My first day of quitting smoking.. Im finding it difficult, especially as im going cold turkey.. Oh god please someone give me some reasurrence that it gets easier I havent even done a day yet and already i feel like killing someone Iv been a smoker for 13 years.. Please someone give me some tips
It does get easier I promise. After about 3 days, you really do stop thinking about them ALLLLLLLL day! Soon you will think to yourself "Oooh, I haven't even thought about having one today..."
Plese check out http://whyquit.com/ for some fantastic advice on going cold turkey, it might just give you the big push you need not to pick one up ever again. They have a fab forum on there as well where I kept a quitting journal for about 2 months.
In the very early days, a big tip from me is really take it an hour at a time (or even less if you want) It feel great when another hour goes by and you realised you haven't died from not having one!!
Keep it up, just think of you LO, now and later having a smoking mum. I really don't like to see mums pushing a pram while smoking, or worse in a car....
I smoked for 10 years and gave up cold turkey the day I got my BFP. I still find it hard now, I'm not going to lie. You need plenty of distraction, I think it helped that the smell made me feel sick up until I was about 19 weeks - now though it smells lovely but I won't do it as I'd feel to guilty about the baby.
Get one of those stress balls you can squeeze in your hand for when you get a craving - or put an elastic band round your wrist and twang it.
Good luck, it's so hard but you are totally doing the right thing xx
I'm sorry but I don't really have any tips. I gave up smoking about 5 weeks ago and went cold turkey. It was very hard and I had a few relapses (don't beat yourself up to much if you do) but I got there in the end. I know how hard it can be especially as i would have never given up if I wasn't pregnant!
Keep the good work up and it will be worth it in the end. :-) x
i am prob not the best person to give you advise as i have tried 6 times since bfp to quit and i dont seem to manage to shake it, i have cut down to 5 a day (silk cut silvers) but cant seem to manage to kick ti completely.
I gave up last year for 6 months (why did i start again!!!) through using chupa chupa lolly pops, it gives you a strong flavour, gives you something to do with your hands and mouth and also last about 10 mins.. if you suck it!!!
Feel really hypocritical giving you this advise but i will kick those last 5 as soon as i can. Good Luck
I quit cold turkey 4 years ago after 10 years smoking. I think you have to have had the epiphany that everyone is talking about and just be so determined. I kept super super busy for the first couple of weeks and apologised in advance to everyone around me that I was being such a bitch! After first couple of weeks it gets loads easier and honestly its the best thing I've ever done.
Good luck hon, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you xxx
Hey hun. I quit several weeks ago after cutting straight down to barely any. I don't really have any tips other than to pat yourself on the back at the end of everyday and keep perservering, it does get easier, but I must admit the craving doesn't go completey, I still think about it sometimes but I push through it.
I partly put that down to having not given up for myself but for someone else? make sense? It's the best gift we can give our LO's. If you fall off the wagon, get straight back on it.
I tried patches, inhalators, Allen Carr's Easyway book but none worked for me (although others SWEAR by the book). I just had to reach the point where I knew enough was enough and the ladies on here were a massive support to me. Have a look at the thread, I think it was called 'Being really brave...smoking thread' or something like that. QUite a few tips on there.
I smoked up to 30 a day for over 20 years so if I can do it anyone can.
Don't let anyone beat you up about this either, you've been good enough to admit to it and you need some help, not a personality battering.
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