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On 12/23/2018 at 9:33 AM, Sazerac said:

bump for @Kate18

Not on the patch anymore, as I mentioned last night. Or maybe it was this morning. Anyway...

Craving nicotine after work today. Ate great salad instead. Still craving. Remembered you'd bumped this.

Came here to watch the first video at this website.

A good reminder of why I've quit.

Thanks again, Sazerac.

:) 

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2 hours ago, reciprocity said:

Nicotine will be gone from your body in roughly 3 days - not from your mind though. Remember why you quit and stay strong to that commitment. You can do it. We all have gone through the same thing so it is possible :) 

Right now, 9:30 pm on Pacific Standard Time, my last ounce of reserve I am using to force myself to go to bed for the night. Staying awake is giving too much time to experience cravings. I don't crave in my sleep. 

I appreciate the 3 day reminder. It'd slipped my mind. I think this is the first nic-free day, but it might have been yesterday. I'll consider today day 1, tomorrow day 2, and then the last day to get the rest of the nicotine out of my system. Of course, the nicotine receptors will still be there, but the winnowing process will be under way.

ok, going to sleep off the cravings.

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On 4/18/2018 at 8:10 PM, Sazerac said:

 

 

This is a clear description. ^^^^^^^^^

 

 

 

I'm trying to get this gif to work

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Joy ! It is working.

 

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and I am adding a link to a thread

with information about   How Smoking Changes Our DNA

On 9/23/2018 at 11:51 AM, Sazerac said:

Here is an excellent vid about nicotine addiction

 

 

On 10/30/2018 at 11:39 AM, Sazerac said:

Remember, every crave you beat re-claims another receptor in your brain from nicotine.

 

 

Bump for our newbies

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And a big thanks from a middleagedbie!

 

I stopped reading and watching all things informative about smoking a few months ago, because I was doing so well. The last 1,5 month life decided to overthrow me with a sh×tload of life-events-crap  and tadaaa, the remaining receptors are having a blast. What a RELIEF to once again realise this is what its all about: receptors. 

 

Nothing personal or failure or 'why me ahhh' related.. just receptors.  The one thing personal about it is healing and heading towards 12 months. 

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With education about nicotine addiction

you will begin to understand about the process the body/brain experiences.

It helped me immeasurably to know it wasn't just me being wacko, there were organic changes going on.

 

Every crave/trigger you beat deserves reward.

This assists your brain to deliver endorphins etc at appropriate times.

You reclaim your brain.

Sorry, if I repeat myself here but, it is really important.

The Significance of Rewards

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Don’t be sorry I need all the help I can get! I keep telling myself I don’t need to smoke it’s just the habit now. But the habit is as hard to break.

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Diane,

Smoking/administering nicotine is not simply "a habit".

You must address your nicotine addiction!

 

Chantix may make the withdrawal a bit smoother

but, it doesn't make addiction go away.

You have to do the work to put your addiction to sleep

AND put to rest triggers/craves/body memories.

Chantix will not do this for you.

YOU need to do the work

as @Nancy, with a successful Chantix quit told you.

 

Our friend, Joel Spitzer, helped me admit to my addiction and recover from it.

Go through this list of Joel Spitzer Videos they have helped so many.

 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Diane R said:

I keep telling myself I don’t need to smoke it’s just the habit now.

Let me tell you as well: you dont need to smoke. You never needed it and you wont ever 'need' it again. Let that sink in... 

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I’m  aware of the addictions of nicotine. Thanks for posting the videos. And I’ve watch those videos too. But the habit is what’s getting be now. I’m not getting anything out of smoking. The Chantix is doing it’s job. The don’t do anything for me when I lite one. I take that back I get a headache now when I lite one. That’s it. But I’ve smoked a very long time. It’s such a habit to go outside and have one. I’m working on that part of my smoking habit. I know from the last time I quit this was a hard part of quitting for me. 

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It took me, and many people, a full year to go through all the seasonal triggers/craves and to change many habits.

I smoked everywhere all the time for 40 plus years.

You may find this helpful

 

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1 hour ago, Diane R said:

I’m working on that part of my smoking habit. I know from the last time I quit this was a hard part of quitting for me. 

 

Curious about your tricks and the way you are working on it. Please share, others might be inspired! 

 

I took long walks, or went for a bike ride whenever I felt overwhelmed by the need to follow my former patterns. I told myself all the time: I am rewiring my brain. It helped big time to reach beyond the habit part.. which really isnt a thing actually... The habit follows the addiction... adress the addiction and the habit will vanish soon enough! :)

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2 minutes ago, MLMR said:

 

 

I told myself all the time: I am rewiring my brain.

It helped big time to reach beyond the habit part.. which really isnt a thing actually...

The habit follows the addiction... address the addiction and the habit will vanish soon enough! :)

 

 

A very excellent post, M !

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The last time I quit if I went out it was alway somewhere I couldn’t smoke and it was a big pain to get to a spot where I could. I did this  especially if I was going to have cocktails. I changed the place I had my morning coffee. I took my car and had it detailed. I treated myself to little gifts for not smoking. Writing this is making me remember a lot of the thing I did that helped that I had forgotten about. Thanks for the video sazerac. And thanks to everyone for all your support.

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