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onceandforall Mar 20, 2017 (02:27 PM)  


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Thank you for taking the lead and inspiring me to give up the gum, too. It has served its purpose, but enough is enough of anything. It is time to move on and take the next step for me, and I wish you the best of luck breaking dependency on NRT. Take care.

wimporswim Feb 24, 2017 (01:25 PM)  


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Leafs67 - You're a good man.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 52
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,560
Amount Saved: $636.48
Life Gained:
Days: 10 Hrs: 14 Mins: 56 Seconds: 2

leafs67 Feb 24, 2017 (07:39 AM)  


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 Yes I have read his book , there is no easy way to quit smoking For me after 45 years. everyone's quit is similar but it also can be very different.I am content with how things are going. Thanks for the post. Leaf 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/2/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 419
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 14,665
Amount Saved: $8,212.40
Life Gained:
Days: 79 Hrs: 19 Mins: 58 Seconds: 55

Slissy Feb 22, 2017 (02:52 PM)  


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Hi leafs! Have you read Allen Carr's easy to quit book? I would highly recommend it. I think it will do wonders for you getting off the gum if that's what you want. You're doing great! Keep up the good work!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 2/21/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12
Amount Saved: $7.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 3 Mins: 43 Seconds: 58

Slissy

leafs67 Feb 22, 2017 (01:47 PM)  


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Hello non smokers and leaf fans!! using Dentyne ice to off set 2mg gum pieces still using four a day. not sweating it things are well.stay strong in your quit. Leaf 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/2/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 417
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 14,595
Amount Saved: $8,173.20
Life Gained:
Days: 79 Hrs: 12 Mins: 0 Seconds: 49

leafs67 Feb 17, 2017 (02:49 PM)  


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Thank you everyone, I'm cruising along. working towards 2 to 3 pieces a day.stay strong. Leaf.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/2/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 412
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 14,420
Amount Saved: $8,075.20
Life Gained:
Days: 78 Hrs: 13 Mins: 22 Seconds: 37

Patricia, Moderator Feb 15, 2017 (08:11 PM)  


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Hi fireball, We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your cousin please accept our deepest sympathies. In regards to the nrt gum for all our other members, it's best to consult with a medical health professional on which product is best suited for you. Wishing you all the best, Patricia

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fireball Feb 15, 2017 (07:05 PM)  


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Sorry I should not be so quick to judge but my cousin got hooked on the gum and just passed from liver cancer.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/2/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 45
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 900
Amount Saved: $324.00
Life Gained:
Days: 8 Hrs: 1 Mins: 51 Seconds: 36

fireball Feb 15, 2017 (07:00 PM)  


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Don't ever put that **** in your mouth. It is addictive and causes liver cancer.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/2/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 44
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 880
Amount Saved: $316.80
Life Gained:
Days: 8 Hrs: 1 Mins: 50 Seconds: 45

Treepeo Feb 14, 2017 (11:05 PM)  


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Hi leafs67,
 
The one thing I have learned from talking to people who have quit smoking is that we are never truly free.  One moment we are fine, and the next we want a smoke real bad, even after having quit for years. I have had my moments.  When that happens, I tell myself that I don't really want to smoke.  That is just my addiction talking.  This addiction is a really bugger.  We can never get complacent.
 
Please stay on the gum if it comes down to it, and maybe cut down much more gradually.  You have come too far, leafs67, and we are all rooting for you to succeed.  You are an inspiration to me. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 48
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,200
Amount Saved: $144.00
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 15 Mins: 8 Seconds: 14

Efram, Moderator Feb 14, 2017 (08:33 PM)  


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Hi leafs67,

You may not be entirely out of the woods yet, but I'll bet the trees are starting to thin out nicely. Congratulations on taking the next step forward in becoming nicotine-free -- another milestone! 

That said, it may help to talk with your healthcare provider about a structured plan to cut down on nicotine gum. To go from 8-9 pieces of gum to none in a handful of days is not easy, and a more gradual adjustment could make for smoother sailing. 

Hope this helps,
Efram

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wimporswim Feb 14, 2017 (04:33 PM)  


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leafs67 - I have read many of your current and earlier posts and I second MotherJoe's motion: You are a Hero!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 42
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,260
Amount Saved: $514.08
Life Gained:
Days: 8 Hrs: 15 Mins: 15 Seconds: 0

HaveFaith Feb 14, 2017 (10:29 AM)  


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Way to go Leafs67.  Nothing with this journey seems to be easy, but we have to do what we can to keep fighting this demon!!!! Even if that means having the gum when you need it.  It has to be so much better than starting smoking again.  Do what works for you, when it works for you.  We all still have a long road ahead but together and support from SHO we can do this!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 42
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 756
Amount Saved: $514.08
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 22 Mins: 42 Seconds: 27

leafs67 Feb 14, 2017 (09:46 AM)  


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Doing ok ,Had no gum on the 9th,but needed it on the 10th. still watching how much I use. One surprising thing is that I started thinking about smoking . After a year quit I am not out of the woods yet and may never be. But got lots of exercise on the weekend . 65 cm of snow and 90 km per hour winds.Leaf.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/2/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 409
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 14,315
Amount Saved: $8,016.40
Life Gained:
Days: 77 Hrs: 22 Mins: 42 Seconds: 54

Got To Feb 07, 2017 (01:10 PM)  


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Hey Leafs67.....I think the routine with that toxic friend was the hardest to break.  I would have some silly daily routine with that smoke and when I did not have that smoke with what ever I was doing....then I wanted that smoke so badly...... then the craving would hit big time in a matter of seconds...To this day it is hard for me to get my head wrapped around the fact that I needed nicotine to beat the nicotine and allow time while I was getting the nicotine for my routine to change......breaking that seductive draw to that smoke.  Everything has to change when you Quit smoking from the moment you start your day...Got to remember you and I smoked for many many many years.....we are never out of the woods, you are so right on that....so what if you are on the gum a little longer....your whole routine has changed you have kicked that toxic friend to the curb....now the gum wants to go too!!!   Rockin my Quit........GOT To 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 2/7/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 366
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,150
Amount Saved: $4,575.00
Life Gained:
Days: 51 Hrs: 2 Mins: 7 Seconds: 35

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