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Hi everyone, I've smoked for 3-4 weeks after an eight and a half month quit, and I have decided to quit again. I've had about 4 cigs today then I put a patch on a couple of hours ago. I want to get used to not having a cig when the weather's nice, so next year I don't give into smoking because of the warm weather. I'm using patches to quit, and I'm looking forward to having a few more quid in my pocket buying 20 cigs a day costs a bloody fortune.

Daniel.

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  • Ive done exactly the same as you. Smoked 4 this morning and stuck a patch on.

    The nice weather is a nightmare for me as I like nothing better than sitting in the garden with a nice chilled glass of chardonnay and a fag! Sounds gross when you put it like that.

    I'm just trying to break the chain at the moment. Good luck ! :D

  • I'm on day 17 of my quit and I must admit this weather has really tested my determination not to smoke, bring on the rain lol.

  • I know jazzhenry I like sitting in the garden too especially when the suns out. Yeah bring on the rain lol, I never want to smoke in the rain. Tomorrow mornings gonna be hard for me, because I always have a cig first thing. Although when I get through the first morning I should be fine :)

  • Well done Daniel, you could have easily avoided a task that you know will be difficult for you but you're facing it head-on so that you don't have the same problem next spring/summer.

    You def deserve a pat on the back for that, good luck and all the best

  • Ah cheers slb put me in a good mood that.

  • Loads of us have experienced this with the onset of the sunny weather. It drove me loopy for a week or two. But it's just another trigger, at the end of the day. Get through a few sunny days, and it gets easier.

    Good for you, quitting again. Stay strong!

    Hel x

  • Oddly, I thought that this trigger must be a myth, but today I walked out of the air-conditioned building out into the blistering sun and thought "I can do with a smoke now".

    Of course it was a fleeting thought and I was soon going about my business but for that moment WOW.

    Maybe there is something in the air after all!!:D

  • i was so close with the weather yesterday as I sat outside a pub in Matlock, then I gave myself a bollockin & thankfully it passed - im on day 14 now so really anyone can do it if I can

    good luck

    best wishes

    aaron

  • Well done Daniel - you can do it!

    Can't say as the warm weather is a particular trigger for me - somehow I always felt I was "polluting the sunshine", and tended to smoke less when in the sun! :confused:

    Mind you there are plenty of other triggers to keep me going!! :D

  • I too believe the lovely weather is a tester. but then for me EVERYTHING is!!! Too nice a day so I want a fag.

    Too wet so I might as well smoke.

    I'm on holiday so I need to smoke. etc, etc, etc..........

    I have always been of the mindset, and I've posted it in here before , that nothing seems the same without a cigarette. A holiday is not a holiday without a fag. A night out is not any good without smoking. A drink in a beer garden is not the same without smoking. etc, etc, etc..................

    I still feel like that actually! But I've done all of the 'things' that you do without a fag for the last 6 weeks and still had a good time!

    I just need to get into the frame of mind that smoking does NOT make you enjoy yourself more!! It's a tricky one when for the last 30 years you always smoked and so every occasion was good but seemed better cos you were smoking!!

    Life is actually good without smoke!!!

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