It won't happen to me

Hi I'm new to forum today. Gave up smoking for a year. Been back on for 6 months and now have developed terrible WHEEZING at night. I have this terrible mentality where I think "Oh, I won't die, I'll be OK" even though one of my parents friends has smoking induced empsysema and can't even walk now. I HAVE to stop this mentality that it "won't happen to me". I'm just about to put away my smoking bits and bobs (yes, I know I should throw them out!). This is DAY ONE for me then! Wish me luck.:o:)

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  • I threw it out!!

    I have thrown away my tobacco, I even watered it down first so they'd be no rummaging through the bin (been there, done that!). SO, here we go......:eek:

  • Thanks Max414

    Thanks for the advice - really appreciated:)

  • me too

    I have thrown away my tobacco, I even watered it down first so they'd be no rummaging through the bin (been there, done that!). SO, here we go......:eek:

    Hi Sammy jane,this made me laugh and remember that I did too once.:D

  • Good luck Sammy - you can do this :D

    Keep posting , hang in there cos it gets easier :cool:

  • Hi Sammy and welcome!! Good luck with your quit and remember we are all here to help!!

    Hope Day 2 is going well for you!!

    Sarah

  • Hi I'm new to forum today. Gave up smoking for a year. Been back on for 6 months and now have developed terrible WHEEZING at night. I have this terrible mentality where I think "Oh, I won't die, I'll be OK" even though one of my parents friends has smoking induced empsysema and can't even walk now. I HAVE to stop this mentality that it "won't happen to me". I'm just about to put away my smoking bits and bobs (yes, I know I should throw them out!). This is DAY ONE for me then! Wish me luck.:o:)

    Good luck Sammy Jane, and welcome to the forum! :)

    Don't forget to enjoy being a non-smoker. This journey doesn't have to be as hellish as we imagine it's going to be, so go easy on yourself and remember to reward yourself! Spend some of the savings you gain on plenty of treats.

    Enjoy the feeling of breathing easily, smelling lovely and not having that nasty nico-demon ruling your thoughts. You control you. It's time to show him who's boss :D

  • You can do it, sammyjane. Just take it one day at a time. There will be crazy times when you so want to smoke but hold on to your resolve. It gets easier. I'm on day 6 right now. The urges aren't as bad as days 1-3. So hold on.

  • Whooo hooo, you just made a great choice!. Agree with everyone else here, you CAN do it. It really doesn't have to be hard. If you have the right frame of mind and REALLY want to quit then as others have said, it becomes less of a chore and more of an adventure. Picture that nicotine craving as a bully/demon/monster/cheese string (delete as appropriate) and just shout in his face (in your mind, people might stare otherwise :p) it helped me but do whatever it takes to get you through those rough first few days, it does get much easier and these forums are a great place to vent, or just get whatever you're feeling down, it does genuinely help :)

  • Welcome, and GREAT decision.

    The thing that kicked off my quit was a dose of the flu, which combined with my asthma seriously compromised my ability to breathe. For a few days, I could barely climb three stairs, I had to sleep sitting upright in an armchair because if I laid down I felt like I was suffocating. I had so little oxygen to spare that I could hardly walk across my living room. I can't tell you how debilitating, horrible, and frightening it felt.

    And I woke up to the fact that serious lung disease would feel just like that, only permanently, and ultimately - fatally. I finally pulled my head out of the sand and reclaimed my life.

    It's a brutal thing to think about, and we were all guilty of the 'it won't happen to me' mentality. But the fact is, that's what smoking does to people. Why on EARTH would we want to risk it, were we all MAD?!? :eek:

    Smoking doesn't give you anything good - literally, nothing. It's all an illusion. Our brain convinces us we like it, so it can keep getting its nicotene fix.

    It just takes a bit of determination, a positive attitude, and the support of this forum. You can SO DO THIS.

    Helen x

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