Getting easier!!

Hi everyone,

Wanted to thank everyone who has posted on here because it has helped me reading everyone's stories. This is the first time I've posted on here, but I have been stopped 5 weeks tomorrow. Its the longest time I have not smoked since I started smoking when I was 14 and I am now almost 25!! I no longer think of having a cigarette first thing in a morning but I am still having cravings. Its usually when something bad happens or when something good happens. I really think that I used cigarettes to almost control my emotions. Has anyone else noticed this? However, when I do get the cravings, even though they are less frequent, they are still really intense, and I do miss smoking as bad as that sounds.

Most of my friends don't smoke, but a few do, and when I'm with them and they're smoking I still feel a bit as if I'm missing out. I have to remind myself that there are only about 10 puffs and then they will want a cigarette again not long after. But when I've had a drink I really struggle. I've also noticed that although I have been doing a lot more exercise, I have stayed the same weight and even put a few pounds on. However I have noticed how much I hate the smell of stale smoke. I honestly never realised how bad it was before! I still like the smell of a burning cigarette though. Maybe that will go in time.

Anyway, thanks for listening. I feel that non smokers don't really understand what we're going through, and I don't want to go on about it to my friends who smoke because it would bring them down!!

Steph x

4 Replies

  • HI Steph :D

    Read this I think it may help

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them

    Here are 2 I find very good to start you off and Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Well done on 5 weeks quit you're doing great

    No non smokers don't understand at all but really how could they they have never been there after all

    All the Best


  • Thanks

    Hi Marg,

    Thanks for that. I have looked at quite a lot, but hadn't heard of the other one and it's really helpful. I was thinking about buying that Allen Carr book but I've heard that it tells you to continue smoking until the last page. I've realised that my addiction to cigarettes is so powerful, and I'm glad I have done something about it now before I decide I want to have kids and stuff.

    Well done to everyone who has stopped smoking. We don't need cigarettes in our lives!


  • Well done Steph you are doing great-and remember you are not missing out when your mates are smoking-they are-ON LIFE!!!!

  • Hi Steph :D

    So glad you're finding the sites useful remember you are missing nothing and gaining a lot well done



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