Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Stopping smoking support.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Cable Forum Basement > Lifestyle

Stopping smoking support.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 26-09-2009, 21:19   #1
Mr Angry
Angry is as angry does..
 
Mr Angry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Belfast
Posts: 4,785
Mr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny stars
Mr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny starsMr Angry has a pair of shiny stars
Stopping smoking support.

Dear all,

I'm currently thirteen days (who's counting?) into trying to break a 40+ a day habit which I've had for nearly 30 years.

It's not easy going but I'm getting there - hour by hour, day by day.

If anyone is thinking about kicking or trying to kick the habit - or would like to share tips on how they broke the habit - then please feel free to post.

Please note - as per the mods - this is not a "smoking, good or bad?" thread it's somewhere for people to openly discuss their battle / planned / ongoing battle with "the weed" and hopefully help others in times where it might be needed.

Let your battle commence.

Mr A
Mr Angry is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 26-09-2009, 21:25   #2
Russ
8.49min per mile Half Marathon
Cable Forum Team
 
Russ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 35,878
Russ has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver bling
Russ has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver blingRuss has a lot of silver bling
Re: Stopping smoking support.

As Mr A says, this is not to discuss whether smoking should be banned, how bad it is or isn't etc, it's purely for encouragement to those who are or trying to give up.
Russ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 21:28   #3
Tony.
Inactive
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oldham
Services: Triple XL (Phone,BB & TV) Samsung V+HD(30 meg Superhub)
Posts: 384
Tony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud ofTony. has much to be proud of
Re: Stopping smoking support.

I used this to help me http://www.theelectroniccigarette.co.uk/shop/

Had a couple of slips but soldiering on
Tony. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 21:28   #4
superbiatch
cf.mega poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Liverpool
Age: 39
Services: Sky+, Sky Broadband and Talk
Posts: 3,819
superbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny star
superbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny starsuperbiatch has a nice shiny star
Send a message via MSN to superbiatch
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Great news Mr A, I'm a manager in a (very successful ) stop smoking service and have 10 years experience in the game. Give me a holler if you need any help, assistance or just a general moan - there's nothing I haven't heard before

Are you using any therapy?

Keep up the great work and you're doing exactly the right thing by taking each day as it comes
superbiatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 21:33   #5
Reedy
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 139
Reedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really nice
Re: Stopping smoking support.

I gave up a month ago and now cycle 100 ish miles a week. It's surprising how much more energy you have.

Keep it up ol bean!
Reedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 21:50   #6
LondonRoad
cf.mega poster
 
LondonRoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Services: 30mb BB, XL TV, V+, TiVo, talk unlimited.
Posts: 4,139
LondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny star
LondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny starLondonRoad has a nice shiny star
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Well done. I know the cravings can feel all encompassing at times but it does get easier.

You'll get weak moments and that's when you've got to remind yourself that just one cigarette will set you back to the 40+ a day. Write down all the reasons why you have given up smoking and when you get a weak moment read it to remind yourself.

I've had an eventful life but I still reckon that giving up my 40+ a day habit over is the most difficult thing I've ever done. It's also been the most rewarding: as Reedy says you'll find new energy levels, you'll also find out what food really tastes like .

It's you against the weed. Are you really going to let that pathetic little ***** continue to beat you. Think of somebody you detest, hate or strongly dislike and when you think of a cigarette put a little mental image of their face on it.

It is all mind games so use any trick you want to get over the worse.

In moments of despair keep reminding yourself it does get easier. Keep it up.
__________________
Witty and thought provoking signature to follow......
LondonRoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:23   #7
zing_deleted
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Stopping smoking support.

I cant say how I stopped as the warning given by Russ forbids me to post my method. But I stopped 19 years ago and bever slipped up since
  Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:34   #8
Mick Fisher
cf.mega poster
 
Mick Fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northants
Age: 72
Services: Sky Unlimited FibrePro Sky Talk Sky+HD
Posts: 5,082
Mick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze array
Mick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze arrayMick Fisher has a bronze array
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Good to hear Mr A.

The hardest part is making up your mind that YOU want to stop. Once you manage that you are 75% home and dry.

After 13 days I would say you are over the hump and on the downhill stretch.

For encouragement get on the Net and look up all the lung and bodily damage caused by smoking that the body can repair quite quickly just by stopping.

Keep it up. I know it's hard to believe but after a surprisingly short while you will forget all about smoking.
Mick Fisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:35   #9
Tezcatlipoca
Matt
 
Tezcatlipoca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 16,850
Tezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny stars
Tezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny starsTezcatlipoca has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Stopping smoking support.

