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I was an intermittent smoker in the late 80s early 90s, I gave up when I fell pregnant with my first of 4 beautiful babies. Now in my 50s I have been introduced vapes I have always missed smoking so thinking vaping is a great answer. But I had to hide it from my husband and family feeling so ashamed. The answer is I should quit. I didn’t realise how hard it would be.
i’m under 21 years old and picked up smoking from peers at work. i couldn’t stop because it suppressed so many feelings of stress and made me feel better. but now i’m starting to feel sick from it. i want to live a healthier life and make my family proud and let them see the change in myself. i hate myself for picking it up, and disappointing everyone around me. this is day 1
Today is the day for me and I’m at the hour of having my first cigarette, have a patch on but feeling a bit shaky and not too confident but I’m just going to give it a go. Trying not to make it a huge deal cause then I obsess and then cave. Going to have a coffee in a different setting and see how l go.
I very much want to quit but I’ve become trapped in a never ending cycle of stopping for a day and then starting again. I feel physically sick from smoking but I feel mentally obsessed and unable to let it go. I’ve got nicotine replacement inhaler which I’ve never used because I just want the cigarette! I haven’t smoked today. What can I do?
Well, I'm back. My last quit lasted 6 months, and then I allowed myself to fail. So here I am again, 35 days into my final quit. I'm using the patch and am about to step down to the 7 mg. I feel pretty good. Still miss them sometimes, but not much. I remind myself that I'm 35 days into my smobriety. (get it?) Prayer is my go to. Glad to be back.
Hi guys! I’ve been reading so many stories and feel so encouraged by each and everyone of them. Today is the day for me! I found out I’m PREGNANT (again) I’ve got a son already, gave up than stupidly took it back up after giving birth. I’m afraid that I will fail this time as I feel sometimes having a smoke is the only 2 mins I have to myself, but I’m also so determined 🤗!
When I feel like a cigarette to do my paint by numbers has been helpful. Even though I haven't had a day without smoking I have cut down. I also read a suggestion to use 2 patches so I'm going to give that a go. My reasoning for quiting is having emphysema. You would think that's enough motivation however it's not. I will continue to not give up my desire to be a non smoker.again. A day at a ...
Start day tomorrow!
Got a great tip from the quitline to start on two nicotine patches, this could be why previous attempts failed.
Also decided to have my morning coffee outside on bench seat instead of going back to bed and having a smoke - breaking habits
I'm nervous, but positive :)
My quit date is set, now to write a very long list of things I can do that will redirect my attention when I get the urge/cravings.
Hi everyone! As a smokers for several years, I have fallen into the habit of first thing in the morning having a smoke, I have it as soon as I get to work, go on my lunch break and before my lunch break ends, after work after food and before bed. Some in between. Can I ask, what has worked for you in terms of breaking that routine? I live with a family of smokers and some mental health issues, so...
Day 33 with no cigarettes or vaping. Well two days ago I slipped and weakened again today.
I’m trying not to look at it as a failure.
It’s difficult when people you know look at you in distaste or call you a failure because you slipped and had a cigarette.
I find the hardest for me is missing that morning cigarette.
And the one that I used to have halfway through dinner to enjoy my dining exp...
Don't give up just keep going I've been trying the last 2 weeks. I had a few good days so one step forward and two steps back. I gave up for 7 years and back smoking the last 5 years. I emphasise early stages
I'm just going to take it one day at a time I'm only on my first day
I've been here before over a year ago.
Quit and started and quit and started again.
I had enough arguments with myself about this and give myself a break.
I've had some time to have a plan set for this next quit.
I no what I need to do and to get through triggers.
I'm about to smoke my last one and jump on the wagon again.
Well done to all you non smokers and people who are j...
Hey quitfam! Wanting to start my quit journey tomorrow, give up date of the 17th of September. Have tried to quit many times but have found it difficult to occupy myself in other ways.. really quite silly as I have children yet still don’t have the proper willpower to quit along with bad chest pains.
I've been reading all the stories and am feeling inspired by everyone's experiences.
