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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 02 Nov 2019 23:11

Smoked again on Thursday 24/10. None since though. Saw Quit 51 counsellor Wednesday and decided instead of using lozenges with patches to use spray - it’s far more effective but has a disgusting taste which lingers for about half an hour plus yuk! So now gone 8 days SF ;)?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 03 Nov 2019 00:06

Hi spats, I got hooked on the spray, very effective but very addictive, not that I can talk can't get off the lozenges either.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 03 Nov 2019 21:22

Planning on smoking tomorrow night, need to go back to my smoking cessation counseling. Maybe those vapes look promising after all. :?
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 05 Nov 2019 02:05

Managed not to smoke, really chuffed \:)/ (::)
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 06 Nov 2019 06:16

\:)/ (::) (::) Ruby. Day 12 for me today, hoping to make it to next Wednesday SF when I’ll see Quit 51 counsellor again - it’ll be day 19 ;)?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 06 Nov 2019 23:18

Spats wrote:
06 Nov 2019 06:16
\:)/ (::) (::) Ruby. Day 12 for me today, hoping to make it to next Wednesday SF when I’ll see Quit 51 counsellor again - it’ll be day 19 ;)?
Well done Spats, planning on smoking tomorrow as my friends coming round, it's so hard stopping both, don't know which is worse. :?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 08 Nov 2019 09:26

14 days today \:)/ and I’m not going to spoil my record.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 09 Nov 2019 00:56

Spats wrote:
08 Nov 2019 09:26
14 days today \:)/ and I’m not going to spoil my record.
Well done Spats. ;)? I'm smoking part time at the moment, once or twice a week, it's a slippery slope. (w)

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 11 Nov 2019 07:36

It’s so hard Ruby but keep on trying. Go back to the patches if you have to to reaffirm your resolve to quit smoking. I’m with you all the way ;)?

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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 12 Nov 2019 23:35

Cheers spats, day 5. ;)? Getting through a lot of lozenges but not really craving.
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 13 Nov 2019 08:26

I’ve got loads here and spray if need :D

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 24 Nov 2019 23:29

Spats wrote:
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I’ve got loads here and spray if need :D
Thanks for all your support spats, going to phone my smoke counsellor tomorrow, smoking like a chimney, feel awful for it.

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Post by Spats » 26 Nov 2019 21:26

Hope you got to see your counsellor Ruby ;)? I’ve had a couple of evenings when I’ve had a drink recently but no cigarettes ;)? Still on patches- 32 days now and I’ve had to rearrange my counsellor appt but I know I’ll get through the next couple of weeks :\:

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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 26 Nov 2019 21:38

Spats wrote:
26 Nov 2019 21:26
Hope you got to see your counsellor Ruby ;)? I’ve had a couple of evenings when I’ve had a drink recently but no cigarettes ;)? Still on patches- 32 days now and I’ve had to rearrange my counsellor appt but I know I’ll get through the next couple of weeks :\:
Had a seriously stressful day, haven't phoned him yet. :oops: 32 days is amazing, well done you, hope you get to see your counsellor soon too. (::)

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 30 Nov 2019 12:47

Finally got round to phoning my smoking cessation counsellor, he's not back till Tuesday, haven't got a quit date in mind but soon hopefully.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 04 Dec 2019 23:57

Still chain smoking. :oops: Missed 2 calls from my smoking counsellor today, he seems to know when I'm sleeping. :D Will phone him back tomorrow, hopefully I'll be able to choose a quit date soon.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 06 Dec 2019 21:35

Yeah me too. (w)
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 07 Dec 2019 09:58

Finish packet today then no more. Quit 51 Tuesday morning ;) Will have to go back to stronger patches again (w)
No more booze today. Been drinking/smoking like don’t know what over last week or so :evil: Got to stop :x

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 07 Dec 2019 18:27

Spats wrote:
07 Dec 2019 09:58
Finish packet today then no more. Quit 51 Tuesday morning ;) Will have to go back to stronger patches again (w)
No more booze today. Been drinking/smoking like don’t know what over last week or so :evil: Got to stop :x
Have you got patches for tomorrow, good luck with the councilor. <:)>

Great decision re the booze. ;)? I drank far too much on Thursday but been off it since then, didn't smoke as much at my sister's cause I could only smoke in the bathroom, home now and smoking like a chimney again

Still feeling quite low, going to try and go to my volunteering on Monday. The weather's awful too, so can't get out for a walk with Jim. :mrgreen:

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