Quit Support
9,777 members16,426 posts


Well hello - have been getting on with life as a non smoker and 6 weeks has arrived and past on Friday - well I am feeling proud but still a little weird about knowing I will not have another cigarette .......I have to make sure that this is the quit that lasts my lifetime - the disappointment I felt for starting again after a previous 8 year quit has at long last got me back here ........ I had never officially let any of my children or family know I had started again but after 4 years they had worked it out - my youngest who is 10 was soooooo upset to catch me smoking actually said last week he knew I had stopped because I didn't smell anymore and I have stopped coughing - would never have expected him to notice these things - so quite tough in some ways as I am unable to talk about my feelings re quit at home and I really want to shout out loud that I am 6 weeks without a cigarette .... Oh well - I know and that is what counts.

This far has been ok ...... slowly forgetting those bad days and am still finding I am missing something but have been down since before I quit so guess that may be that ........ great to no longer be a slave to it - not anywhere near as stressed - bleeding gums being a complete nightmare - never had this first time i quit - coughing defo disappearing and that is great.

So to anyone reading this that is in early quit - stick with it ...... and well done - never give up giving up - i am feeling great and very proud of myself x

4 Replies

Woo hoo Shaz, 6 weeks cold turkey is flippin fantastic so let's shout it from the rooftops CONGRATULATIONS and well done on your brilliant achievement👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

I'm delighted for you and so happy for you and sharing the good news with us helps us all🎈🎊🎉🎈🎊🎉🎈🎊🎉🌺🌺🌺

Non smokers don't understand what a big deal this is to us, but we know how hard this has been for you and you've come through with flying colors. So be very very proud as we are very very proud of you👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

The worst is over and you've done so well that I hope you can treat yourself to something nice as you really deserve it😉😊😊😊😊😊 x


WooHoo!!!!!! 6 weeks is awesome.

Thank so much for sharing your story as i am sure this will help many of our newly quit members.....Keep up the great quit you have going :) :) xx



Weyyyyyyyy flippin Heyyyyyyyy Shazbog :) am just looooooving it :) :) as a matter of fact, am going to do a bum wiggle dance for ya's rite now :) :)

Am sooooo proud of ya Shazbog :) :) and hang on a minute, :o sniff sniff, yep your sons right, you smell lovely :) :)

As for your bleeding gums, this is quite normal in the early stages of our quit, you just think, when you smoked a cig, you literately smoked it through your gums :o so your gums sort of grow a crust on them to counteract this :) Now you have quit smoking, your gums dont need this crust, so they get rid of it, thus, leaving baby skin :) try using a babies toothbrush for a few days and perhaps a soothing mouth wash :)

Thanking you sooooooo much Shazbog for posting this :) :)

Pete :)

1 like

You may also like...