No Smoking Day
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Day 1 coming soon

One week from today I shall attempt my first ever quit...due to my lack of money atm. Why am I waiting one week??? Well thats simple... I have 7 box's already in my possession and I don't have the willpower to just give them away.... so this week will be used to flatter my ego and to built up my courage for next week. Also its cold turkey for me from day 1 because of the money situation.

But really the only point of this post is now iv promised to quit.... just to say it allowed.... not literally :p

So if you don't hear back from me one of the following has happened

1. I chickened out and decided to smoke instead of doing many more important things... like falling down some stairs


2. I died from lack of nicotine before I could post how crap my day had been.

I hope I will see you people in one week then, I might pop in before though :D

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Hi Karas :)

Well done on the decision to stop smoking a huge decision to make anyway

I shall look forward to hearing how you get on next week

Dp pop in before then though if you can have a read of the posts and the links in a lot of our signatures they really will help you and give you a head start as well on understanding the Nicotine addiction we all have

Remember we've all been where you are at some point and we all have to travel the same road to freedom as you do

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 sympathising 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 found 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




Hi Karas

Welcome and congrats on your forth coming quit. Try and use this week and take margs very good advice read and learn all you can it will help loads.I myself quit mostly because of money to start. i was a 40 a day smoker for 35 year and done CT its not half as bad as people say. Just take each day as it comes baby staps at first and just deal with the moment your in. You will be fine Im sure. Look forward to getting to know you.xxxxxx


Thanks people, I do want to quit for reasons other than money, but I fear It would not of been so soon if not for the money.

P.S. when I refreshed the page it said you have been banned :( I guess it was just an error.... I thought it was a sign saying its not my time :eek: glad the big man upstairs changed his mind :D


I started my quit today, and have spent the last week or so reading this forum... the tips, the highs and lows, the sense of achievement...

Every quit is different, but I have taken the view that anything that might help me to prepare for tricky times ahead is worth spending a few minutes on.

Hope to see you back here next week.

Best of luck

Lou x


Well I am back... and I shall be quitting in 10 minutes :eek:


12 minutes in then!

Well done for deciding to quit Karas. Read and post here loads, its a strangely enjoyable substitute :)


Karas - Free and Healing for 1 Hour and 4 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy , by avoiding the use of 1 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $0.07.

Not much but it is a start :p


Hey, well done for making the decision! Try reading Allen Carr (someone posted a link to his book for free, if I find it I'll re-post it!) or the American guy, Joel Spitzer (I think!), linkie below:

Really great inspiring stuff to read if you're doing a straight, no nrt, quit. It's not as bad as you build it up to be in your head once you actually get on and do it! Best of luck, before you know it you'll be through day one! Then there's no stopping ya ;)


Just though I would report in as my first day is almost over.

Hasn't been to bad really.. light cravings only for the most part. I guess its day to tomorrow. The thought of quitting seems to be worse than actually quitting :confused:


Just though I would report in as my first day is almost over.

Hasn't been to bad really.. light cravings only for the most part. I guess its day to tomorrow. The thought of quitting seems to be worse than actually quitting :confused:

Hey Karas

well done getting through your first day , tomorrow will be the same just resist thjose cravings make yourself busy so you dont have time to crave .... see you tomorrow look forward to your post :)


Hi Karas

this is my first day smoke free. well just over 13 hours. like u almost chicken out..... been on my mind most of afternoon. now on settee with a cat watching a film before bed.. feel quite good and pleased with my self. keep p the hard work it will be worth it . This is my 4th attempt. and its now or never



Hi karas

Well done on getting through the first day. Take it one step at a time, read and understand as much as you can. Be prepared to deal with two types of cravings: the nicotine withdrawal full on 'cravings' and the habit ones, such as I've just finished a meal, so I should have a cigarette, or, I've just come outside therefore I should have a cigarette.

Good luck



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