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Well after much soul searching and many months spent being a smoker again, I have decided that the time is right for me to give this quitting lark another go. I have one cigarette left in my packet which I am about to smoke and then it's on with the nicotine patch.

I am a little frightened at the prospect of losing my little crutch, my amigo. I have been a smoker for a hell of a long time and feel like I am bout to lose my best friend, but I know that I have to do this for my health, my bank balance and my future.

Yesterday I was conscious of the fact that I was clearing my throat all day long and I know this is down to the evil weed.

I worry that I will never enjoy a meal, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in the same way again BUT I also worry about dying of all the horrible diseases that smoking can cause. SO.....here we go again. Wish me luck

PP x

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  • Well after much soul searching and many months spent being a smoker again, I have decided that the time is right for me to give this quitting lark another go. I have one cigarette left in my packet which I am about to smoke and then it's on with the nicotine patch.

    I am a little frightened at the prospect of losing my little crutch, my amigo. I have been a smoker for a hell of a long time and feel like I am bout to lose my best friend, but I know that I have to do this for my health, my bank balance and my future.

    Yesterday I was conscious of the fact that I was clearing my throat all day long and I know this is down to the evil weed.

    I worry that I will never enjoy a meal, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in the same way again BUT I also worry about dying of all the horrible diseases that smoking can cause. SO.....here we go again. Wish me luck

    PP x

    Well.............................

    It's about time :D nice to see a friendly face welcome back Reb x

  • Good to see you back on your final quit, anything you need you know you only have to ask, we can provide refreshments, entertainment, hugs, PMA, whatever just ask.

    Looking forward to reading your posts as you climb the ladder to the Penthouse.

  • hello:)

    I wish you loads of luck on your quit. :D

    you have done it before -and what you learned then will help you again .

    keep reading -and drinking water . and then read again the signatures and those who are before us posts .

    and post often -so we can support you. and you can support us .

    healthwise -I wouldnt have dreamed how much better I feel . and that little catchy throat clearing? gone soon and you will be so glad and healthier xx

  • Pengy!

    You can do it, you have done it before. Honestly, life and drinks etc. etc is just the same really without cigarettes, cigs don't magically make the booze taste great, or the holidays funner. Or the stress less. It's just that we smoked during every part of our life and it has become associated with virtually every emotion and thing.

    Welcome back.:D

  • hi,..........i really dont have much advice as i have only been quit for 13 days,...... but i just wanted to say good luck with your quit...... even after 13 days it is getting easier.......i thought the same ,i associated having a fag with everything......coffee and a fag ,something to eat and a fag, chill out with a fag,......celebrate with a fag.....drown my sorrows with a fag..... at the start i felt so lost like i was missing something......but like i say it is def getting easier......i have saved £70 already.........(i have my fag money pot on the side to give me incentive)......we really dont need that dirty filthy habit in our lives anymore,.......so good luck again , shelley xxxxxxx

  • How lovely! Great to see you back. Don't stress the longterm worries re coffee and meal and drinking enjoyment. It all comes back and is just as good. Baby steps. One day at time. Use the forum. Always here for support x x

  • Hi PP and welcome back - pleased to meet you :D

    I still miss my little friend sometimes but have discovered that I can still enjoy meals, many glasses of wine and a coffee without him :D

    Good luck with you quit - you can do this xx

  • my first day aswell.

    Defo longest i've been without a fag in a long time. Cant believe I've gone a whole day.:rolleyes:

    I've taken up knitting to keep hands busy and cleaned my house top to bottom.

    as you've done this before any advice for me? I just have to do it as my son had a pen in his mouth and asked me for a light. I was mortified. So any advice would be good.

    Hope day 2 is a good one for you:)

  • Hi penguin power

    A big good luck on your day 1....nearly done, well done you for going for it.

    Tea,coffee,alcohol,meals...scared me too...now it wud scare me if i smoked.

    keep posting, be lovely to hear you :)

  • Thank you for all you PMA and messages of support. I've survived my first evening at work without a ciggie. Am avoiding my pinot grigio nightcap and having a cup of tea instead. I actually feel like I want to punch someone or cry, and am dreading waking up tomorrow and not having my morning fag..... I'm finding this quit more difficult to get my head around than the others. I think it's because I really, really want this to be my final attempt. I want a smoke free future.....

    PP xx

  • Thank you for all you PMA and messages of support. I've survived my first evening at work without a ciggie. Am avoiding my pinot grigio nightcap and having a cup of tea instead. I actually feel like I want to punch someone or cry, and am dreading waking up tomorrow and not having my morning fag..... I'm finding this quit more difficult to get my head around than the others. I think it's because I really, really want this to be my final attempt. I want a smoke free future.....

    PP xx

    Hey PP

    Good to see you back....you were such a support to me in the early days,,,,,

    One day at a time and you will get there...

    xx

  • Defo longest i've been without a fag in a long time. Cant believe I've gone a whole day.:rolleyes:

    I've taken up knitting to keep hands busy and cleaned my house top to bottom.

    as you've done this before any advice for me? I just have to do it as my son had a pen in his mouth and asked me for a light. I was mortified. So any advice would be good.

    Hope day 2 is a good one for you:)

    Welcome Sleazy

    Keep going it is the best thing you'll ever do.

    Have a look at the info in my sig and in other peoples too, the links often contain advice for those craves and mad moments, remember though, each time you say no, you break an association with a nicotine demand moment. So each time you say no it gets easier.

    Day 2 is a good start just keep heading in that direction and nuture your quit, protect and build it to be strong, don't test it too soon and be proud of yourself.

    M

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