here to quit

Hi everyone, my name is Ian.

I am here because I want to quit smoking along with my wife Kate. We have just joined the nhs quit smoking thing (sorry not really sure what its called) and today was day one of taking champix.

We have set a quit date of 15/2/10 and hope we both stick to it, I'm confident we will do it but like the idea of this forum to help us focus. I've even made it my homepage!

I just read a good thread by Cyprien and will read some more tomorrow. Anyway will keep you updated.

Thanks

Ian & Kate :o

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  • Hallo Ian and wife. Yep, quitting is tough and this forum helps a lot. I used to just read about other quitters experiences then started posting as maybe my posts could help another quitter.

    Never tried Champix (sp?) just gum but it sounds like a good thing!

    Congrats on your decision. :)

  • Good luck Ian and Kate

    Plenty of other champix quitters on here who can give good advice, my advice, read, read everything you can find, woofmang and whyquit are good starting points, both are in my signature.

    Good luck

    M

  • Hi Ian and Kate :D

    Well done both deciding to quit

    I used champix and it worked a treat for me my OH is also using it now after many trys using other wuit aids and doing really well

    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

  • Well done Ian and Kate, you won't regret your decision, both with the stopping smoking, and this forum. You'll find loads of advice, and good words of encouragement.

    Take it a day at a time, and they soon mount up.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

    Lorraine :)

  • Ian and Kate, Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. The forum is full of good posts and helping people quit will also help you in your quit. Most of us follow the more you know about the addiction to nicotine the better you are idea. Read the links at the bottom of my and others posts. Education is the key to quitting and staying quit! Just remember - never another puff! Jody

  • well done

    Well done to you both, I used champix and don't think I would have managed without it.

    The decision to quit is the first step, I'm sure you will both do well.

  • thanks all for welcome.

    Currently on day 2 of champix and no real side affects apart from feeling a little spaced out or should i say not with it. Kate has felt nothing from champix yet.

    I have been smoking 28 years and Kate 18 years, we did both give up for 6 months 3 years ago but both started again when we went on a 40th birthday trip to Amsterdam.

    I quit last time with Zyban and Kate used gum.

    Have read lots of posts and will continue to do so.

    Thanks again for warm welcome and apologies for my poor English, it was always my weakpoint at school.

  • On day 5 of Champix, no real side effects at mo although not sleeping very well.

    We both have the willpower to quit next weekend but hope the champix helps as cigarettes still taste normal, maybe that will change when we start blue tabs?

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