Trying Again

Dear All,

I think i don't have strong will power because i do not use any medicine as alternate to keep myself away from smoke. I quit couple of months ago and didn't took a single puff for more than a month but somehow due to stress and situation around ui started again. Now I've decided to get rid of this habit again and this is my first day. I've been smoking for last 15 years. Kindly support me to get strong against smoke...

Thanks to all,

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  • Hi Hassan :)

    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

    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

  • Hi Hassan, and welcome back.

    This forum is a very supportive place. There are people with loads of experience who will be around to help, advise and support.

    But at the end of the day it is you that will achieve what you want. Whatever method anyone chooses to kick this addiction is fine, the important thing is that it is your choice to not smoke.

    Keep choosing not to smoke and you will succeed.

    Stay strong.

    Deke

  • Good for you

    Hi Hassan,

    Good for you for trying again. You WILL succeed if you really want to.

    We all here to listen & support whenever you need it.

    Keep strong.

    Gaynor xxx

  • Thanks

    Dear All,

    Thanks for support specially margerth. Thank you man. It's my second day and still going well. When i feel urge for smoke i use sugar free gum. Anyhow it's still working quite fine. I think that first 100 hours are quite tough to spend as smoke free.

    Once again thank you margreth.

    Regards,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    You're doing fine on day 2 well done after tomorrow there will be no nicotine left in your system at all

    You're right the first few days are really tough after that it will gradually get easier for you

    Keep it going and keep posting on here

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • yeah i find i have to keep reminding myself why i quit smoking in the first place!

    we all get these urges, have that one or few feel that buzz again, then after those 5 magic cigis, the pleasure goes, then we are back where we started!

    it's a rubbish habit, kick it now dude while you can!

    love

    jamie

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Day 3rd

    Dear Marg & Jamie,

    Thanks for the posts. I am not feeling well today due to crave. Well, I am just sitting in my office and doing little work. I am thinking to go home early today and will sleep right away. First week is tough but i definitely will kick myself out of this habit.

    Warm Regards,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    Well done on day 3 by tonight all the nicotine will have gone

    Sorry you didn't feel well because of a crave and hope by now you feel better again just hang in there and it will get easier for you Promise

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Day3rd Evening

    Dear Marg,

    Thank you for the help and suggestions you gave. I really feel good to see your posts.

    I am feeling urge a lot to smoke now but when i think about u that a 66 years old man has quit then why can't i?

    So i am still strict with my decision and not gonna smoke any more.

    I am quite fine now and just sitting at home. By the way what do you say about a cup of green tea? The real difficulty which i face is when i go outside and see someone smoking around even my father smokes a lot too. These couple of situations makes me weaker against smoke free.

    Looking forward to your posts.....

    Thanks 'n' Take Care,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    Well done day 3 nearly over now and the nicotine is gone from your system and if my posts are helping you then i'm happy for you

    Glad you feel fine now and just sitting at home Green tea is good and it will help to get rid of the toxins from your body

    It is difficult at times when someone else is smoking but in a few days you'll find this will trouble you less and less often

    Most of my friends smoke and after the first couple of weeks I really didn't notice it at all just the awful smell that lingered

    May i correct your thought that I'm a male I'm not I'm female but some of the mistake I'm sure is that i call myself Marg easily mistaken for Mark

    Take care Hassan you are doing really well

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Almost a Week Now...

    hmmm. Great to know about you and i really appreciate your strong will power against smoke.

    Anyhow it's been more than a week now since i quit. I am feeling change in my body day by day as i moved on with smoke free life. Life is really very beautiful and i can see how wonderful it became after i quit.

    Thank you all for your support!

    Hassan Kazmi

    31 years old

    Started somking since i was 16... 30 cigs in a day...

    Quit Date... Last Days of June 2009... I didn't remember the exact day

  • To Marg

    How are you? Hope you must be fine.

    Well, it's been more than two week now since i quit. I am just feeling strong urge for smoke today even i tough couple of times to buy a cig and start smoking but i am still bearing. It's really quite tough to quit. Anyhow I am trying to stay strict with my decision and not smoking yet.

    Need your support!!!

    Love

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hey Hassen,

    Well done for having re quit! at least you did it once before and you must tell yourself you can do it again.

