No Smoking Day
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My first day!

Hi everyone,

I've been ghosting this forum for about a week now and boy, you are all so supportive of eachother, its great!

I had my last cig at about midnight last night so have gone over 12 hours so far and feel not to bad to be honest:)

This is my 3rd attempt to quit in 2 1/2 years and I'd like to think I'll really do it this time as I've only ever managed to get to day five before I cave in.

Any tips and help would be great!


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Hello Lotie,

First thing welcome to the forum and congratulations on your decision to quit, you will always find support from someone on here, if you look through the links in my signature I am sure you will find some useful information.

Good luck



Hi Lottie,

And welcome to the forum. As you say, they are a very supportive bunch here - I'm on day 10 now and I honestly don't think I'd have made it without 'em! Keep checking back and I know you will get help and tips aplenty from people with much more knowledge and experience than me.

Well done on making the decision to quit - and even better - you've acted on that decision.

Stay strong



well done for quitting you have already started the hardest part of actually getting rid of them,,,

finding this site really helped me get through my bad days.. but even on my good days i log on to see if theres anyone i can share my journey with..

good luck your doing well...... x


Hi lottie,

Welcome to the forum, I had many failed attempts, this time feels so much different, and its all to do with the information and support provided by the others on this forum, Post when you need support and advice and pass it on to others in need! Supporting others, i have found, helps to reinforce why you quit. Be positive and remember, you are choosing not to smoke, you are not giving anything up!! xxx


Aww thanks you guys:)

Even though I'm feeling really optimistic now, I know I'm going to get that "down" feeling at some point and its great to know there are so many others out there in the same situation as me or that have been there before themselves.

I really want to do it this time!!! Think of all the shoes and clothes I can buy with the spare cash!:p


Hi Hunnie

Welcome you have come to the right place here you will have great support and advice. Has wayne have said read some of his links. Take each day as it comes just deal with the day your in. Things improve very fast you will soon be on here giving out support yourself. look forward to getting to know you. Linda xxxxxx


Hi Lottie :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 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

Good Luck



Well done on taking the action to quit, as you know this site is invaluable, i am on day 26 and believe i never ever dreamt i wld do this. marg is an inspiration with her support as is everyone else. linda on here advised me to take baby steps and not to think too far ahead, hour by hour and day by day and that really really helped me. i hope you manage as well as i have as i feel so confident and happy to be smoke free. i have had my ups and downs and wel 3 is the most irritating time for me but we all differ. positive thinking is fantastic and if you do feel the urge just reinforce the positive thoughts which help take the edge off things but overall be strong and good luck x


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