No Smoking Day
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new non smoker

hi all ive come onto a forum for a little bit of support and chat with poeple who know what im going through.......

i dont know where we introduce ourselves on here so here goes,,,,

im dave, 27 been smoking since 13 and i smoked probably 15 a day.

i decided to quit smoking on monday the 16 march at 7pm...

ive not touched a fag for 4 days now cold turkey style damn its hard,

but i do have a question, been to see my local no smoking officer and shes prescribed me 12 weeks worth of patches ,my concern is ive gone 4 days without and i feel going on patches is taking a step back, what do you guys think...

anyway feel loads better already doing this for my 6 year old son who rings me at work everyday at 4pm to ask if ive had a fag bleees him hes fair proud of me,,so i know i carnt smoke again as i carnt let him down!!!!!! and if anyone can give me any advice it would be much appriciated, and what to expect ,any way thats it really so hope everyone on here quits cos thats what where all here for if i can help anyone give me a message and ill try to help cheers dave.......

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Hi d2472, and welcome to the forum. This is a great place to come with questions about quitting or just to rant and rave. I quit CT on Jan 18, 2009.

It was a lot easier than I thought. Smoked 30 a day for 35 years! What a waste of health, money, and time! The patches contain nicotine. After your last cig and after 72 hours of not smoking, the nicotine should be out of your system. Can't see much sense in using patches and putting nicotine back in your body. At the bottom of this post I have 3 different links that can help you with your quit. Learning about nicotine addiction and what to expect from quitting is important and these links help with that. Any way post often and let us know how you are doing. Just remember you are choosing not to smoke, you are not giving anything up! Keep going!

Quit: Jan 18, 2009

Method: CT


Hey d,

welcome and great job so far..... the toughest part over! I agree with Jody, no sense going back to nicotine now...... for some giving up smoking is easy for many it is hard. It was very hard for me but I am in my 5th week. The first couple of weeks were challenging but it gets easier so just hang in there for a bit longer.... I have a 5 year old and not smoking has been a gift for me and her..... wish I had had the guts to give it up sooner. Hang in there..... I was a 'confirmed' smoker and I still get a few moments here and there but overall I am a happy non-smoker. Keep going.... good luck :)


Hi Dave :D

Well done on going 4 days C T the Nicotine is out of your system now and you're more than 1/2 way through the first and worst week, it will soon get easier for you

Like you I feel it would be taking a backward step as you would be putting nicotine back into your body as Jody and Bella blue say, but have a read of this it may help you

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

Come on here as often as you want for a rant, laugh, moan whatever just about anything goes on here and give your son a hug from me for helping his Dad

Best Wishes



day 6

Hi its day 6 of ct and to be fair it dont seem as bad as i thorght, the only time im suffering when im bored...

Hopfully i have cracked it so ill keep you updated as the second week progresses!

cheers dave.


Hi, D2472. Congratualtion on completing day 6. Almost 1 week gone! You are well on your way. It gets easier from now on, not to say there won't be some bad days, but the good outweight the bad! Keep going! :)

Quit: Jan 18, 2009

Method: CT


Hi Dave :D

You're on day 7 now good having got that first and worst week done things will start to get better for you although you will still have some bad days to cope with but even they will get easier to cope with just hang in there




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