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Today is the day.

woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,454 Disability Gamechanger
Some of you may recall that I have been trying to give up smoking for sometime, well this is day zero and whilst I'm still using my vape, this is the first day I haven't had a cig for probably 50 years.

I know it won't be easy, i'm hoping I don't put too much weight on, senior management hasn't smoked now for 3 months.

Wish us luck.
"Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    The very best of luck I admire how far you have both come especially during the stressful time you have been through 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,061 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck @woodbine.

    You've done well already by cutting down but not having any at all is going to be a great achievement.

    Well done to Mrs. Woodbine as well. :)
  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 406 Pioneering
    Hi @woodbine, very well done, it's a great result today!

    I've been trying to get three close relatives to give up smoking to no avail, I know that life-long habits are hard to break.

    You and your wife are to be commended for taking this big step and I wish you both much success. 
  • CJ61CJ61 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Wishing the very best for doing this. It cant be easy. Good Luck
  • RammsteinGirl23RammsteinGirl23 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Oh wow! Good for you dude!  :)  Good luck! It will be hard but so worth it
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,011

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    Cor blimey, the first day in 50 years without a cigarette?!  That's some going, especially given your recent sad time.  Huge kudos to both you and Senior M! 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hope it goes well, it gets easier over time 🙂
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,454 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks all for your words of encouragement.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 891 Pioneering
    Oh a bug well done to yourself and your wife. 
    Its a great achievement.

    I stopped in 2017 and so glad I did. 
    Keep at it 🙌🙌🙌
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 891 Pioneering
    Sorry ment big not bug lol 
  • DuninnDuninn Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Congratulations and good luck🍀
  • Justcheckingin15Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 53 Connected
    Good for you @woodbine, think positive.👍
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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    Good luck @woodbine, you've got this! :) 
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  • boristheblondeboristheblonde Posts: 65 Listener
    Did you cut down to prior or smoke more?
    I find the vaping works great but relapsed and i smoked more apologies for negativity!!
    slow breathing techniques reducing vaping controlling or reducing vape intake as they’re a lot stronger I’m led to believe. Even after a day you start to feel better health wise it’s great!!
    good luck !!!!!
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,454 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you cut down to prior or smoke more?
    I find the vaping works great but relapsed and i smoked more apologies for negativity!!
    slow breathing techniques reducing vaping controlling or reducing vape intake as they’re a lot stronger I’m led to believe. Even after a day you start to feel better health wise it’s great!!
    good luck !!!!!
    I started to cut down a couple of months ago.
    Today is day two and so far so good but I realise it's a case of one day at a time.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,002

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    Best of luck @woodbine :) 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,129 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news @woodbine - well done. :)
  • boristheblondeboristheblonde Posts: 65 Listener
    woodbine said:
    Did you cut down to prior or smoke more?
    I find the vaping works great but relapsed and i smoked more apologies for negativity!!
    slow breathing techniques reducing vaping controlling or reducing vape intake as they’re a lot stronger I’m led to believe. Even after a day you start to feel better health wise it’s great!!
    good luck !!!!!
    I started to cut down a couple of months ago.
    Today is day two and so far so good but I realise it's a case of one day at a time.
    Yeah 50 years is a long time but 2 days without is also.
    as for vaping I hope you got a good pipe some are **** especially the cheap one from corner shops, I paid 25 for mine sometimes I don’t even inhale the vape and just puff on it like a old fashioned style pipe works for me but I can inhale as long as strength of nicotine is no higher than 12mg otherwise I’m coughing quite a bit.
    Works for me hopefully when all the problems with my health I can focus on quitting  for good !

  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,454 Disability Gamechanger
    The vape I use is made in the UK by Gallaghers as are the pods they use, so hopefully as good as you can get.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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