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REALLY pleased with myself gave up smoking last week ( using patches) have done 7 days now but today i feel a little on edge I WIIL NOT SMOKE though. I am now a quitter Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
REALLY pleased with myself gave up smoking last week ( using patches) have done 7 days now but today i feel a little on edge I WIIL NOT SMOKE though. I am now a quitter
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Hang in there,maybe find something to do,to try take your mind off it... .. maybe easy for me to say,I've never been addicted to anything.Think of the money you keep saving too.
#2
yeh keep doing things, read a book go for a run. you will stop thinking about it after a while but you will always want one lol
well done to you and good luck
#3
Oh good on yh hun, that's brilliant:thumbsup: Be strong, don't give up! How long u been smoking? I gave up 6 years ago when I found out I was pregnant and I still get the craving for one every now and again but it's the best thing I did - stick with it;-)
#4
Keep going .... Stay Strong.... Ditch those chemicals and that nasty nicotine

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#5
good on you - stick with it - :thumbsup:

try saving the money you would have spent on fags - separately - you will be happy
#6
It only gets easier!! hang in there and just think how well you have done (and how much better you feel)
#7
Well done - the first few days are the worst and you're over that now.
#8
great stuff! well done!:-D
#9
hannah19790
Oh good on yh hun, that's brilliant:thumbsup: Be strong, don't give up! How long u been smoking? I gave up 6 years ago when I found out I was pregnant and I still get the craving for one every now and again but it's the best thing I did - stick with it;-)


I was smoking for far too many years did stop a few times but this time is going to be the last time think I might go for a little walk
#10
iv been off them for 2 months.

it does get easier dont go back keep busy

and well done .
#11
mojo.121
I was smoking for far too many years did stop a few times but this time is going to be the last time think I might go for a little walk


the sedge
iv been off them for 2 months.

it does get easier dont go back keep busy

and well done .


Well done both of you! :)
#12
I gave up in January, no patches or anything, it wasnt easy but also not as hard as I thought, if you REALLY want to give up you will do, patches etc are only prolonging the torture, until you stop the patches you havent really given up anything in my opinion, just stop the patches and fight the craving for a couple of weeks !

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/316252/today-is-the-day-i-give-up-smoking/showthread.php?t=316252&page=5
#13
It does get easier over time, but I've found that after a few months, at the times you still feel like one, you're more likely to have one, because at that point it feels like you really have stopped, i.e. you think you'll be safe having just one, because it won't do any harm. If you can avoid that pitfall you should be fine
#14
civms47
It does get easier over time, but I've found that after a few months, at the times you still feel like one, you're more likely to have one, because at that point it feels like you really have stopped, i.e. you think you'll be safe having just one, because it won't do any harm. If you can avoid that pitfall you should be fine


yeah your right nearly came close twice now but manage to get a grip, was at the pub thats the worst time.
#15
iNSOMANiAC
I gave up in January, no patches or anything, it wasnt easy but also not as hard as I thought, if you REALLY want to give up you will do, patches etc are only prolonging the torture, until you stop the patches you havent really given up anything in my opinion, just stop the patches and fight the craving for a couple of weeks !

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/316252/today-is-the-day-i-give-up-smoking/showthread.php?t=316252&page=5


have you still given up?
#16
well done all those who have quit/are quiting :)
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A good bit of info to keep you going:

20 minutes after giving up

Your blood pressure and your pulse rate return to normal. What this means
Raised blood pressure and high pulse rate both put strain on your heart, increasing your risk of a heart attack. The minute you stop your risk is reduced.

8 hours after giving up
The carbon monoxide levels in your blood are halved.
What this means
Carbon monoxide from smoking can also produce distortions of time perception, psychomotor and visual impairment and negative effects on cognitive skill. Reducing the level of carbon monoxide in your blood will reduce these problems. Carbon monoxide reduces the uptake of oxygen from the lungs - the higher the levels of carbon monoxide, the lower the levels of oxygen.3 Oxygen is vital for the functioning of all energy systems in the body; so as soon as you cut carbon monoxide levels, you will experience enhanced energy levels.

24 hours after giving up
Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body.
What this means
Look forward to better sports performance, with stronger endurance, lower levels of fatigue, improved recovery after exercise and a lower heart rate for each level of exercise.

48 hours after giving up
Nicotine is eliminated from the body.
What this means
As well as being highly addictive4, nicotine has a number of unpleasant side-effects on the body. It can act as an emetic (cause vomiting) and it can produce stomach upsets. It raises blood pressure, and increases the likelihood of hypothermia and seizures. Get rid of the nicotine and you will get rid of these symptoms.

2-21 weeks after giving up
Circulation improves.
What does this mean
Bad circulation causes numerous problems, ranging from persistently cold feet, slow skin healing, Raynaud's disease and 5 peripheral vascular disease (PVT) which can even lead to limb amputation. Giving up smoking will reduce your risk of most circulation problems.

After 1 year
Your risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
What this means
Each year, tobacco smoking accounts for around 26,000 deaths from coronary heart disease in the UK - approximately 17 percent of all heart disease deaths. The UK has one of the highest heart disease deaths in the world.6 Luckily, giving up will quickly start to reduce your risk.

After 10 years
Your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker
What this means
In 1999, 22 percent of all cancer deaths were due to lung cancer, making it the most common form of cancer death. Over 80 percent of all lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking.7 Giving up is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk.

After 15 years
Your risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked.
What this means
A better chance of a long, healthy life!
#18
Good info, Titchimp:thumbsup:

Hang in there mojo; you are not a quitter.

Another week and you'll be OK. Re post ^^^, I used patches to help me to give up but I cut them down to smaller sizes and tailed it off from day 5 , over 3 weeks. Before that, every time I tried to give up ( except when pregnant, I didn't smoke at all then) I was a total wreck within a day and I didn't even smoke that much. Mind you, I did smoke for more than 35 years!!:oops:

Keep going to triumph and VICTORY:thumbsup:
#19
thanks guys for replies been a crappy day today but i just keep going out for a walk around the block to keep my mind of them. Felt worst today than the first day. But I WILL keep it up.
And good luck and well done to those of you that have stopped or are stopping
#20
the sedge
have you still given up?


I certainly have, not touched one since, Ive been tempted but I keep telling myself what a waste it will all have been if i get addicted again, and the smell of smokers knocks me sick and puts me right off these days
#21
iNSOMANiAC
I certainly have, not touched one since, Ive been tempted but I keep telling myself what a waste it will all have been if i get addicted again, and the smell of smokers knocks me sick and puts me right off these days


well done. :thumbsup: best decision ive made and i aint going back neither.
#22
Well done and keep at it, i gave up November 2007 best thing i done for years and will not look back..

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