First day, and I'm smoking!


I've tried stopping smoking for the past several months. In the past, I've stopped smoking for up to a year at a time. Only to start again. This time - perhaps because it's the last :p - it's been especially difficult. I attended a smoke cessasion class for six weeks, the first time ten people showed up, the next time four, the next time....well, it ended up just being me and the instructor. Not much group theraphy there!

I am sick and tired of smoking, of being a slave to a goddamn cigarette! Every time (this go-around) I set a date and look at my last pack of cigarette and think it is my last, on the day I have set for quitting I somehow find myself smoking anyway.

I'm going to take a shower and get all of the smoke-smell out of my hair and skin. And then I'm going to not pick up a cigarette again.

Today will still be day 1. I'll simply write here, in this thread, when I begin to cave. I have plenty of 2mg Nicotinell lozenges, it's not as if I'm going to be w/o nicotine.

Take the jump, Thyra, to the other side. Come on, you can do it!

4 Replies

  • Hi Thyra :)

    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

    Forget about your past failures, most of us lots behind us, so forget the past and look to the smoke free future that waits for you

    Post often for whatever reason let us know how you're getting on , have a rant, moan whatever, pretty much anything goes on here and remember we're all here for you anytime you need us

    Best Wishes

    Marg xx

  • Hi thyra

    Its tough, especially those first few days as you well know from past quits.

    Marg above has posted some links, these really will help hun and something that helped me alot was posting on here every time a crave came.

    All you need to do is keep choosing not to put that fag in your gob....its really that simple, keep choosing not to and you will soon see the days rolling by.

    You can do it hun, just choose not to be a slave no longer and take back control of your life.

    Good Luck, keep us updated



  • welcome

    welcome to the forum, dont worry we have all been there, its took most of us a few quits im on my 8th, 5 months ago i quit smoking 8 times in 7 days so please dont worry about it, stay positive, its hard but its worth it in the end and you will soon feel the benefits of it. i can actually run for more then 0 metres now lol something i havent done for what feels like an eternity,

    just stay strong stay p[ositive and post on here as much as you need to were all routing for you, well done!!!

  • just stay strong stay p[ositive and post on here as much as you need to were all routing for you, well done!!!

    Yeah, posting here helps but I'm not anywhere near Day 1 yet so mods, can we have a Day 0 for those of us who are preparing but are not quite there yet?

    I would like to reply to many posts but my last successful quit was light year ago so I can't really remember what I felt. Only one thing that I remember, I had an immediate substitute (not alcohol) that distracted me enough and gave me a false sense of 'oh, that was easy'

    Thyra, just keep fighting, there are many out there in exactly the same or worse position like you. I know cos I'm one of them.

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