I'd like to say well done on your decision and welcome to this wonderful forum
I have always dreaded No Smoking day in the past, and hid when i smoked, avoided the kids egging me on to quit etc..- yet at the weekendI passed a NHS stand at the supermarket and was able to tell them I'd quit- and it was a great feeling!
I smoked a lot, and for over 26 years, and stopped 10 days ago now. I too dreaded that first day, i dreaded 'surviving' without my crutch, coping with stress, all the usual, and more. I thought I'd turn into the mad woman from hell and bite the postman's head off- but no, it was surprisingly better than i imagined
Visit this forum, post often, read the links and learn, get the support you need, visit us when you're having a crave, make friends in the same boat as you, and support others- i have lack of support from my partner, so this site really got me through those first few days- and it still does
I have my 'crave days', but it's not worth it-
i smell better, fresh & clean
I am on my way to better health
I will live longer for my children
I will not be bringing stale smoke into the house to rub off on my children
I will not litter my garden table with fag butts!
I will save money- I ahve used my Â£5 daily to treat myself, eventually i'll put it towards something useful, but for now i go out and buy something for ME.. flowers, nice smellies, a dvd( bought a few of those this week!) something nice to nibble( Mine was a sushi treat!) and a gift for the toddler
My day will not revolve around smoking- planning a night out at the theatre for instance used to worry me.. can't smoke in trains or stations, can't smoke in theatre.. when will i have my fix?!
I won't need to nip out at work.. therefore finish on time!
I will set a better example to my children
I work behind a ciggy counter in a supermarket part-time.. and have found that easier than i thought- smell the heavy smokers, and soon the smell will make you stand back and wrinkle your nose!
Good luck, and have a wonderful smoke free day tomorrow!!