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#21 TMcGee

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

No need to "bump" this -- it is a "sticky" thread, and stays at the top of the stack. :wink: :D

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#22 dougfromlondon

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:48 AM

Hello,

Thanks for posting and sharing this information. This will be a great help for all of us smokers to quit on smoking.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:01 PM

I can't figure out how to post this is the only way I could get to post. I just quit today. Am trying patches and am going for my first visit with a smoking cessation officer tomorrow. I was fine during the day. Have been doing an eight week beginners running course (couch to 5k) and I had a really good run today felt v. good. Am up to 15 mins jogging which is really good when I think how hard it was to run for a minute five weeks ago :) That makes me think that I can do things if I put my mind to it. I have been smoking for ten years, started when I was 22 and I think in the back of my mind I have been meaning to stop ever since..the second I finished the pack I was smoking obviously. :lol: I really want to stop and this is the first time I have really sat down and made a concerted effort. My flatmate is a smoker but she has just decided to quit too. We have some friends who are smokers and I am a bit nervous because I don't want to be tempted into smoking again. I really want to be successful in quitting.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:56 AM

Well aren't you doing amazingly well !! Love the bit about

(couch to 5k)

sounds like you're doing all the right things. Patches are good, anything that doesn't involve tobacco is good, and do start reading up on all the good literature at why quit dot com - it really does help the old brain reorganise its thinking. Come onto the main board anytime you want and just shout out if you need some support. If it's a really bad crave and things start getting difficult, post an SOS on the main board, there'll be people around to talk you through it.
Congratulations!! You're doing the best thing you could ever do with your Life ... you're deciding to hold on to it - keep up the good work!

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 03:34 PM

Tks Kiwigal. I went to the smoking cessation meeting today and I got a bit lost and ended up in the Old Folks part of the hospital. I told the nurse I knew I was in the wrong place and asked for directions to the smoking cessation centre - she glared at me and said ''Clearly it isn't here' - her implication being u nasty smokers don't survive long enough for that. :twisted: Good thing I didn't have a lit cigarette in my hand as I would have been tempted to ''accidentally'' burn a hole in her uniform :lol: Am so glad she doesn't work in smoking cessation as it is hard enough to make the decision to actually quit..I just hope she is gentler with the Old Folks.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:49 AM

lots of good info here....thanks for all the help. Only 4 days in, but feel better than any other time I have tried to quit. Just bought a heavy bag which is great to pound on when I get frustrsted. Keep up the good work all!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:58 AM

it was my 4th day today and so far i've been able to stay clean. i wonder if nicotine craving will stop after 28 days or not. last time i quit within 4 weeks, i didn't smoke again for 3 yrs till may of this year. i still feel like banging my head in the wall for smoking that first cigarette. i gave in to peer pressure (at 31 yrs of age haha)......... oh well, it was fun while it lasted but i hated the smell of smoke, the dirty feeling, yellow teeth and knowing that i'm destroying my health with my own hands and money. i'm also trying to get pregnant so thats also a big reason to quit. and i hope my husband will quit too. he's also hanging in there for the last 4 days. so whenever i have a craving (around a dozen times a day), i delay for a few minutes, distract myself, or drink water. the three D's. read abt it once. craving usually lasts a few minutes at a time, sometimes a little longer. i hope all the people here trying to quit will succeed. the worst part is that i gained 10+ lbs the last time i quit and adding another 10 lbs to that is what i'm also trying to avoid :roll:

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:24 PM

Hi im new to forum, im almost a 38 year old female with a young family & live in the uk

smoked for 20 years plus...started socially at 16/17 years old until by 18 u was a total addict!

Ive had lots of quit attempts :oops: ....some stuck for longer then i expected ..... some didnt ... none seemed to stay with me for me to keep!

So today I smoked my last fag at around 4pm & stuck on a patch at 5pm ...Wish me luck, & thanks for having me here :)

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 02:33 AM

I can't figure out how to post this is the only way I could get to post. I just quit today. Am trying patches and am going for my first visit with a smoking cessation officer tomorrow. I was fine during the day. Have been doing an eight week beginners running course (couch to 5k) and I had a really good run today felt v. good. Am up to 15 mins jogging which is really good when I think how hard it was to run for a minute five weeks ago :) That makes me think that I can do things if I put my mind to it. I have been smoking for ten years, started when I was 22 and I think in the back of my mind I have been meaning to stop ever since..the second I finished the pack I was smoking obviously. :lol: I really want to stop and this is the first time I have really sat down and made a concerted effort. My flatmate is a smoker but she has just decided to quit too. We have some friends who are smokers and I am a bit nervous because I don't want to be tempted into smoking again. I really want to be successful in quitting.


