3 weeks today

Hi all, i've been quit for 3 weeks today, been reading posts on this forum which have been very encouraging, thanks to everyone. Today i decided to join and hopefully encourage other people.

I have smoked for 17 years and have had a few failed attempts to quit, i've tried everything from chewing gum to patches. BUT for some odd reason this time i have gone cold turkey and feeling great about it!

I'm feeling so 'clean' and every day is definitely getting easier now. I even ventured to the pub on Friday for the first time, first couple of drinks were tough but then strangely i forgot about any urges after that.

Basically feeling very proud of myself and i'm so determined to Never smoke again.

Good luck to all and thanks for inspirational posts.

Kev

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  • Hi Kev :D

    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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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 3 weeks quit you're doing great

    Best Wishes

    Marg

  • well done...

    visiting the pub is definatly hard.. i used to spend most of my friday night outside the pub but so was everyone else so it was very sociable... ( funny that there was more people outside then inside) i do get the urge when drinking but after a while ive had to much to drink to notice :rolleyes: lol

  • Hi Kev,

    Well done on your quit so far, and welcome to the forum.

    Wayne

  • Thanks to all, i'll deffo have a read through the links.

    Something that has helped me is, before i gave up i went to see the 'stop smoking nurse' at the doctors and she took readings of carbon monoxide etc in my system. She told me to come back two weeks later to see how much they'd gone down, it's now 3 weeks and i'm booked in tommorow so can't wait to see the difference. I think it's just that reassuring thought that your body is getting back to how it should be.

    I agree about the pub beer garden social thing, i think that is what i actually miss, it's a time when you get to chat to people who you don't usually speak to.

    Cheers to you all

    Kev

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