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Hints and Tips for breaking free from smoking.
..My Story...

I had been smoking heavily since first taking up the habit at 14 years, back then it was not advertised nor considered a health risk, like drinking, a lot of young people took it up as it was acceptable.

Now 40 years later after my elderly Mother had died from throat cancer caused by smoking, I didn't stop straight away after she had died, it was actually 6 years later after dozens of attempts.

Like a lot of countries, we here in NZ are offered GOVT sponsored nicotine replacement therapy to assist in quit smoking goals..many times I had taken up the offer of the heavily subsidised nicotine replacement patches and lozenges, for the most part they were successful, but it had to start with a change within! for which there was still a part of me that still wanted to smoke.

Finally 2 years ago I had decided there was so many negative reasons to keep on smoking, apart from financial, there was also being a heavy smoker, I was always broke, bludging when I had ran out, coughing fits..it was all getting to much.

After making the decision I no longer wanted to smoke, I set a date to start my non-smoking journey..10th of November 2011, at 11am, now nearing 2 years.19/09/13, I have not looked back, and will never go back to smoking again.

How, after many attempts to quit did I finally break free..this is how I did it:

***Set your date to quit

***Make your car and homes etc smoke free.

***Change your attitude towards smoking, you are no longer a smoker

***Use the replacement therapy as directed, but as a temporary measure in helping to quit.
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Not easy

Posted 20th September 2013 at 07:24 PM by Mikaedi88 (Smoking and Quitting)

There are some who put everyone in the same boat when it come to smoking.
Allan Carr, has made a fortune from his clinic and books, great, though his information does not take into account the differences in each individual smoker.

For instance, in his clinics and book, he would deny the positive effect in using nicotine replacement therapy as an aid to quit..this is so wrong, his claims are truly ridiculous as far as I'm concerned.
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