Thread: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....


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Okay guys, finally decided to go cold turkey and quit smoking. So far its been about 27 hours without a cigarette and have to admit it feels rather well good. I'm 28 now and picked up smoking whilst at Uni, like every smoker never admitted that I was hooked and used my small habit as an excuse that it wasnt a habit. Now I smoked around 3-10 cigarettes a day so thought I wasnt a heavy smoker but the truth is if you're smoking daily you are an addict so address it. I'm determined to see

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    24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    Okay guys, finally decided to go cold turkey and quit smoking. So far its been about 27 hours without a cigarette and have to admit it feels rather well good.

    I'm 28 now and picked up smoking whilst at Uni, like every smoker never admitted that I was hooked and used my small habit as an excuse that it wasnt a habit. Now I smoked around 3-10 cigarettes a day so thought I wasnt a heavy smoker but the truth is if you're smoking daily you are an addict so address it.

    I'm determined to see this through and give up this horrible habit of mine. Was just wondering if theres any members on here who have gone through the same thing and wished to offer some advice?


    There is only one certainty in life........DEATH!

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    giving up is all about self control and is damn hard! good luck with it though

    things that are difficult and wanna make you smoke, well things I found anyways so try avoid if you do any of these

    the pub, not so bad nowadays considering non smoking rule but a pint goes hand in hand with a ciggy

    a cup of tea after a meal, you just want a ciggy with it

    watching tv and someone smoking, made me feel like smoking more than watching others on the street!


    I have quit and has been about 15 years though on the odd occasion I still get an urge. But I can control my urges now so not a problem anymore.
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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    Congratulations
    You are now a non smoker.
    You have decided that you no longer wish to smoke.
    The rest is easy.

    I smoked in excess of 20 per day for over 30 years and never wanted to quit.

    Then one day I decided that I was fed up of smoking and quit.
    That was 10 years ago.

    But don't forget to manipulate the sympathy that friends and family will give you.

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    Ive just done a year now no weed or cigs miss the weed and the pipe etc is just not the same

    good luck..

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    nice one m8 good luck

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    good luck mate and keep it up

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    Been fag free for 15 years ,i put a ittle weight on but started bike riding and exercising so sorted that, you have just increased your lif expectancy `well done that man !`

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    Well done mate keep it up, I hate smoking lol! Mom smokes like 40 a day and its vile!

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    Well done, keep it up and you'll soon start to see the benefits. I quit about 15years ago. Told my wife on the sunday night that I'd smoked my last cigarette (no-one believed me, that just made me more determined) and chucked the rest of the packet away. Went to work the rest of the week every day with no cash in my pocket so I couldn't buy any and avoided going to the pub for a few weeks so I wouldn't be tempted. After the first 7-10 days the physical cravings for nicoteen stopped, after that it's all in your head.

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    Re: 24 hours without a cigarette, feels good to finally quit....

    i quit about 5 months ago just before news years eve

    first few days i found relatively easy

    then the mental and physical withdrawal symptoms kicked in

    i felt really messed up for about 4 - 6 weeks

    up and down, depressed, comfort eating, irritated, chatty

    so now month 5 and i have put a stone on in weight but i do about 70 miles a week on my mountain bike lol

    also suggest u go down the gym or run 2 or 3 times a week as it will help keep the temporary depression away

    i dont agree that the withdrawal symptoms disappear within a week, if that was the case everyone would quit

    it is a very long hard road and you need to prepare yourself


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