No Smoking Day
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Getting on with it

Good morning everybody.

I'm at day 3 again. Still in some pain with my mouth but using it to my advantage. I found this morning that walking to the top of my street had me out of breath. I wasn't even back on the cigs a month and it nearly killed me walking up my tiny little street. That was a help in my desire to stay stopped.

I am having a few cravings but all in the head so I am just trying to get on with it. On friday I will reduce the strength of the patch I am using. I am currently on boots 25mg 16 hour patches. I have a packet of 21mg 24 hour patches so may wear them for a few days (but not overnight because it's hard to sleep with them on). It's incredible the amount of NRT that is available but I would like to be off it sooner rather than later.

Hope everyone else is having a good day and that all quits are going well. Keep up the hard work guys!

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Congratulations for getting back on the wagon :D

Reading your post has helped me today as I'm craving like hell and was thinking of caving, but u have reminded me that it's not much fun been out of breathe all the time:eek:

Keep going and youl soon be where u were before

Sian xx


Good for you Mark, getting on with it

It's hard at times isn't it but we just got to do it, we know it makes sense :)

It is so much nicer to be able to breathe deep again.

Saw a good tip of someone on another post saying take a deep breath and let it out very slowly through pursed lips.

Have a look at this:

Seems to work well and steadying breathing and actually feels quite good too!

Keep going mucker

All the best



Hey Mark,

Happy to see you're still getting on with it - sometimes things like being our of breath on a short walk really makes us sit up and realise what we're doing to ourselves!

Fingers crossed this quit is for good, you seem pretty positive now!!



Well done buddy, more like the old you ;)


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