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NiceLegsShameAboutTheFace Tue 23-Jun-20 17:45:13

..... I buy some cigs when I mosey on down the supermarket shortly? Or whether I just don't and quit smoking?

I shall let the wise women of MN guide me.

Thank you blush

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NeverHadANickname Tue 23-Jun-20 17:45:41

QUIT! You can do it.

Horsemad Tue 23-Jun-20 17:45:43


LoseLooseLucy Tue 23-Jun-20 17:46:13

Quit of course!

chocolicious Tue 23-Jun-20 17:46:24


Pipandmum Tue 23-Jun-20 17:46:47

Put the money for the cigs in a jar. At the end of the week/month/year, treat yourself!

NiceLegsShameAboutTheFace Tue 23-Jun-20 17:48:57

Thank you. Sorry about the voting: always forget to disable it.

Looks like I've become a non-smoker. I wasn't really expecting anyone to say otherwise but sometimes you need that kick up the proverbial blush

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NatashaAlianovaRomanova Tue 23-Jun-20 17:49:46

Do what Pip says! If you don't put it away you find it gets swallowed up in the day to day living costs & you don't realise just how much you were spending.

OurChristmasMiracle Tue 23-Jun-20 17:50:13

Quit l

NiceLegsShameAboutTheFace Tue 23-Jun-20 17:53:14

I'll do the jar thing and then ..... I'm going to donate it, I think. I have pretty much enough stuff to keep me happy blush

Thank you for taking the time to reply.

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Oldestchild90s Tue 23-Jun-20 17:57:51

The only thing i would say is make sure you are 100% certain you want to quit first before doing it. As much as i'm with everybody else wanting you to quit for the better, i think it's very important that your heart is in it! I work in pharmacy and i've seen lots of people fail because they weren't 100% ready!

If you are, then good luck 🤞🏻

NeverHadANickname Wed 24-Jun-20 20:30:57

I hope today has been successful 😊

NiceLegsShameAboutTheFace Thu 25-Jun-20 08:48:25

So, quick update.

I went to the small row of local shops, as planned. But here's the thing: I needed to pick up something from Home Bargains, so I went there first. While I was there, I saw that they had eggs and fruit in stock – which I'd normally get from Asda. So I got all my stuff from Home Bargains and ..... they don't sell cigarettes. So I didn't get any.

Even though I walked past Asda on the way home, I didn't go in . It's kinda funny how a small plan like this kept me on track. I could have popped in to Asda but, because I didn't need anything, I didn't.

So my plan is to try and get my odds and ends from Home Bargains now and then go to Aldi for the larger shops; they don't sell cigarettes either.

I didn't have a cigarette yesterday. Go me grin

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ohoneohtwo Thu 25-Jun-20 08:50:40

That's brilliant. Stopping is hard, but it's so so worth it. I'm an ex smoker myself so I'm not judging anyone for smoking and I understand how the addiction is stronger then the knowledge of the damage it can do.

You have managed a whole day, keep busy today and you will be just fine

LoseLooseLucy Thu 25-Jun-20 10:17:42

Keep it up! star

B0bbin Thu 25-Jun-20 10:21:02

I quit cold turkey 5 years ago and have never looked back. You can do it! You should definitely do it and save the money in a pot

BarbaraofSeville Thu 25-Jun-20 10:21:53

Well done. One day at a time and all that. Are you managing to get past the cravings?

DP used Champix (tablets from GP) to finally quit smoking after 20+ years of being a smoker and numerous other failed attempts at quitting using all the other techniques (willpower, gum, patches etc).

PawPatrolMakesMeDrink Thu 25-Jun-20 10:22:14

Ah brilliant OP!
I LOVE when people ditch the cigs!
I stopped smoking when I found out I was pregnant with DS and haven’t smoked since. Won’t lie, if I have a drink or ten then I could happily have a cig, but it’s just not worth the slippery slope!

MamaBearThius Thu 25-Jun-20 10:24:18

Well done you!! Such an achievement. I've been quit for 5 years now and it's the best decision I ever made!! You've got this OP you can totally do it grin

HelmutShmacker Thu 25-Jun-20 10:24:55

Instead of buying cigs buy Alan carrs easy way to stop smoking off amazon or ebay. I read that book two years ago and haven't touched a cig since. Had absolutely no cravings either.

NiceLegsShameAboutTheFace Thu 25-Jun-20 10:28:38

Yes, the cravings are not too much of an issue. I wasn't a heavy smoker to be honest. Pre-lockdown, I would have classed myself as a 'social smoker' – so if I were out and somebody offered me one, I'd have one.

I also used to buy a packet when I'd allowed myself to get wound up by something: either socially or work issues. Again, not constant but more frequent than I would have liked blush

With the imposition of lockdown, it's definitely become a more regular habit and it's that situation that I want to nip in the bud.

I've made a start smile

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NeverHadANickname Thu 25-Jun-20 21:29:29

Well done, that's great.

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