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Month 2 starts today

Hi everyone. I gave up on 1st January 2010 as a new years resolution I suppose. Didn't tell anyone in the family and after a week I had to mention it as no one had noticed. Was on 20 a day.

Various reasons for giving up. 1. Cost - 20 Silk Cut £6.12 in the Co-Op 2. Health - I am so unfit and smoking can't be helping, want to grow old for the kids as well. 3. Want to get fitter - I have also started running and previously would cough lungs up when finished but not any more even after only a month. 4. Coach kids football so wanted to be a role model and whilst smoking I can't be.

Here's to month 2. Gave up for nine months 14 years ago and started again so I know its not over yet. Although with the smoking ban it is easier this time around.


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Hi Heathlander :)

Starting month 2 is great well done

You have some powerful reasons there for stopping

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


Marg xx


Welcome and well done stopping smoking. Learn as much about the addiction to nicotine as you can this will help you to stay stopped.



Heathlander, well done on a month smoke free. I am not there yet but looking forward to reaching that milestone.


Thank you

Thanks for the welcome. This is a good site and will use regulalry. I have stopped using just willpower. Not found it that hard to be honest, maybe it was the low tar ciggerettes I smoked.

Its not been the craving that has been the worst bit but the filling in the bits of day when I smoked. I go for a 30 minute run/walk at lunchtime at work now. That replaces the 30 minutes I stole from the company going for fag breaks :)

Will keep you all updated.



Heathlander, welcome to month two.



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