2 failed attempts in 2 days !

As the titled suggest's i've not done very well. Been on holiday from work just catching up on jobs around the house so i'm blaming my holiday on not being able to stop lol. i've joined the gym so hoping this helps in my quitting process, this is not my first time stopping lost count of how many times iv'e tryed and failed to quit my main motivation's is my son , money , fitness levels , and my wife fed up of the stink when i come up to bed lol. But you no what i'm taling about with that one suppose it cant be nice. I can usually quit without to much much problems for a few days to a week then a depression set's in. Anyone else experianced this? Also with my job i can smoke anytime i want while im working so that'll be difficult. Any advice would be gratfully appreciated :)

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  • thanks for the reply kara got 5 cigs left so sticking patch on after them after all my quit date was 2 days ago lol are you using nrt?

  • Hi,

    Each failed attempt is a lesson. With each fail you will have found a new trigger that you just couldn't get past. Learn from it. Next time you come up against the same thing you will know how to handle it better.

    You will see this over and over again on here but education is key to quitting. Read read and read some more. Follow the links in peoples signatures, from what you have written I would say look at talesfromthequit.com/choose...

    in my signature as I think it will be beneficial to you but have a browse, read old post dig around the forum there is a vast amount of great knowledge and advice on here.

    Stay strong, and remember, take it one minute, one hour, one day at a time.

    You can do it

    Sian

  • i've never tried cold turkey , the way i see it is patches ease the pain why not use the patch for 3 days then go cold turkey from the patch must be easier than cold turkey from actual smokes just a thought for your quit.

  • great link thanks

  • i've never tried cold turkey , the way i see it is patches ease the pain why not use the patch for 3 days then go cold turkey from the patch must be easier than cold turkey from actual smokes just a thought for your quit.

    That one is most definately horses for courses. For me I stuggled using NRT, seemed to just prolong it and ended up going back to smoking, that was a few years ago. This time I just stopped, was going to use patches again and just thought i'll stick it on when I need it and never did.

    Can't remember who but someone once said you are either a rip the plaster off quickly person (cold turkey) or peel it back slowy person (NRT etc) either way as long as the plaster comes off who cares how you do it :D

  • Hi Rik and welcome to the forum!

    I doubt there's anyone here who hasn't tried and tried and tried before. I can't even count how many times I've given up on giving up!

    I did patches AND gum for the first few days and then went to gum only which I'm still using, although less and less. Mind you most other food groups have found their way into my mouth too!

    Like you I could smoke at work, and there are people at work who still smoke. I actually find it quite helpful as the niff reminds me of one of the reasons I want to give up.

    Best of luck!

  • Hi Rik and welcome to the forum!

    I doubt there's anyone here who hasn't tried and tried and tried before. I can't even count how many times I've given up on giving up!

    I did patches AND gum for the first few days and then went to gum only which I'm still using, although less and less. Mind you most other food groups have found their way into my mouth too!

    Like you I could smoke at work, and there are people at work who still smoke. I actually find it quite helpful as the niff reminds me of one of the reasons I want to give up.

    Best of luck!

    Cheers divindale ive been to lloyds and got patches and micro tab so thats the plan now . i didnt no lloyds phamacy offer 2 products a weeks for the price of a prescription ! very helpfully has nhs as long waiting list for the classes here in scotland but they dont advirtse it so if there anyone thinking of quiting give it a thought

  • Rik - tha's nothing - i have about 6 fails this year!! I know that doesnt sounds very inspiring at first, but genuinely believe i have learnt from them and that my next quit will be forever...I have learned....

    1. Dont change your life around your quit or will seem like you are giving up more than cigs and you'll become resentful - and start smoking

    2. Expect some bumpy times - if you dont expect it, you'll be surprised - and start smoking

    3. Everyone says this - but for a reason - READ - i now KNOW that smoking actually does nothing for me and am looking forward to quitting on monday. Also read other peoples posts - for inspiration, to see how to get through tough times, to see it CAN be done

    4. Be positive - we chose to do this, therefore we WANT to do this, think of the benefits, not the (perceived) drawbacks -

    5. "One day at a time" really does help - it got me through 5 days (before i got drunk and stupid) - i think it then goes like you build up so many days and feel so much better you dont want to go back

    Hope that helps and good luck:)

  • I always found the first day hardest, just because it's far too easy to put it off til tomorrow if things don't go well. Once that first day is over, i'm in quit mode & it seems easier to stick at it.

    The depression that can kick in after a week or two is annoying, but it passes fairly quickly. Just remember, only you can make you smoke. Nobody else. What's the worst that can happen if you don't?

  • Hi and welcome, you have been given some great advice here. Good luck with your quit.

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