    There will be tough days and better days so chin up!.

    All this being said by some one who is still smoking!! hahaha i think deep down i'm trying to convince myself to stop and:rolleyes: the same time supporting others.

    Bye bye

    Mimi

  • How are you? Hope you must be fine.

    Well, it's been more than two week now since i quit. I am just feeling strong urge for smoke today even i tough couple of times to buy a cig and start smoking but i am still bearing. It's really quite tough to quit. Anyhow I am trying to stay strict with my decision and not smoking yet

    Love

    Hassan Kazmi

    Hi Hassan :D

    I'm just fine rhankyou for asking

    You're doing great more than 2 weeks into your quit well done Big Hug

    Sorry to hear you're finding it tough going at the moment but please hang in there it will get easier for you soon

    Please don't give on now or you'll have to di it all over again

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • Marg And Mimi

    Dear Marg/Mimi,

    Thank you for the reply... I really appreciate your help....

    I am feeling quite fine now and still strict with my decision. You are right that if i smoke again then i have to start it all over. This forum is very helpful to make someone's willpower strong. In start i used nicotine gum for couple of days but for last two weeks i didn't use anything. I am just using my will power. I realize now that smoking is bit tough to quit for a chain smoker but if you have strong will power then you can quit.

    Anyway, thank you all for your support....

    Love...

    Hassan Kazmi

  • To Shahnoor

    Dear Shahnoor,

    Yes I am from Pakistan and thanks a lot for your helping reply. I definitely will visit those pages your mentioned and download that book. Currently, It's been three weeks almost since i quit. I am just using will power.

    Again, thank you all for your support!

    Warm Regards,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Can we please keep this subject away from the main forum as it makes it harder work for Mod 3 and myself

    Many thanks

    Moderator 2

  • Slapped wrists Chrissie......................:D

  • Thanks

    Dear All,

    I am frequently visiting this page just to give myself help and stay strict with my decision. I am not interested to know that who is banned and who have access on this site. If shahnoor was banned then how did he posted?

    Well, All i know this forum helps me a lot and secondly my will power. I am not using anything like chewing gum or candies. I think these things are harmful for teeth. It's been more than 3 weeks now since i quit and now i am pretty much enjoying the taste of food, fruits and juices. I feel bad for those days when i was stuck in smoke hell and smoking two packets each day even before sleeping and right after waking up i smoke a cig first then started any work. I really feel sorrow for those days that i ruined my health. Anyhow now i am improving slowly and i hope after a year i will be changed a lot.

    Thank you for your support specially Margreth!!!!!!

    With Love,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    Well done on 3weeks + that's great Big hug for you

    I was just like you last thing before I went to bed a fag and first thing in the morning a fag to start the day

    Also like you I'm glad those days are gone

    Glad to hear your health is improving and long before the year is up you'll hardly believe the change in your health

    You're doing fine keep it up I'm glad you find the forum useful to you

    Oh Shahnoor was banned after he/she posted I think

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • Entered into 4th week

    Dear Margareth,

    Thank you for your reply...

    I just want to inform you that i have entered into 4th week and as i am moving ahead i feel myself getting easy with crave/urge. Each next day is becoming more easy and relaxed. I feel damn good now and really this forum is very helpful.

    Love....

    Hassan Kazmi

    .

  • Morning one and all,

    And what true music to my ears to hear all this good and possetive news!!

    Well done Hassan!! i'm following not far behind you but still have alot to do. I say that and infact it's not quite true!! i'm a good couple a weeks behind and those two weeks can make a huge differance!

    And Marg, How are you??? Still very close to us all i see and we thank you so much, you seem to be like our teatcher or follower!:D hahaha

    Stay in touch and speak soon.

    mimi

  • Mimi

    Dear Mimi,

    Good Evening,

    Thank you for the post. Well, You're not much behind. You just need to be focused and stay positive.

    Keep visiting this page regularly and share your feelings....

    Love....

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Well Done Hassan

    Well done Hassan

    Have you decided on what you are going to do to treat yourself when you have your month long anniversary of being a non smoker?

  • I just want to inform you that i have entered into 4th week and as i am moving ahead i feel myself getting easy with crave/urge. Each next day is becoming more easy and relaxed. I feel damn good now and really this forum is very helpful. .

