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    Im Giving Up Smoking

    On the 1st of July ive decided to quit the dreadful habit, it is going to be so difficult after smoking for 20 years so any advice would be appreciated.

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    put by the money you have saved and watch it build up thats always a good incentive then put the money towards something nice .

    Good for you keep us up to date with how you are doing, you have the support of your friends at HUKD

    Change the tobacco for marajuana & you wont be bothered going the shop to buy more - problem solved !!!

    Original Poster

    Thats a really good idea Sonia it would soon add up as i spend around £5 a day on cigarettes :oops:

    Thank you kelly i will keep you updated, i have decided to do it sponsored to give me more of an incentive so i will know im helping others aswell as myself:thumbsup:

    Not quite sure that is the answer Chris:giggle: But thanks anyway:)

    You can get the patches for free if you join one of those giving up clubs. Your carbon monoxide levels are monitored though every week, so if you cheat, they wont give you anymore patches

    Original Poster

    Oh really? i didn't know that. Thank you very much i will look into that :thumbsup:

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    No real advice as i have done it about 3 times and gone back after 3 months, just wanted to wish you good luck xxxxxx

    can anyone give me an actual benefit of smoking?

    i always find it stupid when people smoke

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    muffin247

    can anyone give me an actual benefit of smoking?i always find it stupid … can anyone give me an actual benefit of smoking?i always find it stupid when people smoke


    A smoker is addicted to the nicotine, so theres the answer, i think a better question would have been why one starts

    moschino,

    I will join you on the 1st and try giving up smoking. Stupid habit i should never have picked up. costs me about £1000 a year and that money can easily be better spent.

    good luck

    I would just like to wish you the very best of luck!

    I have given up for 6 months on 1st July! I have not looked back since! :thumbsup:

    To keep myself going, I just think to myself....Its only a bit of smoke.

    It also STINKS!
    When you have quit for a while, you will soon smell it and you will think YUCK!

    Anyway, my words of wisdom :?

    Best of luck again!

    (You can get a quitters pack from Tesco. Has various coupons in there as well as a chart you can use to monitor your progress. HTH)

    When I was younger I got sent home from school because the boy next to me was smoking!!!











    Mind you I set him on fire!
    http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1319/25138bnter59l49af3.gif
    PS. best of luck & stick at it...

    Try and keep your fingers busy! - not in a rude way - unless you have to!

    Having idle hands was always what got to me when I gave up - it was never the actual need for a cigarette - more just wanting something for my hands to do!, and obviously it was worse whenever I had a drink on an evening out. So possibly a stress ball or something that you can keep in your pocket.

    Original Poster

    Thank you for all your words of encouragement:)

    Richy it would be great for you to do it too, we can support each other along the road to a smoke free life:thumbsup:

    WELL DONE Birdy :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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    moschino

    On the 1st of July ive decided to quit the dreadful habit, it is going to … On the 1st of July ive decided to quit the dreadful habit, it is going to be so difficult after smoking for 20 years so any advice would be appreciated.



    I gave up mid January. No replacements etc.

    Why?

    Woke up after drinking far too much, didn't fancy a cigarette that day, then thought don't have one the next day and so it went on. All I had to do is think about how rough I felt that morning and havent had one since. Never even had a craving.

    Now, shame I didn't associate it with the actual drink that caused the hangover. Oh well, got to have some vices.

    My advise then, get really pis**ed.:giggle:

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    Prissymiss

    I gave up mid January. No replacements etc.Why?Woke up after drinking far … I gave up mid January. No replacements etc.Why?Woke up after drinking far too much, didn't fancy a cigarette that day, then thought don't have one the next day and so it went on. All I had to do is think about how rough I felt that morning and havent had one since. Never even had a craving.Now, shame I didn't associate it with the actual drink that caused the hangover. Oh well, got to have some vices.My advise then, get really pis**ed.:giggle:


    :giggle: Thats not a bad bit of advice Prissy and its my birthday tomorrow so may start earlier than planned:whistling:
    Well Done on giving up:thumbsup:

    Congratulations for planning the first step. Good luck with following it through. I'm sure everyone here will be behind you.

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    moschino

    :giggle: Thats not a bad bit of advice Prissy and its my birthday … :giggle: Thats not a bad bit of advice Prissy and its my birthday tomorrow so may start earlier than planned:whistling: Well Done on giving up:thumbsup:



    Happy Birthday for tomorrow and good luck giving up x

    good luck!! i wish my husband would!

    Good luck to all those giving up and a big well done to all those that have!!

    ChrisUK

    You can get the patches for free if you join one of those giving up … You can get the patches for free if you join one of those giving up clubs. Your carbon monoxide levels are monitored though every week, so if you cheat, they wont give you anymore patches




    This how I gave up - 4 months on the 1st July.

    They give you loads of helpful advise and you try all the different NRT and choose the two you prefer.

