We talk often about the power of a support forum when quitting tobacco. I’m here to once again tell you that not only does this work, but it’s quite possibly the most important aspect of a successful quit. You can read all the info you want about quitting, but unless you’re able to actually to talk with someone who understands what it is to go through withdrawal, go off for no reason, feel like you’re in a fog for days, etc. that info is never going to hit home.
I see TONS of resources out there on the web and in the media that say stuff like “quit smoking in 3 days guaranteed” or “never touch nicotine again with our system”. These “systems” are complete and utter garbage. 99.9% of the time they are selling a PRODUCT. Not only that, but I’m guessing that the folks selling these products were never USERS.
Talking to a doctor is a good step to take when quitting, but unless your doctor was a user, he’s really not going to be able to tell you what it’s like to quit… cause he’s never been through it. It would be similar to someone asking me what it’s like to be in combat during wartime. I could GUESS what it’s like, but I’ve never been there so I can’t tell you for sure (incidentally I’d like to thank all the men and women out there who serve this great country). But if someone asks me what it’s like to quit I can tell them… I have PERSONAL experience. I’m not saying that I can tell you about every single thing you come across in your quit, but I CAN tell you what happened to me. And if I personally can’t help you, the forums have THOUSANDS of other QUITTERS who have experiences you can pull from.
Reach out… let us help you!