This is the last time I quit for good


I'm new here but thought I'td be good to get my reasons for quitting this time down in black and white and on a place where I can see it and I have publicly announced it!

My main reason is I am 33 years old and have been smoking a steady 20-a-day for 14 years. I lost my baby 7 years ago and swore that if I ever wanted to try again then I would get off the cigs for good before falling pregnant to give my child the best chance I could. I now use the fear of what happened 7 years ago as an excuse to hide behind in order to keep on smoking. I've had enough and I want to move on with my life. I have a fiance who loves me dearly and a mum who thinks the world of me. I have so many good things in my life and I don't to hide behind this fear anymore. So, tomorrow I have an appointment with my doctor and I am planning on getting Champix. I have tried 3 times this year already to stop and I keep finding excuses to give up trying to stop ranging from "I have too much stress just now" to the out and out lie of "I'll stop next Monday/tomorrow/once I've had this last cig".

This is that last time I stop. I'm not giving myself second chances and unlike a lot of the stop smoking literature out there - it NOT okay to fail and try again. Not for me anyway.

So this is my pledge and my promise to everyone out there, to my family and to me.

I stop on September 11th 2009 and I wish all the luck in the world to everyone who is/has or is going to stop as well.

I'll keep you all updated and please wish me luck!!!

5 Replies

  • Welcome

    and wow, what a great post.

    Well done on your choice to become a non smoker, it is the best decision you will ever make. Sounds like you have had a hard time in the past and hopefully you can turn it all in to a positive by becoming a happy, healthy non smoker starting tomorrow.

    We have all gone throught the "i can't stop now because....." or "i will stop when........" and it never works the time is never right.

    There will be loads of people along to add to my welcome shortly and they will have all kinds of links on their sig, i would recommend you read a lot and post a lot, you can come here and rant or rave, whatever you need someone will be around to help.

    I am sending you loads of luck for tomorrow and keep us up todate with how it goes.

  • I will second that welcome. Its a big decision, its a wise decision, and from reading your post, it makes absolute sense for you to do this.

    Through good and bad times please share your experiences and know you are not alone while quitting. Rally all the support you can, this will be the best thing you ever do.

    Good luck, and i wish you all the determination you need to succeed.


  • LOl, just saw pdocherty and the title, this is the last time i quit for good... and it made me laugh:D

    Good luck, I am currently on and off the smoking wagon, as i'm hving a lot of stress at work, it can be done, and i know i will do it when the time is right.

    PS- we are the same age, and have been smoking for the same length of time! I have already done it (non smoking) for a year, so i know that it is possible....

  • Hi PDocherty :)

    Well done you on the decision to quit

    I used champix to help me and found it very good and a huge help

    You have some good reasons for quitting there

    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



  • Big Thanks

    A big thanks to everyone who has wished me luck :)

    I started my champix today and I will be keeping evryone up-to-date with my mood swings and my complusion to eat my weight in crisps now I'm not smoking!!! :eek:

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