Newbie here :)

Hello all,

My first time here, and my first ever day of not smoking - I actually can't believe I've gone a whole day, i think this is the longest I have gone without a ciggie since I started smoking:o

My reasons for giving up are:

1) I have a 3 year old little boy who brings me so much love and joy and the thought of getting ill or not being around to enjoy him and watch him grow up terrifies me.

2) My husband hates it and moans at me all the time

3) £££££££££

4) I think my skin is really starting to age and at 29 I'm pretty sure the wrinkles are starting around my eyes

I've been a 20-a-day smoker for years, started smoking at 15 and never stopped. Cigarettes are - were - so important to me that I had 20 Regal Kingsize stuffed in my garter on my wedding day as my "something blue" (honestly!!)

So, yesterday I went and bought patches, smoked my last ciggie at 8:10am this morning and afterwards promptly put the patch on and have kept my inhalator close by (which has been in the cupboard, unopened for the last 3 months)

I don't think I will find this easy,but have decided to join in here for the added support to keep going, and to chat to others who can understand the challenges and difficulty of giving up.

Thanks for reading this far! Hopefuly I'll be around long enough to get to know everyone a bit better :)

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  • Hi sunshine :):),

    I am only two weeks in -but I already feel so much better healthwise , moneywise -and my self esteem at last has resurfaced.

    You have the best reason in the world with your lovely wee boy.

    I dont think anyone here will tell you it is easy- but this forum is excellent. somehow there is always someone who really knows what it is like to reply , chivvy us a long -and give loads of advice that works.

    so looking forward to reading how you are doing .

    good luck :):)xx

  • hi sunshine jen

    A big well done on ure first day of not smoking ..just fab

    brilliant reasons for wanting to quit..laughin at the something blue on ure wedding day :D

    good luck tomorrow ...let u know how you do xxx:)

  • Hi and well done with your decision. You'll find quitting is so worth it once you get over that initial pain of getting past it. In your head it seems so hard yet in reality it is so easy, all you have to do is stop and stay stopped. 'not smoking' is quite a high actually, i l,ove it.

    Wrinkles..........:o yeah smoking will leather you right up i'm afraid, i'm 31 and at 29 i noticed the odd line appearing, should have stopped then! lol, but no seriously lots of water, good diet and NO SMOKING will sort you right out. xx

  • Fags strapped to the leg on the big day...:eek: :D thaats so funny.

  • thanks for your replies, I'll let you know how tomorrow goes - I'm guessing worse then today as I'll be in work and I have quite a smoking routine there, plus some smoking buddies.

    15 hours "clean" now and all ornaments and photo frames still in tact, I'm doing better than I thought!

  • dont let those workmates lure you sunshine:D:D

    you will be fine . go for a walk and feel very, very proud.

    I will be waiting to hear tomorrow .;)xx

  • Good Luck Jen,

    Routines will change now you dont smoke, you will have loads more time on your hands. Dont really know what to suggest regarding the smoking buddies, but I can tell you I have a 4 year old son and like you said about yours, the love of my life, I only have to look at him now to know it just isnt worth it, life has changed for the better since I quit.

    Its tough for a couple of weeks but does get easier and the rewards are fantastic. After a few days you will smell your smoking buds when they return from their fag break and it will repulse you, just mind the fresh smoke though as it does hold appeal still for me and many others.

    You can do it and boy everyone will be so proud of you

    shelly xx

  • Hello all,

    My first time here, and my first ever day of not smoking - I actually can't believe I've gone a whole day, i think this is the longest I have gone without a ciggie since I started smoking:o

    My reasons for giving up are:

    1) I have a 3 year old little boy who brings me so much love and joy and the thought of getting ill or not being around to enjoy him and watch him grow up terrifies me.

    2) My husband hates it and moans at me all the time

    3) £££££££££

    4) I think my skin is really starting to age and at 29 I'm pretty sure the wrinkles are starting around my eyes

    I've been a 20-a-day smoker for years, started smoking at 15 and never stopped. Cigarettes are - were - so important to me that I had 20 Regal Kingsize stuffed in my garter on my wedding day as my "something blue" (honestly!!)

    So, yesterday I went and bought patches, smoked my last ciggie at 8:10am this morning and afterwards promptly put the patch on and have kept my inhalator close by (which has been in the cupboard, unopened for the last 3 months)

    I don't think I will find this easy,but have decided to join in here for the added support to keep going, and to chat to others who can understand the challenges and difficulty of giving up.

    Thanks for reading this far! Hopefuly I'll be around long enough to get to know everyone a bit better :)

    Hi Sunshire_jen

    Welcome to the stop smoking forum. You've made the biggest step by starting the quit journey. You'll find loads of great support from all the forum members here and I hope from us.

    I hope that your day at work hasn't been too bad. In my experience, I always told my mates when I was quitting so they wouldn't bother me with ciggie breaks. It is not only breaking from nicotine but to also conqueur the habits associated with smoking - i.e. alcohol or coffee.

    Just think about the difference you are going to make to your little boy and he will notice - believe me.

    OK this heat is too much now I need to lie down :)

    NSD

  • Hi Sunshine , how appropriate for the time of year and the weather, I can only agree with your reasons for quitting and the 3 year old has got to be the main one.

    At the moment I’m sure there are not too many health issues that you are noticing, but I can guarantee there are many that you can’t see working away in the background waiting to get better established, but you have decided to do the best thing you can ever do for your health and the future of your family and that’s to stop smoking now before it’s too late for you.

    I stopped because I knew that it was and is the right thing for me as I would like to live not only longer but I would like to have a better quality of life and not to be a wheezing wreck in the not too distant future, but me leaving it so late will still leave me in danger of getting smoking related illnesses, were as you are going to nip it in the bud hopefully early enough to stop that possibility.

    I can only say that you and your family should feel so proud of you.

    It want be easy but I promise it gets better the further into your quit you go, so keep your focus on not smoking and until you feel strong enough don’t stand around with your smoking friends, good luck x

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