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Stopping Smoking

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 10 Dec 2019 22:10

Last cigarette smoked at 6.30pm. In bed now used spray, lozenges by bedside. Will use spray again before cuppa and breakfast in the morning ;)?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 10 Dec 2019 23:50

Spats wrote:
10 Dec 2019 22:10
Last cigarette smoked at 6.30pm. In bed now used spray, lozenges by bedside. Will use spray again before cuppa and breakfast in the morning ;)?
Well done Spats, shame about your counsellor. ;)? I'm seeing mines tomorrow, not that I've got a quit date in mind. :?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 14 Dec 2019 00:55

Unfortunately I skivved my counselor, gonna try for a quit date of 2 January 2020.

How's it going spats?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 14 Dec 2019 01:16

You’ve got to do it only when you’re ready Ruby else you’ll only keep giving into the cravings. Are you going to use the patches? I’m using three anti smoking things - no 1 strength patches, spray first thing in the morning and lozenges through the day. So determined this time. Counsellor signing me off was a kick up the bum ()o Good luck, and there’s no harm in carrying on with lozenges to try to stem the cravings in the meantime ;)? <:)>

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 18 Dec 2019 00:49

Spats wrote:
14 Dec 2019 01:16
You’ve got to do it only when you’re ready Ruby else you’ll only keep giving into the cravings. Are you going to use the patches? I’m using three anti smoking things - no 1 strength patches, spray first thing in the morning and lozenges through the day. So determined this time. Counsellor signing me off was a kick up the bum ()o Good luck, and there’s no harm in carrying on with lozenges to try to stem the cravings in the meantime ;)? <:)>
Yeah hopefully getting the patches and lozenges. Now I'm smoking like a chimney and using the patches. Hope you're doing well. ;)?
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 20 Dec 2019 17:23

Back to the ciggies 😖 but temporary blip. Had to say goodbye to Blackie this morning 😭

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 21 Dec 2019 19:19

Spats wrote:
20 Dec 2019 17:23
Back to the ciggies 😖 but temporary blip. Had to say goodbye to Blackie this morning 😭
Nae luck Maureen, you must be feeling devastated. I'm hoping to stop in the New Year. Least blackie isn't suffering anymore. <:)> <:)>

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 21 Dec 2019 19:23

Turned out he had the start of leukaemia so no I saved him from a lot of pain and suffering.

Going to start giving up smoking in New Year too.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 29 Dec 2019 23:28

Day three complete

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 29 Dec 2019 23:38

Spats wrote:
29 Dec 2019 23:28
Day three complete
Well done Spats, I'm seeing the counsellor on the 8th January so going to stop after that. Good to see you back posting, you've been missed.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 30 Dec 2019 21:43

Day four \/

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 04 Jan 2020 20:20

Day 1 off the fags, found some patches and lozenges, not been too bad.

How you getting on spats? Anybody else trying to stop?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 04 Jan 2020 21:12

5 days today and no cravings .... so far

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 04 Jan 2020 22:08

Spats wrote:
04 Jan 2020 21:12
5 days today and no cravings .... so far
Fantastic spats, I've been getting some cravings but not too bad, need to get rid of the fags so there's no temptation.
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 05 Jan 2020 10:10

Going down with a cold so definitely won’t be tempted to smoke. Only thing I feel like drinking atm is hot milk and honey at night and honey and lemon during the day :D

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 05 Jan 2020 21:40

Had a smoking friend round tonight, it was touch and go but I got through it and I got him to take my fags away, quite chuffed with myself.

Day 2

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 06 Jan 2020 00:29

Good thinking Ruby ;)? Keep on with the lozenges etc. Let’s go AF and SF this month

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Re: Stopping Smoking

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 07 Jan 2020 02:43

Was SF for 14 years until my hubby died 6 years ago. It’s been a struggle to get SF again but I’ll never give up giving up ;)?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Topcat » 07 Jan 2020 06:13

Spats wrote:
07 Jan 2020 02:43
It’s been a struggle to get SF again but I’ll never give up giving up
;)? Good for you Spats <:)> It can be tougher to quit the second time around, but it is possible ;)? Your 14 years SF was a lot longer than my previous best of 2 years (I've been SF over 16 years this time), but after returning to smoking (boy did I regret that), I found it a lot harder to get back into the right mindset to quit again. My head kept telling me (done it once so you can do it again - just not today) :roll: There were far too many "todays" and I kept on puffing away :roll: I got there in the end though and so will you <:)>
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