hi all im new to this website but have been reading and find it very useful and great for motivation and support. so i thought i would join up. me and my gf are both smokers and have now given up only been 20 mins lol. i will tell you more about our smoking etc.
my name is steve im 26 years old and have been smoking for 8 years. unfortunatley the last 6 years i have been a very heavy smoker at least 40 a day sometimes 60 if drinking etc. for the last 3 years i have had really bad chest pains and sometimes have problems sleeping on one side. what makes things worse in the last four years i have lost my nan and my dad of lung cancer, both heavy smokers, i was very close to my dad so this has been very hard to deal with. he was 59.. cancer runs heavy in my dads side of the family. during my dads whole ordeal his last words (literally) where to me please quit smoking and that was the last time i saw him. 2 years later and i still cant quit. i have tried a few times but only last a few hours before i go out of my mind. if im honest im a chain smoker. i know it sounds stupid that ive lost people its in my family etc and my father wanted me to quit and was his dying wish,and i still smoke but it shows what a power it has on me, my gf smokes to not as much as me but still struggles to stay quit and gets upset after a few hours of not smoking. i also feel like cigerettes are part of my life. i feel empty and bored without them etc. everything i do revolves around a fag, if i cut the lawn i have a fag, if i sleep i have a fag when i wake up, if im on the computer i have a fag it goes on and on and feel like i dont enjoy these things without a fag.
anyway i have made the decision to quit and so has my girlfriend. we will stop but i need motivation and need people who has simular experiences to mine to help motivate and keep me and my gf off fags. we do want to quit and know its the way to a better future health and finacially. can i keep people up to date on this thread? is this ok?
sorry its so long just wanted to explain everything