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Quit 13 days ago
On day 2 of being smoke free with no Nicotine replacement. The struggle is real. The little devil on my shoulder is telling me why should I continue struggling. Just give in. Have that smoke. Don’t stress out anymore. But I ain’t giving in. I know it will pass, it’s just the addiction. Thought posting here will help me get through this. 
Last reply: May 24 @ 6:43 pm
  • GregD
    Quit 217 days ago
    May 23 @ 1:16 pm
    Atta go Travis. That little b@!%^&$ will keep harping as you already know but as time passes the pestering will become less frequent. My heart goes out to you. Remember you have options should you need or want them. Nicotine lozenges or gum or regular mints (tic-tacs) or gum. One long time quitter mentioned Fisherman's Friend lozenges and Don Fraser also, has been buying those. Myself, I would be eating dirt if it helped rid myself of this addiction. Anyway keep in mind the first week is, as you say and know full well, very real. Cheers
    • Travis3
      Quit 13 days ago
      May 23 @ 3:02 pm
      Thanks for the help. Definitely gonna get some fisherman’s friend lozenges today. Gonna get outside and go golfing now. Takes my mind off smoking and onto my Terrible drives. 
  • K
    Kylie L
    Quit 14 days ago
    May 23 @ 1:35 pm
    I'm 3 days cold turkey and am also having those thoughts of "just 1 puff to make the craving go away" but I know it's a slippery slope so I won't do it. We got this!
    • Travis3
      Quit 13 days ago
      May 23 @ 3:06 pm
      Good luck Kylie. It feels like you are missing something and not sure what to replace it with hey.  Just gotta keep thinking those feelings will go away. It would be such a waste to go back to smoking after struggling this hard already only for it to get easier. Is what I keep telling myself 
    • H
      Quit 44 days ago
      May 24 @ 6:43 pm
      slippery slope is a gentle understatement. think of 1 puff as 1 bullet. it is that dramatic, beware minimization! and good luck to you and travis
  • QuitCoach Genevieve
    Quit 2,211 days ago
    May 23 @ 7:02 pm
    Good on you to keep going! Try deep breathing as well as drinking ample fluids. It's little things like staying active that will be you through. Call us anytime for extra tips and tricks 1-877-455-2233
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,548 days ago
    May 23 @ 7:25 pm
    Wow Travis 3. Just keep saying NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) and remember that you are in control, not that little imp the nicodemon. Kick him back to the curb and tell him you’re not listening to him anymore. Be proud of yourself for not giving in and remember we are here if you need our help.  All the best, Lucille 
  • B
    Quit 560 days ago
    May 23 @ 10:34 pm
    Keep going the voice in your head is lying to you. 3s are the hardest. After the 3rd day you will start to feel normal again, by 3 weeks you'll feel a lot better. And by the time you hit 3 months you'll laugh at how you convinced yourself you ever liked smoking.