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    My first day cigarette free
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    Kristen7972 posted:
    I am a 40 year old single mother with juvenile diabetes. I have been smoking since I was 15. I quit yesterday at 3:50pm. I am using electronic cigarettes and nicotine gum to help with the withdrawal and cravings. I smoked about 15 cigarettes a day. It is so hard. I am taking it one hour at a time. I need to quit for obvious health reasons. I also want to be a better role model for my daughter. It really is a struggle, though. I miss that feeling of release that smoking a cigarette brings. Wish me luck!
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    ironmike61 responded:
    Let me know how it goes................and great luck!! I have the gum and should probably try the electronic cigarette like you are. Seems that everyone has different ways that can help them so whatever works is the best choice.
     
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    Kristen7972 replied to ironmike61's response:
    Good to hear from you! I have had a few slip ups- but I haven't started smoking again or bought any cigarettes. It's been five weeks and it is still extremely difficult to be around anyone who smokes- as some of my friends do. I am no longer using ecigs- just the gum. Dollar General has a Rexall generic brand that is just as good as Nicorette for $7 for a box of 20. It does get easier- a bit. I just take it one day at a time and keep cigarettes out of my house! Great luck to you, too. How nice to hear from somebody! Thank you!


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