No Smoking Day
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Hello!!

Hello everyone. My name is Tracy and today is my first day of not smoking! Have tried (and failed) in the past but am determined this time! I am suffering a craving right now but the good thing is I have no cigarettes in the house and my partner doesn't smoke!! I have eaten everything in sight today though lol.

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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Very well done on making the decision, most of us have tried befor and you'll get loads of quality support here.

The 1st few days are the toughest but hang in there its all worth it in the end.

The best idea is to read and educate yourself about the addiction and what to expect during withdrawal.

I'd suggest that you check out these websites

whyquit.com/

woofmang.com/tales/index.shtml

quitsmokingonline.com/

Staying quit is a bit of a mind game. If you can change the way you think of smoking it helps loads, you need to try to regard quitting as gaining a better lifestyle rather than sacrificing something and not see cigs as some kind of forbidden fruit.

All the best

Nic

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Hi:)

Well done on your quit,that will be one of the best things you have done for yourself in a long time,Believe me:D

I agree with Nic,Read,Read and read more!educating yourself about it makes it so much easier when the cravings come.

good luck:D

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Welcome!

What they said ^^^

Education really is key to this thing. Get your head in the right place, find that one piece that finishes the jigsaw and it really is very doable.

Well done on the decision and keep us up to date :)

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Hi well done on your first day of being smoke free ,i quit last monday night and yes its been hard but not as hard as i thought it would be keep going and if you feel a moment of weakness come on here and share your thoughts it really helps it has got me through cravings on many ocassions take car claire x p.s i made sure i had no cigarettes in the house and my partner has never smoked also

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Hi tracey Hello and welcome to the forum. I can only agree with what the others have said. Read as much as you can about quitting and remember it can be done. This is the start of a new life, smoke free. Good Luck :)

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Thank you all so much for making me feel welcome and for your kind words of support. It's great to read so many success stories, only hope I will be one of them lol :D

Thank you Nic for posting the links, had a quick look at whyquit and it has certainly made me feel more determined to stay off the smokes.

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hi T

hello and welcome to the forum and congratulations on taking the plunge. you will find so much help here that whenever the cravings come, as they will, simply log on and read through the days posts and the cravings will go. That is what i have done for the last 4 weeks and it has worked big time. I know well the first few days are a bit heady but be strong and before you know it you will be at the day 2, day 3, 1 week , 1 month stages etc etc.

Well done so far T...

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Thank you Steve. I have found coming on here and reading through some of the threads took my mind off wanting to light up!

I also looked up the "Electronic Cigarette" as I had never heard if it!! How did you find it?

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well done tracey,i stoped last thursday at11.30am,i was a very heavie smoker, if i can do it you can to.read all you can,get all the info you need to help you good luck

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Thanks Tony and good luck to you too!!

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Hi Traceee!

Congratulations on your decision to quit! There is so much good quality advice here and by the time you've read through the posts, it's taken your mind off the fact that you were craving!

Good luck!

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hi trace..how you doing,..hope you are keeping the faith,..im day 8,..see time goes so quick,..a crave will go weather you smoke or not,keep in touch all the best tonyx

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Thanks KittyCat and Tony!! I am on day 5 of my quit now and things going great, hardly think about cigarettes but still have the odd moment - especially after a meal - where i would kill for one....here are my stats...

Tracy - Free and Healing for Five Days, 7 Hours and 25 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 5 Hours, by avoiding the use of 64 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me £18.42.

As for "nicotine delivery devices"......LMAO :D

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