Disaster but helpfull too

I have been thinking about giving up smoking ever since I was made redundant on christmas eve, but today I made my mind up once and for all. Well actually the bank did, they have frozen my account and are not releasing money at the ATM :eek:

So, this could be the biggest help for giving up smoking I have ever recieved so thanks Nat West :rolleyes: (not worked out how im going to eat or keep my house yet but thats another matter)

Every cloud has a silver lining.... I'll see you in day two...Im actually 100% certain im going to make it without smoking :p

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  • i know how you feel. Ive been credit crunched to the max. In the last 3 months I have lost my business, my house, gone bankrupt and lost my girlfriend but if it all means that I have nothing else to focus on now than sort out my addiction then it will all still be worth it.

    when youve got time off its the best time to face these things and give yourself the best frame of mind to get the rest of your life sorted when you come out the other side.

    good luck kevin,

    Bman

  • Welcome to this forum Kevin. I'm sorry to hear about your situation regarding the bank and your job but well done for actually doing something positive to help yourself.

    Not having any money was my main reason for quitting too. I am lucky that I still have a job but I was getting to the point that everything was going on credit cards because all my money was being used to pay off debts - it was becoming a stupid, destructive vicious circle!

    Anyway, since stopping I actually have money in my purse and a little bit in the bank (although not much!).

    Well done for deciding to quit - stick with us on here, post as often as you can:D

  • Hi Kevin75, what a star you are to make the best decision you have ever made whilst also struggling with money issues.

    This forum will give you all the help and support you need to stay a non smoker and there are lots of great people who will advice you and reply to your posts, im sorry about the money issues but with your positive attitude im sure things will improve for you.

    take care, x

    tracy21

  • Hiya Kevin. Not having money at hand really bites the big one, I know how you feel, have been there myself :S. It does however make it a lot easier to quit. No money = no cigarettes so unless you're able to bum fags till you get it sorted it really would just be better to stop altogether and get on with it and you'll notice that when the cash flow starts coming in again it'll stretch a lot further than before. Keep on posting and before you know it you'll be quite far along in your quit. Good luck :cool:

  • Hi Kevin,

    Welcome to the forum you have come to the right place for support, encouragement, information, friendship and much more.

    You have made one of the most important decisions that you can make. Freeing your self from the nicotine addiction and the benefits are immense. Read, read and read some more I always say knowledge is power the more you can find out about smoking and its effects on your body it will help you understand nicotine addiction, and how to stop smoking. Here just 2 websites that are a good source of information whyquit.com and woofmang.com and there are many more out there.

    Firstly sorry your the position that your in but glad you are stopping smoking. I hope your luck changes and you are able to support yourself. I will be thinking of you good luck

    Dolly

    xxx

  • I have been thinking about giving up smoking ever since I was made redundant on christmas eve, but today I made my mind up once and for all. Well actually the bank did, they have frozen my account and are not releasing money at the ATM :eek:

    So, this could be the biggest help for giving up smoking I have ever recieved so thanks Nat West :rolleyes: (not worked out how im going to eat or keep my house yet but thats another matter)

    Every cloud has a silver lining.... I'll see you in day two...Im actually 100% certain im going to make it without smoking :p

    Hi Kevin :)

    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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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

    You sound remarkably cheerful in the face of that disaster, with an attitude like that you can't fail and as you say every cloud has a silver lining, but I hope the cash problem sorts out sooner rather than later for you

    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

    All the Best

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Thanks for all the posts of support, its very much appreciated indeed.

    I have just passed my first target of 24 hours smoke free so that makes me happy regardless of the other issues atm. Sorry to hear from others who have had hard times financially of late and I hope it works out good for you in the end.

    The links you have posted are all very usefull so thanks for the info there. Im going from 20 a day for the last 15 years ( :eek: geez that long! ) to going totally cold turkey so sites like this help alot. Thank you all again. :)

    Better jump into the Day 2 section now.... Day 1 is all done :D

  • Hi Kevin :D

    Well done getting through the 1st 24 hrs, glad you're happy in spite of the problems

    Love

    marg xxxxxxx

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