I am trying to quit smoking,! I have cut down from 20 fags to 7 fags a day, but I really want to quit for good!! but it is so hard,, so I need everyones advice or best suggestions,, and I know what your all going to say "don't put a fag in your gob then" lol but I is so bloody hard... HELP PLEASE..
if you don't mind me asking what's hypnotherapy,, never heard of it lol,, I really want to quit but I don't know what I can take when pregnant (nicotine patch's or the little chalky mint thingy's lol) but it is also really hard when my husband smokes and the smell of nicotine makes me what one really bad and if I don't have one I can get really ratty,, so Help please lol
You arnt alone, I too am struggling to quit because I havnt yet moved out of my chaotic MIL's house. I have been getting out with the dogs more and keeping myself busy to attempt to cut down. I am wary about electric cigs during pregnancy and am planning on using NRT. Are you using anything like that now? I successfully quit for over a year using inhalators but a stressful time saw me back on the cigs. I am 23 this year and need to quit soon! I am quite nervous, upset and worried about the effect it might be having on my baby. I smoke about 10 roll ups a day!
Its hard here because both IL's smoke and have smoked in the house their whole lives, when we move the new place will be smoke free and I will find it much easier.
Hi, I'm in exact same position, hate myself for smoking. I gave up for 3 months with e cigarettes while ttc. I'm 7 weeks now and really need to smoke as I get ratty and low without having one. The reason I started on cigarettes again is because my gp told me not to touch e cigarettes therefore I've ended back on fags. I'm only having about 5 a day but the guilt is killing me. I totally understand how your feeling, such a horrible position to be in. and unfortunately non smokers don't understand :/
It is really difficult to give up smoking when pregnant but so worth it. One of my friends smoked through her pregnancy and her baby was born 10 weeks early with placental abruption and although they cant prove the specific cause, in her second pregnancy she didn't smoke and was absolutely fine. Its really difficult ladies but so worth it, think of all the extra money, and don't buy baby stuff with the money, treat urself to getting ur nails done, or pedicure, or dinner out good luck xx
Ideally, you need to give up cold turkey as nicotine itself (either from nrt or ecigs) has some small risks in pregnancy.
If you haven't tried it yet, get Allen Carr's book. It works for lots and lots of people.
If that doesn't work, you can try NRT. This NHS page recommends it for pregnant women who cannot stop without it.
If that doesn't work, then for goodness sake get an ecig! Doctors will generally not recommend them because they are not medically licenced (they're a consumer product), however the more research that comes out, the safer they are looking. Given their ingredients, they are very likely to have similar risks to NRT. Certainly they are orders of magnitude safer than smoking, both for you and your baby! This paper has a good round up of what is currently known about them (and about nicotine generally).
I spoke to my midwife about this. Her opinion was that anything is better than not smoking cigs. I was worried that they'd end up with some thalidomide scandal or something attached in the future as they're so new and untested in pregnant women.
Going to start on them again Tuesday and ditch the roll ups.
Former heavy smoker here and I have to say just stop. It's super hard (I've fallen off the wagon a few times over the years!) but you really have to. Smoking harms your baby, and smoking around a newborn increases the risk of SIDS.
You will get ratty but it passes. Find a replacement activity. Like I became addicted to spider solitaire on my phone! I also found making popcorn (in a pot on the hob rather than the microwave) helped me in the evenings. Random but they worked. You'll find whatever works for you.
Get your dh to ditch them too. Treat yourselves with the money you save and feel proud of every day you don't smoke.
Sorry to be blunt but you're well on the way by cutting down so much.
i tried no having a fag last week and every time i wanted a fag a ate a couple of polo's (yummy minty sweets) My dad used to swear by it but i works for a day but then i gave up and had a fag :/,,, but i am going to try my hardest tomorrow not to have one at all :P,,,, just going to have to buy something to take my mind off wanting one ,, gonna have to buy a shite load of sweets.. and its easy to say get my dh to ditch them aswell but he's smoked for every 25years so i kinda got no chance of that but im going to get him to smoke outside raining or not lol.. i don't want to quit for me but for my babies sake, as i had a 12weeks prem baby and no1 knows why she came prem(smoked though out pregnancy),, so thank you all for your replies, any other tips you may have chuck them my way as i am going to need then lol,,,
Time to go and buy loads of sweets for tomorrow lol i really appreciate it atb Emma..xX
I'd rather do without an ecig,, don't have a clue what chemicals are in it, or what chemicals could harm my baby and i'll have a nose on internet about hypnotherapy,, other than that, its gonna be a long hard journey lol...