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Hi Quitters. I’m a noob quitter 20 times over. Signed up yesterday. I’ve set a quit date of 23 March. I plan to cut down over the next 3 weeks from 25+ per day. Is that too quick? I wonder if there’s any useful tips for cutting back?
Day 1 for me today. I have tried many many times to quit in the past and 3 months has been the longest. I already feel anxious but I am also determined to kick the habit. Good luck everyone.
I look at my kids and think why do I do this? Im 34 and i feel so unfit. When you cant run cause your outta breathe it needs to change. So here I am. Week 3 of champix and picked my quit day 7 days ago. I have had 2 slips but im feeling great.
Hello dear ex smokers!
My name is Cath- and Im just 11 smoke free. I went cold turkey..my two biggest fears for relapsing in early days were :1.smoking when going out and 2. Going on a coffee with a friend that smokes.
On day 9 I went out..had two glasses of wine-I didnt smoke!Felt so proud!
Today, on day 11-I went on a coffee with a coworker that smokes..coworkers were usually a trigger for ...
I need help, badly.
I was a smoker until I fell pregnant in October of 2017. I managed to stay smoke-free until a few months after my daughter was born. In the 18 months since then I’ve tried to quite a handful of times, once I managed to go for 10 whole weeks. But I always manage to convince myself to go back to it. I feel weak and guilty and ashamed.
After reading Alan Carr’s book I gave up t...
Hello again, finally took the plunge two weeks ago and have no doubt my last smoke was Thursday night the 6th of February.
I,m not going to allow myself to become complacent with my success, as I have let myself get hooked from just one Puff before and will not fall into that trap ever again.
My advice to those who havent Quit yet is to make a plan, set a date for your last one and dont loo...
Hi you good things,
I'm on day 13 without smoking. I'm feeling kind of antsy. Well, a bit aggressive. Luckily I live alone, so after pacing and general swearing and looking for a way to curb this, I thought I'd check in with people who are on the same journey. OK. Cheese has calmed me.
Day 56 (week 8)nicotine free.
such an achievement for me.
i once found going an hour with out a cigarette difficult.
so very pleased with the progress i have made.
thank you all for the support you have so freely given.
Entering day 6, got to thinking about how i was feeling the day before i stopped smoking to how i feeling now after 5 days of freedom. i remember the lethargy, no motivation except to light up then the coughing and phlegm while i was "enjoying the first 1 of the day" What a joke, my old pal Nic Tine allowed me to lie to myself again and again. No prizes guessing who is not my old pal anymore. In ...
Day 35 Today of no smoking. Day 1 nicotine free. Today I ditched the lozenges, I told myself time to take the plunge and yep no guts, no glory. I've been at this stage before and know what to expect, a bit of discomfort for a few days and then onwards and upwards. I have felt a bit stressed today if I'm really honest, but not rattled. I know that this is a phase that will pass and I'm proud to sa...
I went 20 days without a smoke and slipped up on the weekend
Tomorrow I start my quit plan
I know I can beat this crappy addiction and everyone's stories are encouraging this time I'll have it beat
Name is set as trying
As i will not stop trying
4th attempt, longest was for 35 days by reading others stories, when i started to stop reading 2-3 days afterwards i would bust, so stay strong & committed and believe in yourself. Its all about you
ODAAT - Remember that "One Day at a time". I'm on Day 21; after 25 years of smoking. The difference on this quit this time, no nicotine replacement therapy. it was so much easier after Day 3. I think NRT just teases you and eventually becomes a habit. Just do it cold turkey.
Hard, yes; work it YES!
Well i happy to say i have make the 6 weeks mark.
Besides a few weeks ago when i was extremely intoxicated and recall placing a ciggerett in my mouth and lighting it,then finishing it.(dont recall the taste or anything else about experience ,only the complete shame when i woke up next day)
I have done ok .
