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ARRRGGHHHH!! have given up smoking!!

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
gave up smoking yesterday lunch time, has been 19 hours since my last fag!
i'm finding it stupidly hard having been a smoker for 16 years, anyone got any tips to take my mind off things?
thanks in advance!
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
have you tried the allan carr book helped me stop
#2
i gave up a while ago, didnt use any patches or stuff like that and never even wanted one since

just decided to stop, dont get me wrong i really used to enjoy a fag and do miss it but never been tempted

if your ready to give up you will
#3
louloublue
have you tried the allan carr book helped me stop

yeah tried that a few years ago but only managed to stay smoke free for a couple of days....... think i might dig the book out today and have a re read
#4
i've got a nicotine patch on at the mo and i'm still desperate for a fag (and stupidly grouchy)
#5
missp27
i've got a nicotine patch on at the mo and i'm still desperate for a fag (and stupidly grouchy)


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/415682/ive-given-up-smoking

havent had a fag since xx

good luck, nitcotine patches didnt work for me im allergic lol

try saving the money you normally would spend on ciggies in a jar and at the end of the week, buy yourself something nice xxx
#6
No advice sorry but just wanted to say good luck, keep it up. The longer you go the easier it will get. x x
#7
raw carrots. chew on em
#8
hi i tryed just normal chewing gum everytime u need a fag have a chewing gum i used patched and the inhalator whiched really helped keeping your self busy helps it takes ya mind off it hope this helps
#9
ilovepink
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/415682/ive-given-up-smoking

havent had a fag since xx

good luck, nitcotine patches didnt work for me im allergic lol

try saving the money you normally would spend on ciggies in a jar and at the end of the week, buy yourself something nice xxx

well done hun!
sounds like i smoke quite a bit more than you though, about 25 a day but i smoke roll ups which are quite cheap. i shall def try the money jar thing then hit the shops!
#10
missp27
well done hun!
sounds like i smoke quite a bit more than you though, about 25 a day but i smoke roll ups which are quite cheap. i shall def try the money jar thing then hit the shops!


yeah try it, it gives you an incentive, wow 25 a day thats a lot of money a week lol

how many packs of baccy do you use a week?
how much is it pack?

work out how much it costs you a week/month then find something you would really like for that amount then at the end of each week/month buy it, then when you think you really need a fag look at your new stuff and will yourself into thinking just a few more days and i can have something else lol

well it worked for my mate anyway
#11
I've often wondered why the government didn't make tobacoo companies lower the nicotine level in cigarettes a little each year. Slowly wean the addicts off their drugs.

But then you see the tax they get from them and you can see why they don't.
#12
Firstly WELL DONE and have some rep for giving up :thumbsup:

Secondly, if you need any help in staying "fag free", just SERIOUSLY think about cancer!
Unfortunately my dad smoked for YEARS n YEARS and then got cancer.
He had to give up straight away and did (overnight).
Unfortunately he lost everything ... his health, his home, his business and eventually his life :(
He lived in america (for 30 years), had a beautiful home, cars and had made a great business.
Unfortunately over there, you have to pay for medical cover and medicine etc and in the end, he couldn't afford even the tablets so he had to come "home" and he lived with me.
He was only with me 6 months but i saw him go through the most excruciating pain you could ever imagine in that time.
He was in a hospice and the people were great but could do nothing and unfortunately passed away.
At least he is free from that awful pain n suffering now.

Just think about that every time you get the urge to have a cigarette.
It's REALLY REALLY not worth it.

Good luck.
#13
You need all the encouragement you can get but most of all you really need to want to stop, if there are any doubts you will find some reason to go back on it. For all the reasons all ready given it has to be the thing to do ........ good luck!
#14
Almost forgot the encouraging part...

Whatever you do, do not eat in place of smoking. A lot of people that give up smoking for a while tend to pile on the pounds as they replace smoking with eating. If there's one thing worse than a smoker, it's a fat smoker.

