Fourth day with no smoking


I'm on my fourth day of not smoking well it's been three days and 11hous according to my give up app on my phone.

I can't believe im doing it, am looking forward to seeing my skin and tastebuds come back to life aswell as the other benefits ... Has anyone else just stopped smoking like myself???? :)

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  • I have ... since the end of Feb ... and feel so much better about myself ... I still enjoy everything else in life .... and realise I never enjoyed smoking ... I just enjoyed the relief of the nicotine fix 4 days you shoud not crave nicotine physically but you mentally still do ... if you start to wobble and feel like you are depriving yourself ... you are not. You have stopped and you have already made the right decision. You sound positive and it's a wonderful feeling being a non smoker ... well done .... :)

  • Hi Wonder,

    Thanks for the comment, yes i am feeling positive.... i did actually think i wanted one this morning but then i sat and thought how i would feel and what would i do after i had one and it made me not wont one if that makes sense.

    I think you are the first person that has giving up that i have spoke to that sounds good about it. Others still think or crave it........

    How long did you smoke for?

  • Hi I'm Vicky French I've smoked 25 years.I haven't had a cigarette in 4 days.I finally did it I truly believe that this is it for me. I will not go back to depending on those straws filled with deadly poison to help get me through a day of problems that I thought taking a puff on them was making me feel better instead I was slowly succeeding taking my on life actually committing suicide.I'm vowing today to not let those killers control my life the way I feel and most importantly to take me from my family my four beautiful daughters and three little grandsons there not beating me because they have no control over me no more .I control my life and I choose to have a life where I look forward to getting out of the bed and actually feel good when I do.So with that I say Goodbye Smoker and hello Nonsmoker!:)

  • Hiya Vicky and a big warm welcome to quit support😊

    Congratulations on 4 days quit💐

    You've made the best decision you can, well done on taking control and be very proud of yourself. You'll have every reason to jump out of bed in the morning and look forward to the day. If you have any problems or just feel like a chat, come on here as there's always someone around to help. One day at a time and you can do it👍😊x

  • Whoops sorry Vicky I forgot to tell you our mantra which really helps is NOPE not one puff ever as this will help you stay quit😊x

  • I've still not had a cigarette and more to the point don't want one. I've suffered a lot with stress, depression and even been bullied at work but I have not turned back to wanting nicotine. It's remained a positive part of my life being a non smoker and I wish you all the best.

  • Thankyou soooooo much Wonder for helping our members :) :)

    Its really lovely to see you gal :) :) but am so sorry you've had a hard time of it :( but hey gal, things can only get better :) :)

    Wonder, you flippin enjoyyyyyyyyyyy your new life to the full gal :) and do you know what :o I just cant fault you one little bit gal :) but am flippin trying :D :D

    You take care now and hope to see you soon :) xx

  • Hi ya Vicky a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support group :)

    Sooooo, your on day 4 now then, thats just ACE gal :) and you sound as if you know what you want in life and you want to be free from mr nic :) and like you say, YOU control your life from now on :) :)

    Please feel free to come onto our Daily chat and ermm, well have a chat with us :) Hope to see you soon, Pete :)

  • Hey this is Vicky startingover72 again . I have some bad news to yell you. I fell off the wagon after a week of not smoking. I felt to ashamed to come on here. I felt like a loser. I'm here to tell you that January 18, 2016 I have not had a cigarette for going on 4 days again.I know now I can't go back.i have hyperthyroidism and smoking will only make it worse. I'm truly committed to being a nonsmoker. I would much rather enjoy my life without a stick of 7000 chemical going in my lungs that will potentially take my last breath. I just wanted to say hi to you all.i wanted to wish you all the best of luck on your journey to being a nonsmoker for life. So one more time with that I'm saying goodbye smoker and hello nonsmoker.

  • Well hello vicky😊 Firstly congrats on 4 days smoke free, that's fantastic 😊

    Secondly you are not a loser, you had a trial run, we've all had them

    Thirdly you got back on it and that is a brave and wonderful thing to do 😊😊

    Fourthly welcome back hun, as you know we are all here for you and will suport you anyway we can 😊

    Good luck and remember NOPE..... Not One Puff Ever 🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

  • Hiya Vicky and welcome back to our lovely quit family😊

    Delighted to see you back on track, so well done for that and theres certainly no shame coz we all know how hard it is. We never judge and we really just want to help one another.

