No Smoking Day
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Hi everyone, this is my first day of quiting the ciggs using the nicotine patches and plastic ciggy thing. I first tried to quit when I was pregnant with my first child but to no avail, then after reading Alen Carrs book (about 3 times) I stopped. I guess it helped that I'd just given birth and had to stay in hospital for 3 days due to an ECS. But, alas, I started again - just one or 2, which were disgusting, but as you all know that's all it takes.

3 Years and another child later I'm ready to stop. Fed up of stinking, not having money and the realisation that I've now been smoking for more than half of my life has suddenly hit home.

So, today, on went the patch, and I must say i've not wanted a ciggerette. So here's hoping that this is it now. 3 months of patches awaits then freedom!

Mum of 2

started smoking age 16 :o

roughly 20 roll-ups or ciggies a day

stopped smoking age 33 :D

6 Replies

Hello Ishta,

Welcome to this forum and well done on your decision to quit, you will find a lot of people here who will happily help with support and advice. I have a couple of links in my signature you might find useful. good luck and post often.



Hi Wayne,

Thanks for your reply and encouragement, will definately take a look at the links you posted as I do not want to start again.



Hi Ishta :)

As you've decided you now want to stop smoking you've made a brilliant start already

Here is my standard welcome and advice for new members of 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 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


Marg xxx


Good for you...

Hi Ishta

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your decision to be a non smoker.

Ive now been smoke free for 4 days and am using champix and the support of this forum to help me.

SO please keep coming and keep us posted on your progress.

Best of luck xxx



Hi Ishta

Welcome - and congratulations!

I am on my third day as a non-smoker, and like monalisa am using Champix. We can all compare notes!

Have a great day! :D



hello..and yes welcome. Good for you on your decision to leave such an awful habit behind!! Absolutely post often and read posts even more often....this place has honestly been my life line! You will gain understanding of this terrible addiction and even more importantly strength from this forum!


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