Have you given up smoking?

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  • IguanaIguana Forumite
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    Well done!!:beer: :j
  • scorpioladyscorpiolady Forumite
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    I gave up smoking 8 years ago, i too was half way through a cigarette and decided it tasted funny and i didn't want it, ive never smoked since and hubby gave up 3 years ago, i must admit i never ever thought he would do it.:T
  • I gave up smoking 20 months ago and it is definitely the best thing I have done for my health ever,

    I did smoke for 37 years but realised I was really pushing it.

    I bought the Allen Carr book and read it through but only managed to stop for a couple of days, so I booked myself in to one of his clinics for an afternoon session, it cost then £220.00 but I walked out of there a non-smoker and have now saved myself not far off £5000.00 :money: and the benefits to my health are tremendous, I did put on some weight but that is now coming off at a good rate and anyway , I would rather that than smoke !!!

    If anyone is thinking of doing it I would say go for it, whatever way you manage it, it will only do you good

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  • bbucklebbuckle Forumite
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    Kicked my 20 a day habit on January 1st 2007.

    I'd bought almost a complete course of patches in preparation... but didn't need them.

    I went down with the flu on Jan 2nd (the real deal, not the 'man-flu' variant I had in the past), and spent 11 days in bed. When I was recovered, I had lost any desire to smoke! It had just gone, and I've never had a hint of a craving since. I know it's not a process many could follow, but quite remarkable all the same.

    The savings were just spent on other stuff (I'm a reformed character now though :)) but the health benefits alone were worth it.
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    bbuckle wrote: »
    Kicked my 20 a day habit on January 1st 2007.

    I'd bought almost a complete course of patches in preparation... but didn't need them.

    I went down with the flu on Jan 2nd (the real deal, not the 'man-flu' variant I had in the past), and spent 11 days in bed. When I was recovered, I had lost any desire to smoke! It had just gone, and I've never had a hint of a craving since. I know it's not a process many could follow, but quite remarkable all the same.

    The savings were just spent on other stuff (I'm a reformed character now though :)) but the health benefits alone were worth it.


    well done :T

    I gave up nearly 3 years ago I used patches, but just for a few weeks they were brilliant, totally took my craving away and I was a 30 a day girl:o
  • I stopped 3 years ago and used the plastic holders that you put a filter in. used them for 6 weeks reducing the number of filters I used every few days. Not smoked again and don`t intend to.
    Make £2 a day challenge - doing well so far.
  • I gave up last summer after the smoking ban came in. I was working full time over the summer which helped me to cut down from smoking 50 grams of golden virginia a week to smoking 2-3 roll ups a day. I then got to the point where whilst I craved nicotine I was not enjoying cigs so I got a nicorette inhilator which was particularly useful on a night out. I managed to wean myself off and whilst have felt the health benefits I can not say that I have felt the financial benefits, ah well.
  • we have only been given up for 6 days but saved £30.00 so far
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  • teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    I have just booked an appointment at an Alan Carr clinic, it cost me £230 so I,d better stop eh! I,m in on the 27th of September, I,ll let you all know how I get on.
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  • teedy23 wrote: »
    I have just booked an appointment at an Alan Carr clinic, it cost me £230 so I,d better stop eh! I,m in on the 27th of September, I,ll let you all know how I get on.

    Good luck to you luv, it worked for me, fantastic.

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