First day after 25 years of smoking

What a very long day. All I think about is SMOKING!! I will have to remind myself that I don't want the cigarette but I need the nicotine fix. I want to be a smell free mother (of 4) who puts her children first and doesn't hang out the kitchen door 20 times a day. I will need to take it day by day. This forum is very helpful, knowing you are not alone! Thanks every one

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  • Hello Anna! The first day lasts for ever doesn't it? I should know, I've had 5 or 6 first days! Try to remember why you're doing it whenever you get a craving. Use a quit aid to tell you how long you have been off them, how your health is improving, how much money you're saving. TimothyAdam set up a good one that I'm using - yourquit.com/

    if it all gets too much... go to bed early!

  • Thank you for your advice, yes going to bed early! What I did today and want to keep doing is, every time I wanted to smoke, I made a cup of tea. Mind full, like a ritual. With milk and honey. Then sit and drink it slowly. Instead of smoking. It does sooth the enormous urge. Good luck to you too!

  • The milk and honey sounds like a good strategy, and considerably better tasting than a cigarette!

    Just reading your reply to Tracey's post. My son (9) is on the spectrum too - diagnosis of higher functioning autism. I totally get what you mean when you say nobody can deal with your daughter better than you.

    It's a learning curve finding out what does and doesn't work for my son. We've almost got it cracked after 9 years but he still throws up a few "surprises".

    Anyway, best wishes for tomorrow and the rest of the quit!

  • Hya Anna a huge welcome from me, what a great decision to quit, all your motivation, is I front of you, the most wonderfull children, in my book at least, that's fantastic, any issues please post and read, it all helps .

    Be proud you have made the decision to quit

  • Hi, thank you for a warm welcome! Yes my children!! 4, ranging from 17 to 1. All living at home. My third child is on the autistic spectrum. Nobody can deal with her better than me. How can I ever say to her that mum is ill because of smoking.I am turning 40 in March That's what made me finally make the choice to stop this awful habit.

    In the end of the day it is a very selfish thing to do with no winners only losers. My husband is a GP. Very healthy and sporty. All these years he has tolerated it while he hated it. I am going to focus on my family and all the time I will spent with them instead of smoking on my own.

  • Great post Anna, you are in the perfect frame of mind for your quit, good for you...

  • Welcome Anna and huge congratulations on making the best decision of your life to quit, wishing you strength, focus and determination and above all success in your quit. Look forward to reading your progres.

  • Thank you!

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