Day 21 for me!

Hello all, I'm please to write I'm on day 21 today. I am 34 and have smoked since the age of 15, regulary since my early 20's. This is my second attept and this time I'm using the patch. The first time I used Chantix and quit for 45 days however due to drinking I started back on the smokes. This time the first week was the HARDEST and it has been a bit emotional for me giving up my companion for the past 20 yrs or so. I have not had a patch on today and so far I have not had any cravings whatsoever. It has been a calm day and nothing stressful has happened! Good luck to everyone out there. This is really hard!:p

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  • Hello all, I'm please to write I'm on day 21 today. I am 34 and have smoked since the age of 15, regulary since my early 20's. This is my second attept and this time I'm using the patch. The first time I used Chantix and quit for 45 days however due to drinking I started back on the smokes. This time the first week was the HARDEST and it has been a bit emotional for me giving up my companion for the past 20 yrs or so. I have not had a patch on today and so far I have not had any cravings whatsoever. It has been a calm day and nothing stressful has happened! Good luck to everyone out there. This is really hard!:p

    Hi Smokefree

    congrats on your 21 days so far, thats a brilliant effort and long may your calm days last good luck to you too, keep posting on here as there are lots of very supportive people on here who will help you through your day :)

  • Welcome and well done getting to 21 days smoke free. We all felt the leaving the companion bit in the beginning, we smoked many times a day for a long time so it is quite normal.

    You say you are useing patches but you did not put one on yesterday, maybe it's a little soon to do without them unless you wish to go cold turkey then well done to you.

    Keep posting and let us know how you are doing. Read as much as you can about the addiction to nicotine it will help you to understand what is going on.

    Jackie

  • Hi Smokefree :D

    3 weeks that's great keep it going you're already through the worst

    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 find 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 quittinghttp://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Symptoms.html

    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

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