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Quit smoking, tips to myself

Monday, March 30, 2020

My reasons to quit:

Better cleanings at the dentist
Not taking time out to go outside
Saving money
Clothes smelling better
Best thing I can do for my health
Not having health care providers nag me
Avoiding extra tests after my physicals

5Ds:
DELAY until the urge passes, 3-5 minutes
DISTRACT yourself
DRINK water
DEEP breaths - close your eyes and take 10 slow, deep breaths
DISCUSS your feelings with someone close to you

HALTED:
Hungry
Angry
Lonely
Tired
Excited
Depressed
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  • NETSUE64
    5 days since your last cigarette. Keep going!
    163 days ago
  • NETSUE64
    I am so glad I made this list! I need it today.
    168 days ago
  • SUZIEEQ91
    Good for you. You can do it!!! I did. It's been almost 5 years since I had a cigarette.
    212 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    212 days ago
  • KLBAUSSIE
    I know how hard it is to give up smoking. I was successful two years ago, and haven't looked back. Hang in there, it DOES get easier. One thing that helped me was keeping my hands busy - mostly with cross stitch. That helped to take my mind off the cravings.

    I'll be thinking of you.

    Kayne

    PS. I used to live in Clarksville in NE Georgia. I love that part of the country.
    212 days ago
  • no profile photo IDAEVE
    Good for you in making the decision to quit smoking! You can do it! I did it in 1978 and very glad I did. It was very hard but there are many rewards. Here are a few. Saved money, could be more physically active ( even won a few games against my friend in tennis) ( yes, she never smoked) had more free time to do other things. Like improving my surroundings, house, yard etc. proud of myself for the accomplishment. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    212 days ago
  • OCEANLIVE
    Great!
    212 days ago
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