hello.... yes another newbie here

Hi guys just wanted to introduce myself as ill really need the support over the next few months and maybe years :).

My name is Rach im 38 and have been smoking since i was about 11-12ish.

About 7 years ago i switched to smoking rolled tobacco and recently ive been having a tickly cough every morning (never had the smokers cough) and this has started to worry me so as of today 18 of August im gonna try and quit. Ive had about 2 attempts before, with patches but it was whilst i was getting my degree (i know wrong time) anyhow got my degree and its time for me to quit.

Thanks for listening xx

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  • Hello and congrats on making the best health decision of your life.

    The first few days are hard for most but after that it turns into a

    mind game.You will need willpower to beat this thing,but if read some of the

    posts here about other quitters it will help pass the time and maybe you can help some others.......WELCOME....:D

  • 1st off well done on making the decision.

    Like most other quitters I've had several failed attempts, and thus far have quit for 1 month.

    This forum is a great source of support and inspiration. I have found it can be a great distraction to read and post on here when cravings hit.

    Best of luck,

    Nic.

  • Goodluck mate! this is also my second time to try quit smoking.

    Awww good luck to you too

    I failed thousands of times over the years every time i put a cigarette in my mouth made me a failure.Guys if i can quit then anybody can just hang on in there for the first difficult few days but it does get easier sooner rather than later.

    Keep posting actually i found posting on every article on here for the first couple of weeks was a great help.Good luck in your quit i promise you its well worth it.

    Now ive found this forum you wont keep me off it!! lol

    Hello and congrats on making the best health decision of your life.

    The first few days are hard for most but after that it turns into a

    mind game.You will need willpower to beat this thing,but if read some of the

    posts here about other quitters it will help pass the time and maybe you can help some others.......WELCOME....:D

    Thank you :D

    1st off well done on making the decision.

    Like most other quitters I've had several failed attempts, and thus far have quit for 1 month.

    This forum is a great source of support and inspiration. I have found it can be a great distraction to read and post on here when cravings hit.

    Best of luck,

    Nic.

    Thats what ill be doing when gettin' distracted

    Well done Rach for going for it, keep at it, also congrats to you too winterdiesel, are you stopping today as well?

    Best of luck to you both. ;)

    Thanks so much

    Thanks guys im dead chuffed ive found this site:o

  • Howdy

    Hi guys

    This is my second attempt and so far so good - well done on your decision to quit and good luck with it.

    Always remember to post a thread if you need any help or even a rant. :D

  • Hello and welcome to you both.

    Up or down you will find someone who has been there. Keep posting, that's what we're all here for.

    Good luck

    PP

  • Welcome Both

    First week is the hardest just stick with us and we will support you all we can. Linda xxxxx

  • Hello, Welcome, Congratulations on your very wise decision.

    I was a serial quitter, but this time I know I have cracked it, with the help of this forum and by reading as much as I can about the subject.

    It took a while for the penny to drop with me, had to read and re-read the same stuff several times (bit slow on the uptake!;)) but my life is so much better smokefree :)

    Stay strong, stay focused, stay here and most importantly, stay smokefree! :D

    I have been quit for 6 Months, 19 hours, 45 minutes and 2 seconds (182 days). I have saved £914.10 by not smoking 3,656 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 5 Days, 16 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 17/02/2008 22:00

  • Are you still with us Rach?

    If so how's things going, nearly a month on.

  • Hi everyone - another newbie here just saying hello and hoping to meet some good friends :)

  • Hi Carol,

    Welcome to the forum.

    lots of help on here for you!

    No more fags ...Gotta be good!

    Bill X

  • Hi everyone - another newbie here just saying hello and hoping to meet some good friends :)

    welcome!

    loving your name .................gary will have a field day!!

    btw,

    he is our resident fat bloke who loves curves!!!! ;)

    dont be scared.............hes harmless!!!

  • Hi Carol,

    Welcome to the Forum,

    So this is day 1 for you is it, Well done.

    Are you using anything or going cold turkey?

    All the best

    Nic

  • Thanks folks - I feel very welcome already! :) Day 1 going pretty well so far.

  • hi carol,

    welcome and well done on your quit so far :)

    Tracey x

  • Hi Carol

    well done on your decision and good luck with your quit.

    One thing which seems to help most people is to eductae yourself about your quit and general stopping.

    there are some great links in my signature which will take you to some great stop smoking resources.

    I personally found whyquit to be a major help.

    Good luck again and keep on posting.

  • welcome carol...

    you'll find loads of help here - just shout when you need it!!

    as john said, read as much as you can - alan carr is bit of a guru!! - and for me loads of fruit juice and smoothies:D and exercise - preferably outside...

    good luck...

    nicky

  • Hello all :)

    Hi!!!!

    Nice to know i'm not the only one doing this, tomorrow is my quit date wish me luck! and best of luck to you guys x

  • Hi Helen,

    Well done for making the decision!

    Are you going cold turkey or using something (NRT, Champix, zyban)?

    I found distraction is the key to the 1st few days, keep busy and when (or if) cravings hit do something to take your mind off it!

    Good luck for tomorrow!

    Nic

  • Hi all, I've been posting away without introducing myself. I stopped on 08/08/08, I hope this is a good omen. I've been using Champix to help me along with attending a smoking cessation group. I am also a Paramedic so if anyone should know the hazards of the weed it's me, right? Cowdung!!! There have been so many educational ads, films, books, flyers ect going around for so long now that no one can now claim that they never knew the pitfalls before taking up smoking, especially the teens and 20-30 somethings.

    The main advantage I have is an extensive knowledge of the physiology of tobacco smoking and how it interrupts the normal oxygenating process within the lungs.

    That's enough long winded stuff, you'll have gathered I have quite strong feelings on this subject and can get quite involved in it all.

  • hi

    Hi just wanted to post a message to say I'm a newbie too ad I'm pretty excited about it, I'm sure we will both do great! :D

  • Good Luck Rach!! We quit the same day!!

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