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New Quitline website and blogs coming soon.

Hi Quit Whanau!

We wanted you to be the first to know that in the next couple of weeks we are going to launch a new Quitline website including an updated blogs experience.

Firstly, don't panic: all your old blogs, supporters and badges will remain the same. However, the pages will look slightly different, so it might take some time to get used to.

So - why are we telling you?
Well... while we swap over to the new site, both the Quitline website and these blogs will be unavailable for up to 12 hours. Sorry for this inconvenience, but the Quitline tech goblins need time to move their pixels and code around the cyberworld. Rest assured we'll be back as soon as possible with a shiny new website for you all.

Improvements to the new website include:
- A completely refreshed look and streamlined functions
- An experience optimised for mobile phones (finally!)
- Better member functions and a simplified sign-up experience

The exact timing of this new website launch is not known yet, but we expect it to be very early in June. We'll try and update you closer to the time.

Thanks - The Quitline Team

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21Mar2017 By Mel  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 1

Feeling anxious about my decision but I know it's what's best for me and my kids. I grew up seeing my mum smoke and then my sister and now I do it- I don't want my kids to think smoking is part of growing up. My partner doesn't smoke he hates the smell of it he hates the way I look when I'm smoking he doesn't appreciate me smoking around our kids and I agree with him on all of these things. He also doesn't want to see me die from something caused by smoking. He had to watch his grandmother die of emphysema, my grandfather also died from it. I just want the absolute best for my family and I know this means I have to kick smoking to the curb! This is day one of the rest of our lives. My family is my motivation and I will succeed!

Profile image Blondene21 March, 2017

You've got all the best reasons tof quit...stick with them it's worth it to quit rather than be constantly embarrassed and trying to hide something...when in reality it doesn't make sense to do it...loss of income...health...family...all these things plus life must come first. YOU can do this!!😁😊😊

Profile image Nana2221 March, 2017

Welcome Mel, and congrats on the best decision you'll ever make.
We all feel out of our depth when we start off quitting.......but the best way to overcome that and build confidence is to just jump in and do it.
Sounds simple.....but i know it can be challenging. Read blogs and post your own often in the early days - they will be a huge support to you. Get yourself a water bottle and make it your new best friend. Sip away whenever the going gets tough. Also helps with that 'hand/mouth thing that we're so used to.
Keep busy and distracted, and hold tight to your reasons - they will always be there.
Maybe a nice photo of your family to keep with you and look at to help stay focused on the goal of being free of addiction.
I wish you well.

Profile image Ponytail22 March, 2017

Hey Mel, you have already identified the main reasons to stop so that is a huge step. I like the idea from Nana22 to have a photo near you to remind you of the good reasons.
I cannot go cold turkey, it doesn't work for me, but I do cut down gradually and have given up many times this way. I also congratulate myself for smelling so nice and usually treat myself once I reach a week and then a month of being smokefree.