ChatterBank1 min ago
giving up smoking.....
Ok, so i know there's a lot of you who hate smokers and i really don't want anyone coming on here telling me that i was scum before i made this decision - but i'm trying to give up, and have just started a course of champix (i'm on day 4) and so far my actual quit date has been set for next wednesday. it occurred to me that i may need a little support from friends on AB over the next few weeks so if any of you have any positive vibes to send my way, any advice or support would be gratefully received xxxx
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Hi Nini74, first of all good luck. I quit 3 years ago and it was really a walk in the park for me. I did it with the help of these electronic cigarettes. For a while they were giving me a bit of nicotine but all the "ambience"(for lack of a better word) was missing. After about 2 months with these I put them away and have never looked back or even been tempted. I hope you will have as easy a time as I had.
Stick with Nini74, I stopped nearly 3 years ago made up my mind not to have another. There are times when I really fancy one but I don't think I want to go through all the hassle of smelling like an ashtray all time and drowning myself with body spray to cover up the smell, and then the anxiety of trying to give it up all over again. The only thing I will advise is watch what you eat. Food tastes better ...oh fresh baked bread and butter....So the weight may creep on, watch that and eat sensibly.
Daughter and son-in-law are on day 68 of no smoking. They both went to one of those 'Quit Smoking' shops, were given the tablets (don't know if they're the same as yours) They both had some side affects i.e. sicky feeling, but both have done so well. They both have days when they want a ciggy (daughter had an op yesterday so that's been difficult) so far so good - so proud of them for sticking to it and long may it last.The one thing I notice is the lack of that horrible smell. Good luck in what will be hard at times. Feel very proud of yourself for getting this far, keep us posted xxxx
thank you all - i'm kind of keeping it quiet amongst my friends and in work etc because i know that them asking about it will make me keep thinking about it....so its great to come on here and already have received so much support. I wonder whether we could have an AB thread for people giving up - seems that there's a few of us just starting to, or in the first few weeks/months of having done so......
My dad 'gave up' using some sort of tablets (might have been champix) at a really difficult time in his life and two weeks ago (when I last saw him) the bugger was smoking again! Worked really well for him for about 18 months, no idea why he started again (ps - not anti-smoking, smoke myself) good luck, x