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Hi everybody. Im new to the forum. I had my first session with my New Leaf advisor on Thursday.Have decided to go on Champix after reading all the great and positive reviews on this fantastic forum.Should get my first lot of champix on Tuesday:) Well after smoking for about 16 years and about four attempts to stop Im more positive about it this time. My dad about 5 years ago lost both his legs due to smoking. You would have thought I packed up smoking straight away. To my shame I never did but now is the time to put it right. To say goodbye once and for all to the demon that runs my life,makes me smell,costs me my health and my bank balance.. Ive had enough of weezing,coughing and sounding like a rattle snake..I am more positive about quitting this time because of the support a will get from this forum,my New Leaf advisor,my wife and family and the sheer determination I have now to quit once and for all..

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  • Quittings easy staying quit is hard

    Hi Bongo with this forum behind you believe me we will do our best to make sure you dont fail and even seeing what smoking can do doesnt always make us quit I sadly watched my mum die of lung cancer and other than that she was in perfect health that was 10 years ago and that didnt make me stop

    My mum would be so proud of me and that thought keeps me going and I want to be around for a lot longer and if this is the way to make that happen then we all have to stop its probably only an hour a day you smoke sure you and your family can find something to do for one hour a day.

    5 weeks for me and feel so much better enjoy your quit you will only do it once x

  • Hi Bongo :D

    Well done deciding to stop smoking a huge decision for most of us to make

    I also used champix and found it a huge help

    Use the time between nw and when you stop to read everything you can find, get to know your enemy and how he works it really does help OK

    Post also get to know us ask about anything you want to know 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 xx

  • Wow good luck honey. My friend used champix and he was a super heavy smoker for a very long time and he has done great on it. I sympathize with you on the Dad front, I was with mine when his lungs collapsed as we were driving down the highway. I was 8 and had to grab the wheel. Very scary, and still there I was smoking by 15.

  • Thanks guys for making me feel welcome..

    Will keep you all posted to how Im getting on and thanks for your support

    Chris x x

  • Welcome Bongo

    You've come to a good place. The amazing people who frequent this forum know all there is to know about quitting smoking. So whatever you are going through and whatever method you use there will always be great advice and support here on the forum for you. Let us know how you are doing.

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