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A belated hello from me. My name's Graham. I have been lurking on this site for a few weeks. I have tried to join twice, but it's taken about 3 weeks to finally get the confirmation email sorted out. I have enjoyed reading your posts, so thought I would post myself.

Anyway, I have been taking champix for 2 months. My last cigarette was 11pm on 29th September, making this day 41. This is my third quit attempt. The last two lasted about 5 months each. Stupidly I tried 'just one' on both occasions, in both cases when something disasterous happened in my life. What harm could it do? I even remembering buying a packet of 10 on the first occasion and thinking 'this will last for ages!'. Of course it didn't.

Looking forward to sharing views on the perils of the evil weed!

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  • Hi Graham,

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on 41 smoke free days.

    I've gone down the route of one won't hurt several times before and by the end of the week I'd be back to 20 (or more sometimes) a day. I'm determined not to make that mistake again and with a lot of help and advice from the great people on this forum I am now on Day 40.

    Sally.

  • Thanks all. Isn't it strange that we still count the days after 6 weeks?!

    Debbie - I find the champix fine, as long as it's taken with food. A few vivid dreams, but no ill effects.

    I actually had a few cravings today. They must be psychological, though, and I won't make the mistake of just one again. I used to be able to have one whenever I wanted to, years ago, and could go months without one, before it finally crept up on me and I was on 20 a day. I think the last times I regressed I may have thought I could go back to that scenario, but couldn't. Having one now would taste foul, wouldn't have any effect due to the Champix, so would be pointless. The only way to 'enjoy' the odd one would be to go back to it in earnest, and I'm not prepared to do that.

    Onwards and upwards. You've all done very well, as Young Mr Grace used to say.

  • Welcome :) Keep strong on the quit and try and avoid the "Just One" mind trick.

  • A big hello from me, great to have you with us, this is such a fantastic forum.

    Please post and read as you need , let's make this quit the one that counts.

    Doing great so far just keep going:)

  • You've all done very well, as Young Mr Grace used to say.

    Showing your age there Graham! ;) I'm free! :D

    A big welcome to the forum from me too. It sounds to me like you're psychologically in exactly the right place this time and that you won't be seduced by the 'one won't hurt' trick ever again. I shall look forward to hearing how your journey progresses and you couldn't be in a better place for support, advice and companionship than here.

    Glad you've 'dunlurkin' and joined the gang at last :)

  • Welcome aboard Graham :)

    I'm a couple of days behind you and using Champix as well. I must say apart from crazy dreams, I've had no issues with it.

    Slightly bad temper though, but I keep this in my head so everyone else thinks I'm breezing it :o

  • Welcome Graham from another Graham :D

    Let's get you through this all the way this time and yes we put great emphasis on the NOPE law,'Not one puff ever' ;)

    Hello Graham lovely to have you on board, congratualtions on your 41 days

    p.s Max I never knew you were a Graham! You learn something new every day on here :) xx

  • Hello Graham lovely to have you on board, congratualtions on your 41 days

    p.s Max I never knew you were a Graham! You learn something new every day on here :) xx

    <whispers> I'm not really a Malvin either....

  • Go on. What are you then? Can we guess? Give us a clue. Does it begin with 'M'? :)

  • Go on. What are you then? Can we guess? Give us a clue. Does it begin with 'M'? :)

    Excellent guesswork :)

  • :D

    Montgomery :)

    (sorry Graham- didn't mean to hijack your thread :o)

  • :)

    Sorry Graham :o

  • Thanks all for the welcomes. Is Malvin's surname Stardust?

  • Malvin I believe is a Martin or a Michael, (another sorry from me Graham) :D x

  • Thanks all for the welcomes. Is Malvin's surname Stardust?

    :eek: Sadly not

  • Malvin I believe is a Martin or a Michael, (another sorry from me Graham) :D x

    Close enough, it's Matt :)

  • Matt Stardust has a certain ring to it :D

    Graham, you clearly have the ability to prize previously unknown secrets from people. I can tell you are going to be an asset to the forum. :)

  • Ha ha - I've worked with people from the east in the past who've pronounced my name as Grar-ham or Grarm.

  • Hi Graham, well done and welcome from me too. This forum will help loads I'm sure. At least you know for sure you can't have just one after the last two times. Good luck :):)

  • That's right, Max. I merely got Grey Ham in the playground. However I got a lot worse at secondary school with my surname (which I won't reveal!)

  • This is beginning to sound like the famous scene from Spartacus. :)

    Or the Monty Python 'Life of Brian' (or 'Graham' in this case) version perhaps? ('I'm Graham, and so's my wife'). ;)

    Hope things are going well for you today Graham and that the changes to the forum haven't thrown you off-base (I'm sure they haven't).

  • Hello hoping I got through to new forum.....I hate change but soon get used to it

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