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Broncor
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3rd day of champix, no real change yet. Waiting anxiously for it to kick in

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  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 10, 2019 | 18:59
    hi
    cut down on the smokes now if you can because in another week your smoke will taste disgusting. good luck broncor
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 10, 2019 | 19:26
    Hi Puffnomore, thank you, that is my plan, I don’t smoke in car or at work, my smokes stay at home always, but I only do short 5 hr shifts, still smoking as much while at home atm, but starting to get a horrible taste now.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 10, 2019 | 19:48
    You will get a "full of smoke" feeling and a metallic taste in your mouth. And eat with the tablets to lesson the stomach upsets
  • Happiness February 11, 2019 | 4:24
    Hi Broncor, welcome . Do your part of making changes of when you smoke, and adjust to your new life without them, after all that is why you began this journey. If i was using Champix i should be glad that they also TASTE aweful, I was not aware of that. I was aware that you have to EAT when taking the pill. I also know that it will not, nor does any quit smoking aid do the quitting for you.
    Anyone can quit smoking if they help themselves. Apply yourself and stay positive, you will get there.
  • Cole35 February 17, 2019 | 15:05
    hi Broncor how are you going on the Champix now? im on week 3 and i have stopped smoking. If you think about it like 5% physical and 95% mental its your head not letting you give them up once you relise that you can stop.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 17, 2019 | 17:04
    Hi Cole 35, I am now on day 9, find I am still smoking, although definite reduction, I am not really getting any side effects, only very slight upset tummy occasionally and bloating / wind, but that is me in general. I will make a mental effort to cut down again this week. Only thing is my quit day was / is 1st March which I decided even before commencing champix, feel I should bring it forward to put some pressure on myself. Was kinder hoping for a bit of nausea to make the distaste more obvious. I feel a slight mental shift since starting the higher dose, in a good way I think.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 20, 2019 | 19:17
    Hi Broncor.
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Hows it going? Are you almost smoke free yet? Those smokes would be tasting "metallic" and disgusting by now. With me I decided to pull-out of my Quit date and stopped taking Champix on day 3, I'll Try again when I'm ready
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 20, 2019 | 21:53
    Hi puffnomore, I am still smoking, cut by maybe half, increased dose of champix has helped. Most taste and smell disgusting, also have the metallic taste. I set my date for 1st March, a bit longer than recommended, however that is what my plan was, will cut down further this week and am confident champix is helping as I don’t feel like smoking, just those dreaded habitual times. I am getting a few side effects but nothing too major at this point. Thank you for your consideration, and keep us up to date with your quit plans, this forum does help...
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 14:51
    Hi Broncor,
    ...........I havent really got any plan to Quit, but the !st of march sounds reasonable.
    I think I'm too scared of letting the smokes go this time, because of the enormous efforts of will power it took to firstly get off them. And then put up with the mental part breaking the habit. I missed the instant hit of a drag for weeks. I went 30 days. relapse. 55 days. relapse. then 11 days only to relapse again, so I'm pretty disappointed in myself atm. I need to get over it, but the many failures took its toll.
    Is this your first serious attempt to Quit?
    Lets hope you succeed and Quit this time so that you can avoid the merry-go-round that I'm on.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 15:18
    Hi puffnomore, I stopped for 2 pregnancies many years ago, lasted one week last year cold turkey then decided to reward myself by buying smokes???? Tried the vapour, it is not for me, perhaps that can work for some. I am desperate to change my habits and be busier by my quit date, don’t be too hard on yourself, you lasted 96 days in total. I am having some sleep issues atm so not sure if that is the champix, I have never been a good sleeper, but this is worrying me cause if no sleep I wiil be really struggling. I too am very scared to let them go, but I am way more scared to keep smoking,
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 15:30
    I must say that Champix worked for me about 12 years ago, and, I was a happy non-smoker for roughly 2 years!
