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hiya just to say hi, and that im new to this site n also new to quitting smoking... im on day 5 of the champix and weaning myself off the cigs from 30 a day to less then 10 a day (which is good for me) decided to join a forum so i can av support from others who r going through the same... ie via email txt or wotever... its nice to know some one out there is going through it also... anyone else on champix.... this is the first time i have tryed quitting the cigs from wen i started wen i was 18 yrs old...im now 35 a long time smoking i thought it wud av been a lot harder then it is but wiv champix it not to bad :)

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  • Hi Margaret,

    Well done on the decision to stop.

    I'm not on champix, but there are loads of people here who are. :)

    Good luck and keep posting.

  • Hi Margaret and welcome to the forum:)

    I too smoked around 30 cigarettes a day for many, many years, and I am also on Champix. I have found the tablets helpul, but they are not a 'magic pill' and you do need willpower as well in order to quit. I stopped smoking on Day 13 of the Champix, and by lunchtime today I will have been smoke free for six weeks. I have had cravings and bad days, but I have stuck at and had plenty of good days too, even in the early days. And I can honestly say that it does get better and a lot easier too. The realisation that I can enjoy life without a cigarette, and cope without a cigarette even in very difficult situations is awesome, and a great sense of freedom.

    The best thing you can do is read plenty of other peoples posts on here, and also read on other sites such as whyquit.com, so that you can learn what is happening to your body and mind while you are quitting.

    Take it one day at a time and keep posting on here as there is always someone here to help and give support when you need it.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Zoe

  • Hi Margaret!

    Welcome to the forum - I'm coming towards the end of the Day 3 and have found the people on here to be amazing!!!

    Alot of people find Champix to be fantastic...when you planning to quit completely or have you stopped now?

    Chris

  • hiya just to say hi, and that im new to this site n also new to quitting smoking...

    welcome margaret

    this site is a godsend to me already. well done on deciding to quit and your new healthier life xxx

  • Hiya Margaret and welcome to the site.

    You have made the most important decision of your life and well done for that.

    Just remember that you only have to take one day at a time and not worry about any further ahead than that. Giving up smoking isnt easy but its not as hard as you think its going to be.

    Use the forums, join a group, get involved you not only help yourself but others too.

    Lillie xx

  • thanks

    hiya for all the replies..im deciding on tuesday nxt week to quit (day 8) of champix... the hardest part is first thing in the morning and last thing at night ....

  • Help please - sorry

    Hi I've just stopped smoking and need some advice urgently but can't see where it says "new thread". I'm not very good with computers so could someone please please guide me to where I should go?! And I'm so sorry for sending this message as a reply to your thread but I just can't see where to go to post a new thread on here! :confused:Thank you, Sarah.

  • Hi Margaret

    Fantastic decision! Well done!

    I'm on Champix too and as Zoe says - it's not a magic pill, and sometimes it will be hard but it does help.

    Those first and last cigarettes are hard - I still miss them in detached sort of way. But I've replaced the first cigarette with a banana - haven't really need to do anything about the last one - it was one those cigarettes that I had for the sake of it and not because I particualy needed it.

    This forum is just great - better than any stop-smoking aid you can get out there. All sorts of stories on here - I've been in tears - from both sad stories and funny ones - but they all have give support to everyone else.

    Will be thinking of you next Tuesday - !:D

    Fellie

    x

  • Hi I've just stopped smoking and need some advice urgently but can't see where it says "new thread". I'm not very good with computers so could someone please please guide me to where I should go?! And I'm so sorry for sending this message as a reply to your thread but I just can't see where to go to post a new thread on here! :confused:Thank you, Sarah.

    Hi Sarah

    What you do is click on the day area that you want to go to (day 1, day 2 ect).

    Once in the section that you want to go in there is a button at the top left just under the toolbar marked "new thread".

    Click on that and a text box will appear then hey presto the rest is easy!!:D

    Welcome aboard....

  • hi

    thanks fellie im determined im gonna do it......sick of chewing gum now mind ya lmfao :)

  • Hi Margaret

    Very well done on making the decision to kick the habit!!! I am on day 19, using nicotine gum and feeling rather positive. The forum has been a god send!! I don't often post but reading other quitters stories really does make you realise that there is life after smoking.

    Best of luck with it Margaret and keep us posted on your progress

    Jo

    Stopped on 17 October 2011 ::)

  • Hi Margaret,

    You made a two great decisions. One to stop smoking and two to join this forum!

    I'm on day 25 of no smoking. I'm taking Champix which has helped hugely. The physical cravings are very rare and yes, there has been some bad moments where I have (really!) wanted to smoke, but I've got through them and as the days go by these feelings are becoming less and less.

    It's a wonderful freedom not to smoke. So many positives...keep that in mind IF you have a bad day.

    Good luck

    LizzieX

    (smoked for 30+ years)

  • hi

    iv had 3 cigs today so done well its cos iv got them in the hosue im finding it hard...once tuesday comes all will be gone so wont be tempted....

  • Thank you

    Brilliant - thank you so much.

  • Good luck margaret and sarah, day 5 for me on the patches and it can be done with the right mindset. This is attempt 4 for me, the last ones failed as I kept sneaking smokes from OH who has them at home.

    Not this time, I dont want to smoke anymore and know one cig will mean a pack and then make it even harder.

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