I just wanna be free!

Hi there, I'm 27 and been smoking since 18, I've been trying to quite for the past year and half, but I always relaps, just last week I quite and everything was going great but then some issue came up and got me thinking so I rolled a cigarette and now I can't stop smoking but I'm thinking about quitting again and planning it more wisely, any ideas when do you those withdraws start going going away and you can then handle people smoking around, I'm a fitness addict and I exercise everyday but I also like to go out and socialize but unfortunatly a lot of people smoke now a days and even when you walking down the street you can't avoid it sometime, started to have shortness in my breath and wanted to quite to really give 100% with sports, I'm also a singer so I really have a lot to lose with this smoking, any advice on how to fanally quite, please comment below I could really use some positive support to quit again soon πŸ™πŸΌ

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  • Welcome to Quit support RomanyBassel, You have come to the right site for support.

    First of all i would ask you to look at the pinned post to the right or bottom of this page. On there is a lot of good information for planning your quit , what to expect, coping with cravings, breathing exercises distractions etc.

    You say you have tried to quit before, try and think what exactly made you want to start again, how could you change it . Its good to learn from your slip up, or as we call them practice runs.

    You are already in a good frame of mind , and doing sports and singing will help towards clearing your lungs of all the toxins you have taken in from smoking.

    So have a read , make a plan , let us know if your going cold turkey or using some form of nrt.also what your exact quit date is.

    Look forward to hearing from you. :) xx

  • Thanks I'll take a look down there, yes I always go cold turkey, sometimes I smoke some weed using a pipe just to get over the cravings for the first few days I really thought It helped, my next date is going to be on the 28 as there is an audition on the second of may and if I go through I made a promise to myself that I'll never smoke a cigarette again, and hope even if I don't make it through hopefully!

    I just find it hard being around anyone for the first week cause I get a high temper and don't have anyone that really understands what I'm going through that's why I came here to meet people who are the same as me and tell me what they been through and how they got rid of that addictive habit, anyway thank you so much and I'll for sure I'll write an update once I decided to quite .

  • Hi πŸ‘‹

    Welcome and congratulations on your decision to quit... again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, trust me, I've done so many 'practice runs ' I've lost count 😩 but I keep trying until I quit for good 😊

    Have you tried NRT ? Patches, sprays, tablets, vaping? All of the above?

    My advice....... say yes to as much help as you can get and keep us close, we will help as much as we can

    Good luck πŸ˜‰

    Karen xx

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  • I've tried smoking something other than tobacco to get me over the cravings before and then I stoped that after a week and stayed away from smoking for almost 4 month, but I don't find a point using anything else is a good idea, once you quite you should just quite, have you tried exercising a lot and making it your new habit I think it really helps, good luck

  • Hi πŸ‘‹ hunny,

    πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ sorry 😐 you made me chuckle........

    I'd love ❀️ to fit and healthy but unfortunately ageπŸ‘΅πŸ» gets the better of us... and chocolate 🍫

    I'm a very overweight 54 year old with arthritis in my feet πŸ‘£and knees so exercise for me...... oh no 😳 Not just yet.... bless you for thinking πŸ’­ I may be able to do it.

    Quitting smoking and healthy diet are what I'm planning at the moment....

    I'm using a vape πŸ’¨ it has really helped me ( I was 8 weeks quit until Sunday) I googled it first and asked the pharmacist at the quit smoking course, she was saying that the NHS recommended using a vape πŸ’¨ to quit if it helped, its 99% healthier than smoking. I don't use it all the time and days can go by with not using it.

    I suppose it's personal choice, after over 30 years smoking it has been a godsend.

    Karen xx

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  • I feel you, age does helps but it's never too late once you get your diet on point, you'll feel better and lighter it will help you to maybe start walking more and the progress from there, good luck to you

  • I've been smoking for 40 years and I' find that a ecig is really helpful I've been off the cigs now for nearly ten weeks now good luck

  • Hi, thanks for writing, so did you ask around if the ecig is even healthy cause some people said to me it's even worst, the title of this post if I wanna be free, free of all of this addictive things, let me know if you have some more information about hat ECiG, cheers

  • Sorry I don't know how healthy a e.cig is but I'm just using it to cut down on my nicotine cravings and finding it very helpful

  • I know what you mean, if you helps you that's good, but I'm planning on going cold turkey again, good luck

  • Hi Romanybassel and welcome to quit support.

    There are lots of nicotine replacements like the patches, gum sprays and e-cigs etc, but none of these will make you free from smoking if you dont make the committment to be smoke free.

    To be successful, you must plan for your quit, be prepared to ride the roller coaster of emotions (both physical and psychological) understand that if you are out socialising with smokers, or having a stressful day..you must dig deeper to stay smoke free.

    It can be tough, and you will get challenged...however, if you have the determination to be successful, you will be πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    I say this coming from someone who smoked a packet a day for 40 years and quit cold turkey. I often thought about quitting but never attempted it as I was afraid of failure. I made the decision, made the committment and to be perfectly honest, I found it rather easy as my determination was strong, and I just kept my focus on NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) as by not taking that first puff, you will be free.

    when you plan your quit, think about your dedication and commitment to your sport and exercise and transfer this to being smoke free..make no excuses..make the committment and enjoy a smoke free future...as NIKE say.."Just do it"

    All the very best of luck..Believe in you...and you will succeed πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

    LInda

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