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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.

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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

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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!?

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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

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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.

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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.:)

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well done on quitting :D

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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