bye day 1. hello day 2

That's day 1 over and done with! Now it's day 2. I must admit, it has been difficult because this is the first time I've tried to quit. But everytime I had a craving, I ate something. So by the end of this I'll be huge! lol.

The main problem is that I live with my parents, and they are both very heavy smokers.

Can anyone give me any advice as to how to overcome my parents smoking? Because I am finding it very hard!!

Thanks:)

Quit - 20/07/2008

Smoked - 20/day

Method - Cold Turkey!!

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  • Hello Phillip and welcome to the forum. I think these things can be difficult as it is their house you are living in, but it might be worthwhile sitting down with them and letting them know how you feel and try and work out a solution with regard to them smoking and your not.

    I asked my OH if he could smoke in the kitchen rather than the living room. We live in a flat and I could have asked him to go on the landing but I think he might have given me a rather rude answer to that so we compromised. So far it has worked plus the fact he works away all week and I only see him at weekends. Even then I find it hard to cope with as I can still smell the smoke in the kitchen but I think it is the thought of the smell and the harm smoking can do that stops me from buying cigs.

    Let us know how you get on Phillip and you can always come on here for support when you feel tempted.

    Jan xx

  • Thanks Jan,

    That's very good advice. I am ok at the moment. I sat in the living room last night when both my parents were smoking and it didnt really bother me that much. I've only had one nicorette, which I see as being great!! Although it iis early days tho :)

    :)

  • Thanks Jan,

    That's very good advice. I am ok at the moment. I sat in the living room last night when both my parents were smoking and it didnt really bother me that much. I've only had one nicorette, which I see as being great!! Although it iis early days tho :)

    :)

    As you say it is early days but so far so good. I did the patches with the inhalator. Patches were discarded some time ago but I still have the inhalator to fall back on in times of stress. Most of the time though I forget I've got it. When I do use it though it seems to taste funny which isn't such a bad thing really.

  • Hi Philip

    It may not sound true but the first few days/weeks are the worst and it does get better (although not necessarily easier...) Time distorsion is a real killer those first few days as they feel sooooooooo long - but I can testify that you will eventually get to a point when you will no longer feel the time and juts get on with your life.

    I agree that you should have a chat with your parents and ask them to refrain from smoking around you if it makes you feel bad. As parents, I am sure they will relent - if not, the next best way is to move yourself away from the situation - move to your room, go outside, go to friends? Not easy when living together I know but do not put yourself in a position where you have to fight with yourself too much.

    x

  • Wondered how you were getting on with this

    I don't live with my parents but they are both a pair of chimneys!! I have made a number of attempts to quit so I cant offer advice but sometimes seeing them smoke so much reminds me of what i don't want to turn in to.... Other times I feel bad that it is all soo smoky and get a mixture of craving and disgust... and i hate the fact it makes my clothes smell, its like geeting all the downsides with none of the relief....

    So what happened with your parents and how are you coping now??

    x

    Sachmo

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