Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
Hi all I hope you’ve all had a fantastic smoke free day,I stopped smoking nearly three months ago cold turkey,through the three months I had various emotions along the way,towards the end of month 1 I hit a wall and was feeling down in myself,but that passed and I moved on through it,towards the end of the second month I had a health scare but that’s all passed and I got through that too,now near...
Hi everyone.The 26 October 2020 was one whole month I stopped smoking! The day before I smoked with my friends and did not feel well..I was fed up to be out of breath, not having my taste buds and to be controlled by a toxic habit which brought me bad health. I was very pleased when I heard my friend at work, having the same initiative like me. Without asking each other, we downloaded a quick tra...
Its my 2nd day and im struggling but Im determined to stop. Im 73 and have been smoking for 60 years, recently the medics found I had cancer of the colon. During the scans they found I had emphysema.
Im going into hospital next Friday, 4th November for the operation and will not be doing much for 4/5 weeks. The maybe chemo or radiation.Im not complaining, its my own fault, I should have listened...
Saw my cousin yesterday, one of few family members Ive seen since I quit smoking and drinking. We use to drink, and smoke heavily together. Partying really. We have been close since our 20's. We are now in our mid 50's and Ive quit smoking and drinking. She has not. It was nice to see her, but the urging to celebrate the easing of lockdown was not enough to get me to go drinking or smoking ...
hi all , I have made it .2years and 1week i can honestly say i am a non smoker . I would like to tell all the new comers on here to keep up the fight it is so worth it .The rewards are so many ,some of them you don't even think of at the time you quit but as time goes by they become part of your new life. The money side of it is also a great reward .LOVE AND LIGHT TO ALL . N.O.P.E.
My helpful thought that I have come up with in case I feel tempted today is: I prefer to breath instead of choking on phlegm.
I am going to use this as my response to any temptation today.
Anyone have any similar experience of week 4 or 5ish? I am experiencing terrible glass (both ends!) It's never ending. Also I'm constantly so tired, I sleep most of the time. Strangely I have very little cravings but my body is a mess. Should this still be happening over four weeks of no nicotine?
THANKYOU so much to you who have replied to my story with encouragement and what feels like love! So nice.So, I am now 8 days with no puffs, this time is different.Not sure if it's because I am now middle aged,or if I am simply ready,but my mind seems to be in tune with my resolution. Mind you,I am practising on my mat like a demon! Another thing,I have been practiing yoga for 7 years a...
Feeling really nervous as I believe this to be my last attempt. It’s day 2 on champix and surprisingly it has taken affect already and I’m feeling less pleased with each cigarette. Hope to use this forum as a diary of my journey.
Hi guys, I've been smoke free for 12 days! But the withdrawal symptoms feel awful. I smoked roll-ups for around 9 years, I'm 22 years old now. It's not so much the cravings for cigarettes, my willpower is quite strong and I can handle that. It's just that my health anxiety is making my life absolute agony. I can't just go and see my doctor due to COVID which is making it 100 times worse. I've got...
I have just signed up today with the goal of reducing and then going cold turkey.
One concern that came up for me is what impact would this have on my body and I was hoping that you all may have some tips on what foods and/or supplements may help my body with the change of becoming a non-smoker?
Any tips are most welcome.
Each day while I’m trying to quit I’m thinking of my health and why I’m trying to quit - which is for my two year old son .
Looking at things in a new way can shed light on things we may have missed. There are times when you might think that you will never reach the goal but if you persist you will.
When we see gradual change, it is not like when someone sees us and says "Wow, you lost a lot of weight!" We don't notice the little things, but they are there and they do build up. When we accept the journey and have fa...
Yeah everyone just wanting to share and celebrate my one month milestone of being smoke free. I am happy 😃 healthier and proud of myself. The journey to greater health continues as I have my first appointment next week with my personal trainer. Money I would have spent on smokes now goes to my well-being. Shout out to all of you on this very supportive online community. I am so great-full to ...
Hi Everyone, I was chatting with a friend the other day and she said something about smoking that I felt was a great point to share. We used to smoke because smoking was a very social thing to do.....however these days smoking is just plain lonely.
So if you don’t want to be lonely....you don’t want to isolate yourself from others....you don’t want to feel shame.....stop smoking
Being in Thailand, nearly 24 hours to my quit date. I'm really looking forward to it. Breathing better and being more healthy. I've already started a walking routine, as of yesterday. I'm just hoping I can quit for the rest of my lifetime. N.O.P.E. is definitely my new matra.