I am on day 17 of Champix but still haven't picked my quit date. This is the 3rd time I've used it, the first was successful and I didn't smoke for close to 3 years after smoking for nearly 30 years. I can't even tell you why I took it up again but I did and I have now been smoking for the last ...
Ever wondered why some people have a difficult time and some people have an easy time in Quitting and most of us fit somewhere and anywhere within the scale of difficulty to easy?
I used to wonder and worry about it alot, I am not so much fixated why this happens because I'm along way down the road of recovery from the addiction these days. 561 days to be exact.
I think if you can t...
Hi I've just joined this has been day 1 for me I have help im using the patches. Have found it hard today but really want to do this. Have tried to keep myself busy all day ,which I think has helped....but omg its hard . Roll on day 2 I have 🙂
I've already slipped up day 1...🤭
Yet I am sticking this out 🌻
I've got lots of tips and tricks and strategies from following others stories and I feel confident 💖
I would like to thank all those people that have sent emails of encouragement they mean so much that I can share this journey with others who understand. I’m determined to give it my best, I have failed three time before but I can’t think of that if I’m to succeed, however it does play with your mind. I thank you again for reaching out to me I feel like I’m not alone in this.
So a few days ago I found out I was pregnant. I always thought that the second I found out I would just stop but it’s actually been quiet hard especially the morning time so far I’ve managed to cut down how many I smoke and only have a few puffs and give the rest to my partner to smoke I was wondering anyone has had a similar experience and any advise that is in advanced
Today is my first day I’m not sure yet
I am 54 and smoked for 41 years. I was 20-25 a day on average when I stopped but used to smoke double that for quite a few years some time ago. Anyway it was making me feel not so good mentally and physically so here is what I did
193 days ago had last cigarette – however, not counting this as I replaced the smoking with vaping 12mg nicotine, then reduced strength over this time up to ...
⭐I've booked in a 🎧 call back from a support worker tomorrow and I feel confident that this will change my life 🙂... I am burning 🍊 orange 🕯️ candles for 💸 money to celebrate (I asked a Clairvoyant for some advice & was told that I could burn orange candles for 💸 money)... I feel
🍀 lucky & 🧚🏼♀️ wish everyone all the best... 🦄
I used to be in really great shape and I have been smoking for the past 9 years and I want to find my way back not just for myself, but my family and my girlfriend and I always need any help and any way to get out of my funk to where I can live without fear and live my best possible life with my loved ones and any friends I make along the way!
I'm back again peeps, day 12 today, so far im finding it pretty easy. I don't want to jinx myself, I think i've just reached a point where I'm fed up with the taste, the wasted time, the cost and stench. Therefore I'm not feeling one bit deprived. What's there to miss, nothing!!!😊👍
I have quite so many times.... every time I ran out really, i would 'quit' ~ for a few days, weeks, months, and once, I even managed a few years.
What I find is, if my monkey mind is hammering me with thoughts of buying 'just one more pack', I put a patch on and within 5 minutes I'm busy doing something else and my mind has quietened. If I don't put a patch on, I am likely to get online and orde...
Today has been the toughest so far. Nothing drastic - just an unpleasant hollow feeling and a few episodes of feeling highly agitated.
My books arrived today. Allen Carr's 'The Little Book of Quitting Smoking' is great - small enough for a jacket pocket or handbag and it contains the most powerful passages from his book in short, punchy paragraphs - perfect to fortify your willpower in a mom...
The end of my 'Day One' as a non-smoker is just coming to a close.
I'm a British lady - purposefully joining an Australian forum because I have terrible trouble sleeping and the nights pose the greatest temptation for smoking.
I have been unwell for the last two and half years with Red Skin Syndrome. The pain so was acute that I was only sleeping for a few hours every third day. I depende...
I want to quit smoking and did tried earlier on my own but was never able to stop it. If anyone can help me with how to stop smoking would be of great help. I think it's not possible but still I would like to try and not give up.
