24 Hours done!

Hi all :)

I am 37 now and have smoked since I was about 15. The only time I have succeeded stopping is when I stopped for 9 months or so when I was around 20 and then started again (drinking). I have had enough now and have decided that this really is the time for me to stop. The cost now is outrageous and of course the damage I have done to myself over all that time must be huge.

I know I have been a bit snappy with my wife and kids today but I am sure they know (as I have explained) that it will pass and of course worth it in the end.

24 hours down and counting! :)

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  • Well done Paul and welcome. You'll find lots of good advice here.

  • Hi all :)

    I am 37 now and have smoked since I was about 15. The only time I have succeeded stopping is when I stopped for 9 months or so when I was around 20 and then started again (drinking). I have had enough now and have decided that this really is the time for me to stop. The cost now is outrageous and of course the damage I have done to myself over all that time must be huge.

    I know I have been a bit snappy with my wife and kids today but I am sure they know (as I have explained) that it will pass and of course worth it in the end.

    24 hours down and counting! :)

    Welcome Paul, well done on deciding to quit. This is the best decision you can make for your health ,purse, self esteem and many more reasons. Good luck with your quit and just shout if you need any advice or support there is always someone here who will help. The early days are the hardest but it gets easier and easier.:)

  • Thanks a lot for the support! I am already looking forward to getting day 2 out of the way and posting another thread in that section lol :)

  • Good for you Paul, I will be watching your progress:)

  • Awesome :)

    You know I was thinking that a lot must give up early because of the lack of people who really seem to care IRL. I have been here for a few hours and already people seem interested, I didn't expect this at all.

    Thank you to you all, I CAN do this! :)

  • Paul, this forum is the key to my success. I know that as soon as I felt people were routeing for me and supporting me AND going through the same feelings as me, it made it a whole lot easier. Because of that, I now make sure that I do the same for newbies. I have been where you are Paul and I know how it feels, I want you to know that it gets easieryou wont feel like you do now for long and this forum will help you in your quit.:)

  • Paul you most definitely can do it. This is gonna be the month of the Pauls quitting I can feel it.

    Keep you head down matey and get on with kicking it. Just keep remembering all craving WILL pass.

    Everyone is rooting for you.

    Best

    Paul

  • Thanks Hazel and Paul!

    I want this so bad! Here is looking forward to tomorrow :)

  • Hi

    hI Paul....6 wks ago I was on day 1 and came onn this site.Just keep posting and one day will soon be one week and then a monthTry and keep busy and dont entertain the thought of a fag at all.Keep saying nonono:D

  • hay paul... heading to your 48 hrs now :D keep going you doing great... it does get easier Im day 29 and never felt better, had a few ( EKKKK) moments but it made me stronger - you can do it

  • Hi Paul just to say good luck, the 1st week can be hard but with the help of this forum i got through it :D

    Ive quit so mant times before and have failed but come wednesday i enter 3 weeks no smoking and its down to the support of this forum, and being aloud to moan when things are tough;) and reading others experiences that has helped me...

    good luck hun Sian xx

  • Thank you Carol, Shorty and Sian. 48 hours now! - forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    :)

  • Well done Paul it will soon be a week and then a month and so on. It will get easier.I also want to say well done Short Stuff and Sian Carolrose popo too. You have all these quit buddies Paul:)

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