Day 6 Pants!!!

Hey all, this is my first post on here been reading a load of stories of success and seems you get alot of help on here.

I'm surrently on day 6 of no smoking, new years resolution n all, finding today the hardest though, I'm 23 smoked since i was 15 and recently was smoking 20 a day. I quit a few years ago for 9 months but stupidly started again until last Sunday night i smoked a cig after my dinner and had the sudden thought of thats me i'm quitting now because i want to. I have been using however 4mg nicotine lozenges for the first week to try and break the hand to move habit, i have an e-cig but trying to stay well clear of that, next week move onto 2mg then after that cold turkey, is this an ok way to try and quit or am i better just throwing away any NRT supplements and go cold turkey?

I've been busy at work all week so craving wise and thinking of it has been pretty minimal altough i work on a small shift of 9 people and 6 of those smoke so temptation has still been there, anyway obviously its saturday first full day played football this morning so didnt think of it, i'm meant to be going out for a drink in an hour but all i can think about is smoking and dont want to have a drink incase i have a few too many and it breaks me, most of my friends smoke.

Obviosuly it depends on the person but all long does the lengthy cravings last for?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks alot

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  • Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Day 6 is a massive achievement after 8 yrs of smoking.

    Kick this at 23 and you will avoid so much grief. At 40 I look back at the nights spent coughing with persistant chest infections, the years of sciatica, my poor skin, teeth, nails etc etc. The trouble is older smokers hide alot of their discomfort because they are ashamed, we don't want to admit we are mugs.

    I can't advise on NRT as I'm quitting cold turkey. Day 13 and feeling fine. Cravings getting weaker by the day. Days 9 and 10 were the worst for me, so I kept as busy as possible and then went to bed early with a good book.

    Keep it up, Good luck.

  • Doing great Brello - magic. For further support I read A Carr's book - it keeps me going. :)

  • I would avoid going out just for a couple of weeks, this is how i failed in all my other quits. I love going out and found sitting in last night on my own very boring and difficult but it had to be done. From experience i would leave it around 3 weeks before having a drink/going out. A couple of months out of your life the now making sacrifices not to smoke and you will be so grateful you made these sacrifices in a few months when you really do feel like a non smoker. best of luck.

    one last thing - someone said to me try and think of alcohol for what it is rather than associate it with drinking/smoking. It is breaking the relationship between the two.

  • Cheers

    Thanks alot for all your support guys really appreciate it and thanks for all your tips!!! Ended up not going out last night and thankfull for it now, one more step today was playing golf in the morning with my mates, for some reason i dont know if anyone else can relate to this but i USED to smoke alot when playing golf to going a full round without smoking was quite a big thing for me.

    Thanks again for your all your help and support!!! :)

  • I can relate Brello, I go fishing a lot and I used to smoke a lot whilst fishing. It's become part of the relaxation of the hobby. It doesn't feel right not smoking whilst fishing, but I'm gonna have to suck it up and get pure enjoyment just out of the fishing just like I used to do all those years ago. You're doing great by the way.

    Lisa x

  • Hey all, this is my first post on here been reading a load of stories of success and seems you get alot of help on here.

    I'm surrently on day 6 of no smoking, new years resolution n all, finding today the hardest though, I'm 23 smoked since i was 15 and recently was smoking 20 a day. I quit a few years ago for 9 months but stupidly started again until last Sunday night i smoked a cig after my dinner and had the sudden thought of thats me i'm quitting now because i want to. I have been using however 4mg nicotine lozenges for the first week to try and break the hand to move habit, i have an e-cig but trying to stay well clear of that, next week move onto 2mg then after that cold turkey, is this an ok way to try and quit or am i better just throwing away any NRT supplements and go cold turkey?

    I've been busy at work all week so craving wise and thinking of it has been pretty minimal altough i work on a small shift of 9 people and 6 of those smoke so temptation has still been there, anyway obviously its saturday first full day played football this morning so didnt think of it, i'm meant to be going out for a drink in an hour but all i can think about is smoking and dont want to have a drink incase i have a few too many and it breaks me, most of my friends smoke.

    Obviosuly it depends on the person but all long does the lengthy cravings last for?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks alot

    Hey this is day 6 for me! I am lucky to have found this site! I have been on the patch for 6 days...if I have a craving I will take a longenze (spelling)...Otherwise I have had beef jerky strips..some Wethers hard candy...and some peanuts with dried fruit...lots of water...and I am doing GREAT! I stay out of stress situations...no one @ work smokes..no one at home smokes...so it is really helping me!!! So start date was Jan 11, 2012 Wed... Lets DO THIS!!!! BTW smoker for 30 yrs...ending with 2 packs a day....finally got tired of it ruling my life!!!! XOXOX friends

  • WATER WATER WATER! Flush your system! Your young, DO THIS...

    I am 50! Gheeezzz... I wish I done it sooner..

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