1st Day of the Rest of My Life

I really felt that I had to send a post even though technically today isn't my first day without the dreaded cigs. I stopped smoking on Monday 17 August using the inhalator and a very positive attitude. By Tuesday I realised that when I used the inhalator I actually felt worse than when I wasnt using it. On Wednesday I went cold turkey and started to read "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr. I now feel that I will never smoke again and I am not miserable. This has never happened on all the other attempts to stop smoking before.

I am just pleading that if you are finding it difficult - read this book. I did not pay for this book somebody gave it to me to read - I am not asking you to spend a penny, get it from the library. It will be the greatest gift you give to yourself because I can say after smoking for 20 years I am happy to stop smoking. My life isn't over and I thank god for that and Allen Carr.

Some people will say well just tell us what it says and we will be cured but that is not how it would work. You have to read the whole book - it says to carry on smoking while reading it but I had already stopped but I see why they make that point so it is a good idea to carry on smoking until the end.

Please if you do read it and it works for you, post a reply to this message. If only one other person benefits from this method then it was worth writing this message.

I know the road is hard but not this way honestly.

4 Replies

  • I've read his book twice, but had already started using patches prior to reading it, so i have definitely took on board his tecnique's about the brainwashing removal etc, and certainly some of the rest he had to say in the book.

    Its good for folk who are indeed going cold turkey out of smoking, but i have made a conscious choice on my part to quit using a method i've used successfully before.

    So why are you having to give up again you probably may ask?

    Well silly ass here decided that christmas time was a time for a treat, and despite having quit for 8 months and not craving a smoke in the slightest, i figured a single cigar after lunch on christmas day was ok.. it wasn't.. nor were the 9 that followed it.. or the 20 that came after that.

    So get quit, stay quit and never smoke another puff on a cig of any type.

    Good luck on your quit and welcome.

  • not sure that the origional post isnt sale related, but Jase, im only on week 3 and I know that I can never ever have a single fag, not even as a christmas treat, for the same reason as you, it would not stop at one!

  • Hi Maloona :)

    Well done you on day 4 you're doing fine

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



  • not sure that the origional post isnt sale related, but Jase, im only on week 3 and I know that I can never ever have a single fag, not even as a christmas treat, for the same reason as you, it would not stop at one!

    Spot on.

    My view on 1 now is.. its never 1.. it just wakes up the entire addiction again, consider the 1 like a domino.. the first domino in a domino toppling thing... you smoke 1 you push that domino then all the rest fall too.. one after the other.

    Well, in 6 weeks i've 'not' smoked over 800 cigs, having 1 now would be like committing to smoking thousands and thousands of them again.. something i will not go for at all.

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