Day 6 worries!

Hey guys!

Been reading posts here for a few days now, im on day 6 of cold turkey giving up (last cigarette 6:00 on Saturday).

I have found it difficult obviously, but not unbearable, the only major worry is giving in when i've had a few drinks. I'm a student and going out drinking is a huge part of my social life at the moment. The last time I quit for 6 days I stayed in for all of them because I knew alcohol would likely make me give in. That time I was convinced to go out by a depressed friend and by 1am I was drunk and having a 'last cigarette for old times sake'. Within a few days I was back to normal smoking.

Anyone else have this kind of problem who might be able to offer advice?

p.s. I'm staying in tonight whilst my 6 housemates go out :(

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  • Yeah I've had this experience... I caved after a couple weeks once at a friend's bachelor party.... was all in the party mood thought i could just let loose for a night and smoke it up and be ok so long as I did not smoke the next day... obviously did not work... went back full time soon after.

    But I wouldn't stay in because that will just make you feel like you are giving up your social life too and that sucks even more than not smoking so you are suffering unnecessarily and boredom can also lead you back.

    I will say that the bar ban here made smoking a very unsocial habit. It is actually nice to not have to keep stepping outside to smoke. Friday happy hour remains a big challenge for me as I really want the "reward" of a cigarette after a long week of BS.

  • It is a common experience, students, husbands, wives and all alike x x

    Nothing changes x x you have the same life, avoid triggers initially then embrace them! you can drink and party without smoking and once you do you will feel so good, like the life is still there x x

    Stay strong and don't change x x

    ~Buffy x x

  • the odd one - (not me)

    Would love to be a smoker who can have one when I go to the bar, but I cant. Its either all or nothing, like being an addict I suppose. From now on, I will try to be a smoker who doesn't smoke. Its easier when you are younger - yes I still remember my student days, had a fantastic time - to think the diseases that come as a result of smoking will not affect you. At 40, I met my natural father for the first time, and asked him about family medical history. Thats what made me give up smoking, because without fail the men all died before 50. He is a well known person in the UK, and I am happy to take his word, but gene wise, we are prone to the debilitating illnesses of the ciggies.

    Never too young - or old - to stop

  • Getting rather bored now...

    Eaten a good 6 packs of Chilli Heatwave Doritos, they used to taste nice but they are AMAZING now! Strawberry Volvic tastes really good too.

    Noticed on the 6 Month+ area that some people are still reporting cravings after all that time, bit of a scary thought!

  • Just saw gummi bears on T.V. Mmmmm Gummi Bears.

  • By the way, those six month people are only saing that to scare you. They have secret meetings you know!

  • Those cheeky bastards!

  • Oooh wockabass you quit 4 hours after me!

  • Oh my x xx x

    tis not like real cravings!!!

    I thought i told you to take on board what you want x x

    When you lose someone it is tough takes time, they never leave you but life without them eases. smoking was like that friend, toxic friend, you feel the loss but learn to live again without it.

    Tis one friend you can live without x x the cravings experienced at 6 months are so different from those at 1 week or 1 month. you have to bare in mind that we do need support for some time. Don't look at those cravings beyond yours and compare because they are not the same x xyou will be strong and see that x x

    it is a whole different kettle of fish x x

  • I'm always late. Hopefully now I'll be late for my own funeral! Keep smiling mate, we have done a good thing.

  • Would love to be a smoker who can have one when I go to the bar, but I cant. Its either all or nothing, like being an addict I suppose. From now on, I will try to be a smoker who doesn't smoke. Its easier when you are younger - yes I still remember my student days, had a fantastic time - to think the diseases that come as a result of smoking will not affect you. At 40, I met my natural father for the first time, and asked him about family medical history. Thats what made me give up smoking, because without fail the men all died before 50. He is a well known person in the UK, and I am happy to take his word, but gene wise, we are prone to the debilitating illnesses of the ciggies.

    Never too young - or old - to stop

    Thank you for sharing x x

    That was a lovely post x x

    ~Buffy x x

  • Noticed on the 6 Month+ area that some people are still reporting cravings after all that time, bit of a scary thought!

    6mos is not the same type of crave... this where i lost... you are totally cool then one day something happens bad good whatever and you want one... I gave in that was 2 yrs ago and I havent been able to quit for that long since... :mad:

    as for the drinking... without smoking you will find your hangovers greatly reduced:D

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