Day 1 of my new life!

Hi All

I have been browsing theses forums for a while and since I decided to quit I realised that to increase my chances it would be beneficial to join this great community!

I have been smoking for 22 years with the last 10 seing the habit increase to a pack a day. I have tried to quit many times before but having (hopefully!!) learned from my mistakes I am 100% determined to do it this time..

Champix has been the way forward this time and today is day 14 on it and so far I am 10 hours and 14 minutes smoke free according to my App!!

There was no magic bullet with the Champix but from day 8 onwards I found I was smoking out of habit and not of need!. It has really shown me that I am a bloke of rituals and also opened my eyes to what smoking actually is .. A Psychological Crutch that I can defeat!!!

5 Replies

  • Hi AJ and welcome.

    You sound positive and determined which bodes well. Keep us updated on how your quit is going. :)

  • Welcome AJ

    As Biggrin says you sound strong for your quit and have your head in the right place.

    This is a great community and there will always be someone around to help or for you to shout at! :)

    Good luck for your quit

    Stay strong


  • Heyhey

    Welcome AJ

    You'v come to the right place for support and wisdom from some truly amazing people!! Sounds like you have got your head in the right place. I will be following your journey.

    All the best,


  • Hi AJ. Knowing you can learn from your past mistakes and triggers really helps.I know it did for me.

    Taking it a day at a time really helped too.

    good luck with you quit....and welcome to this great forum.:D

  • Hi AJ

    My wife and I are quitting together I am on Day 12 and she is on Day 2, however she also started on the Champix when I quit. She felt also the way you did by Day 8 of taking them, which coincided nicely as this was her planned quit date. But I noticed and so did she that she was only smoking out of habit by then. The first one in the morning, the one to round a meal off, the one just because my mates are having one.

    So I can fully see where you are coming from. The best form I have come across for quitting is this forum, I have never been a forum guy before, but at times this place and the people on here are a real godsend.

    Congrats on your life changing decision and will look forward to reading every success you will have.


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