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Help 5 days in cracking....

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jjjjolop Thu 25-May-17 11:02:56

Starting to think less than 5 a day isn't a big deal.
Wouldn't it be nice to have cigarette in the sunshine with a glass of wine....
Chewing so much gum it's insane not nicotine.
Gave up easily pregnant but just keep going back aggghhh!

Humphriescushion Thu 25-May-17 11:05:07

Google the progress you have made after a few days of not smoking - this helped me when i was wavering. Hang on in there it is worth it.

jjjjolop Thu 25-May-17 11:16:10

Thanks I'll do that!

PencilsInSpace Thu 25-May-17 11:17:28

Chewing so much gum it's insane not nicotine.

Do you mean you are not on nicotine gum but ordinary chewing gum?

Options:

- if you want to stick with cold turkey, ride the cravings out. Individually each craving only lasts a few minutes so do something to distract yourself. Consider getting the Allen Carr book if you haven't tried it already.

- get thee to a chemist and get some NRT. Use plenty and don't be afraid to double up - e.g. patches and gum.

- get an ecig. Local vape shops are best when you are starting out but even the pound shop kits are at least as good as NRT.

- go to the GP and ask for Champix - may not be suitable if you have any history of MH issues.

- contact your local stop smoking services. They can talk you through all the options and offer ongoing support whichever method you choose.

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