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Hi guys tomorrow is the day I’m stopping this habit. I have thrown out all cigarettes and everything. I’m a little bit nervous because my previous attempts have failed. But I really want to stop this habit.
I’m cold turkey and a patch during the day is what I’m going to do. Does anyone recommend anything else to help me get through the first few days?
This won't be easy .I have smoked for 35 years but im determined to do this .this is my first time to try quiting and my last
I'm 3 days in and crave a smoke but I'm saying to myself I don't need a smoke and having a piece of gum
Well technically 3 days 17hrs smoke free, but just finishing up Day 4.
This was the 1st day I was worrying about, since I was back at work. I do a lot of work related driving and usually spend my days smoking while out and about. Before my quit day I practiced a few times driving to places without lighting up to show myself I could do it. Think it helped becuse I got through today quite essily ...
this is day 81 for me. I have been told by my surgeon he would not operate on my back unless I stopped smoking for at least 3 months. This was the final push I needed to stay committed. My grandchildren have been constantly telling me about the black lungs I will have and to please "no more cigaretting gran". I really want to do this and your stories have helped me tremendously. I thought it woul...
I am wanting to give up again. Finding it very hard. Please help I have had a few attempts to quit. Just need motivation & support.
Im 44. Ive smoked for 24 years, but its now time. Ive quit once before, around 16 years ago, lasted for about 7 months.
Have been planning for a few weeks for my quit date. Im using Zyban and have been on it for 6 days with 1 tablet, but tomorrow I start taking 2. I used Zyban last time and no physical cravings(only mental ones) but it does have side effects. Difficult to explain, but I can do i...
We know now that no forewarned health scares, no money problems, nor threats will stop you from smoking in most cases. It is the true desire to want to quit. I am not saying that you may not have mixed feelings and be a bit afraid of what life will be like without it. Nor that you have to say you hate cigarettes.
Its a journey, like any other. You don't just embark on it.
First you had...
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I smoked for 50 years. I loved smoking. I got sick as I have in the past and needed meds to help with what was probably bronchitis. I suddenly found my self unale to breathe and ended up in the hospital with pnemonia for 4 days. I quit immediately. this was april 18. I am having a hard time staying off smoking, don't want ...
We had a bit of a discussion on statistics involving quitting smoking. The numbers in themselves may seem dismal, but statistics are set and presented to serve the purpose of selling products. Strangely enough, even the nrt manufactureres put in their small instructions to use their product with councelling. (That would include this forum).
So who ever is out there, know that you have alread...
I’m quitting tomorrow. Truly over all the crap that comes with smoking. I’ve attempted a few times in the past but this time it feels different.. I’m not scared of doing it and I feel more determined. I’m always up for tips and tricks to help me stay on track.
I have tried many times to quit the stinky cigs. This time I'm determined to do it. Today is day 12 no smokes. I went to hospital short of breath and really sick. Already had been diagnosed with emphysema 3 years ago. Well the doctor said to me that if I didn't quit the smokes I won't be here in 12 months. That was the kick up the butt I needed. I want to see my grandson and future grand children...
Just touching base guys to let yous know that I'm staying strong, oh yes that little nicodemon has been whispering a couple of times in my ear but there has been no mind game, no contemplating, I'm sticking to my guns and it's NOPE. Even rewarded myself last night and splurged on two new pairs of good quality jeans on sale $440 worth for $200. I know it's a little premature but hey what the heck,...
Hello, I’m Joy and I have been a daily smoker for the last 26 years. I am 38 so basically my whole life. I am overweight, unhealthy, and barely sociAlize. It’s to the point where I don’t even do things with my kids. It’s very sad. I don’t want to exist! I want to live! I want to be able to say “ I don’t smoke” and not feel like I am missing something in my life. I also have daily anxiety that I’m...
