No Smoking Day
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Im a newy!

Hi everyone, thought i would join as i feel i need all the support i can get. I started patches 4 weeks ago and did so well, did not have 1 fag for 2 weeks and then i had a stressful moment at work and then it all went down hill! Went to doctors yesterday and i have been precribed Champix, i start them tomorrow and i am really nervous about it as i have read so many horrid side effects. I am so determined to give up though!

My reasons for quitting is mainly because i have 2 children, they are age 5 and 7 and do not know i smoke as i only smoke at work and have 1 in the evening when they are in bed. They both always comment on people they see smoking and how they will die, it upsets me so much and i would be devasted if they ever found out i smoke.

I also want to quit for the obvious health reasons and cost, i only smoke about 7 a day and thought i could stop when ever i wanted but how wrong was i, its so hard!

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Hi lpperrott :)

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

I also quit with the help of champix,with no side effects apart from feeling a little nausea with the morning one, just took it later on and no further problems

Good Luck

Marg xx


hi lpperrott,and wellcome,,as marg says you are in the right place,,lots of help and tips on here ,just take it one day at a time,,then day 2 then day 3,then its weeks ,and then months,,lots of us find the time goes so quick on here,its unreel how an were the time goes to,,so you keep the faith and keep:D:D:D tony


Hi and welcome.

I didn't use Champix so cant comment on side effects, but good luck and posts often.




Welcome to the forum lperrott! 7 smokes a day? You must have craved for one here and there throughout your day....? I smoked a lot more and I craved all day for one when I couldn't have one...... one of my biggest quit reasons.... if I am in withdrawal even whilst I'm smoking I might just as well quit and get all the benefits from being a non smoker.... yes, it was a bit hard for a little while but it feels so good and so right now........ don't quit for your kids for sure....... quit for the freedom you will feel! Good luck, you!!!


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