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charliecat Wed 13-Jul-05 11:32:13


bubblerock Wed 13-Jul-05 11:55:52

Hi CC, me and DH gave up on New Years Eve and I haven't touched one since, he's had a couple.

We decided on the date, got patches on the NHS, they itched like crazy but really did work as I ran out after one week and threw a mega wobbly when my Mum wouldn't give me a ciggy, I was astonished at how addicted I was and how I behaved to get a nicotine kick - she wouldn't give in but sent me to bed while she went and got more patches

I'd say to anyone giving up, do it when you're ready to do it for good, if you're only half hearted about it it won't work. Be prepared to put on weight but don't deal with that at the same time, quit smoking first and then put the money you save into joining a gym, you'll feel fantastic.

7 months on I feel so much better, my life is not controlled by when and where I can have my next cigarette. Good luck quitters!

Twiglett Wed 13-Jul-05 11:59:56

when I got a positive pregnancy test back for the first time .. so over 5 years ago

then used will-power and the knowledge that even one would start me off down that rocky road again

also am much more attuned to how badly it reeks and how long for .. I can tell if someone has been smoking in the last couple of hours.. the stink lingers

smellymelly Wed 13-Jul-05 12:07:45

5.5 years ago, the day ds was born.

Yes I know that sounds terrible, had very very few while pregnant with him, sometimes not for 7 weeks, then only one a day etc.

Only used will power, and the fact I didn't want my gorgeous baby stinking of yukky smoke!

Still could fancy one now and again, but I haven't... I am one of those awful reformed smokers now who tutt at others smoking whilst walking down the street with pushchairs, or who flick their ash as I walking past with my pushchair.

expatinscotland Wed 13-Jul-05 12:19:46

When I got pregnant w/DD. It helped that I was also violently sick for 4 months with her.

I do have them when I go out for a drink, but only whilst not pregnant.

I used to smoke a pack+/day, however, and 2packs+ at weekends.

charliecat Wed 13-Jul-05 22:07:29

well done, anyone else?

charleepeters Wed 13-Jul-05 22:09:56

I stopped when i found out i was pg with DS, and it was sheer love for him and waniting to keep his safe that made me stick to it, i didnt see the point in starting again - i dont belive in smoking if you have kids

helsi Wed 13-Jul-05 22:11:08

I stopped cold turkey about 7 years ago. I felt so much better after a few weeks and now I hate smoking.

Amai Wed 13-Jul-05 22:31:05

I gave up when i was preggers mainly because of something a woman said to me, if anything happens to your little baby you will be so hard on yourself for smoking.
That was 2 years ago. I can't stand my DP's breath now though as he still smokes and that has affected our sex life!

expatinscotland Wed 13-Jul-05 22:36:16

I can take it or leave it these days. And it's rare that I go out for a drink - can count the number of times on one hand.

But when I go I like to order some pricey ciggies I have sent over from abroad. And savour them over wine and good company.

charliecat Fri 15-Jul-05 17:16:24

more success storys please!!!!!

fishfinger Fri 15-Jul-05 17:17:12

sinc emy sister told me that she didnt knwo why i used perfume [shame]

i was a crapo smoker though
ulta low about 20 a fortnight

elsmommy Fri 15-Jul-05 17:20:14

I gave up Jan 31st this year

I used patches and lots of caffine

Think I only really got over the cravings a few months ago but now I feel great

Oh I had one bad night where I smoked 1 but got over it and moved on, probably a good thing cos it made me feel bad and I realised how horrible the habit is.

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