Day 1 today, smell that fresh air this morning, it's lovely. I'm so glad it's a work day so I will not face temptation. For me it's the first few days that I'll feel fragile, then I'll be right. It's good to jump back on the horse and as Happiness says let's see this rodeos through. Happy Tuesday today everyone, I'm feeling hopeful for a Happy day😊
Okay I fell right off the wagon and I've smoked (chain smoked) for the past two days. I feel really annoyed at myself. Tomorrow is Day 1 for me, fresh start and new beginnings
Hi all you fellow quitters!! I really can't believe that it will be 1 month tomorrow that I've been smoke free. I keep humming 76 trombones led the big parade! I was a rusted on smoker of 40+ a day for 45 years and now am a non smoker. I am quite clear in my mind that I'll never smoke again thanks to Allen Carr's "Only Way" although I am using patches for a back up.
A month off the smokes and m...
Hi everyone! So I have decided to quit smoking for the 20th time maybe?!! I am great at stopping but always seem to go back when under extra stress. I lost my partner in a tragic accident last year so have been smoking for close to 9 months straight.
Using grief and stress to keep smoking is not ok anymore. I want to be healthy and happy. I know sadness will be there for a long time but why make...
I have made the decision to quit smoking.I have done this on many occasions in the past even stopping for 2 years once. I am very nervous and worry about failing again and letting down my family.However I need to quit and i am ready to quit so any help or advice would be welcome.
Finding this website has been a god send. I know I need to quit as I have surgery coming up very soon. Now I have some tools to help me stop and stay stopped.
Dear I can quit community, I’m going to quit June 1st and I’m really nervous about it. I’ve tried to quit before and failed. I’m going to use the nicotine patch to help me. I hope it’s not to late to help my health and breathing. Any tips would be appreciated.
I used chantix for amonth. Then nicorette for a week, then Wrigley's spearmint gum for a week. Then nothing for the last 27 days smoke free.
During this Ramzan(15th may to 5th June)(holy month for Muslims,though not a Muslim) trying to be smoke-free completely for next 21 days. I have started my journey from today to live a smokeless life. I have planned to follow it religiously as Muslims follow their routine during this period. My main reason behind smoking is low confidence,self-doubt, hypothetical pressure and self created negativ...
I don't want to get out of bed. I have no motivation. Last time I tried quitting I became so depressed that I caved in on day 10. I've smoked for 50years and actually enjoy it. Do I have the will power...I don't know.
Need to get help constantly from help online
I’m having major surgery soon and I want everything to go smooth so I’m going to try and give up smoking. This is day 1 (actually 7hrs 8minutes), I’m aware of certain triggers and my plan is to keep busy but I have a special needs child which can be challenging so I hope I can stay strong with that.
You might ask what the difference is, or the point?
Being Smoke -Free is something that i never thought I could do before I started this Journey. It is a measure of time only. In a positive view it is a past that we draw strength from, a time where we came to know ourselves, our strengths and our weaknesses and persevered in spite of initial fear and discomfort. We take pride in achieving our ...
St Joseph has saved me...
I went to the St Joseph Catholic church, lit a candle and put my only 6 cigars in the bin, just near the feet of Jesus. Amen, and this time I'm staying quit for this life as smoke's are to expensive and damage our mortal human bodies. So hang in the everyone as I say goodbye and good luck forever. Jay Leon Joseph Wilson aka Bryn Benn.
I don't know. Whenever I consider quitting and say now I will quit I just get overanxious. And now i have started drinking again. The times I have quit in the past its via face to face contact. I am not comfortable with this medium. BUT I will perservere with YOUR HELP
So, I've decided to quit finally, starting tomorrow. And I'm so scared. I've been smoking for 18 years and it shows. Weazing, can't catch my breath, severe cough... I'm scared I can't do it. Im scared it's going to drive me crazy. But I want to quit! So, I'm glad to be here, reading all of your stories. Im gaining encouragement and im finding comfort.
day 2 the second time around is so much different.. I've no longer got that sense of loss like i did before.. Im just getting on with my day.. Yesterday afternoon i even sat in the spot i would of smoked and someone was talking to me while smoking and it didn't have any affect!! This is crazy!! Crazy good tho!!! I think i am truly ready this time to become a non smoker!!! ❤
This is the post I read on the 30th May 2015.
