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Thinking about quitting
I just found out that we are expecting. I have been smoking for a while and would really like to stop
I am allergic to the nicorett gum (throat closed ended up in the hospital) so I don't have this option 
The chamax made me a loonie and I didn't even know my self. 
I'm happy to be here 
Last reply: August 3 @ 2:29 pm
  • GregD
    Quit 284 days ago
    July 31 @ 5:28 pm
    Welcome Linda. Check in with your doctor or a pharmacist for their feedback on what to do. Never a bad idea to cold turkey it? Congratulations!!
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,615 days ago
    July 31 @ 6:50 pm
    Linda,  you have made a very wise decision regarding your health and that of your child.  For tips and ideas of what you need to stay quit give the quit coaches a call at 1-877-455-2233.  It's free and they can help you formulate a plan that will be beneficial to you.  Also as Greg mentioned talk to your pharmacist about other nicotine replacement products that may be suitable.  Cold turkey is hard but doable as well.  To remain healthy during your pregnancy, here are some tips that may help.  Drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins that have accumulated from smoking.  Eat nutritious snacks when you crave food such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds,  nuts of any kind, fruits and vegetables.  Stay away from junkfood so that you can maintain a suitable weight for you.   For anxiety and relaxation, take deep breaths, count to ten and exhale or try meditation and or yoga, try warm baths and imagery (Imagine yourself in a wonderful place that you've always wanted to visit only smoke free).  Stay fit by taking a long walk once a day, or other form of excercise that you may enjoy.  To distract yourself from smoking,  do crosswords, jigsaw puzzles,  play games on your Iphone or computer, try scrapbooking or adult colouring.  Read Allan Carr's "Easy Way To Stop  Smoking". Repeat to yourself NOPE when you get cravings (Not One Puff Ever).  Take it one day and one step at a time and remember it's not a race, it takes time and determination.  In other words just do the best you can.  Congratulations and welcome to the quit now family.  Reach out whenever you feel vulnerable or anxious.  Stay well and safe, Lucille. 
  • L
    Thinking about quitting
    July 31 @ 7:58 pm
    Thank you to both of you.
    I can't get to see a Dr. Till September (our health care sucks) but I did see the pharmacy today and we talked about a few options. I'm dedicated and I'm glad I found this 
    It it such an addiction and I can't wrap my head around why it's so hard. 10 years ago I walked away from eight years of street drugs and never looked back. But smoking... My golly
    I'll do it though. Thanks for the support 
  • j
    Quit 898 days ago
    August 3 @ 2:29 pm
    Congrats, do it for your baby!