New here :)

Hiya, my names kyle obviously ;)

i started smoking at the age of 16, i am now 20 the reason i started

was too 'look older' as stupid as that sounds, i still look young now

its not really making a difference apart from regretting i smoke

as i always swore i wouldnt until the first ones,

joined here because im going to make a serious attempt AGAIN to stop,

i get the odd days where its like ill stop tomorrow don't .. but 2nd day now

really am feeling drained lol :confused:

ive been smoking 4 years, the longer on the more ive smoked so 20 a day maybe? will i be able to get rid of the damage now to almost none of a none smoker? ive read time lines but i think with only 4 years and being young body should be able to repair quicker?

wow ive typed lots ill shut up now haha :p

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  • Welcome Kyle.

    You sound like you have really started to look into your quit. You are right regarding being young and repairing quicker - but it's still hard work. Pleased you have joined and we are all here to help. Read the threads and arm yourself with knowledge. :)

  • Crikey I wish I'd had your brains when I was 20. I was still trying to look older back then. I had such a babyface I even grew a beard to try and look like a grown up.

    I'm 46 now, and on Day 3 of my first ever attempt to stop, and guess what, at 46 smoking does make you look older - much older! Rough, in fact. Cough cough, spit. Nice.

    If you give up now you could be a non-smoker. Most of us 30 year veterans will only ever be ex-smokers. Four years is such a tiny amount of time in the grand scale of things, honestly!

  • Welcome Kyle and all the best for your journey to freedom. You will find that you get as much help and support here as you want to take. What I would say is read previous posts and post as often as you need to , join the January quitters group in social groups, you will quickly make friends and support buddies.

    Well done on making the best decision of your life. Let us all know what ethic you are using to quit and people will bein a better position to advise you.

  • Thankyou so much everyone! wasnt really expecting replies :rolleyes:

    i had a little lurk on here before posting and it seems full of really nice people

    ive just stopped cold turkey i think its called lol not taking anything just yet wanna see if i can do it. 2 days have gone clibming the walls for now haha.

    Seems hard for me must be alot harder for you people , on them four years but getting off seems a lifetime :eek:

    P,s Goodluck declan i stopped the day before yesterday but ive had no sleep all night so not that sure

    i think were on the same day, lets do this together i have family same age who still smoke + i know

    what you mean with that cough

    Smoke Free, is the way to be ~ :p

  • Good for you Kyle- you're doing brilliantly :)

    Just wish I'd had your sense when I was your age.

    Well done mate! :D

  • How are you doing, Kyle?

    I have just stepped out into the fresh morning of Day 4, and already it's easier than Day 2 or 3, so hang in there.

    It will never be as hard as it is today again.

  • How are you doing, Kyle?

    I have just stepped out into the fresh morning of Day 4, and already it's easier than Day 2 or 3, so hang in there.

    It will never be as hard as it is today again.

    Happy too here that :) same really today not as must cravings yet but ive only been up for like an hour. im lazy lmao :cool:, tonight will be the hardest [drinking later on, noticed a bit of improvements in health too already

    Keep it up :)

  • Welcome Kyle

    This does not have to be difficult :)

    If you find some days easy,celebrate that and build on it.After all what are you doing by quitting?

    1.Paying yourself extra cash :) Getting paid for not doing something sounds like ideal to me!

    2.Stopping yourself stinking therefore making other people more likely to like you ;)

    3. Stopping damaging yourself in ways that could hasten your early death :eek:

    3 good reasons to carry on and make a quit a permanent thing,hmm? :p

    thank you :) , there's many of reasons 'my MUM' for one

    having to go outside in the cold, she could be fast asleep and wake up

    straight away im downstairs smoking and be like gtfo with that ciggy !'

    think we dont even need a smoke detector with her in the house LOL :D

    but thats okay now finally !

  • Hi all my name is keith, im 46 and giving up on Tuesday. :p

  • Welcome aboard the freedom train, Keith.

    I'm 46 too - it's a good time to stop because let's be honest, 30 years of smoking puts us well past life's half-time whistle. We had some good times with smoking, no point in denying that, but the next 30 years as a heavy smoker were not going to be pretty.

    Another 5 years and it might be too late.

  • Welcome and good luck everyone :). I hadn't even started smoking at 20. I was 24, how stupid is that :(. I'm 44 now and have smoked 20 cigs a day for 20 years.

    I watched a documentary at 5am this morning when I couldn't sleep. It was about the tobacco giants move into developing countries like Indonesia now the US and European markets are declining. There were babies smoking beside their parents, one was under 2. It's heartbreaking as even ages don't seem to be protected and advertising is massive. The more I read the more of a fool I feel really.

    Anyway enough rambling :D:D:D

  • Welcome and good luck everyone :). I hadn't even started smoking at 20. I was 24, how stupid is that :(. I'm 44 now and have smoked 20 cigs a day for 20 years.

    I watched a documentary at 5am this morning when I couldn't sleep. It was about the tobacco giants move into developing countries like Indonesia now the US and European markets are declining. There were babies smoking beside their parents, one was under 2. It's heartbreaking as even ages don't seem to be protected and advertising is massive. The more I read the more of a fool I feel really.

    Anyway enough rambling :D:D:D

    aww, youve gave up now though yeah ? good luck, documentarys kinda touched me too, with fake cigs sopposed to of had ' rat dropppings' things like that inside them nocked me sick, sometimes i did smoke fake ones as people came nocking it saved going the shops, but theres alot more too obviously,

    goodluck in giving up, wow .. im drunk right now ... LOL + so tempted i keep saying one wont hurt but thats what i done last time ;/ + started again hmm ....

  • One will hurt - it'll reset the clock apart from anything else.

