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Is any1 finding day 2 harder than day 1 . Constantly thinking about smoking!! Really want to kick this horrid habit. Has any1 tried or could recommend which e-cigs are good or is it better to do without them.

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It will get easier

Hi Wadds

No two ways about it, the first month or so are tough. Your mind will be all over the place, but I promise it does get easier. A motivation: Do you really want to go through this hell all over again? Once is enough! Persevere, it will be worth it. Honestly, you are giving up a pleasurable habit after all. So pat yourself on the back, you made it through another day. You will soon be counting weeks, not days, then months, then years!

Be strong, feel good about yourself!

Firefly

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Yes, i found day two harder i think because you are so determined on that first day and that can die off quite quickly, keep at it, its sooooo worth the struggle at the beginning and soon passes if you can keep your head on your quit and not making up excuses to smoke xxx If you havent already downloaded Allen Carrs Easyway to stop smoking, its amazing, will give you a real boost or message me your email address and i will forward you my copy :) xxx

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I cant comment on the ecigs really but my theory is if you are absolutely gonna crack, quit your quit and start smoking again, give them a go first, better to just have nicotine than thousands of chemicals pumping into you. But you are getting over the worst bit, try and do anything you can to take your mind off smoking....... Do what i did for 2 weeks, just go to bed and try to sleep :) really hope to see you in Day 3 tomorrow :) xxx

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Is any1 finding day 2 harder than day 1 . Constantly thinking about smoking!! Really want to kick this horrid habit. Has any1 tried or could recommend which e-cigs are good or is it better to do without them.

Wadds, I found the first 3 days agony! I woke up on the fourth day mightily relieved to feel a bit better:)

The early days are hard no doubt about it and you have to dig in and get on with it because if you stay committed you end up a non smoker and that is what you want to be:)

As far as Ecigs go I have no knowledge.

Just take it one day at a time. I know how you feel and it is horrible:( but it gets easier (no one would be able to quit otherwise)

Baby steps in the early days just to get you through don't look too far ahead and I promise it wont always be this hard:)

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Hey Wadders,

You've done amazing to get to day two!

If you look at the number of 'new threads' here on day 2, you'll see about a 60% drop compared to day one :(

So you're already in the minority of folks determined enough to give your quit a serious attempt!!!! Which is awesome :D

It gets better day by day. Honestly!

Cheers, Steve

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...Honestly, you are giving up a pleasurable habit after all...

What can I say?

NO NO NO NO NO

Sorry Firefly, I'm sure you posted with the best of intentions but the whole notion that smoking is a 'pleasurable habit' is utterly flawed.

Smoking is nothing more than drug addiction. Heroin, cocaine, nicotine... all killers, and nicotine the most addictive of the lot, but also the only one which is completely legal (how convenient for the treasury).

So - not a habit, but an addiction, and the concept of 'pleasure' is simply the pleasure of relief from withdrawal. There is a huge difference between 'enjoying smoking' and 'not enjoying not smoking'.

Get your mindset right, cut through the illusion, and it gets much easier to beat this!!

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Hi there. Yes the first few days are tough and I won't lie when I say I struggled in my early days. But you have made a great start . You have made the decision to quit and join this forum

Keep posting on here. It really helps and you get great support. Get through this early stage and in a short time u will find it easier. Keep up the good work!

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Welcome, congratulations, and hang in there!!! I agree with Firefly above- why put yourself through this hell twice?! I began my quit with the patch for the first 8 days and then went cold turkey- it was like going thru the first few days again!! Refer to this forum often- lots of encouragement and inspiration from those who have been there-done that!!! Best of luck!:D:D

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Hi :)

