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I have been smoking for over 18 years now in my 30s and my health is going downhill, my bank account is feeling the pinch and I am just generally sick of being so reliant on something so disgusting, I've been so depressed that i have even started smoking in my house which I have NEVER done, and everything smells. I have my last packet in front of me and today I joined icanquit, NEXT STEP is to go...
I just found out I’m pregnant after a failed IVF attempt in February. I got my blood test results today and I want to make sure this baby sticks and grows. I’m scared that I’ll miscarry and that’s my trigger.
Day ONE here we go again. Attempt No 5 and hopefully the last. Bloody smokes are killing me and I can't breathe wearing the mask I have to in my job. Wanted to buy a pack when I finished the one I said was my last. Resisted today. I WILL resist tomorrow. I need my headspace to get stronger
So here I am again......Trying to quit for the 3rd time. I'm trying or rather I have to keep my plan in place
Hi i really struggle with quitting as I have been trying for many years!
I know all the reasons for quitting ( health money family) but as I work on my own it’s just a big mind game that seems to big for me any help would be greatly appreciated thanks Dave!
Smooth so far , it’s been half hr 🤣🤣
Sooth so far , it’s been half hr 🤣🤣
I found my smoking linked to my anxiety and am very excited to try ziban
Hello, I have been a smoker thirty one years off and on... this is my fourth attempt and it going to be the last attempt as I going to stay on the journey of been a non smoker. For the first time my WHY is real .. I'm sixty-one years old my health is number one Finances, Number two they are so expensive now and I was sick of saying I have no money... but I could find money to buy cigarette... bu...
I quit smoking on the 24th of march 2022 the day of my lung surgery it's been pretty rough but I'm feeling so much better now. Just have to start to do some walking get some fresh air I think week five was the worst for cravings but I didn't give in l can even have coffee in the morning without wanting a cigarette
While Mothers Day is a tribute to Mothers, for their caring and wisdom and love, where did we lose the love for life and the lov e and caring for ourselves? What better gift then to honour their hopes and belief in us, than to quit smoking and inspire their hopes and dreams? We are capable of almost anything when we have the desire to do so.
So whether you have a Mom or are a Mom, make ...
I have been a long term smoker for 38 years , sounds terrible when you actually say it , I have given up a few times and the longest was a few years ago for 12 months ,I returned from my son’s wedding as said this is it , I put them down and physically didn’t stop until I picked them up again .
So said son is having a Bub and I really don’t want to smoke , however I know with my high energy leve...
So this is the first time in forever where I have actually gone through the motions and quit on the day I said I would, which was Monday 2/5/22 we are at the beginning of day 4 and I still want it so bad I’m exhausted. Have not slept at all since Monday my sleep is so broken I hope this gets easier at some stage all I want to do is light up I’m not having any positive butterfly and rainbow emotio...
I promised my children that when my mum died of lung cancer in November 2019 I would quit smoking. I didn't realise how difficult that promise would be to honour. Life has been difficult since I lost mum. I had to evacuate with my children during the fires. The constant lockdowns took a toll on my mental health. We almost became homeless, I lost my job, had a holiday cancelled twice due to Covid,...
11 days smoke free…this is my 3rd attempt….last time I said one will not hurt!!…..well it did…..wish me luck.
I have been hooked on nicotine since I was in my teenage years and I have tried to quit so many times and failed. I have watched my friends I used to smoke with as a teenager quit and I'm still here unable to kick it. I think it has to do with my mental strength cause I have made many attempts to quit and really only got to 20 days. I use sites like reddit and stopnicotineaddiction.com to help ke...
I have now tried to quit using every form of nrt available but my body does not seem to cope with nrt very well. My most recent attempt was using patches. I was on the patches for a month and found quitting to be quite easy that way however, after a month my hair started to fall out.
Unfortunately I am self absorbed enough that the thought of going bald was enough to make me rip the patch off w...
Well it's day 2 and I certainly feel better already but boy it's hard. Why is something so bad for us so bloody hard to give up. I understand it's addictive but boy it's hard to change the routine.