    The best of luck to you - its well worth it :thumbsup:

    Good Luck and when you need some morale support just pop on here, we are all here for you :thumbsup:

    Never smoked but my Mum does and she should quit but finds it hard too after several attemps,but she says if shes busy doing something like shopping and knows she can't smoke like we in a shopping centre then shes not bothered. I find that hard to understand but thats easy for me to say cos I'm not the 1 addicted.
    Good luck to anyone quitting and think of the money you will save,most spend around £35 a week smoking,thats around £1,820 you save and you know how they stick the price up each yr on them.

    moschino

    On the 1st of July ive decided to quit the dreadful habit, it is going to … On the 1st of July ive decided to quit the dreadful habit, it is going to be so difficult after smoking for 20 years so any advice would be appreciated.



    I wish you well, I am sure the ban will help many people give up smoking. I don't smoke myself so I can't really begin to understand how hard it is for people to quit. Although I have been told that with less opportunity to smoke people will find it easier to quit especially social smokers.

    Good luck anyway.

    It is hard to quit. It took me about 3 attempts!:? Don't let that put you off tho :thumbsup:
    I had been smoking for 12 years...ever since I started secondary school at the age of 12! :shock:

    birdyboyuk

    I had been smoking for 12 years...ever since I started secondary school … I had been smoking for 12 years...ever since I started secondary school at the age of 12! :shock:



    Well done birdy :thumbsup: , 12 though!! :w00t:

    birdyboyuk

    I had been smoking for 12 years...ever since I started secondary school … I had been smoking for 12 years...ever since I started secondary school at the age of 12! :shock:



    Blimey!!!!!

    [CENTER]http://dl.glitter-graphics.net/pub/232/232401dufihx1weu.gif[/CENTER]:thumbsup:

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    I used to pop in and visit a neighbour to see if she was ok after work every day before she moved to Cornwall. She was in her 90's, smoked 80 a day, and started when she was 9. :w00t:

    Prissymiss

    I used to pop in and visit a neighbour to see if she was ok after work … I used to pop in and visit a neighbour to see if she was ok after work every day before she moved to Cornwall. She was in her 90's, smoked 80 a day, and started when she was 9. :w00t:



    Wow 80 a day!, £20 a day!, I guess she had to waste the pension money somehow but thats a lot!!!

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    Iom-RF

    Wow 80 a day!, £20 a day!, I guess she had to waste the pension money … Wow 80 a day!, £20 a day!, I guess she had to waste the pension money somehow but thats a lot!!!



    If she could have gone clubbing she would. Unfortunately clubbing with a zimmer frame was not a good look. So smoking and the odd brandy gave her her kicks (that and moaning to the BBC etc on the phone every night about the crap they show).:giggle:

    Luckily for her, she wasn't short of money.

    She was just like the gran character that Catherine Tate does.

    Prissymiss

    She was just like the gran character that Catherine Tate does.



    Sounds a right character!

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    Iom-RF

    Sounds a right character!



    I doubt I will ever reach that age, but if I do I hope I have enough brain cells left to be a eccentric old cow just like her:-D

    Prissymiss

    I doubt I will ever reach that age, but if I do I hope I have enough … I doubt I will ever reach that age, but if I do I hope I have enough brain cells left to be a eccentric old cow just like her:-D



    :lol: As long as your still posting on HUKD! :thumbsup:

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    Iom-RF

    :lol: As long as your still posting on HUKD! :thumbsup:



    Maybe I could **** a few more people off then. It's not like I bite my tongue now;-)

    I stopped last June after smoking for about 10 years, had tried the patches before but thought they were a bit rubbish and they didn't actually stop the need to do something when you felt like a cigarette...my answer was mint nicotinell, just make sure you are chewing one before your usual smoking times (like on the way to work) and when you feel the urge, get a chewing gum out the pack and the act of actually doing something helps. Just remember taht nicotine is more addictive than heroin so willpower helps too!

    Original Poster

    I'm now on day 2 with no ciggies and i'm really struggling. Feel so tempted to pop across to the local shop for a packet. When does it start to get easier?
    :-(

    Don't do it hun.

    Just stick with it and it will get easier each day. Just deal with it in short time spans, i.e you will not smoke before 2pm and then 3pm and so on.

    moschino me an hubby are giving up as well 14 days ago we started on zyban it does not contain nicotine you take 1 tablet for 6 days then on the 7th day you take 2 tablets you can still smoke but you must stop smoking by day 14 in order for this to work,it works by blocking the receptors in your brain that give you the urge to want to smoke i thought it would not work by day 7 i was smoking and thinking i dont really want this cigarette and im still going nothing is ever easy when giving up my mum gave up for 3 years and went back to it we will keep each other company on this one good luck to you and everyone who is trying i know it is not easy :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    moschino

    I'm now on day 2 with no ciggies and i'm really struggling. Feel so … I'm now on day 2 with no ciggies and i'm really struggling. Feel so tempted to pop across to the local shop for a packet. When does it start to get easier?:-(

    Do you have a chart to monitor your progress? Are you doing this on your own in with someone else? If doing it the same time as others, you could compete with eachother, see who can go the longest and before you know it, a few weeks have passed, then a few months! :w00t:

    You can do this! :thumbsup:
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