Ok, so its only been 14 days nicotine free ~ after 50 years of smoking ~but im still hanging in there, with the help of Champix.
I have a question, since stopping i have been vaping - but with Zero nicotine content .Its just to help the psycological side for now.
Im just wondering if im cheating myself!!
Anyone else resorted to this?
I finally decided to quit after smoking for 17 years. I last brought a pack of cigarettes in. April 2021 and after that pack was over - the shopkeeper asked me to try one of those disposable vapes (iget) that are available in the market. I started vapes and did not it a pack of cigarettes till today. My recent visit to my GP prescribed me Champix. I started on Champix yesterday and I hope I stay ...
Hi everyone :-) I'm back again on my 1000000th quit attempt 😒 I realised I haven't been on here and posted a story in quite a long time! But once again I am attempting to quit (I'm only on day 3) this time around I have been using a nicotine vape everytime the cravings get bad. I have suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for the past 10 years that I take medication for daily. I have had a fe...
Hi, since posting here around 10 days ago, ive now touched down in Melbourne and in Hotel Quarantine. So happy to be back.
Thank you for all the encouragement ive received here.
Day 10 of Champix, Day 4 of not smoking , know its early days but…. The longest ive gone without a puff for 50 years! I know the true test will be when Im “released” but i have put a poster on my hotel wall saying ~ I ...
I have been trying to quit on and off for many years I want to finally succeed and just stop I hate the habit
Hi, guys, its good to be part of this group. I have just started on Champix and am terrified`!!! I have been a heavy smoker for 50 years but have reasons to quit now. Looking for support and any advice on Champix.
Well I have been working for myself now for 3 years and started to smoke when I started my self employment, I am an auditor and due to the long hours I work smoking became a "basic human requirement for me" work is stressful and the long hours does not help, majority of my peers also smoke so it is very difficult to maintain a position of stopping, is there others out there that has a similar pre...
i started somking 4th standard in school now i am 53 years old my quit plan started 5 days now . i stop smoking suddenly my smoking habit 20 cigarates for 3 days before . now i am very happy and getting good sleep back to mouth teste better
I'm feeling extremely inspired by all the struggle and success stories I am reading on this site.
Today is day 3 of my quit journey and I am pleased to say that I am feeling relatively good. Yes, I have all the cravings with the devil on my shoulder telling me to have just one but I keep repeating the mantra NOPE (not one puff ever) - thank you for sharing this. That's really the long and the ...
Have smoked since I was 15 years old .That’s 40 years .Nearly finished my first 4weeks of champex .gave up 10years ago for 20 months .But stress and I was back smoking .This time I’m determined.Heart attack 18 months .I’m only 55 and I have 5 beautiful grand babies that need me .2 and a bit weeks smoke free .Doing well just need to keep busy
Keep busy.. eat more.
hello everyone on Icanquit ive decided to quit as of a week ago but just cannot shake the habit I have cut down to 5 a day but would love to completely shake the habit I have been smoking for 17 years and have had enough of it so I have decided to join this wonderful page to help me completely shake the habit and possibly get some advice from all the wonderful people who have already quit, thanks...
I have asked the team to help and supply me with free products to help me on my journey. A patch and some lozenges should help me.
I’ve tried so many things to stop smoking, and I’m still smoking 30 a day. Im lost with everything about quitting at the moment and not sure we’re to start. Has anyone got any tips?
Have started on having patches and inhalers to begin, today was a success. After meals and with a coffee in the morning is hard. But wanna keep going.....
I've just quit after 38 years of smoking and have long views the filthy, expensive habit as a friend and stress reliever. I now know it's my worst enemy. Day two and I am using Champix and drinking lots of green tea and just eating what I want...but not too much. Today it was salty chips. Any advice for long term success? Thanks Tracey
Today is the day that I say goodbye to the ciggies. I am doing this for my health I have had 2 lots of virus in a month so it’s time. I feel it’s a gentle warning sign. So here goes .
So far it has only been 2 days but waking up in the morning feels a bit better then it used too. No more sore throats or feeling like crap.
Stick with it
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