Day 1 tomorrow

Hey there, I came on here last month and I think I have tried every single Monday to quit since then which always ends up with massive failure come Tuesday teatime :mad:

My partner stopped smoking last November and I know me still smoking is really hard for him and at the same time I understand that I have to do this for me and no one else.

I feel miserable when I smoke, I feel miserable when I dont smoke. Whats the answer?

I am seriously thinking of quitting again tomorrow. After Thursday I am off work until after mayday and I don't want to be wasting precious time off with my partner by smoking.

I am thinking of getting an inhalator tomorrow. Could anyone give me any advice on this? I've tried patches and gum and they just don't work.

I can go all day at work without smoking so why oh why do I want to do it as soon as I get home??

All comments and help greatly appreciated :D

Cx

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  • Hi JH

    Habit. You're getting home and hitting the habit triggers - after eating, when having a drink/coffee etc etc. They can be beaten!

    Look long and hard at when you normally smoke and find a diversion strategy to deal with those times!

    Good luck and let us know how you get on!

  • So thats it off we go again. Patch on and raring to go!! :p

  • Hi Jazz im an ex serial quitter and i beleive the reason for this is that i didnt prepare myself properly. its important to have strategies in place for when the smoking triggers come along. list the times you smoke, how important that cigarette is , what are you going to do instead. its also a good idea to write down how bad smoking is at itss worst, otherwise you will forget and then remember it through rose tinted glasses , and you'll probably most definately want one smoke one and always remain a serial quitter . read the links on divingdales signature . im using patches and an inhalator, but they dont do the work for you. i tell myself ok iv got my nicotine so i dont need a cigarette. before i quit this time i used my inhalator withdrinking coffee instead of a cigarette. nothing like a cigarette but it broke that habit. its a good idea to break lots of other habits as well.

    i really hope you do it. dont end up beaten and crippled by tobacco.

    Mashx:cool:

  • So thats it off we go again. Patch on and raring to go!! :p

    Go JazzHenry Go! Good luck , be strong and know that your NSD forum friends are here for you.

    Everytime to you get a craving drink some water or going for a woal - keep busy and try not to do the things you associate with smoking - for me it was wine! :D

    NSD

  • ps one hour @ atime one challenge @ a time one day @ a time

    Mashx;)

  • Thanks guys. The sunshine is a real problem for me and now my partner has decided that we are going to the seaside camping at the weekend. This is going to be tough :eek:

    All that sitting in the sunshine boozing - I just don't know how I'm going to cope with it all. The thought of that is stressing me out so much now that I feel like popping to the shop now and buying 20 :(

  • Dear JazzHenry... I have been in the same situation as you many times. For me it seems that you just don't want to quit (I don't at the moment). When you really do want to, everything goes very smoothly. I know it because I've been there too (and then restarted). Anyway all the best and good luck!

  • I know what you mean but I do feel as though I want to quit. I know that you can ALWAYS find an excuse to carry on smoking if you need to. And that is just what the camping trip would be - an excuse. I would just like to bve able to be normal and go away for a break away without the worry that it is going to be spoilt by the fact I'm not smoking! Hope that makes sense x

  • Jazz,

    Everyone on this fourm has most likely tried and fail at sometime to quit smoking. The fact that you keep on coming back and trying again, shows how much determination you have to quit. As you have been told on this fourm, using tools like this will help aid you in your fight againest smoking. It will take time and hard work as you have already experienced. Keep at it. Use this fourm, and keep strong.

  • And that is just what the camping trip would be - an excuse. I would just like to bve able to be normal and go away for a break away without the worry that it is going to be spoilt by the fact I'm not smoking! Hope that makes sense x

    Indeed it does make sense Jazz. My first attempt 4 years ago was going well (8 months without one) and then I went to Greece on holiday. As soon as I was there the demons came back telling me I wanted a smoke within hours of being there and I caved in and smoked for the whole two weeks and for a few more after that before I tried again. We have been to Greece every year since and each time we go, I cave in!!

    I am just about to book to go again at the end of June, but this time I am really going to try and not let it get the better of me. I must tell myself, I can still enjoy a holiday even if I don't smoke.

    Good luck at the weekend

  • Thanks guys. The sunshine is a real problem for me and now my partner has decided that we are going to the seaside camping at the weekend. This is going to be tough :eek:

    All that sitting in the sunshine boozing - I just don't know how I'm going to cope with it all. The thought of that is stressing me out so much now that I feel like popping to the shop now and buying 20 :(

    Hi Jazz,

    Like some others have said, you have to change your routine if you really want to quit. I stopped drinking and drank water only and quite honestly it was not a struggle because I knew what I wanted.

    Since I stopped smoking I don't even like coffee anymore. I've now stopped smoking over a week and the other day I had half a glass of wine with dinner and yesterday had a beer. It did not bother me at all. So I stopped my smoking and am very slowly bringing drinking back into my life. Although I must say I am not a big drinker.

    Perhaps that is something you can try?

    Good luck to you whichever way you go and Happy Easter :)

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