Quitting cold turkey

Hi guys I'm Ayan I'm 19 and a student just wanted to say hello :)

Also it possible to quit cold turkey. A few days ago I went two days with out smoking and then I had a bit of a panic attack.

So I've decided this time I'm not going to try it alone and I plan to inform all my friends and hopefully make new friends here.

Oh one more thing.

I actually still have one more ciggerate in my pack and now that I've joined in here I can't decied weither to chuck it out or completely quit smoking tomorrow?

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  • HI and welcome.

    I have attempted to quit several times. When I have used NRT (I used gum once and patches another time) I failed miserably and was smoking within 4 days. I have however quit once for 1 year and once for 18 months cold turkey.

    I think it is all about knowing what is best for you and knowing how you work. I need to cut things out and know they are gone so CT is the only option for me. When I tried gum/patches I would think 'well I am having nicotine anyway, so what the hell, one hit from a ciggie will not hurt', and boom - smoking again.

    I think I have an addictive personality - all or nothing. And I think if you do want to give up that is fantastic, we are here for you, just figure out the best way for you!

    Sorry to waffle - had a few beers (that whole addictive thing - moved off ciggies and onto beer!)

  • I think quiiting CT will just have to do me, I can't afford NRT on my poor little student loan anyway lol. I've always thought I had a addictive personality, apprently there's some kind of gene for it or something. But don't quote me on that one. I'd quite like some beers right now, even though I don't drink beer. Some cold cider would do nicely.

    Thanks for the reply :)

  • Hi Ayan, welcome to the site :)

    Congrats on making the decision to quit smoking. You'll find the people on this forum very supportive and helpful.

    You can get patches/NRT on prescription hun.

  • As said, you can get patches/gum/inhalator etc with a prescription and if you are a student I would imagine you do not pay for prescriptions

  • Hi Ayan

    Good decision, dump the cigarettes, and get your life back.

    You will be well supported on this site.

    Good luck, and be strong.

  • Day 15 on Champix and smoking more -and liking it more- than a week ago when the medication was starting its job. And what´s worse-more obsessed about wanting to smoke.

    When I think about this smoking issue, I realise that, in my case smoking has always been sort of the last thing I wanted to go without. Sad but true. Being the obsessive-compulsive type of guy and sedentary- and with few hobbies that keeps my mind of this addiction, to make things worse- I´m bound to slip and relapse. If I am not doing or done that already.

    I´ve had 2 important surgeries in the last ten months. My real concern on those ocassions was how I was going to manage without smoking while in hospital. Well, what I did was choose one that was quite lax in allowing patients to smoke in the balconies. It set me back 6000 euros, when it could have been for free. I think that says all.

  • Congrats for your decision! Regarding the quit method, different things seem to work for different people, but whats common is the will. What comes to that 1 cig you still have, why don't you keep it as your decision trophy. I have half a pack of cigs at home and it helps me remember that its my decision not to smoke them.

  • Its got to be your choice

    Hello Ayan, and welcolme to our family of quiters, and good luck as you go through your quit attempt,and how you quit has got to be your decission and only yours, but if it helps I was a 35 year smoker and over the years I have tried every way to quit (without success)and I finally done it this year with C/T as you will find by reading my posts. You will find great people on this site who are only to willing to help you as you progress through the quit and beleive me you are at the right age to stop. So read and write on this site and you will see how many people who say that the people on this site helped them through their quit.

    Best of luck and I will be watching your progress,and as I enter the Penthouse on the 17th December this year (one year quit) I will have a pint waiting on you arriving.

    PS Throw that last fag in the toilet and be possitive in your quit.

    Dannyboy:)

  • What comes to that 1 cig you still have, why don't you keep it as your decision trophy. I have half a pack of cigs at home and it helps me remember that its my decision not to smoke them.

    I have quit cold turkey and have found it really quite managable. I have also done the same as the above. I have a packet of cigs that are in my shed (my smoking hole) that has 9 in. Its MY choice not to smoke them. No one elses.

    Sian xx

  • Congrats for your decision! Regarding the quit method, different things seem to work for different people, but whats common is the will. What comes to that 1 cig you still have, why don't you keep it as your decision trophy. I have half a pack of cigs at home and it helps me remember that its my decision not to smoke them.

    I have quit cold turkey and have found it really quite managable. I have also done the same as the above. I have a packet of cigs that are in my shed (my smoking hole) that has 9 in. Its MY choice not to smoke them. No one elses.

    Sian xx

    Hats off to you both savuton and Sian :).

    There's absolutely no way I could contemplate a quit knowing I had such easy access to cigs. I had to finish what I had which is why my quit time of 6pm is a bit odd :D.

  • I'm like that too... got 3 full packs in my drawer actually... the other day I took one out and just held it... it felt so natural! but I put it away and thought 'wow - I just put that away not cos anyone was watching me but just because I don't NEED to smoke it'. It's great!

    btw, great decision to quit at the age of 19, I'm sure many people here would like to turn back time and make that choice.

    Hope you find this forum as helpful as we all do!

  • I too have half a packet in the garage, which is to make sure that I know it is me controlling the fags, not the other way around.

    I can look them in the eye, and laugh at them HAHA :p

    The puny little devils.

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