No Smoking Day
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Day 20

I can't believe I made it this far. I have never tried to quit smoking in 25 years. Getting bronchitis prompted this. I feel better but I am Crabby! It's getting better but sometimes i can't even stand myself! Lol. Hearing other people success stories helps!

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Sounds an awful lot like me. 22 years of smoking, and 26 days free of it. I found the moods have gotten a lot better even in the last few days, but I was a bear before. I'd even have to tell my wife and kids not to come near me, which hurt, but I knew I was being as a**hole.

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Yes it's really hard! I bought a vape w 0 nic. It helps me go through the motions and get over my habits at work, or driving, or after eating! I ask myself why the hell I'm doing this to myself, then I think again about what I just said. Lol

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Rebecca, first off hello there and welcome aboard. I thought I was focusing better after a few weeks.... 10 days prior to quitting I didn't smoke while driving(ALWAYS DID), now a days it doesn't bother me or trigger any urges... just feel your way, everyone is experiencing similar symptoms , some more severe than others.... talk about a good raMbLe...🚭🔠 Jeff

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Hi. It's day 30 for me. Wow! So proud of myself. Still some temptation here and there but it's quite easy 2 dismiss. I dont want to be stuck in that trap ever again. Such a destructive and bad addiction.. And then we actually used to pay for it! Sad. Stay strong. X

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Good job! You've reached 1 month! I bought a vape. It helps me get through the motions I so badly desired! The patch didn't work and nic gum burns. Cold Turkey makes me really mean. Haha. Zero nic vape helped me a LOT

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I also used the zero nic vape. Helps seeing the cloud of smoke sometimes. Just over a month clean. Yay!

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Sounds like we are in the same boat. Yes I like the cloud too! Lol I have trouble if i get frustrated or mad. It makes me want to smoke, so i grab my vape and that helps. The struggle is REAL!

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Hey Rebeccalong, 20 days is great. I remember myself at 20 days I was depressed and lost and generally felt like crap. I still feel a bit crappy and I think that is because I am still lost!!! (oh what a poor little petal I am hahaha) I used to say to my family I better resume the fags.!!! I would read the stories here and then realise that I was supposed to be like that. I kept to myself a lot just so I wouldn't physically strangle anyone. Even now at day 86 I know I am not out of the woods yet. Yes the cravings( I don't actually think they are cravings more thoughts telling me what to do as that is what I have done for most of my life) are weaker and not as often but the mind games go on and on!!!!! I thought the other day I should buy a cigar and celebrate!!!!!!! What a dopey bastard I am sometimes!!! They say we should stop and smell the roses, I would if I had some!!! I have been sniffing my potato plants but haven't noticed any great aroma from them!!! Stay Strong everyone

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Oh no, 86 days and the cravings aren’t gone yet?!? 😯 tomorrow will be one month for me and it seems to be getting harder!

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Reneebeam, I found the same as in getting harder but DO NOT Panic. More thoughts than craving as I said. Cravings you have to wrestle with thoughts are heaps easier to belt !!!! I have been trying to change my thinking like a lot of people have said. Our mind or my mind has been programmed to organise my whole life around smoking for 46 years so in everything we do, it has always involved the fags. But if I analyse it properly I am fairly certain I now have less thoughts as I do more without jamming another dose of poison into my lungs. Stay strong

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im on like 170 days and having cravings and mouth hunger most of the night

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nancynancy, How good are you at 170 days!! We didn't really want to hear your reply!!!!!! :) Is mouth hunger different to normal hunger ? Stay strong as we are trying to catch up to you!!

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yeah normal hunger makes you stomach hurt

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Got it, mouth hunger is just for making us fat not really hungry!!!

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well i guess your lucky and dont have that symptom mouth hunger is like a mental nicotine craving therws a difference when im hungry its in my stomach no mouth unger doesnt make you fat i only gained 5 pounds as of lastweek and i was under weight before i quit

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Welcome Reneebeam - congrats on over 1 month smoke free now, well done!

Are you going cold turkey or using an form of NRT?

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I love it! I use to refer to my smokes as fags also. Never heard anyone else call them that. Hahaha. I feel like I want to eat everything in sight and strangle anyone that pisses me off! Like I seriously get more pissed than ever. then I want to smoke REALLY bad! It's such a vicious circle. Good for you for stopping also!

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rebeccalong, I did wonder if we were to find someone we detest and actually attempt to belt them up whether it would help us at all hahahaha. Talk about eat, OMG.; I better not cark it for a while otherwise the under takers will charge me double for the casket!!!! I had my first dream last night of lighting a fag and I took 2 drags on it and it tasted worse than a hobo's undies. I stubbed it out and you know today I still have a vivid recollection of how bad it was. Hopefully that is now my brain starting to get the message. Stay strong

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Welcome rebeccalong - congratulations on over 20 days smoke free, well done! Keep up that positive mindset. Looking forward to reading your progress :)

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Keep strong Rebecca it’s no easy I am now 9 months but have gained 20lbs not happy about that at all. Stay strong it’s worth it in the end.

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Great job on 9 months! I cant wait to hit that mark. I've gained a few lbs too. I get bored at work and munch! I have a bot more energy now so I'm trying to keep busy when I can. I am getting married in a year so I wonder why I'm doing this to myself now! I'm staying strong. Determined not to smell like an ashtray ever again because I can really smell people who come in from having a cigarette!

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I’m on about 85 days. Still waiting for it to get easier. Grumpy as hell but relieved to see from the posts that it’s ‘normal’. I’m resenting my family for their nagging about my cigarettes. I don’t feel like a nice person at the moment! It really wouldn’t take much for me to fall off the wagon :-( I started off with three months of Champix but have now ordered some Tabex as I don’t trust myself to keep up the cold turkey!

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Hi you doing great. I am on champix 3 weeks now. Find it take all my energy out of me. And just won't to be in bed. But can't got kids and work. How was your experience on champix

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The Champix did work well - made the cigarettes taste vile. But the side effects were quite difficult - mainly nausea, difficulty sleeping and very interesting dreams. It is worth persevering though. I did consider a second course of Champix as I'm struggling but decided to try Tabex instead. Watch this space :-)

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I agree other peopel story help me is well. I thing together we can do it. Just stay strong

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