No Smoking Day
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New non-smoker

So I quit yesterday... joined the forum today. I've tried to quit several times before, never with any success. This time I'm trying out the Inhalator for the first time, after totally failing with patches last time. Today, being out walking my dog and walking past the newsagent... it was hard to resist the temptation to just go in and buy a pack. But I managed to avoid it this time.

I'm trying not to think too far ahead. Just.. "Let's see if I can stay smoke-free today" and worry about tomorrow tomorrow.

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:D good luck Lewis ...for me thats the only way to do it day at a time :) lol there are loads of great articles to read see some of the signature lines and click on a few links ...if nothing else it passes some time and keeps you occupied also gives you more reasons to stop :) keep on going :)


Thanks Liz. :)


Welcome Liwis

You have got the right idea there just take each bit as it comes. (baby steps) Things will get easyer really soon. xxxxx


Hi Lewis :)

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

Best Wishes

Marg xx


Hi Lewis

Huge welcome to the forums and well done on making the decision to quit.

Post often to let u sknow how you are doing. Good Luck




Hi Lewis,

Welcome to the forum. Lot's of support here from people with many experiences, much wisdom and one goal... kicking the addiction for good. :D

Keep strong



Good for you!

Hey Lewis! Good for you. It's good to hear the positivity in your attitude towards smoking and taking each day as it comes. I've reached Week 11 on Champix and it's no miracle cure, but I've found it has been the best option for me. I tried the nicotine therapies, every one of them, but found that I got addicted to them for some 2-3 years! This kind of defeated the object for me, BUT everything works different for different people and so, sincerely, GOOD LUCK MATE AND KNOCK THE CIGGIES DEAD!!!


Hey Lewis thats good news mate, i stopped smoking using the inhalator i found it better being in control of when i wanted a nicotine fix as opposed to other NRTs, i used the inhaler for 3 weeks and just decided not to bother since, i just left it at home, im now on day 43 and feeling brill, stick with it buddy its well worth it, i WAS a very heavy smoker for 26 years and im loving my new life ;)


Well done you

Hi Lewis, Welcome to the forum & well done for making the decision to quit. Just imagine how good you will feel every time you manage (even with gritted teeth sometimes!!) to walk past the cigarette counter without parting with your hard earned money! 'Tis a lovely feeling when you get used to it, laugh in the face of danger LOL. I have been smoking for 34 years, longer if I am honest but at the age of (A young LOL) 48 face the onset of serious health problems. You know the ones - that only happen to other people? Well bu**er me they don't!!!! You are well on the way to becoming a non-smoker. Kepp it up. Everyone here will help you. XXX


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