I have always been scared to quit because I know how hard it will be and how you have to keep strong mentally to resist the cravings. As someone who has a mental illness, this can be extremely daunting thing to do. Just take it 1 day at a time, and if you slip, don't be too hard on yourself. I'm not saying to quit quitting, but it might be able to show what your triggers are. When you see what t...
Day 4 today. I think yesterday (Day 3) was my toughest so far. Being home all day on Sunday.
I had quit, cold turkey back in 2011 when I met my partner.
It was my New Years Resolution.
It had worked up until I had my youngest son, in 2019, when I stopped breastfeeding at 4 months.
By this time I was snowed under with the motherhood stresses with having two, very demanding sons, under two years of age, and I was struggling, had no support.
I started smoking again!
Not a lo...
Today is the day I am having my last cigarette forever. I have tried a number of times to quit, my longest almost 8 months without those bloody things, but always start up again. Today also is my non smoker husbands 45th birthday and I want to celebrate many more with him! I have been a smoker for 30 years and whilst I can see a life without cigarettes, I fear I do not have enough w...
Hi everyone, starting today I have had 3 cigarettes, hanging to go buy another packet. My quit date is 4 days from today, feeling anxious 😬
It’s day 1 of myself wanting to quit, I finished a 20 Pkt last night and told myself last night I wasn’t going to buy another packet tomorrow. I had 3 of hubby cigs this morning with my coffee and now I am feeling anxious and wanting to go buy a 20 packet of cigs to get me through till my quit date. This is my 3rd attempt to quit, its not easy 😞
Hi all, day 1 and decided this time to go cold Turkey and save the nico spray for emergencies, I'm in the right head space so go me lol
Day 14 and the last week has been hard. Felt like I was slipping into depression. I’m 64, recently retired, and my thoughts have all been doom and gloom lately. I must also say I am quitting alcohol at the same time as well…. Not a good idea kids! Then I read on multiple sites that quiting nicotine can cause depression and anxiety. Well I’ve smoked for 40 years and never realized how it affected ...
I have had enough of smoking, really need to get rid of it once and for all.
I have struggled to quit smoking for such a long time, I feel as though it's taken over me.
Hubby and kids give me so much courage but I just seem to always light up.
I have decided to give up as of tomorrow to get my life back and give my all to my boys. I want to be able to get fit and healthy. Smoking will n...
I have decided it is time to quit
I have given up before for 7 years a couple of times and started again to be social
I find it harder now as we are both at home and my husband smokes any positive thoughts to help would be great
New to the forum. I'm 24 days cigarette free after 24ish years of smoking. Thinking back it seems rediculous that I started smoking to appear cool at school amongst my peers. I have tried to quit many times, my longest being 61 days about 7 years ago. Every other attempt has been 1-3days before caving. My short term goal is day by day until I beat my personal best..long term goal is to never smok...
I have not quit yet, this is more a post seeking advice on how to stay quit once I do attempt it again. Ive quit numerous times Over the years. I've smoked for 14 years. I have not tried quitting for the last 4 or 5 years. But each time I have quit, the longest it ever lasted was 9 months, every other day was just as hard as the first. Especially if I was around other smokers. Even after 9 months...
Don't have any hints or tips yet. On week 3. Stopped due to having dental surgery. Knew it would help me before surgery and definitely help post surgery to heal. Smoking has ruined my teeth and gums.
Problem I've got is that I've always really enjoyed smoking. I can go weeks without one, if there is a reason. However when that reason has gone, I start again. Once my mouth heals, I know that alt...
Don’t have any hints or tips as I have just started today anybody got any good tips for me
Hello I would like to give up and have set my day for the 2nd March 2022. I am caring for my two grandchildren who have challenges they have to live with . I’m doing it for them and of course me . Be health, Live healthy
I feel like a lost soul, I just ordered no smoking tablets and as soon i will receive it , my journey will start. I tried several times to quit but due to work stress and I believe no will power I did not succeeded. i know always will be excuses if not full committed! keep you posted!
