Here again

Hello All fellow quitters. Well here I am again about to venture into day 1 of quitting smoking. This time has to be it, no more failed attempts.

Done really well last year and managed almost 3 months cold turkey. My mind was positive and all was going well. Then I went out and drank and yep just the one. The spiral started and back to smoking.

Well its time to quit once and for all. About to be a father in December and do not want to be a smoking dad. I know I have to do it, but my positive mental attitude is not with me like the last time.

I know smoking does nothing for you in any aspect, but this time round have an underlying fear of not smoking. Stupid I know. I know this is it for good and stupidly feel like I need it in my life which logically I know is absurd.

Tomorrow is going to be day 1. I have no cigs left and do not intend to purchase another packet. All lighters etc have been binned and preparing myself mentally now to kick this habit once and for all.

I hate being a prisoner to the evil weed. I hate smoking but that demon keeps dragging me back. The majority of cigs lately have been making me feel like crap, yet I still stick those stupid things in my mouth. What an idiot I am.

Well this is it I will succeed this time not just for me but for my soon to be new family.

I know I am selfish smoking when my wife is pregnant, never in the house or around her. But if I do go for one I change my clothes to smoke then come back in, change my clothes and have a good wash. How bloody stupid I must be to continue this routine.

Sorry for going on, but feel the need to get this out in the open. Make me realise what an idiot I am being and realise the time is now to knock it on the head for good.

Good luck to one and all that are in the same boat. Thanks for reading and any support is greatly appreciated.


8 Replies

  • Hi Andy :D

    Lovely post congratulations on the coming baby and deciding to quit is great

    A feeling of fear is not unusual but the thought of quitting is worse then doing it and you have a really powerful reson to stop now

    Here is the standard welcome and advice post I give 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 xxxxxxx

  • Hi Andy

    Well done on your decision - we will be right behind you.

    Congratulations on the baby - being a Dad is a wonderful thing and it is so good to know that you are treating it with such respect. My Dad was my hero - I adored him. Sadly he was a smoker and is no longer with us - I would give anything to have him around now.

    Good luck for tomorrow - you can do this!

  • Hi Andy

    Good luck with your decision to quit for good and congratulations on pending fatherhood! It really does sound like you've had enough of the smoke esp as you're changing your clothes etc for the sake of your wife and unborn child.

    Are you using anything else to help you this time round?


  • Good for you

    i am on day one again also, i think it is great you are quiting for your kid. My 10 year said to me today that i should not smoke because smoking can kill you and that would leave her and her sisters without a mum, if we can't quit for our kids i don't know what we can stop for.


    Mum of 3 beautiful girls who i want to see grow up

  • Thanks

    Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement. Well here I am on the first morning of the quit and feeling good so far. Would have normally had around 4 cigs by now.

    Well thanks again I will be strong. I will report back later, but for now going out looking at new things for the little one to be.

    Good luck all and remember you are in control and its always you that controls the weed and not the other way round.

    Bye for now


  • Hi Andy :D

    I'm pleased to hear that you feel good this morning on your first day the first of many more to come

    Hope you enjoy shopping for things for the baby as well it's always exciting getting everything ready for a new arrival


    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Glad to hear you are feeling good this morning.

    I am also going shopping today, but with my 10 year old, trust me in the blink of an eye this will be you too, and you will be a healthy, happy Dad.

  • Well done Andy - I hope it's all still going well for you!

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