Hi, first post in here

Hi everyone, I have been reading this site avidly over the last couple of days, I am almost at the end of day 2. :)

However, I have been using the inhalater occasionally and have read on here that it isn't ideal? Is that because it contains nicotine and that is what you are trying to get out of your system?

Just to add, that probably sounded stupid, what I meant was what is the difference as opposed to using patches etc.?

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  • hi and welcome

    Hi,

    Well done, great choice, and already at the end of day 2. Glad to hear that you have found the site useful.

    I can't make a comment on inhalater because i didn't use one, but trust me lots of people will be here soon who did and will be able to give you lots of advice and encourgement.

    Well done and we are all behind, infront and in fact all over.

    let us know how it is going.

  • Thanks Bev, I am finding this extremely hard I have to say, but saying that I was really proud of myself when I resisted temptation by walking by the ciggie counter in the supermarket tonight, I was so tempted. Sounds daft doesn't it!

  • daft no!

    God i have felt pleased with myself when i have walked passed a couple of people smoking outside the pub, in fact not just pleased but almost gloating. you should feel good and proud, look at you a non smoker, healthier, less smelly, and even your skin is looking better. the nicotine is out of your system in about another 24 hours. and then it is just the mind games.

    I chose not to smoke today. and i will choose not to smoke tomorrow.

  • Thanks again Bev, you are all so encouraging here. :)

  • Hi Fidi :)

    Well done on your 3rd day now you're doing fine

    It really doesn't matter what you use to help you the only thing that matters is that you stop and stay stopped

    Below is my standard welcome and advice to all new members

    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

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Hi Fidi,

    This is my 2nd day of stopping and I am using the inhalator as well as patches with the help and support from my Drs surgery. I must say that I do find the inhalator useful esp when I'm having a stress moment, but I don't use it often. The whole point of using these things is to gradually cut down the nicotine intake which has got to be a lot better than inhaling smoke.

    I'd just ignore anyone that questions how you're quitting as it's not up to them.

    Good luck

    Mum Of 2

    smoked for 17 years - quit 22/07/09 :D

  • day 2 too!

    Hi all,

    It's nice to know that we are all in the same boat and struggling together to kick our habit!

    I'm on day 2 (well, had my last cig at 9pm Tuesday night so I'm counting 9pm gmt tonight as my 48 hour mark hehe)

    I'm using the inhalator and finding it really helpfull. I always ahve it to hand and use it to beat the tactile/oral side of the smoking habit. If the cravings get strong, I whack in a new cartridge as a "reward."

    I'm 36 and have smoked for 20 years. I get incredibly bad withdrawal symptoms without NRT so I'm praying (literally!) that I have stopped for good. Even at this early stage it's so great to be able to say that I HAVE stopped, not that I'd like to!

    I alternate between feelings of euphoria that I've not had a cig since tuesday and feelings of terror that I may have one at some future point.

    I've not stopped before so it's all new territory to me.

    Today so far (touch wood!) has been a bit better than yesterday but both days have been very tough.

    Good luck to us all hehe

    :O)

  • Hi WriterChris :)

    Well done on your 2nd day as a non smoker the way you feel at the moment is normal just hang in there

    Here's my standard welcome and advice for new members to the forum

    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

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Hi Marg,

    Thanks for the kind words - they really help!

    I'm at 48 hours and 30 mins now. Damn this is hard!

    Ah well, off for a cup of green tea he he

    Hope everyone else is surviving!

    :O)

  • well, it's coming to the end of day 2 and I feel really good about things at the moment. Got a long drive tomorrow though which will be strange as I always lit up when I was driving . . . But I have my inhalator so am sure it will be fine - have only 'puffed' it half a dozen times today so feeling optimistic that I am winning!

    Ishta, smoked for 17 years.

  • best of luck to you both. You've made the right choice, now it's about moving forward, an hour, a day - start planning your rewards - day 7 will be here soon.:):):)

  • It doesn't matter

    Hello!

    I wanted to say congrats on not smoking and let you know it doesn't matter HOW you are accomplishing this! The point is you aren't smoking! This fact can be lost on us when we are using some type of replacement. Some people can go CT no probs others use the patch...some the food and some the gum! The point is......we all do it in our own way but the important part is to not take a puff...ever!:) I am a gummy.......

    Good luck...good work and keep it up!

    Hanna

    quit 7 Day 30: mom to 4: 24 yr EX smoker 20-30 a day!

  • Hi Writerchris and Ishta :D

    You're both doing just fine on day 3 now well done

    Yes it can be hard sometimes but it gets easier as you go along the road to freedom

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

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