Our quitting of cigarettes thread


#70

I reset for the first time ever!:scream: Being the alcoholic that I am, I have a very good excuse. I only had 10$ to my name. My vape cartrages are 30$. So I bought a pack of smokes.

In my defense, I only smoked half the pack in the following 2 days. I still suck! Lol


#71

I think that’s it. Who knows where our paths will take us. Just gotta do the best you can today and trust things will go in the right direction!


#72

I have been using patches. Don’t think I could handle cold turkey. Or at least I don’t think my boyfriend could handle it if I did :joy: Patches have worked for me before, I quit for a while and then it gradually seeped back in. Bit annoying but this time I am doing lots more for my health in general and I feel motivated to stop smoking because otherwise it’s kind of undoing all the effort in other areas!


#73

Ahhh man! That’s definitely an excuse… :joy:

If you have a cashflow issue again maybe look for nicotine replacement? Lozenges especially are really cheap here and I find them pretty good at tiding me over when a craving hits. I keep a pack in my bag for in case I forget to put my patch on in the morning.


#74

Well congratulations to both of us!


#75

Finally a tracker for that other nicotine habit.


#76


#77

So i thought id give it a try using the lozengers. They seem to be working so far but make my throat dry. :confused:


#78

wished I’d have had this.


#79

Good on you for quitting. My mom said year after year she was going to quit smoking. Cancer got to her first.


#80

Well making it through day 10, now have to keep going and avoid romanticizing and missing it. Boredom is my biggest trigger. But have found a creative outlet for the money I am saving, The Wife. It must be a female thing…they sense us having cash or happiness and swoop right in to take it all. :rofl:


#81

This is my problem. I know smoking is bad for me but I like it. So while I am finding it ok to quit I need something to help me keep quit. I am going to reduce my patches down to stage 3 from next week and have found a podcast from the BBC World Service which is called How to Stop Smoking and I’m going to give that a try. I keep meaning to look for the Allen Carr book too as I know that style of perspective shift works (I found This Naked Mind helpful for quitting drinking).

I am sure your wife being very happy with all her nice new stuff is a great motivator to keep you going though!


#82

This Naked Mind was a huge help to me to. In fact after I finished it is when I made the decision to quit tobacco too.


#83

I’d love to join your thread. I’ve not been the heaviest smoker on earth but I’m struggling with getting rid of this bad habit. Tried it before and stayed smoke free for about 120 days and thought I could manage having only one every now and than. Guess what? I didn’t work ha ha. I now accepted it as what it is, an addiction. Had my last ciggi on Monday. Thanks for listening :wink:


#84


#85

I have done a similar thing a couple of times!

Something I am trying to keep in mind, to keep me from going back even just for one, is these few points from the WHO. After…

1 year, your risk of coronary heart disease is about half that of a smoker’s.
5 years, your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker 5 to 15 years after quitting.
10 years, your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker and your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decreases.
15 years, the risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker’s.

So every time I have just one, I have to wait another 1+ years until my long term health risks are reduced. And if I don’t cave, then I only have 11months+ to wait (I’m about a month in so far - this number should get more motivational/meaningful as time goes on!)


#86

Figured i’d junp in here too :blush:. Day 26 alcohol and cigarette free. Had to drop both together as they just go too much hand in hand. I’ve only been able to do it as I’m on Champix but i have been able to wean down from the 2 tablets a day you’re supposed to take to just half a day which I’m happy about. Luckily i dont get many side effects from the champix, i know a lot of people can’t take it which sux cause it works brilliantly for me. I just get nauseous for about 10mins after taking it and I get some pretty wicked dreams out of it too :joy:


#87

How is everyone doing friends? I’m on day 7 and happy the urge is not as bad anymore. Hope everyone is ok.


#88

Good luck to you all on here with your none smoking!!!
I gave up almost 10yrs ago and have never looked back. I used Patches for around 3 weeks but found they didnt stick very well so gave up and went cold turkey. Wasnt easy at all an the damn cravings would creep up on me every so often up to a year later wich i was surprised at but eventualy they stopped…


#89

I’m 5.5 weeks in. I am adapting the patches system, going to down to stage 3 as of next week. Not sure if I should be messing with it but I’ve been ok going down to stage 2 early so figure the sooner I can wean myself off them the better!