Very nice, I'm sure you'll do fine, since you are physically active. Smoking cessation officer, eh? Sounds intense. :D

Stay strong! I can't speak for everybody, but for me personally, smelling smoke is not tempting at all. It's gross.

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I went to the smoking cessation meeting today and I got a bit lost and ended up in the Old Folks part of the hospital. I told the nurse I knew I was in the wrong place and asked for directions to the smoking cessation centre - she glared at me and said ''Clearly it isn't here' - her implication being u nasty smokers don't survive long enough for that.


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:49 AM

I sure hope and suspect that this Newbie Package will be visited multiple times by the future New Year Resolution Quitters!!!

Wishing you all newcomers/newbies courage to quit in 2011. It's a priceless gift to one self and to others!

I am a puff away from a pack a day!!


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#32 jcrens8392

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:48 PM

Wow, awesome info. It's going to take me a month to read through all this!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:52 PM

I joined 13 days ago, it feels like 6 months ago, I can see myself here for years because it makes you want to help everyone, it's infectious :)
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#34 grace4511

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:55 AM

This message board has been a great inspiration for me! After smoking for 39 years, I decided it was time to quit. My husband said I was wheezing and my sister was worried about my cough. I had smoked outside (in the garage in winter) the past 3 years. Of course, I convinced myself that I was a conscientious smoker....not smoking in the house....no second hand smoke, etc. The fact is, I began to smoke 2 cigs at a time since it was so cold. I have stayed in shape, retired from teaching, and thought the ills of smoking would never catch up to me. Of course the first 30 years really left no signs. Even my doctors didn't know I smoked. They would check blood pressure (low), check heart rate (also low), and listen to my lungs. Not until 11 years ago did my doctor ask if I smoked. Of course I said yes, but have not been back to a doctor for 11 years. Why? To avoid the lecture of smoking. Felt if I could fool the doctors I was a healthy smoker. This past March I realized the damage 39 years of smoking has done. Walking and talking along the beaches in Florida became very taxing. My friends (bless them), slowed their pace. Never did they criticize me or suggest I quit smoking. My family and friends have never judged me. They were smarter than me as they knew I was the one who needed to quit for myself, not for them or for any other reason. I am on day 6, a rough one today compared to yesterday. I take one day at a time and when the urge hits, I get on this message board and read as much as I can. Thanks to all who post here. You may not know what you posted months ago still help me today! :)

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:33 AM

That's just so great Grace. You are doing the right thing, congratulations and keep at it, take care! :D
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:20 PM

hey everyone...I hope ya'll are having a great day, anyways...I started smoking again after 1 1/2 years. I'm not feeling the whole smoking enviroment anymore, but I'm not feeling the whole quiting thing either, what to do?
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:14 AM

Welcome shannon_a_morgan! What to do...??? Well for a start go to whyquit.com and read as much as you can there. Download the newbie package here and read that. Remember smoking is all a big lie and the is no way in hell it will ever make you feel better! You may think it does but that's all a myth.
Use this message board to vent your feelings out. We are all very supportive of anyone who wants to quit. You would know the first week is tough so I would say to you to drink 10 glasses of water a day to help flush the toxins out and breathe deeply when you crave for a cigarette. If you can't handle it post an S.O.S here and wait for at least 3 replies from people who will talk you out of smoking.
You can do it, stay strong and make quitting more important than an urge for a cancer stick. Take care :)
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#38 Umad

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:17 PM

This is all very useful information. :D

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:34 AM

So, to re-cap then:
Some useful information for our newbies:

* Check out the the "Newbie Pack" at the top of this thread.
* Our main board is for topics regarding quitting smoking - this is a Quit Smoking forum after all.
* As you can see, we have separate sub-forums for discussions regarding various methods of quitting.
* Please do post an SOS on the Main board if you're having a tough time with craves.
* Anything else you want to discuss, which isn't strictly to do with quitting smoking, is what the 'Socialising' section is for.

Looking forward to seeing you on the boards!
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#40 hayes2001wr

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:14 PM

Today is day one without a cigarette. His not easy. Im using chantix and today is day 8 on them. Wish me luck.....




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