    I'm also desperate to kill my addiction and the habit that i simply can not afford these days
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 15:54
    We think its been difficult for me this time because I'm not busy, with too much time on my hands>
    I also drink beer daily. And my mind produces higher levels of worry and anxiety than most people. My first 10 days I was alcohol free, but slowly increased the amount to about 10 -8 cans a day.
    Maybe if you drink its worth considering not to, atleast at the start of your Quit.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 17:15
    Mmmm, I too love my beer and suffer anxiety, I don’t drink every day, but most days, but can enjoy just one or two, so I already planned to cut out the beer for a few weeks... it’s just so hot at the moment. I only work part time but have lots of things planned, painting, gardening and I have started walking. Thanks for your advice, best to be as prepared as possible.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 18:16
    Its the extra time factor that got me. I was totally used to breaking up the day and night with smoke breaks. Breaking my work or tasks with the so called reward of a smoke, have operated like this for decades. . so if your prepared for that, thats a good thing.
    The anxiety I suffer comes and goes and I'm going through a tough time, but generally my life is not greatly affected by mental illness, just periods here and there.
    We both deferentially dont need the added worry of meeting the cost's of buying them, but the added stress of hanging out till the next smoke raises anxiety also. It will be great to be happy and content without the habit!!!
    I lived in Forster, Smiths lake and surrounds for 15 years, just wondering what part of the Mid North Coast you are?
    I enjoyed the beach's and the Great Lakes District, but apart from my 2 year period of non-smoker, there was always a smoke waiting me.
    Hoping to call it Quits forever, soon.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 18:59
    Ahh yes the reward smoke, think we can all relate to that! I am on the beautiful Coffs coast and can’t wait to really breath the beautiful fresh air here. I feel I am in a similar boat with anxiety, I don’t have other mentall illness, just over think and OCD (my anxiety). I have been really thinking lately though that my anxiety is worse when I think about what the smoking is doing to me, will try to use that to my advantage. I am prepared for some setbacks, but it may not happen overnight for me, but it will happen.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 19:21
    I think smoking, drinking and coffee or even tea has ramifications for some anxiety. With me its a generalized anxiety disorder (excess worry). To be free of the smoking addiction means alot to me, but havent been able to achieve it.
    ATM. Its damned if I do, Damned if I dont. But, you could Give it a go now. Youve got 9 or 10 days to your Quit date. I dare you to start tomorrow!
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 19:41
    I am looking forward to catching some sleep over next couple days, would love to take you up on your dare, but don’t have the guts to commit just yet, Monday may be a different story though. Did the champix make you ill? I am using the sea sick wrist bands, seems to help, only minor tummy issues, they are a little expensive at around $16 but will recoup that in a few hours of not smoking. I decided to take champix with help from gp, I have other issues they are trying hard to help me with and I just keep on smoking, go figure? I think we are dammed if we quit quitting, you have set a challenge though and it always helps when you have someone on the same journey.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 19:54
    I am looking forward to catching some sleep over next couple days, would love to take you up on your dare, but don’t have the guts to commit just yet, Monday may be a different story though. Did the champix make you ill? I am using the sea sick wrist bands, seems to help, only minor tummy issues, they are a little expensive at around $16 but will recoup that in a few hours of not smoking. I decided to take champix with help from gp, I have other issues they are trying hard to help me with and I just keep on smoking, go figure? I think we are dammed if we quit quitting, you have set a challenge though and it always helps when you have someone on the same journey.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 19:59
    I am looking forward to catching some sleep over next couple days, would love to take you up on your dare, but don’t have the guts to commit just yet, Monday may be a different story though. Did the champix make you ill? I am using the sea sick wrist bands, seems to help, only minor tummy issues, they are a little expensive at around $16 but will recoup that in a few hours of not smoking. I decided to take champix with help from gp, I have other issues they are trying hard to help me with and I just keep on smoking, go figure? I think we are dammed if we quit quitting, you have set a challenge though and it always helps when you have someone on the same journey.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 20:04
    Your Damn right.................
    We are THE DAMNED if we dont QUIT
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 20:40
    yes, i stopped my champix this time due to nausea, but last time (12 years ago), I got past it by eating well, keeping busy and determination. I was in a better frame of mind then........