    Day 1 all over again.

    They say that one puff every 3 days is enough to reset the clock.

  • One will hurt - it'll reset the clock apart from anything else.

    Day 1 all over again.

    They say that one puff every 3 days is enough to reset the clock.

    wow thankyou, i was so close too having one before going out

    ended up on here somehow [drunk] and your post terrified me

    LOL memory went blank night out dont recall having one though :)

    how are you doing ? :)

  • Newbee

    Hi

    I'm Jayne, a 38 year veteran of the wicked weed ( a smoker for this time and sadly not my age!!!) and 47 days ago I made a plan to quit for good and 38 days ago I did it.

    I've tried all sorts over the years with minimal success and I think the longest i went without a fag was a week - I did lie however to everyone around me at the time and pretended I was still off the weed......who am I kidding really, I know hubby knew what I was doing but didn't say anything as he felt if he did I'd just go back to normal smoking. Went on holiday and said I'd stop when I came back. That was 15 years ago. Hubby reminded me on occasion about my promise and I would say 'I didn't say when exactly when I came back'. I think I'd always tried to give up for someone else but this time I took a mind to quit for me, and I did it.

    I went to my GP and now see a smoking cessation person, each week at first but now fortnightly. I was prescribed Champix, which I'm still taking and honestly this time has been so much less stressful. I know the Champix has done all the hard work as it does it's stuff with your brain and the cravings are pretty much non existent. Aside from some very weird dreams and a touch of nausea just after I've taken them, I've had no side effects. I admit I was worried as I'd read lots about people feeling suicidal and as I'm currently on fluoxetine clearly didn't want to take Champix and end up topping myself!!!

    My dad died of a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 68 and had been smoking since about the age of 10 and I didn't want to go the same way.

    I can't say I never fancy a cigarette but I don't think I'm craving them. I'm eating like a horse, especially anything loaded with sugar so consequently I have put on a pile of weight but I'll worry about that later.

    Can I ask anyone who's used Champix how long they stayed on it for and how was it when they did eventually come off.

  • Hi Jayne, welcome to the forum and congrats on your quit so far :) We have a few Champix quitters on here and I'm one of them. Personally, I had no problems with Champix and definitely owe the success of my quit to it. I came off them a little early just because I started to forget to take them :rolleyes:

    Keep up the great work, it'll pay dividends :D

  • Hi

    I'm Jayne, a 38 year veteran of the wicked weed ( a smoker for this time and sadly not my age!!!) and 47 days ago I made a plan to quit for good and 38 days ago I did it.

    I've tried all sorts over the years with minimal success and I think the longest i went without a fag was a week - I did lie however to everyone around me at the time and pretended I was still off the weed......who am I kidding really, I know hubby knew what I was doing but didn't say anything as he felt if he did I'd just go back to normal smoking. Went on holiday and said I'd stop when I came back. That was 15 years ago. Hubby reminded me on occasion about my promise and I would say 'I didn't say when exactly when I came back'. I think I'd always tried to give up for someone else but this time I took a mind to quit for me, and I did it.

    I went to my GP and now see a smoking cessation person, each week at first but now fortnightly. I was prescribed Champix, which I'm still taking and honestly this time has been so much less stressful. I know the Champix has done all the hard work as it does it's stuff with your brain and the cravings are pretty much non existent. Aside from some very weird dreams and a touch of nausea just after I've taken them, I've had no side effects. I admit I was worried as I'd read lots about people feeling suicidal and as I'm currently on fluoxetine clearly didn't want to take Champix and end up topping myself!!!

    My dad died of a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 68 and had been smoking since about the age of 10 and I didn't want to go the same way.

    I can't say I never fancy a cigarette but I don't think I'm craving them. I'm eating like a horse, especially anything loaded with sugar so consequently I have put on a pile of weight but I'll worry about that later.

    Can I ask anyone who's used Champix how long they stayed on it for and how was it when they did eventually come off.

    Welcome Jane :} well done 38 days is good going , when do the

    doctors plan too take you off the champix? ive heard off

    some people there good some have bad side affects, glad its#

    working though! the weight thing too good age now hopefully

    good exercise will prevent think the older you get the harder

    my nans 55 and cant even walk the shop + very weight conscious

    when stops, i know your not that old but i think u know what i mean :D lol

    sorry too hear about your dad thats sad :{ {huggles]

    Keep it going !

  • Thanks comrades

    A big thanks for the words of encouragement.

    Not sure when I'll come off the Champix. I next see the cessation lady on Tuesday so will see what she says.

    I am feeling a bit crapola today. I can't quite decide if it she 'flu like' symptoms quitters seem to get......but hey oh no pain no gain!!

    How're you doing today Kyle.:)

  • Hiya, my names kyle obviously ;)

    i started smoking at the age of 16, i am now 20 the reason i started

    was too 'look older' as stupid as that sounds, i still look young now

    its not really making a difference apart from regretting i smoke

    as i always swore i wouldnt until the first ones,

    joined here because im going to make a serious attempt AGAIN to stop,

    i get the odd days where its like ill stop tomorrow don't .. but 2nd day now

    really am feeling drained lol :confused:

    ive been smoking 4 years, the longer on the more ive smoked so 20 a day maybe? will i be able to get rid of the damage now to almost none of a none smoker? ive read time lines but i think with only 4 years and being young body should be able to repair quicker?

    wow ive typed lots ill shut up now haha :p

    Hi Kyle, well I have to say how lucky are you that you have made the best decision of your life whilst you are young enough for it to make a massive difference:) This will mean that you will recover quicker and become like a non smoker very soon. Do it! Do it because you will reap the rewards, the rewards being a happier healthier life:)

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