No Smoking Day
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Hello its my first day as a non smoker (again)

Hi the name is Graeme, I'm nearly 60 and have been smoking since I was 12 and at 13 I was smoking in the house in front of my parents :o

For me nicotine became a friend and a crutch that helped me through a stressful career, difficult times in my life and an aid to help me relax.

Until today I was smoking a 50grm pack of roll up tobacco in less than 3 days.

I've stopped smoking a thousand times :rolleyes: The problem for me is staying stopped,> I even went for 12 months without and then whilst at a very merry party accepted a ciggy, thinking just one wont hurt. I was then back on 30 a day:mad:

Today is my first day at trying again,and I have an added incentive this time as I have been recently diagnosed with COPD and as much as I depend upon and enjoy smoking, it's got to go....... Permanently !!


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Welcome graham:) I really hope you can find the strength to quit for good,it onus like you really need to.

Good luck!it can be done:)


Welcome from me too Graeme,

There are quite a few regular posters with COPD and I am sure all of them would vouch for the difference quitting has made to their symptoms. You may even be able to kick any symptoms into touch completely.

A big well done from me on your quit so far and will look forward to your posts. :)


A big welcome to the forum. Pleased to have you on board.:

Please read and post as often as needed.

For me and many like me this forum is a huge part in our quits.

I do hope you can find inner strength to go forward with your quit.

Look forward to reading your posts:)


Welcome aboard - lovely to have you with us


Welcome Graeme,

Hope today has gone quickly for you and that you're feeling positive about tomorrow.


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