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Changed my mind


I've been reading the posts for the past day or so (Excellent site) and decided that Thursday would be a good day for me to quit as I would have some company at home etc. Then I asked myself what was I really waiting for, I was going to feel the same no matter when I started. So I am now 16h 47mins into it. Don't feel too bad at the moment, hope that lasts.

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Well done to you. It is a good idea to read some literature about the nicotine addiction and what to expect while quitting, here are some sites for you to look at if you choose, and

I wish you loads of good luck and there will be others coming along with help for you.



Welcome Freespirit

Good luck with your quit you appear to have made a good start.


Thankyou both for your kind words. I still can't believe I still feel pretty OK. I have had a good look at these websites over the past two days and it is good to know a bit about the "nature of the beast". Maybe that's why it is not hitting me too hard yet since the feelings I have, I was pretty much expecting and that's all they are. No pain involved. This is my first real attempt and I have smoked for over 30 years.


Hi there, and well done on your decision to will be the best decision you have ever made.

good luck and remember you can always come on here and have a read and or rant there is always someone on line to give support. Believe me I couldn't have done it without this forum.

Big hugs and good luck xx


Hi Freespirit :)

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 xxxxxxx


Hi Freespirit,

And welcome to the forum. Excellent decision to quit, and made even better by bringing it forward.:D

Hope today goes well for you. Stay strong.



Best Way to Quit, im only 3 days in now i had my last cigarette on sunday night just before bank holiday monday.

What quiting aids are you using or are you going cold turkey?


Hello and welcome.

I too started my quit a wee bit earlier than I planned!!

So I can totally relate to the why wait attitude!




Thanks everyone. The support keeps you going.

Want a fresh start I am not using any aids.

Will move on to Day 2 now. Yee ha


well done on your quit freespirit, like the guys say reading is important but to me the most important thing is positive thinking, If you truly believe you will never smoke again and you know you are mentally stronger than any little moment of weakness or craving, then you will never be beaten by the cigs and you really will be a freespirit.

good luck to you


Thanks Billyc,

I do still feel positive about this. Who'd have thunk it. After 32 years most of which I was almost 2 packs a day until about a year ago when I cut it down to about 15 a day. I can still hardly believe I have gone almost 2 days without one.


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