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.
Happy New Year to all of you. I am proud of each and everyone of you. You are all amazing. Stay safe. 🎉🎈😚🥂
It’s one year ! I had my last cigarette midnight New Year’s Eve last year. I can’t quite believe I managed it ! Such a tough journey for me especially the first months. The year turned out to be one of the worst I have had in decades yet I stayed quit. Do I feel better? Not really. This is what people ask me most often. So why did I quit ? What was my “why”. I was tired of dragging aro...
i had my first cigarette at 14 (i'm only 15 now). it all started off as a joke with a few friends at a party until we all decided we actually wanted to try it - before this i had only ever vaped with no nicotine. so one day we all went out together and got someone to buy us all a packet. after we got them we found a place to smoke them and ended up smoking nearly a whole packet each, it was reall...
Thank you all for the support you gave when I was stumbling.
I was having a really hard time on day 6.
I have changed some thing and am in a total different place
After reading comments from my first post that i made reaching out, and the majority of Allan
I removed my patch on Saturday night and just didn't replace it.
I am now on my 8th day smoke free and 2nd...
Thought id come back and share a story for Christmas.
I gave up smoking on November 21 , 2012. I had major surgery and for it to be successful i had to stop smoking and I did.
37 years of lung busting finished . What a battle but worth every bit of it.
Started exercising , watching my diet , became single, met a new partner. go to shows and concerts regularly . 2 good holidays ev...
Hi All, I am reading some stories from new people and they are really struggling. I would just like them to ask themselves Why? It seems to me that you want to quit that is why you are here. You are embarking on the best journey that you could ever give yourself. Your health will improve greatly, you will have more money in your pocket, your self esteem will be at an all time high. So when you lo...
I’m a beginner, beginning this new chapter called Smokeless. I just joined. My plan is to stop smoking tomorrow. Today is readiness day. Smoking like a chimney reflecting on every puff why I am doing this. Listening to every hacking cough wondering why am I doing this. Reading every story, every post to strengthen my resolve. I know I can beat the nicotine, I’ve done it before. My challenge is ch...
It’s been 1,3001 day without cigarettes. It’s the longest journey I ever quit smoking and I never ever look back.
So after smoking for almost 50 years I half heartedly decided to quit. On my third prescription for Champix (destroyed the other two when I deemed that I wasn't ready). It was given to me in June 2019 and dispensed a few weeks ago. I was quite fearful of the possible side effects so I timed the commencement of the course with my holidays. A few times whilst I was smoking the taste was "different"...
Well i am on day 5 today! 2 more days and im at one week! Since the first day, i havent slipped. Day 3 i thought i was going to go crazy since it was my first day back to work and dealing with customers. But i made it though. Still using the step one patches. Day 4 was a little easier...Thank God! The hard part is the hand to mouth motion. Has anyone else find it hard to break that one? I found ...
Have only pretty much started.
I have smoked 30/35 cigarettes a day for nearly 30 years.
Started this 18days ago with cutting down using patches.
I am now on day 6 of no ciggerates.
And am a complete mess...
I have been stalking this site for the last 24 hours and decided to join because I know I am finally ready to quit nicotine and would appreciate support and friendship for my journey. I’ll share my highlights from a life of smoking and attempting to quit so you know my history. I have fought this nasty addiction for decades and am sick of it. I know that it will take me out if I do no...
Finally I am into quadruple territory. Wishing it happened earlier. With the money I saved we got a nice computer that my better half appropriated, a nice Toyota Camry and a van for my daughter. Couldn’t have done it without quitting. I am a quitter and proud. Stay smoke free and enjoy being smokeless. Cheers.
Wow....2119 days for me and a saving of just over $67,000.00! As hard as it can be at times, I am so glad I kicked the habit and stayed away from them. I noticed how expensive smokes are these days, I would hate to be trying to find so much money to pay for them.
Hope my story can motivate others to get off them. Yes it can be hard, but the rewards are certainly there. Health, money and the free...
Well today is day 1. Sadly i have already slipped up this morning while drinking coffee as soon as i woke up. But i did put a patch on and im going to try and keep from smoking for the rest of the day. Im more worried about going to work in 2 days. As a waitress, there is a lot of stress and triggers for me at work and as much as i would love to get rid of those triggers, i can't. Im going to hav...
Today I sit at 18 months and 2 days Quit. Thanks to all on this wonderful site. I hope you all find the success you so deserve.
May your holidays be filled with love and happiness and your new year continue to be smoke free and full of love and cheer.
I finally read the Allen Carr book.
I'm 19 days using 15mg nicotine patches.
I decided after 14 days to halve them. The next day I forgot to put the patch on. I survived!
So I thought about using half every second day. I survived!