I have been a serial quitter and on my last quit resorted to using an ecig...it was the only thing I hadn't tried previously.... I had a day where I was going to explode and I knew it was 10 cigs or the ecig...to my mind it helped me a lot I got through a few weeks on the quit with the ecig ( I was vaping and using weird and wonderful flavours) however after a while it gave me a sore throat and I just stopped using it, I did go back to smoking for a week or so but I beleive that was because it was Xmas and I was socialising not because of the ecig...my husband uses it now and it's really helped him, I would say if u want to use an ecig as long as you get juices that go down in nicotine strength ( u can even get 0% nicotine) then it can be useful, it is definitely a better ALTERNATIVE to smoking I have no doubt of that, and although it isn't sold as a quit aid if u can wean yourself down on the strength of liquids I believe in my opinion it can be used as an aid as other members have proven, good luck whatever you decide xx

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Thank you all so much for posting ur words of encouragement, it has really helped me (ALOT). I have managed to get through day 2, now starting day 3. Feeling alot more positive today and dont seem to be having the real strong cravings. I have to be strong today as my husband has just started day 1. My kids are all so happy that we have both decided to stop, so when i feel really desperate for a smoke i will think of them. Really glad i have found this forum, just amazed by how well u have all done. Feeling good. :)

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:D

Fantastic Wadds!

Most of us have found that the first three days are the worst. Once you're through that, it really does gradually get better.

Good on you and your OH for taking the plunge (and nice to 'meet' you too :))

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What can I say?

NO NO NO NO NO

Sorry Firefly, I'm sure you posted with the best of intentions but the whole notion that smoking is a 'pleasurable habit' is utterly flawed.

Smoking is nothing more than drug addiction. Heroin, cocaine, nicotine... all killers, and nicotine the most addictive of the lot, but also the only one which is completely legal (how convenient for the treasury).

So - not a habit, but an addiction, and the concept of 'pleasure' is simply the pleasure of relief from withdrawal. There is a huge difference between 'enjoying smoking' and 'not enjoying not smoking'.

Get your mindset right, cut through the illusion, and it gets much easier to beat this!!

Yeah Ill have to agree with Eggs, While your a smoker ofcourse having a smoke is a 'pleasure' it makes you feel normal again. as a non smoker, smoking is not pleasurable at all! because you feel normal already. so ask yourself is it true pleasure? No its not.

First month will be tough, then it comes in waves and fizzles off into split seconds now and then which are fine. 1 quit 3.5 months ago and I had a wobble last night and still am today. I 'believe' the trick is knowing you dont want to go back to being a full time smoker, and realising having one and being a fulltime smoker mean the same thing. :(

Ecigs....Use if you want to be a healthier smoker for now who is going to see about cutting down. If you want to quit now then just stay as you are i think xx

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Hi,yes day 2 can be tough....then day 5 then day 8 ect....

Just when you think it's getting easier and have a good day the next May be awful then the next good again:)

What I'm trying to say its a rollercoaster but every day you notch off you can be proud in the knowledge you are getting stronger and beating this addiction.

Just hang in there and you will get there in the end...:D

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Hey :) just wondering how you are getting on hun? Hows your hubby doing? Hope your are both getting on well :) xxx

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Day 2

Just coming to the end of day 2 and yes it's been harder than day 1, but I'm hanging in there. I'm determined that I won't crack, I simply can't put myself through this again.

I think part if the reason it's been tough today is that I've done a lot of driving and I normally associate that with having a fag.

I've noticed though that a craving only lasts as long as a cigarette would have, so it does pass and I have every faith it will get easier. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and until it does, I'll keep reminding myself of the reasons for stopping.

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Just coming to the end of day 2 and yes it's been harder than day 1, but I'm hanging in there. I'm determined that I won't crack, I simply can't put myself through this again.

I think part if the reason it's been tough today is that I've done a lot of driving and I normally associate that with having a fag.

I've noticed though that a craving only lasts as long as a cigarette would have, so it does pass and I have every faith it will get easier. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and until it does, I'll keep reminding myself of the reasons for stopping.

Hiya and welcome :)

Yes, it does get rough at times, it's not fun but it does get better and soon!!

How are you quitting, NRT or cold turkey?

Good luck anyway and make sure you post when you feel poo 'cos it helps!!

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Day 2

I'm going cold turkey, I think it's best for me. I'm an all or nothing kind of gal. I know I'll get there, but goodness me it's a bit tough every now and then.

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