No Smoking Day
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Day 1 (well half day really)


I woke up this morning and decided that enough was enough. It was time to quit. At lunch time today I bought a pack of Nicotine patches (15 mg) and so far so good.........although I do feel a little whoozy and sickly, but I guess I'll adjust

I'm 40 next year and have a 2 year old little girl. I want to be here to see her grow up.

Wish me luck !

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Good luck Janto,

This is probably one of the best decisions you will ever make. I'm on Week 5 of the patches and so far so good. Don't worry about the sickly feeling. Some people get that reaction with the patches at first and it will pass. Everyone here is so friendly and you'll get loads of support through the good times and the bad.

PP xx


Well done, sometimes it does just come to you that you want to give up and having someone there who you want to see grow up makes it all seem worthwhile.

Keep going, you will feel strange to start off with, we all do. Keep posting on here though it really does help. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. We have all been on day 1 and it will get harder before it gets easier but it does get easier and soon you will wonder why you ever smoked in the first place.



Hey Janto,

Glad to have you on here and all the best with quitting. As younme said it gets harder before getting easier but I personally think one of the biggest steps involved is getting to the point where you actually decide you want to quit and then you actually put down the cigs! Good on you, stick to it (its worth it) and come back to this forum often for support, general rantings and to keep your mind off of everything!!!!:D


Well done Janto and good luck with your quit...WE CAN DO THIS!

Lilac x


Thanks for the support guys.

It was strange, but when I went to bed last night, I felt more relaxed without having had a smoke than I have done in ages.

I know its very early days for me, but the part I think I'll find most difficult is filling the time. I think I'll be ok during the days as I'm at work, but this morning I found I had both myself and my little girl ready to go with plenty of time to spare. I then started to get a little twitchy because I would normally have filled that time with having a cig in the kitchen.


My 1st Day too!!

Hello, today is mt first day quitting aswell.

Will be my 6th attempt!!

Got an inhalator in my mouth as i type this message!

Im giving up so that my 2 year old boy can have his dad healthier.


Hi Janto and Alfie :)

Well done to you both on the decision to stop smoking a huge decision in itself

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

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


Marg xx


Hi Alfie

Right there with you !!!


I got up at 5 this morning and have gone until now (12.11) without feeling the need.

Feeling rather twitchy and would love to have one.....................but I'm not giving in. I keep touching my patch and thinking "I don't need one".



Ive just looked on margareth's link to, well scary stories on there. Puts you off smoking, big time.

Im gonna find tonight hard,may have a couple of beers to watch the game with still tho!;) With inhalator in my mouth.

Hoping that my little boy is gonna be good when i get in, could do without the stress of a 2 year old going mental!


Hi Alfie

I can sympathise with that. There's nothing worse than the little ones playing up after a long day at work..............but its double the stress when we're trying to kick our habit too !

I think I'm going to find this evening difficult too..............I keep thinking I'll just have one later one, but that's defeating the whole point.


For the first couple of days when ever a craving came over me I said to myself that I would have one tomorrow at 3.00. It would be 4.00 before I realised what time it was so I would say that I had missed my chance.

It doesnt work for everyone but just keep telling yourself you can do it, you have your reasons.




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