Joined just now, I am feeling hopeful just by reading other people stories. I want to quit, but I feel like depression keeps me reaching for the cigs, almost like I am deliberately punishing myself ( I guess it’s like self-harm but a weirder version) I know it’s wrong and I hate myself for it, but I am going to try so hard to be stronger and get through this…. April
If you slip it's not failure, it's just a slip. Just keep trying. I always considered myself truly addicted to smoking, but suddenly even only 3 days in this time, I feel like an ex-smoker... and it feels great !
I tried ham pix on 2 occasions and it worked like a treat until I received that tragic call.
A cigarette was my bandaid to an extent. I am slightly anxious about quitting, though it’s now very unaffordable.
I have had some false starts lately but am determined to make this my last day one. I am making the decision to be free from smoking once and for all no matter how uncomfortable I may get at times doing so. Posting here for accountability. I really find this site and everyone's posts and comments very helpful. Looking forward to posting my successful quit journey.
Day 4 off the smokes .. doing better than I though I would .. hope it does not sneak up on me later on! Am using patches this time around seems to be the best approach for me so far.. doing it for my boys and me!
Exercise & keep busy
- Smoking for 23 yrs, quit for 1 year, fell back into the habit while in uni. With friends who smoked.
- closet smoker: only smoke while alone, sometimes 2-3 in one go, if it’s been a few hours since the last time.
- my partner suspects & often makes nasty remarks about smokers to shame me.. I have no support.
- I want to quit, I’m turning 40, I hate the mentality of thinking I need ...
Hi Everybody, I just wanted to say hello. I’ve been reading your stories and experiences for the last 9 months as I considered quitting. Today is my day 1. I have smoked for 35 years. I quit 10 years ago for a full year and gradually slipped back. I’ve been a closet smoker for 9 years. I am totally embarrassed about it. I don’t smoke at home or in work or in my car. I only smoke when I have an op...
I have been trying to quit now seriously for 2 years. Blew a 28 day quit on the eighth January, vowed I wouldn't use patches again, used them the first day to kick off my quit since then have been cold turkey, just using one or two lozenges at night when I relax, no major withdrawal symptoms, just working on the right mindset, 7 days quit this morning. Using the quit line and a quit smoking thera...
Hello! I haven't been able to access this site for a while now and decided to try it this morning and it works! I had previously quit for about 70 days or so but my mom passed away just before Christmas and I was totally overwhelmed by this and stupidly thought smoking would provide comfort. I am now struggling to quit again. I have ordered some patches to help out with the initial tough bit. It ...
I started my quitting smoking journey 13 days ago. I use to smoke 10-15 in a day and sometimes even 1 pack a day. For the 1st 5 days I was completely smoke free but unfortunately after that I haven been sneaking few ciggarate now and then 😔😔. I feel really bad for doing so. So today I have decided to start my journey again. I will be posting my experiences here and read other’s stories as well...
Hello everyone. My story with smoking. I started very young and gave up smoking at 21. Was married for 23 yrs then hubby left married again to a smoker I began to smoke after a couple of years. 7 yrs later fled DV and 1 year after I was able to give up smoking which lasted around 1 year. I'm devastated to have started again. I've been struggling with PTSD . I love the story CLOSE SHAVE and the ...
I am 32 years old and have been smoking for 20 years … this is nothing to be proud of. Today my partner and I have decided to give up smoking for good, I have only had 1 other attempt to quit smoking and this was last year and I failed. We need this for our health, our hip pocket and our family. I won’t say I’m not scared … I’m not really sure who I am when I’m not smoking as I’ve been doing for ...
I have been addicted to nicotine lozenges for ten years. They are making me terribly ill. I have made my quit date for Wednesday. Does anyone have any tips?
Today is day 7 and its amazing to me how 1 week can change how i feel completely for the better!
I got a full nights sleep last night compared with the insomnia on first 2-3 nights.
The mornings are rough but with changing the routine and way of thinking and some proper breathing exercises the cravings can be pushed aside .
I've smoked for 30+ years with too many quit "practice runs" that i fe...
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