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cleverandtricky Jan 16, 2013 (11:42 PM)  


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Just had supper and made it through the after dinner craving without having to resort to the mist. How weird is it that just knowing I have something that can stop the craving makes it easier to get through one without using anything at all?


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/16/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 48 Seconds: 33

Happiness is the ultimate goal

kas Jan 16, 2013 (07:33 PM)  


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Dear cleverand tricky,
Sounds like you'll be shake, rattle, and rolling your way to a better life with those tic tacs!  I'm so glad you found a way that eases the burden for you!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/6/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 71
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 639
Amount Saved: $332.28
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 15 Mins: 29 Seconds: 16

Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain

cleverandtricky Jan 16, 2013 (07:03 PM)  


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That's exactly how I feel reaching for the mist kas. I feel like I can be proud of making a better choice. The other thing that's helping is TicTacs of all things. I eat them one at a time and make myself suck on them instead of crunching so they take more time to eat. I have them on me at all times even though I sound like a walking maraca lol


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/16/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 27 Seconds: 16

Happiness is the ultimate goal

kas Jan 16, 2013 (06:44 PM)  


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Dear cleverandtricky,
Great news!  Whatever it takes to help make this a bit easier.  I use the lozenges and love them, (not the taste).  They take me about 45 minutes to finish and I have to focus on not bitting down, (learned that the hard way, Ouch!).   They take my  mid off of my cravings and help with the oral fixation piece.  I think that carrying around a package of something helps too.  It may sound silly but when I reach for a lozenge out of the pack I always feel wonderful that I've replaced the cig. pack with those.
Keep fighting the good fight! 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/6/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 71
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 639
Amount Saved: $332.28
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 15 Mins: 24 Seconds: 41

Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain

kitcanquit Jan 16, 2013 (06:38 PM)  


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Glad to hear that the spray works well.  I've never known anyone that used it but if it works go for it.  Anything is better than the alternative (lighting up).  I quit cold turkey but there are a lot of people on this site that are using a variety of NRT's and being very successful with them.  I say way to go cleverandtricky.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/3/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 105
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,625
Amount Saved: $1,260.00
Life Gained:
Days: 12 Hrs: 21 Mins: 42 Seconds: 40

cleverandtricky Jan 16, 2013 (06:34 PM)  


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Okay, so I know the quick mist is a new product and I know some people are curious. I like it. One quick spray and the craving is gone in a minute or less just like it advertises. Just tastes like any breath freshening spray although it's a little hard on the throat if you happen to swallow any of it. And it is effective. I just had a choice between giving into my craving and lighting a smoke (hubby is a smoker so they are available unfortunately) and taking spray. Took the spray and feeling so proud of myself. I kinda felt like using a NRT was cheating but no more! Now I have a whole new feeling of hope. Can't wait to see my quit meter grow and grow.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/16/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 25 Seconds: 2

Happiness is the ultimate goal

kevinski Jan 16, 2013 (02:52 PM)  


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Cooool!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/8/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 130
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,950
Amount Saved: $901.88
Life Gained:
Days: 19 Hrs: 11 Mins: 18 Seconds: 36

One day at a time.

cleverandtricky Jan 16, 2013 (01:26 PM)  


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Bought the quick mist on the way to work today and it is helping so much. I really feel like I can get a handle on the cravings now. Just knowing I have something to take during the real doozies is comforting.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/16/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 1 Seconds: 29

Happiness is the ultimate goal

kitcanquit Jan 16, 2013 (11:23 AM)  


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Welcome cleverandtricky and congratulations on deciding to quit once and for all.  As Kevinski said, you may want to try and NRT.  They seem to work for a lot of people.  I quit cold turkey but I know that was the only way I could do it.  This community is full of help and support when you need it most.  Anytime you need to vent, please do so.  That's what we are here for.  A lot of the "all time favorite" posts have a ton of valuable information in them.  When you get a chance read some of them.  Once again, welcome aboard. N.O.P.E.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/3/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 105
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,625
Amount Saved: $1,260.00
Life Gained:
Days: 12 Hrs: 20 Mins: 49 Seconds: 37

Jennifer, Moderator Jan 16, 2013 (10:02 AM)  


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Good Morning cleverandtricky,
 
Welcome to SHO!

Congratulations for your decision to quit smoking . Have you seen our Online Quit Program- lots of members have had success with this program, it helps you to identify your triggers and develop strategies to cope. Know you can come by tomorrow on your quit date - we're here to support you through your quit.

Hope to see you soon!

Jennifer, Moderator

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

cleverandtricky Jan 16, 2013 (09:42 AM)  


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Thanks everyone. Your messages mean a lot. I woke up in a much more positive mood today, refreshed and ready to give it another shot. Thanks for the NRT suggestion kevinski, I'm going to go talk to my pharmacist today about all the options. And thanks for the compliments! My screen name is taken from song lyrics and the pic is to remind me of one of my main reasons for doing this. Horses have been my passion since childhood, but it's an expensive passion. Quitting is going to give me the extra money I need to get back in the saddle.
 
 
 
 
  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/16/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 44 Seconds: 24

Happiness is the ultimate goal

kevinski Jan 16, 2013 (08:27 AM)  


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Hello c&t,
           Congradulations on your decision to quit smoking. Craving's can be extremely difficult in the beginning of a quit. Have you considered NRT's, I used the patch, as well as, nicotine lozenges to help me with my craving's.They helped me in gaining just that  little bit of edge a person needs to break through a moment of extreme craving. This site is also an excellent source of inspiration and experience, and of knowing that you are not alone in this journey. Try to keep yourself occupied, both mentally and physically. This will help to distract you, as you go through your day, and will also help you sleep at night. Go for a walk, read, whatever works for you. A glass of ice water with a bendy straw, to sip on , helps with changing behaviours. Nice screen-name. Interesting, combined with the picture. Stay strong and believe that you will do this.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/8/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 130
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,950
Amount Saved: $901.88
Life Gained:
Days: 19 Hrs: 10 Mins: 21 Seconds: 14

One day at a time.

Sammmy Jan 16, 2013 (07:30 AM)  


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Thanks for your honesty and congratulations on your decision Clever. That is the best thing you can do for yourself and the people you love. Keep checking in and let us know how your doing! Remember, how strong you are and know we are all rooting for you.  Good luck my new friend...



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 93
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,860
Amount Saved: $744.00
Life Gained:
Days: 12 Hrs: 13 Mins: 19 Seconds: 53

Only the strong survive!

Mirky Jan 15, 2013 (08:54 PM)  


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Hi cleverandtricky Welcome Glad to hear you made up your mind to quit!The tools and advice on this site are amazing. I have tried to quit a few times in the past myself.The biggest thing is to have your plan in place.this is the first time I have used this site and its really helping.You can do this!Use the quit program tools they have here,read the posts there are endless helpful and insightful people here to help you thru and cheer you on. Keep the quit

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 225
Amount Saved: $81.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 12 Mins: 26 Seconds: 42

Your sacrificing nothing

cleverandtricky Jan 15, 2013 (08:11 PM)  


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Hi, I'm brand new to the site. My original quit day was yesterday and I did make it 40 straight hours but I caved today and had a smoke. I really thought I was fully prepared but the cravings were worse than I expected (and this in not my first time trying to quit)! Anyway, my new quit date is tomorrow because I'm still determined. I'd love to hear from anyone with inspiration or advice.
Thanks in advance,

Happiness is the ultimate goal

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