You mentioned using Trident gum. I should pass on my secret weapon! I chew on cinnamon sticks! They taste great, no calories, feel like a cigarette, and you can even puff on it… sometimes the deep breath helps to calm the nerves.
Give it a shot if you like cinnamon.
P.S. Don’t buy them in the spice rack at the grocery store – way too expensive (almost as much as smokes!). I buy them in bulk at a produce retailer.
Hi Lisa, I know what it’s like to be a smoker and want to quit, It’s easier said then done. I’ve tried just about everything to quit, I just get so stressed out sometimes thats the first thing I go for. I have the eye disease and I know very well that smoking is only making things worst, But I am doing eveything in my power to quit. There’s such a stigma with smoking now, I Don’t blame people for being disgusted with it. I’m disappointed in myself every time I light up. It’s going to be difficult, but I’m sure not impossible right? I’ve had doctors tell me it’s very hard to quit under stressful conditions,if I listen to that I’ll be smoking until the day I die, which wouldn’t be long I’m sure since lung cancer is prominent in my family. I’m just not going to quit quitting, Right now I say thank God for Trident gum! Anyway good luck, don’t give up, Shannon.