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So after several relapses, I’ve taken time to think, reflect and have decided to start my quit date over again.
I am ready for a new day 1 of N.O.P.E and am determined to stay away this time. My triggers seem to be straight after work, I go to a shop, buy a pack and then Chuck them away as soon as I’m home and have smoked 2-3.
I am so over it. Over my addiction ruling my life, making me feel...
Hi I dont have any quit tips as I fail every time I try. I will share my story with all of you. I am 81 and have smoked for the last 60 years. I panic when I am down to my last cigarette, then I go an buy a packet, then I am so down on myself. I am an age pensioner so how can I buy a packet every day on my age pension, its for the money I could save that is why I really want to stop. Thanks f...
I have tried numerous times to quit but I believe mentally you have to be ready to quit - talking to others about there quit journey allows you put yourself in there shoes making it seem possible. Then it’s the constant thought of reminding yourself why you want to quit in the first place. It’s not easy but talking it out definitely helps I will try and try again until I can on day say no thanks ...
Hi 🙋♀️ I’ve tried many times to stop, but I really want too for many reasons. I am using a cut down smoking app. Just started 3 days ago, messed up one day but went right back. I’m really hopeful that it works this time, my quit date is May 4, Also this app is helping me to see day by day how many cigarettes I have and I’m glad to see the pattern of my smoking
I have just decided to quit social smoking - smoking when I drink. I cannot imagine ever having a good time again when I drink. I have tried to do this many times and failed. Does anyone have any tips? Hypnotherapy? Visualisation? Meditation? Stopping drinking for a while or changing to a new drink? Any advice would be welcomed.
Thanks for the check in. Yes 3 days after countless attempts not getting ahead of myself but am feeling okay. This time I’m trying not to do too much and getting plenty of rest. On minute hour at a time.
Well, as of now for the first time in 7 years I’ve gone a full 24 hours without nicotine in any form. It’s a step in the right direction, and I will continue taking steps to go further!
I’ve chosen to take champix and using my willpower managed to accomplish this step, unlike all my previous attempts that never got further than a few hours.
This is my 3rd attempt this year...First time I gave up for a month, second for a fortnight...Wondering if I go for longer this time...
Serial quitter for the last year. I have probably been smoke free longer than a smoker in this time but keep thinking I can have a few puffs. Need to be true to myself and no more sneaky puffs which leads to more and more. It’s in our hands and I want to be free and stop lying to everyone especially myself.
Hi everyone, today is my 4th day of being smoke free. 3 days 6 and half hours to be precise. I got a flu from today and i feel depressed for no reason. I dont want to smoke but i miss smoking so much. I feel very lost 🥺🥺
I’m failing miserably! Done hypnotherapy, quit for 3 weeks, quit for 3 years whilst pregnant with my children. BUT every time I drink I light up... how can I stop this without quitting alcohol I’m not a big drinker but would still like too: thanks
I have just started my journey towards a smoke free tomorrow so that I can breathe well and be healthy. I would love to share my progress every day and I hope I will be able to complete this jpurney
Hi everyone, i have been smoking since 4. 5 years. I really really want to quit and have tried many times before and failed always. This time i will be trying harder than ever. Its my 1st day and i am 7 hours smoke free.
My boyfriend smokes and one of my very close friend aswell. I am with them most of the times. I am thinking not to meet them for a while and just work and sleep and go to gym.
It's so great to have a free place to come to and share our experiences. I was going to quit on March 16, but then ended up going to a friend's birthday party. We choose friends who are similar to us so of course I had cigarette, and then another, and then ended up buying a pack. Now I've been smoke free for the third day today, and except for the occasional craving, the experience ...
Hello All, and thanks very much for the chance to be part of your group.
Today at 1pm I quit smoking and looking forward to sharing my story as I progress over the next few weeks.
the first few hours were always the worst for me in previous attempts, I would set a date, get all riled up and start the day with great intentions.
This never worked, by 11am I had those damn nagging doubts, ...
Day 1 of quitting. Been planning it for sometime by slowly cutting back. No coffee today, and go for a long walk.
Day 2 and no cravings but a massive headache
March 14, 2021 | 13:50
I'm so glad to have found this group.
I've quit many times before -- sometimes for several years at a time. My ex-husband and I took a very expensive "stop smoking" course through the Rand Corporation 45 years ago before my daughter was born. They told us about the triggers -- no coffee or alcohol and to this day I don't really drink alcohol (not my drug of choice -- bu...
If you're planning on quitting give up that morning coffee for a couple of weeks.
drink plenty of ice cold water through a straw
Two weeks, 7 minutes and 53 seconds. 560 cigarettes not smoked, saving $770.27. Life saved: 1 day, 22 hours, 40 minutes.
Call the Quitline.
I really benefit from talking with the counsellers 👍
Hi Y'All! I quit Feb 6th and was 13 days into my quit when I relapsed on the 13th day because I dropped my phone in the toilet and was freaking out about it. So stupid and silly of me to blow the whole thing up in my head and start smoking again. So I smoked for 3 days and then I quit again, now I'm on day 6 of my quit today. I learned that I was a little too confident about my first quit an...
Im new to this community so I thought I’d start by sharing my past experiences.
I first decided to quit in 2019. I lost a loved one in 2018 which sort of pushed me off the edge. It was easy to drown my sorrows in 2-3 packets of smokes, junk food and alcohol.
During my first attempt I did use Champix but I substituted normal cigarettes for herbal ones. I managed to stay smoke free...
I have smoked for nearly 38 years. I'm embarrassed to admit this. I fact, I have tried to not think about how long I have smoked. I need to quit. I survived breast cancer and should have quit then. Now I'm starting the constant disgusting cough with phlegm. Its time. I'm scared because I enjoy smoking. Always have. My triggers will be coffee, love my first smoke of the day with fresh coffee. I am...
This my second go at trying to quit smoking again, and I'm trying to learn how and what I can do to distract myself any tips
Started Nicotex patch today. Didnt feel craving for the first half of the day but bit itchy now:( I have tried cold turkey a few times but it didnt last so hoping the patch with help. My spouse is a heavy smoker so I am bit nervous about relapse- psychological / habit based rather than withdrawl... I am more determined in a non- dramatic way this time so lets hope!!
I am wanting to quit to better my health I’ve smoked for a lot of years now and I just feel terrible all the time I don’t enjoy it at all but when I give up omg I’m
A mess I’ve tried before and the most I’ve done is 2 weeks but I just get so depressed angry and upset it’s horrible how it takes over ur body until u give in I’m hoping this time with this support and another app I can finally give ...
Today is my first day of quitting smoking. I have smoked for over 40 years and I’m really scared. I have asthma and my lung function is decreasing. I’m 64 years old and I already feel like crying. I need support but live alone. I would love to hear other peoples stories. Oh yes I have a Nicotine Replacement Patch on and am planning on tapering down from 20 cigarettes per day to none. Did anyone e...
I stopped smoking 20 days ago and it's been a bit of an emotional roller coaster since then. I find myself bursting in to tears every now and then for no reason that I can think of. I don't feel tempted to smoke, but I am strongly aware of missing something. I feel adrift, restless, disconnected and also most things feel kind of meaningless and pleasure less. To be honest, I think I'm either gett...
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