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Hi all,

I'm on Day 7 of my quit and just wanted to say thanks to ALL of you for the helpful comments I found on this forum. My husband and I have recently separated... a 'trial separation' he said... but last night I discovered that he's now dating my friend's sister!!!! How could he??!!! Grrrrrr!!!! I was so tempted to light up but found this forum just in the nick of time. Reading all your posts till 1.00am this morning made me realise two things. First, no matter what life throws at you the answer cannot be found in 20 marlboro lights!... but if you look long enough and hard enough you may just find that pearl of wisdom you need within the posts on this forum :) And second, if you read posts till 1.00am in the morning the garage is shut and you can't go buy any anyway!

So many thanks to you all for both these things, it is truly appreciated.

and good luck to everyone.

Belle x

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Hi Belle

Well done on getting to Day 7 smoke free AND staying smoke free with what you have been through and still going through. This forum is fab and I'm sure a few of the "oldies" (sure they won't mind me calling them that) will be along shortly with some good advice and support by the bucket loads. They have been my saviour.

Keep strong and see look forward to seeing you in the week two folder tomorrow. :)


Welcome to these 'ere forums :)

Well done on going through your first week, and even more so for gritting your teeth against what could have been such a let down for you had you succumbed last night.

More power to you for reaching out and finding the help, when you needed it.. if only in the replies to others on this forum.

Well you are nearly 7 days quit now, and yes, you are totally right, you'll never find the answer to a problem with a cig. Quite the opposite in fact, they are a temporary 'false' relief that leave you with more problems than they seem to solve, and even the more hardened smokers out there wish they could stop, they just haven't found their way yet.

You have though, you've made a darn good start, so despite last nights shock find, you don't let this beat you, so WELL DONE!!

Keep going, be strong, and keep sticking to your goal. Please, please do come here and make friends as you go on with your quit, we're a good bunch of folk with real lives, and probably going through much the same kind of stresses.

Welcome again.



Hi Belle :)

Well done you on day 7 that's great also well done not giving in last night after what you found out that took real strength on your part

Keep it going you can do this

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





Thanks for the welcome guys... I've made it through the day by hitting the gym and giving the treadmill a good pounding. Am now even more determined that I will not give in... NO MATTER WHAT!!! So roll on tomorrow... :)


good idea.. exercise is good in all its forms ;)

All i can add for you is that your strongest weapon in your quit is your mind. You have already begun to focus on this with the 'no matter what' stance.. but you will be tested during your quit and the stronger you are with your stance of not smoking and not giving in, the better your chance of success will be overall.


:)Hi Belle and welcome to this forum....a great place to come for support....there's a wealth of info here to be shared.....getting through your shock without a ciggie is proof enough you can do it...well done and good luck...Cheers Kez.


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