In Conclusion – Thank You Pregnets

As my blogging for the Pregnets web site comes to a close, my journey to quit smoking continues.

I am grateful to Pregnets for allowing me to blog for them. In doing so, I have been reminded of my strong periods and of my tactics in quitting, which I will continue to keep in mind along my journey.

A summary of my tactics follows below, in no particular order of effectiveness. They are geared towards my own experiences but can be applied to your own journey.

  • Chew gum:
    • Whether it is nicotine gum (use as directed – chew, chew, park) or regular sugar free – I enjoy Bubblemint gum, as it reminds me of the nicotine mint-flavoured variety;
    • Keeping busy with chewing can also help with anxiety.
  • Change your routine and distract yourself:
    • Take a different bus or driving route/use a different bus stop if possible;
    • Choose different activities for that morning cigarette (read, watch the news/weather);
    • Eat a healthy meal or snack in the morning or with your coffee;
    • Increase the wait time for your morning cigarette every day – even by a couple minutes helps!
  • Find the NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapies) that’s right for you and talk to your doctor for approval:
    • As mentioned above, nicotine gum;
    • Nicotine patch;
    • E-Cigarette (with/without juice containing nicotine, refillable or disposable);
    • Nicotine lozenges;
    • Nicotine mist/puffer;
  • Find a quitting buddy/support person or subscribe to Pregnets and know you’re not alone!

Have I missed anything? Are there tactics that have or haven’t worked for you?

Feel free to add me on Facebook for additional support or to just connect as friends: https://www.facebook.com/deb.debs.568

Thank you again Pregnets, it’s been a pleasure!

One thought on “In Conclusion – Thank You Pregnets

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    tо the blogosphere. Brief buսt very accurate information…
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