Hi all Back again i have tried many time before Now have yet another go Stopped on Monday so day 5 using ecig but not a , lot thinking of trying patches instead anyway returned to site as support has always been excellent I know i must stop for go sooner rather than later i have smoked on and off for about 30 years Thanks to all of you last time i tried the support was great Maybe this is the time

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  • Hiya Gary and welcome back to quit support๐Ÿ˜Š

    Well done on day 5 and yes unfortunately it's very easy to slip up as many of us have realised. Put all that behind you and take it one day at a time. Have you seen a smoker advisor about patches coz they can give you a constant supply of nicotine and then you can use another product for the extra difficult times. So it's a 2 pronged approach. Do you find the ecig helpful as you say you're not using it much. Wonder are you still going to the gym and doing your bike rides. Coz if you are I'd say get out on your bike as it will really help you. Good luck and stay close to this site so we can help you๐Ÿ˜Š

    NOPE not one puff ever and you'll get to where ya want to be, smokefree๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšญ

  • Hi I think i will give the patches ago Yes still do the bike rides got one coming up in May 60 miles Thanks for the advise Great people and support on this site

  • Oh good that gives you time to get those lungs ready for 60 miles in May๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Welcome back garry๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    I really hope this time will be the last time for ya...... It's not easy.... I keep my reason close why I quit ..... Stroke in young women runs in our family .... Don't want to go there...... And this sites mantra is the ticket for me... Not One Puff Ever..... Cause I know it's that one drag from a cigarette that starts it up again.....

    All the best..... Arizona x

  • Must say if i had one puff that would be me back on them Must admit i do enjoy smoking (That must sound strange) but i am just starting to feel the effects i.e shortness of breath so i must try hard to stop

  • Hi Garry ,

    No .... Liking smoking doesn't sound strange at all...... I like it too but it's time now to stop before something serious happens to me and to all of us..... It a real psychological crutch for me and I'm having a really hard time quitting...... But as long as I don't take that one drag, I'll be okay....... Glad you're back๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • you are doing very well 4 month winner excellent work

  • Thankyou๐Ÿ˜Š

  • If you're just starting to feel the effects, i.e. shortness of breath, you are probably still not ...... seriously....damaged.. that said, I went to see a friend yesterday, in a near town, who checks in on her two neighbors daily, mostly to see if the one is in a coma and needs to go back to the hospital. The one who is likely to go back to the hospital has only 1/3 of her lungs left, is on constant oxygen, and STILL SMOKING!!! OMG, what a vicious addiction!

  • Hi gary, lets call all previous attempts the practice runs :) :)

    Keep this site nice and close as the support is tremendous and with people coming from all parts of the world, there is generally some one on here or at least not far away.

    Great effort getting through to day 5 :) :) What is that is making you want to change the nrt you are using?? if the e-cig is working for you why not keep with that. I am no expert on NRT at all as i quit cold turkey. It really comes down to you finding what helps you the best :) :)

    Does this make your quit date the 24th Jan?? - so we can update the register :) :)

    Try and reflect back on what happened when you started up smoking again, if you can identify the triggers, it helps as you can then look at strategies to manage them :) :)

    At the end of the day - it is going to take a strong commitment from you and we can support you the best we can on your smoke free journey..

    All the very best of luck and remember - NOPE Not One Puff Ever :) :)


  • Many Thanks Linda Love this site and support given

  • We will be here for you every step of the way :) :) ..we do it well..I just love seeing all the success stories and looking forward to following yours. We have a few members who are in the first couple of weeks so you all can push each other along :) :)

  • We are still here for you Gary. Welcome back. :) xx

  • Thank you

  • Hey Gary

    Be positive, be confident and be strong ๐Ÿ‘

    This time your going do it ๐Ÿ˜€

    The other times were just a dress rehearsal now your starring in the main event ๐Ÿ˜€ you won't get an Oscar but you'll get a healthy life ๐Ÿ˜Š

    And 60 miles bike ride phewโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿšฒ

