Feeling anxious about my decision but I know it's what's best for me and my kids. I grew up seeing my mum smoke and then my sister and now I do it- I don't want my kids to think smoking is part of growing up. My partner doesn't smoke he hates the smell of it he hates the way I look when I'm smoking he doesn't appreciate me smoking around our kids and I agree with him on all of these things. He also doesn't want to see me die from something caused by smoking. He had to watch his grandmother die of emphysema, my grandfather also died from it. I just want the absolute best for my family and I know this means I have to kick smoking to the curb! This is day one of the rest of our lives. My family is my motivation and I will succeed!

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    Blondene said:
    22 March 2017

    You've got all the best reasons tof quit...stick with them it's worth it to quit rather than be constantly embarrassed and trying to hide something...when in reality it doesn't make sense to do it...loss of income...health...family...all these things plus life must come first. YOU can do this!!😁😊😊

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    Nana22 said:
    22 March 2017

    Welcome Mel, and congrats on the best decision you'll ever make.
    We all feel out of our depth when we start off quitting.......but the best way to overcome that and build confidence is to just jump in and do it.
    Sounds simple.....but i know it can be challenging. Read blogs and post your own often in the early days - they will be a huge support to you. Get yourself a water bottle and make it your new best friend. Sip away whenever the going gets tough. Also helps with that 'hand/mouth thing that we're so used to.
    Keep busy and distracted, and hold tight to your reasons - they will always be there.
    Maybe a nice photo of your family to keep with you and look at to help stay focused on the goal of being free of addiction.
    I wish you well.

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    Ponytail said:
    22 March 2017

    Hey Mel, you have already identified the main reasons to stop so that is a huge step. I like the idea from Nana22 to have a photo near you to remind you of the good reasons.
    I cannot go cold turkey, it doesn't work for me, but I do cut down gradually and have given up many times this way. I also congratulate myself for smelling so nice and usually treat myself once I reach a week and then a month of being smokefree.