Day One: Hello :) I woke up this morning and... - No Smoking Day

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Bella18881 Year Smoke Free

Hello :)

I woke up this morning and decided that I was going to quit smoking today. Every other time I've tried to quit it's been a planned process that always failed, so I'm hopeful that maybe because this has been on a whim that it will be different.

I've just turned 28 and I've begun to notice that my teeth and skin are in a much worse condition than my peers that don't smoke and I know it will only get worse. Vanity at this point might be my motivation but I'll take it.

Getting little pangs at the minute but I know it will only get worse. I think this is attempt number four in the past year. Wish me luck!

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That’s the same thing I did, just out of the blue, no thinking or planning to do it.

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HercuValued Contributor

Bella...I am wishing you luck and want you to promise in return to keep us informed.....

Welcome to our community which will now become a big part of your life if you want it to..

Very wise to quit at this young stage of your life and by nailing it you will have a wonderful healthy, good looking, slower aging life...

Stay strong can do it...!

Bella1888 profile image
Bella18881 Year Smoke Free

Missimple, maybe the best way, I've always found that it's the expectations I set on myself that usually weigh me down and I almost rebel against them. So hopefully this will work a lot better!

Thanks Hercu! I will definitely stay in touch, feeling great about my decision at the minute but Day two is usually the killer for me. Fingers crossed!

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Jwk19621 Year Smoke Free


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Bella18881 Year Smoke Free in reply to Jwk1962

Thanks Jeff!! :)

RoisinO1 profile image

Huge welcome to our community Bella1888 and congratulations on making the best decision of your life to stop!

I stopped over 2 and a half years ago cold turkey randomly in the middle of the night as woke up coughing and couldn't breathe, said enough is enough, smoked a few drags of a cigarette and that is the last one to touch my lips since that night :)

Are you going cold turkey or using something to help?

You CAN do this, take what you have learned from previous attempts and not to make the same mistake, it took me 2 attempts before this 3rd one stuck :)

I am not going to wish you luck as that is for doing the lottery, instead I will wish you strength to never smoke again. There is pinned posts with some helpful advice and tips, below is one of them worth a read if not already done so:

We look forward to reading your progress!

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Bella18881 Year Smoke Free

Hi Roisin, thank you so much for the warm welcome and wishing me the strength to kick this awful habit! I'm on day two and seriously need all the strength I can get. I am going cold turkey, I've used nicotine replacement before but it never really helped with cravings so I decided to go without.

My greatest battle is with my own mind. The cravings aren't that bad but I am a master manipulator with myself and can always easily convince myself that I shouldn't be deprived of something that I want...Ridiculous I know and so does the logical side of my brain but I've always found a way to silence that part.

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RoisinO1Administrator in reply to Bella1888

The best advice I can give you Bella1888 is write in big bold writing the reasons you stopped and place them in several places that you can read whenever Mr Nico starts playing mind games with you.

Our Hercu gave me these wise words of inspiration back in my early days that I typed up, printed off and placed on my fridge and desk at work - I didn't care who seen it and read it every day for at least the first 3 months sometimes several times a day!

"Weeks 3 and 4 was the discovery of my weaknesses. The terrible idea to cope with life and the curve balls on my own. Now I realized that life is a reality and not a false euphoria of happiness where I can light a cigarette and every thing is OK......"

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RoisinO1Administrator in reply to RoisinO1

1 week today Bella1888 - how are you getting on?

KathieO profile image
KathieO100 Days Smoke Free

Quit smoking is difficult, but it takes several attempts until you are successful. Stay positive and continue with this sight. It will be your new BFF. :)

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