Hi all! I’ve finally decided (and actively trying) to quit smoking. Im wearing patches which are really helping!
I must say that im finding today ultra hard! I dont feel like socialising or being around people (avoiding triggers) and my mood is so foul. I still dont want a cigarette though because i cant let 2 days go to waste!
Im avoiding a family gathering tonight because im serious about quitting and avoiding temptation.
Please tell me it gets easier! Please tell me its worth it!
The thought of quitting, and knowing I need to quit for so many reasons is making me want to smoke more! It’s like I’m so disappointed in myself that when I have the ‘I need to quit smoking’ battle in my head, I go light a smoke.
I sit there, I think about people who have achieved goals and I think to myself, I can’t even achieve 1 goal - quitting smoking. Right there is when the disappointment sinks in, and I have a smoke. I think about the mother I could be without smoking and I wonder who I even am without smoking. Sounds crazy?! There are people who wake up one day and just quit. Then here’s me.
I think about loved ones I have lost with cancer battles who were young, healthy, smoke and alcohol free and I wonder what’s the point? My grandmother died of lung cancer and never touched a cigarette or alcohol in her life. She’s just 1 of 3 people I know. But I know smoking is wrong! And I need to stop, and it’s horrible expensive and could kill me. Although it may not cause ME cancer it does affect many things e.g my teeth, my heart yet I still battle with myself everyday.
I getting tired of nagging myself and I am getting tired of the anxious person I am in general without a cigarette. I want to achieve smoking and I want to achieve a goal for once.
Hi all, here I am again trying to quit AGAIN. I am determined this time as I am pregnant (early stages) with my second child and I feel so guilty every time I light a cigarette! I know it’s wrong, and it’s harmful, and I feel very selfish but I am finding it hard to quit. I smoked with my first pregnancy but cut down, and still I feel bad for that. I don’t want to be the mother of 2 who is a smoker and my kids will be watching me. No judgement please. I’d appreciate words of motivation! Also I’m scared of going back to smoking once baby is born (due to stress of 2 kids) and I really really hope I am strong enough for the sake of my children to not let smoking over take me! Thank you.
I am new here, and I have smoked for 11 years. I have never tried to quit, as I enjoyed it that much but in the last two weeks I have become paranoid about my health, and this morning I pulled down my bottom lip and took a look at my gums. To my disgust, they are black! I am so ready to quit, at least give a go and a good go. So here I am!