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Karen33
Quit 81 days ago
Thanks for the encouragement. I had 5 smokes left in my pack and was tired of delaying my quit time. So...ran water over them and broke them in half. Now...got my patch on.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,259 days ago
    May 14 @ 1:50 pm
    Good start Karen, do what you have to do to make the transition a little easier on yourself.  Lucille.
  • DianneE
    Quit 314 days ago
    May 14 @ 1:57 pm
    Wow Karen, way to go!  You're showing a lot of determination already, I don't know if I could've done that!  Use the 5 D's when cravings hit, and change up your routine.  What I found most motivating was to research the addiction and how harmful smoking really is.  I used that productive anger towards my quit.  Welcome and good luck!  
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,125 days ago
    May 14 @ 2:58 pm
    Hey Karen, what a brave thing to do and kudos for your courage and decision to start your journey towards being smoke free. Should you need extra support feel free to sign up for one to  one coaching which is no cost to you. Our number is 1-877-455-2233 or you can  sign up for a coach on this  website.  Cheer keep  up that courage
    • Karen33
      Quit 81 days ago
      May 14 @ 4:00 pm
      Hi Ken...I have an upcoming appt with you on thurs...looking forward to that:)
      • QuitCoach Ken
        Quit 14,125 days ago
        May 15 @ 8:57 am
        I look forward to our discussion as well.  Until Then!
  • j
    judythebeauty
    Quit 542 days ago
    May 14 @ 3:12 pm
    That's great, you're brave, I never could have done that.  Good luck to you!
    • Lucille Brown
      Quit 1,259 days ago
      May 14 @ 7:02 pm
      Judy,  although you still miss having a smoke you've managed 1 year + and that deserves a huge applause.  Proud of your determination to stay quit.  I'm afraid I don't say it often enough but you deserve recognition as well.  So stay on this smoke free path because you've been through a lot and you are part of our quitnow family forever.  Hugs and much love, Lucille.
      • j
        judythebeauty
        Quit 542 days ago
        May 15 @ 2:51 pm
        Thanks Lucille, I read these posts where someone falls off of the wagon, and it could be me so easily, I still dream about having a smoke, or a few, at any given moment.  Thank God, that I just can't bear the thought of that medicine making me so nauseous all over again.  I just wish the craving would go away.  I bumped into someone last night at a meeting that I used to volunteer with at the Hospice.....and she said you were the one that I was always trying to convince to stop smoking (she herself has COPD), so in that brief moment I was happy to tell her about my 445 days.  Thank you for your continued support.
  • S
    Smokeless in The Valley.
    Quit 170 days ago
    May 14 @ 3:15 pm
    Awesomme! 
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 932 days ago
    May 14 @ 5:57 pm
    Great job Karen! Getting rid of those smokes os a smart move and shows you are planning to succeed! 
    Having cigarettes close at hand in the early days of your quit makes it way too easy to grab one and light up in a weak moment. You've eliminated that temptation now :) 
    • Karen33
      Quit 81 days ago
      May 14 @ 6:38 pm
      Thanks...it was sort of satisfying pouring water on them and snapping them in half...lol