I am new to the forum and like most new posters, i must say that this is a great resource for all areas of giving up.
I am 24 and have been smoking 15 - 20 a day since i was about 17 so about 7 years....
I am a very happy dad to be (in april) and i really dont want my child to see me smoke.
I recently moved back to thailand and that adds another issues with smoking, to buy a pack to 20 here is £1.20 so the cost of smoking doesn't discourage you as much as it does in the UK.
I stopped smoking last night, so it has been 24 hours.
- I need to stay busy, not thinking about it
- I threw all lighters, ciggys and other related material in the bin and felt good about doing so.
- It isn't as bad as i thought, yet, but i feel confident that this is possible.
- I have decided to quit 'cold turkey' so no patches / gum etc, i think this is probably the best way, that way your body can get back to normal and put a FULL STOP to its dependancy on nicotine.
Maybe today was easy because it will get worse, but then again maybe it is all in the mind, who knows, we shall wait and see.
One thing that is really helping me is the thought that the body is so quick at getting 'back to normal'
First Couple of Hours - Blood Pressure gets back to normal
After 8 hours - Carbon Monoxide in blood drops to healthy levels
24 Hours - Risk of heart attack is reduced (always good to hear)
48 hours - Nervous system regeneration
2 / 3 Weeks - Ready for the olympics, if you want
and it just gets better
These are my goals and i can do this.