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 20:56
    Don’t underestimate your abilities. You have been one of the most supportive and positive on this forum, hence why I followed you. You have experiences to share, I agree you do have to be in a good frame of mind, but life happens and there will always be things out of our control that effect us, it’s taking control of what we can, when we can.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 23, 2019 | 17:31
    Hi Broncor,
    Have you been catching up on some sleep? How are you feeling about ending your relationship with the smokes? How many have you been smoking each day?
    I think its a mind game. Its one thing to make the so called decision to Quit, but its so different to stick with it that could be the hardest. We know that its the right decision to not smoke, but it does test the resolve from time to time. Especially the first day or two.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 26, 2019 | 16:06
    Hi Broncor,
    How are you doing? We're on the back pages, nobody would bother looking here? lol ?
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 26, 2019 | 20:19
    Hi puffnomore, been keeping busy, still smoking, cut down a lot, but also struggling to enjoy my beer, this will probably be a good thing in short term, it is making me feel ill when I smoke or wondering why I am bothering, my quit day is Friday,,,,, but,,,, I have some family coming so think weekend may be stressful, will still try, however may give myself weekend grace. Good news is though, I have 2 smokes left for evening and morning and i am not worried, scared this may work when I adjust my mental view..
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 26, 2019 | 20:46
    i know how it feels, you can call it off, i did. but dont do what i did and thats going from none to 30 a day again,. if you decide to call it off and stop taking champix, continue not to smoke and if 3 smokes a day is all you smoke its good, because its easier to give up 3 per day rather than 30.
    atleast you have cut right back on the smokes. and that is a good thing in the grand scheme of things
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 26, 2019 | 21:08
    I am not going to stop the champix, even though the stomach issues are increasing, due to the family stress and they are big drinkers and smokers, and will be here for the weekend (uninvited) I am going to try and stick to my quit date of 1st March, but if I stumble on weekend, Monday 4th it is, definitely going to try, don’t want to waste this
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 26, 2019 | 21:19
    yep, understand, have to learn to be around family that smokes,
    got to give up sooner or later, me included
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 26, 2019 | 22:15
    glad you talked to cole, i think nuts is another one you could talk too. just because she started on NRT doesnt matter much. you three can really help each other.
  • Nuts February 27, 2019 | 0:20
    Hi Broncor. I dont like the idea of champix, although i do know some people who have quit using it. I went for the patches and havnt had any setbacks. Used them for 3 weeks and then ditched them. Havnt smoked at all. It is my first quit attempt, unless you count the 2 hours about 5 years ago. Wasnt very serious that time. I know that you have to quit your own way, but you do need a lot of determination. Its not easy, and you really have to commit to it. I kept putting it off time and time again. Finally it was the money side of it that made my mind up. I liked smoking and that was my downfall. If i can do it, so can you. Come on mate, Do it now.😊🤠
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 27, 2019 | 15:10
    Hi Broncor.
    Just think of the money you will save when you Quit. Is it $100 or $200 every week? With the price increase of 15% in April and October every year, how the h*ll can we afford them?
    We are forced to bite the bullet and Quit the s#ckers, because we will be the only s#ckers in this country left still buying them:(
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 27, 2019 | 15:23
    Yes money is also driving factor, will save $200, possibly more from weekends, I pay $36 packet, very very stupid. I will be able to work less, I am scared but excited
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 27, 2019 | 15:38
    I'm s^iting myself, but the writing is on the wall. Its time to let go of them.
    My pack of 30 are $34 dollars everyday. And if I have to buy them at a servo or bottle-shop It goes up to $38. Its killing me at all angles . Its so STUPID
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 27, 2019 | 15:43
    Thats getting close to $500 a week! I have 500 reasons to Quit. lol
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 27, 2019 | 17:21
    Sounds like you are getting ready to set a date....I hope so, would be great to hear, and continue sharing the journey
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 28, 2019 | 14:00
    Hi Broncor.
