Quiting tips

Hi all, im new sorry if this is in the wrong place

I am quiting smoking 1/1/2010 i know many have said they doing it But i Really want to.

Im having to it with no help at the moment as i am allergic to the patches and due to the quit smoking clinic not getting back to me no other help.

Im thinking of trying the inhalers and herbal tea(not a hot drink drinker) anyone else got any ideas

i suffer from agoraphobia so i may need alot of support.

Im at my boyfriends for 3days after i quit he is a none smoker, so i may not have problems but family and friends do smoke this is were i will need the help.

Any help Welcome

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  • Hi Bubu brilliant decision to quit ! Hopefully your smoky nurse will get back to you to offer support but in the meantime read lots on this forum to understand your addiction and how it works- many people have links in their signatures that are really helpful in dealing with psychological aspects of quitting. Realy good luck and hope to see you on here some more

    louise xxl

  • Good Luck Bubu

    Hi Bubu,

    Well done on choosing to quit !:D

    1st January 2010 seems like a great day to quit for anyone seriously thinking about stopping and a good date to easily calculate the length of a quit.

    You will find lots of support in here from some really nice people.

    Good luck to you and a happy new SMOKELESS year,

    Trev

    20 A DAY FOR 30 YEARS :eek:

    Quit 28th April 09:)

    3 months patches

    5 months C.T

  • Hi Bubu :D

    That's great news from tomorrow you'll be smoke free

    We'll all help and support you as much as we can OK

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • hey bubu - happy new year - hows it going for you today?

  • Thankyou for the replys

    Ive not been too good :(

    Fri-had my last cig at 2:30pm

    Saturday-Had to have a cig so bad i have a big argument with the other half and went home

    so since 2:30pm friday i have had 8 1/2 cigs(usually about 20 by now)

    I am off to see my GP tomorrow to get some help

    im not sure if i did it right time of the month as im on my monthlys(tmi sorry) but im still trying my best and i WILL quit!!

  • Got told today i am unable to go on the tablets to help me quit :mad: dont know what else to try now

  • I don't know if there is or isn't an easy way to stop smoking. I started on chanpix only to find that after a few days I was quitting on my own, so gave up chanpix. I'm now on 5 weeks tomorrow cold turkey and I'm feeling quite good.

    You have first and foremost to realise you are an addict to nicotine, when you can accept that I believe that is when you can stop smoking. Many people try to stop but as soon as some problem arises it's a reason no an excuse to have a fag, many have done this including myself over the years when I have had what I call my pretend quits, 2 hours max.

    I know Bubu what I have said may sound harsh but it may help.

    The only thing I can suggest to you is nicorette chewing gum if you feel you need something to take you through the first few weeks. I could not use patches they made my skin itch.

    The gum will give you nicotine while you get used to not smoking cigs you can start on a fairly high dose and gradually work your way down and out.

    But before anything else the only thing that will stop you smoking is you, you must decide it is what you want and why you want to stop.

    I wish you luck go on go for it. don't give in on quitting please.

    Love Jack:)

  • Stop Smoking Programs Double Success Rates

    Quitting smoking on your own is ok but is not as good as enrolling with a local or professional online stop smoking program. Some research has shown that smoking programs double success rates and minimize smoking relapses amongst patients. This is why generally in the United States school kids (teen smokers) are enrolled in a quitting program to increase success rates. It's just a model of choice for non-profits and government sponsored quit programs. We sure have a lot to learn from that.

    In addition quit smoking programs often come with free stop smoking products like free nicotine patches (for those who can use them)this again will be useful in cutting your overal cost of quitting smoking while at the same time imensely benefiting from professional help. I think the best place to start is to search your local health department and find out if they have any tobacco control programs.

    I suggest you also fully exploit herbal stop smoking aids there are many now on the market.

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