Monday, May 26, 2008

I have said in the past that I was going to try to give up smoking. (again) Well, I have tried.
But I haven't succeeded.

The first thing I did was buy some 'patches'
You have two boxes of patches with 5 in each box,you put one patch on every 24hours, and you start off with the strongest and after 10 days you go on to the medium strength ones and then after another 10 days you go on to the lower strength ones. By then you should be able to manage without them.
Well,never again will I use those.

The reason?

They give you nightmares.
Terrible evil nightmares.

I smoked more.

It is recognised that they do this, the reason I am not sure.

There must be an easier way.....somehow.


Sage said...

Poor you, nightmares are never easy to deal with and if those patches have that affect then best not to use them. I take it you have asked for advise from the stop smoking group, did they offer any alternatives?

Best wishes {{hugs}}

Annette said...

Thankyou sage, yes I did ask for other alternatives and they suggested the chewing gum you can buy.
So I'll try them and let you know how it goes.

Gimlet said...

You might like to read this:

Fitaloon said...

I gave up more than 10 years ago and have luckily never succumbed again.
You have to have a reason to give up and the help of another person giving up is useful as well.
The reason is the key. I wanted to move house and the money I was saving would help me to do this.

The first week was bad but after that it was not too bad.

Unfortunately I also put on quite a bit of weight but I can cope with that.

Now with the price of fags nearly twice what it was when I gave up I know I am now saving nearly 2000 pounds a year. Just about enough to pay for my increased taxes etc from this wonderful government.

The Sween! said...

I stopped a year & a half ago using the patches! What ones did you use, as I found the Niquitin ones very good.

And during the past year & a half, I have only had 2 puffs of a cigarette & both times, it tasted disgusting! The first puff was 2 days after I stopped & the 2nd was about 6 months ago. But give Niquitin a go!