I've had enough!

Hello

My reasons for quitting are too many to list but here are just a few:

My health, the amount of money this filthy habit I am addicted to is costing me and mainly the fact that I've realised that I want to stop now.

I have been smoking for about 30 years, usually about 10 or 12 each day. I have just smoked my last cigarette and have no intentions of buying any more in the future.

My determination to stick to this quit is strong now so I'm hoping my willpower will be strong. I REALLY want this quit to be successful and to finally say 'goodbye and good riddance' to smoking once and for all.

Evie

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  • PS 'No Smoking Day 2013'

    In addition to my previous post I would just like to say that for the past 4 years now I have been promising myself that I will start my quit on No Smoking Day but that lack of willpower made me put it off. I'm starting my quit today in the hopes that by the next No Smoking Day in 2013 I will be a committed quitter.

    Evie

  • Hi Evie, welcome to the forum & well done on quitting :)

    This forum is great if you need to moan, rant or just say how well you're doing or just to chat...

    You sound strong so you can do this :)

    Denise x

  • Hello Denise and thankyou for the lovely welcome.

    This will be my third attempt at quitting, I hope it will be my last. I do feel quite strong at the moment and I know it is up to me to stay this way - I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    I'm hoping that by joining this forum I will stay focused this time. It's really good to know I'm not alone.

    Evie

  • Congrats on making the decision to quit! Welcome to the forum! Take it one day at a time if it gets rough. One hour even haha. Look forward to seeing you become a non smoker for good!

  • Thanks Viking. I know it's going to take some willpower on my part and I know it won't be easy for me. I wish I'd never started smoking in the first place! Like you say, I'll just take it one day at a time though.

  • Hi Evie, I was just like you, smoked for 30 odd years, around 10 per day but could be double that on holidays etc. It is worth the effort of quitting, I am now 9 months in and even though I only smoked 10 per day I now have a jar with £850 sat in (waiting until I hit the 1,000 before deciding what to treat myself to).

    When things get rough just come on here and read some posts, keep busy and early on in my quit I used to go to bed earlier so I would have another day added to my quit :D Also if I was feeling craves in the evenings I would go to bed then wake up full of determination that I had made another day.

    I also used to carry a notebook around with me and when I wanted to smoke I used to get my notebook out and write about how I was feeling and the reasons I didn't want to smoke - the craving would soon pass.

    Good luck and take it one day at a time:)

  • Hello Claire

    Thanks for the kind words of support. I dread to think how much I've spent (or should I say wasted) over the years on cigarettes. So far I haven't found today too difficult although now that I have no cigarettes in the house I have found myself thinking about them a lot. I think your suggestion about the 'notebook' is a good one though so I might try that myself. Looking forward to taking myself off to bed shortly - at least I can't think about smoking when I'm asleep.

    Evie

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