    Tomorrow is the 1st of march unless its a leap year?
    I reckon if You give yourself some grace over the weekend, with your family of smokers visiting might be a good idea? Might be a bit difficult I you all have a few too many drinks, LOL,.... Although, It might be a good idea to make tomorrow DAY1,,That way You can face those triggers head on!

    Whatever you decide, I wish you the best with your Quit.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 28, 2019 | 18:24
    Thanks puffnomore, I have decided on a grace period for weekend, but come Monday morn, I start. I was worried I was taking too long, but have done a lot of online research and quite a few people didn’t stop until week 3 or 4 on champix so I don’t feel like such a loser now. I can definately feel a shift.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 28, 2019 | 19:23
    yes, the medical philosophy on when you stop smoking has changed. 12 years ago you were advised to stop about day 9.
    hey Debbie has come on line and talks to nuts because she Quit around the same time as nuts. debbie is nice and another one that you could follow?
    take it easy on the smokes over the weekend tho.
    your turn has come to give them up.
    i could give them up anyday now and this site may not here from me in the first few days, 'cause i find the first few days quite debilitating, unfortunately.
  • Nuts February 28, 2019 | 19:52
    Good luck Broncor. You can do it. Same to you PuffNoMore. I believe in you both
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 28, 2019 | 20:09
    Thanks nuts, and puffnomore I hope your day is soon, won’t pressure you, but if you are not online for a few days like you said, I will be excited for you,,, might be same for me from Monday, good luck and good health to us
  • Nuts February 28, 2019 | 20:12
    Got my fingers crossed for you both. Look forward to good news from you both.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 03, 2019 | 17:29
    hi broncor.
    we have to believe its the right time to Quit.
    As they say.
    There's no time like the present.
    :)
  • Nuts March 03, 2019 | 19:38
    Hi broncor. The time has come. Come on Mate. You can do it. You just have to want to
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 03, 2019 | 20:05
    c'mon broncor, just make a start, in a few days the fear will turn into joy and a feeling of 'accomplishment'
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 03, 2019 | 21:23
    Thanks you two, the time HAS come, tomorrow I start my new journey, can’t wait, yes concerned but very determined, have 6 ciggies left so if not gone by bedtime down the loo they go, can’t finish a ciggie so champix has got me halfway, the rest is up to me
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 03, 2019 | 21:34
    we just had to push you lol
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 03, 2019 | 21:58
    get through day one. one day without them, then build on that
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 03, 2019 | 22:08
    Yes, sometimes it is the push, I am confident I will be ok for first few day, then I will have to tackle this beast, I am used to not smoking at work, car etc, it’s home evening, my house is going to be so clean,,,, tell us when to start pushing puffnomore.
  • Nuts March 03, 2019 | 23:05
    Good for you. You can do it. Just think of the positives. You will get PuffNoMore and me off your back for one thing. Think of how much money you will save. And then you and i can join forces and make PuffNoMore quit lol. Good luck mate. You can do it
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 04, 2019 | 15:27
    Well, here I ponder, with 6 cigs left, was that my last Packet of smokes I will ever buy? At $34 for a packet of 30 it just makes sense to Quit. Or I could buy one more packet and promise not to buy any after that one. But hang-on! Thats the same diologue in my head that I'm use to daily. I keep breaking my promise everyday. When is it going to stop? I hope this time is different and I can Quit!
    Hey Broncor.
    Thats what I go through most days and I fear that I'm not ready yet, but hope that you are ready and able to Quit the filthy things.
    Since you smoke mostly at home, get out in the fresh air and utilise the beach and harbour and break free from this horrible habit.
    I'll try to get off your back, but i'm hoping you can have a relative easy Quit!
    One day at a time
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 04, 2019 | 15:42
    So far so good for me have not bought any, but realised I have a couple stashed away for emergency next morning ciggie, most likely stale now anyways. I am having my coffee in my smokin chair, not smoking but one of my main concerns was I would not sit on my deck anymore, so I am, but on my iPad instead. After that I am going to clean and deodorise it.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 04, 2019 | 15:51
    Im so glad you have Quit ... Since you have been on champix for this long I thought its time for you stop smoking> Sorry for being on your back.