I quit smoking 6 months ago.I am still having intermittent stabbing pain and tightness in chest, slight shortness of breath and slight rise in heartbeat. These symptoms come for few days and go for weeks and back again.I have undergone electrocardiograph, echocardiogram,x-ray, urine and blood test. Doctor did not find anything alarming. I have a medical history of GERD and hypertension which is a...
I'm stunned at how few resources there are in Australia to support people who want to quit smoking - this website is the most i could find, and its not really a forum but more for people to put a few 'stories' here and there.
We have the world's most expensive cigarettes! though all the government websites/resources are shallow and hollow.
Hi everyone my name is David and i now turned 46 started smoking at around 16,
I’ve lost count on the number of times I ve tried to quit and set a quit date and saying this is my LAST PACKET OF CIGARETTES 🚬
BUT this time different because I have realised that in past I have not really pushed myself given in to habit of smoking and not making a commitment as when I commit to a task I’ll do wha...
Any recommendations for podcasts or YouTube channels for quit smoking journeys? For those sleepless nights :)
I’m A Month And A Few Days Smoke Free. Anybody Had To Start Back Because They Just Couldn’t Shake The Anxiety And Panic Attacks. I Mean I’m Always Thinking Something Is Wrong. I’m Spending Most Of Amy Days On Edge Panicky And My Nights Are Horrible I Hate To Even Think About Sleep Because It’s Like A Fight
I’m only a week into quitting after 24 years a smoker and the best advice I’ve had so far is from a former smoker: what are the benefits of smoking? I couldn’t answer it, there are no benefits. I also think about the suffering of cancer patients when the cravings are at their worst: do I want to suffer short term now for long term health or suffer long term then for long term illness?
I am a 54 year old woman who has smoked for 36 years.
I have attempted quitting around 10 times over the past 20 years,managing to last 18months the last time I tried ( around 7 years ago) I notice how bad my skin looks,how much phlegm I have every morning and how much my apartment smells. So,armed with patches and determined to successfully wipe this addiction from my system,I am here.
over 3 years now not one puff
smoked for 54 years and last 10 years 3 packs of 20 per day
when flying i started to have trouble breathing when lugging my suit cases thru
the airports... actually had to stop and rest
took this as a warning sign and quit with the help.of this site (thank you)
wish i had quit years earlier
agter more than 3 years i still get a few cravings bit nit nearly as ma...
over 3 years now not one puff
smoked for 54 years and last 10 years 3 packs of 20 per day
when flying i started to have trouble breathing when lugging my suit casesg
when i get cravings i know they will pass
in .a few minutes if ignore them
then on wih life
It’s been five days without smoking and I gotta say my nose been working wonders, I can even tell how bad my breath is. The mental fog, feeling groggy and tired and just sleeping a lot. All in all it has been the best five days of my life, didn’t even have the urge to but a pack during the time. You got this people!!
Hi, I just joined the group here and hope I can be as successful as some of you have been. I'm actually seeking advice on the natural types of herbs that I may be able to use to help me quit.
I can't use any of the OTC or prescribed products, as I have tried them a found to be allergic to whatever is in them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Everyone, My name is Faisal, I am 33 years old.
Today is my 59th day. I would like to share new improvements at this stage,
- Way of communication improve, positivity enhance.
- Skin glow, blood circulation improve
- Digestion problems Improved
- Breathing Improved,
- Physical activities improved compare to first few Wks.
Most importantly, No craving at this stage, getting better ...
To all my friends on this site and to all who have given up the nicotine drug more recently whom I have not had the chance to say hello to, HELLO! I would also like to send a very special hello to Happiness! Tomorrow, I have been smoke free now for 2 years and 4 months. I have not had one slip which I am grateful for and I have to say that this forum was a very important part of my quit. To al...
Hi, I quit smoking July 1, 2020. But there are some weekends I drink a bottle of beer or two. I smoke for like 1-2sticks when I am drinking. I regularly smoke 10 sticks a day before I quit. I’ve been smoking for 10 years. So fast forward, september 27 was my last beer and smoke. After 2 days, i think the symptoms came. I have numbness in my left arm to and around my heart muscle, sometimes in the...
Thank you for the support on this forum. Just a quick update on my circumstances.
