Day 9

Hey guys, I am slightly concerned about me smoking last night. I went out and had quite a few drinks and ended up having half of a cigarette after then throwing it away. I feel bad. Does this mean im back on day 1 now, because that would suck after all the hard work I have put in last week. I still feel fine, and my craving come and go like normal. Im just going to stop drinking for a few weeks, I think that might help. So anyway am i back to square 1..

Many Thanks


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  • hi jimmy no it dosent its just a blip just pick yourself up and keep going might be a good idea to hold back on the booze for a week or so.. makes it easier to fall if you know what i mean

    good luck

  • Jimmy,

    For sure that was a blip and you should regard it in that fashion. Having said that....DON'T DO IT!

    When you start on the path of blipping it makes it that much more difficult dealing with the craves and the insidious mind-game that plays in our minds.

    Try to thing of diversionery tactics and/or exit strategies for future times, read, and support, trying to strengthen your resolve in regards to not smoking.


  • Hi Jimmy :)

    I'm so sorry you had that little blip not to be recommmended but I see no reason you cannot just carry on and stay on day 9 but it's your choice

    If you go drinking again decide what anount you think you can safely have and stay smoke free then stick yo it and switch to soft drinks

    I promise you can enjoy yourself without either booze or fags

    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 OK



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