    Congratulations on 4 days hun, that's brilliant and you should be very proud of yourself👍🏼😊

    Onwards and upwards, good luck🍀

    You mention your thyroid, is that an overactive one as that's what I have. We've also a few members with under active as well. So we're all in it together😊

  • Brian you have over active thyroid to. Is there any ada ice you can give me on a overactive thyroid things to do and what not to do

  • The best advice I can give is to stay smoke free and active and have regular blood tests to keep it under control. The most important thing is not smoking and you're doing that so well done😊

  • Welcome back Starting Over👏🎉🎉🎉🎉

    I developed hypothyroid when I quit smoking so I'm taking meds for it like you ..... There's a pinned post about smoking and hypo or hyperthyroidism........and I'm shocked that smoking can do that to people.... My energy levels are poor except at work where I put 110% into a stressful job.... The stress gives me energy but when I get home I don't have a lot of energy...... It's okay that you had a slip in your quit journey...... You're back on track again.....

    All the best💐

    Arizona x

  • Way to go Vicky👏🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉😂

  • Hey Vicky,

    Congrats on a great quit journey👏🎉🎉🎉

    I too battle hypothyroidism .. Smoking damaged my thyroid.. Can't believe how much damage cigarettes do to us.. Still working on my TSH levels

    Best wishes from 🇨🇦

  • I have to say I really want to throw the towel in.i feel at times it's not worth it. I really don't see where I'm looking any better. I'm really disappointed. If I don't get any advice I'm gonna fire one up. I'm really irritated. I don't think I can do this.

  • Hi Vicky, if calculations are correct then you now 8 days Smokefree? If so then you are right in the middle of the most difficult part. Realistically you cannot expect to feel or look better after a week. At this stage I was a mess I was more than irritable I was furious and withdrawing like crazy. You need to stick with it another week and it starts to get better. If u cave in now u will just have to go thru this hell again and there's no way I'm going back to that miserableness and irritation. Stick with it and it gets easier honestly. 👀🚭😀

  • I have to say I was so close.i was a hair away of eating that bullet. Thank God I didn't cave in. My husband is a smoker and he was standing outside the van puffing on that straw of 7,000 chemicals. I even told my husband Adam I give up I should just smoke again..because I sure as hell didn't feel like anything was getting any better. Point is I didn't give up .I can sit here tonight and not feel guilty. Andrew it's bee. 9 days.Tomorrow will be 10. I calculating wrong a day behind. Your are so right about it wanting to go back through the same hell. I'm almost out of the clear and there's no turning back. I know in reality I can't expect me to look better after a week..maybe 2 weeks lol! just kidding. Monky...I'm not giving up. I thank ya so much for your support. This is the kind of support I wished I had 25 years ago. Then I wouldn't of went down the road of fire and brimstone. There's no way I can go back.I promise there's days that are to overwhelming or I think I can't endure the danger zone. I promise I will talk to my nonsmoker support team to lift my spirits .Peace out! :)Don't worry I remember droopy j no one puff ever. .I'm a nonsmoker no Goodbye smoker hello nonsmoker! :)

  • Hi Vicky glad u resisted and got thru it. It is hard and a nightmare but worth it. 😀👀

  • Soooo glad ya resisted temptation, it's really hard when you're watching hubby smoke, believe me I know coz I've been there and got the tshirt😩 10 days tomorrow, awesome👏🏼👏🏼😊

  • Well yesterday I rewarded myself with a couple outfits and a haircut.i really needed. The 55 dollar's that I would of throwed...away on cigarettes I got to pamper myself with. I can't believe I'm on 11 days without a smoke.Im not giving up knowing I get to look forward to spoiling myself with things worth while I can show for. Good bye smoker hello nonsmoker!:)

  • Aup Vicky its lovely to see ya again :) :)

    Firstly, I thank you for being sooo honest with us :) and we are definitely not here to tell you off in any way or form, all were here for is to try and help you get through your quit journey :) no matter how many times it takes you to finally succeed :) :)

    Vicky, your about over the worst now :) you just keep strong and all will come good for you :) BUT, it dosnt happen over night :o sooo please be patient eh :) :)

    We will help you all we can, but perhaps put a post on here of your own, so we can all see it and try to help you :) or even come and have a chat on the Daily Chat :) :)

    Pete :)

  • Hi again StartingOver,

    I hear ya.... But ya know what....... If I light up.... I honestly don't think I'll be able to go through withdrawal again..... I hope I've caught you in time before you light up..... I'm still not feeling good but I listen to the senior quit people and it does get better.... So I hang on to their words of hope and experience ...