I used to smoke around 10 cigarettes per day.

Not a massive habit, but big enough, and expensive enough.

I "tried" various times over the years to stop, but always fell back into it, using various excuses. Sometimes I'd manage a few weeks, or even a couple of months, other times I'd last a few days.

Stopped again mid-December last year, & so far have managed to stay off the ciggies - 9 months now.

I used willpower, combined with having a cold.

I'd been in Berlin for Mrs D's birthday, & came back with a horrible cold & sore throat.

Happened to have a few fags left over in a pack, & smoked them on the way to the pub. My throat did not thank me at all though, so I told myself I'd stop, at least until the cold had gone & my throat felt better.

But once it cleared up, I just kept on not-smoking...

For me it was always the habit that was the problem, & I never seemed to be able to break it. But this time, I've so far managed to break the habit, & resist the various triggers that used to set me off. I can walk to/from work without needing a fag, I can go to the pub without needing to nip outside for a fag, etc.
Tezcatlipoca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:36   #10
danielf
cf.mega poser
 
danielf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,684
danielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden aura
danielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden aura
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Good luck Mr. A. I'm afraid I can't be much help, as all I have managed is a 6 week break from my 20 a day. One thing that helped me during those 6 weeks though, was to go for for a walk when the cravings hit. Just get youself out of the house, walk around the block. It worked for me (for a while).

Incidentally, I'm in Spain at the moment, and even for a smoker, the number of people that smoke here (in bars and during fine dining) is absolutely disgusting. I find myself having a smoke outside, as it's too smokey inside...
__________________
Remember kids: We are blessed with a listening, caring government.
danielf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:36   #11
Will21st
cf.mega poster
 
Will21st's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hove
Age: 41
Services: XL Tv,100MB,M Phone.
Posts: 1,287
Will21st has reached the bronze age
Will21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze ageWill21st has reached the bronze age
Re: Stopping smoking support.

I'm on Champix and my stop-day is Monday.Looking forward to it,it's a real bi..,but not impossible!
Will21st is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:38   #12
Reedy
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 139
Reedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really niceReedy is just really nice
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mick Fisher View Post
I know it's hard to believe but after a surprisingly short while you will forget all about smoking.
+1

I recommend getting fit! If someone said to me a month ago I'd be able to cycle 100 miles in a week I would have had the committed for insanity!
Reedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:43   #13
danielf
cf.mega poser
 
danielf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,684
danielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden aura
danielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden auradanielf has a golden aura
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reedy View Post
+1

I recommend getting fit! If someone said to me a month ago I'd be able to cycle 100 miles in a week I would have had the committed for insanity!
Funnily enough. I did just that the other week. 150 km in 5 days, on a carp bike with knobby tires in hilly Spanish terrain at 25-30 Celcius. Whilst smoking 20 a day... It's still a disgusting habit though...
__________________
Remember kids: We are blessed with a listening, caring government.
danielf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:44   #14
joglynne
Posting with Cattitude.
 
joglynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Manchester.
Services: Kahuna.
Posts: 11,782
joglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aura
joglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aurajoglynne has a golden aura
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Just posting to give my support to you Mr A and any other of our members in the same boat. I have personal experience of how hard it can be breaking a habit which has such a strong hold on you in so many ways.

I had a couple of unsuccessful, and I'll admit now, halfhearted attempts to give up smoking many, many years ago mainly because other people wanted me to.

Eventually I decided I had had enough, smoked my last cigarette and threw everything in the dustbin. It was difficult, and I would find myself reaching for a cigarette when I was stressed, or after a meal but it did get better, and easier. It's been over 20 years now but I can still remember how hard it was to give up.

I think one thing that helped me was my money bottle. No matter what, no matter how broke I was, I religiously put my ciggy money in the bottle every day knowing that, had I still smoked, I would always have found the money for a couple of packets of cigarettes every day. Just looking at all the money I would have set fire to previously used to give me the boost to keep going. On my first anniversary as a none smoker that money paid for a 2 week holiday abroad for the two of us.
__________________
..."I purr, therefore I am." ~ Anonypuss
joglynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 22:47   #15
zing_deleted
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Stopping smoking support.

Mr A save the money in a jar and put it towards your boat You will be surprised how much money you will save though and hope you stick it out
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:50.


Server: gallium.zmnt.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10 Beta 2
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.