Gave up smoking

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!!! :wink:

Well done. Stick at it.

You’re always grumpy anyway. :wink:

Thanks :slight_smile:

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 :slight_smile:

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


Yeh, good luck Mark, just think of all the extra problems you can solve now that you don’t need those nicotine breaks :wink:

Thanks for the support folks :slight_smile:

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.

With the money you save , you’ll be able to buy that shiny new smartphone you’ve always wanted :wink:

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


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.)

Congrats to you too, and fantastic … you story gives me hope I can succeed as well :slight_smile:

Get a stress toy or two - good for stress (duh!), but keeps your hands busy too :slight_smile:

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 :slight_smile:

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 :slight_smile:

Good luck with quitting smoking. As I have never tried smoking, I cannot imagine what you are going through. Just hang in there.

Luckily both my sons have the sense you have :slight_smile:

Thanks for the support :slight_smile: