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Following a recent nasty bout of bronchitis and having being diagnosed with mild copd last year I thought it was about time I gave it a serious attempt. I was opening the steroids and antibiotics and realised I had left my ciggies at a friends, so what did I do, left the medication and off I trotted to the shop for a new pack!! Finally the penny dropped I am addicted.

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Hi Burney :D

Well done if you've admitted to yourelf that you're a addict it will help you beat it

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


Hi Burney,

Welcome to the forum.

I guess we have all been there at some time or at a similar place in our smoking lives.

I was diagnosed with copd a few years ago now & without wanting to scare you it is SO important for you to kick this. I am following my own advice & gearing up for what I hope to be my final quit tomorrow.

Keep us posted :)

Love Gaynor xx


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