No Smoking Day
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I'm gonna do it!

Hi everyone,

I'm on day 2 of my quest to stop smoking. Just woke up yesterday morning with two ciggies left in the packet and thought to myself 'today's the day'. I haven't been planning this and have been an ardent 20 a day'er for the past 30 years. I think something has just clicked in my brain. I've been coughing night and day for the past year and finally, finally I want to change. I've started with 25mg 16hr patches. Yesterday seemed to go OK but today has been tricky. I came over all emotional after dinner, but a few deep breaths and it passed. I think for me it's the great unknown. I want to be smoke free but they have been a part of my life for a very long time. I firmly believe in one day at a time ... that's my mantra at the moment. It's only been 2 days, but I feel up for it. I hope some day I can be looking back at this period in life and helping others who are just starting out.

Good luck to me, and good luck to everyone else brave enough to take the first steps!

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Hi Bandy, I'm in the same boat, day 2 however I quit for 3 months last year so it's still so fresh in my mind what's gonna happen! You will get moments of depression and grief but that's only because smoking has been part of your life for so long and believe me when I tell you, it will pass and will get easier each passing day! Don't think about tomorrow, or next week or next month, just think about that minute of the day and getting over that minute gets you to the next one, and so on.

Why don't you join our January quitters group? We've all quit this month, and its a great place for sounding off and geting some advice and moral support from great people who are in the same situation as you.

Good luck in your quit, you're doing great :) xx


Hi Bandy, and welcome. You can do this! Go you! Woop woop!:D

Seriously - the one day at a time mantra is the only way. I'm still saying it every day.



Good luck

Just wanted to say GOOD LUCK to everyone you has quit as a new year resolution. Or in the last few days. You CAN do it.


Your positive attitude is definatley a great start Bandy!

Yes the beginning is quite hard but let me tell you honestly, it is so worth it. I am day 14, not that far ahead of you and my cravings are very slight and my hair and skin is noticibly healthier.

Good luck. Don't give in

Blondie- Another one from Belfast :) Good luck to you too

Jill xxx


Jill , is right, it is so worth it. You can do it.


Welcome Bandy,

I hope day 3 is going well for you :D

Gaynor x


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