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Old 04-22-2018, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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24 Hour No Nicotine/No Smoking Club ~ Part 13


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Old 04-22-2018, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is day 2 without a cigarette, I've been trying to quit smoking again since January but no success, I got some nicotine gum for those first few days, I'm considering buying more if the cravings hit too hard.

so, where's everyone?
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This is day one for me not smoking. I've been short of breath lately and know it's from smoking. I am determined to quit for good this time.
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Wow Least, what a nice gift you're making to yourself!
Were you a big smoker?

Even your dogs will love you more!
Hang on my friend!
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Yes, I was a long time smoker, at least a pack a day. It's been 12 hours since my last cig and am feeling very positive and ready to Do This!
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Do you use some aids (nicotine patches / gums etc) or you do it cold turkey?
Do you vape?

I was a 40 cigarettes a day smoker and I've used patches and gums to stop.
They did a miracle for me as I didn't have any physical craving at all.
The cravings were just psychological so a lot easier to deal with.
No vaping for me.

I was feeling a lot better after 6 or 7 days, coughing stopped pretty fast and I started to smell odours I didn't smell for years!

Courage Least, you're doing good
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I'm on day 2! I feel like quitting cigarettes is something I can do for myself now that I couldn't while I was drinking, but the longer I wait the harder it will be. This is already my 3rd attempt so it's time to take it seriously.
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It's over 24 hours since my last cig. Yes, I'm vaping. I really want a cig but am not giving in!! I want to be free of my last addiction.
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My app says 2 days 11 hours. I took a few puffs of my co-workers vape yesterday at work but did not at all tonight.

All my focus right now is on maintaining emotional balance despite the turbulence of the cravings. Going to hot yoga tomorrow to strengthen the mind/body connection and appreciate being able to breathe deeply without needing to fill my lungs with smoke afterwards.
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Also I never quite figured out how the day thing works.. is it day 1 until you reach 24 hours? Or is that day 0? It's also confusing since I work nights so my "days" are not normal anyway. But I've made it through 3 full work shifts without a cigarette and I'm excited about that! In my other attempts I tried to do the first couple of days when I didn't have to work.. so I could just relax and it would be "easier". Which it was, but then I was totally unprepared for the impact of having to deal with normal everyday stressors at work.. So facing it head on this time seemed to be a better strategy.

Anyway enough rambling I'm going to sleep, have a great smoke free day tomorrow least and everyone else
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Day three here. Still craving a lot but not giving in. Vaping instead. I will be glad to not be short of breath anymore.
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Well I went to yoga and it seemed to trigger me even more honestly. All the stillness and silence and letting go.. But I stuck with it and haven't smoked at all again today.

Determined to stay the course this time at any lengths!
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You are all beautiful and you now smell sooo good!

Lets do this together
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It's getting easier but still not easy! It's like early sobriety in that I'm overly emotional.. crying more often lol. But I also have more energy in general. I've been talking about joining a gym for months now and thinking now is finally the time to do it.

And I'll still be saving money taking into consideration how much I would spend per month on cigarettes..
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Congrats on reaching a new day with only pure OČ in your lungs dear "No Smoking Clubbers"!
I have a little Excel spreadsheet were I keep track of my progress.
How hard was the worst craving of the day on a scale of 0 to 10 and on how much money I've saved so far.

My daily cost for smoking was 5,70$ a day, not much one would say...
But now, look at my cumulative on day 546 (that's a year and a half)



As you can see, I have no cravings ever anymore except a little one here and there, mostly bad dreams where I relapse.

Hang on guys and keep the money for something you've always dream (for me it was a PS4)

This is happening!
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Congrats on almost 550 days Canadian Koala!! That's wonderful

I'm past a week now and the initial mood swings are dying down. Thoughts come and go but they are just thoughts no longer intense "demands".
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I'm sorry to say I relapsed so today is day one again.
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