No Smoking Day
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Day 17 started

My little gadget says:

16 Days


291 Cigarettes


I find that last figure blows my mind. I travel around 400 miles a week commuting between home and the office. In a round about way it means that I'm now recovering my fuel money on a monthly basis; quite a saving!

Those of you who have read my previous post will know that I'm not really saving the money though!

In terms of my quitting experience, it has pretty much got easier and easier as time has gone on. I think days 2 and 4 (if I recall) were the only "dodgy" days. 2 because of nicotine withdrawal. Thankfully I've not really had any cravings, just the occasional want although I've been void of those over recent days. Quite shocking as I've had a hell of a few days (and nights) at work this week. It's strange though, I've never been a stressy person but am even less so without nicotine. Goes against everything I used to say as a smoker.

I don't know why it has been so easy; I've not really had to test my will power at all. Two possibilities I guess:

1. Alan Carrs Easy Way does indeed work with minimal requirement for will power

2. I've had a very lucky trip!

PS..I don't mean to sound smug by this post, I know many are finding the separation from their smokes an absolute nightmare. I'm just sharing my experience.

Toodle pip fellow quitters! Keep up the stunning work.

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PS..I don't mean to sound smug by this post, I know many are finding the separation from their smokes an absolute nightmare. I'm just sharing my experience.

Hi Stav, personally no matter what I've gone through and what we all are going through it doesn't matter does it.

The point is you have stopped smoking and I personally think this is great for you and all of us.

You are not smug because you are understanding what others are going through and I have seen many a post on here by you trying to help another.

Good on you I hope it continues like this for you. I'm having a bad day but I'll get through it and it maybe easier tomorrow.

Where can I get one of them things that tell you this information as to how much you've saved etc.

Your pal Jack :)


Hi Jack,

Thanks for the words. What Operating System are you using on your computer?

Here's a simple one ,'tis the one I use on my work laptop. If you have Windows Vista/7 (I've got 7 here) you can get some nice sidebar gadgets. Do the same just look a little more funky.




I'm on XP and how's this?

I have been quit for 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 hours, 58 minutes and 56 seconds (44 days). I have saved £272.88 by not smoking 899 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Days, 2 hours and 55 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 02/12/2009 22:00

And thank you, it's frightening when you see it like this.


Sorry Stav I'm going off and it looks like you're the only one left. Have a good night.


Nice work Stav

Can't wait to get to your stage...

Keep watching the bottom figure rise...I know it's not saving money in a sense...But it is...Not buying fags saves money...You are saving money.

My inlaws worked out that they spent over £20,000 in less than 5 years...

Bet they wished they'd saved that money...

KEEP GOING Stav...will try and catch you up:)


Well done Stav

Hi Stav,

I'm on day 17 too. Keep going mate, we've both managed to stop - let's not start again.:)


Brilliant, job well done.



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