Hi all, well today is day nine and after day 2 I thought this is going ok, Im using patches but as each day goes by I am finding it harder not easier, is it just me or is that normal. I am still trying to stay strong but sometimes my brain tells me it's all too hard. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated 😁
My reason for quiting this time is for my dad.I have already lost my mum and brother I have to be around for my dad.Some days it feels I have nothing to live for as I live with lymphoma hanging over me and that it could be back.I need to quiet once and for all.i went 12 months in 2018 and I think I can do it again.wish me luck.
I'm new to this, but I thought that after 43 day without smoking I needed to try something to keep me going. I'm 60 years old and have smoked since conception, since my mother smoked during pregnancy, and my dad smoked all the while I was going up. I took my 1st puff (not second hand) at age 6. Started smoking everyday at the rate of a pack a day when I was 16. I have tried to quit many...
Day 2 & going strong, I believe from cutting down to zero has helped me stay stronger from not going back.
With your help, I know I can achieve the best result. I have smoked for many years, I think about 45yrs. THANKYOU
Keeping in good spirit
My first day, first day in years that I have not had a cigarette. I feel like I want one, but I don't. I am going to beat this.
You were right, everyone. Thank you for commenting on my story, you were right. I hadn't made up my mind. I woke up to many nice and encouraging words from you all, and I think that was it.
Yknow, not just being nagged to quit, but being believed in that I could do i...
I have been 31 days quit, its been a struggle with stress and anxiety but i am handiling it.
Since i been quit i no longer suffee pain and numbness no dr could figure out, i gained weight (49 to 55kg) and generally look well. I quit cold turkey.. I also been rewarding myself with the money i would spend on smokes on myself like new camera gear etc. My 6yr old is so proud, my strength and my supp...
I have to do this. I'm 24, soon I'll be 25 and that means I've been smoking for 7 years. <br />Why can't I do this? I can't help it, not on my own. Maybe I can, but it doesn't feel like it.
I remember the day, the day I started. 27/12/2013. Two days before I began destroying myself was Christmas day, I'd separated from the first girl I had ever dated. No...
I busted back on the gasbers today
Well today is my birthday and for the first time since i was 14(iam 42) i have been able to celebrate it being a non smoker and nicotine free.
Also tomorrow is another mile stone for me which i wasnt sure i would make but it will be 5weeks (35days)that i have been on my quit journey woop wooop 😊
I’m 52 and started smoking from the age of 15. I’m an asthmatic with heart arrhythmia and not doing myself any favours to my health or the back pocket for that matter. Tried on numerous accounts without success. Smoking has taken its toll over the years and not sure if it’s failure that’s stopped me trying over again or the fact after a meal, coffee or stressed a cigarette is my best friend. Coll...
I'am 24 going on 25 years old and i have gone a full day without smoking. At certain points it was hard but i'm remembering how my father died of Lung Cancer and how it was now affecting me as well negatively.
A strong support team and the urge to not want to smell or taste like crap really moved to do this and i really want to never have one again :) I can't wait for the upcoming days, weeks ...
Im only at the very beginning of my quiting journey. Its been 3 days since i had my last cigarette (feels like longer lol). Im using patches, which actually seem to be helping a teeny bit. I definitely feel better than what i did when i attempted to quit cold Turkey a few months ago.
I've needed to quit for a long time due to my health, but the stress of everything i had going on m...
Hi, I'm 51 years old & have been a smoker for over 30 years. I gave up abt 15 years ago for 9 months but relapsed & have been smoking a pack a day since. I have bought patches & gum & plan to start my quit campaign this Monday (20/1/20). I'm really concerned about whether I can do this, I don't have a strong will power but I really want to quit. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Th...
It's funny that my reminder email from you guys can just as I'm smoking my possibly last ciggy (I hope).
I dropped my pack this morning in the rain so have 3 wet ones I will save for moments of terrible stress.
I also may have done a bad job in cutting down and still had smoked 25 yesterday!!! It was a bad day.
But we shall see what today brings.
I've got a list that covers as many pag...
Day 4 into no yucky smokes but the momster is in my head
I haven't got cravings as such just the demon in my head. I tell him to go and annoy some one else I don't want or need you near me. Does anyone else have or had this problem. How long does it last felling strong but frustrated
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