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Randall alexander
Quit 138 days ago
I'm a heavy smoker an willing to do anything to quit at this point.. it's been on my mind for a few years  now.   As you can tell I am still smoking an reaching out for help. Is this program for real, is it for me?? I really want to quit before it's to late
  • B
    February 10 @ 8:03 pm
    I'm new to this group, but, is it for real? YES. The support and success stories shared have made a big difference as I journey, because I realize I am NOT alone.
  • Goobielt
    Quit 165 days ago
    February 10 @ 8:04 pm
    Only you know if it's for you,  but what do you have to lose by taking the plunge and trying?  I was a pack a day smoker,  and with help of the patch and reading the posts here, and in 2 hours I'll be 8 days smoke free.   What method are you considering?
  • AndreaG
    Quit 1,386 days ago
    February 10 @ 9:47 pm
    You CAN do it!  :-)  Set a quit date and follow the forum... reach out to us whenever you struggle!  
  • j
    Quit 509 days ago
    February 10 @ 10:00 pm
    Welcome Randall, I was a 50 year smoker, and I’m almost at my one year quit date. It’s not easy, but we’re here for you, you have nothing to lose by joining us on this journey.
  • R
    Randall alexander
    Quit 138 days ago
    February 10 @ 10:12 pm
    Thanks for courage, opinions, an most of all.. everyone's beautiful comments.. I will keep in touch an update from now to now.. it'll be very veery tough 💪 buuut it has to be done..
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,226 days ago
    February 11 @ 6:19 am
    Randall, so many things happen in our lives that are associated with smoking,  cancer, heart attacks, stroke are only 3 of them.  There are so many more. But by trying to quit you are not only taking your health back and your life back,  you are setting yourself up for success at leaving this addiction behind once and for all.  To start try to cut back on the amount you smoke until the day of your quit arrives.  See your doctor or pharmacist about prescriptions or nicotine replacement products that may be beneficial to you.  Stock up on crosswords, puzzles, card games or anything else that will keep your hands and mind busy and away from cigarettes.  Read books on cigarette addiction, one of which is Allen Carr's "Easy Way To Quit Smoking."  Have nutritious food nearby to replace the cravings, fruit, veggies, nuts, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.  Don't fret if you put on weight, that can be dealt with later on.  Take long walks to get fresh air into your lungs  and deep breaths, count to five and exhale, this is a form of meditation and helps to relax you when anxiety and stress hits.  Keep a journal of those days that are the most difficult to get through, so you don't repeat the same mistakes twice.  Drink lots of water to flush out the toxins.  Last but not least give the quit coaches a call at 1-877-455-2233 for some one on one help.  This service is completely free and they are always available to see you through your quit.  Keep us posted as well as we'd like nothing better than to see you succeed.  You may have a few setbacks along the way but don't worry we've all been there and don't beat yourself up if there are some because you can always try again.  No one will pressure you to do this, only you can decide whether you want to take the plunge. I can only say that if you do,  it will be the best decision you've ever made.  Much love, Lucille.
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,092 days ago
    February 11 @ 2:58 pm
    Hi Randall, yes we are real and are here to support you whenever we can.  As a coach it would be my hope that you would reach out to do 1 to 1 coach which with using a nicotine replacement give you a 70% higher chance to be successful. We can help you design a quit plan that works especially for you and share resources that can help you not only quit but help you maintain your quit. Call  us 1-877-455-2233 give it a try.
  • L
    Quit 195 days ago
    February 12 @ 6:47 pm
    Welcome!  Having a quitcoach and using the forum was a major gamechanger for me!  So you're already on your way!  The dozens of times I attempted quits previously I did it totally alone, and I didn't realize then how hard it is to stay on track without support.  I ended up internalizing my failure as self judgement, rather than seeing it for what it was - inadequate planning and lack of information and support.  You can TOTALLY do this!  Good for you for reaching out - that's an awesome first step.  A quitcoach will help you make a plan for a quit and set you up for success.  And a quitdate about three weeks away is perfect to start getting your ducks in a row!  You're already doing it :)  
  • Rocket48
    Quit 197 days ago
    February 13 @ 12:37 am
    This forum is a great help in quitting smoking.   Use it. 
  • Joan1
    Quit 38 days ago
    February 13 @ 8:10 am
    I was a heavy smoker, pack and a half to two packs a day, I just had enough, and this forum has been REALLY helpful in quitting. I am using the patch, couldn't have done it without, and have made it longer this time than ever before. You can do this!! And don't worry if you just wanna bitch about the withdrawals, cravings, whatever. We have all been there and are here for you. 
  • J
    February 13 @ 11:21 am
    This Forum is awesome.  I know I could never have gone 3 months without their support.  They’re a great group of people.  I’ve been using the inhaler and it’s worked very well for me.  Good luck.  You can do this.