No Smoking Day
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2 days before stop smoking

This is it! I finaly realised that the 5th of August is in two days. The best day of my life! I am excited! Thank you to everyone for your support!

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Mecs...Certainly will be the best day of your life to be free from slavery and the self inflicted entrapment...Keep your mind strong as it is now and you will be successful...!!!

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Fantastic news, for me st least setting s date, being prepared is the start of a new life, a new you .

If ever in doubt just post, and read, truly helps.

Looking forward to your updates

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All the very best Mecs.

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Hello Hidden and welcome to the forum. How about giving us an introductory post, let us know when you quit or if you're planning to?

Or just hang around, no problem either way.

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Hi! ok, my name is paul i am 61 years old and for the last 25 years of my life i am married to a wonderful woman. I was diagnosed 2.5 years ago with COPD and i had stopped smoking before i found out about my lung issues.

I am also a member of the British lung foundation forum.

Stopping smoking was a decision i made myself without informing any one else but i knew after a few days that i needed something to help me along so i slowly built up little by little my own gym in my garden man shed and train 3 times per week and knowing my lungs will never heal and my breathing is difficult at times i keep at it. Yes! i do miss a good smoke but i am a kind of guy that if i take 1 smoke i will be so disappointed in myself and a failure.My wife has never smoked not even my old passive smoke as i use to go outside to smoke. I smoked from the age of 15 and now i am free of it but not the damage it has left in me. I live in west yorkshire and semi retired from many skills.

:-) Paul.

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Glad you're here Paul, the more the merrier. We have a few from Yorkshire on here.

I love the idea of the gym in the shed, would love to do that with mine if it wasn't full of junk.

How long have you actually been off the cigs now?

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Hi Nozmo

I quit smoking on april 4th 2011 when i noticed my breathing was getting harder when doing tasks that would in the past be easy.

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Yeah I can relate to that. My dad had COPD and he used to get very short of breath.

Over five years off the smokes is amazing. RoisinO1 our administrator is on holiday at the minute but I imagine she will bestow you with a badge when she gets back.

Could you do me a favour if you get the time? I think your story would be pretty inspirational to a lot of people and deserves to be read and replied to in its own separate post. If you could create a new post and then copy and paste what you have written here into it that would be great. I would do it myself but I don't have the authority.

You just need to click the green "write post" button in the top right corner to begin.

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Great attitude there Mecs, looking forward to Friday.

Remember though that it isn't going to be easy and at times you might feel like you're climbing up the wall. Prepare yourself for the bad moments and it will help get you through.

My advice would be to plan your first day. Where will your trigger points come? How are you going to avoid them? What are you going to do if it all seems like it's getting too much. Keep busy and keep posting here.

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Go for it Mecs . We are behind you all the way.

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Be excited this will be the new you!! It really is life changing. You will have so much more time do you have a hobby or is there something you are interested in that you have never had time to do!! Tis could be your time to start.

I have taken up running and writing my own blog I always enjoyed writing stories and cross country running at school but life takes over and it all gets lost, until now ;)

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