Day 7 and just had a puff

Hi everyone, well I'm new on here and found you by searching for a supportive stop smoking forum.

I feel like I've just let myself down.

Today is day 7 and up until this morning I've done really well using the inhalator and gum.

I'm not sure what happened this morning to make me give in but before I knew it I was reaching for the dust that I had remaining in my pouch of tobacco, rolled a cig and lit up. I smoked half of it before flushing it down the toilet. To be honest I didn't enjoy it, it tasted awful, I felt guilty and now feel like a failure. All my hard work, 6 days being smoke free and I've just gone and ruined it and have to start all over again...Can anyone offer me some words of wisdom?

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  • All I can say is don't beat yourself up over it. I went nearly a month when I slipped. There are others who have gone much longer than that and slipped. We've all been there.

    Just pick yourself up and carry on fighting old nic! You'll get there. Hell, you've already got there if you have stopped :)

    Oh, and I just got through reading this, if its of any help to you...

  • Hi there

    Please don't be too hard on yourself, is this your first quit?

    I have been quit since 17th March 08 and have had two puffs during this time and at the moment feel that this is a testing time for myself am also on the gum and inhalourer. You only smoked half of it and luckily it tasted awful, each time I have blipped it too tasted bad and made me feel sick, this is what i keep in my head now which has stopped me. I think sometimes a blip is a good thing especially if it isn't nice as it usually isn't.

    Most people try and try and try before they successfully quit, hopefully this is my last time but have tried many times before, the last quit lasted 7 months!

    Dust yourself down, keep the thought of how disgusting that was for you to smoke and get back on the quitting train.

    Good luck, keep us posted.

  • Thanks for your quick responses and support. Having read around these forums I think this support will be a great help to me.

    This isn't my first quit.

    I'm 31 years old and have smoked since I was 16.

    I quit when I was 25 as soon as I found out I was pregnant and remained quit for 3 whole years.

    At the age of 29 I started out on my quit quest again - First time round I managed 2 months using gum. Second time round I tried cold turkey but only lasted 3 days. In April this year I started on Champix but really couldn't handle the side effects of the sickness, and worse still was the nightmares so binned that after 3 weeks.

    My stop smoking advisor has now put me on the gum and inhaltor and up until today it has been my easiest quit

  • You sound like me only i'm 10 years older!!! Boo Hoo!!!

    Have tried every quitting method except champix, zyban and that nasil spray. I would say that apart from a few horrible days this has been easiest but I just wish the thought of smoking would go away and stay away!

    You will do it!!!

  • I feel more positive all ready. Just reading around these forums and being able to type down what's going through my mind helps.

    Actually the easiest quit was when I found out I was pregnant. I just stopped. Immediately. I didn't need any NRT or even will power, I just didn't want to smoke. This time I need all the help and support I can get but I KNOW I can do it if I just stay focused.

    I've also been using the Paul McKenna Stop Smoking system this time - maybe the hypnosis CD is helping me more than I realise. I used the CD the night before I stopped, and on nights 1, 2, 3 and 4 but NOT on nights 5 or 6 and then had my puff on day 7. Paul says you should listen to the CD everyday for at least 2 weeks so back to using it every night from now on I think!

  • Actually the easiest quit was when I found out I was pregnant. I just stopped. Immediately. I didn't need any NRT or even will power, I just didn't want to smoke. This time I need all the help and support I can get but I KNOW I can do it if I just stay focused.

    I had a quit like that too. Lasted two and a half years. I just woke up one morning and lit my first ciggy of the day. For some reason, it made me feel sick. I don't know why. I wasn't ill or anything but for some reason, I just didn't 'enjoy' that cigarette like I normally did (first one of the day was always one of my favs). I smoked as much of it as I could handle but got three quarters of the way through it and just couldn't smoke any more of it.

    From that moment on, I just never lit another cigarette again (until I relapsed). But it was so weird. I never even gave the cigs another was as if I had never smoked. Very strange! But very good too! Made stopping smoking dead easy when I hadn't even planned to stop lol

    I was naughty though...this happened just after my last pregnancy :rolleyes: I know, my bad. But I just couldn't stop smoking when I found out I was pregnant. Oh I did for a while, but what with the extra hormone stuff and 'stress' from stopping smoking, it all got too much. I admire those who can just stop at will like you did that time and found it easy.

    I guess we both had our heads 'right' eh?

  • Welcome and Hi, Well done on your quit, i to fell and had a smoke. i am now into day 7 still feel the urge to have a cig. But trying to fight it. :eek:

    Must say it is hard. best for luck with your quit. Angel:)

  • Hi and welcome to the forum,

    My advice would be to bin ALL things smoking related. You're much less tempted to smoke if there's none readily available.

    Other than that, keep reading, (see links in my sig) and if Paul McKenna rings your bell, well go with the flow.:D

    Good luck and remember it's just that 1st puff you've got to avoid having!

  • Thanks so much everyone, knowing I'm not alone is a huge help :)

    I've been posting on the thread "Angel is here" but don't want to hijack it too much so thought this post might be more appropriate on here.

    There is one thing that I'm wondering...tomorrow morning I will be on day 8 or do I have to go back to Day 1 because of my slip? The thought of going back to day 1 is depressing but if I count tomorrow as day 8 I feel like I'm cheating :confused:

    As I said on the other thread maybe I just go with the thought "I've stopped, it doesn't matter how many days, it's another day and I'm still stopped"

    I feel really bad about today's blip but it's done and I've learnt from it.

    Tomorrow is always fresh...with no mistakes in it

  • Hi TTR

    Welcome dont beat your self up about your blip your not the first Theres no rules just do what you feel happy with 1/8 days makes no odds your not smoking now thats all that counts. Keep posting it helps to have people to chat to that knows how you feel. look forward to getting to know you Linda xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • I know how you feel, I had one puff on day 15 now on day 113 and have never had another. So don't beat yourself up about it, these things happen, none of us are perfect.

    Good luck in your quit, plenty of support around here.

  • Think positive

    Dont worry about the one ciggie that you had, think about all the ones you havent smoked in the last 8 days :)

    Good luck with your quit

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