Hello newbie here

Hi all,

Thought I would join your forum as everyone here seems to be so helpful.

Well I have decided that I want to quit smoking, and have my last packet in front of me with 6 left in it (I bought 40 yesterday :eek:) I am fed up with spending money on these things, waking up with a hacking cough.

I really really want to quit, and am hopeing that joining this forum will help.

Belinda x x x

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  • hi Belinda and welcome

    tomorrow will be your day one then :) you will be fine

    are you quitting using anything or going cold turkey?

  • Hi Bellinda, and welcome to the mad-house!

    Making the decision to stop is the most difficult step in all this process, and we'll all help you stay stopped if you let us. There are other sites full of helpful information and I'm sure there'll be others along shortly to point you at specific information that's out there.

    In the meantime, if you have a little time to spare and to take your mind off wanting to smoke, read the stuff and watch the videos at whyquit.com/

    If money is a big part of why you want to stop, the second part of my own YouTube video (see my sig) has helped bring home to a few people just how much this habit cost us all!

    All the best with your quit and feel free to use this forum as a sounding-board and a whingeing post if things get tough - we've all done it and you'll get nothing but support.

    I smoked my last cigarette 1 Month, 6 Days, 2 hours and 51 minutes ago. I have £304.92 that I haven't spent on 1,299 cigarettes and saved 4 Days, 12 hours and 15 minutes of my life.

  • Hi Belinda

    Wow - here comes the rest of your life - you are going to feel so great once you give up the dirty cigs!

  • I will be using the niquitin CQ Lozenge and as well as herbal tablets to help with stress.

    I did give up 5 years ago and stayed of for a year thanks to the allen carr book, but i have read it this time and it hasnt really had the same effect on me.

    Belinda x x x

  • Hi sue, I will be using niquitin CQ Lozenge and as well as herbal tablets to help with stress, but I now have 4 ciggies left and until the lozenge's turn up I am going to have to go cold turkey (I dont want to buy another pack of fags). I have pre warned hubby about me quitting, as I have tried in the past to quit and I can be a real nasty madam to him :( I throw at him the fact that he has always been a non smoker and has no idea how I feel. so I have given him all the sorry's up front.

    He is going to set up a standing order so the money that is not spent on fags will go into a savings account for me.

    At the moment I am feeling confident.

    You can tell I am going to be using this forum to the max :D

    Belinda x x x

    p.s how do you work out all the figures in your sig?

  • Welcome Belinda..and GOOD LUCK for tomorrow..

    I've been using herbal tabs for the stress part and

    they certainly helped me:p

    take it one day at a time and you'll get there..

    You can do it:D

    nicky

  • hi , belinda, im blue , and im on day one the same day as you! good luck with your quit.

    may i ask which herbal tablets you are using? as i was in the chemist today looking at them, and i just didnt know which ones were any good, so i ended up bying none :( , although i feel id like some to help me chill of an everning

    thanks, see u on day 2 tomorrow !

  • Hi all,

    Thought I would join your forum as everyone here seems to be so helpful.

    Well I have decided that I want to quit smoking, and have my last packet in front of me with 6 left in it (I bought 40 yesterday :eek:) I am fed up with spending money on these things, waking up with a hacking cough.

    I really really want to quit, and am hopeing that joining this forum will help.

    Belinda x x x

    You're very Welcome Belinda, you DO get great support on here.

    This is the best decision you'll ever make and if you have the right attitude, in a few weeks you'll wonder why you ever smoked at all!

    We're all here to look after you :)

  • Hi Bellinda ... Welcome , this forum is great to keep you focused and everyone here is so helpfull . I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you here daily . xxx kat

    quit 5 days 20 hrs. not smoked 117 cigs, saved £29.86.and added 9hrs 45mins to my life

  • HI Belinda,

    welcome and the best of luck to you. this forum is good for everyone who

    want to Quit. so much help from others who are doing the same as you.

    Quiting, im on 2mg lozenge. and they are working for me. feel real good now

    i stop smoking, if you need to talk. someone will alway be on here.

    good luck to you. and take one day at a time:D

    Alan;)

    Quit 12/3/08

    1 month, 5 days, 21 hours,

    smoke 35 + a day,

    saved on 1,291 cigs,

    money saved, 345.59p

    life saved, 4 days, 11 hours, 35 mins,

  • hi , belinda, im blue , and im on day one the same day as you! good luck with your quit.

    may i ask which herbal tablets you are using? as i was in the chemist today looking at them, and i just didnt know which ones were any good, so i ended up bying none :( , although i feel id like some to help me chill of an everning

    thanks, see u on day 2 tomorrow !

    hi blue,

    I use Kalms herbal tablets and think they have been a quit saver for me:D

    (tesco's sell them as well as chemists;))

    they do "night" Kalms as well which will help with sleep if you're having a

    problem sleepng which so many people do..

    good luck

    nicky

  • I had problems sleeping at the start. That IS deffo a common 'symptom' of quitting. It seems to end after a couple of weeks?

    I didn't use any tablets though, at risk of starting new addiction :o

  • really on day one now :) had last ciggy yesterday at 6pm.

    So far So good, the herbal tablets are called stressless and when taking for smoking withdrawal I can take up to 3 tablets 3 times a day.

    Best of luck to all of you that are on here.

    Belinda x x x

  • Good luck Belinda

    Welcome to day one sorry i missed you yesterday. Linda xxxx

  • Hello,

    Just logging in as it has now been 24 hours since I last smoked :D feeling very happy with myself :D.

    I am shocked as to how my breathing has improved in just 24 hours!!!

    looking forward to moving onto day 2 and hope it will be just as easy.

    Belinda x x x

  • Good for you Belinda! You wait to feel your lungs in a couple of weeks! Such a treat is in store, and I believe they keep improving for three months, so I have a treat in store too ;)

  • Hi Belinder and Blue

    Welcome and good luck hopefully your first few days went relatively ok, I remember mine being stressful and I was a right royal mare, but it get easier.

    Alison :D

  • I'm sure we all feel that it wasn't that long ago that we were on the first few days!!

    Honestly, it does get easier although there is no denying you will have really tough times but they pass. I found just logging on here helped me tremendously even if I didn't post.

    The main thing is that you've got to WANT to stop smoking and you are not doing it because you feel you ought to.

    You can make it

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