My First Day - Again!

This is not the first time that I have tried to stop. The first few days always go well, but I never seem to get past that. I am so determined, but then I do sometimes have to question that. In all honesty, there is a little voice that tells me that I will miss it. I don't smoke a great deal, but I do know that it is affecting my health.

So, this time, I am going to give it a real BIG shot.

If someone asked me why I smoke I truly would not know the answer. I suppose stupidity is a good start. You may be able to call me an opportunistic smoker. If the chance is there, I will smoke, if not, I won't and I won't miss it! That is the big bug bear of mine. I only smoke when cigarettes are available. I need to try and find myself a substitute, but don't know what to try.

Well, here goes, so please wish me well and I will give it the best go I can.

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  • Hey Rob,

    Great call in joining this forum, and massive congrats for quitting. You will find loads of tips and things on these here forums and everyone is different so my advice is to do ANYTHING as long as you don't smoke. For me, chewing gum, lots of excercise (this is a double win), this forum, Allen Carrs' easyway and chunky kit kats did the trick but you may need a little extra help in the form of NRT.

    Once again, welcome to these forums, it really does help to talk to people who are going through exactly the same thing as you, and congratulations on now being an ex-smoker :D

  • Welcome Rob, and good luck!!

    It sounds like you can handle the physical side of quitting really easily which is fab but you struggle with the mental side, think a lot of us have been there, know i have!!

    I'd recommend you read Allen Carr, or similar quitting books to get the idea of smoking being nice or helpful out of your mind 'cos when you realise what smoking actually is, it gets a lot less attractive.

    Anything you can do to distract yourself is brilliant, drink water (it helps the craves go away) go for a brisk walk, anything to keep your mind busy!!

    Ooh and post on here too, 'cos it definitely helps!!

  • If someone asked me why I smoke I truly would not know the answer.

    Such a tough one - my young nieces always asked me why I did it and it was so hard to come up with something to tell them apart from 'because I am silly'.

  • Hello Rob :)you sound exactly like me.I want to stop and find it quite easy then...? BAM I just forget my motives and smoke.

    But one thing I have learned is every time you quit you learn something from it.so hopefully this time work for us.:D

  • Thanks for the messages. Not feeling it today, so it has been a complete struggle for some reason. Been a right moody bugger, but hopefully that will go soon.

    I did laugh when I was thinking earlier "This stopping smoking is killing me" when in actual fact doing the complete opposite. Have to stay positive and push on. :):):)

  • Thanks for the messages. Not feeling it today, so it has been a complete struggle for some reason. Been a right moody bugger, but hopefully that will go soon.

    It's not fun for the early days - I was probably a total mardy cow tbh but even on day 5 am heaps better!!

    You will be too, just take it an hour at a time :)

    I did laugh when I was thinking earlier "This stopping smoking is killing me" when in actual fact doing the complete opposite. Have to stay positive and push on. :):):)

    Lol, I said to one of my friends on here that I'd stop if it killed me, she pointed out the irony :p

    You'll soon be feeling tons better, and wondering why you waited so long, promise :)

  • Hi Rob.

    Good luck with your quit, I must say that this forum has helped me ;)

  • Good luck Rob, lots of us can say the first 3 days are sh1te...like REALLY sh1te, however if u can get through those then ur onto a winner because it does get easier every day, I can guarantee it I've quit loads of times :D :D

    (Not going back to it this time though ;) )

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