    Also glad your still utilizing your deck. Everybody should get out in nature more often
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 04, 2019 | 17:34
    Thanks for being on my case, sometimes it is the push you need. Yes, I was getting worried it was taking too long and feared I was making excuses. Early days, but one by one, I will give this my best shot, did you buy more ciggies puffnomore? Have already starting scrubbing my deck and will start painting soon. It would be so easy to smoke, don’t need one, just thinking and keep going to walk out back after finishing each task,,,, now I,m nuts...
  • Nuts March 04, 2019 | 20:27
    Well done Broncor. I am so, so Proud of you. Throw away your stash. You dont need them and they are just a temptation . Hang in there. It does get easier 😊
  • Nuts March 04, 2019 | 20:35
    Hey PuffNoMore. I kept doing the one more packet thing. In the end there has to be a last packet. Smoke your last 6 ciggies and make them your last. You know you have to sooner or later. You know Broncor and I will keep on your back. Might as well give in now lol
  • Nuts March 04, 2019 | 20:35
    Hey PuffNoMore. I kept doing the one more packet thing. In the end there has to be a last packet. Smoke your last 6 ciggies and make them your last. You know you have to sooner or later. You know Broncor and I will keep on your back. Might as well give in now lol
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 06, 2019 | 18:21
    Hey Broncor, Hows your DAY 3 going?
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 06, 2019 | 18:44
    Going well, yesterday was harder than today, but manageable. I am keeping very busy though, cleaning walking mostly, thinking I am still only a few steps up this huge mountain though
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 06, 2019 | 18:55
    I have finished reading Allen Carrs book that Happiness downloaded. You can take pleasure that in three days the nicotine will leave your body forever unless you put nicotine in
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 06, 2019 | 18:58
    3 to 5 days he says. drink water to help the nicotine leave the body
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 06, 2019 | 19:16
    you dont smoke so forget about any mountain to climb, you are free of the slavery or torture that the smokes created. all you have to do is dont smoke and be happy that you have defeated them.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 06, 2019 | 19:34
    be strong , you've got it beat, not one puff ever
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 06, 2019 | 19:52
    if i sound bad @ss, I'm sorry, after reading the book, I'm feeling pretty disapointed that I'm still smoking. But am happy that you have stopped the stupid habit.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 06, 2019 | 20:09
    Your comments are helpful, I have the Allen Carr book, started reading before Xmas but stopped because I thought it would work and I wasn’t ready, will start reading again to reinforce. You will make the decision soon, we will be here to help or just share stories
  • Nuts March 07, 2019 | 10:17
    Well done broncor
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 07, 2019 | 18:19
    well done broncor, day four.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 07, 2019 | 18:33
    class the nicotine addiction as defeated.
    The habit is dying too.
    continue keeping busy.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 07, 2019 | 19:54
    Thanks nuts and puffnomore, I am surprised how well I am feeling, hope it’s not the calm before the storm. I think I had to take a little longer on champix than others, but I have timed it right for me. I could easy smoke out of habit, but I just don’t want to or see the point in smoking now, amazing how quick body stars to try and heal itself.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 07, 2019 | 20:11
    you have no mountain to climb. you have made it. they say believe in yourself. positive thinking. and not one puff ever. you are wonderful,. believe it!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 09, 2019 | 19:50
    hi broncor.........
    just a friendly reminder to stick with the plan.
    PuffNoMore:)
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 11, 2019 | 17:26
    Sticking with the plan, going well so far
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 11, 2019 | 18:13
    Thats good news. Its about 7 days for you!
    Do whatever it takes to get by without them.
    I'm still smoking, I'll do it when I'm ready.
  • Nuts March 11, 2019 | 23:16
    Well done Broncor. You are over the hardest part. Hang in there
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 11, 2019 | 23:43
    I can smell that coffs fresh air from here.
