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my reasons

Hello everyone this is my first post

the reason I decided to quit was I had run out of tobacco and cheap cigarettes so I had to buy some from the shop

I bought 60 cigs and it cost almost £15 I then sat working at my computer and before I knew it I had smoked 40 cigs I was like omg no way !!

so I decided for the first time in over 30 years to stop smoking not for health reasons but for financial reasons


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very good reason, oh and welcome to the forum, its good to have you on board.

only just logged on tonight, so this is just a quick message to say hello, well done. i have noticed you have posted elsewhere as well, so i am sure i will bump into you again.


Welcome Dee

Its the best thing you can do for yourself. just take things a day at a time the first few days are the worse but things start to get much easyer really soon. i smoked over 40 a day for 33 years So it can be done now I think how the hell did I spend a tenner a day on Bloody Fags.xxxxxxx


Hi Dee,

Well all I can say is that cost is as valid a reason as any to stop! Its not the main reason for me (I want to plan a family) but its a definate benefit. I worked out that already with me being on Day 8 of my quit that i have saved at least £42 and thats not including when I double and triple up at the weekends!!! Make sure you set your heart on something special to spend that cig money on as incentive - I'm getting my teeth whitened and am off for a spa weekend with the girlies soon!!!

Good luck with quit Dee:D


Hi Dee and welcome to the forum.

There are so many excellent reasons for quitting (and so few for carrying on smoking) and the money you will save is certainly one of them. Money can be a huge motivator.

But it will also be essential that you want to stop smoking. That this is an active choice you are making. That you continue to choose not to smoke.

Read all you can about the addiction, and you will be better prepared to fight it.



Hi Dee :)

Well done you deciding to quit is a massive step 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




let me just say the support is fantastic

and it really helps and I dont panic now if I get a side effect I look here but the one thing nobody has here is the darn hives lol



Blessing in disguise

Quitting for financial reasons is most often like you have no other choice. It's a true blessing in disguise. ;)


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