Day 2 will be done in just over 2hrs

Hello All, I am also someone who has tried to quit on numerous occasions in the past. I have just turned 40 and after smoking since the age of 17, I was pretty fed up of being so reliant on cigarettes for dealing with lows and, believe it or not, celebrating the highs as well - how ridiculous is that?

So I got in touch with the NHS for help and started on Champix (again, did this in 2011, stopped for 7 months and then started again straight back on to my 20 a day as though nothing had happened) two weeks ago today but only quit smoking at 12.45pm on Tuesday 9th December 2014.

Surprisingly, it hasn't been that hard to not smoke since I stopped, but then it has been less than 2 days so far and there's a very long way to go before I will consider myself a true non-smoker. The occasional habitual element of smoking comes to mind in the mornings (coffee time) and after meals, etc, but so far it has been okay. I am very aware of how bad days can creep up so hoping to have plenty of delaying tactics ready to put into use - it only takes one drag on a cig right and then I'm back to square one!

Hoping for the best, planning for the worst.............

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  • Hi TT,

    Like you, I'm on Champix - started taking it 24th September this year and quit the cigs on October 1st. I have not had any serious cravings since the first week or so of quitting, so touch wood you'll be fine too :)

    If you need any help just holler and one of the lovely peeps on here will always be there.

  • Thanks for all the support guys, it's great to know that on those tough days I can count on someone to give me a kick and remind me!

  • Afternoon TT :D

    A big welcome from me to the forum and many congratulations on reaching the end of Day Two. You have indeed come to the right place and will find gallons of support, advice and companionship from all the lovely people here. We're all in the same boat whatever stage of quit we're at.

    As one of the recent Penthouse arrivals I can attest to the fact that it can be done however difficult it felt at first and you sound to me like you have the right mindset (and experience) to make this the Final Quit.

    Won't it be lovely when, come 1st January, you can tell everyone that you quit last year? :)

    I shall be rooting for you as you head towards your smoke-free Christmas. Do keep posting so we know how you're doing.

    All the best to you

  • Wise words as always Skiddaw :)

    I took great satisfaction out of telling a bloke I didn't smoke this morning when he asked if I had a light :)

  • Afternoon TT :D

    A big welcome from me to the forum and many congratulations on reaching the end of Day Two. You have indeed come to the right place and will find gallons of support, advice and companionship from all the lovely people here. We're all in the same boat whatever stage of quit we're at.

    As one of the recent Penthouse arrivals I can attest to the fact that it can be done however difficult it felt at first and you sound to me like you have the right mindset (and experience) to make this the Final Quit.

    Won't it be lovely when, come 1st January, you can tell everyone that you quit last year? :)

    I shall be rooting for you as you head towards your smoke-free Christmas. Do keep posting so we know how you're doing.

    All the best to you

    Thanks Skiddaw, I agree, it will be pretty amazing to say I quit last year, will be keeping my head down until 1st Jan!

  • Day 2 in the bag!

  • Well done! It does get better :)

  • Thanks again guys. Now into Day 3 and tuning out for the night.

  • Hi just popped by to give you a warm welcome. Into day three, all looking good.

    Please read and pits often, as Max says this forum has held many a quit.

    Doing great

  • Thanks Tracey!

  • Yep, to quit is not that easy.

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