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Quit 6 days ago
Wish me luck. Tomorrow is the start of a long journey, kicking cigarette addiction for good. 
Last reply: March 26 @ 8:53 pm
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,485 days ago
    March 26 @ 6:33 am
    TJazmyne.  I won't wish you luck but I will wish you success.  There are many things that you can do to start your quit that will be beneficial in the long run.  First and foremost get rid of all smoking paraphernalia, eg. ashtrays, lighters, left over cigarettes or butts.  Next pay a visit to your doctor to see if prescriptions such as Zyban or Chantix will help you or see your pharmacist regarding nicotine replacement products that are free if you are a B.C. resident and carry a B.C. Medical Card.  Drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins and eat nutritious snacks such as fruit and veggies, nuts of any kind,  pumpkin or sunflower seeds.  Try to stay away from junk food.  Stock up on jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, games of any kind, wether they be on your computer or just lying about the house to keep your mind and hands occupied and off of smoking.  Exercise when you can,  I know it's difficult but a walk every day can help as long as you keep 6 feet away from anyone else.  Try cycling or exercise such as yoga at home by following a program on T.V.  Try Meditation to relax, again there are programs on your computer or I Pad to follow.  Change your routines, if you drink coffee or alcohol, try non alcoholic drinks, tea or fruit juice instead and change the room in which you use to have cigarettes.  Take it one day and one step at a time and just do the best you can.  If you relapse don't worry about it, you can always try again when you're ready.  Expect the unexpected, flu like symptoms,  smokers cough, crying at the drop of a hat or just feeling miserable.  These are common symptoms with quitting but if at any time they get out of hand see your doctor.  Last but not least give the quit coaches a call at 1-877-455-2233 for free counselling or day to day help.  Also keep us posted and remember you are not alone on this journey, we will be here to help you through it.  Welcome to the quit now community, glad to have you on board,  hugs and stay safe, Lucille. 
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    QuitCoach Nicole
    Quit 6,830 days ago
    March 26 @ 4:51 pm
    Hi TJazmyne, Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. This is indeed the beginning of an amazing journey with lots of benefits to come. You have joined a very informative and educational forum here and should you require one on one support that is tailored to your quit process please do not hesitate to contact the quit line at 1-877-455-2233 and option 3.
    Keep us posted!
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    socrates 421
    Quit 16 days ago
    March 26 @ 8:53 pm
    you have the power all the best