No Smoking Day
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Hi All

first post on here so be gentle, i am struggling as it is ha

Well this is my second day and to be honest not feeling too bad this morning when i got up was a dodgy time but got over that so onwards and upwards, Reason for giving up smoking simple i was struggling to walk upstairs without getting out of breath ... i know how bad is that to think i use to run marathons in my younger days for fun !!! anyway looking forward to tomorrow and that will be three days .... get in !


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Hi there and welcome

Well done on getting day 1 out of the way. The 1st week is a bit of an endurance but it gets miles better very soon, honest!

The thing you need to do is to look upon quitting as a positive thing gaining back health, wealth and control rather than seeing it as making a sacrifice and depriving yourself. A subtle difference but an important one.

Understanding nicotine addiction and what to expect while quitting makes it much easier, there are some links in my signature worth reading through for some information, and inspiration :)

All the best and post often.




Thanks for the encouragement Nic :)

however i am using the patches and not sure if i should get rid as i want to go nicotine free is this a wise move ?, keep reading after so many days nicotine leaves the body after giving up smoking Is nicotine harmful or just the actual cigarette smoke !!


On day 2 also

Well done for getting thru day 1:D

Like you I'm on day 2 using champix this time as have failed before.

Today is going well although I am really thirsty all the time, hope that day 2 is going allright for you, we will soon be on day 3:)

All the best Debby09


Patches or CT? No right or wrong answer there I'm afraid.

I used lozenges for 10 weeks or so, but in that time I re-educated myself. Had I had at the time the level of knowledge that I have now I would have gone CT, I assume that I would have done as well but ultimately I will never know!!

Personally I think its whatever works for YOU. If you choose to go patch less you can at least put one one if its that or smoke, after all NRT is better than cigarettes.

All the best



Hi Bradders,

Well done for what you have acheived so far. Keep those thoughts of why you are giving up at the front of your mind and you'll be in day 3 in no time!




Thanks for all the support everyone

Just had my lunch followed by a walk (straight past the smoking Shelter at work) and felt pretty good

see you all tomorrow Day 3 when i get to day 10 the patches are off


Welcome mate and well done on the quit so far.

In my opinion there is no right or wrong way of quitting smoking. Whether you use NRT, Champix or Cold Turkey to achieve the same end result. We are all heading for the same road, but may take different paths to get there.

I have admiration for anyone that travels this road and has made the decision to quit. It can be tough, but as Nic Firth states its all in the education and fully understanding that smoking does nothing for you. Its all about re-wiring the brain of years and years of convincing yourself that it does something for you.

Good luck in your decision and quit. Live the dream and join us all in being a non smoker.


Smoking Shelter

Thanks Chrissie

must admit it was hard walking past my best friend the smoking shelter but felt good,

good luck to you on your journey as well, i am 48 now and i am determined to get back to my old fitness levels of 15 years ago, is this your second day ?


Hi Bradders :)

Well done you on day 2 just hang in there

Mornings were always my worst time as well but it gets easier the furthoer you go along the road we all travel in this fight

Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try to send 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 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


Welcome and good for you for choosing to quit !

I still go and say hi to the guys who smoke if they are out there in our smoke shelter at work, sometimes its the only place you can get the 'off the record' answers from them :) Can get them to agree to help more when they are out there for some reason. In the office its all .. 'procedure this.. procedure that' hehe

You'll find quitting the best choice you've made in a long time, and one you'll see alot of benefits from too. I'm glad i made the decision to quit, and wait til your looking back on your first week with a sense of big achievement about you, you feel you'v come a long way then.

Get through this week, stay tough through it, and expect the unexpected just in case, and if you need advice/help, do ask on here. If we can help, or offer any help, we will :)


Well done Mate on your quit so far. just take one day at a time hour at a time if need be. It gets easyer as the time gose on honest and you will see the benifits really soon. Read and post all you can.xxxxx



Thanks Linda

gonna beat this addiction in fact gonna kick it's arse !!!!


Hi bradders

Welcome! We are a barmy lot - but we are all trying to do the same as you - so share and feel free to rant!:D


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