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Im still a smoker

Posted in Hints and tips 31 May 2012

Hi Im new to all this so pls bear with me.I am a smoker and have been trying to quit but the only problem is all the adults in my house also smoke too so theres no real motivation there and whats worse is my 16 yr old now smokes but mind u he was smoking way before that so i found out the hard way aye,well i blame myself and hubby for that for smoking in front of him and the rest of our kids over the years.The reason i want to quit is because i will be returning to the gym very soon as i have all my diet requirements ready and thats a good thing BUT it doesnt help with me still smoking.I can actually go without a smoke all day,well at times i have to but when i get home from work the first thing i get given is a smoke,i just wanna be me,i wanna smell nice,just tired of smelling like a ciggie,any suggestions?

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  • Quit4Good , Western Sydney May 31, 2012 | 16:14
    Hi Dreemseeka. My ex and I both smoked in front of our children and neither of them (28 year old daughter and 25 year old son)have ever smoked, so maybe that is not the reason he's smoking. Peer pressure starting me smoking at 16 and I stopped at 48 due to a health scare and will never go back because I have a grandchild on the way.

    Day 45 for me, I'm lucky that nobody else smokes in my life, so I'm not the best person to give you advice on that point. Just wanted to say Good Luck and hopefully you will find the motivation to quit!!
  • tige68 , Northern NSW May 31, 2012 | 16:27
    Hi Dreemseeka! I really do feel for you. Its been 31 days for me but no one else in my house smokes! I really admire people who quit when they are around smokers, they are really awesome.... you can be too maybe!
  • rainbow4006 May 31, 2012 | 19:49
    Hi Dreemseeka, im on day 49, and my hubby smokes, he goes outside and i make him shut all doors and windows, i found coming home from work hard to, cos i didint smoke at work, went 12 hours a day without one but as soon as i came in i would light up, find a yummy tea or coffee to have instead, thats what i do, its helped a lot, its fabulous not smelling like a cigarette, also ive started doing some exercise, honestly havent felt this good in years, good luck to you!
  • dreemseeka , Sydney May 31, 2012 | 23:37
    wow im sure glad i joined this site and from some of the stories ive read so far i think its best if i tell my family what my intentions are,such as giving up the smokes but i have new goals now,to lose weight and stop smoking,it will be hard i know that but its the outcome im looking forward to,wish me luck everyone,im gna need it.
  • amyleelemon , Western Sydney June 05, 2012 | 23:07
    hey dreemseeka im only just starting on day 7 tommorow and my hubby smokes ans he even smokes in front of me thats what usually got me smoking again in my previous attempts but i went and got a champix script and i have not even concidered sparking up i know its early days but its all about will power if i can do it any one can do it :D Good luck

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