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Today is the day - I give up smoking !

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Decided enough is enough, I can barely breath in a morning and I'm only 29, I gave up cannabis on Christmas day after smoking it day and night for 15 years, trouble is I've gone from smoking 5 cigs a day to smoking 20. I've decided to just completely abstain as I've used the chewing gums before but I ended up back on the evil weed. I'm going to save the fiver a day I'm wasting killing myself and buy a bloody big TV !
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
fair play...stick with it tho.
#2
Good luck - it is the best thing you can do.
It will be very hard and you will have to be strong - all the best :thumbsup:
#3
If you go to the docs I think you can get free patches these days, my friend did last year when she gave up. Might help you.

Smoking is a nasty filthy habit!! (hides from the smelly peeps)

lol
#4
The day was the day 16 Weeks ago for me and with a litle Help from a tablet caled Champix, I'm still smoke free. Good luck and stick with it.
#5
Good for you, :thumbsup: I stopped 12 month ago after 15 yr and iv never looked back, my husband just stopped 2 month ago and he breaths, feels and smells 100% better already. I hated the control it had over me so i feel like i have my life back now. Good luck chick and well done. :friends:
#6
good luck
I have cut down to 10 today.
#7
good on u
i was a heavy smoker up until 5 years ago giving up was the best thing i ever did
i didnt use any patches or anything,i just threw the lot out,did it for my kids more than anything
my mate is a smoker and she smells like an ashtray
the 1st week is the hardest after that everyday gets easier
must admit though the craving has never fullly gone away for me....good luck
#8
Good luck hun, fingers crossed for ya x
#9
i gave up on my sons 2nd birthday, 29th of jan 08 will be a year soon ... 1st 3 months the hardest didnt bother with patches .. used the money i saved to take drivin lessons and passed 1st time on friday (started 3 months ago).. all smokein did for me was cost me alot of money made me smell and gave me chest infections where id end up in hosp ... so good for you i wish you all the best !!!!!... save the money and tell us all what you have brought in a year te he xx GOOD LUCK
#10
I gave up in 2003 without any help apart from the book by Allen Carr called Easy way to stop smoking. Take the time to read it properly and it really helped. I smoked up to 30 a day for over 20 years (started at school). The thing is you do get very very crabby for the first couple of days and I found the first month really bad but now I cant imagine ever lighting up a cigarette and often wonder why I ever did!!!!

I put the £5 a day into a share save account (not advisable at the moment! an ISA would be better) and three years later bought a new car!!

You have my best wishes and very good luck!!:thumbsup:
#11
Thanks all, yes I believe you can get the stop smoking by Allen Carr on the DS (thought it was Alan Carr at first !)

Ive tried the patches etc before but always ended up back on the smokes, I honestly think the only way Ill stop is by quitting the nicotine altogether.

Just bought 10 packets of midget gems to ease the pain
#12
Good luck
Kick those Cancer sticks into touch, some grumpy day's ahead , but boy is it worth it.
All the best:thumbsup:
#13
iNSOMANiAC
Thanks all, yes I believe you can get the stop smoking by Allen Carr on the DS (thought it was Alan Carr at first !)

Ive tried the patches etc before but always ended up back on the smokes, I honestly think the only way Ill stop is by quitting the nicotine altogether.

Just bought 10 packets of midget gems to ease the pain


yes i believe thats the best way too...good luck :thumbsup:
#14
Good luck! I quit last year using Champix but stupidy forgot to keep taking them. I'm going to do it again next month as I've almost finished Allan Carr's book and I'm hoping it works!!!
Midget Gem's are good!
#15
just reading about that Champix

How successful was it in clinical trials?
In trials, 44% of the group treated with Champix had stopped smoking after being treated for 12 weeks, as opposed to 11% of smokers taking the placebo. Over the same duration, it was also shown to be twice as effective as Zyban (bupropion), the other main anti-smoking drug treatment.


What I find most interesting is the 11% of people who gave up because they thought they were taking the drug, the ol' placebo effect goes to show you that a good percentange of it must be psychological
#16
Sweet. I stopped 7 days ago.