Then I thought do I really need them at all? NO!!
So now I have decided to go cold chicken....its like cold turkey after you have started on NRTs.
I just need to say Happy Christmas to each and everone of you. I cannot believe how long I have stayed smoke free without even one puff. Staying close to the forum. Helping others along. Looking at How to be a happy smoker by Nasios Davos. Reading loads of literature. Experimenting with various Mantras. All of these things have helped me along the way. Top one: A strong belief in myself.
A nice early Xmas present. 200 days nicotine free!! :-) $5,803 saved.
I still have the odd moment or two every now and then when I have a mental craving, but it quickly passes. I can be next to someone smoking and not feel like I'll give in and ask for one.
Reading back over my early posts the thing that strikes me is the fear.
Fear about quiting.
Fear of cravings
Fear of the experience.
I would just like to wish everyone on this site a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. thank you all for your support . to the new non smokers I say keep going it gets better and better ,the change in your life is awesome CHEERS TO ALL.
Howdy all, Wishing everyone happy holidays and all the best in the new smoke free year! Checking in at 999 days of being smoke free. I attribute 30-40% of my successful quit to this site and getting support from everyone by reading everyone’s stories. Thank you all who contributed. The other 30% came from NOPE mantra - not one puff ever. The rest of my determination came by way of cigarettes beco...
Just popping in to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a smoke fee new year.
While I’m still smoke free for 109 days I’ve just gotten over pneumonia.
I went to the doctor and got some antibiotics and a puffer.
It was scary I was very much short of breathe.
But feel 100 percent now and not using the puffer as much
Smoking is not worth it.
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<div class="comment-content">Everyone has their own terms whether it be ex-smoker or non-smoker. Red has a valid point in that we want the mentality of a non-smoker to accept this journey fully a...
Equal time feeling good, feeling bad. I am in the No Man's Land. I failed in this place last time when I hit 40 days.
I really want to ring in the new year as a non smoker. Just had my Birthday, and after saying for many years "I do not want to be a 50/51/52/53/54 year old smoker", now I am not at 55. That was cool.
Feeling bored a lot. Prowess is way way up, which is an added benefit for my...
I love to eat. I have been eating and making up for not really having many cravings while I was smoking. It is glorious, and I even savor the meals. I think I taste the food and drinks better. Plus, chocolate drinks just feel good to the bone.
I'm also getting back into doing some of the things that I used to be into before I really started to become a smoker.
And I think as a thing I am ...
I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and give you all a story about Christmas and a little gift.l
My sister pulled a Christmas prank on Mom and it was hilarious! She presented my Mom with a box with air holes, a bag of dog food and a leash. My Mom , while liking animals, was appalled at the idea of owning a dog. Too much work for her at her age. We howled in laughter as we surmise...
I was hoping to be able to get some feedback on how some of you have dealt with quitting. I went cold turkey and I haven’t had a cigarette in 11 days. I just wanted to see what side effects have been experienced by others. Surprisingly my cravings have not been that bad but I feel my anxiety has been through the roof. I don’t feel motivated to go out and socialise and I get nauseous and dizzy fro...
Hi everyone. I just want to wish you all a merry Christmas and thank everyone for helping me on my quit journey. I also want to congratulate every quitter, new or old. You are all fantastic. To everyone who is going to quit, You are amazing and i believe in you. Have a great Christmas everyone and in 2020 we will continue to send the tobacco companies broke 🎄😚
Today marks day 98 of quitting smoking after smoking for around 15 years. I used champix to quit and my last cigarette was on the 10th of September 2019. I feel much better; more energy, better breath, no smell and was disgusted from smell of other people smoking around me.
i had an extremely stressful day today and several problem and unfortunately i smoked one cigarette which made me dizzy an...
Another year almost over, but it may have been a significant one for many this year who will enjoy a smoke free New Year's Eve with a cigarette.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know many through this site. Some stay , others go. It is never clear what has become of some and we just hope that they found their way or that they will be back to try again in the near future to try again.
45 days. positive affirmation "I dont smoke". its addiction but its mind over matter too. give yourself permission to change youre mind. your mind is stronger than the addiction.
Having a tough day. I had applied for a loan to consolidate some of my debt but it got declined. To top it off, having another argument with my fiancé. Having a bit of an urge to drive to the store and get a pack😔
Has anyone tried Turmeric & Ginger to help detox from nicotine and other nasty chemicals after quitting? Thoughts on this? Thanks in advance! : )
The word mindset has been used here quite often.
Wise people have tried to help explain it. Some people can grasp it very easily. Some people cannot. and some people play around with the idea.
I'm almost certain now that the concept of the mindset cannot be taught.
I think its to do with feelings.
