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Another New Year Quitter

Good afternoon all,

Just thought I'd introduce myself- thought this forum may help me stay motivated and strong! My name's James and I quit on New Year's Day. I've tried quitting on a few occasions before but have never managed more than a few weeks- that nasty nicotine always managed to get its claws back into me.I think the worst thing about stopping and starting was the denial- I was sneaking around, pretending that one or two wouldn't hurt and ending up smoking ten. I was lying to my family, my fiancee and my friends, telling them I was still clean when in reality I'd buy a pack on the way to work and smoke them before I got home. If I went for a pint I'd make sure I washed my hands and face so the smell would be gone and pretend my fiancee hadn't noticed. It really did make me a pretty bad human being and I can only blame myself. I'm so determined this time though- I really, really want to kick the habit for good and stop lying to myself and everyone around me.

The first few days weren't too bad- cravings were horrible but I was with my fiancee the whole weekend and basically just accepted the fact I couldn't have a fag. The last two days have been horrible, though, since I've been back at work and into a routine- I drive past about four shops on the way to work and the urge to pull in and buy a pack has been almost unbearable. Really don't know how I got through yesterday- pure determination I think! I still haven't succumbed though and I will not start again.

Anyway apologies for the long post and I look forward to reading people's stories, taking advice, and hopefully offering some advice of my own.

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Welcome again James, you appear to very focused and determined, keep it up, you are doing great! Look forward to reading your progress...


Hello jimbo!

Sounds like you're prepared to fight for it - every attempt is practice for The One :)


Thanks guys. Feeling strong and determined this morning!


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