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Nyxness
Quitting in 20 days
Hi all. I'm new to quitnow.ca. I am 35  and have been a smoker for 20 years, with multiple short-term quits during that time. I'm developing my quit plan, and am wondering- Does BC have Quit Coaches available by telephone? I last quit for 6 months, 4 years ago when I lived in Saskatchewan, and it made a huge difference having a coach call from time to time. 
Last reply: September 16 @ 10:11 am
  • QuitCoach Kerrie
    Quit 313 days ago
    September 15 @ 8:18 pm
    Hi there Nyxness, welcome to the forum!! Congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking. We are absolutely here to work with you to help create a quit plan and to support you in achieving your quit goals. Call us anytime at 1-877-455-2233 :)
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,663 days ago
    September 16 @ 5:44 am
    Nyxness,  welcome to the forum and congratulations on your decision to quit.  When your quit day arrives let us know and we'll do everything in our power to help.  Is there a reason you decided to wait 30 days.  You may want to start earlier as you may lose your resolve to quit during that time. However that's your decision and if you wish to wait than so be it.  Hugs, Lucille. 
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    Nyxness
    Quitting in 20 days
    September 16 @ 9:58 am
    Thank you Lucille. I filled out some questionnaires that help with planning to quit. A few things contributed to my date choice. 
    -I've had some recent health challenges that are highly stressful. 
    - I don't want my first weekend to be when my in-laws are coming for a weekend visit; and timed it for when my husband is home from work (he's home every second week).
    -Previous quit attempts, I didn't have a very good support system, and I think that will be a big help this time. Most of my supports will be around at that time. 
    - Giving me time for planning. I have a work support team, and a "home" support team. Writing up a plan to have on hand at each location to reference when a craving hits. Ie- 5 mins of stretching with my coworkers, cross-stotching at home, etc.
    - I'm working on reducing the amount I smoke before quit date.
    • Lucille Brown
      Quit 1,663 days ago
      September 16 @ 10:11 am
      Nyxness, you sound as if you've done your homework concerning your quit.  Good for you, you'll have a wonderful support team here of people who care and have been through it.  Please take advantage of the forum as I guarantee that you'll reach freedom from cigarettes quicker than if you do it without help.  So happy you decided to join us.  Much love, Lucille.