Nov 17 2018
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Stats Update 198 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 198
Total savings: $1,598
2 more to go to reach 200 days and apart from a daily craving all is going ok. My laptop died yesterday so I bought a new one, pretty expensive so no chance of buying smokes even if I wanted to, gotta pay it off now. Have a great day all of you strong, awesome quitters. Go The ABS, hope we beat Ireland, fingers crossed. xxx

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Nov 16 2018
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support and self belief

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Thanks to my friends and supporters on the blogs,im 77 days free of the smokes,it helps when i get positive feedback,i know it seems like i got this beat but you dont smoke for 45 years and quit easily..Patches have helped me and also the nicotene free vape..I got fed up with being a smoker it wasnt even about money or my health i was just over it...I wont ever say its aeasy decission or easy to do but once you get the right mind set and are determined it becomes a matter of pride in yourself and belief that you wont be beat by the stupid habit.I want to assure all the newbies that it can be done,ask for what aids you need ring quit line seek support,do it for your future dont be an idiot like me and stay hooked till your nearly in retirement.Be strong keep busy and know you will beat it..TTFN

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Nov 15 2018
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Stats Update 37 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 37
Total savings: $1,221

Yess its thursday done and dusted... the ciggy free days are just whizzing past...got most of the way through the day as i have visitors for the day...awesome non smoking visitors, when at about 3 oclock i began to feel a litt foggy headed...Lol! I suddenly realised I had forgotten to put my patch on . A situation I thought about continuing but then freaked out rushed off and popped patch on. 5 mins later fog gone. Dont think I am quiet ready to give the 7mg patch up but I know I will get to that stage when I will maybe closer to 60days...who knows guess I will know when its the right time. Well another beautiful day is drawing to a close, hope everyone is kind to themselves and to those newbies.....keep strong...keep drinking water you can walk this path it gets easier as the days go by.

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Nov 15 2018
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Stats Update 7 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 7
Total savings: $147

what the heck!! $147 far out!!!
Struggling today though!! I really really really want one my dumb head keeps saying just one puff just one packet but i know i cant bed time cant come quicker today so i can sleep this day off!!

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Nov 15 2018
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Stats Update 30 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 30
Total savings: $358

Feeling great everyone!!!...not smoking is going really really well 30 days not one puff and I intend to keep it that way!...smashed out a workout a day apart from Tuesday...already over a kilo down from changing diet and eliminating the junk food and chocolate 😊 really happy right now...well just thought I'd pop in to say hi and hope you are all well in your quits and life...off to smash a salad and protein shake!
Xx

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Nov 15 2018
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Day 106

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So I have big news Whanau..............


I am moving to aussie

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Nov 15 2018
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Waiting for patches losengers

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I filled in the forms and ordered my patches & losengers 6 days ago, and am still waiting for my card. It’s saying I’m 6 days smoke free (which I’m not!!) because I am needing these aids to start my quit journey.
I really want to stop right NOW but I am still waiting, it’s very frustrating

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Nov 14 2018
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Not allowed anymore nicotine gum

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My hunii quit in January this year, but he still needs the gum or else he'll be tempted to have a cigarette. The quitline refused him anymore gum a couple of months ago and then he started going to the chemist. Now the chemist has told him he has to go elsewhere.

I think that whatever an individual needs to quit is different to the next and if he needs lots of gum then why cant they help him and give him that? Atleast hes NOT smoking...He is having way more then the recommended, BUT thats what he needs! I'm just glad he still hasn't had a smoke, and he's coming around to one year.

Does anyone know why they're limiting the amount of gum they will give him and have any tips for me to help my hunii?

I do think he needs to try and get off the gum, but then it's his quit and i dont wanna put too much pressure on him before hes ready and force him back into smoking because hes just not ready to quit his gum. He used to be a VERY heavy smoker and so this is amazing that he has managed to quit and stay quit this long.

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Nov 14 2018
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Day 9

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I've made it to day 9!
I'm still having some cravings but it's usually short lived and it's the kind where I've briefly forgotten that I've quit.
I'm not using my vape or lozenges quite as much but still wearing 3 step 1 patches.
I've saved about $100 so far.

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