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I want a new car and a nice smile.

Hi

I'm new to this forum and my main motivation for stopping is so I can afford to get rid of my old banger and replace her with something newer.

I'm also fed up with my nicotime stained, straggly teeth that make me look older than me years.

So instead of moaning about being skint and not being able to afford to have what I want I'm going to get rid of an expensive, ugly habit.

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Hi gonnbeexsmoker :)

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

Good Luck

Marg xxxxxx

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Thanks for the welcome and the useful info.

I know I'm boredom/ social smoker. If I'm busy I can get through the day without smoking. It hits at night time when the kids are in bed and I'm relaxing with a drink.

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Hello, one of the things im well chuffed about is the new pleasant smells in my car, ive always been a big car enthusiast and always kept them spotless both inside and out, but as a smoker i was always ashamed when people got in my car it always had that stale fag smell, not no more it smells of Vanilla and now im not ashamed to let people in my car ... its great, one more week and the NO SMOKING signs are going in :D

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Hi gaz122 just a thought, why wait to put your non smoking signs up, you are now a non smoker, so be proud, put up your signs and let everyone know!

tracy21 and well done on your quit so far x:)

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I'm tired of typing today... here is a good post I copied from a forum member.

"Smoking is simply a compulsive habit. We smoke when we’re happy, when we’re sad, when we’re bored, hungry, lost, hurt, driving, nervous etc etc We fill the little gaps in our lives with a fag and yes, we even smoke when nicotine levels fall in our body.

Many want you to think that falling nicotine levels are the sole reason we smoke, that you're addicted to "the most addictive drug ever put on the planet" and "quitting is hard" and then make loads and loads of cash out of that very assumption.

As so many have easily proven, ditch the fags and within a week your nicotine dependency has gone.

On a scale of 100, blame 5% of your habit on the nicotine and the rest on your subconscious.

What is disgusting in the extreme is that many people fail in their well-intended quits because they misguidedly put their faith in a solution doomed from the start and don’t take the time to learn about why they smoked. They address the 5% and then find they still want to smoke….

Society has trouble accepting the responsibility and needs an addiction excuse whether it’s chocolate, gambling, smoking, weight gain, etc

Those that recognise it for what it is just stop and then kick themselves for being so stupid for so long.

There is no dark side to smoking. No secret, no clever way round it.

You stop, suffer a weekend of feeling niggled, a week or two of flu like feelings and then a weird feeling like something's missing out of your life for a few months as you get to grips with thinking you should be doing something else and it turns out it's the smoking you're missing. But in a nice way....

...but, while all this is happening you suddenly feel more alive, more alert, less stressed, even happier....

...unfortunately preaching comes a little too easy..... " ~austinlegro

This man always spoke a lot of sense.

Any member would do well to read most of ausinlegros posts.

Im also after a new car as some thug decided to wreck mine:mad:

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Hi gaz122 just a thought, why wait to put your non smoking signs up, you are now a non smoker, so be proud, put up your signs and let everyone know!

tracy21 and well done on your quit so far x:)

Cheers Tracy ... you know what, im gonna do that tomorrow, sod it, and while im on im gonna buy another set for the truck, but im gonna keep them as a 21 day treat and celebration ;)

Thanks mate ;)

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Gaz, thats great go for it, positive actions will take you all the way on this journey, x

tracy21

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Yep Trace i totally agree ;)

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This man always spoke a lot of sense.

Any member would do well to read most of austinlegros posts.

Im also after a new car as some thug decided to wreck mine:mad:

I'm filling up, I really am.....

I'm also think I'm going to write a book.

Thank you Tom, i'm truly touched.... :o

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I'm filling up, I really am.....

I'm also think I'm going to write a book.

Thank you Tom, i'm truly touched.... :o

Nice to see you old bean,still off the fags I hope;)

Credit where its due its just a shame theres no stickys here as theres a LOT of really good stuff on here hidden. Not so much fluff nowadays either I think the message is being spread.

If you do write a book let me know and we'll spam it on here;) oh and I'll want a signed copy.

All the best quit partner

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Me to I want a signed copy OK

Love

Marg xxxxxx

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