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Day 1 for me again and its my birthday!

Hi all,

I gave up for 3 months last time about 2 years ago, well I was on champix and I got very depressed and put on about 2 and half stone so I caved in and started again.

I have had a bad christmas really as my best friends mum died of lung cancer on christmas day and I have had a very bad cold and chest infection, the doctor gave me steroids and antibiotics but it has taken 2 weeks and I still feel bad!

So today is my birthday and I thought, I am not getting any younger so I had better start the new year the best way possible as a non smoker!

So here I go again, DAY 1 Wish me luck!!

Happy new year to you all. xxx

Bev xxx

10 Replies


congrats on getting on and doing it again - day one nearly done, nice one :)


Hey Bev.....good decision;) Make sure you read through lots of the posts on here ....and look at the links in peoples signatures......arm yourself with all the reasons you shouldnt smoke:D and believe me there are many!!

Post on here often and let us know how you are doing and the very best of luck to you:D.....ooohhhh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


Thanks Guys,

I have got to do it this time! This forum really helped me last time but I found that my downfall was in my head and not being addicted. I have got to get my head round it this time!

Bev x


Hey Bev,

welcome back to the forum and happy birthday to you! I also quit on my birthday (lousy birthday it was) but it was the best gift I could have given myself and the same will be true for you. The road to freedom can be a tough one at times..... if things get tough, ask for support, read and learn about your addiction as knowledge is power, and stay strong in your resolve..... gaining weight is crap but for most of us it's part of the quit, in time, everything will normalize again (in the meantime if the weight goes up you can always join this fun and lovely group forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s... ;))

Welcome to your day 1, Bev! You can do this! Bella


Hi bev

well done on your decision to quit smoking,i also had a bad experience on champix so im trying patches this time.

Hope your feeling better soon,

Happy birthday and best of luck with your quit.



Thanks Dave,

It does help having someone out there knowing what it feels like!

Bev x


Hi bev :)

Day 1 well done but sorry you had a rough Xmas

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




hey bev,

Well done you and a very happy birthday-good luck to you,you can do it



Hi Bev

Happy birthday and welcome back to the forum.

Never stop stopping, you will succeed.

Stay strong...xx


happy birthday

good luck quitting

sorry im late replying



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