To prove I am strong

Hi

I'm on day one of giving up (again!) 😉 I want to give up for my son who is 2 as I would hate to see him smoke when he's older. It annoys me that I went from full on smoking (20 per day) to just 1-2 in the evenings and maybe a pack of 10 at the weekends with a bottle of wine 😁

I did not smoke throughout my pregnancy as I didn't want to harm my baby but I was very emotional and had a difficult time. I have tried to give up completly hundreds of times but have always really struggled emotionally and find it unbearable. I have signed up to this forum in hoping we can all support each other and I will be successful in this attempt 😊

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  • Hi Blondey!!!

    Nice to meet you and a big welcome from a fellow serial quitter now on day 10. I am here so you can do it as well.

    We are all here for you! ;)

    Make a plan of attack and have at it.

    Best wishes,

    ~Sherri

  • Ah thanks guys

    Thanks guys you've all done so well and I already feel that I can really do this!

    Today I've tried to avoid going to my fellow 'smoking buddies' house as I know it's to early o put myself in those trigger situations.

    I know you think cutting down is an achievement but it really isn't as it makes those evening ones so 'special' and 'deserved' in my head so has made it slightly tougher on myself! I now realise I have to give up completly or I will never escape it! I feel quiet calm today concidering 😈

    I'm using the Nicorette inhalator as I can just have a few puffs when I have a bad craving and they seem great so far.

  • I know you think cutting down is an achievement but it really isn't as it makes those evening ones so 'special' and 'deserved' in my head so has made it slightly tougher on myself! I now realise I have to give up completly or I will never escape it! I feel quiet calm today concidering 😈

    Hi Blondey, and welcome! I was in the same boat with cutting down, which I think did in fact make it harder to quit for good. I am only12 days in, but have found the book Allen Carr's easy way to stop smoking very helpful.

    Stay strong! :)

  • ...I know you think cutting down is an achievement but it really isn't as it makes those evening ones so 'special' and 'deserved' in my head so has made it slightly tougher on myself! I now realise I have to give up completly or I will never escape it!...

    Blondey, you are absolutely right, and I think recognising this is a big part of winning the battle. It doesn't matter if you smoke twenty every day or one every twenty days; every time you smoke [or stick nicotine in your body by whatever means] you are re-affirming your nicotine addiction and putting yourself back to square one. There is no other option than to 'give up completely' - it's an all or nothing proposition. The whole idea that 'just one won't hurt' is a complete illusion. Just ask every long term quitter here (and I say that because almost every long term quitter has at least one fail 'under their belt') - what caused you to fail in your last quit?

    'I thought I could get away with just one'

    Wrong:mad:

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