Hope that helped.
#15
just want to say goodluck, i am a smoker of about 25 a day too i never seem to last longer than a few hours before i am ready to rip everyones head off and give in a have a fag wish i could muster up the courage and strenght to give up i just find it so hard.
#16
magough
Firstly WELL DONE and have some rep for giving up :thumbsup:

Secondly, if you need any help in staying "fag free", just SERIOUSLY think about cancer!
Unfortunately my dad smoked for YEARS n YEARS and then got cancer.
He had to give up straight away and did (overnight).
Unfortunately he lost everything ... his health, his home, his business and eventually his life :(
He lived in america (for 30 years), had a beautiful home, cars and had made a great business.
Unfortunately over there, you have to pay for medical cover and medicine etc and in the end, he couldn't afford even the tablets so he had to come "home" and he lived with me.
He was only with me 6 months but i saw him go through the most excruciating pain you could ever imagine in that time.
He was in a hospice and the people were great but could do nothing and unfortunately passed away.
At least he is free from that awful pain n suffering now.

Just think about that every time you get the urge to have a cigarette.
It's REALLY REALLY not worth it.

Good luck.


aw hun i'm really sorry to hear that. my dad has also had cancer but he was lucky enough to have it caught early. he's one of the reasons i'm giving up (the other being my children) he smoked a pipe until he was diagnosed and has since become extremely anti smoking
so far i'm doing well at not wanting to light one up, it's just the extreme jittery, grumpy feeling which i'm hating
#17
greyparrot
just want to say goodluck, i am a smoker of about 25 a day too i never seem to last longer than a few hours before i am ready to rip everyones head off and give in a have a fag wish i could muster up the courage and strenght to give up i just find it so hard.


yups, i have that exact same ripping ppls heads off feeling right now :x and i'm wearing a nicotine patchas well, lol. you should do it too, if i can so can you :thumbsup:

20 hours so far!..............
#18
davelfc
Almost forgot the encouraging part...

Whatever you do, do not eat in place of smoking. A lot of people that give up smoking for a while tend to pile on the pounds as they replace smoking with eating. If there's one thing worse than a smoker, it's a fat smoker.

Hope that helped.


hehe, don't think i have to worry about that, have actually been wanting to put on 1 or 2 pounds. i'm 5'6" and only weigh 8 stone and never seem to put on any weight!
#19
I gave up 3 weeks & 1 day ago :)

Got one of those nicorette fake cig things off ebay - the same as the nhs give you - I already had a load of capsules for it from last time gave up. They are better than the patches for me - I've hardly used it in the last week but I still carry it round with me in case :)

Good luck - it's worth it - I've saved around £100 already!

edit - this is from 2 weeks before I quit - when I was looking into the drugs you can take on the NHS - decided to do it without instead in the end.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/487867/quitting-smoking-aids
#20
Ive heard a playing on a ds will give you something to do with your hands & take your mind off smoking-may be worth a try?
#21
Buy a selection of fresh fruit every day and munch through it for the first two weeks or so, grapes are the best. You'll detox naturally and not put on weight.

Don't give in. :thumbsup:
#22
Abbielonglegs
Ive heard a playing on a ds will give you something to do with your hands & take your mind off smoking-may be worth a try?


i'm really addicted to playing guitar hero at the mo, i'll prob be playing that all day, then screaming like a maniac when i miss a note,,lol!
#23
know what your going through
took a nasty wobbley last week - got a wake up call
first time i honestly said - have to give up

i have cut down dramatically and i know i will kick it over time
as i said - the very first time i have thought it - only due to wobbly

good luck hon - dont wait till you end up like me - not worth it
#24
missp27
yups, i have that exact same ripping ppls heads off feeling right now :x and i'm wearing a nicotine patchas well, lol. you should do it too, if i can so can you :thumbsup:

20 hours so far!..............