Thanks to BigJon, someone who posted on this site, I "discovered" Margaret Thatcher. She was his craving's name and became mine. From that moment on I stopped smoking and am up to nearly 4 years smoke free. I know BigJon is also still smoke-free. It works. I am so glad and fortunate that I read his post on this site. That is the only bit of advice th...
So quit day is tomorrow... already dreading it.. part of me feels what’s the point, damage will already be done, but then my sensible head says, it might not 🤷♀️ I smoke rollies, been smoking about 35 years... hope I can stay strong... I know health wise I need to do this. Good luck to everyone on their journey
So here i am starting all over again! Day bloody one!! I gave up last year that lasted for about 6 weeks until i stupidly thought "oh just one will be fine" how silly of me! Im using Nicorette quickmist as an aid that's how i did it last time.. I hate the first couple of days and probably so do my family.. Im so angry and easily irritated.. Anyone have any tips on how to deal with that anger/ irr...
3 days 20 hours.. Not at all fun.... Mornings are not as bad as evenings. Work keeps me busy during the day.. After work is horrible. Try to stay busy, try not to think. At the moment, I'm eating $15 worth of fast food to curb the cravings... I don't eat fast food..... Just wanna go to sleep and wake up without a craving... What happens at 3 weeks, 30 days, 3 months??? Somebody tekks me the crav...
1 day & 17 hours... Right now this sucks... Working to overcome cravings but doesn't feel like I'm accomplishing much... I'm determined so hopefully it will get better...
Take each and every day as it comes.
Hi, I am day1 without a cigarette, not even 24hrs without one yet and already I’m struggling. I know it’s just the nicotine cravings but this is going to be a long & hard journey. My husband & I have decided to quit cold turkey & do it together. But that doesn’t mean it will be any easier as I’m more of a heavy smoker than he is.
Wish me luck!
I just finished "Easyway to stop smoking" book by Allen Carr, a british author. Before reading the book, I tried so many times to quit smoking but i could not quit. The craving that made me mad. I used to be like "just one puff!! ", that one puff led to 10 to 20 per day. While i was searching for tips online, i came across this book. And i read it in just 2 days. The author has explained best way...
My hubby will be 30 days smoke free May 26th. We are both on Champix, he quit after the starter pack and I’m on the continue pack & am still smoking. I have cut it back to 4 or 5 a day from 25, but I can’t get this nicotine monster out of my brain. Arrrggh
Don't let colleagues family or friends put you down if you don't succeed first attempt at giving up smoking . If at first you dont succeed try try again 🙂🙂🙂
I had my last cigarette this morning.
I have attempted quitting several times, but I am determined now.
I have started coughing all night which is scaring me.
People I know are getting cancer or passing away who were smokers, so that has scared me too.
I need to quit for my health, to spend time with my husband and 4 kids, travel, have an awesome retirement etc... so many reasons.
I am deter...
Will be quit for 9days at 9pm tonight. Cold turkey and strong will power ,even though my partner smokes I haven't had the urge.
I really thought I would want a smoke with my beers but I haven't, I think because I'm so determined and I'm ready in my mind
I started preparing for a half marathon in next 4 months. So I desperately want to quit and I tried many times but failed. This time I wanted to use my full effort and concentrate only on up coming marathon
10 days since I decided enough was enough and stopped cold turkey. Today has been the worst day of all. On the drive home, I found myself doing a lap of the supermarket carpark with the intention to stop and buy a pack. Luckily, my usual spot was taken. I took that as a sign and came home instead. Close call. Too close! Hopefully I can be stronger tomorrow!!
I’m on my third day, and my withdrawal symptoms have been very trying I’ve been feeling nauseous, dizzy and experiencing head aches, the withdrawals are very difficult and want to feel normal again but staying strong
Im on day 2 not smoking, using nicotine patches and quick mist mouth spray.
I've had numerous failed attempts over the 22 years of smoking, always cold turkey which was miserable for myself and everyone around me.
The patches seem to help, don't feel so edgy. I've been planning this quit day for some time I've put my name down for half marathon at the end of the year so have a focus.
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