Day 4

Hey everyone

This is my first post but i have been reading through all the advice to get me to this point. This is Day 4 of quitting for me with the help of Tabex. I decided that i wasn't going to smoke at all with the tablets and i haven't. To be honest there hasn't been many cravings using the tablets although the psychological cravings are still there. I feel like i'm going mad at times having a few arguments between two sides of my brain as to whether i want a cigarette. This also happens at the strangest times. My main worry is with Halloween on saturday night myself and my hubby have been invited to a party i can't get out of. I've decided not to drink to help me along but i'm worried that the smell of people smoking around me will be too much to handle. I was at a family gathering last night and i got on great although everyone had to go outside for a smoke. Can anyone give me advice on how to get through saturday night smoke free????

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  • Hi there

    It's a tough one!!

    Seems like you have made the best decision already - not to drink, or not drink a lot.

    Other than that it'll be good old will power! You CAN do it though and, from experience, it is such a good feeling when you wake up the next morning and realise that you did not give in!!

    See it as one hurdle overcome already.. :)

    Good luck, enjoy the party!

    JQ

  • Thanks JQ...fingers crossed

  • jUST KEEP THE DETERMINATION THAT YOUR NOT GOING TO SMOKE AND DONT FEEL OBLIGED TO BREATHE ANYONE ELSES SMOKE. GOOD IDEA NOT TO DRINK ITS USUALLY THE CAUSE OF GIVING IN, THATS BEEN MY EXPERIENCE ANYWAY. JUST SEE IT AS ONE NIGHT OUT OF 365 THATS SMOKE AND DRINK FREE. YOULL FEEL SO MUCH BETTER IN THE MORNING

    MASH

  • Thanks Mash

  • Hi Missusj,

    You will probably find that the smell of smoke is so awful it will put you off smoking so don't worry. Have plenty to eat instead:D

    Zoe

  • I've found that facing triggers early on has helped and increased my determination to succeed (e.g. having a drink, seeing people smoke, smelling fresh smoke/stale smokers smoke). Its early in the quit and every trigger crossed is a victory for you and a potential knock out punch for mr nicotine. :)

  • Hi Missusj

    Saturday will be day 6..so you will feel even stronger by then.

    They'll be lots of people at the party who DON'T smoke (hopefully!)...so you won't be the odd one out.

    Also if you can bear it...have a good look at the smokers. Notice how quick it is to smoke a fag and how soon they light another. Do they look cool, elegant and sophisticated?...hmm, probably not.

    And remember, they'll all be envious of you for having got off that stupid treadmill.

    Don't dread the party, have a good time and be PROUD!

    LizzieX

  • Hi Everyone

    Thanks for all your advice! This forum is really helping me beat the cravings! I was walking through the town last night after work and i could smell cigarette smoke and when i walked past the smell actually made me want to be sick! But at the same time i thought Fantastic thats the first step to freedom! I am actually looking forward to Saturday night now as it will be another achievement (if i get through it)!

    Vicky

  • Have a look at Francob's post on Month 2 called "Interesting Evening"...

    really useful post (about spending time with smokers)

  • Thanks Elizabeth

    I hope my experience is similar and i can stay strong!

  • Hiya missusJ

    Well done on your quit and getting to Day 4. Big congrats. I too went to Birmingham Town centre today. I nearly didn't go as christmas shopping is usually stressful....OMG...having people smoking walk past you and blow their smoke in your face. Bloody Hell....I nearly threw up, honestly and what with that and magnified hotdog smells from Mr Sizzle and Maccy D's. I had to go in the bull ring in the end or I would have been ill, totally disgusting, I can't believe I smelled that bad, but I did. So I think you'll be fine at the party as long as you don't drink!!!! I drank on wednesday and had 2/3 fags so I had to start my quit again (wasn't too bad I was on the end of Day 3) but still what if I'd been 3 months in and caved due to drinking...crikey I'd be pissed off. Good luck, have a good time.

    Lisa XXX

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