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ex smokers. will the patch help?

my new year's resolution was to quit smoking.
I had a pack a day habit. It is not going well.
I have a big 1.0 launch due in february and I'm going crazy.
Will the patch help me to not constantly think about cigarettes all day long? I really don't want to balls up my work. thanks.
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January 7th, 2006
Try it.

Part of the addiction is to the ritual - fumble fag into face, flick lighter, drag, cough - so anything that helps you avoid this by reducing the physical craving for nicotine is a probable plus in the early phases of withdrawal.

In my case I found it helped to recognise that a state of permanent addiction existed and so instead of giving up completely cold turkey simply added further minutes, hours ... years between smokes as I tailed off.

BTW don't bludge. If you want a cigarette, go buy a pack.
Permalink trollop 
January 7th, 2006
Heh. forgot to mention I wound up with a little nicotine chewing-gum habit for a while.

But the gum did help break the smoking part of the addiction.
Permalink trollop 
January 7th, 2006
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