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Reasons for Quitting

Hi there

Im on day 2 of quitting.

I have stopped before for about 6 months around 2 years ago, it was really hard work and cant believe I have started again :( I thought i would have just the one but it turned into another one and another one.

Its crazy really I love to smoke, but I hate it, its a vile smelly habit I was really embarrassed when I smoked but really enjoyed it lol, oh well my reasons for quitting,

I am 50 in June, and am waiting for a hip replacement and all I could think about was not being able to smoke in hospital, also that they like you not to smoke for a few weeks before the op. So I decided I would try to give up a few weeks before the op as i would also heal better if not smoking.

Then on Saturday my ex husband died at 52 from smoking related lung cancer, OMG..My son who is 25 then presented me on Mothers Day (the day after he lost his Dad) with one of those electronic cigarettes that he had brought for his dad talk about a wake up call, there and then I thought why wait for hospital just do it NOW, so Monday morning I had my last fag.

I rang the Doctors to see the smoking nurse but they cant fit me in for 2 weeks, (great) so have found some patches in the cupboard and using the electronic cigarette when Im desperate. well fingers crossed this time i will quit for good,,xx

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Well done Toyah, just keep reading your reason and you will stay quit :D

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Well done Toyah, just keep reading your reason and you will stay quit :D

Hi shojam...thank you x

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Well those are sure fine reasons to quit. Sorry to hear about your ex-husband but you've made the best decision you will make for a while for both yourself and your son. If you feel the temptation come on the forum and holler for help or scream and shout whatever. That's what this place is for. Good luck with your quit and remember your son needs you around, so stay with it.

Lisa xxxx

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Well those are sure fine reasons to quit. Sorry to hear about your ex-husband but you've made the best decision you will make for a while for both yourself and your son. If you feel the temptation come on the forum and holler for help or scream and shout whatever. That's what this place is for. Good luck with your quit and remember your son needs you around, so stay with it.

Lisa xxxx

Hi thank you Lisa...I will be sure to do that ...xx

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Hiya, sounds like you've had a tough time, keep going you know it'll be worth it.

This board is my life line at the moment, good luck to you - you can do it :)

Denise.

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Thank you Denise....think i will be on here all the time lol...good luck to you..xx

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Hi Toyah and welcome

sorry to hear about your ex :(

There is always someone around on here if your having a bad craving

im sure Zoe has set up a quit group for people just quitting so if you feel you need the extra support you can join them :)

Just remember to keep hands and mind busy when you get a craving coming on

Regards

Carol

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Hi Carol

thanks for those kind words..I have joined Zoes group..xx

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Hi Toyah realy touched by your post. Quitting really is the best thing for you now it sounds like everything that has happened has brought you back to quitting smoking. i wish you well with this quit,keep posting and reading and you'll be heading in the right diection, We'll support you.

Mashx

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Hi Mash..thank you for your comments...this site is really inspiring..its great to know there are so many people in the same boat as me and there with words of encouragement and wisdom..xx

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