No Smoking Day
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Day 1 Today!!

I've smoked for 20 years (on and off!!) definitely more on than off... today is the first day of the rest of my longer life. I woke at 7am, stuck a patch on my bum... popped the nicotinell gum in my mouth and I actually feel OK!! Of course... I've been here before but I have to say I've never used the Quit Smoking products before so I'm optimistic....

I appear to have no actual cravings for the cigarette, more for the routine of going outside regularly for one, so am trying to keep busy. The bonus seems to be that if I do feel like I want to go and have one, I have the gum instead and the feeling passes.

Good luck to everyone giving it a go today....

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Good Luck Aly!!!

I stopped 4 months ago now using patches..... its a winning way to quit for sure!!!!!

Keep at it, keep reading keep posting and logging on when craves strike!!!

You'll do just fine!!! :D



Hi Aly155, best of luck for today - just take it one hour at a time

I've stopped today also, trying the will power method as nothing else has

worked for me in the past

Let us know how you're getting on later


Hi Aly and welcome to the forum, good to have you on board.

Most of us here have quit more than once, it does not matter how many quits it takes, don't quit quitting.

Keeping busy, drinking water, dancing around the room :D eating chocolate whatever works for you is fine.

There are loads of links around that I would recommend you read, it will help you keep your head in the right place.

Stay strong, stay focused, read loads and post often.

Good luck.


Hi Aly, and welcome to the forum.

Having a positive mental attitude is so important, and it sounds like you do! The craves never last long, do whatever it takes to get through - little sips of cold water can be a help - and wave each crave goodbye as it goes!

Stay strong and you will do this.


Hi Aly and Rolypoly :)

Well done both of you for stopping smoking that's great news

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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