Re: new quitter
- From: "Lynn" <lynn.scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 09:58:16 -0300
Hi woody and welcome to ASSS. Have you been here before?
I read ahead and seen you are wearing both patches ( 21mg and the 14 mg)
and still smoking ( yes I read less) be very careful not to nicotine
overdose.it is a very slippery slope and I can't believe the clinic meant
you can smoke that much while on the patch. It would make sense if they
thought one or two but not 30!
your body your experiment lets us know how it goes
Cutting down is like a slow death, like peeling a Band-Aid off very slowly.
the "want" is always there and you are looking at the clock for your next
fix. I am sure you didn't cut down from gambling. a clean break is easier.
I posted the FAQ's on Friday but you can find them here at
www.quitbuddies.org maybe you can find some useful info to help you along
your quit there.
the familiar situations where smoking was the norm you need to find other
things to do ( gum ,water,brush your teeth, etc) but know with each time you
do it as a non smoker it will get easier ever time after that.
:) Lynn OOF+ Leaper
save a horse, ride a cowboy :)
"Woody" <durwoodie@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
The respirologist tells me I probably have mild asthma, so guess what? I
gotta stop smoking. Not easy after 30 years of going through 50-70
cigarettes a day.
I signed up with the government-funded Nicotine Dependence Clinic (thank
you, socialized medicine) and had a three-hour psychological assessment,
then an appointment with the clinic's physician. He prescribed patches and
lozenges. My plan was to quit cold turkey once I ran out of cigarettes
today. So I put on the patch this morning and was able to reduce my
smoking level by 75% but not eliminate it totally. Once I ran out of
cigarettes I ended up breaking down and buying more, but I'm still smoking
fewer than 20 cigarettes a day.
I find myself disturbed by two things: (1) familiar situations in which
I'm accustomed to smoking, such as sitting at my desk at home, and (2)
having other people smoke very close to me.
If anyone has words of wisdom for me I'm all ears.
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