Tomorrow is my day 1 AGAIN!!

I have tried quitting twice and tomorrow, after weeks of saying i will give up, is D Day! I am rather scared as i am not noticing the effects of smoking im only 20 and have smoked since i was 16/17 but now life is not too stressful and i think im ready. Has anyone else failed and tried again and succeeded?

I cant wait for bleeding gums, black mucus and restless nights oh the joy lol. I am actually quite nervous but definately want to quit this disgusting habit (saying this whilst smoking!! not good)

Any advice would really help x x x x x

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  • The real question at 20 is this..

    do you really want to be still smoking when you are 30... or 40.. or beyond. Because they hook you that bad if you don't make a real concerted effort into quitting them.

    If you quit them now, and quit them for good.. the benefits this will bring to your life will far outweigh any early discomforts you may feel. Not just health, not just money, but renewed confidence and wellbeing. To be free.. truly free of this addiction and never to have to make excuses to people for your smoking, and to claim back your life with this new feeling of freedom is great!

    Good luck for your start of quit, day 1 is THE most important day, and one to be celebrated for sure!!

    Its well worth the effort, the early days are challenging, but as time goes by, it gets easier.

    Just share your experience as you go, and know your not alone.

  • Welcome and well done for wanting to quit. You are at a great age to do it before anything bad happens to you. Everyone's quit it different so don't go looking for bad things you might not get, maybe you will experience different things from your previous tries. Read as much as you can on the addiction to nicotine so you have some preparation, you will find the web sites at the bottom of our signatures.

    Wishing you great success.


  • Hi Aimz :D

    Well done deciding to quit while really young

    Don't be scared the thought is worse than the doing and yes lots of us on here have tried before to quit I had tried too many times to mention but this time it felt different from the start

    Yes you may have a few bad days but you'll have far more that are good

    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 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 xxxxxx

  • Hi Aimz

    Well done on deciding to quit :)

    You are definately making the right decision and at such a great age too!

    The key is not to put too much pressure on yourself, you may feel over-burdened with it otherwise and decide to retreat so take it day by day. Make sure you congratulate yourself for every day you go without a cigarette too :D

  • Hi Aimz

    Hello - and welcome! Very well done on your decision. I am sure we have all been where you are, time and time again! :D What ever happens never give up giving up!

    Good luck - and stay with us!:D

  • Thank you all for your messages of support. My smoking "d" day has be changed due to ill health and advice from dr to not put my body under any more stress. However. Today (well once i go to sleep and wake up again) is my quit day. All memories of fags have GONE!! No ashtray no lighters no fags and no battery in the cooker for the spark hehehe i know i could be in trouble if i got caught doing that.

    I have a positive way of what i think will work for me. I am going to use the 1st method eg my 1st cup of tea without one, my 1st reading the paper without one etc etc

    So with patches at the ready and my last dr appointment booked, i am ready to kick this habit. As you all know im 20 and not many 20 year olds like to be told, but in this case i am definately telling this habit where to go lol.

    I shall check back at a more reasonable time today to see how i feel.

    You're all great people for giving up and what great words of advice.

    Thank you all x x x

  • Good luck Aimz.......sounds like you have it all worked all the links on here about smoking:eek:....i have found it really helps....Cheers Kez.

  • Good luck and i wish you all the best for you to quit and remain quit.

    Keep us posted how you are getting on, you are not alone while quitting while us lot are about.

  • Hi Aimz :D

    Sorry you had to delay your quit day through illness but glad you're now better

    Well done starting today keep reading and posting we're all here for you whenver you need us


    Marg xx

  • So day one is now 2 hours in and im already jittery but i feel ok at the moment. About to make a nice cup of tea and sit in the garden - a place where i was not allowed to smoke. This is my first cup of tea without a cigarette.

    I had actually forgot how nasty these patches smelt my new fragrance for the next 6 weeks eau de nicorette hehehe


  • ok So im now 10 hours into day 1, and thank god it's nearly bed time. I will defo be having an early night tonight and feeling like absolute shite, my brain is having a fight with me but i will go to war if it comes to it. how is everyone else first day going ? x x

  • Well done on getting through it. My day 1 starts tomorrow and I have the water and the tic tacs ready :mad:

    Carol xx

  • Well done on getting through it. My day 1 starts tomorrow and I have the water and the tic tacs ready :mad:

    Carol xx

    Good luck Carol, are you using nrt? if your using pathes you may want to get some plasters as the patch kept falling off me. if you can sleep in the night im sure some of us will be on here so stop by x x x

  • Thanks for that I'll get the plasters ready. Yes this is my 3rd attempt but 1st using patches.

    3rd time lucky :D

    Carol xx

  • Dont really want to know what you hide in your knickers Chrissie :p

    Marg will be furious that you are telling people what is in there :D

    Ok so new list:





    More Chocolate

    Plenty cleaning products

    Check, check and check ..............think I'm ready :D

    Carol xx

  • Chrissie,

    What is dance and kill / silence the monster:confused:

  • Good luck Carol, are you using nrt? if your using pathes you may want to get some plasters as the patch kept falling off me. if you can sleep in the night im sure some of us will be on here so stop by x x x

    Hehe, made me giggle a bit that. In the early part of this quit, i woke up one morning .. couldn't find my patch .. at all... checked my arms.. chest, back.. my sides.. shoulders.. nothing.. patch had vanished. Wasn't until i was mobile that my fiancé pointed out it was stuck to my backside :). Was too funny, made an otherwise boring tuesday all the better :)

  • Hopefully I wont have that problem as I've got the 16hr ones :D

    If it got stuck to my butt it might never be found again.

    Carol xx

  • hahahaha good to have a laugh with all the tension :)

    12 hours into my smoke free world starting to feel more positive about it. Already starting to cough but it's just my body repairing got to keep saying that to myself. Also just go in from being around my freinds all 5 boys smoke and i said no to offers and did not smoke obviously had temptaion but have some home very proud. Roll on tomorrow :)

    You're all really funny, i think im going to get through this with you guys :) x

  • Oh get used to the jokes on's what gets some of us through the tough times.

    It's either that or crying our eyes out ;)

    Well done on turning down the fags.

    Carol xx

  • well i know the next 12 hours will be a breeze..... shall be in the land of nod hopefully :)

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