day 4 lets hope im now well on my way

yesterday day 3 was tough. i did have 2 puffs of a friends cig which firstly i did not really enjoy but also kicked myself for doing it. Although considering i have been smoking nearly 20 a day for over 22 yrs and still only 37 yrs young i feel that just 2 puffs is not really as bad as it can be. I did suffer a bit yesterday with cravings but did not give in and did have a very short temper when at home. but took the dog for a nice walk and came back calmer.

Not really looking forward to weekend. as i have never tried to give up before the thought of being smoke free at the weekend is very nervy. At work it's ok as have been promoted in the last few days and have had new things to dive into, and not really noticed the time. have arranged to play golf during the day saturday to take my mind off it and also the cinema on sunday so i hope that by the time i come back to the site monday i will be smoke free starting day 7 with just 18hrs to go to be starting week 2.

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  • Don't wish to sound harsh David but if your friend knew you'd given up smoking and yet still allowed you to have 2 puffs of his ciggie then he ain't much of a friend.2 Puffs now, 4 next time, a full ciggie after that?, it's a downward spiral David.

    When quitting we need all the support of family and friends we can get (and strangers as on here). Inform them all that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES must they offer/allow you puffs of a ciggie no matter how much you beg.

    Don't kick yourself too hard on the 2 puffs as it'll depress you, move forward , keep focused and stay strong.

  • Don't wish to sound harsh David but if your friend knew you'd given up smoking and yet still allowed you to have 2 puffs of his ciggie then he ain't much of a friend.2 Puffs now, 4 next time, a full ciggie after that?, it's a downward spiral David.

    i understand what your saying and to be honest they have tried many times to give up so know how hard it is. So i dont hold anything against the person. to be honest i think having the 2 puffs actually made me more confident that this is something i can kick. onwards and upwards and all that.

  • David, I agree with Pete, don't beat yourself up about it BUT reading other peoples experiences, ex smokers who take a puff or "just one" have a lot less chance of quitting successfully. Would you give a recovering alcoholic 1 sip of your drink?............ nope. Learn form it, you didn't like the taste which is a great thing.

    Try and avoid being in the situation where you can smoke, it makes it a lot easier when you have a craving knowing that you can't actually smoke.

    The weekend will go more quickly that you will think. Well done on the activities. You are nearly a week, which is excellent.

    Keep up the good work!

    Jill xxx

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