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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.
This is day one on my most recent attempt to quitting smoking. It's about 3:30 am on the east coast & I just decided no more. I have spinal surgery coming within the next 2 weeks, not that that has stopped me before other surgeries but this time I said enough. I've been smoking well over 30 yrs, but rather then being in a deep sleep, here I am texting. Thru the yrs. I've made several attempts at ...
Tomorrow is my quit day. I restarted smoking 5 years ago after quitting for 6 years. I lasted 4 weeks before Christmas before starting again and have struggled to stop again. Day 4 seems to be my problem time and I gave in.
I actually quit smoking about a year ago, yet went back, after trying nicotine patches and gum from CVS. It was great because both worked on levels; I can't remember the mg, but it really was a relief because I got to save money! I could have moved, but then a few things happened that were stressful. I started up the habit again because...well I have no clue why I started smoking cigarettes again...
I have been a smoker on and off since 1982 I was smoking 60 per day....
I had a stent put in my heart last December. Since the I have been trying to quit.
Can't do Champix as after successfully using them once, on the second attempt I was suicidal after 1 week. Patches? I developed an allergy to them. Lozenges not good either.
I have been using Zyban for a while now ...
Hi there, I made the decision today to stop. So went online and found this website.
I am trying to get Champix from my doctor as I tried cold turkey and quite smoking aids before but still keep failing :-(.
Not sure why I am sharing my thoughts on here but I hope it will help putting it out there and motivate me to press on this time.
Today is day 25 since I quit smoking for good
For me I ended up with bronchitis that turned into Pneumonia and spent the night in hospital because I also had a massive asthma attack I have never had asthma before
I bawled my eyes out once I was stable
My quitting moment was for the first time as a mother I seen fear and worry in my children's eyes and faces, them seeing me so sick and knowin...
I am wanting to quit smoking for my self and to give my family a better chance at life as smoking is costing $100 a week and i know i can put that money towards giving them and myself a better life but i am struggling again i have done 6 days of cutting back from 10 - 6 smokes a day but i want to quit really quickly and i find that if my partner isnt around i tend to hide half smokes and go back ...
I have just smoked the last of my tobacco.
I have two patches on and my nicorette lozenges at hand.
I have tried without any NRT and I can no longer even get through a day without it. I do agree with many punters that to do cold turkey is the best way ultimately as it gets all the nicotine out of your system and off the reliance on the actual drug, BUT! I need the help to quit now....
Today I started my Quit journey. I am going Cold Turkey as I am sceptical about stop smoking aids. I am 66 and have been smoking on and off since I was 17. My hubby is helping me, he gave up about 30 years ago. My one tip is "one foot in front of the other" every day I don't smoke is one step closer to quitting forever.
Congratulations to all!
On my day one, I lied to myself and convinced my brain that I am already on week one and it would be a shame to put all this non-smoking time to waste. I guess it helped as I am on day 4 now, sorry day 11 haha
I've decided to quit today. I quit for seven days recently but I took it back up again.It's going to be hard this time around. I tell myself to allow the urge to pass and I have several thoughts to keep myself moving forward. I don't have the energy and motivation I had when I was younger so it's going to be more of a hard slog. I'll have to follow through and then experience the good feel...
i have just begun my journey to being a non smoker
age 46 and heart conditions that run in the family plus a couple of scares along the way i have decided to quit
started Friday using patches to succumb to 2 smokes but i made sure i had them at 12 hour intervals Saturday had 3 today Sunday i have survived my first of many 24 hour smoke free day
After joining i can quit online and re...
Hi, my name is Nathan
I'm 46 and recently I was diagnosed with COPD. I quit virtually straight way after the doctor told me. I quit for seven days but unfortunately I cracked and even with the knowledge of this lung condition of mine I took up smoking again. I'm now going to quit again tomorrow. this is a wretched habit and I've found that it is very hard to stop even after being diagnosed wit...
I have used Champix before, and it was the only product which helped me at least for 5 years. I only had a morning dose with no evening as I had nightmares. Now I use the double dose and take the evening dose earlier, I still have trouble sleeping and wake up very early, which makes me a little tired during the day. I don't know whether its the medication or lack of sleep. I am now on my usual bu...
Hi everyone .. after 30 years of smoking and the merry go round of half hearted quit attempts, I’m back for another go. What’s different this time is that I have consciously built my support networ and been more transparent about quitting and the reasons why. My main reasons are health and money. I want to breathe easier and experience the rush of a truly deep inhale, I want to wake up witho...
I have read the book, but use it for reinforcement. I can only hope that it is so quiet on here because everyone is reading it. http://media.wix.com/ugd/74fa87_2010cc5496521431188f905b7234a829.pdf I could not endorse it more wholeheartedly and its FREE. Somehow i quit cold/turkey.... smart/turkey before even reading the book, but i do agree with and feel the facts that Allan expresses are k...
First day without a packet of cigs near me. Yesterday I was quite sad in a way, plenty of self talk and a plan for breakfast which changed when I got up. Its early yet, but have changed the radio to relaxing and happy old fashioned music, and found myself singing (to my dog) she liked it! I hope my happy mood stays with me today.
I am going to use the memory of enjoying my last quit smoking attempt. I returned to smoking due to work place stress which I’m ready to face again.
I have been bluffing myself for so long, been false in saying what a free spirit I am, and how much freedom means to me. But I have not been free. I have been a slave! A slave to addiction! When that addiction says I want..I want!...the slave would drive to a servo at 3am or any hour of the day or night to buy some cigarettes. That is not who I am, that is not who I want to be. I want to be trul...
I have been smoking on and off for 15 years. I am almost 32. Some days I have 2 cigarettes, other days can smoke over a pack (I drink too much too - major trigger).
