Thank you for your honesty. It is indeed by telling our stories that we continue to change and heal. I have to be honest and say that whenever i meet people who are on the gum or on the lozanges and who tell me that they have quit smoking, i do see them as "cheaters". All i see is tht they replaced one form of intake with another. Almost as if an alcoholic told me that he quit drinking --beer-- by drinking wine.
One of my friends was with me for Christmas, i knew she has been addicted to the lozanges for TEN years!!!!! and at one point, she took two sheets of those lozanges, punched them out of that sheet, like you would punch out some pills, and put them in her pocket! I could not believe what i was seeing. I tried to bring that topic up later in the evening and she mentioned she was doing so much better, and had not had "one" in an hour and a half!!!!........
I felt so bad for her. I wish i could do something to help her. SHe has countless medical problems, blood pressure, low immune system, unexplainable rashes on her body, eosophageal narrowing and on and on ............
I am glad Katie that you are off that stuff, so glad.
Thanks again for sharing.
I am a puff away from a pack a day!!
PAY IT FORWARD, IT'S FREE!
~ ETQ ~ Smoke/Nicotine free since November 29, 2009