Is anyone a part time smoker?

Hi guys!

Well I am already thinking about stopping ... obviously!

Is anyone a part time smoker though?

I mean I don't smoke at work in fact no one even knows I smoke there, however when I get home I smoke.

For instance last night I finished my pouch of tobacco and haven't had a ciggy all day till I got home at 6:30pm.

I never think about smoking during the day .. it never corsses my mind but as soon as I get home there we go again!!

We had our works Chrismas bash on Friday and I never even took my tobacco out, again smoking never crossed my mind. But again as soon as I got home in the early hours a smoke straight away!

Is anyone else a smoker of this type or am I a rare beast with this evil??

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  • Robin,

    It's nice to think that most here are ex rather than current smokers.

    I'm sure there are many that followed similar habits to yours and will be along to offer their experiences in quitting.

    Welcome to the forum. :)

  • Robin,

    It's nice to think that most here are ex rather than current smokers.

    I'm sure there are many that followed similar habits to yours and will be along to offer their experiences in quitting.

    Welcome to the forum. :)

    Cheers mate! :o

  • Hi Robin and welcome

    I don't Know if you have heard of Alan Carr - the stop smoking guy, but he has a whole chapter in his book, on part time/social/light smokers. You may find it useful to get a copy of it, even if its to just find out a bit more about your smoking habits.

    However in a nutshell, he goes onto explain, that the above category can be one of the hardest groups to give up. Mainly due to the fact they are least likely to acknowledge the true extent of their problem, and therefore are more likely to fall into the traps, ie only having one, thinking it will be OK.

    I speak with some authority on this, as somebody who gave up for five years, then bizarrely started to have the odd one on a night out, then the odd one in the week, then the odd one in the day, then the odd one in the hour, you get my drift. It took apprx 4 weeks to be back into a full blown habit (even though that may seem light compared to some 40 a dayers). I went into denial at first, ie i dont smoke before 10am or after 7pm or unless I was at home, but i knew I was hooked when I couldnt wait to get home, if only to go back outside again for a smoke.

    Anyway my point is, regardless of your habit, its is still a habit, and as most people will confirm its the habit that is hardest to give up, that still continues long after the Nicotine has left the system.

    So I recommend the book, and of course start posting any other questions you have up here.

    I ve been here five days, and all ready well integrated into the site:D

  • Try to go one night when you get home not to smoke and see how you feel.

    I quit by cutting down but it is not a method most people recommend.

    good luck and keep posting...

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