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In a stress!

Firstly a quick Hello, as this is my first post here.

Now down to business....

Currently taking Champix and today will be day 3 fag free, the last two days have been reletively easy as I haven't had the need to go out, (sad to say that I've hidden away playing Half Life to avoid reality) thereby avoiding going anywhere near the dreaded shops.

Today is another matter, I have to work and there is a fag shop about 50 yards away.

Already the little git in my head is telling me that it's ok to have one. I hate him!!!!!

I'm not looking forward to this at all.

Ah well, Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!

Wish me luck.

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Welcome to the forum, Gyro! Great job getting through the first 3 days! A big part of a quit often is those mind games you mention.... wanting to quit, yet wanting to run out for fags the same time...... that's your addiction speaking, nothing more,nothing less. This forum's mantra is 'knowledge is power'..... knowing about your addiction will help you get through the tough times and tough craves..... you will find that people are extremely supportive on here as well....

More people will post here.... look at the links on the bottom of their signatures and check them out..... equip yourself with knowledge and read yourself through craves.... welcome again and yup.... Good luck!!


Hi Gyro,

As an Ex-smoker, this is one of several "tests" you will have to pass im afraid, but it is easily done, and once you pass the "test", then it won't be a problem.

I've been quit about 26 days now, and it gets a lot easier. In fact, I don't even think about fags anymore.

There are a lot of good links in some peoples signatures on here to help stiffen your resolve, try reading some of them.




You've done 2 days, you don't want to do those 2 days ever again? I am right about that.

Everytime the urge comes your way, take a deep breath and distract yourself with what ever it takes.


Hi Gyro :)

Well done getting to day 3 is great bu tonight all the nicotine will have left your system

Ignore that little git in your head he's just trying to get you back in hes power again

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



Hi and thanx for the replies so far.

I tricked the little git well and truly this morning.

Just before I walked out the door, I chucked my wallet on the desk.

No money, no fags. ha ha

Only one bad moment so far, I always get an urge when I take my crash helmet off, if I had the wallet it may have been a different story.

Less stressy anyway :)



Well done for tricking the little git :D

You can't have just 1 believe me I have tried numerous times over the last few weeks and it doesn't work. Glad to say I have learnt my lesson and am today on day 5. Don't listen to him he is lying!!!!

Carol xx


hehe.. your post made me laugh.. not at you .... ohhhhhhhh no no .. for you i have admiration.. and i wish you tons of good luck.

Its that you called your nico-demon what i'd called mine for so long since i quit.

'GIT' :)

Thats exactly what it is.. it wasn't long though before i realised that the GIT was indeed.. ME.. yep.. the half of me that was still trying to cling onto the nicotine and in a sense was still being courted by the addiction, and it voiced the addictions needs to the part of me that was quit.

It doesnt' mean i don't still see it as a 'git' or as a nico-demon, in fact I find visualising the addiction in whatever way it makes entertainment for me a great thing. The git.. the nicodemon.. the monster.. although is just you is like a spoilt kid throwing a hissy fit because its not getting what it wants.. and at this moment in your quit its throwing its toys out of the pram and having a right strop, and you are noticing becuase its screaming loud at the moment.

Be strong, stubborn and indeed stand in a higher place to your 'git' and keep telling it no. it cannot have what it wants .. you are certainly NOT going to feed it the way its got away with it over the years... you have done your parenting 101 course for gits, and are now showing it whos boss, and are just going to ignore its tantrums just as you should.

That screaming voice of the git.. the one thats tormenting you will become less and less, and it will get easier and easier, the more you resist, the more days you put on this quit without allowing your git to get itself heard the better. Your 'git' is just after his quick fix to get his :eek: all sorted as soon as possible, but the problem is every time you do that, you make it scream even louder next time, so thats why we cut the supply it needs and its why in the end he goes quieter.. he eventually gets to the point were its more 'how could you do this to me after all these years? *spits dummy out*' :)

Trust us when we tell you though that there is a life much more wonderful waiting for you if you go the distance on this quit.. don't falter, don't listen to the begging for 'more' from your git, and take each day at a time in these early stages. don't worry about tomorrow, next week or next month.. just get through today, and keep showing your git you mean business here and that you are now in control.. not it, and it can jolly well just get used to it!

Good luck.. you are worth so much more than your git has you believe.



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