    Exhausted just thinking about that . You got a tandem ? you would have to do all the pedalling though ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


  • Yes this will be the time I feel ready want to quit before smoking does any major damage hopefully that has not happened yet

  • Hi garry welcome back to the best support site it's what keeps me going love everyone on here im. new on here to 4 mths now for me congrats on your 5 days you are doing great we are all here for you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Hi Gary welcome back and we'll done on getting to day 5. I'm using patches and inhalator and sometimes gum. After a bit of a session last night Iv only just got up and put a patch on and craving quite badly sat inhaling the inhalator! Patches are good tho ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘€

  • Many Thanks Andrew Will be checking in on Monday now Thanks to all for support feeling good

  • All the best Gary!

  • Thank you and well done to you 5 month winner

  • Thanks Gary .. I've tried quitting a few times before, too. This time I am finding it helps to have a plan and sticking with it. All I can suggest is if you go with patches then stay the course with them -- and follow directions. Good luck!

  • Hello Garry,Go easy on yourself--Its a tough addiction--Im doin it after 53 years---and it is one rocky road--but ever so often I see a little light at the end of the tunnel--and something tells me keep goin--and I will because it wants to kill me and I want to live-Be a warrior and do serious battle with this .I will be damned if I let it win,,...Im doing e-cig too--but just an occasional puff--I sleep like a rock now--I can breathe so deep--there is no bottom--I think it is changing me in so many good ways-Parts of me I never knew existed are coming alive..I went from puberty into old age addicted to nicotine--Enough already--right???...I have went thru a myriad of withdrawal symptoms and just when I think ok--what else? something else weird comes along -but good things too--I try to concentrate on them--I want a cigarette believe me--but I never, ever, never, want to go thru this again and I kno in time I would have to--One day at a time and hang onto site.. --well wishes Madame T

  • Thank you Madam T Managed first weekend including having a few beers so well pleased

  • Good for you--take it slow and easy--I can hardly believe im doing it--I don't dwell on my success to long--just let the days go by--and time is growing--and im living without my crutches

  • 3 Months That is excellent

  • a lotta changes and surprises-like a rollercoaster--I am not craving mentally tho it still effects moods because Im not so fuzzy anymore-and some physical withdrawals-it gets to be a whole separate thing from your psyche--like your body is an organism that wants....and is missing a part

  • and I hope you are doing as good as can be expected and can hang in there--xxx

  • Thanks think i am Feel ok today so thats good

  • you will get there--

  • Aup Garry, its great ta see ya again pal :) :)

    Yeah, like you and most others on here Garry, I have had about numerous attempts before I actually quit :o sooooo, ya got no worries there pal :)

    Am soooo happy that your back on ya bike again and 5 days quit toooo :) :) go for it pal , cos got a feeling this time is it for ya :) :) I see ya still like ya cycling tooo :) :)

    Garry, just try to look back at when ya lit that first cig :o and try to think WHY you lit it and smoked it :o Where were you ? What were you doing ? What time was it ? etc etc :) cos if you can remember, then this could help you this time, as in BE PREPARED :) :)

    Have a shufty through the Pinned Posts ta ya right, cos ya might get some ideas :)

    Dont ya be a stranger on here, come and let us know how your doing :) :)

    Pete :)

  • Alright Pete and Monky the cat Nice to hear from you managed the weekend smoke free including a visit to the pub so Day8 Keep you updating

  • Way to go garry๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

    Keep your reason close!!

    Arizona x

  • Thank You Arizona Day 8 feel good today have not changed patch for 2 days so will put a new one on also changed patch from 25mg to15 Thanks again for this site and the people on it

  • Hi Garry....We're all here for ya.......everyone has helped me not light up so many times.... I've lost count.... It's so hard but I take one day at a time and keep my quit support friends close ... And my reason...

    Have a good day...

    Ps I need to exercise more.... I'm just so tired out... I use to workout every day.... The senior quit people say my energy will come back...

    Arizona xx

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