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Ron2 Report 1 Jan 2013 22:30

Good going Dizzi. I stopped 1995due a heart prob. Guy in front of me at S'burys t'other day bought 200fags at a cost of £72! I used to smoke at least 200 a week so roughly that equals £3744 a year. Very glad I no longer smoke


GinN Report 1 Jan 2013 16:12

Well done, DIZZI. 16 days on life support is a bit of a drastic way to give up smoking, but at least it's broken the habit!

Lynda :-D


GRMarilyn Report 1 Jan 2013 13:23

Good on you Dizzi....

It can only get day at a time. :-)

I used to practically eat my ciggies I was so addicted....that was 20yrs ago.

Not missed them one bit ..... :-D

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 1 Jan 2013 12:45

Well done Dizzi :-D.......I haven't had a ciggie since July!! x

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 1 Jan 2013 11:48

Dizzi I bought my iPad to go to Oz and this has been paid for with what I would have paid in ciggies,,and I wasn't a heavy smoker around 10-12 a day.
Save for something!
Love Brenda x x


JustGinnie Report 1 Jan 2013 11:42

Well done Dizzi, keep going one day at a time.
I gave up in 1982 wasn't the easiest thing to do but probably one of the best.

:-) :-)


JustJohn Report 1 Jan 2013 10:37

I was brought up in a house where my parents bought Christmas presents with those brown Kensitas coupons. Millions of them!!! So our house was a constant fug. And the top of buses to work was exactly the same. And so were the fashionable frothy coffee bars of the time. And my 16th birthday present from my parents was 200 Three Castles :-D

Me and OH decided jointly to stop in 1984 because she wanted a little car to take children out for treats and we could not afford a second car. But we could after stopping smoking - nice little white Mini. :-D

I hated the smell of smoke almost immediately and would have to walk out of a restaurant even if someone was smoking in the far corner to me. But OH remained desperate for a ciggie for over 10 years and it was extremely difficult for her. Her nose still twitches like Samantha in "Bewitched" after 28 years weed-free. So it is a very hard fight for some.


AnninGlos Report 1 Jan 2013 09:35

Well done Dizzi that is great news. Don't give in now. Put the money aside that you would have spent and treat yourself every so often, or savefor something you really want. It will really help you.

Well done to all the others that have given up too, my OH gave up in 1994 after being quite a heavy smoker since he was 15 (R Navy - cheap cigs). He now even hates the smell. :-)


badger Report 1 Jan 2013 09:02

Congratulations Dizzi,by eck lass if you havn't had one since November, even through the shi**y period you have just gone through,i would say you already have it licked :-D :-D.
Hope you have a very good 2013 to make up for the lousy 2012.Fred. :-)

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 1 Jan 2013 05:31

Well done Gwen, and Brenda and others who have beaten the vice.

When I see the cost of cigarettes I can't understand how some people can afford to smoke, they are very expensive.

Keep up the good work everyone



ann Report 1 Jan 2013 02:24

Well done Gwen.My manager had pneumonia and a clot on her lung early in November,She was so ill.She must not smoke no more.Every time i have visited she has exrta strong mints lol


Jean Report 1 Jan 2013 01:23

have given up 3 times. will give it another try when i have smoked the cigs i got for gifts. its not easy i know, but will never give up on trying again.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 31 Dec 2012 23:23

You're very honest Dizzi..
I must admit I went to a class at the local hospital.There were 6 of us and only 2 left at the end of 6 weeks.They took monoxide levels which could tell if you cheated.
I had patches for a while and a little plastic cig,but soon did away with them.
Will not succumb again!


DIZZI Report 31 Dec 2012 22:58

I did cheat a. Bit 16 days on life support but don't intend going through. That again
The doc thought. I'd give Inn straaight away


JustJohn Report 31 Dec 2012 22:57

Wondered about that, Dizzi. Brilliant. And also impressed by Brenda and the others. :-D :-D Well done!!!


GinN Report 31 Dec 2012 22:54

I expect you will soon feel the benefits. Good for you Lass,keep it up

Lynda X


GeordiePride Report 31 Dec 2012 22:50

Dizzi - I was a very heavy smoker until 2005 and thanks to my doctor i kicked the habit and i'm a non smoker now. keep it up.


Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 31 Dec 2012 22:45

Good Dizzi ,join the clubI gave up beginning of Nov last year.
Had been caring for a very sick OH for 5 years and when I got stressed they kept me sane.He died in Aug last year and decided to go to son in Oz to look after grandchildren as their mum had died.
I went to Oz and knew I couldn't smoke for 24 hrs so thought it a good time to give up.
Haven't smoked since ,,,hard at times,but not given in..

Good luck and Happy New Year

Brenda x


ChrisofWessex Report 31 Dec 2012 22:40

Good for you - when I stopped I took one day at a time and paid myself what I would have smoked!

I found it encouraging - and I still demand my pocket money from OH - mind you I think it should be trebled since I found out the price the other week!


Susan10146857 Report 31 Dec 2012 22:39

Well Done Gwen.:-D it gets easier as time goes by and just think of all the money you will save too.

I will have given up 4 years come April and feel much healthier.