Enough is Enough

Well today's the day, After 29 years I have had enough

Enough of making tobacco companies rich

Enough of Making me poorer

Enough of being looked on like a leper

Enough of standing in freezing cold doorways with all the other junkies

Enough of smoke,ash ill health, tobacco stains and burns

Enough of being a slave to tobacco

I have quit today :)

I have quit before, once for 11 months but it has never been as inconvenient or more anti social to smoke than it is now and i have come to the conclusion that my life, my health and my bank account would be so much happier and healthier if I didnt smoke..

So good luck to anybody quitting today, and I know the journey wont be easy but I am more determined than ever..

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  • Welcome Pheonix

    Congrats on your quit you will have great support here the poeple are truly great. The first week can be the hardest but not painfull and can be done. Are you using anything or going cold turkey. There is a good few links in nicks post for really good reading. There are three of you on day one today so your not alone.xxxxx

  • Thanks lindaspicer I am using Patches, I am not brave enough to just stop ;) I did it before using patches and know they make it a lot easier. Before I quit I read lots of books and web sites on quitting, I have Patches, Lozenges, Chewing Gum, hypnotic tapes and books in my arsenal ready to shoot down any Regal or John Players if they rear their ugly head :D

    I have read some pages on this site, Its very helpful thanks to eveybody who has posted tips and information..

  • You must do it the way thats best for you everyone is diffrent. i done a 6 month quit with patches year last march and found them fine but Im cold turkey this time. Keep posting and take each day has it comes each hour if need be. If you hit a bad day the next is always a better one I find. in the end the bad days just get less and less. Look forward to getting to know you. xxxx

  • Welcome,

    Hope all goes well for you. I am on day 9 of my quit - it gets easier by the day. Just keep logging into this forum - really is a great help.

  • Good afternoon and welcome to the forum and the rest of your smokefree life.

    ......I did it before using patches and know they make it a lot easier. Before I quit I read lots of books and web sites on quitting, I have Patches, Lozenges, Chewing Gum, hypnotic tapes and books in my arsenal ready ......

    I'm sure Nic will be along shortly to say hello. Please read the links in his signature before you fall prey to the monsters that pedal their wares.

    Stay strong and eductate yourself. :)

  • I have Patches, Lozenges, Chewing Gum, hypnotic tapes and books in my arsenal ready to shoot down any Regal or John Players if they rear their ugly head :D

    Haha that's a great way to see it, shootin em down. PYOW PYOW!!

    Welcome to the forum, looks like we're quittin on the same day. If we stick together, we can kick the sh!t out of this habit... yes yes! Best of luck mate!

  • Well done on deciding to quit and welcome to these forums.

    Not alot else to say except good luck and if you need support and encouragment the people on here are the best :)

    Denise

    xx

  • hi pheonix and well come to the fourm,,congrats on you quit,,it gets easier as you go in to you quit,,,and good look to you ,you just kepp the faith tony

  • Hi Phoenix,

    Welcome to the Forum and good luck with your decision to quit.

    A good piece of advice is: if you feel the need to smoke, come on to the forum and post, wait for 4 people to reply before you light up. By that time the crave will have gone. Hey Presto!

    Read, Read and read again. Great info in some of the members signatures.

    Keep us up to date and post often - it helps.

    Bernie

  • I'm sure Nic will be along shortly to say hello. Please read the links in his signature before you fall prey to the monsters that pedal their wares.

    Better late than never!!!

    Hello and welcome,

    Austin has alluded the fact that while there are all sorts of pills and potions out there to help us quit (and I used lozenges) It appears that all they do is to give us the confidence to have a go at quitting. What enables us to stay stopped is knowledge and understanding about nicotine addiction and what to expect while quitting. The links in my sig do contain a wealth of information and inspiration and are worth checking out.

    The mindset you are hoping to achieve is one of someone that does not want to smoke. To get that it is best to regard quitting as a gaining situation (Heath, wealth and control) rather than a huge sacrifice of one of your greatest pleasures!

    Best wishes

    Nic

  • Hi there phionix,

    Well done for chucking the ciggies. I find the encouragement on here priceless and the information available is there to read at your hearts desire!

    Help is out there!

    Good Luck

  • Thanks to all of you for your kind welcome, support and information, I am doing ok today, I will certainly be using this forum as a tool to help me quit and get to know some of you better..

    Thanks again :)

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