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othmanben
Quit 12 days ago
Just start quitting smoking. Pls, need some advices! 
Last reply: February 15 @ 2:44 pm
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,450 days ago
    February 14 @ 2:36 pm
    Othmanben, see your pharmacist about nicotine replacement products that are free if you have a B.C. Medical card and reside in B.C. Or talk to your doctor about prescriptions like Chantix or Zyban that may help.  Drink plenty of water and if you get a chance read Allen Carr’s “Easy Way to Stop Smoking”.  Also read some of the posts on the forum for valuable information that you may want to use for your quit. Welcome to the forum and looking forward to working with you towards success.  All the best, Lucille 👏👍🙋‍♀️🚭🎗💪🏻
  • Dynstyplyr
    Quit 33 days ago
    February 14 @ 2:41 pm
    Hi Othmanben its great that you taking that first step in quitting.... With that said your just beginning and we have an acronym here (N.O.P.E.) which means not one puff ever ....quitting not easy and sometimes you have to take it min. by min. The first couple of weeks will be trying. I know cause im still early in my quit....3 weeks today...but i can tell you it does get easier....if your having a hard time think about some options ...like NRT Nicotene replacement thearpy which is free from the pharmacy....or talk to your doctor about champix or zyban there is also quit coaches to help you make a quit plan 1-877-455-2233 its free and very helpful. Good luck on your journey being smoke free
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    QuitCoach Linda
    Quit 5,506 days ago
    February 14 @ 9:31 pm
    Othmanben, welcome and congratulations for taking this important decision to quit smoking! We are so glad to have you here with us. As we all know, quitting smoking can be challenging and may take a lot a lot of work, but it's worth it! If you don't lose sight of your goal and keep trying, you will eventually become smoke-free.
    People find helpful to have a plan and learn how to handle things like withdrawal symptoms and cravings. No one way works for everyone. Some people like to use nicotine replacement products or quit medications. Others find helpful to change their habits and routine and do something different around their "triggers". Some like to keep their hands, mouth and mind busy with different activities such as playing games on their phone, do some crosswords, eating healthy snacks, exercising or any activities that can keep them distracted from smoking. Sometimes, avoiding certain places or situations associated with smoking can also be helpful at the beginning of a quit.
    It takes some trial and error to find out which method works best for you. The first couple weeks can be tough but things usually get better and easier with time. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns with your quitting process. We are here for you. Wishing you the best of luck with your quit journey!
  • DianneE
    Quit 505 days ago
    February 15 @ 9:57 am
    Hi Ben,
    Use the 5 D's for when cravings hit, delay, distract, deep breaths, discuss and drink water.  I took a quick brisk walk when the cravings hit and took up some online games.  Change up your routine, that will help.  Also, use any and all tools available to help you quit, whether it be medication, NRT or this forum.  Post and keep posting, it helps knowing that others are going through the same thing and being able to articulate how you are feeling.  Welcome and good luck!  You can do this, smoking is hard, but doable with the right mindset and determination.  
  • othmanben
    Quit 12 days ago
    February 15 @ 1:01 pm
    thank you for your comments. It summarizes a lot the path you must take to succeed.
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      judythebeauty
      Quit 733 days ago
      February 15 @ 2:44 pm
      Good luck Ben, it is quite the journey, but can be done, you have some great advice from others, so wishing you the best.