Day 5 FAIL!!!

So annoyed but had a big row with the wife earlier and bought a pack and lit up!

So ashamed as I was really enjoying being a non smoker and what's worse is if I'm honest it wasn't really that bad...What an IDIOT!!!

Guess it was just my mindset stress = smoke.

Is it best to just throw them away and go again or re-set the quit date?

I'd be interested to get your opinions.....I genuinely feel I have let all you guys down and it took me all afternoon to pluck up the courage to come on here and admit my failure! How bizarre is that.

Please help :(

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  • Ok here goes, I had 24 days in and then fell. I chose to begin again and here I am back at day 4. It would have been really nice to just pick up where I left off and not say a word, but I felt that would be cheating everyone here and me as well. For me that would have made my success to date a lie. (That's just my opinion) :(

    Please believe me when I say I am not trying to beat you up about this because it is at the end of the day your choice. Having said that I would renew your commitment to quitting and begin again.

    I really am sorry it happened to you but hey you are in good company. We'll stand behind whatever you choose. It isn't the most important thing, getting going again is and staying true and commited to your quit.

    I wish you all the best!! :)

    ~Sherri

  • I should have also added that it took me over a week to get the courage to come back and start again and admit my dirty little secret. Don't beat yourself up too bad. ;)

    ~S

  • Don't feel ashamed it is one the hardest things you will ever do, I think you are brave to come on here and admit you smoked and if I were you I would get staright back on to your quit. You say it wasn't even that bad but dont underestimate how your mind will play tricks with you.... It did that today!

  • I can relate to that. Stress is difficult to handle without cigs in the beginning. You just need to realise that one reason you get so wound up is the nicotine monster adding its say into the fight. Smoking is only temporarily making you feel better, but it is actually contributing into that stress in the first place.

    Most of us have failed, so dont worry about that. My worst fail was after ten months :(

    Just get back to your quit asap. Through the cigs away, and dont use this little set back as an excuse to keep smoking.

    Roosa.

  • Give em away Jonny and start again; no need to finish the pack off or wait till tomorrow. Just crack on again. You'll do it ;)

  • So annoyed but had a big row with the wife earlier and bought a pack and lit up!

    So ashamed as I was really enjoying being a non smoker and what's worse is if I'm honest it wasn't really that bad...What an IDIOT!!!

    Guess it was just my mindset stress = smoke.

    Is it best to just throw them away and go again or re-set the quit date?

    I'd be interested to get your opinions.....I genuinely feel I have let all you guys down and it took me all afternoon to pluck up the courage to come on here and admit my failure! How bizarre is that.

    Please help :(

    The important thing is not to worry Jonny :)

    Well that and to get rid of the fags of course!!

    Had something similar last time I quit. It had been a couple of weeks and there was a huge blowup at work, wasn't my fault but could have lost my job in the fallout, and ended up smoking again - *but* like you it wasn't what I wanted so I got rid of my fags after a week and stayed quit for 18 months after that. Am willing to bet most of us here have got similar stories to that :)

    You haven't let anyone down, the nicotine monster works like that, just get back on with your quit and stay strong!!

  • Do what ever you feel the need to do.. If that's smoke the packet then do that or if u want bin them and put it as a blip then do that.. It's ur quit and u shouldn't tackle it that best suits you.. Don't be ashamed

  • Hi Johnny

    The good thing is you came back on here and asked for help, you could have just given in and let the quit slip away. I would say do whatever helps you get your mind back into focus and set another quit date very soon even if that means smoking the rest of the packet. If you let the horse bolt off its a long walk home, get back on if you can. Good Luck

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