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Patches and inhaler

Hi All

Been heavy smoker for years , roll up tobacco 2to3 50grams a week, went up the chemist on Thursday, and just asked about the inhaler , the girl behind the counter is in charge of the no smoking clinic , i had to slow her down and say i was just thinking about it , next thing she handed me nicotelle patches , and inhaler and refills for free , as i get my other meds for free because of diabetes , she got carried away with her self and said to me "thats fine you can stop tomorrow and come back next thursday to see how your doing , in my mind i thought to myself i dont think so!!! , and anyway i a full 50grms left and i aint throwing it out , well that packet finished at midnight last night (sat)and i hav'nt had a cig yet which is a miracle , but struggling a wee bit . so we'll see what happens

all the best


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Hi Rab,

Seems like the choice to stop smoking was not entirley yours, however here you are and you have not had a cig so i think you must be making the decisions now, and well done for that.

You will find lots of people here to help.

Come along and rant or rave.

There will be a few people along soon with some suggestions for reading.

All you have to do is choose not to smoke today.

Good luck and we are all here when you need us.


Hi Bigrabbie :)

Well done on your first day as a nonsmoker

Here is my standard welcome and advice post 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 xxxxxxxx


Well done Rab

Dont think you are never going to smoke again just see how long you can last day by day. Dont think about tomorrow or next week just deal with today. The first week is by far the worse and the benifts of not smoking are many. Good luck read and post all you can.xxxxxx


Welcome to the club Rab.

The support and info available on this forum is amazing and I see Margaret is in touch already. I like to think of her as my little "online angel" watching over us all.

Keep us informed of how you doing and well done on your first day. :D


Hi Rab

Well done for getting here! I used to smoke that much too - 3x50g of Drum. You can do this!

I love the way you were rail-roaded into this! I hope you are looking forward to going back to the girl and telling her you did it! :D How good would that be!

Here's to Day 2 - as the ever-wise Linda says - one day at a time.



thanks all for their input on my first day of smoking struggled a few times today but never lifted a cig , sucked that inhaler to death a couple of times today , phoned a few friends who stopped recently , and read of this forum but it sure was a long day , so thanks everybody ,

all the best



I have quit using the inhalator and I am just entering my 6th month so it can be done. I too smoked 2-3 50g of Drum a week plus 20-30 cigs.

I mean it when I say, if I can do it so can anyone!!


Well done on your decision!..I was a Rollie person too...I am 47 now, and smoked 30-40 a day for 30 years or more!

Bad idea!


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