    Hi Hassan :D

    Well done you getting to the 4th weeks is great give yourslef a pat on the back

    I'm also pleased it's getting easier for you now

    Glad your feeling good but yourself something nice with the money you're saving that will give you a real list

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxx

  • End of 4th week

    Dear MAH,

    Thank you for the reply. Well, today is end of my 4th week and i definitely will celebrate soon. You know what i feel, i feel it's totally belong to will power. I still feel urge and crave for smoke even sometimes i get ready to buy one cig but when i think that i have to do it all over again, i step back. It's really very important that when you decide to quit, you should set up a time period that how far you will go? I decided not to smoke for one year at least and here i am gonna complete one month...

    Dear Margareth,

    Hope you are fine and doing well. Thank you for your reply too. Well, I am using my money on fruits and juices... It's really good to have a healthy life...

    Again, Thank you all for your support...

    With Love....

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    Well done four weeks completed that's great

    It's normal to still have the odd urge or crave at this stage but well donw not giving in to them and having that one smoke

    As you say you'd just have to do it all over again

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • One month done

    Dear All,

    I am glad to tell you that i have completed one month now. It's really not that much difficult. I think we all just need to be focus on our goal and make our will power strong. I have set a target of one year and i hope i will achieve it....

    Thank you all....

    With Love....

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Well done Hassan!!

    I hope you feel very good about yourself and proud of yourself! you deserve to be so.

    I, unfortunatly have fallen off the wagon and am very dissapointed in myself.

    I'm not yet ready to quit again fight now so i hope to find strength and motivation via the posts to help me get back on the right route.

    Well done again and keep it up!! ;))

    Mimi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    YAY well done on 1 month completed that's great Big Hug for you

    I feel sure you'll reach your target and hope you then won't start again with your determination you're sure to get there

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

    Hi Mimi :)

    I'm sorry to here about your fall of the wagon

    Come back when you're ready OK we'll all be here for you Promise

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • End of 5th & Entered into 6th week

    Dear All specially Margareth and Mimi,

    It's almost one and half month now since i quit. As i already have told you that it's purely belong to your will power and no champix or any other thing keeps you away from smoke but the will power. You just need to decide once and then make yourself stronger and strict against smoke. Just keep promising with your loved ones and yourself that you will never ever touch smoke again.

    I still feel urge for smoke but it is my strong decision as well as will power who keeps me away from such nonsense. Mimi you just need to be highly committed and consistent with your decision and i hope you will achieve the goal too.

    Dear margareth thank you for your hugs and support. I wasn't this much strong but your postings really helped a lot for me and today i am proud to be healthy. God bless you...

    Love....

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    Great almost 6 weeks now you're doing really well keep it going

    I hope the urges are getting easier for you as you go along

    Keep that will well to the front Big Hug for you

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxx

  • Just want to add my support here Hassan, Well done and keep up the good work . Keep letting us know how your doing. x;)

  • Moving Ahead....

    Dear Margareth & jaqualine,

    At first Margareth.... Well, if you don't mind i would like to ask something.... Do you run this forum dear? I always found your post first... Sometimes i feel like you remain connected with this forum all the time and keeping eye on all of us. Anyhow great and nice work... I am really impressed....

    Secondly Jaqualine.... Thank you for your support dear... Well, I am doing just great and going really very well so far.... I feel urge as well but now i have made a good distance of time between smoke and me so now it's not easy for me to touch it again... I want to remain smoke free till the day i die and i hope i will.....

    Love you all....

    Hassan

  • Hi Hassan, i think we all feel the same way about margareth, shes a very special person. Well said, i like you want to be a non smoker now til the day i die, stay strong x:)

  • hassan,

    Congratulations on remaining a non-smoker, you know and you will always know that this is the right thing to do, and yes its sheer willpower and determination that gets some of us through those really awkward days.

    We all managed just fine with lifes stresses etc before we smoked, so by quitting smoking we are just relearning what we always did know.. we can cope just fine without them.

    Well done so far, keep up the positive feeling regards your reasons to stay quit from them, and take great encouragement from your acheivement so far and see that this is a wonderful thing you are doing for both yourself and everyone around you.

    Well done hassan!

