So far so good!

Im quitting using the Champix. Today is day 10 my chosen quit date. I had my last cig at midnight last night! it was a romantic affair with me and my last cig. We parted on good terms kinda. I told little ciggie it was all his fault and if he wasnt so bad for me we could continue our little love affair. Anyway he got all shirty and to be honest he tasted awful!! so I threw him down on the ground and stamped him out! I said my good byes. Not had any cravings so far today. At the place where I would usually light up on my commute to work I just popped and mint in and put the window down. The smell of the thick fresh air was rather refreshing. Anyway thats enough babbling! any support or tips would be much appreciated!!!

Zach

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  • Hi Zach and welcome:) I too quit using Champix and found it helped me enormously. It won't stop the cravings but makes them much easier to handle. Just keep in mind you are now an ex smoker and revel in that fact. Enjoy your journey :D

  • CONGRATULATIONS on making the decision to quit!!!!

    I hope day 1 has been kind to you!!

    The only tip I have so far is dont think about 10 days time from now... or a months time.. or any occasions coming up.. Just think of the now..

    Im on day 3 of quitting cold turkey and I must say its been very easy so far..

    But I wont lie.. The idea of smoking doesnt gross me out yet.. instead I still think smoking is wonderful (dont shoot me, I know its bad and harmful and all the rest ) Having said that, Im not craving one at all...

    The only time I have had any trouble in the last 3 days was when I was thinking about the future..

    Im not sure why but I feel like Ill struggle to keep smoke free for like, example 2 weeks.. I cant imagine myself saying I havent had a ciggie for 2 weeks because at first thought I think its impossible... yet when I stop and think about it, Ive gone 3 days and not even had a craving.. Its like smoking doesnt exist anymore.. Its piss easy!

    Im not sure if that made any sense.. but thats my tip.. take it one day at a time and dont think about the future...

    Well done again!! =)

    Maddi

  • Well done Zach

    Like you, today is my first day as a non smoker (Last cig was at 11pm lats night - day 10 of taking Champix). After smoking 20 per day for last 25 years it is very very strange not to have spent a good part of today standing outside in the howling wind and crap weather smoking!!

    Ive tried going Cold Turkey a couple of times before and never made it past 12 hours without giving in. Today does feel different though and the Champix seems to definately be making a difference. Ive still got major cravings but they are manageable and I can still function rather than just turning into the nicotine starved psycho that I have in the past doing CT.

    I just keep reminding myself that I dont really enjoy smoking, I just enjoy feeding the withdrawal caused by the last cigarette.

    Im off out for dinner with friends tonight. Thankfully they are all non-smokers and this will be the first time Ive ever been grateful for the smoking ban!!!

    Come on Zach!!.....hang in there...we can do this!!

  • Im quitting using the Champix. Today is day 10 my chosen quit date. I had my last cig at midnight last night! it was a romantic affair with me and my last cig. We parted on good terms kinda. I told little ciggie it was all his fault and if he wasnt so bad for me we could continue our little love affair. Anyway he got all shirty and to be honest he tasted awful!! so I threw him down on the ground and stamped him out! I said my good byes. Not had any cravings so far today. At the place where I would usually light up on my commute to work I just popped and mint in and put the window down. The smell of the thick fresh air was rather refreshing. Anyway thats enough babbling! any support or tips would be much appreciated!!!

    Zach

    You threw him down on the ground and stamped on him until he was dead:eek:

    If that's your idea of parting on good terms, I hope I never get on the wrong side of you:D:D

    Seriously though, never think of your relationship with tobacco as a romantic affair - or if you do, remember that it's an affair with a lover who cheats and lies, and who always has since the very beginning:(

  • Best of luck Zach ;)

    ...some people end the course early cos they don't feel they need it any more...

    I'd be bold and say that maybe most people don't stay on them for the full three months - there's certainly no shortage of people here who didn't do the full course. Once that physical bond is broken it's really down to confidence and mindset as much as anything.

  • wow thanks!

    Just wanted to say thanks very much to all of you! was struggling a little then and just read all your kind comments! craving gone and ready to continue! I have tried NRT in the past but this time im going to a smoking clinic every friday and there is 3 of us that have got quite friendly and are having a competition to see who can succeed! I will do it this time! I have stuck a print out of the money I will save in my wallet this is sure to put me off buying any more! 2000 pound a year!! wow! never realised how much i was spending! anyone else get shocked by the true cost??

    Zach

  • well done

    I'm also on day one although mine started after lunch so technically I'm on day half. Well done for stopping...hope we can help each other on this journey to better health and fuller wallets!!! Have my first grandchild on the way so have good reason to keep going.

    This time tomorrow we will feel mighty pleased with ourselves

    Jacky

  • Just wanted to say thanks very much to all of you! was struggling a little then and just read all your kind comments! craving gone and ready to continue! I have tried NRT in the past but this time im going to a smoking clinic every friday and there is 3 of us that have got quite friendly and are having a competition to see who can succeed! I will do it this time! I have stuck a print out of the money I will save in my wallet this is sure to put me off buying any more! 2000 pound a year!! wow! never realised how much i was spending! anyone else get shocked by the true cost??

    Zach

    If you have an iphone or andriod the NHS Smokefree App is brilliant! I check it at least 10 times a day as ut gives u realtime how much yoy have saved since quiting, i cant recommend it enough! Oh and champix is fab! Wish i had tried it years ago! Keep going lovely, you are doing great!!

  • good luck with your effort man

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