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currentlyconfuseddotcom Wed 17-Jul-13 19:34:47

How long did it take before you saw an improvement in your skin? (If you did!)

somewhatavoidant Wed 17-Jul-13 19:38:51

Really hard to remember as I quit on December 31st 2001. I'd say a few months anyway. The lines around your mouth will disappear, you'll smell lovely, feel great & be better off financially. It's a win-win. No voice in the back of one's head saying "you're killing yourself you stupid cow" was/ is the biggest bonus. Now if I could just cut back on the wine, I'd be perfect!,
It's the best decision you ever made, good luck!

TheCountessOlenska Wed 17-Jul-13 20:14:40

I'm not sure how long it took but you will definitely see a big improvement - my skin looked sooo much better, no blemishes, dark circles gone, and just pinker and smoother. And I've seen it go the other way too because I'm an idiot goes all grey and lifeless sad

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 17-Jul-13 20:23:38

I quit on 1 June this year and my boss (nice woman that she is) and DH both commented within a week that I looked much healthier and had a bit of a glow to my skin. Felt good to hear that.

Come join us on the Quitting Smoking One Day At A Time thread in Gen Health when you're ready OP!

currentlyconfuseddotcom Wed 17-Jul-13 20:26:57

Hearts I'm already there smile

Thank you all, it's nice to hear your stories! Countess did you start smoking again? <curious>

TheCountessOlenska Wed 17-Jul-13 20:37:27

Gave up in 2008 to try for baby - started again in 2011 (VERY stressful stuff going on), then got pregnant with dc2 in 2012 and gave up as soon as I found out. So I've had a year off them again now and pretty hopeful it will stick this time!! I'm a much happier person as a non-smoker smile

Frenchvanilla Wed 17-Jul-13 20:42:59

Within about a week I was glowing and less grey-skinned.

Give it a month and you'll be looking more vital and lovelier.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 17-Jul-13 20:48:43

Confused I'm the one who is confused grin I realised after I posted that you are indeed already with us over there wink

Samu2 Wed 17-Jul-13 22:33:01

Honestly? when I quit smoking the first time I got acne, cystic acne, GP said it was just everything clearing out.

Started again and skin got better. Quit for over a year now and I have to be on medication for cystic acne.

I have no idea if it was just a coincidence or what but at least I can run now without coughing.

revealall Wed 17-Jul-13 23:31:54

I still look horrid as I have replaced fags with wine and lots of carbs.

Give up because cigarettes don't help anything and will kill you quicker than anything else even cars.x

currentlyconfuseddotcom Wed 17-Jul-13 23:48:46

revealall thank you! I will update on any improvements or, yikes, negative changes.

bettycocker Thu 18-Jul-13 08:48:01

Samu2, I got really spotty when I stopped smoking, but not cystic acne. It cleared up after about 3 months.

People have told me that I look healthier, although I've been working long hours and drinking too much filter coffee. I'm looking a bit jaded recently!

missmartha Thu 18-Jul-13 08:54:45

I gave up smoking on June 1st this year. Within days I had a stomach upset and following that laryngitis, which was so bad I lost me voice completely for a few days and i felt dreadful.I am usually very healthy.

I'm now bug free and proud of myself.

I don't think I look glowy or anything, not yet.

bettycocker Thu 18-Jul-13 09:05:16

I felt really poorly for a couple of months after quitting., I've only just stopped coughing up brown stuff and I stopped at the end of December.

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