I realize how long I have been lying to myself, telling myself that this habit is not affecting my health. I am 50 and feeling unhealthy, unfit, sounding like a chesty smoker. I am desperate to be free

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    PSPSP said:
    20 March 2020

    Smokers do that anonymous-lie to ourselves. We used to. But then the epiphany. You have to stop.

    Channel and focus your desperation into not buying, not smoking. It is doable.

    With covid-19 about to explode, no one should be smoking. My unscientific view is that smoking makes you more vulnerable.

    The good thing is that you will feel the benefits of not smoking soon after you stop. Go for it!

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    Blondene said:
    20 March 2020

    Pspsp is right your first point of call is to stop buying smokes...give your card to someone...resist the urge it will become easier as the days pass..instead buy some sugar free mints or chewing gum instead this will help with the cravings or you can consider using nicotine patches lozenges or gum...next read up on the 4Ds..I like distraction...get busy and stay busy focus on any tasks or chores you might have been putting off...finally once you have had your final smoke that's it NOPE...Not One Puff Ever again no matter what!...If you follow the NOPE rule you won't fail 😊👌💪Stay strong!

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    clarence the cat said:
    21 March 2020

    I'm sure everyone who smokes has beaten their chest and said "Smoking hasn't harmed me."
    I used to do it loudly. It was all bravado. Truth was I was afraid to try to quit in case I failed.
    Finally after a very close call in hospital and seeing my families anxiety as they were gathered around my bed, I realised just how selfish I was by refusing to even try to quit. and decided to give it a go.
    That was almost 10 years ago, and I haven't looked back.
    It takes quite a lot of effort and sheer stubborness but you can do it.
    Good luck on your SMOKEFREE journey.

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    nanaturtle said:
    22 March 2020

    You are now 1step closer to Freedom! Just admitting defeat over this addiction, allows You to move forward...
    Terrific advice in the blogs today 👍
    Focus, Believe you can, cos You can
    Never give up trying to Quit
    Stay Strong 🙂