i know i should my partners dad died of lung cancer 3 years ago and my partner wants me too give up but he doesnt understand how hard it is as he has never smoked.i should do if not for my self but for my 5 year old daughter i spend about £35 a week on cigarettes i could have a holiday out of that lol saved up over a year i dread to think how much that actually is.:?
#25
holly100
know what your going through
took a nasty wobbley last week - got a wake up call
first time i honestly said - have to give up

i have cut down dramatically and i know i will kick it over time
as i said - the very first time i have thought it - only due to wobbly

good luck hon - dont wait till you end up like me - not worth it


i know hun its horrible isnt it i have have a bad chest for the best part of 12 months now and keep getting like a shortness of breath like my heart skips a beat if you know what i mean. goodluck on giving up.
#26
i think all us smokers should keep this thread going and try and help each other out by coming back to the thread on a daily basis and expressing how good we are doing/ our ripping peoples head of feelings lol.
#27
greyparrot
i think all us smokers should keep this thread going and try and help each other out by coming back to the thread on a daily basis and expressing how good we are doing/ our ripping peoples head of feelings lol.


good idea :thumbsup:
well at the mo i'm feelin dizzy and out of breath it's an absolutely horrible feeling :/
yeah i'd been having that horrible thumping feeling in my chest lately too, tis not nice.
i ran out of tobaccoo yesterday, went to the shop to buy some more and didn't, just turned round and walked out!
#28
missp27
good idea :thumbsup:
well at the mo i'm feelin dizzy and out of breath it's an absolutely horrible feeling :/
yeah i'd been having that horrible thumping feeling in my chest lately too, tis not nice.
i ran out of tobaccoo yesterday, went to the shop to buy some more and didn't, just turned round and walked out!


good on you keep the hard work up. now after reading this thread i think when my fags have run out i wont go and buy anymore its just nice to have support outside of your family.
#29
greyparrot
i think all us smokers should keep this thread going and try and help each other out by coming back to the thread on a daily basis and expressing how good we are doing/ our ripping peoples head of feelings lol.


not a bad idea gp

tip for you

you are spending £35 - start rolling your own - cheaper - you dont smoke as much- it will cost max £15 weekly (if you dont get tax free:whistling:) so you should save at least £20 - which you put in an isa - tax free again -

i did this few years ago - 6 months saved £2500 - no kidding -

i am now going to have to pay out another £14 + for tablets have to take
#30
holly100
not a bad idea gp

tip for you

you are spending £35 - start rolling your own - cheaper - you dont smoke as much- it will cost max £15 weekly (if you dont get tax free:whistling:) so you should save at least £20 - which you put in an isa - tax free again -

i did this few years ago - 6 months saved £2500 - no kidding -

i am now going to have to pay out another £14 + for tablets have to take


till yesterday i smoked roll ups and it cost me about £14 a week they are a ton cheaper (but they also make buying nicotine patches seem expensive!)
#31
Maybe something to be said for 'weaning 'off ciggies - cut down gradually, milder fags rather than just stop !

I think it depends on the individual how you do it - that's how I did it but I gotta admit I still have the odd roll up

which I don't think it's the best way but overall I save a load o' money and feel better !

I'm at the point where I just forget about it now especially when I'm busy but I think you gotta remember if you

do stop and then av a fag forgive yourself and try again !
#32
holly100
not a bad idea gp

tip for you

you are spending £35 - start rolling your own - cheaper - you dont smoke as much- it will cost max £15 weekly (if you dont get tax free:whistling:) so you should save at least £20 - which you put in an isa - tax free again -

i did this few years ago - 6 months saved £2500 - no kidding -

i am now going to have to pay out another £14 + for tablets have to take


my gosh thats alot, i always find i smoke less while smoking roll ups i think thats a mixture between them being stronger and me not being bothered to make one lol.
#33
What about getting some stuff from the doctor, anyone had any luck with tabs etc??
[url]www.smokefreenhs.uk[/url]
#34
missp27
till yesterday i smoked roll ups and it cost me about £14 a week they are a ton cheaper (but they also make buying nicotine patches seem expensive!)


get free patches from doctor!!

cant use them myself

dont advise taking tablets - chamonix - most people have terrible terrible side effects -sister!!

i havent got the will power to stop completely so just have cut down - only smoking a quarter of what i was

after last week hon i would say to anyone to cut down and give up

i am sitting here today - kids back at school - o/h at work - and i am terrified of having another attack like last week

i am not overweight - just a smoker - but i know it has contributed greatly to it

so really wish you luck - you decided to do it -
get onto doctors to get free patches:thumbsup:
#35
holly100
get free patches from doctor!!

