New to group

Hello everyone,

I've been trying to get on here for a week now - though it's just as well that I didn't manage it as I still haven't quit. I have made several attempts to quit in the past, some failing almost from the beginning but others ranging from a month or two to seven months. I find the most difficult time is a few months into the quit, when I start to relax and support has disappeared. I'm hoping that this group will help me when that time comes.

I need a couple of days to get my head round it, then I'm set to quit again. I've been reading all your lovely posts for the last week and can't wait to join you!

Best wishes,


5 Replies

  • Incentives...

    Hi Boudee,

    Thanks for the welcome. What do you all use for incentives? I'm going on holiday soon (4th August) and I know that I have a straight choice; I can walk along the beach with my dogs or I can smoke. I can't do walking when I'm a smoker as my breathing is so bad.

    Right, Saturday is the day for stopping. I've got patches, inhalator, I've joined Nicorette's ActiveStop programme. I'm on Day 10 of cutting right back on the cigs and I've saved £54.48. Not bad, eh? :o


  • champix

    hi jazzer

    and welcome , i have given up a few times , lost count how many, my longest period was 12 years :o ... but im on day 25 now, after 6years of smoking , so dont give up !! if we all stick together we can crack this!!! I am on champix this time round and found it the easiest (ha ha as if its easy!!) so might b worth givin that a go.

    take care x :D

  • Hey Jazzer

    Well done on deciding to quit!

    We will all help you through it!:D

    I have been quit for 1 Week, 2 hours, 8 minutes and 27 seconds (7 days). I have saved £17.01 by not smoking 70 cigarettes. I have saved 5 hours and 50 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 19/07/2007 06:00

  • Thank you so much for your replies. I must admit, this is the most pessimistic I've ever been about quitting. A few months ago I quit and did really well but at around week six all the support I had built up began to drift away - the Nicorette Activestop programme is very good but only lasts a few weeks. They use texts and email, phone calls, etc, to cheer you along and keep you on track. Anyway, I began to crumble at about the same time as that support ended and within a couple of weeks was back with the cigs.

    I hadn't heard of champix before I started reading this list but I need to stop before my holiday if I'm to get any lung-power for those mountains and fells (Lake District). Also, I used zyban on a previous quit and it did nothing except make me feel really ill.

    Best wishes,


  • Good luck Jazzer, this is week 3 for me, hubby as well, my son is giving up too he is on Zyban, hubby and I on patches with odd puff on inhalator, and it is odd puff as it is fowl (I know I am chicken) he he.:D Stay strong, we are all there for you.

    xxxx Pupalup xxxx

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