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Gave up smoking
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:52:15 am »
I gave up smoking yesterday, and successfully managed my first 24 hour period without a cigarette in about 35 years.

Struggling a bit this morning, but sticking to it .. so if I get a bit tetchy with anyone .......... TOUGH!!! ;)
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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 01:06:10 pm »
Well done. Stick at it.

You're always grumpy anyway.   ;)
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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 01:31:47 pm »
Thanks :)

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You're always grumpy anyway.   ;)

Oh good .. you'll probably not notice then .. and I thought I was going to have to put some effort in :)

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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 02:05:59 pm »
Well done Mark

 I smoked for 30+ years tried everything to stop patches, gum, cold turkey you name it I tried it and failed miserably everytime then I tried electronic cigarettes and I've never looked back not had a smoke in nearly 2 years and about 3000 up not to mention the health benefits

Keep it up & good luck




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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 02:32:12 pm »
Yeh, good luck Mark, just think of all the extra problems you can solve now that you don't need those nicotine breaks ;)

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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 03:20:59 pm »
Thanks for the support folks :)

Yeah I'd tried patches and gum before and failed .. this time I've managed to get the NHS to give me both patches and that new nicorette spray for when I get an overriding urge .. and I've gotta say that spray seems to do the trick, pretty horrible after-taste but within 1 minute or so of spraying I forget that I had the urge in the first place.

So fingers crossed....

Just gotta hope I can get off the nicotine replacement comfortably too.
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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 04:02:33 pm »
With the money you save , you'll be able to buy that shiny new smartphone you've always wanted ;)

I packed up 35 years ago, so I'm sure you'll do it.

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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 04:14:09 pm »
Congratulations.

I stopped in August. Hammering the gum, but off the fags. It's glorious. Hang in there.

(Had a lung function test today (being asthmatic, they're mandatory) - got the best results in 5 years.)
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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 04:24:29 pm »
Congrats to you too, and fantastic .. you story gives me hope I can succeed as well :)
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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 04:58:04 pm »
Get a stress toy or two - good for stress (duh!), but keeps your hands busy too :)

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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 05:06:57 pm »
I think it was Noel Coward who once said  "stopping smoking is easy I've done it hundreds of times"

Anyway hope your last fag's your last fag  :)
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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2013, 05:17:13 pm »
So far this spray is working wonders (at least on top of the patches) .. Every hour or so I want a ciggy that strongly I think I'm gonna fail .. quick spray, and I forget all about it.

As I said, I just hope I can wean myself off the spray and patches .. which if I wasn't getting them on the NHS would probably be more expensive than smoking  :o

It would be stupid for me to suggest the spray would work for everyone, hell it's too early to say it definitely works for me, but so far so good :)

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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2013, 08:21:43 pm »
Good luck with quitting smoking. As I have never tried smoking, I cannot imagine what you are going through. Just hang in there.

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Re: Gave up smoking
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 08:23:23 pm »
Luckily both my sons have the sense you have :)

Thanks for the support :)
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