with at once.
Congratulations on your decision to be smoke free and your upcoming anniversary tomorrow. The first two weeks are often "affectionately" referred to as "Hell" Week and "Heck" Week and you have done this all by yourself! Good for you. Please do all of the reading recommended to you by Youngatheart.7.4.12 and remember that this is a journey and not an event. Education, support, and commitment will be your best friends. I used the mantra NOPE when I came here...I got it from the site, it stands for Not One Puff Ever. It was a way for me to remind myself as often as necessary that if I took one puff, I would be back to step one. Every day of freedom is HUGE, every day of freedom, you get stronger and stronger and we have all been at the beginning, we all want you to succeed.
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