  • At first Margareth.... Well, if you don't mind i would like to ask something.... Do you run this forum dear? I always found your post first... Sometimes i feel like you remain connected with this forum all the time and keeping eye on all of us. Anyhow great and nice work... I am really impressed....

    Hi Hassan :D

    No I don't mind Hassan but the answer is no I don't run this forum at all

    I'm just a member the same as you are, but I do spend a lot of time on here as unlike most others I no longer go to work so have plenty of time and I enjoy trying to help other as I was helped on here from the day I arrived as a newbie

    Keep it going I think you have this sussed now

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxx

  • Fine & Good...

    Dear All,

    Thank you so much for your replies and i really appreciate your work margareth.

    Front big hug for your...........

    Love...

    Hassan

  • Hi Hassan :D

    good to hear form you again and well done getting so far with your quit must be around 8 weeks now I think

    Thanks for the hug

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • 2 Months

    Dear margareth,

    Hope you fine and doing well. yes it is almost done now. i have completed two months but i don't know why today i am feeling strong crave/urge for smoke. i think it's due to my thinking for smoke. As much as i think to smoke, i miss those days, i miss that intoxicated feeling but on the other hand i m happy to feel no smell around me. it just belong to stress and will power. one thing has to be strong. stress drags you towards smoking while will power can take you far away. Anyhow, i have made a good distance of two months now and still i think there's a long run left for me. At least one year required to kill this damn urge... I am really feeling very bad today.

    Thank you all for your support.... This forum is really very helpful.

    Love for MM....

    Hassan

  • Hi Hassan :D

    WOW 2 whole months that's brilliant Big Hug for you

    I'm sorry you're having strong craves oday but as you know they will pass and tomorrow will be better for you again

    As you go on with the quit you'll find the urges get so much less in strength as well as the amount of them

    At this stage it is normal to miss smoking but it does get better the further you go

    At 9 months I rarely have any urges at all just a fleeting thought now and then gone almost before I know it's there

    Keep going you'll get where you want to be Promise

    Love

    Margxxx

  • Thanks

    Dear Margareth,

    Thank you for the hug.

    Well, you are absolutely right and by the passage of time these urges will be gone forever. Similarly, I am moving ahead and bearing the pain. It's really not easy to quit but it's not impossible as well. We just need to be brave and i believe that only a brave heart can do such exercise.

    Again, thank you for your kind support.

    Love....

    HASSAN KAZMI

  • Hi Hassan :D

    You're welcome to any support I can give you

    No it's not an easy task this quitting but it really is worth it as you're already finding out

    Keep going it gets better and better

    Love

    Marg xxxxx

  • Hassan,

    Its the power of 3 i think?

    3rd hour, 3rd day, 3rd week... 3rd month.

    Basically hassan, just keep your guard up and know that everyones proud of you and you managing to stay off the smokes. Just recognise that compared to a lifetime of smoking, these cravings are nothing you cannot handle me matey!! You've been through the worst ones, this time its probably caught you more by surprise than anything.

    remember the deep breathing to help, and get some distraction going on just to stop you mind wandering a bit to 'you know what'.

    If nothing else hassan, at least this is reminding you that quitting smoking is not something that just takes a few weeks or a few months, but something you just need to nurture for quite a while longer yet.. and these forums are here for you whether you've been quit for hours/weeks/days/months or years.

    Keep strong fella!

    Jase

  • Thank you

    Dear Jase & Margareth,

    Thank you very much for such an instant response.

    Nice explanation by Jase... I really appreciate that. Anyhow, i am on the right track and trying to create the distance as much as i could. As i said before, i want to achieve the time of one year once. I hope i will do it.

    Love you all....

    Hassan Kazmi

  • You WILL do it.

    Where there is a will, there is a way

  • Hi Hassan,

    I know you can do it we will cheer for you :D ...

  • Almost 3 Months

    Dear All specially margareth,

    It's been a long time since i posted last reply to this thread. Well, i am glad and proud to tell you that i have completed almost 3 months now. It really feels great. I was just thinking about this foum today that it helped me a lot specially margareth postings so i decided to come back and update all of you as well.

    You are right Jase. There's always a way and we just need to grip ourselves on right way.

    Thank you all for your support....

