Day 1 (Tommorow)

Hi everyone

I am planning on making tomorrow the BIG day so thought I would introduce myself early.

I guess allot of people here have quit a few times (Like Me) so what I am wondering is does anyone have any good tips that they do on their last ever day as a smoker?

IE Smoke lots or smoke a little, ?

Get rid of all smoking related items ?

Go shopping and buy veg, water, vit c etc?

Any tips would be most welcome

Many thanks

And see you all tommorow!


23 Replies

  • Weclome!

    Hi Jane :)

    Welcome to the forum. I've found this to be a great and supportive place since I stopped smoking (ten days ago) and I hope you find it useful too!

    The day before I stopped I cut down but allowed myself to smoke if I Wanted to. I started using my inhalator instead of some of the cigs I'd normally have smoked, but had a real one when I fancied it. I had my last one at 9pm. I sort of too myself bu surprise as I didn't know it was my last one at the time he he.

    It seems to be different for everyone so just do whatever you enjoy/chills you out the most!

    Happy Quitmas Eve!


  • Thanks for the response.

    I am doing just that,

    skipping every other one and making sure I acknowledge my last one with a coffee / after a meal etc.

    I plan to have the last one outside at around 11.00

    Quitmas eve - brilliant!

  • He he good plan! The main thing is to look forward to quitting and be positive - which you certainly sound :)

    We'll all help you along the way

  • Thx Chris

    I certainly am, a little nervous but I know the benefits are worth it.

    Time for that last coffee!


  • Thanks Caroline

    I just had that last coffee and cigarette and it was REVOLTING:

    ( so should you be reading this on DAY 1 of quitting smoking) just remember the thought is always far better then the reality

  • both

    but especially the cigarette

    I cut down on the coffee front last month, now I drink no more then 2 cups a day.

    For the last 6 months the first thought on my mind was Coffee and a Cigarette which simply has to stop.

    After those filthy cigarettes are gone forever, I will stop coffee completely and be FREE from all cravings!

    I cant wait, just need to go through the first few days.

  • As Caroline said, the hardest part -s making a definite decision to quit and setting the date. You've already done that and found this forum so you're off to a great start!

    There's a tips section on this site too which lots of people find useful so that may be worth a look if you haven't already.


  • I plan to have the last one outside at around 11.00

    If you have that one at 11.00 if you have ANY more in the packet left, do the right thing.. crush them .. make them so there is no way no matter what that you could even make a roll up with the contents of them too, including pouring water on them.

    On my 'eve' it was a film night with my fiancé so we had a nice bottle of Rioja and a good film to watch but i'd ensured that i had to ration myself on smokes by ensuring there were only 2-3 left for the entire evening.

    The main thing is that once 11.00 hits for you that the one you are smoking is the very very last one. Prior to 11.00 make sure if you are a car driver that you have no discarded packets with any in that you may have forgotten about too.. if theres any there, get rid of them.

    Taking temptation and visual prompts out of the way is a very important thing, it was for me.. the less reminders and prompts you get in the early days, the better.

    I also changed the shops i went in for the first 3 days too.. just a routine change you understand, but the less i put myself in the line of temptation, the easier it was.

    All that remains for me to say to you is... good luck, congratulations on making this positive change in your life, and both you and everyone around you will see the difference :) Good for you!!!

  • Thx I will take a look

    Planning on painting the living room tomorrow to take my mind away and rid my house of the smell

    fresh new start

    thx already for all the support everyone

  • I went with the "keep the choice" approach. I didn't think of my last one as my last one (one of the things that kept me smoking for so long was a feeling of panic at not being able to which probs stemmed from years of sneaking around as a teenager lol).

    I've still got my baccy/rizzlas/filter tips and lighter. They sat on my bedroom floor for the first 7 days of my quit then I popped them in a desk draw on day 8. It may sound mad to leave smoking things around, and I know this goes against conventional advice but on Day 1 if I'd thrown it all away, I'd have been straight down the 24 hr garage.

    I knew I'd have to face so many places that sell it, and so many people who smoke so I wanted a way of defeating, rather than avoiding temptation.

    It's whatever works for each person I guess!

    Weirdly on Day two I found this:

    and it seemed to be putting into words the barely formed mental system I'd developed to finally try quitting

  • Thx too Jase,

    I really hope this thread can help others out on planning for their last day of smoking too.

    I will certainly do the ration and prepare accordingly

    One tip I have been told is to keep the last butts in a jar with a bit of water. IT STINKS! so whenever you have a craving smell that and picture your lungs!

    Ouch what a horrible thought

  • hehe, well i too had to smoke outside, never ever smoked in the house, and outside still on top of our old black bin is a shallow plant pot with what must be hundreds of spent cig ends in it, its a constant reminder to me at the moment of just how bad a habit can be, as its not just one, its THAT MANY i'd end up smoking if i succumbed, and it helps. I laugh at it now, i really do and i love being able to shake the fist at that and say, HA! BEAT YOU!!

  • Just read your link Writerchris and it's quite enlightening.

    Do you have links to the following two days' session?

  • sure Trish,

    They really helped me those articles!

    that's the day two (first day of stopping) one and I'll have a hunt for the third one


  • Thx thats a top link and very handy. Very powerful technique and I will certainly use it.

    I take great satisfaction that after 24hrs its all just a war with the mind.

    I am almost looking forward to this.

    Plan so far is painting a room,

    long walk

    lots of water

    veg juice drinks to flush body

    i am going out for a meal in a restaurant tonight so I can stand outside one last time feeling stupid with a cigarette in my mouth

    I have an idea

    I am setting up a twitter account as i can tweet from my phone on the fly. Seems perfect to share what I am going through and tweet with others doing exactly the same.

  • Will add you onto my twitter and follow your progress. :o

  • thx for the follow

  • Hello!

    Hi HappyJane - you do sound happy too! I'm off in a a mo to follow you on Twitter too - there is no escaping!

    Good luck for tomorrow and I hope you enjoy your evening - tomorrow you will be one of us <evil cackle> .....:D

  • Hi

    Good luck on your day 1 tomorrow..Me and my horse will be riding right beside you as tomorrow is my day 1 again.:D

    lee x

  • Hi HappyJane :)

    You wanted some tips on your last day as a smoker

    1 don't be nervous or scared the thought of quitting is far worse than doing it

    2 I threw away all unused fags etc so no temptation left

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all 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

  • Wow all thx so much for the support and kindness

    I got a little apprehensive a minute ago, but already feel better.

    thx for the twitter support aswell!

    and certainly be chatting to you tomorrow Ace

  • Thx so much for your kind words, just had my last apres dinner cigarette and again didnt really enjoy it that much.

    I am overwhelmed by the support in this forum and would like to thank everyone again


  • Morning and congratulations on taking the first step and deciding to quit smoking.

    I think the first steps for anyone wanting to quit is to want to quit for themselves and no one else. I have done many quits in the past which have all ended up with me back smoking. I believe the reason was I wasnt doing it for me but for other people wanting me to quit. My OH would pester me and would go through the routine of quitting and to be fair done ok reaching 7 or 8 weeks but in my mind always knew I was going back. This time around I want to quit for me and this time its different.

    You must not fear not smoking, you have a choice remember. At anytime you can choose to smoke, but hopefully you have reached a moment in your life where now you choose not to smoke. You need to understand all the illusions you have put in place in your own mind about the benefits of smoking. We all have done it I am convinced of it. For example it helps if I am stressed. Calms me done. Simply not true. There are so many great reads out there that get you to really question yourself.

    Good luck with day 1, just take each day as it comes. Try not to think about the future days.


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