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Just found this place and thought I'd join in.

I'd been a smoker for nearly 25 years and tried to quit once before but didnt have the inner strength and was smoking again within 24hrs.

Back in march, I was at work and after lunch I went outside for a smoke, rolled it, looked at it and thought " I dont really want this" so I put it in my pouch and tried to make it to home time with out one and I did!

I kept setting little goals to to accomplish and nearly six months on, I've not touched one :D

I wont say its been easy. I'm suffering with health problems like bad digestive system and the odd ache and pain but I wont be smoking again ever

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  • Paul

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Congratulations on 6 months quit thats great. Did you get this far cold turkey? I went cold turly and while it was not easy at least all the nicotine and rubbish is out of your system early.

    Keep it going mate - adn post often.

    Cheers

    AG

  • what an excellent way to deal with it - setting mini goals

    Well done on 6 months quit :)

  • OH WOW WELL DONE !!!! ;) thats amazing, good for you. you sound strong & you did it off your own back. Stay strong and everyday be 100% grateful for being a non smoker. :)

  • All on my own with no patches, or what ever is available.

    When I did go to the doctor fo advice in indegestion, she was surprised that I hadn't gone to see her for patches etc. I tild her that 100's of people have given up without any assistance and I wanted to do the same!

    I often wonder if some dr's get back handers from drug companies...

    Oh thanks for the welcome :)

  • Welcolme aboard

    Hi Paul?

    Welcome to our large family who you will find are a bunch of great people who are always here to listen when you are down, or worried about something.

    Read about other peoples experiences and write often as most of us feel that this helps and stops us thinking about cigs as the nico monster which, can jump at us at any time is always lurking about. Most people will tell you that the worst time is up to month 6, so well done you. Quite a lot of people who quit the fags seem to end up suffering from some type of ailment like colds and flu's, but keep up the good work and in six months you can move to the penthouse?

    Dannyboy

    Just found this place and thought I'd join in.

    I'd been a smoker for nearly 25 years and tried to quit once before but didnt have the inner strength and was smoking again within 24hrs.

    Back in march, I was at work and after lunch I went outside for a smoke, rolled it, looked at it and thought " I dont really want this" so I put it in my pouch and tried to make it to home time with out one and I did!

    I kept setting little goals to to accomplish and nearly six months on, I've not touched one :D

    I wont say its been easy. I'm suffering with health problems like bad digestive system and the odd ache and pain but I wont be smoking again ever

  • All on my own with no patches, or what ever is available.

    When I did go to the doctor fo advice in indegestion, she was surprised that I hadn't gone to see her for patches etc. I tild her that 100's of people have given up without any assistance and I wanted to do the same!

    I often wonder if some dr's get back handers from drug companies...

    Oh thanks for the welcome :)

    Doctors seem to be good at dishing out the drugs. when i quit i went along to the smoking nurse in case i wanted help, i was a few days quit and i told her the nicotine is now out of my body so no thank you i won;t be needing any help with nrt now that i have done it ct. Even still she kept saying 'well if your sure, this is difficult, nrt is here for a reason' :rolleyes::rolleyes: 2 weeks later she asked again, i didn't go back. The only support or advice they seem to give is......'and here is a list of the drugs you can have.' Stupid imo because it doesn't give people the chance to use their own will power (something we are all born with but choose not to use it) and gthen it takes longer for the nicotine to leave because the addiction is being fed if you like making moods up and down etc. Sorry it is just my opinion no disrespect to anyone who takes that route - e all have our own way but yed GPs piss me off everytime they offer a drug i want to snap at them lol. :o:

  • I still chuckle to myself at times as I never thought i'd be able to give it up. The odd thing is was I didnt plan to! (well not at that particular time)

    I have an addictive personality, and I will be honest, I did enjoy my smokes but deep down inside me I knew it was time to call it a day.

    Regarding the finiancial side, I've not really seen the difference yet as I bought my baccy in Luxembourg and bought in bulk

    When I was certain i was over smoking I bagged all my stash up to sell to my mate at work and I had 84 large pouches!

    Juat bought myself a new car and it smells great!!!

    My old truck, even though it had been smoke free for months still had an odour.

    So i now have a nice clean, fag free motor :)

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