I stopped my entire pregnancy but they've crept back in. Firstly when drinking, now it's everyday. I haven't put in a proper quit attempt but I'm now undertaking part of a university study on two quit smoking aids and I am on day ...
Being around people who won't be happy with me smoking helps. :)
I can't believe i was fortunate enough to find this link and want to share it with all. Whether you have quit or not, it is worth a read. I used it after i quit to re-enforce my quit. My husband quit two weeks after i did after he read the book. Neither of us had cravings after a few days.
I still maintain that understanding nicotine and yourself gave me the incentive to quit and the belief t...
Today I am reminded of many reasons of my decision to stop smoking! It been 50 days of freedom of pollution to my body, but also 50 days of convincing myself I know longer need that in my life. My thanks to those folks here, across the globe whom have written stories for me to learn and reflect on. Your words have reminding me why I should stay nicotine free, and what good it will do for me. ...
I have attempted to quit smoking probably 4 or 5 times before. I have tried most methods including NRP,Champix,hypnosis. I had some success in the past up to 12monthspredominantly smoke free, in the past I would generally buckle at parties like e bucks days etc. I am in my mind 30's and expecting my Third daughter in six weeks. I really hate smoking it dominates most area's of my life from financ...
So excited have made this long. But I am just thinking if I only have one........................ Where deep down having that one is not that simple.
Last time I quit, cold turkey, hard, but stopped for 28yrs, started again, emotional reasons. Harder this time, using NRT, & willpower, having a prob with patches, they fall off. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks
Well I am not quite sure how I feel. I guess it is like I am walking away from an sad old friend who if I look at it is not a friend.
I am a person who enjoys being alone so leaving this sad old friend will be a good step to being alone.
As I sit and think about giving up tomorrow I am feeling calm. I know that I need to remove this monkey off my back.
I have used Champix before this was 5 years ago, This was the best product for me to use I am now on day 4 of the lower dose but I am not sure about the night dose. I don't think I used the night dose before but managed to stop for quite a long time. Has anyone got any ideas about the night dose of Champix on the 0.5 mg and the 1.0 mg
I am sure many have grown tired of my long responses and repetition.... however, some newbies come without knowledge, and my post and other valuable posts about the mindset, and other great quitting information by myself and other members has been long buried. I once had a comment that someone was quit smoking for about 8 weeks before realizing there was the psychological part of a quit which we ...
Finally the step towards quitting a very bad addiction of smoking. Funny enough I cannot stand the smell of a cigarette and always uses hand sanitisers to get rid of the smell after a smoke. Its my 4th day on champix and I had funny feelings of painful stomach cramps and a runny tummy. My GP never warned me about any side effects, but I do trust his judgement. I can feel a difference in my habit ...
I really want to quit as I am so done with smoking. I’m so worried and I have no idea how! Anything I should use or take to help start quitting?
never give up
Me and my husband have been trying to quit for the past year and now that I am pregnant, yesterday was day 1 of our quit journey. Over the last 12 months I have cut back from 40 cigarettes to ten cigarettes per day. On my first day I actually started crying because I wanted a cigarette so bad but my husband managed to calm me down. So today is my second day and I am feeling pretty confident. I re...
The first step is to decide which im sure everyone does pretty often.
The second step which needs more willpower is to carve a date and see yourself not smoking beyond that.
Im on the second step of the journey and want to make this the last attempt and succeed.
Its actually not that big a deal since ive quit before for days/weeks straight - cold turkey and still been ok.
The third step i...
Struggling today being day 13 of my Champix journey I am finding it’s helping me not feel like one and they taste like crap but struggling with my quit date being 14th feb as to letting them go completely I feel like I’m loosing something stupid I know it’s mentally a boxing match going on inside my head and anxiety is kicking in now 😣
Im trying again tomorrow, I’m going for my last one. Wish me luck
I am 2 days, 20 hours and 22 minutes into my quit and i am proud, taking it minute by minute hour by hour and day by day, i find keeping track of this helpful as it is a reminder of how far i have come and that its not worth throwing that time of being smoke free away.
Time means alot to me now i am a mother. 😁
And smoking was stealing so much time from me. I am proud of the t...
I have, and am working on, a plan this time round. This will be about my 15th attempt. I'm going to use as many resources available hat I can access. I don't want to keep making excuses to stay addicted. I want to have more reasons to live, and live a better more fulfilling life of fitness and exercise. I want to feel strong in my life, not weakened by addiction.
So after 35 years and thousands of dollars wasted I’ve decided to say goodbye to my old friends who control my life. I’m on day 11 of Champix and I can say that’s it helped my mind stay level I get a bit of of upset stomach if I have it on an empty stomach but that’s bout it and feeling tired. I feel I’m stuck in the mental thinking of needing a smoke so haven’t given them away yet but also not g...
Tomorrow 2/7/19 is the day I’m going to do it for good... last 4 years I have struggled to quit pretty much on a daily basis only to end up smoking even more thinking each day was my last day to smoke. Going to try to use vape sparingly and let it stick this time once and for all. I’m determined but afraid to continuously fail.
Just wanted to share my journey so far. I am 26 days quit free. Feeling so determined this time after several Quit attempts in the past. Just taking one day at a time. Using patches and gum for cravings. Also reading other people's Stories are helping me immensely 😊 Keep up the good work everyone! We can do this!!
I have smoked for 14-15 years and When I started quitting I slipped up majorly brought a pack spent the day trying to smoke them cause I was quitting for sure the next day. Next day I had 3-4 didn't have anymore then the next day I was so proud I didn't have any at all it's not that easy but it's not that hard either I downloaded a heap of apps to help me and tried keeping busy on my phone I stil...
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