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Re: Day 1
May 31, 2017
Congratulations and I hope you continue to be smoke free! Like you I smoked for over 30 years and probably quit more than 2 dozen times. I finally stopped 12 years ago this month. I started by using one of the nicotine lozenges. They worked pretty good for me...too good actually as I quickly became rather addicted to them. I switched to the large sugar-free peppermint life savers and was able to be completely nicotine free after that.

Habits on the other hand are a bit more difficult as you have to "unlearn" those. For months afterward, every time I got into my car the first thing I did was start grabbing at my pockets looking for a smoke. Lighting up was always my first step in starting the car up.

The old habits eventually pass and today I don't miss it at all. I don't crave it, and when I smell the smoke of others it is very unpleasant. I've heard other former smokers say they still get cravings but I've never experienced that. In fact I once heard Gene Simmons (of KISS fame) say that quitting smoking wasn't the hardest thing he had ever done, but it was the one thing that he never wanted to go through again. That is how I feel.

Good luck!!





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