No Smoking Day
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Hello everyone I am new here. It is getting close to 60 hours without a cigarette or any patches or any nicotine. I am feeling like my head could explode unless I have a cigarette. I am going to go for a run - I have to do something. Thankfully I am off work this week. I am sure I would not have lasted this long with the additonal pressures of work. I am really feeling pathetically sorry for myself. I don't consider it at all fair that I can't smoke a little cigarette: it would give me much relief. But then I don't want to be chained to this addiction for the rest of my life - a life that could be shortened by this dirty habit. Sorry for the rant. I'm going to run now.

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Hi and welcome to the forum. Have a good look around here after your run and you will find lots of helpful information. Try having a look at the links in some peoples sigs, that will really help.

After 72 hours all nicotine will be out of your body and then you can deal with the head thing, because that is what it is. You know that smoking is bad and yet your head is telling you to have one, sort out the head thing and you have cracked it! Sounds easy doesn't it, everyone here knows it is not easy, but it is do able.

I also did CT, and I have not had a fag for more than 12 weeks now.

Read, read, read. Post as often as you need, rant or rave it is fine here.

Enjoy your run and let us know how you are getting on later.


We both know 1 smoke now wouldnt help at all, it would just set u back 3 days perhaps longer. Im on day 4 right now finding it easier than the first 3 days. Good luck


Hi Nicowrong :)

Well done deciding to stop smoking

You're doing really well almost 3 days so the nicotine is almost gone from your system

Sorry your head feels like it might explode though that is a nasty feeling isn't it nut just hang in there OK

Drinking water when the craves hit daft as it sounds really does help with them

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




:) my quit is still intact :) I went for a half hour run and this seems to have calmed the raging cravings. I will be so glad when I start feeling normal again.


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