    Keep that fresh sea air sucking up through the nostrils.
    Keep to the plan. Your over the hardest part now.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 11, 2019 | 23:56
    I went full term with the Champix in the past and I had no problem;
    There's no reason you cant continue your success either
  • Nuts March 16, 2019 | 10:13
    How is it going Broncor. Hope you are coping well. I am proud of you. Hang in there.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 16, 2019 | 14:31
























    I'm proud of you too.
    Hoping your transition from smoker to NON-SMOKER is not too difficult for you now. You'll be counting the weeks rather than days before you know it!
    Stay true to your plan
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 16, 2019 | 16:20
    Thanks guys, I am going better than I thought, still thinking of smoking when I finish a task, then quickly realise I am not smoking anymore. The champix definitely takes away the need to smoke. I have had terrible week of no sleep, and sweats so obvious withdrawal symptoms but I already feel much better with breathing and sinuses. Saved well over $300. Looking forward to finishing the champix but will stay the course, alteast another month.
  • Nuts March 17, 2019 | 10:38
    Good on you. You are doing so well. Be very proud of yourself. I still find myself reaching for that smoke now and then, even after 70 days smoke free. After smoking for so long our brains need time to adjust, as well as our bodies. Tell yourself. I dont smoke and i dont want to ever again, and then buy yourself a special reward. You deserve it. Well done again 🤠😀🤗😙
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 18, 2019 | 17:45
    hi broncor.
    just checking how you are going.
    ya know , if you think your mind is strong enough? you could ween yourself off the champix.
    stay the course of champix if you dont feel comfortable without them
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 18, 2019 | 20:21
    I think I am strong enough but not going to risk it yet. I will continue at least another 2 weeks and then consider one daily. Definitely don’t need to smoke, but fleeting moments of wanting to. Better to be safe than sorry, I could not have done it without champix. I have a lozenges call rescue remedy, all natural, seems to be helping with sleeping a bit and also reducing some stress. I will take any help I can get
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 18, 2019 | 20:57
    I'm so inspired by you lot, Nuts, Debbie and now Cole has notched up 1 month!
    I always thought that if all of you could do it, I will Quit too. You guys have been a beacon in my dark. Because you guys have done it I have no choice. I promised myself that if all of you guys could do it, that I would.
    Thanks broncor and ...........................everyone on this site
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast March 18, 2019 | 21:30
    Good on you, we are all here to support you, keep in touch
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 18, 2019 | 21:51
    im taking a break from this site. i need to give the smokes up.
    you four guys have provided me the willpower and the strength to fight this, you've made me believe in myself.
    thank you and i'll be back in 30 days or so.
  • Nuts March 19, 2019 | 11:50
    Go for it mate. You can do it. We all believe in you. Talk to you in 30 days best of luck ☺👍
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 05, 2019 | 21:27
    How are you Broncor?
    Are you still winning and smoke free? If you are it must be a month for you now!
    Is it getting easier. Has your mind accepted that it no longer gets its nicotine fix?
    I havn't started another Quit yet, always procrastinating unfortunately.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 05, 2019 | 22:16
    It’s been quiet without you, I thought you had gone for it. Yes almost 5 weeks for me now, I cut down to 1/2 tablet in the evening and I have missed smoking a bit, but NOPE. Have been enjoying a few beers and been to the pub, so have been testing myself a bit. Starting a Keto diet on Monday as a new distraction and also to kick the kilo I found over the last few weeks, I have felt a bit low but this fits in with the quit timeline, never realised how much time I wasted smoking. Just the hour in the afternoon is when I miss it. But I am in this for the long haul now, I feel so much better and positive. I don’t mind I am relying on champix, I will keep at atleast 1 and 1/2 tabs for a couple more weeks at least.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 05, 2019 | 22:33
    well, i am at an all-time low with anxiety and depression big time. it just goes to show that smoking solves nothing and just causes the mind to regress into negativity. i think you have done it. HOORAY
    great work.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 05, 2019 | 22:54
    I am so sorry you are feeling so low, but you know now for sure that smoking doesn’t help. It would be good if there was someone close to you to share this journey with, walk with or talk, just to encourage, it might be worth checking if there is any support groups nearby to you. What about starting a new hobby first, then kick this habit to the kerb, a new distraction might help, worth a shot puffnomore, you have the want to quit, just got to get the right plan, just know you will get there.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 05, 2019 | 23:04
    Its a credit to you that you chose your plan and stuck to it.
