I must be MAD

I have smoked for 31 years since I was 11 years old (young and daft). I am now 42 (old and daft) and the reason I am giving up smoking is the cost, I know I should be thinking about the health benefits but to be honest I have never felt ill or unhealthy while smoking even though I know it's damaging my body. Anyway my reason is cost, so I'm going for it. I'm down to my last 20 cigs and when they're gone thats it. Try this for a new method "lollipops, chewing gum & matches" the matches are for chewing on so I don't get addicted to lollipops. Never tried giving up before, wish me luck, I've a feeling I'll need it.

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  • I have smoked for 31 years since I was 11 years old (young and daft). I am now 42 (old and daft) and the reason I am giving up smoking is the cost, I know I should be thinking about the health benefits but to be honest I have never felt ill or unhealthy while smoking even though I know it's damaging my body. Anyway my reason is cost, so I'm going for it. I'm down to my last 20 cigs and when they're gone thats it. Try this for a new method "lollipops, chewing gum & matches" the matches are for chewing on so I don't get addicted to lollipops. Never tried giving up before, wish me luck, I've a feeling I'll need it.

    Any reason for giving up is a good one, in the old NHS stop smoking packs they use to have savings after a week, month, year, 5 years and 10 years - might be worth working this out.

    Give youself some motivation by reading the links in my signature and other people's signatures. Would say that education is the key and really helps in the first few days. And for ongoing realignment, most of us have been smokers for longer than we've been non smokers - read, read and read some more.

    Onwards and upwards.

    M

  • Hi Mallas

    Good luck with the quit, sounds like a good reason to me!

    As MAH says you'll have a better chance if you read and understand what's going to happen and why!

    You may not feel like you've got any health issues - and I'm sure you haven't - but I bet you start to feel the benefits very quickly! The first one for me (and it was straight away) was how clean my teeth felt all the time! look my teeth now: :D !!

    Good luck, keep logging on and if you want help or advice just start a thread and someone will come running!

  • Half the battle is wanting to, and cost is a good a reason as any

    Good luck, keep reading and come back on here and let us know how your getting on

    Jane x

  • Hey Mallas,

    Money is a great motivator! And as good a reason as any to start you off on the road. But as most people on here will tell you, THE key to a successful quit is educating yourself so that you change your mindset to the point where you genuinely don't want to smoke any more. That takes time, effort, and for most of us a bit of a rollercoaster ride for a few months. If money is your only reason then when the going gets tough you might think 'sod it, it's not worth this just to save a few quid' and bang goes your quit. So READ READ READ!

    The good news is it can be done. And although you feel alright now, you will feel unbelievably better when you get all that crap out of your system, guaranteed! Prepare to be amazed :D

    Whatever your reason for stopping you're doing the right thing. Stick with it, and post here, it really helps.

    Best of luck!

    Helen

  • my reasons

    ITS STUPID.

    MAKES ME STINK.GAVE ME 2 STROKES AND A BAD HEART AND IM ONLY FIFTY THREE

    ITS A CRAP DRUG

    DONT WANT TO GIVE MY PENNIES OR TIME TO DRUGDEALERS LIKE GOV AND TOBACCO COMPANIES. ALL OTHER DRUG DEALERS HAVE THERE ASSETS STRIPPED

    SICK O BEING CONTROLLED

    ITS A ******* NUISANCE

    ITS MADE ME LOOK LIKE AN OLD BAG

    NOBODY WANTS ME ANYMORE

    ITS BORING

    IT KEEPS U BARELY ALIVE AND ADDICTED FOR YEARS AND PAYIN OUT ITS A SCAM

    IM SICK OF POURING BOILING OIL INTO MI LUNGS

    A KID ASKED ME WHY I DID IT AND I COULDNT THINK OF A REASON

    MAKES YOR TEETH FALL OUT

    THE FIRST ONE WAS VILE AND THE NEXT 5000,000 WERE VILER

    SICK OF CHOKING:eek: MASHX

    WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE WITHOUT IT

    WE'RE THROUGH.

  • Hi Mallas

    Your black and white lot beating my gold and black lot on Saturday must have put you in a good, positive mood. Just the right frame of mind to allow you to go smoke-free almost without noticing.

    If I'm coping without nicotine with Wolves facing relegation - you can certainly cope without fags with your lot virtually safe !

    All the best.

  • Hi

    My husband thought I was mad when he asked me what were my reasons for giving up and I said the main one was the cost of it, it is seriously getting expensive and will only get worse and worse and I am refusing to pay £6.00+ for 20 ciggies. that is taking it too far. My husband automatically thought I would say Health.

    Anyway, I told the doctor what he said and the doctor said It doesnt matter the reason why you want to stop its the fact that you want too that is important.

    We are all differant and we do things in our own way when the time is right for us.

    GOOD LUCK

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