24Hrs

Coming up to 24hrs now doing this cold turkey.

It hasn't been to bad, i've been smoking 30 / 40 a day for the best part of 20 years got up one morning and had the early morning cigarette that we all used to love and i just didn't feel right. I ened up chilling on the sofa with a smashing headache for rest of the day. Anyway that was my trigger to give up.

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  • Hi and welcome.

    i am also doing this CT and i am on day 17, some good days and some not so good.

    you have made the right decision just never doubt that.

    there are loads of people around here to help, come along and rant or rave, post or read, whatever gets you through it.

    well done for getting this far and keep it going we are all right there with you.

  • Welcome to the forums and congratulations on making a lifestyle choice which could quite possibly be one of the best choices you will ever have made now and for a very long time.

    Please do share your views/experiences and concerns as you go and realise that you are not alone and that there is always a better choice than smoking ever was.

    Well done, and welcome once again.

    Jase.

  • Thanks for the welcomes.

    To be honest first day has been easy, maybe i'm taking it too likley? I get a feeling tougher times are to come, bring on day two.

  • some do find it easier than others, lets hope you are one of them, however i would hang fire on saying it will be easy just yet lets get you through the first week and see how you feel.

    i know for lots of us the 3's were harder (3 days, 3 weeks etc), so be prepared, but who knows you might sail through it ;)

  • I certainly had some moments today, the biggest one was after a meal i wanted a cigarette so badly.

  • Thats just an association trigger right there. Dinner+smoke were part of daily routine.

    Ask anyone which cigarettes they 'think' they enjoyed in their day and they would probaby say first one of the day, and the one after lunch.. the rest? pale into just habit.

    I had some moments just after lunch were i got exactly what you described, rode through them and now i don't get them at all after lunch.

    It will pass.

    The average craving lasts what? 3 minutes? although the way it plays with your head, it seems like much longer. Get through each one as it comes.. sometimes they come in little waves and your mind starts to wander a bit on it, but the simple truth is its the addiction nagging you to feed it. Which of course you are not going to do.

    Stick at it, take the rough with the smooth, go to your corner and come out fighting :)

  • Hi,

    Welcome and well done! :D

    I'm on day 5 of c/t and still going strong. I found Day 3 was tough going but this forum has been an immense help in keeping me focused and on track. I've taken to sucking a strong. sugar free mint after eating - I think the tingling sensation in the mouth helps to 'round the meal off'.

    Keep with it - you are doing really well!

  • That makes sense as i always used to have a smoke after meals, i'll try the tip with the mints :)

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  • Hi Scifa :D

    Well done on the first 24 hrs quit CT

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try to give 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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Well done on the first 24hrs! Probably one of the hardest bits but keep going!

    I'm on day 1, my last cigarette was 8am 10th Aug.

    I've nearly bit 2 people's heads off today though, eeeeek!

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