First Time

Hey guys, first time giving up seriously. i made half arsed attempts before like, but i've actually put serious thought into this time, made a list of pros and cons and set a quit date ect.

Gave up on the 23rd of June 2008 lol not exactly the longest time. But i'm still crawling up the walls.

Just a little bit about me, 17, started smoking at 14 because of peer pressure, and now i'm regretting that day so so much, as most of us are.

I've only got this far because of my girlfriend. Shes been so supportive leading up to it, and again over the last three days, but i feel like a fool because i've snapped at her like. Anyway, anyone have any words of wisdom for a teen who started smoking because he thought it was cool?

Pete

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  • Don't lose focus.

    Hey Pete

    You are doing the right thing. Smoking almost killed me when I was 18 so I strongly recommend you quit now. I used to think it wouldn't happen to me, I'd get a warning sign, it only happens when you have smoked for many years. I was 18 and smoked for two years, and I literally just passed out one day and spent the next year in and out of hospitals.

    Stay focused, and just think of that whenever you feel tempted.

  • Hi Pete and welcome

    Don't tell me about half hearted attemps, I am maybe the queen of em! To quit you have to want to and that is the main ingredient, the secret if you like, once you decide that you WANT to stop half the battle is won,

    Set you quit date, decide itf you are going cold turkey or using some form of NRT, sign up to everything you can relating to stopping and read what you can, Look on it as a battle if you like between you and nico - you have to kill him before he kills you.

    Good luck

    Keep us informed

    regards

    sue

    Kickingbutt

  • cheers guys.

    i'll be looking at this site every day methinks. i really want to give up this time, for my own health, but for the sake of my friends and family, and i just read some of those articles on the 'whyquit' website and my god.....i cried, i really did.

    There are no benefits to smoking, so why the hell do i feel like a fag!?

  • I spent a lot of time on the whyquit website in the past, unfortunatley I could not face my quit alone and used champix BUT - whyquit has been a bible of inspiration for me - whatever and however you quit - who cares - so long as the end result is the same

    regards

    Sue

    KIckingbutt

  • Stay focused on your goal mate. Read as much as you can, there are links littered around this place, and theres always people here to rap with on smoking. Its a good diversion tactic to post here about smoking rather than actually doing it. Dont worry, try to embrace it as the best thing you can do.

  • well done Pete on your quit, just take each hour by hour, drink water to help flush out the nic, and eat little and often, :)

    best of luck and keep posting. your doing so good.:)

  • well done on quitting :D

    you will be fine! shout if you need help :)

  • Inspiration

    So I won't give up

    No I won't break down

    Sooner than it seems life turns around

    And I will be strong

    Even if it all goes wrong

    When I'm standing in the dark I'll still believe

    Someone's watching over me

    Seen that ray of light

    And it's shining on my destiny

    Shining all the time

    And I wont be afraid

    To follow everywhere it's taking me

    All I know is yesterday is gone

    And right now I belong

    To this moment to my dreams

    It doesn't matter what people say

    And it doesn't matter how long it takes

    Believe in yourself and you'll fly high

    And it only matters how true you are

    Be true to yourself and follow your heart

  • Hey guys, first time giving up seriously. i made half arsed attempts before like, but i've actually put serious thought into this time, made a list of pros and cons and set a quit date ect.

    Gave up on the 23rd of June 2008 lol not exactly the longest time. But i'm still crawling up the walls.

    Just a little bit about me, 17, started smoking at 14 because of peer pressure, and now i'm regretting that day so so much, as most of us are.

    I've only got this far because of my girlfriend. Shes been so supportive leading up to it, and again over the last three days, but i feel like a fool because i've snapped at her like. Anyway, anyone have any words of wisdom for a teen who started smoking because he thought it was cool?

    Pete

    Welcome to the forum! I hope you find it useful. Are you getting any other help?

    All the best

    NSD

  • Welcome to the forum! if you feel yourself starting to get angry go for a power walk this helps me and helps takes your mind off the fags

  • well done, keep with it your doing so good. :)

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