First timer!

I have quit smoking (for the first and last time I hope) and this is my day three. I can't actually believe I have quit but I am feeling determined. My mother developed COPD and this led to her death a year ago. I have smoked for 15 years and I have finally reached a point at which I am ready!

Cravings have been a nightmare but they do pass eventually, thank goodness! The smell of smoke is strangely appealing to me at the moment but I am staying strong. I have been light-headed since yesterday and now have a headache but I'm fine with that. The satisfaction of my accomplishment (so far!!) is keeping me happy

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  • Hi MissMary,

    Welcome to the forum. Yup, everything you describe in regards to your quit is pretty much normal experience. 72 hours and the nicotine is out of your system see'in you're doing this CT. Now you've got to work upon changing old habits into newer more healthier ones.

    We tend to advocate the read, educate and understand your quit method here. It really has proven an excellent tool which seems to have helped a lot of members realise their dream of becoming 1 year quit and more. Have a look on the forum, read up, post, rant, laugh. Have a look at the links in my sig and see if there is any information that is useful to you.

    Keep in touch with the forum and let its support keep you going.

    You're doing great :)


  • Hello Missmary

    You are doing great...and cold turkey...thats brill

    I stopped last week, and am using the lozengers...I had a good nights sleep last night and slept straight through for 6 hours...

    keep up the good work and well done..xx

  • Hi MissMary :)

    Well done getting to day 3 smoke free by tonight the nicotine will be out of your system

    Everything you're feeling at the moment is normal OK but they will all pass

    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



  • Thanks so much for your responses. This forum is great, I have been reading through the posts and it is definately a better way to spend the time Im thinking about smoking instead of possibly giving in to temptation!

    Reading other peoples posts has helped me realise that my feelings are normal and I can still do it! I can easily be reminded of all the wonderful benefits of giving up, instead of listening to that little voice that was nagging me in my head earlier about "just one cig", :rolleyes: Does anyone else get that evil little voice?? I mean it really is like the angel and the devil on either shoulder!

    Thats day four done now, if the nicotine is out of my system now does that mean that I shouldnt have any cravings? Apart from the psychological type? I can rationalise the chemical need but having more trouble with the little voice! Less craving than any other day though, and my chest is a little wheezy, yes I am feeling very happy about that. I am healing!!

  • I just wanted to add WELL DONE to everyone. Giving up smoking is such a difficult thing to do and it takes real will power and determination to carry on.

    Also, thank goodness for chewing gum (I would not have survived the last 4 days without them!)

  • instead of listening to that little voice that was nagging me in my head earlier about "just one cig", :rolleyes: Does anyone else get that evil little voice?? I mean it really is like the angel and the devil on either shoulder!

    Hi there,

    Well done, your doing great :)

    I think most of us have had the nico demon whispering " just one" in our heads. Just imagine it is a devil sitting there whispering on your shoulder & give him a b****y good shove so he falls off! There is NO just one. That one kick starts the addiction you have to nicotine & soon you will want another & the cycle starts again.

    So next time it happens give him a wallop, knock him off, rub your hands together - you've won that battle :D

    Gaynor xx

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