Tips when the trigger is alcohol

Hi All,

I have quit smoking for roughly 6 months now and my transition to a non-smoker hasnt been too bad... I am only experiencing problems/urges when it comes to drinking alcohol.. as I use to enjoy a cigarette with a drink...

i know its harder now that smoking in pubs/clubs is being banned but I feel like im going to get caught out when my smoker friends keep asking me to go out and have a smoke with them... so far i have been ok....

just wondering if anyone has any tips and how they have dealt with such situations?

4 Replies

  • Go out with them. You wont smoke, it stinks. I went out with a friend 2 weeks after i quit because she was alone. i could hardly stand the smell and felt like i couldnt breathe when it blew my way, like catching the exaust off a bus when its at a standstill. Honest i was suprised how quickly it became a awful smell. i dont go out there much now as its a lot colder, but still get the wiff going in or out pubs around doorways, and still think it stinks. hope its the same for you. stay strong .x:)

  • I agree with the OP. It has made a MASSIVE difference now that you dont have to put up with the stink INSIDE a pub/club.

    Even a few times I have been really quite drunk, I never smoked. Sorta surprised myself.

  • Learn to hate them

    I have been in situations where I couldn't go out with the smokers at first, but then as I started to realise just how bad they smelt when they came back, I knew I wasn't going to be tempted.

    It's dead funny now that guys go outside for a cig, then pop a mint or some gum in on their way back, (just like I used to do), and talk to you up close (just like I used to do), and think that their breath is going to be socially acceptable (just like I used to do), Now, I take great pleasure in saying to them "your f******g breath stinks, mate. Get out of my face" and other such choice words. I hate em ! And I love them for it because every time one of em does it, or every time I go outside with them now, it's a reminder why I'm not gonna smoke again.

    You couldn't pay me to have a cigarette. (mind you, if you really did give me millions, I'd take the hit)

    Stick with it Dude. It's all good. Just learn to hate em. In the nicest possible way.


  • Thanks for the help guys.

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