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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:01 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:56 AM
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.
(couch to 5k)
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!
Posted 10 August 2010 - 03:34 PM
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:49 AM
Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:58 AM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:24 PM
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 ....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
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. 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.
Stay strong! I can't speak for everybody, but for me personally, smelling smoke is not tempting at all. It's gross.
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.
Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:49 AM
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!!
Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:55 AM
Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:14 AM
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
Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:34 AM
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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