Week 4

Hi everyone

Today is my 22nd day of not smoking despite having a night at the pub on Friday and a family BBQ on Saturday. I must admit I haven't even felt the urge to smoke and don't even feel as though I am missing out by not smoking, even thought my close friends are still smoking around me.

I feel a lot happier as a person than I have for a long time partly because I've actually managed to stay off the cigarettes, but maybe due to the fact that nicotine can act as a depressant as well.

I can say for sure that this forum has definitely helped so far, so thanks to everyone who has offered their support.

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  • Brilliant

    Hi you are doing really well the freedom is so wonderful I am on day 11 and the pressure of having to go outside to smoke and maybe break away from a very interesting conversation or fun is a tremendous relief and the rewards of not smoking as by now you know are so many it's like having a second chance so stick with it and enjoy the rest of your life.

  • Thanks Rex and well done for reaching day 11. The next 11 days will go very quickly I'm sure, as they did for me.

  • Thanks a lot. I must admit I've only just realised that I've more or less forgotten about smoking now. Last night I don't recall thinking about it once. Maybe your perception of cigarettes really does change after 3 weeks as Allen Carr suggests.

  • Thanks a lot. I must admit I've only just realised that I've more or less forgotten about smoking now. Last night I don't recall thinking about it once. Maybe your perception of cigarettes really does change after 3 weeks as Allen Carr suggests.

    I swear by Allen Carr, it gets much easier from now on as you are experiencing, well done and keep it going you are doing just great:)

  • Hey Icba,

    Congrats! :) I'm on Day 25 but unlike you, I still get cravings. :( I guess it's a mental thing. I went out on a pub crawl on Friday (day 20) and my friends smoked. Cravings was pretty bad but in the end I got drunk.. but did not smoke. Thanks to this forum and my friends (despite being smokers) encouraged me not to smoke.

    I feel like it's getting easier and easier.

    Congrats again. :)

    Merv

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