Our expert says:
Don't stop cold turkey while smoking 10 per day but try to go down to 5 or less per day before you stop. It is difficult to stop while your nicotine levels are high. Then give yourself a week - during that week, avoid stimulants like caffeiene (coke, tea and coffee) and chocolate, drink at least 8 glasses of water per day en eat at least 3 fruits (or drink fruitjuices)per day. You can drink rooibos tea and any caffeine free drinks.Chew chewingum to keep your mouth busy. You can expect to get flu-like symptoms or even an upset tummy and you may feel very grumpy. It takes a week to 10 days to get nicotine out of your system, so try to hang in there one day at a time.
I'll count the days off with you - so let me know on a daily basis how it is going!
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