First time trying to quit

Having a bit of a tough time. I have smoked for just about 34 years and have never tried to quit before.

I had my last smoke this morning and am about 10 hours into this. This is not easy. I feel like I am going crazy.

I am using the patch and that helps with the physical cravings I suppose, but the mental side of quitting is where I am having trouble.

Hence why I am here. I need a place where I can type and try to keep my mind busy. I hope that is okay.

Time to read some on what others have posted.

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  • Welcome to the forum JTee. If you really want to quit you're in the right place. There is lots of information and empathy round here. You'll find links all over, and it looks as if you are reading now, so have a good look. We've all been where you are now so don't worry about it being your first time. Get to bed tonight and you'll be on your second day soon. Get your head believing you're a non smoker first. David

  • Wow well done Jtee, and welcome to the forum .....

    You've taken the biggest step ..... Well done.

    Your doing great to get through 10 hours.

    Take each minute each hour and each day as they come.

    You are not the only one going through this, we have all been there, and are living proof that it does get easier.

    There is loads of info on this website, and a lot of good people that are going to support you.

    Positive Mental Thoughts

    Be strong, you can do it.....

  • Well Done on your quit!!! and you are in fine hands here!! you have the 1st day quitters right up to the ones that have been FREE since like years ago :D

    There are some good Links too in people's signatures!! READ READ AND READ some more!!! AND type... whether it's a good day, a bad day or the worst day ever.... keep typing here!!! it's the place to be ;) we are all in this together!!

  • Welcome and good job so far..... making the decision is such a huge step already! The next few days won't be fun but just keep going forward and don't look back...... Freedom is waiting for you if you just keep going. Stay positive, read a lot, post, etc..... never doubt..... the mental part is huge of course..... I used a hypnosis cd that helped me stay calm and positive and I actually still listen to it here and then when I start getting antsy.... glass of wine helps me too :) Hang in there! It gets easier :)

  • hi there and a warm welcome to you.ah you have done really well to go ten hrs without a fag so WELL DONE :) i had smoked for well over 30 yrs and i quit using champix.its been tough but worth it i am nearly on week 6.you will get loads of support and advice here.when i was in the early stages of quiting,i used to sniff the stumps in the ashtray and could taste it and kid myself i had had a cig:eek: cudnt do that now.i did have a relapse tho about a week ago i had bad news and smoked just tha one cig.i felt so bad for doing it but the lovely peeps here made me feel better because we are all in the same boat.hope i have made you feel better,honestly it does get easier ;)

    Doing fine since Feb '09'

  • Welcome JTee. You are in the right place to get help from people who have been where you are and some that are in the same place as you right now. Education is the key to a successful quit and to staying quit. Read as much as you can. Just remember you are chooseing to quit smoking. You are not giving up anything, but have much to gain, health, wealth, and freedom! It's really much easier than you have heard to quit. No pain, just the nicodemons messing with you head. Remember, you are stronger than they are. Not one more puff. Choose not to smoke. Keep going strong!

  • Hi Jtee :)

    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

    No you're not going crazy you've just taken a massive step towards total freedom and a new smoke free life

    Post often and let us know how you're doing, have rant, moan whatever we don't mind we will all be here for you every step of the way for as long as you need us Promise

    Good Luck

    Marg

  • Well I just got up and will not be officially on day two for and 2 hours. Sitting down with a cup of coffee and fantasizing of having a smoke. Not gonna do it.

    Tad bit of a restless night but I know that will pass.

  • Hi JTee :D

    Glad to hear you're not gonna do it and yes the restless nights will pass

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxx

  • Welcome

    JTee Hi what can I say everybody hasnt, Just a massive BIG welcome to the site, its great, u will find lots of help and support.... It gets easier everyday:D

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