Quitting Day 1, 16th

Hey,

I normally smoke 20-30 cigs a day for around 3 years i'm 18, And i'm going cold turkey, I really want to join the army and Be the Best, no place for cigs.

I've removed all the cigs/ashtrays from my room, Family all smoke though,

Since i've woke up this morning, I feel flem coming up from my lungs into my throat, weird (o.0) :cool:

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  • Hi Methain :)

    Well done deciding to stop smoking is a huge decision to make

    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 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

  • Hi Methain

    Well done on deciding to quit!!

    To give yourself the best chance of achieving sucess do exactly what Margareth says , read up on the addiction your trying to break away from .

    You find will a great online quit program on the ffsonline.org , i highly recommmend stepping through this .....it was a great help in my quit!

    Removing all ashtrays etc is a great move .....Going cold turkey isnt easy , drink plenty of cold water when you get cravings I used to eat a piece of fruit in the first few days , some people like to have sweets or something to replace the smoking.

    Try and keep yourself occupied , dont be sitting about waiting for the cravings to come.

    yeah your lungs will have to do a clear out at some stage , so you can expect to cough up some of the badness that has been in your body!

    keep us posted of the progress ...well done

  • Good luck!

    Hi Methain.

    Well done on your decision to quit. I smoked for 20 years before I saw the light so you're already doing really well in deciding to quit now. It's a tough first 10 days or so but after that becomes much easier. I'm lucky that no-one smokes around me or in ym house so I hope you'll be ok giving up amongst smokers but I'm fine now surrounded by smoking friends or walking past the pub.

    It's all about mentality really. Use anything that helps you stop and just keep holding on every day and you'll do fine.

    Let us know how it goes.

    :)

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