    You sound so much more positive now AND I'm so pleased for you.
    go you!!!!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 07, 2019 | 19:22
    another day. another dollar
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    and another day of a healthy life.
    you should be proud of yourself
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 07, 2019 | 22:15
    Yes, over $1000 saved, planning a trip with family at the end of the year, it is good to have a new current mind set of “why smoke, it looks silly and makes no sense” just keeping saying NOPE,,,,
  • Nuts April 09, 2019 | 9:26
    Hi Broncor. Well done you. You are going great. You are over the worst, and its all uphill from now on. Isnt it great to be free. We have a new quit smoking ad here is in S.A. It shows all of the downsides of smoking . Its all about the cost, the smell, being outside by yourself, no smoking zones, smelly hugs etc. It brings back memories that i laugh at now. We are both free now and should be proud. Congrats again
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 09, 2019 | 12:53
    Hi nuts, yes I have seen that ad, I was feeling all that only 5 weeks ago, I see people smoking now and think how silly it looks. I am feeling very proud of myself, have put on a kilo though, started Keto diet this week, to lose some weight and thought it would be a good distraction, but a kilo or 2 is worth the benefits of not smoking, yeah, go us
  • Nuts April 09, 2019 | 15:04
    Yeah ,I put on a couple of kilos as well. Not happy with that. Never heard of the Keto diet. Will have to check it out. 5 weeks is fantastic. Good for you
  • Nuts April 12, 2019 | 14:32
    Hey Broncor, sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Hope you will be better soon.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 12, 2019 | 20:17
    Feeling better today, throat improving, thanks for your kind words, probs taking on too much but that’s how I roll, good distraction, still feeling strong and illness strengthening my resolve, not going back, NOPE never
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 15, 2019 | 19:46
    Hi Broncor,
    Hope your feeling better.
    Its another week, another load of cash and not ash. $$$$$$$$
    Use your mind and willpower if you feel anxiety, especially when you no longer have CHAMPIX. Think of your younger sister with emphysema and how you have narrowly avoided it .
    You have got out in time.
    DONT SMOKE- NOPE

  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 16, 2019 | 12:12
    Hey puffnomore, yes so far have dodged a bullet, hope you are well
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 16, 2019 | 12:43
    Its great news that NUTS has clocked up 100 days.
    I dont think she'll ever go back to her old habit. You also have come too far to ever go back to smoking.
    Keep it up Broncor.

    By the way,,,,Your post has clocked up 100 comments! lol
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 22, 2019 | 19:22
    Hi Broncor,
    Another week done and dusted for you, whats your plan with CHAMPIX?? Are you planning the end of the drug soon? Are you still on track?
    I salute you and support your choice of whatever you do next, its all about not smoking ever.
    congratulations on another week.
    Hopefully you have beaten the old addiction for life (for good)
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 22, 2019 | 20:00
    Hi puffnomore always good to hear from you, yes another successful week, I am not really sure with champix, GP and recent reviews say longer your on it the better your chances, I have another month prescription if I need, I am taking one tablet in morning and half in the evening, saving the other halves, I am not having any side effects now, so I’m just not sure, I feel like the last couple of weeks and this week have been a bit testy, so yeah, want to be sure. I am in to deep now to ever go back though. Benefits of not smoking keeping me way to happy physically and financially, I can’t wait to hit 6 months. How are you feeling
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 22, 2019 | 20:22
    whatever you decide i'm with you all the way. you know what not to do now.

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