Bye bye smoking

Good morning all, after 5 years of smoking I have decided now is the time to give up that hell of a habit which is burning a hole in my pocket and slowly ruining my health. I have tried about 3 or 4 times on previous occasions to quit, the most successful quit being 2 years ago for 6 months, then going on holiday with the lads got me hooked again!

I managed to quit this year for 1 month but stress from work got me started again with the "1 won't hurt" routine and before I knew it I was back on 10 ciggies a day.

I just turned 23 and now is the time to stop, if I can't stop while I am young I will never stop.

My previous attempts where all cold turkey, but I have signed up to the stop smoking campaign with the local pharmacy and I am on the patches.

Today is my first day on patches, hopefully I will see how well they work, the real test is going back to work tomorrow!!

I truly hope that this time around I can manage and become a non-smoker.


9 Replies

  • Hi Nikhil I am sure you will be fine this time with the support of the pharmacy and this forum. Just post on good and bad days and there is always someone to help you. Read up on the links on peoples sigs that helped me a lot.

    Keep posting and welcome :)

  • Many thanks Trendy, I think speaking about it and expressing my views will help me through it. :)

  • It definatly does. I started a quit blog on my comp after it was recommended to me and it has really helped, I can put anything on there and when I have a bad day just read back and realise that it is more good than bad. :)

  • Nikhil, well done on deciding to quit and welcome to the forum. Theres loads of help and support here. Post often xxxxx:D

  • Good on ya!

    Hi Nikhil,

    Welcome to the forum & your decision to quit.

    You will find so much help, support & information on here. It has helped me no end.

    After many, many attempt to stop I am using patches & lozenges this time. I have found it to be relatively easy this time, I find they really do help. Also my head is 'in the right place' this time LOL.

    Be strong, you can do it!




  • Hi Nichil,

    Well done on your decision to stop smoking and welcome to this forum, which, I might add, has been a godsend to me on my bad days, you'll find tons of support here and there's always someone on who can help if your feeling bad.

    I actually find work a lot easier that being at home, cause everyone in the office is a non smoker and there doesn't seem to be time to think about smoking, so maybe you'll find that too???

    Well done and good luck, keep posting xx

  • Hi Nikhil :D

    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

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Welcome Nikhil

    Well done you deciding to stop smoking while you are still young. Reading about the addiction to nicotine is good as it helps you to understand what is happening while you stop, there are links at the bottom in my signature.

    Very best of luck.


  • Many thanks all :D I feel really good getting 24hours under my belt of no chemicals and CM et al.

    Will post in the Day 2 forum.


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