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    Help,

    I have wanted to stop smoking this year and been give patches and tablets from the docs every few months, i don't no if its my mind set or what, but i have not managed so far, so my new years resolution is to stop smoking from the morning of the first, so i wanted to be prepared early and i went to the docs who refused me patches says i have to go to stop smoking sensation group? i thought great they last 2 hours and when there on in my area i work so can't go,

    So instead of going back the my horrid docs surgery i thought i would by them,

    Far to expensive and was looking to free patches, went on to nhs but they only have started pacs,

    I can't go cold turkey, Anyone no of a website i get em free on?

    Any help appreciated

    Thanks

    x

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    I'm also going to quit smoking and although I don't know any where to get patches for free, start with the free smoking kit: smokefree.nhs.uk/qui…it/

    It might be a matter of pestering the doc over and over again and he might finally give you a prescription drug becasue your addiction is so great? Are you on any kind of benefits? If you're on benefits you may get financial help as they are bloody expensive....

    yes before anyone whines, not as expensive as giving up smoking but if you've spoken to a smoker you'll know the cost\benefit analysis

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO WILL BE QUITTING!

    Banned

    So the patches are 'far too expensive'?

    You might as well keep on smoking then, because that's really cheap isn't it:whistling:

    'Cessation' group. What area are you in?

    FilthAndFurry;7334588

    So the patches are 'far too expensive'?You might as well keep on smoking … So the patches are 'far too expensive'?You might as well keep on smoking then, because that's really cheap isn't it:whistling:



    This is why I added the line :whistling:

    you can get patches and capsules for the fake cig tube thing that I used to give up - been 3 months now so early days still - on ebay a lot cheaper than in the shops.

    I got mine on perscription though via my docs? not sure why you have only been offered starter packs - we got boat loads of the patches and capsules for the price of the perscription & were not forced to goto any groups?

    I only noticed them on ebay when looking for a replacement tube thing as I lost mine.

    Giving up smoking is easy - you just have to really want to and then just tell yourself you are a non smoker

    Tintern1981;7334770

    Giving up smoking is easy - you just have to really want to and then just … Giving up smoking is easy - you just have to really want to and then just tell yourself you are a non smoker



    And if you flap your arms and tell yourself you're a bird you can fly too.

    Shengis;7334794

    And if you flap your arms and tell yourself you're a bird you can fly too.



    Wow! Have you done that?

    Anyways, OP the point I was trying to make was that there is no point in trying to give up smoking unless you REALLY want to, you can't do it half heartedly. Plus 'society' does make it easier to give up now, as you have to make an effort to go outside for a fag when ever you are at work or out with friends etc.

    And I was also speaking from experience.

    Tintern1981;7334803

    Wow! Have you done that?



    Nope. Must be as easy as giving up smoking though I would have thought. Mind over matter and all that :lol:

    I thought I'd never stop but a few friends of mine tried Champix. I was doubtful at first but thought I'd give it a go. As my Doctor isn't very approacable (and he thinks giving out drugs that help you stop smoking comes out of his own pocket) I went to Boots and received an excellent service.

    They put me on a 12 week course and the drugs cost £7.20 every 2 weeks. Far cheaper than smoking or using patches. They work, don't ask me how but they do, it's like a switch in your mind is turned off and you no longer want to smoke and you don't have the normal cravings of giving up smoking. Also, the day you stop you no longer take in any substances like nicotene as they don't contain nicotine.

    My last prescription was on Xmas Eve so I've almost completed the course. I have no intention of smoking again and have never felt like having a fag since I quit on 24 October. I had no side effects but some people do, so make sure you read the instructions if you decide to take them.

    Having researched stopping smoking for a while before deciding to quit, it is my experience that you are very unlikely to get any stop smoking aids for free (unless you get free prescriptions etc) and the only thing you are likely to get for free is advice. Remember there is a lot of different drugs out there but I was prescribed Champix and that's the one i'd go for.

    :santa: GOOD LUCK to one and all who quit smoking over the next few weeks :thumbsup:

    I forgot to say, I'd been smoking 20 odd fags a day for nearly 30 years.

    That's the drug I was thinking of but couldn't remember.

    So on the Champix trial the resutls were...

    How successful was it in clinical trials?In trials, 44% of the group … 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.



    champixinfo.co.uk/

    Very promising!

    throw all the patches, gums, pretend cigarettes in the bin and just stop, thats what I did, I was a heavy smoker for 15 years and one day I threw the lot in the bin and never touched one again. The fact is if you REALLY want to stop youll be determined and will stop, if you want to start chewing gums etc to ween yourself off then you dont really want it and will soon end up back on the cancer sticks.

    If all that fails you can try an e-cig another alternative replacement which has worked for many however you may adapt an addiction for the e-cig! Google for more info on a major forum

    I stopped 3 years ago after having a heart attack at 44.....................and if that is not an incentive try this.............http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/icemanonline/smokers-lung.jpg

    Having a heart attack totally ruins your life as well as changing your whole being. It hurts too..........like you would not believe ::w00t: Worst of all was the 2 operations after to make sure my heart doesn't clog up (Mostly caused by smoking) again and I can survive long enough to see my kids get married and have kids!! And lastly ........the endless pills I know take everyday of my life.

    Now, If that doesn't help you ..................then I don't know what will.


    Good Luck


    renagade27

    I quit almost 4 years ago (24th jan) was tough but helps having family and friends for support and a goal helps.

    Good luck and don't feel guilty if you do have one, sometimes it's easier to cut down first rather than the sudden stop.
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