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11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I just quit

A couple of days ago (around 4pm on sunday). Hopefully this time it will all work out. I managed to get my doc to prescribe zyban to me, its certainly made this quit easier, though i cant describe how.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 40
Amount Saved: �11.70
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 9 Mins: 28 Seconds: 1

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I just quit

Thankyou ALL.
 
I'm off to see my smoking ceasation counsellor in a little while. I want to see that CO reading as zero. My first carbon monoxide reading i scored 44, I hadnt quit at all at that point. The next one a week later i scored 10, i'd cut down to between 4-6 smokes a day. Bar a slip over the weekend i've been smoke free this week. Boy was that slip depressing, all my previous hardwork thrown away in an instant. Still i managed to pick myself up and battle it head on. 
   I woke up this morning feeling like superman. The cravings are still there but my energy levels seem to have gone ballistic. I'm even considering running down to the clinic. One of my primary reasons for quitting was so i could excersize more and not feel like im being strangled.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 60
Amount Saved: �17.55
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 11 Mins: 23 Seconds: 41

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I just quit

KC the CO reader is a tube connected to a hand held device. You take a big breath in, hold it for 10 seconds, then expel it through the tube. Whether the device measures parts per million or what, i dont know.
My first score as a 20 a day smoker was 44. Very high, right in the middle of the red zone.
Got on the zyban course and started cutting down without noticing. Got some great advice off my uncle to push off the cigarettes i enjoyed the most. First one in the morning ended up at 11.30 am, last one at night around 10pm.
Went for my next appointment some 2weeks later and scored a 10. Georgina (my counsellor) urged me to quit completely within 4 days. I did but slipped saturday just gone, i only managed 2 days smoke free.
Got back on my feet monday morning and went for it again.
Today I scored 2. A zero is impossible if theres a road anywhere near. The air carries a certain ammount of CO from car fumes. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 60
Amount Saved: �17.55
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 12 Mins: 37 Seconds: 38

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Countdown to Sunday

Cherz.
 
You can do it. On another site i read that nicotine has no IQ, you can outsmart it easily if you think. So swot up look at the horror stories of victims, study the physical effects. I blocked or ignored those things for years as a smoker. As soon as i forced myself to be attentive to them things got easier.
 
You can do it.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 60
Amount Saved: �17.55
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 12 Mins: 38 Seconds: 20

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
NickF is 7 days smoke free!

Thankyou all.
 
I feel great. Without being complacent about the seriousness of my situation, i feel like i've cracked the case. Everything is a hell of a lot easier. I could quite happily live the rest of my life with the cravings i've felt the last two days. The sore throat has kicked in, the coughing has eased, even the dizzy spells have passed. Thankyou Spacecas, the controled breathing idea sorted it out.
. I'm not even that bothered by the smoke at my moms, its more of a further reminder why i dont want to smoke than a temptation. When i do get a craving i just think of the hairs in my lungs burning, that tends to sort me out quickily.
I found a bit of a secret weapon that works for me. I promise my daughters that im not going to smoke tomorrow, every evening when i skype them. Thats the backup plan incase imagining burning lung hair doesnt work.
 
How will i reward myself, I dont really know.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 160
Amount Saved: �46.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 5 Mins: 29 Seconds: 33

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
GETTING READY TO QUIT

Hi Valerie.
Good luck with quitting. You really cant do it soon enough, though dont rush into it. Prepare yourself first. I spent a good two weeks kicking the habit smokes. First one in the morning and after meal ones got pushed off by 1 hour each, then 1hour 15 minutes. Next day it was 1.5 hours, the day after 1.5 hours then as a reward to myself another hour without one. The last one i'd smoke each day got earlier and earlier. Consequently my smoking cut right down before i actually quit (from 20 a day to 5 in a space of 2 weeks). I cant speak for anyone else but i've learnt to enjoy resisting the cravings. The little time out i allow myself to straighten my mind out when a craving hits is really nice. I included my family in this quit from day one. Told them i was going to be a horror to live with for a while and also started making small promises to my kids. 'Today i won't smoke,  I promise' kind of things.
 
Its really not that bad. Dont let the addiction tell you it is. I was terrified of quiiting a month ago. I just dont think of me not smoking in 1,2,10 years, that just seems daunting to me. I plan that i wont smoke tomorrow.
 
All the best.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 160
Amount Saved: �46.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 5 Mins: 33 Seconds: 56

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Quitting Smoking is easy!

I saw the list/poem on saturday and printed 6 copies of it. One in my lounge next to my dads clock (he died from cancer of the oesaphagus). One in the bathroom, one in the kitchen, one stuck to the bedroom ceiling right above my side of the bed, one in the car taped to the dashboard, one in my favourite guitar's case (it goes everywhere with me).
 I'm planning on taking it to the smoking cessation clinic i attend. I'm sure they'd find it a source of inspiration too.
 
Gary, whoever you are, thankyou.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 160
Amount Saved: �46.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 5 Mins: 42 Seconds: 51

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
gave it a shot

Hey Morgan.
 
Looks like you've found something that works for you, thats a good thing mate. It is better to quit young, you'll do less damage to yourself.
 
Anyway when your ready is better than never, but please make it sooner rather than later. I quit for 3 months when i was 15. I'm far too ashamed to tell anyone when i started smoking. I cant understand why i ever went back to it. It was so much easier then than it is now.
 
Good luck mate.  
 
 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: �52.65
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 8 Mins: 42 Seconds: 17

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Sad Story - How addicted are we?

Theres a very easy to this. The Vet should have been escorted outside by security, allowed to smoke, then bought back in. After all if they can bend one rule, they can bend any rule.
I'm with PB in my opinion on vets, especialy ww2 vets. The area where i live provided a lot of the spitfire fighter pilots for ww2. I got to meet and talk with a couple of them. Their a very different breed to modern people and do deserve our respect for the way they fought for the freedom of the majority of the western world.
 
That said other people shouldnt have to breathe his smoke. Even when i was a smoker i wouldnt of lit up around non smokers in a enclosed space. It sounds like the guy didnt have long left, why not make a exception and let him leave the terminal.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: �52.65
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 9 Mins: 13 Seconds: 10

11 years ago 0 Nick F 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
gave it a shot

Morgan.
 
Your going the right way about cutting down. Push the cigarettes you enjoy the most far away from their alloted time. For me it was my first one in the morning and the ones after meals. First day i pushed them off by an hour, next day 1 hour 15minutes, next day 1 hour 30 minutes. All the time i'd reward myself for accomplishing my small goals (a candy stick/ piece of chocolate) until i started rewarding myself by pushing the cigarette off for another hour ontop of what i'd already accomplished. I figured 'I dont want to smoke, so thats got to be the best treat of all'. Then i started on 'I'm only going to smoke this cigarette until i stop enjoying it. 3 or 4 puffs later when the initial feeling of enjoyment had gone, i stubbed it out. I'll confess if i did enjoy it all the way down, i smoked it all the way down. My smoking cessation counsellor said i'd hit all the major points of the habit cigarettes doing that.
 
Also as far as anger goes, at your age it can be a powerfull tool, just direct it at the right things. When you feel angry get angry at smoking. Be careful though, dont just go unleashing pure rage around the house, try a punchbag.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/6/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 200
Amount Saved: �58.50
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 10 Mins: 39 Seconds: 38