    Nope nope nope Not One Puff ( no matter how we feel)

    Arizona xx

  • The people here are so great, just hang onto them for all you're worth. And, you're worth alot!!

  • Like your attitude👍🏻

  • I smoked since i was 13. I'm now 41. I wasn't 20 a day or anything but had got up to about 60 a week .... so it was still a fag walking to work ... one at lunch time (2 if I was stressed) I just had to have one walking back to my car and then another when I got home after before a glass of wine .. one before bed ... and on a night out I would miss half the evening standing outside with the rest of the smokers and would think nothing smoking 20 on a night. You should feel positive. I feel about an inch taller ... no one can judge me or look down on me now. I actually pity other smokers and do not envy them as I secretly know they envy me (but they won't admit it). They are amazed that from day one of stopping I knew i'd cracked it. Don't feel doom or gloom ... you've made such a positive change .... and I'm so positive because I read a book called Allen Carr's Easyway to stop smoking. I cannot rave on enough about the method. This 2nd hand book cost me £2.50 off ebay and it is better than thinking you've managed another day smoke stop smoking from finishing the book (reading it now you have stopped will still help as it will give you such a positive feeling to know you are already a non smoker). well done for stopping.

  • i was the same as in the same smoking habits.....

    thanks for the book idea but i be honest just coming on here is helping, i went cold turkey and i think it was just the right time to quit. ( i started when i was 14 and i am 30 now)

    it does feel great dont it :)

  • Hey there! That is really sound advice Wonder and is so true. I've read the Allen Carr book myself, only because I have heard so many of our Clients talk about it and it really does echo the same kinds of messages that we try and get members to recognise and understand. The psychological part of stopping smoking is where most smokers are challenged and by planning and preparing for this will lead to success.

    Kittykat2881, you are doing amazingly well, in my experience I have found that those who seem to miss smoking the most or the longest are those who have stopped for somebody else's reasons rather than their own, or those who stopped smoking without really preparing and thinking about it beforehand. That's why we try and encourage everyone to think ahead of their quit date, when possible. It is fantastic to be able to help somebody to stop smoking but even better if we can guide them to being totally free, this means not feeling as though they are missing out on something.

    At the end of the day, you are stopping doing something that you no longer want to do anymore...

    Well done to the both of you :0)

  • Thanks emjay,Yes i have good reasons to give up and that is what is making it easier.

    I went for a run last night and felt great... think it brang on the cough that everyone has been talking about! :) not that i mind

  • Wow, get you! Are you a runner or is this a new adventure? You're definately heading in the right direction to leading a smokefree lifestyle :-)

  • new adventure......!!!!!!!!

    I am trying to start a cleaning company up aswell to help fill my mind and not think about cigarettes...

    So fingers crossed that goes as well as the not smoking x

  • It's a fresh start all round then! Sometimes, if you want to change a few things in your life, you have to be willing to change a few things in your life... sounds like this is where you are at.

    Positive thoughts, feeling and vibes being sent and I'm sure your cleaning company will be a great distraction. Plenty for you to be getting on with :-)

  • Hi KittyKat2881, my name is Pete, go for it gal, YOU KNOW you can do it, the comments from the other gals have been great!!!!!!!!!

    Just think positive about why you want to stop smoking, and the fantastic benifits of actualy being a NON smoker!!!!!!!

  • Hi Pete,

    Thanks so much, I have just passed the first week stage... Im really pleased with myself... i have had a few cravings today but managed to get through it.... im treating my one week with a class of wine... :)

  • as the time goes by and you get more happier with your decision to be smoke free .... you go out on an evening and have no need to nip out for a quick fix of nicotine ... then as you nip the loo you pass someone who's just nipped out for a fag .... and the stale smell is horrid .... I really pity my husband for putting up with stinky me for the past how many years. Good luck with your progress so far ... look forward to the many benefits of quitting that will be coming your way :)

  • Hi Wonder hope your ok gal, just to let you know I've ordered that book off ebay, should get it wednesday!! 2 days after my quit date but I thought it would be a good backup, just in case!!!!!!!!!!! £2.95 now but what the hec a pack of fags cost £6.00 now. Your husband must be a very loving man to put up with 'stinky you' for so long gal, I went to live with my Dad for a few months before he pastaway, and he used to tell me i stunk, even after I had had a shower, so I washed all of my cloathes, that was the easy bit, ironing them was a different matter ha ha but did it somehow.

