hello i am NEW!

hello everyone, well my names jamie and i am ready to quit once again!

ive smoked for about 6 years now, gradually increasing nicotine levels as the years have gone by! ive always been fit, but recently whilst excercising ive found my heart and lungs really stuggling to keep up and its the most horrible feeling knowing that this habit is slowly killing you inside! ive noticed ive started to stay in more, (just me and the fags) less confident and generally having a lot less energy than i used to!

the cigarettes have become my friend, solving all my problems, but ive been mislead!

all these years my so called friend has been slowly killing me, blinding me, decieving me! thats how i feel.

i am never going to smoke again, i want to start a new life for myself, and find some real caring human friends lol



11 Replies

  • Hi Jamie,

    Glad you have seen the light and are quitting,it is the best thing you will ever do for yourself.

    The secret to a successful quit is to educate yourself about the reasons why you smoke and get advice on quitting. Also use this forum in order that you have someone to moan to during the hard times.

    Your body will thank you for quitting,GO FOR IT.

  • u'll win

    ur dead right-i'm on day 1 but i know that even being off them for a few days will make u feel much better-ur body doesnt b long in getting fitter-b4 u know it u'll b as strong as an ox again-

    good choice dude-u'll win!

  • thanks for the support guys! earlier i was trying to remember the first time i had a cigy.i do remember outside the office having bought my first 20 cigs standing with my work mates smoking.

    i can remember them tasting rubish, and at the time i was woundering what i was doing! lol

    whats the hardest day would you say?

  • Hi Jamie,

    I had a few bad days at the beginning,it was a while back but can remember day 5 being bad.

    I like what you said about your first cigarettes tasting horrible,you had to try really hard to like them,what you have to do now,with your quit, is to try really hard not to like them.

    Quitting is honestly the best thing you can do,there is no downside to it,everything is positive.You will be fitter,you will smell better,your teeth will be cleaner,your skin will be clearer and you will be a lot richer.

  • thats great news! fitter healther and richer! wow a whole new life for me!

    so you say day 5 is one of the hardest days, what day are you on now then?


  • I quit on the 4th January,so 14 weeks tomorrow,it's the best thing I have ever done.

    Although I have always kept fit,since quitting,I have started rambling and hill walking,I would never had made it up a hill before I quit.

    I have definitely felt the difference in my breathing,there have been no negatives regarding quitting,except for a few days of quite nasty craves.A small price to pay for getting my life back.

  • very well done to you sir! 4th of january wow i bet you feel like a kid again dont you with them new lungs!

    this is a really exciting part of my life! i feel so guilty for smoking, i also have always had a lot of disipline, accept for when it came to quitting smoking!

    ive got this strong feeling deep inside this time that i am ready to tackle the nicotine head on, it feels like its a fight that i lost before, but this time i know that he really cant hurt me!

    it is really all in your head! everything is isnt it!

  • Definitely all in the head.

    It's trying to get through all the first times you do something without a cigarette,breaks at work,first cup of coffee in the morning,etc.

    One of the weirdest things I found about quitting at the beginning was all the extra time I had,it took me a while to get used to it.

  • Hi Jamie :)

    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

    I agree your freind has certainly not been that but we all thought he was at one time and as you have found out relatively early he is a very false friend indeed

    Good Luck


  • thanks a lot for the support you lot!

    i am moving onto day 2 now so ill post in there!


  • Hi Jamie

    Welcome to the site mate. You have come to the right place for fab support and advice. Read as much as you can follow the links in members posts. Also just take baby steps a bit at a time day by day or hour by hour. The first few days are the worse but things get better very fast.xxxx

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