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#1 of 15 Old 09-19-2002, 03:46 PM - Thead Starter
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I started smoking again(after having quit before). I will say it's because of so much stress, but it's probably that I lack will power. Anyway, I could feel it starting to effect me, so I decided last week to give it up for good, b/c I don't want it to kill me, and I hate it when my kids see me smoke(I don't want them to think it's ok). So this past Sunday at 1am I had my last smoke, and haven't had one since. I am using the NicoDerm CQ patch, and it seems to help a lot. Mike has been really great and encouraging me! This morning I forgot to put the patch on, didn't even think about it, lol. I think thats a good sign, because I am already starting to forget that I smoked and move on. I'm sure it will be very hard over the next few months(or maybe I will get lucky?), but I am going to stick it out, and that's why I have made this confession here, b/c I know with all of the support around me, I can do it!
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Don't be so hard on yourself.

I still fight the urge and it's been 20 months!!!

Can I share what I use? You know when you haven't smoked in a while and you have one? You get light headed, you may gag. I hated the taste. But once I had my second or third, I got over it. Now, when I think I may want one, I think of the nausea and lightheadedness. Turns me off completely.

Hang in there, Tara. You will only quit when you TRULY want to quit. If you try and quit when you don't want to, the stress of it will be too much.

To quote Rob Sneider in the Waterboy: "You can do it!!"
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Thanks for sharing what you do, and the support Stacey!
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I know that you are a very strong woman, and you can do this!
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You can kick that habit in the I know you can. And don't feel bad about it.
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I know you can do it Tara!!!
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YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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You can do it, Tara!! You're a strong woman and can fight the urge to smoke. We're all behind you!!
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You can do it Tara! I started smoking about 6 years ago. When we moved to Georgia, I pretty much quit. I will smoke when I drink or if I am around someone who smokes (which is usually when I am drinking LOL) but I will admit I still smoke about 1-2 cigarettes a day, but I don't buy them. My DH gives me a hard time, and I try not to let DS see me, cos I don't want him to smoke.
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Go Tara

You can do it. I know I have been having a lot of trouble with 'the urge' lately and that is after 9 mnths but that is mostly bc I know DH is still smoking and he comes home smelling of it, my normal reaction is but sometimes.............

and if you know that there are smokes somewhere on the premises it makes it darn awkward at times DH

When you get the urge think about what your kids will think/say. Mine are very vocal on the topic and the ads on the tv help keep them that way - which is a good thing.
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Tara I still fight the urge from time to time (although the times are very infrequent now--and usually when I am stressed to the max) and I quit 4 years ago. Don't beat yourself up over it.

We are all here for you if you need help, support, etc....
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You can do it!!!! It is hard at first I fell of the wagon the first time I tried to quit but keep at it !!!!(I have been smoke free for 5 years and breating air is much better than smoke .I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT !!!!!!!!!!
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You can do it, Tara!! Don't be so hard on yourself!
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Thanks for all the support!!!
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I wish I could wear the patch - I hear it works great at helping to keep the urges at bay - but it breaks me out all over the place. The last time I tried, it took almost 4 days for the rash to go away!

You can do it, Tara! I know you can!

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