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Tomoro is the day ... help please!

Hi, im new! I have decided to stop smoking, starting tomoro.

Main reason, lol, (dont laugh) I am having a breast enlargement, and it helps to stop the scarring. but i figured as im getting the body i want, i may aswel get it fit and healthy, starting with stopping smoking, i also plan to start going to the gym n stuff when i havent smoked for a while.

Im starting on patches, with masses of lollys to keep my hands busy

So, anyone got any tips?.

Cat xx:)

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Welcome Cat and good on you for quitting. don't know if this is your 1st quit or not but would recommend you read the links in peoples sig, and try and keep a positive mental attitude (PMA)

Lots of people round here have quit using patches, so i am sure they will be along soon to give you loads of help and support.

Nobody here is going to laugh at you, whatever your reason for quitting we are just really happy you are not smoking.

So keep us posted as to how you are getting on, and if and when you need help there is always someone around.

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Hey Cat,

welcome to the forum! Lollies are good...... gummy bears are better ;) Biggest message on this forum is educate yourself about your addiction and what to expect. The more you know, the easier it is to best craves and get through the tough times. It may seem impossible at times but stick with it..... the freedom you will gain, will be worth every minute you may have to suffer..... Post often, support others, and take one day at a time. Good luck you!!!

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Hi Kat,

Sounds a good enough reason to me, the wife is thinking something similar with our extra cash :-))))))

As well as the advice given regarding reading links, read some of my posts regarding extra energy, etc etc since giving up.

I've just started the gym myself after 7 weeks and I feel 20 years younger.

I personally found the electronic ciggies finally helped me to quit.

Regards

Paul

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electric cigs

hey thanks ... but what are electric cigs?? never heard of them before??:)

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I don't have any links to them, my wife spotted them in our local shopping centre.

Basically, they emulate fags, have a nicotine thing inside them and give off smoke. They never feel as good as the real thing, but are as close as it will ever get imo, so willpower will still be needed.

It helped me to think that when I needed a puff, say driving, after a row etc, to have my electric ciggie, and I also likened our need to suck on a fag at times of stress to that of a baby needing to suck their dummy, which is true if you think about it.

Will find a link for you, give me 5 mins.

Paul

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ecslimited.co.uk/

Im not associated with them in any way either, but after trying all the patches, gums, etc, this is the one that got me off.

Others have reported success with this Champix.

Paul

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thanks paul

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hi cat-are you who i think you are ref: talked on facebook????

good luck babes xxxx

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No worries Cat, if I can help one other person quit like I was helped here, then i'll feel good :-)

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Hi Cat

Hows it going today, Im like you and gave up for a boob job only the other way a reduction and a tummy tuck. (we're never satisfied are we) I have been clean for 10 days and my op is this coming Thursday.

But since giving up my reasons have changed I dont have to give up I want to and believe me I feel so much better.

Keep at it girl, and stay with the forum its the biggest help.

Caroline

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Hi Cat :)

Sorry missed this yesterday I hope all goes well for you today it will be the best thing you ever did for yourself

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

whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

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 xx

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Hi Cat just wanted to wish you well with your quit...good luck with your op too:)

Lilac.

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heey yeah. i had my first day today, got my patch on, frantically chewing on chewing gum though lol. cant get that feeling out of the back of my throat! :( xx

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Just stick with it.. through good and bad.. easy or tough... keep posting on here.. your not alone.

Very best of luck.. but lets do this!

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Hi cat-hows things, hanging in there i hope, just remember-first 3 days is the worst and it will get better-it really is worth it, you gain your freedom and health, what a fabulous payback xxxxx

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Well done on deciding to quit.:)

I would say just take it a day at a time and lots of deep breaths. I often breathe in and out really deeply as though I'm actually smoking and although I look really stupid I do find it helps.

Another thing I would say in the early days is distracting yourself when you're really desperate by doing something else if you can i.e going for a walk or swimming. You can't smoke in the pool. :D

Good luck.:)

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Hi Joanna,

I've done that too, sucking in and out pretending or emulating the smoking of a fag in the early days. Initially with the electric ciggie, then afer a few days, with a pen to get rid of the nicotine and i've even done it with my finger when neccessary!!!!

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