Hi There

Well, Im going through a sort of "mid 20's crisis". Ive decided to try and look after myself from now on. I decided to take thing one at a time.

1. Stop drinking

2. Stop smoking

3. Get healthy

So Im day 3 at the moment and feel pretty good tbh. Im not sure if anyone else has got this but Ive found it a little too easy perhaps. I thought Id be going crazy by now! (perhaps that will hit me later??)

I smoked for 9 years, probably smoking 30 rollies a day on average.

I decided I would try and make it a bit tougher for myself and leave some tobabcco I had left over in one of my draws. Not to go to if times got tough, but moreso to know if I wanted it I could have it and obviously I don't want it cos it's been left untouched.

I thought it best to do the things I always did instead of hiding away in my house (where we're not alowed) and go to work, sit outside and have a chat with the smokers, go to the pub etc. I feel that if I surround myself with other smokers and not smoke myself, it might make it easy in the long run?! Twisted logic but it seems to be working.

Ive had cravings of course but nothing too bad, I just keep telling myself "if you really want one, have one - no i don't want one thank you very much"

I was just a bit sick of it really, its a waste of money, makes you smell and its altogether a pointless habbit.

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  • Hi Paul

    Welcome, arn't you doing well and I also have left my fags in the drawer and it gives me some comfort that if I really want one I could but I dont want to.

    Suppose it stops the panic and puts you in control. You have obviously got the right attitude but dont hesitate in asking for help if you feel the need.


  • Cool thanks for that Caroline, its the first time Ive tried too. Should be interesting, but so far so good.

  • Hi Paul :)

    Well done you deciding to quit and on day 3 that's great keep it going

    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 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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting


    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



  • Welcome to forum and well done for getting to day 3. Some people do find it easier than others to quit and some find easy to start and then go through a difficult patch, every quit is different.

    I know when my sister stopped she kept cigs in the house, i however could never do that, as soon as i was half way down the bottle of white wine i would give in.

    You certainly seem to have your head in the right place, it is smelly and expensive and everything else.

    I would suggest you read the links, and keep posting to let us know how you are getting on.

  • thanks for the links Marg. Lots of interesting stuff on there. Willpower and support from this forum will keep me going.

  • Hi Paul

    I hope you find them as useful as I did


    Marg xxx

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