Hello! 17 days smoke free!

Hi everyone,

I've been browsing this forum for a while now...since before I decided to quit and now that I've finally taken the plunge, I thought now is the perfect time to join!

This is my 3rd attempt at stopping, NRT worked ok and helped me...but I gave into temptation. I have been smoke free since the 12th of June and I'm using Champix...been a bit of a bumpy ride, but I won't complain because I've not had one single craving for a smoke and the smell of it just repulses me! I smoked 20 a day for 5 years and managed to stop on day 7 of the Champix with no problems...I haven't even been tempted.

So, it's safe to say that the Champix are working their magic, but leaving their mark as they go along but I won't look back. I'm almost at the month mark!

Everyone seems so nice and friendly here and very supportive towards others, so I just thought I would say hello and introduce myself! :)

Sarah

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  • Welcome Aboard.

    Congrats on your 17 smoke free days......best thing you can do for your long term health........Never take another puff and you'll be fine....BUT ...take another puff for what???????.....To damage yourself....smell of smoke ...and ££££££££ up in smoke?????

    d.j

  • Congrats on your 17 smoke free days......best thing you can do for your long term health........Never take another puff and you'll be fine....BUT ...take another puff for what???????.....To damage yourself....smell of smoke ...and ££££££££ up in smoke?????

    d.j

    Thanks for your reply Douglas. :)

    I was recently diagnosed with asthma, so that gives me the incentive to stay smoke free. The amount of money I've saved in this short amount of time already has amazed me! I also feel a lot healthier (body and mind)...whereas my last attempts were just 'oh, ok...I'll stop :rolleyes:'.

  • Well done Sarah you are doing really well, any time you need help there is always someone on here to help.

    Maria.:)

  • Well done Sarah you are doing really well, any time you need help there is always someone on here to help.

    Maria.:)

    Thank you Maria, it's always good to know that you have people to talk to who are experiencing the same thing. :)

  • @sarah

    Hi Sarah,

    Well done on being smoke free for 17 days.

    I am on Champix as well but although I had reduced the number of cigs by 7 days I couldn't quit until day 14. The last two were the hardest to let go.

    I also have had a few problems, the worst one being really bad heartburn but thankfully the nurse has helped with that one and last night was so much better.

    Welcome to the forum, people really do help when you need them and if all is ok then we all share in your good feeling.

    Keep going

    Lingy :)

  • hi guys, i don't know that i am in a wrong thread, but i want share that i cant leave this shit might forever, cause when ever i intended to quit this stick i couldn't stop retain my gap long ever and i started again after several turns.

    so what the F is arround,, i have not felt ever an addiction of smoking this is directed to my thinking about cigerate. so i think usually and used to say ohhh i have to take puffsss...

    i dont know what to do,,remedies, suggestion, ways of quit are required...

    please help :confused:

    At the end of the day, I believe that it is mainly down to willpower. You have to be determined to quit otherwise I don't think it will go well. Remember that cravings only last a few minutes at the most then they will be gone. Don't let the cigarettes control your life. Take it day by day, don't think of never smoking again, just think of going for a day without smoking. At the beginning, think of it hour by hour, or even by half hour if you are struggling.

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