Just take it one day at a time.
suspended#17
good luck and hang in there! I am seeing the stop smoking nurse on thursday!
#18
I have a feeling this 2kg of midgets gems might be gone by the end of the day..........
#19
Good luck. Always happy to hear people saying no to death sticks.
I always remember these stats being pretty interesting:

[LIST]
[*]Within 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse returns to normal.
[*]Within 8 hours nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal and circulation improves.
[*]Within 24 hours carbon monoxide and nicotine are eliminated from the body.
[*]Within 48 hours the ability to taste and smell improves.
[*]Within 3 days your breathing becomes easier as your bronchial tubes begin to relax.
[*]Within a few weeks your fingers lose their yellow stains and your skin looks better.
[*]Within 1 month your appearance improves - skin loses its greyish pallor and becomes less wrinkled.
[*]Within 3-9 months coughing and wheezing declines.
[*]Within 1 year the risk of heart attack reduces by half compared to that of a smoker.
[*]Within 10 years the risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.
[*]Within 15 years your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker.[/LIST]
#20
^^^yes these should keep you motivated^^^
#21
I stopped 3 yrs ago, tried patches, gum, everything....I stopped by going cold turkey. First 72 hrs are the worst.
This website and forum helped me.

http://whyquit.com/
http://www.msnusers.com/FreedomFromTobaccoQuitSmokingNow/messageboard.msnw
#22
Thanks again,yes reading the facts (good and bad) certainly helps but just thinking to myself that its the ultimate mugs game, paying to slowly kill yourself is whats stopping me at the moment, and the midget gems. Just had a meal so now is about the time I would normally have a cig.....
#23
When I quit, I found the smell of smokers awful! That helped me and made me think how bad I must have smelt to others.
#24
theboss
The day was the day 16 Weeks ago for me and with a litle Help from a tablet caled Champix, I'm still smoke free. Good luck and stick with it.


I used Champix as well, fantastic, i have been given up 8 months now after 20 years of smoking 20 a day x good luck and you can do it.
#26
good luck x x
#27
good luck, I gave up on the 1st (again!) and sadly I've had 1 in 12 days but I'm not gonna let that put me off.

I'd been out all day after watching the villa vs baggies game and previously I'd have got through about 40 in an all day session so 1 in 12 days is defo an improvement.

It is a shame I slipped up though - people are just too nice, I asked at the bar if they had a ciggy machine & when she said no I just thought oh well never mind then eh but the bloke at the bar next to me gave me one of his.

the worst for me is the lack of sleep........I'm soooo tired.......
#28
Good luck dude!

Was 'forced' to give up last year when I was really ill after being a smoker for about 15 years, it's really tough, but a few weeks down the line, you will feel so much better. Also, you never stop craving, but it gets easier by the month!

PS: Start exercising know, because if you're like me, you'll eat more when you give up and the gut starts expanding! :thumbsup:
#29
worto03


the worst for me is the lack of sleep........I'm soooo tired.......


Well on the plus side, my sleeping cant get much worse than it is already lol :? I thought I might actually sleep better because Ive not got nicotine keeping me up ?
#30
loadsa luck!
#31
starsparkle2311
prepare yourself for bizarre, epic length dreams at first, but yeh your sleep will definitely improve,

Good Luck:thumbsup:



Thanks, Ive already been experiencing them since giving up the weed, waking up in cold sweats every 3 hours and remembering every detail of some very strange dreams :roll: nice to know theres more ahead !
#32
good luck x
#33
Sounds like your near the end of the "cold turkey".

I gave up over two years ago after doing 20'ish a day for 18 years and I am so glad I did.
I went cold turkey and only used Wine gums as a comfort and worked a treat. The second week was bad for me as I was on night shift. Struggled but made it through.

Just don't give up. You will feel better!
banned#34
if you are giving up smoking, give up caffeine at the same time, the withdrawals will not be noticable. you will slepp like a baby trust me, i have always been a bad sleeper, up half the night, even as a kid, gave up caffeine two years ago at same time as giving up cigs (although back on them now) and honest to god i turn the light off and im asleep within minutes where beofre i used to lie awake for hours, the tea and coffee doesnt taste any different, i drink ty-poo decaf and kenco coffee decaff, only problem is if i go out and they dont have decaff and i have normal im awake half the night if i drink it after midday, honestly give it a go
banned#35
also eat oranges, and plenty of orange juice if you can, i also took brewers yeast as it is suppose to repair the damage to nerve endings that smoking damages, good luck x
#36
I would definitely advice going to see a smoking cessation counsellor. Ask at your doctors. I stopped smoking last July after seeing one and started using the nicorette inhalators. They are brilliant because you still get the hand to mouth action. Gradually you just naturally don't bother using them. I was smoking for 15 years and now have gone 6 months without.
#37
might help ya , good luck :thumbsup:

http://whyquit.com/whyquit/BryanLeeCurtis.html
#38
good luck and well done on your achievements so far :thumbsup:
banned#39
Smoking is great, ive just lit one up right now!

May also have another one straight after.
#40
How fantastic. You've done so well, already. congratulations to you..

keep it up!! :)

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