hello from new member

hi, this is my first time on the forum just wanted to introduce myself. Im a mum of two and have smoked 20 a day for about 9 years im using NRT patches. This is the first day of my quit, ive been putting it off since new year but ive finally decided ive just got to go for it. ive had a couple of failed quit attempts (never lasted more than a couple of weeks except during pregnancy) but this time i really think i can do it, ive been reading some of your posts and they have really cheered me up cos i was feeling really miserable this morning

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  • Hey stacey, welcome to the forum. You should certainly stick around and keep reading and posting, particularly when you're feeling like you were this morning.

    Can you think of any reason why you've failed in the past? Ask anyone on here and they will tell you that EDUCATION is key. Reading up on why you are addicted, what the chemicals in cigs do to you, the endless list of good reasons to quit, is great not only for learning about the issues, but also encouraging you in those dark moments you may go through.

    Try having a read of these sites:

    woofmang.com/tales/index.shtml < - -inspirational tales from ex-smokers

    ffsonline.org/ < - - An free online program to aid you with your quit, whether you have started or not

    There are other links in people's signatures, can't remember them off the top of my head...

    You've made a bold decision, but definitely the best you'll ever make! If not only for yourself, but for your children as well. I wish you the best of luck, and let us know how you get on!

    (On another note...w00t! 100 posts!)

  • Hi Stacey

    Welcome And Big congrats on your quit. You will have great support here we are like one big family of quitters & nutters HEHE. Just take it day by day The first few days are the worse but can be done things get better very fast. Nick will be along shortly Im Sure and he has some very good links in his post. Keep posting also it helps loads. xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • hi Stacey ,

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your quit .

    Tracey x

  • Hi Stacey

    Welcome on board hun :) and well done on your decision to quit.

    Post often hun as it does seem to help, they people on here are the best you can get for support and encouragement.

    Good luck and let us know how you are going.



  • Welcome Stacey,

    Keep posting and popping in and out of the forum - it really helps. First few days are the toughest just trying to get that little monkey in your brain to leave you alone! Then it gets easier day by day.

  • thank you all for your replys, its good to know there are others here who know what its like, i will definatly keep posting and reading

  • Keep reading and reading and reading. The people on this forum really helped me get through the first few days. It was just so good to feel part of a community all aiming for the same thing - to quit smoking.

  • hi stacey24,well come to the fourm and congrats on your quit.we are all one big family on here,,just keep posting on here,and let us know how you get on..like i say you just keep the faith tony,,,,stay strong

  • Hi Stacey,

    Good luck and keep the faith! The more days that pass the better you will feel - We can all vouch for that I'm sure!

    I'm still on early days but the body is an amazing piece of machinery and will reward you accordingly

  • Hi Stacey,

    Well done on deciding to quit and welcome to the forum. Keep reading the posts on here and keep us updated with how you're doing!

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