    Thankyou very much for the advise and will let you know how I get on with the book, keep looking foreward gal your doing great.

    Pete :-)

  • Thanks for letting me know Pete, good luck, and Kitty Kat hope you had a nice Saturday night smoke free :)

  • Hi

    Everyone... yes i did Wonder... :) proud of myself..... i did stand out side wit them and make them blow the smoke my way though lol.

    How was everyones weekend?? smoke free i hopex

  • I know its been 3 years, Im curious if you went through with the quit smoking or are you back on? I was googling the stages of people who quit smoking and what to expect of the 4th day, and found your question. Im on day 4.

  • Hi ya Tleukam, a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support community :)

    A fantastic well done to you for reaching your 4th day on your quit journey :) The first week is the hardest, then after that, the more days and weeks you get through, the easier it gets :)

    If you scroll up this page a bit, you will find '' TOPICS '' in blue print, have a look through Symptoms of recovery :) there's loads of stuff on their :) But please remember, we are all made different, sooooo, we get different symptoms :o Some have it easy and some of us have it hard.

    Tracy, you've made the best decision ever for you and your body, also your family too eh :) Stay focused and positive on your quit and when you get a craving, just remember ''NOPE'' :-





    If you have any questions, need help, want a chat or need a moan, then you just shout out gal and we will do our best to help you :)

    Just wondering Tracy, if your using any form of nicotine replacement to help you on your quit journey ? and if you could please let me know your quit date, then I can add you to the Wall of Winners and award you with a Winners badge as you progress through your quit :)

    Take care now and be proud of yourself for your achievement :) cos we all know how hard it is :o

    Pete :)

  • Hello! My quit day was March 2nd, at 5:30am. I'm not using any form of nicotine replacements. Decide to go cold turkey! I also cut my addiction of coffee just a month prior. So it's been an even more up hill battle for me. More than ever do I want to start drinking coffee in replace of my smoking, but I know drinking my coffee would be a major trigger. I didn't plan on quitting both at once. But I did. I couldn't be more happier and so dedicated. Thank you for all the info, I did a quick tour of it last night. I have to say, I love the amount of info and people here! So much support. Thank you!

  • Thank you for getting back to me Tracy and I will shine your new Winners badge up for Monday :)

    I bow down to you for quitting cold turkey, cos I know I couldnt have quit that way :o and for quitting coffee too :) cos, like you say, it can be a major trigger point as to can alcohol :o

    Good luck Tracy :) and like I say, you hold your head up high and be proud of yourself :)

  • Hi ...Yes ive just joined this site im also on my forth day im just thinking already how much money I would of spent ive decided to stay of the alcohol until I feel my cravings have slowly gone ...well done its not easy x

  • good luck

  • Hiya sarahlilly and welcome to quit support😊

    Congrats on getting over your first week, well done and looks like you could do with a new winners badge, fantastic👍😊x

  • Hi ya Sarah, its soo lovely to see you :) and a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support site :)

    Soo, your now 9 days quit :) :) thats just flippin ACE gal, it really is :) :) How are you feeling ? I have got your quit date down as the 23rd of May 2015 :) if this is not right :o please let me know and I will alter it for you :)

    Your doing ever soooo well Sarah, you really are :) :)

    PS, we have a post somewhere about how much you save during quitting, I will try to find it for you and repost it :)

    Take care now and keep focused and positive on your quit and before long, you will be FREE of that flippin monster mr nic :) :)

    Pete :) x

  • Thank you Pete for your support. Im on day 9 it's been a tuff day and I would of loved a cigarette in my car after work .. I took myself for a swim and soon forgot about Mr Nic .. X

  • Aup Sarah, thats the way to go gal :) try to find something to occupy your mind and hands eh :o and you made an excellent choice :) :) swimming :) :) you cant smoke while your swimming PLUSSSSSS its flippin great exercise for you too :) :)

    Exercise helped me a lot in my early stages of quit :) cos I used to get off my rower and I felt flippin on top of the World :) :)