No I did not smoke or have a drink despite great urges to do so. Am proud of that. Instead I vented on this forum and the responses were so supportive. I read them a few times over. Thank you. I also rang a friend. In short I’ve ended up with two job offers both are quite exciting and fulfilling work. Life will...
I only just joined here yesterday. Am over 3 weeks smoke free. I posted yesterday about dealing with over 3 hours of intense cravings due to work stress. Turns out that is not my worst day. The work I did yesterday was to put in for funding for my job.
Today just learned I wont have a job after Christmas. Work decided they were not going to seek further funding for my role. Am so tempted to...
My story is I was heavily addicted to nicotine and despite so many half successful attempts to quit I just couldn't do it. Conway I was depressed was an understatement- there were some very dark times.
I started to take champix, and had all the usual side effects. It took me four weeks taking champix before I could quit. But then to my amazement I quit. Took the champix for another two weeks, th...
i have recently been told to start chain smoking. though i take the p*ss out of this website, i was truly hurt that a member of this community told me to take up smoking once more.
u may think i am mentally unstable, and i am but i have had a lot on my plate. people have come and gone in my life and i have been struggling (somewhat). i come on this site 2 brighten up other's lives and yet i fe...
Hi guys, I proudly annouce that I passed 5th months smoke free life this weekend..
Well, this month was easier mainly due to reason that had gone to work after 1 year and time during working days flies faster.. I also got my first payment yesterday.. :) Nevertheless I'm not cured yet, yesterday I got quite serious craving related with high pressure in work.. I need to learn how to cope with it....
How's is everybody doing with the no smoking journey.
It's a hard one to beat but you can do it with the right mindset.
I'm 128 days smoke free. Had 2 slip up over a month ago but that was it.
It does get easier as time go's on.
How did everyone start there journey?
Interested to no how you all started
I myself went cold turkey
Just get straig...
Hi Everyone, Im Charki and I quit smoking in September, just over 3 weeks ago. I thought I had gotten through my worst cravings to smoke especially the physical ones but today was a whopper of a day. Over 3 hours of intense cravings to smoke. My brain was giving me a hard time I tell you. I had a deadline on a project for my boss and was falling behind stressing. Working from home and tryin...
Hi everyone, last week my husband and I quit smoking. 3 days, in control, feeling proud, a few moments where I was bored and it was difficult. On the evening of day 3 I was really really struggling. I sat down and pondered on the fact I was struggling then planned how I could have just one. Then it happened, I slipped. For two days we slipped. Then yesterday, we quit again and I am feeling strong...
While doing my profile, I am asked how long have I quit for? I haven't quit yet, I want to quit, and have set a date 7 days from now.
Have 471 days under my belt! Yipee. This is sort of the best that I have ever felt. It's like I feel so much self-dignification and the need for more betterment. What else can I do to try getting better? The ideas that pop up sound outstanding. I have two little projects in the wings, just dealing with words and forming correct grammatical and worthwhile sentences. It could end up helping me alot...
Today is day 20 and for some reason I find myself cranky and craving. I keep saying NOPE to myself but it’s really hard today. I was doing so well. Any ideas why this is happening now please.
Would somebody with the power on this site get Chwoe removed,this is a superb positive site full of really kind inspiring people and a fool like this comes along and taints it,get the fool gone.
Hello everyone I have a had a hiccup. I was overwhelmed by my son being sent to prison last week and no matter how hard I tried I was unable to stop myself from reaching for the tobacco. I have been talking with the folks on the quitline phone and have made the decision to to put the tobacco back down this Saturday. Someone from the quitline will also call me on Saturday to assist me in continuin...
hello my amazing fans, i am sure u all have missed me. i have been extremely busy, with quitting smoking and all.
recently, this dumb b*tch has been creating drama in my life. she is a strong 2/10 and the girls hair looks like hay. she is a compulsive liar and pretended to have dated multiple men as well as pretending that she was my friend (i have never spoken to this girl in my life).
I have come to my anniversary by giving up smoking. I did it by going cold turkey and still haven't taken back up again, it been over 3 yrs now.
So sorry to everyone that when I post a comment it comes up twice. Very frustrating for me also. It is doing it automatically and I don’t know how to fix it. Once again I am so sorry that you have to put up with it duplicating
Today is day 15 without a cigarette for me. What a ride so far!! A gal asked me for a smoke this morning, I don't smoke I replied, the buzz from that was better than any cigs ever gave me!!
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