Possible help to newbies

I hope this helps someone - my good deed for the day... :)

This quitting lark is not easy, in fact at times it is bloody difficult but as each week passes you'll find that boy it is worth it and I'm sure the veterans of the site will support me with that comment.

I think the biggest part of quitting is educating oneself about smoking, nicotine addition and planning. Most of you heard of the PPPPPP acronym (if not google it). I, like many others have learned that the hard way. If I had planned how to deal with my possible summer holiday triggers then I would not be almost back to the start again :(

I have learnt so much from this site about nictoine addiction, things no doctor or no smoking nurse will ever be able to pass on. Why? Because this forum is all about real life quitters, those that have been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

So...use this forum and post, support others and give advice from your own quit experience (when you can), celebrate milestones, shout for help when needed. But most importantly of all read, read, read - it does help.

I wanted to attach a post about dopamine by a forum member (shellywinters) which I found so helpful, it explains about how taking certain vitamins can help with your quit...but not sure how to do it so you will just have to search for the thread (sorry)

I hope I have not rambled on too much and I hope this has helped, supported someone with their quit. If not...oh well...I tried.

One crave at a time, one day at a time and you will get there.

Have a nice day :)

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  • Spot on post tinks. Come and see us in the Penthouse sometime

  • Yep Tinks, i totally agree with you. Great post!

  • nice post tinks, is this the post on dopamine you meant? 5mol<er

  • Thank you very much Tinkerbell. I am one of those that needs to read and read and read. This is a great post. I always(not this time, I hope) seem to fail at the 13/14 day mark. I suppose I think I've won and let my guard down. So myself esteem has taken a battering and sense of willpower has been greatly diminished.

    This is my second quit on this site. I know I would have no chance without you guys and gals. So thank you to the posters, you have no idea how much it means.

  • Smol<er - yep that's the one - how did you do that? :confused:

    Peter - I'm glad it did - peeps on this site help me with their posts and quitting experiences and I like to help others when I can.

    And no Peter you won't 'fail' this time :)

  • I hope this helps someone - my good deed for the day... :)

    This quitting lark is not easy, in fact at times it is bloody difficult but as each week passes you'll find that boy it is worth it and I'm sure the veterans of the site will support me with that comment.

    I think the biggest part of quitting is educating oneself about smoking, nicotine addition and planning. Most of you heard of the PPPPPP acronym (if not google it). I, like many others have learned that the hard way. If I had planned how to deal with my possible summer holiday triggers then I would not be almost back to the start again :(

    I have learnt so much from this site about nictoine addiction, things no doctor or no smoking nurse will ever be able to pass on. Why? Because this forum is all about real life quitters, those that have been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

    So...use this forum and post, support others and give advice from your own quit experience (when you can), celebrate milestones, shout for help when needed. But most importantly of all read, read, read - it does help.

    I wanted to attach a post about dopamine by a forum member (shellywinters) which I found so helpful, it explains about how taking certain vitamins can help with your quit...but not sure how to do it so you will just have to search for the thread (sorry)

    I hope I have not rambled on too much and I hope this has helped, supported someone with their quit. If not...oh well...I tried.

    One crave at a time, one day at a time and you will get there.

    Have a nice day :)

    Not sure I like the title "veteran" but yeh I have to agree everyday, every week and every month that passes makes it easier. I can now walk a great distance without getting out of breath, my house no longer smells bad, I no longer stand on the ashtray late at night and curse. Lots of wonderful positives and no negatives at all (well maybe an extra tyre around the middle).

    Sooo worth it.

    Great post Tink.

  • I'm sure the veterans of the site will support me with that comment

    Bev - you are right wrong word, what about OAPs? No only joking - our wise owls of the site...that sounds good:)

  • Good post Tink.:)

    It does get easier as the months go by.

    I've now done over a year and i've been through all the usual situations and places you dread, christmas, new year, the pub, holidays, friends smoking around you etc.

    All these things are now off my list as smoking triggers. :D

    Good luck to all ;)

  • Good to see you mate, hope carpenter is keeping well?

  • Attitude and determination. ;)

    I don't like being beaten by a drug, if you are like me and enjoy a challenge then strap yourself in and prepare yourself for a bumpy ride all the time knowing that with each difficult day you become stronger and more over it.

    keep smiling and love your body. :)

  • thanks tinkerbell your a diamond xo :cool:

  • Hi Tinks

    Great post, this quit thing is not easy, I am just approaching my year and today for no known reason I woke up wanting a fag, no doubt I shall go the whole day like this, but the great thing is "I will not have one", so just tell your nico demon to take a long walk................etc when he tries to ruin your quit, it really does help. OH thinks I am going batty as some days I am muttering and cuttering at the silly little demon !!

    Take care and see you in the penthouse soon, you are doing so well this time, I am proud of you.

    Dee xxxxx:)

  • Good to see you mate, hope carpenter is keeping well?

    Hi Bev,

    Hope you are well hun.

    I'm afraid Carpenter is back on the fags, other than that he's fine.

    XX

  • I hope this helps someone - my good deed for the day... :)

    This quitting lark is not easy, in fact at times it is bloody difficult but as each week passes you'll find that boy it is worth it and I'm sure the veterans of the site will support me with that comment.

    I think the biggest part of quitting is educating oneself about smoking, nicotine addition and planning. Most of you heard of the PPPPPP acronym (if not google it). I, like many others have learned that the hard way. If I had planned how to deal with my possible summer holiday triggers then I would not be almost back to the start again :(

    I have learnt so much from this site about nictoine addiction, things no doctor or no smoking nurse will ever be able to pass on. Why? Because this forum is all about real life quitters, those that have been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

    So...use this forum and post, support others and give advice from your own quit experience (when you can), celebrate milestones, shout for help when needed. But most importantly of all read, read, read - it does help.

    I wanted to attach a post about dopamine by a forum member (shellywinters) which I found so helpful, it explains about how taking certain vitamins can help with your quit...but not sure how to do it so you will just have to search for the thread (sorry)

    I hope I have not rambled on too much and I hope this has helped, supported someone with their quit. If not...oh well...I tried.

    One crave at a time, one day at a time and you will get there.

    Have a nice day :)

    I've always loved your spirit and honesty Tinks, you have always been a huge support to all of us. You are like the board wonder bra.

    Love ya:D

  • You are like the board wonder bra.

    You always have had a way with words and phases which do make me laugh :)

    Today is your day you enter the penthouse - 1 whole year smoke free. I look forward to your 12 month post.

    Well done hun, loves ya xx :D

    And to all newbies, check out the 1+year section - you will see a whole host of people entering what we call the 'penthouse' throughout October (this is a place for peeps 1+year quit). Most of these lovely people never thought they would reach it but they have. Well done Octos :)

    Newbies - see you in the penthouse in 12 months time :D

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