    Sarah, may I ask you if your using any form of NRT :o cos if you are, then we can perhaps give you some hints and tips on how to use it :) :)

  • Morning all . I have smoked since I was 13 im now the big 40 and I do not want to waste my money and time on smoking .. Im on day 10. I have stopped by going cold turkey I feel its the best way . Once you shift the nicotine out your system your half way there .. This is an excellent site X

  • Sarah, if you need any help or want a bit of advice, please, please just ask :) cos thats what we're here for :) :) even if you just want a chat, cos I know that helps too :) :)

  • well done you,, keep up the good work <3

  • hi, it's my 4th day of not smoking.  Well, it's kinda hard at first, but my reason of quiting is kinda funny, instead of being aware of the bad effects of the nicotine in my body, i am more aware of the price of cigar.  Hahaha, really, the price now is really is too much.  So better stop it, and stop it now......congrats to me and to all who has the desire to quit....WE CAN DO IT!!!!

  • Hi Justmechanging and welcome to our quit support family :) and look at you, on your 4th day quit already :) :) As you can see, you are now the proud owner of a Day 4 Winners badge :) Is your quit date 4th April ? if so I can keep your Winners badges upto date and add you to the Wall of Winners :) 

    Please have a good look around and have a look at the Pinned Posts :) you can find these to the right of this post, or if your on a mobile, scroll down from here and you will come to them :) 

    If you have any questions or need any help, just yell out cos there's normally someone kicking about :) 

    Like you say, WE CAN DO IT :) :) 

    Pete :) 

  • Hi, I'm new to this but a week ago I caught a really bad cold, (wed) on the Friday I have been coughing non stop, on the Saturday I lost my sense of smell/taste and being a bit of a heavy smoker, smoking a fag didn't taste right so I haven't had one since then, we are now on Wednesday, but 2 days ago I went to the doctor who diagnosed laryngitis and put me on antibiotics and some anti inflammatory tablets, however I keep constantly coughing and all the mucus is not moving from my chest, it's worst at night and is keeping not only me awake but my neighbors can hear me too, it's really getting me down, can anyone recommend anything to help me, inhalers aren't working. Thanks 

  • con grats

  • Hey yes its my 6 day great news and well done ,its hard sometimes but only when I thing about the cigarette,keep up and carry on

  • Today is my 4th day of not smoking.. congratulations they say the first four days are the hardest

  • My 3rd day of not smoking. Had to give up the to a very bad experience if wheezing whilst at work. Ended up AE having xrays and blood tests. All ok so far. Although I'm having cravings I would not touch a nother ciggarrette.

  • Hi ya Benidorm2000 and a big warm welcome to our quit support community :) and just loving that your on your 4th day smokefreeeeee now :) :) and I am loving your determination not to light up again cos we have a mantra on here, - NOPE - Not One Puff Ever :) you stick to that and you will never smoke again :)

    Please Ben, have a good look around especially at the Pinned Posts, cos there,s loads a info there :) and I would like you to remember the WHY's your doing this, so if you havnt already, then sit yourself down, put them on paper and remember them, make some copies and stick them around you home :)

    Change your routine a little helps :) like if you had a coffee/tea with a cig first thing in the morning, then get up a bit later, sooooo, you dont have time to make a cuppa, maybe get one at work :) if you see what I mean, cos we have to break the habit bit of smoking toooo eh :)

    Ben, I will put your quit date down as the 5th June 2017 if this is wrong, then just give us a goooood bash and I will sort it for you :)

    Good luck and hope to speak soon :)

    Pete :)

  • Hi.more test have shown I have copd. All because I smoked. Still havnt smoked and never will again .

  • Hi i am rish... Its been 5 days that i have been smoke freee.. 3rd day was the thoughest of all and right now what i feel tough is the mental craving..

    It's just been 2 years that i took smoking that too 1 or 2 cigs a day.. but i realise it wasnt the cig i enjoyed it was the nicotine releasing in my body... I wish to stay strong and today i am really feeling positive....

    Stop smoking... Be a non smoker and think about your loved ones..xx

  • Aup Iamrish, its lovely to meet you and a big warm welcome to our quit support community :) and a massive WELL DONE to you for reaching 5 whole days quit :) :)

    Please have a read at the reply I gave to Benidorm2000 :) :) Hope to speak soon Rish :)

    Pete :)

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