Newbie here!

Hey, Well last night at 3AM I had my last fag of the day (usually around 10-15 cigs a day) wen't to the bathroom and noticed my teeth were staining up!! Im 16 and have been smoking since i was 13, and very self-conscious! Also i go to college this year and realised i will be spending half of my EMA on fags, and i really want to learn to drive!

So this morning i got up and didn't have a cig, i havent had one all day, nearly 24 hours on.

Its just really hard atm!

Everyone in my house smokes, and they all light there fags up inside, so i smell it, and oh god its just aweful, but i think im coping OK. Ive only been tempted once today, and ended up crying because I made the decision not to smoke LOL. Urgh is it going to get alot worse????

When will it get easier?

Thanks x

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  • Oh BTW going cold turkey completely.. tried with the electrical fags before, didn't work for me, just want rid of the addiction all together, to young to be held by an addiction!

    Havent had any withdrawal symptoms yet.. when am i meant to get them??

    Feeling a little bit like my breathings changed but thats it, Getting quite hard cravings now and again, got one now.. gunna pull through though! x

  • Hi Ashli :D

    Well done you quitting so early in your life and now on your 2nd day

    I know it's difficult when everyone around you smokes but it can be done just hang in there

    I admire you having the guts to go CT I never did that all the times I tried to quit it does get easier promise but as we're all different so are our quits and I can't set a time limit for you sorry

    Below is my standard wlecome and advice post which I try and sned 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

  • hey ashli,

    welcome aboard!

    congratulations on seeing so quickly what has taken me 16 years to figure out!

    your whole life is still ahead of you at this point and trust that you will be so much happier and content doing it as a fit healthy more attractive, richer non smoker!

    good luck and post whenever you need to.

    cheers,

    Bman

  • Ashli,

    Welcome to these great forums. You are among friends and allies here :)

    Yes you are too young to be a slave to that addiction, you've made the right choice by quitting them.

    Regarding the craving, check out my signature as i've linked a rather nice thing i found while surfing the internet containing tips to help with cravings. A good list of tips.. well worth checking out.

    Can't say if it will get worse or easier... i find its better to accept that things will get tougher for a bit, but then get easier later if you persevere and keep up the sterling effort your putting in. You'll get good and bad days, but take each day as it comes and never cave in.

    Good luck.. i wish you strength and determination and want you to succeed.

    Jase

  • Hey guys

    Thank you very much for the advice :)

    Still going strong, couldn't get to sleep until 3am, woke up at 6.30am and then woke up again at 9.30am so had a pretty sleepless night, just got past the morning craving so should be ok till i eat or until the smokers get up lol.

    Thanks very much for the advice :) I really want to do it, so much other stuff i could spent 20 quid a week on, like driving lessons, so i have all the reasons i want to quit behind me which keeps be going strong.

    Still abit shaky, feel like i always need to move my feet and a little tense, but I have quite good will-power so even if it does get worse hopefully i will pull full, Good luck to you all also, will post again around lunch time to update :D

    Thanks for the advice

    xxxx

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