cant use them myself

dont advise taking tablets - chamonix - most people have terrible terrible side effects -sister!!

i havent got the will power to stop completely so just have cut down - only smoking a quarter of what i was

after last week hon i would say to anyone to cut down and give up

i am sitting here today - kids back at school - o/h at work - and i am terrified of having another attack like last week

i am not overweight - just a smoker - but i know it has contributed greatly to it

so really wish you luck - you decided to do it -
get onto doctors to get free patches:thumbsup:


if you dont mind me asking holly100 what attack did you have?
banned#36
He first few days ar the hardest, I stopped march this year, munch on crisps or chewy sweets and not think about it ( I'd been smoking almost 8yrs I think )
#37
I stopped on the 11th january after 15 years, I just stopped and decided enough was enough, it was pretty hard at first but just stay away from smokers for a couple of weeks, I even had cigs in my mouth ready to be lit on a few occasions but just kept thinking of all the hard work id have wasted if i smoked one, now I really cant picture myself lighting one up again.

After a couple of weeks you start to be able to smell the breath and clothes of smokers and it knocks you sick, enough to put you off for the rest of your life !

Oh yeah, i kept eating werthers originals as well, (the sugar free ones)
#38
iNSOMANiAC
I stopped on the 11th january after 15 years, I just stopped and decided enough was enough, it was pretty hard at first but just stay away from smokers for a couple of weeks, I even had cigs in my mouth ready to be lit on a few occasions but just kept thinking of all the hard work id have wasted if i smoked one, now I really cant picture myself lighting one up again.

After a couple of weeks you start to be able to smell the breath and clothes of smokers and it knocks you sick, enough to put you off for the rest of your life !

Oh yeah, i kept eating werthers originals as well, (the sugar free ones)


did you put weight on. you see that worrys me as i am only 5ft 3ins and i am a size 14 so i would hate to get bigger.
#39
greyparrot
i know i should my partners dad died of lung cancer 3 years ago and my partner wants me too give up but he doesnt understand how hard it is as he has never smoked.i should do if not for my self but for my 5 year old daughter i spend about £35 a week on cigarettes i could have a holiday out of that lol saved up over a year i dread to think how much that actually is.:?


£35 x 52 weeks (1 year) = £1820.
That's a nice holiday!!! (To reward yourself for doing so well and giving up) :)

My gf smoked when i met her and it was HORRIBLE!!
She gave up pretty soon after we got together thank god.
I don't think i could kiss a smoker now!

missp27
aw hun i'm really sorry to hear that. my dad has also had cancer but he was lucky enough to have it caught early. he's one of the reasons i'm giving up (the other being my children) he smoked a pipe until he was diagnosed and has since become extremely anti smoking
so far i'm doing well at not wanting to light one up, it's just the extreme jittery, grumpy feeling which i'm hating

Thank god they caught your dad's in time.
I wouldn't want ANYONE to go through what i did with my dad.
It got so bad that he physically attacked me for not taking him to the chemist so he could buy loads of paracetamol to kill himself as he was in so much pain and so down!!
I would say just think of your kids!!!
You need to give it up for YOU but also for THEM.

missp27
good idea :thumbsup:
well at the mo i'm feelin dizzy and out of breath it's an absolutely horrible feeling :/
yeah i'd been having that horrible thumping feeling in my chest lately too, tis not nice.
i ran out of tobaccoo yesterday, went to the shop to buy some more and didn't, just turned round and walked out!

SEE, you CAN do it.
That FANTASTIC that you turned round and walked out.
You must have the will[power if you can do that :) :thumbsup:
Keep it up hun.
#40
tbh, ive put on 3 stone, suddenly got rather fat, but i put that down to turning 30 as well, im half heartedly attempting to diet now to lose it, i went through a phase of spending the money i spent on cigs on cack like pork scratchings/rolo doughnuts/crisps. They reckon you lose the weight again after 2 years, I hope so !

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