It only comes with how the smoker (in this case) feels about Quitting the addiction. T...
Thanks to all of you, I am using mouth spray, and I am hardly smoking at all. I can hardly believe it myself! I feel like I'm on the verge of quitting completely! Thankyou again!
I was a smoker for 36 years it was starting to affect my health as I'm lung infections and not being able to breathe etc...I gave up 6 weeks ago and can't believe I don't even think about smokes anymore..occasionally I get what I think is a craving and on those times I use the nicorette inhaler, I honestly think that little device has helped me quit.
I'm so happy and will never touch another dis...
Do I miss smoking? There are certainly times when I wish I could smoke without the side effects that I am well aware of. The cravings do appar from time to time but I am in control of my cravings. I also know not to be complacent.
The one side effect of quitting that I was not thrilled about was my weight gain. That too has become a non issue as I have started losing the lbs. At 10lbs now and...
Thanks everyone for you lovely comments, sorry it was via nuts great post, hi puff, 4 and 1/2 months on champix, I was cutting them in half and quarters, I wanted to be sure as the actual quit seemed too easy, thanks happiness, all good I have family members with some very bad addiction issues and I am probably too verbal about it, I understand all journeys are different, I struggled with extra t...
Just want to say, I’m so proud of everyone who decided to take that first step and follow through when it comes to quitting nicotine during 2019. Whether it’s your first day or day 365. I am absolutely proud of your courage. Keep going, everyday matters, every moment you decide to stick to your goal matters more, and it's always good to remind ourselves that we are not depriving ourselves of anyt...
Hi guys..i am happy for now that im 88 days smoke free.and that is the big challenge in my life since i was started regular smoker for 23 years..I prove in my self that i can quit this nicotine addiction.The people here starting to quit if you want to stop you can stop..be brave always you have craving (drink water) Our mind is always saying its very difficult to quit believe in your self you can...
Hey everyone! I notice that there are a number of people here, like me, who seem to be in that crucial first month of a quit. How is everybody doing? What are some positives you’re seeing? What are some of your struggles?
For me, it has been going pretty well (day 9). I’ve had some struggles that I think others are experiencing. Like Rosie mentioned, having alcohol for the first time was...
I am older than the seven seas,
I am stronger than the tallest oaks.
I will always endure.
I will never be completely gone,
Look around and you will find me
For I will not leave you alone
Day 18 today. No NRT gum today and feeling fine. I've been chewing regular gum on and off since breakfast and haven't felt any need for the NRT gum. Really trying to rid my body of all nicotine.
Feeling more positive and energized today.
Also started reading Allen Carr's book.
Have a great day people!
When i was young, everyone smoked. It was the cool thing to do. These day to our young people, vaping is the cool thing to do. When you think about it, a lot of the things that we did, our kids are doing in a different way. We smoked. They Vape. We smoked a pipe. They smoke E cigs. We chewed tobacco. They chew nicotine gum. The same but different. However, There is one big difference. We didnt kn...
Hi everyone, just joined the forum and have been so encouraged after reading your stories. I have smoked for almost 9 years and I quit 17 days ago, using the patch for the first week to help ease the transition. Now, only using the NRT gum when I have a really bad craving. These last few days have been the hardest. I read about the "quitters flu" and I feel like I could be experiencing that. I've...
Well, today is the 7th day and I’m pretty happy about that. I would say 90% of it has been solid. However, in the last few days I’ve had a few doubts about making the right decision, and a little bit of envy for people still smoking. I’m trying to shut that stuff down but hopefully it goes away.
Just popping in to say hi and to celebrate 200+ day's. I'm still going strong in my own mind, but the battle is real. I've started to exercise, but let's say smoking has pushed my health back tremendously . I have only myself to blame for abusing my body for 30 years with smoking, so i have come to reality that regaining what I have destroyed, will need time to recover. But just like quitting it...
In the last few days, there has been a lot of nastiness going on between some new and old members about different opinions about vaping, myself included. I think that enough has been said and i am asking everyone to please stop. This forum is not about fighting or nastiness. Its about support and friendship. Please everyone, We all want to quit smoking and we are all different. Its the end resul...
Please don't give up you can do it. First thing to do is tell everybody that you are no longer a filthy smoker. They will get on your back if they see you smoking. Then set a date that you want to reach smoke free. Be proud of each week you are clean tell your friends. Then open a savings account and put the money you spend each week into it. This is your reward you will love it.Watching ...
Such a simple term really, until now.
I have learned some new things and will share my thoughts.
Words , however simple can be misconstrued. Help offered in sincerity is taken defensively. An alternative to smoking seems like a threat without communication. A compromise can be met with openness and understanding on both sides. Words must be chosen with care. A meeting of the minds must c...
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