If you quit for 5 yrs. before, you most certainly can do it again. You were right to quit cold turkey before... it's the best way to start "not smoking" that I know of. Now that you're smoking again you may feel as if you failed again. I had tried to quit and was successful going 'cold turkey' for 3-4 weeks prior to some surgeries, wanting to make it a forever thing. Well, that didn't happen. I had tried hypnosis, the patch, putting the butts in a jar with a little water and opening the jar to smell them. This was suggested in a book.. It was gross & didn't work. Many years later I got so sick (bronchitis &sinisitis) I couldn't smoke. I quit! I felt so sick something finally clicked in my head,,,why are you doing this to yourself? I have been smoke free for almost 2 yrs, a cigarette, maybe one or three a week! Yes, I call that 'quitting' and have to, otherwise I will consider myself failing again. I can't think that way anymore and don't you either!! In fact I never thought I'd be able to quit this way, my thinking "It''s all or nothing". I have shocked myself and am proud of this accomplishment and my family doc is too! NEVER QUIT QUITTING!! You can do this!You will be proud of yourself as well as your doc and your friends & family. If you blew your start date of Dec. 4th, not to worry, just never quit quitting ! Better life, better health, better relationships with non-smoking friends, better you! Katie D.View Thread
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