    Love,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    It's good to hear from you again and I'm glad that everything is going well for you

    Almost 3 months quit is really great well done you Big Hug

    I'm also pleased that you feel so good now and that the forum has helped you so much

    Keep it going I think you have this beat now

    Please keep us updated on how you're doing I will be at 300 days on Sunday

    Love

    Marg xxxxx

  • 3 Months Completed

    Dear Margareth,

    Good to see your reply... Actually, i do not visit this forum very often now. Anyhow, I've completed 3 months now and congrats you on achieving 300 days.

    I still feel urge for sometime to smoke again as i think that what does it make a difference with couple of puffs but when i rethink that i have to do it all over again. I just stop myself to do so.

    Well, I hope you must be fine and doing well. You really are a great member of this forum and you helped me a lot.

    Wish you to live a very happy long life.

    With Love,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan :D

    CONGRATULATIONS

    Well done on 3 months smoke free that's great keep it going Big Hug

    I get a fleeting thought now and then usually if doing something for the first time since quitting but that's it

    If I've helped you at all that makes me happy

    I'm glad you came here this week or I would have missed saying hello as going away for a few days next week

    I also wish you a long and happy life

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Thanks!!!

    Dear margareth,

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    I am pretty much happy with smoke free life.

    Thank you all for your support.

  • Hi Hassan :D

    Sorry for the delay in replying but was away on holiday

    I'm pleased to hear you're happy with your smoke free life

    Love

    Marg xxxx

  • Started Again

    Dear Margareth,

    It has been a long time since i visited this forum. Hope you must be fine and doing great. I just want to let you know that i started smoking again due to stress around all the time but after couple of weeks i came to know, i have done a big mistake. Now, today i am quitting again with the help of Niquotine gum. Please support me to do this job.

    Thank you for your support.

    Regards,

    Hassan Kazmi

  • Hi Hassan,

    Welcome to the forums and congratulations on you r decision

    to stop!:)

    I have been smoke free for over a year now!

    I love being a non smoker,

    However, I did not quit using my will-power (I tried to do that many times and I know others who have succeeded quitting with will-power, but not me.)

    I stopped by listening to and reading 'allen carrs easy way to stop smoking' , which got me into a positive frame of mind to quit,

    THEN...

    If I ever feel like a cigarette I come to these forums or I find a willing to stop smoker elsewhere and I share precisely how I stopped and how I stay stopped.

    This action keeps me from wanting to smoke,

    It works like magic.

    Similar to how drug addicts and alocoholics can stay recovered by helping each other.

    Good luck!

  • Hi Hassan :D

    Welcome back and sorry to hear to started smoking again due to the stress in your life but well done deciding to start again with the help of tje gum you now know that smoking doesn't help in any way

    Of course I'll support you hun and I wish you every success in your quest for a smoke free life

    You had been stopped for a long time hassan and this time I hope you make it all the way to the penthouse

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Thanks

    Dear Marg,

    Thank you for your quick reply. Good to hear from you.

    Yes i didn't smoke for almost 5 months but it was just a big mistake which i had done. I feel sorry for that moment when i started smoking again and today i decided to quit. I was really enjoying my life a lot after getting rid of this bad habit but since last month i felt that i m going towards a disaster again. So now, this time i am back with much strong will power and hope it will be my life time achievement. I just hate smoking now. Such a worst thing in the world.

    Thank you for your support.

    Love,

    Hassan

  • Hi Hassan :D

    I knew you'd been quit for quite a while and am pleased you've stopped again now

    Keep that willpower close by you hun and also remember how much you now hate smoing it will help when the demons come visiting again OK

    Remember also that there is no such thing as just 1 it leads to many

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Hi Margareth

    Yes you are absolutely right. I agree that only one leads to so many later. Now i have come to known that patience has a great role in this task and we need at least a year to come out of smoking completely. 4 or 5 months aren't much enough to forget it forever. Anyhow, this time i will try my level best to achieve 1 year target.

    Again, thank you for your kind support.

    Love!

    Hassan Kazmi

  • HI Reddleyon

    Good to hear about you Redd,

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. You really have done a great job. I myself was following the same ways and it helped me a lot but suddenly, i just lost my will power and started again. Now, today m back again on the track and hope i lead to success too like you guys.

    Again, Thank you for your support.

    Regards,

    Hassan Kazmi

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