First day just smoked my last,

Newbie here and on 2nd attempt in 3 weeks.. 16 yrs smoking and last 2 years have become ridiculously heavy as in 30 on a good day 50 + on a bad day! Doctor tells me I can't do this without patches or tablets I lasted 4 days a couple of weeks back then smoked 4/5 for about 3 days then BANG I think I smoked 60 one of the days just after that. So here's another Big Bang hopefully , going to have to try lean on someone and it's looking like this community might just be the place:confused:

Wish me luck:)

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  • Welcome! You've come to the right place! This forum has helped me get to 101 days smoke free! I've referred to it daily and sometimes several times a day. There's a lot of wisdom, experience, encouragement and positive energy here. The senior members- the ones who have made it to the penthouse- are particularly inspiring and I'm sure they'll be able to help you alot more than me. I just wanted to let you know you're doing a great, great thing for yourself and those who love you and while you may have some tough going in the beginning, it is definitely something you can do!! Best of luck and looking forward to seeing you around!! Congratulations on one of the best decisions you'll ever make!!

  • Newbie here and on 2nd attempt in 3 weeks.. 16 yrs smoking and last 2 years have become ridiculously heavy as in 30 on a good day 50 + on a bad day! Doctor tells me I can't do this without patches or tablets I lasted 4 days a couple of weeks back then smoked 4/5 for about 3 days then BANG I think I smoked 60 one of the days just after that. So here's another Big Bang hopefully , going to have to try lean on someone and it's looking like this community might just be the place:confused:

    Wish me luck:)

    Hi there :)

    You are definitely in the right place for help and support. I think you will find people who have used all types of techniques to stop smoking so there will be sound first hand advice to help you along the way. The support and positivity you will find on here is an excellent aid to quitting, it really helps to share with like minded people. If you are determined to stop smoking, and it sounds like you are, then you will succeed. Gather whatever meds/nrt etc you need and set your shoulder to the stone. You are doing a great thing, just remember that you are not alone :)

  • Welcome! This forum is a great place for like minded people to hammer it out together, whatever woe you may have during your quit there is always someone who has been there and can advise, I have found it extremely helpful, good luck you can do this :) xx

  • First off, hi there and welcome, you've made a great choice in quitting smoking!. However, like Karri said feeling like you're depriving yourself of fags is the worst thing you can think of. You have got to look at it from a completely new angle, not of depriving yourself but setting yourself free, and every crave you have should be welcomed as a reminder of the quest for freedom. It doesn't have to be as tough as you think it will be, you just need to get your head in the right place and away you go (I am aware this is very hard but with the right whelp and support it IS achievable).

    You can and will do this! :D

  • Hey everyone and thank you for the welcome! Wasn't expecting such a response. So I'm going cold turkey and as Karri said I think I defo do let my mind tell me I'm depriving myself of A pleasure, going to try be more aware of this today, feeling the tension already but here goes :p

  • Hi Bazbar,

    A big welcome to the forum- as others have said, you'll get all the support and help you could possibly need here. Everyone is lovely. :)

    I understand your desire to go cold turkey but all I would say is don't go feeling there is anything wrong in using nicotine replacement therapy. Personally I don't think I could have managed without patches and lozenges initially. Don't rule it out altogether- anything to maintain your quit is a good thing.

    I will look forward to hearing how it is going. :)

  • Howdy and welcome Bazbar :)

    Best of luck with your quit, and a common suggestion we make is...

    If you get a craving that is testing your resolve: post a message here and wait for a couple of replies. Chances are, by the time that happens the craving will have passed!

    Steve

  • I'm bouncing around at the minute to be honest, I've found this before though, I fly with enthusiasm for the first few hours but really determined to be done with it this time. My thing about patches and lozenges is I've done that before and lulled myself into a false sense of security, thought I was finished but a few hours without any and I was reaching for a cig. Maybe I wasn't sure I Wanted to quit back then I dunno, but anyway once again thanks for the incredible advice and welcome and I hope to keep you informed and be in a position to be providing advice and support to others in the very near future!

  • Hi Baz,

    I know exactly how you feel and it is the mindset that makes all the difference.

    I highly recommend you read Allen Carr's book as soon as possible. It gives you back that initial enthusiasm but stronger and more permanent.

    And a big welcome to the forum. :)

  • Also, it may help you to read my 'desperado' thread here

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    ;)

  • Hi Baz,

    I smoked about 20 a day for 30 years, I stopped on the 14 of this month because I couldn't stop coughing. I play alot of squash and it was getting embarrassing coughing on court.

    In just 17 days the difference in myself has been amazing, im hardly coughing at all now and feel very much in control. Im using patches and an inhaler, from my experience I would recommend them to anyone.

    The very best of luck my friend:)

  • whyquit.com/pr/111605.html

    Hi Baz welcome to the forum:D

    Above is a website which you may have already visited in the past which has good advice if your going CT....and loads of reading and info.

    You know the first 3 days are the worst but with the right mindset as the others have said you can get through them.Iv stopped started myself dozens of times and know you regret it as soon as the first one is extinguished...so hold tight post loads and rant whenever...we are all on this quit journey together,and we will do it!!!:D

    Day 12 nearly completed and feeling good:)

  • Feeling soooo tired if I'm honest now, think I might need an early night, it's becoming extremely difficult and I had to resist buying on my way home from work, I then thought maybe I'll go and buy an e-cig but decided against as if I had of walked into a shop I fear the devil in my head would've blurted out '20 cigarettes please' such is the habit of saying it and I would never have then said oh no I didn't mean that ... I would've smoked the lot this evening!! So I think this evening sleep might be my best answer and pick up the fight again tomorrow. Thanks again you people, every single one of your posts has helped me kill a little time and truck on knowing I'm not alone in this ;)

    @carolrose I never saw that site before gonna pop on over and have a gawk thank you

  • hiya bazbar

    Warm welcome

    want to wish you strength for your quit. Your brave and youve

    taken the first step. Way to go. youll get lots of help and encouragement here

    One day or even one hour at a time is an achievement

    lexilou

  • I caved this morning after only being awake for an hour and a bit, could not face everyone who gave me so much support yesterday and now feel the shame and regret of it all. What a horrible horrible way to have to act as a grown person of these ****sticks :mad: I'm sorry to everyone who had faith , genuinely

  • Buttercup... You in particular, helped me through yesterday and I see now came looking to help me today, just want to cry to be honest

  • Hey there Bazaar!! Don't quit quitting & don't beat yourself up too badly! Consider your attempts learning experiences. Maybe some patches or e-cigs would be a help to you. It definitely sounds like you really really want to quit and wanting to is crucial to success. Just cause you caved doesn't mean you have to be done with your quit. Over 36 yrs I must have tried 10 times before getting this far (& I'm only in it for 103 days). It's a one day at a time thing!! Stay in the forum & don't give up! You've gone farther than many do & can do it again!!!

  • Bazbar, what Karri says above is true, please don't give up giving up:)

  • Baz don't be ashamed,Iv done it loads ,you put your hands up and that's the main thing.

    You,ll always get a warm welcome on these boards because everyone knows how hard the first few days are esp cold turkey,we,ve all been there.

    Come back,try again,maybe with a bit of help this time :D

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