No Smoking Day
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Found forum today, wish I'd seen it last week

Hi everyone, what a great forum, stumbled across it today after spending a week thinking I was the only person in the world going through it. Read most of the threads today and love them, make you laugh, think, smile and most importantatley know I'm not alone. Thanks

Day 8

35 smoked for 20 years about 30 -40 a day, married with 4 kids

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Quitting is easy staying quit is hard

Hi Valentine ahhhhhhhhhhhhh sorry if your first few days you have been on your own welcome to the quit family best on the net,

Quitting is more fun when you have company and theres never a shortage of that on hear, hope your doing ok Im only a 5 weeker some on here are into years but we will all get there eventually.

Reading all the Posts and threads took me ages and I am working my way back to the start of the site LOL better than smoking, how are you quitting NRT or CT.



Hi Jamagie, thankyou for the support. I'm using a nasal spray and an Ecig for back up, which is great, but the nasal spray is really hard to use, feels like I've been kicked in the head everytime, which means in a good way I'm not over doing it. Well done for 5 weeks, hope I get there, but I'll admit I'm struggling. Didn't really want to stop, but my Hubby stopped [ week 3 ] and I sort of said I'd try, gone to far to back out now, as the kids think it's great. My 4 yr old keeps saying, Mummy don't smoke them fags that kill. Again thanks and well done.


Hi Valentine :)

Day 8/9 for you now well done sorry the first few days you felt alone but you need never fall that way again now

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 and 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 quitting

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


Marg xx



Thanks Marg, this forum is great, really useful to tap away the rough bits. Hope I can keep it up.


Hi Valentine :D

I'm so pleased you're finding the forum useful

I'm sure you can keep it up for sure there are some tough days but it's very doable


Marg xx


Quittings easy staying quit is soooooooo hard

Hi Valentine another day and your still smoke free and thats all you can ask one day at a time

My Granchildren give me a hug now and some of them are teenagers

I asked them why and they are truthfull said the didnt do it cause I smealt of ciggys oops and now I know what they mean when I get a whiff of my Father in Law and he,s a secret smoker and thinks no one knows he,s still at it.

Its not easy I would be lying if I said it was but the benefits far outweigh the loss of smoking

Whenever you feel desperate post on here and if thats not quick enough email or text dont let the nicodemons win xx


hey valentine - you come to the right place :D

welcome aboard!

congrats on doing so well so far. You doing really well. :)



Hi Valentine, nice to welcome you and well done getting this far on your own. Like you I was on my own to start with, 3 weeks before I found this forum.

I found it helped me so much just finding out what others have gone through and how they dealt with it.

I saw on my thread you said you saw one of my posts and it helped you to not quit quitting. That makes me feel real good because I have always said if I can help only one person to quit with my waffle I will be delighted.

Not to frighten you but it is a long hard road but don't look back, keep walking forward and you will get there. Even today I'm having to climb over a few rocks and deal with a few potholes but it's a case of keep going and you get through it.

We're all here to help.

Day 8 is a great achievment.

Jack x:)



Well done on getting this far.....

That proves that your already a winner.... all you need to do is keep on winning!!!!

You can do it... we've all got faith in you!!!

:D x


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