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Is this where I start???

Hi all,

Please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place....I'm new to all this.

I am on day 8 of Champix and my quit date is Sunday 29th March. Encouraged by my son and his girlfriend who both succeeded in stopping smoking back in October 2008. I am so proud of them both, and I envy their lovely fresh smelling clothes and hair !! I want that too. I am determined to quit and I am so glad I have found this forum, I feel I will get lots of support here. Thanks.:)

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yes you have posted this in the right place.

first well done for deciding to quit i know everyone thinks about it a lot of the time but does not actually see it through.

I only just joined today and i must admit it has helped me so much already. this morning i woke up hating the world and feeling alone... but after finding this site i have read that so any people are feeling the same that i actually feel better...

so good luck and i hope this site helps you to :o


Hello wantostop,

Welcome to the forum if you have come advice and support you have come to the right place there are a lot of good people on this site who will be glad to help, Well done on your decision to quit it really is worth it in the end.



Thanks for the welcome Jewls26 and STARON. I have had a wander round the forum and it feels a warm and friendly place to be. It is good to know I am not alone in undertaking this massive life changing decision. Thanks again for your replies, I will be around on Sunday 29th to let you all know how I am doing on QUIT day. X:cool:


Hi Want to stop :)

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 you and following your son & G F I also followed my son and have been quit now for just over 4 months

Good Luck



Hi wantostop,

Welcome and Congrats on your decision to quit.

Keep positive and just take it day by day, hour by hour.

Best of luck for Sunday the 29th





I too shall keep an eye out for you, well done on making the decision. This forum and the brilliant people on it were and are my saviour re quiting.


Hi Wantostop,

You have made the right decision.

Will watch for you on Sunday,take it hour by hour,you will do it.

You will soon smell as good as your son and his girlfriend.:D


Hi wantostop welcome, this is a lovely friendly site and so helpful. Keep us upto date how you go on I was wanting to try champix this time round but not to be would be great to see how you get on as if I fail (dont intend to) I would like to try it X


Hey, a big thanks to all for the encouraging replies. That in itself should be a big incentive to beat this addiction. :D Trendy....I did have a fight on my hands to get Champix. My own GP wouldn't prescribe, saying he wasn't comfortable with side effects!!! However, another GP in the practice was more than happy to let me try it, on the condition I see her every two weeks and record any changes in my mood, etc. However, I believe you go through many mood swings giving up cold turkey anyway, and so I am prepared for it. I will not let my family down, and I hope I can become one of the many NON smokers on this forum. Margareth, I will check out these links thanks. Eileen, fionacox, anniem, trendy.........thank you and keep your fighting spirit. Love J.x :)


Hello Wantostop

Welcome to the board.

Loads of support here and has certainly helped me on my way.


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