Go Me!

Hi Everyone!

Just thought I would stop by and share my story. I have been reading this forum over the past few days so thought I would contribute . I was a smoker for 8 years, I still remember my first cigarette, my best friend gave it to me and I gave in to pear pressure. I was 16.

I didn’t smoke much, only 2 cigarettes a day. One at 9am & one at 3pm – I am a breastfeeding mommy and each day I would go through a vicious cycle of reading how bad cigarettes where wishing for the day that I could silence that little voice in my head telling me I needed these cancer sticks to get me through the day. I visited a doctor to get some advice, he blew me off and told me I wasn’t addicted and I should simply… stop. I contacted a counselor / hypnotherapy but they were really expensive and took to long (couldn’t leave my bub for 3 hours)

My partner smokes, a pack a day. One night I lost it, I told him that he may as well leave if he continues to smoke as much as he did because I didn’t want to explain to his baby why daddy wasn’t with us anymore if God forbid heart disease or cancer kicked in. I went to bed in tears and woke the next morning and it was the day I had been praying for, the little voice in my head was GONE!

I felt EXCITED! It was like I just knew that moment that I didn’t need or want to smoke anymore. The withdrawals have come and gone and when they do, I simply couldn’t care less because I finally feel FREE !!!!

I have made it to Day 4 without touching a cigarette. No one is proud of me, except me! Because nobody believes I was addicted but this is huge! I have broken a 8 year addiction cold turkey and I am EXCITED about a future where cigarettes do NOT rule my life!

Thanks for reading if you got this far!

(Hubby is on Zyban & also had hypnosis now, down to 8 cigs a day from one pack, not feeling overly confident he will quit though.)

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  • Hi, I Know How You Feel, I Smoked 20 Lights Per Day, And Because They Were Low Tar My Smoking Friends Tell Me "ah But Its Easy For You To Quit, You Only Smoked Mild" Nicotine Is Adictive No Matter The Amount, Anyway Welcome To A Great Forum. Good Luck And Stay Strong X

  • Hi Holly,

    WELL DONE and welcome.

    You doing great, keep up the good work xx

  • What an absolutely RUBBISH doctor!

    Well done you and you might want to think about changing your GP. I'm horrified!

  • Thankyou so much for all your lovely reply's.

    It has been 4 days 6 hours & 25 minutes. Glad I am not the only one counting the smoke free days/hours.

    I had Chinese food tonight and it tasted sooo yum, I had to go back for seconds, no wonder you gain a little weight when you quit smoking! :D because I only smoked a couple of cigarettes a day, all I could think was, imagine how good food would taste if a pack a day smoker quit! :p :D

    I have been hugging and kissing my baby and holding her so tight and not worrying whether I stink of discusting chemicals.

    I think I am beginning to smell things better! my mouth feels different!

    A thought crossed my mind, why didn't I quit sooner.. but I realize I just wasn't in the right frame of mind then, I now truley truley beleives that if someone wants to quit - they can do it! :D

  • hi holly

    first class job ,on stopping smoking keep it up,llok forward to reading your daily updates

  • Hi Everyone!

    Just thought I would stop by and share my story. I have been reading this forum over the past few days so thought I would contribute . I was a smoker for 8 years, I still remember my first cigarette, my best friend gave it to me and I gave in to pear pressure. I was 16.

    I didn’t smoke much, only 2 cigarettes a day. One at 9am & one at 3pm – I am a breastfeeding mommy and each day I would go through a vicious cycle of reading how bad cigarettes where wishing for the day that I could silence that little voice in my head telling me I needed these cancer sticks to get me through the day. I visited a doctor to get some advice, he blew me off and told me I wasn’t addicted and I should simply… stop. I contacted a counselor / hypnotherapy but they were really expensive and took to long (couldn’t leave my bub for 3 hours)

    My partner smokes, a pack a day. One night I lost it, I told him that he may as well leave if he continues to smoke as much as he did because I didn’t want to explain to his baby why daddy wasn’t with us anymore if God forbid heart disease or cancer kicked in. I went to bed in tears and woke the next morning and it was the day I had been praying for, the little voice in my head was GONE!

    I felt EXCITED! It was like I just knew that moment that I didn’t need or want to smoke anymore. The withdrawals have come and gone and when they do, I simply couldn’t care less because I finally feel FREE !!!!

    I have made it to Day 4 without touching a cigarette. No one is proud of me, except me! Because nobody believes I was addicted but this is huge! I have broken a 8 year addiction cold turkey and I am EXCITED about a future where cigarettes do NOT rule my life!

    Thanks for reading if you got this far!

    (Hubby is on Zyban & also had hypnosis now, down to 8 cigs a day from one pack, not feeling overly confident he will quit though.)

    Hi Holly, I was so touched by your post, what an inspiring story, and you should feel proud of yourself!

    What absolute tosh, people saying that you didnt have an addiction to break, whether its 20 or 2 cigarettes you smoke a day, we are all in the same boat, you still have a dependency to the nicotine and a habit to break, so dont listen to these stupid people!

    What an achievement, well done!

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    charlene :)

  • HI Holly

    Welcome And congrats on your quit. My son inlaw only smoked two ciggys every night before bed for years and about 5 when he went out. But boy did he have a job to quit he have tryed every new year for about 7 years. But have not had one since 15 jan this year in my 50th birthday. Well done girl be proud Linda xxxxxxx

  • Can someone explaing the sugar thing to me?

    I ate a whole packet of chocolate bikki's yesterday :eek: I just couln't stop! is it somthing to do with quitting?

  • Hubby is one day 3 of quitting smoking and using me as an emotional punching bag.. sticks & stones I know.. but it is really wearing me down. I am trying to be perfect so he stays calm but every little thing is making him really angry :( I am on day 8 of quitting so it is really very stressful.. even to the point I have told him to just go buy a pack of smokes... any advise?

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