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Stopping Smoking

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 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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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 24 Nov 2019 23:29

Spats wrote:
13 Nov 2019 08:26
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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Re: Stopping Smoking

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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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 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.

How's it going for you Spats?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 06 Dec 2019 07:55

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Bluebottle » 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 Bluebottle » 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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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 10 Dec 2019 08:30

Texted counsellor yesterday and owned up to smoking and said I’d gone back onto high dose patches. Got signed off till end Jan saying to contact her if I wanted to go back :cry: So now going it alone but have signed back on quit smoking forum. Patch on yesterday but still smoking. Will carry on with them but reduce cigarettes until I can get through it. Spoke with supervisor at one of volunteer groups I work with saying I’m cutting back my work with them. She understood and could see it coming. So now only doing one afternoon a week. Hoping to get out with another walking group to meet other people and perhaps build up more social life. Back to getting AF, day three today.

Replied to you on another thread, hope things start to improve for you very soon Moira <:)>

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