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I have been smoke free for exactly 2 weeks now. 4-8-2020 was my quit day. One good thing that came out of having to stay at home. I started smoking when I was 26, crazy I know. A friend worked for a tobacco company, she smoked, and would bring cartons over to my house. It first started recreational and then a full blown habit. I never considered myself a heavy smoker. I smoked about 9-10 c...
Hello from the UK, just signed up today as I plan to try and start my quit journey tomorrow, Monday 20th April 2020. I am 28 years old and starting to smoke is the biggest regret of my life so far, I started about 8 years ago. I don't want to be a smoker when I am 30 and I feel that it has already started to impact on my health. I have acid reflux and get chest pains and a raw feeling in my lungs...
I have tried so many years to be a non smoker , that's the only thing I want to give up in my life , I suffer with bad anxiety, my nerves goes complete off the planet , I'm great to give support to others but cant give it to myself! I don't know where to start , how to change my routine , I don't even know what to do to keep myself during the day because all I have known if I wasn't doing anythin...
Hi all I’m finally done with smoking (I will hate that comment by Friday I know!). I’m breathless and tired and sick of the cost and smell. I’m going to need encouragement if you can help x
Hi there. After numerous attempts to quit over the years, I am now on day 3. Yes! I am using Champix. Has anyone else been using it and do you have any tips you can share. Thanks.I
Monday is quit day. Cold turkey. No more excuses. I've had enough. Something HAS to change. For me. For my step children. For the baby I want to start trying for. I am happy. I am loved. I am free. Smoking does NOT serve me any purpose. Smoking is KILLING ME. My health is declining. I've only lived 27 years and have put my lungs and body through so much the past 14 of them. My body has carried m...
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Hi All, I am starting my quit journey on Friday this week. I’ve tried to quit twice before but failed. I am currently working from home so have a lot more time on my hands over here in London. I’m 28 years old, ironically pretty active around exercise. I smoke 13 roll ups a day but used to smoke around 10 camel cigarettes a day, before switching over. My dad is in his early 60s and smoked all his...
I came home from work the other day and seriously could NOT breathe. It scared the daylights out of me, so much that I took myself to hospital. All good though. Just a huge wake up call. Expecting second grandchild soon so yeah, it’s TIME to quit. Not easy and it’s driving me absolutely insane but I have got to do it. Life is short enough as it is. My Dad is almost 80 with Emphysema and can...
I’m 30 & am attempting to quit smoking for the billionth time. I literally attempt every time I finish a packet, and will smoke more to get rid of them quickly, only to end up buying another packet and then having to chain smoke that packet just to try get rid of them & try quit again. It will last Sometimes a day, a week, sometimes a few months. But I always end up back on them. ...
I am 25 now and have smoked on and off (mainly on) for my adult life. It is time to quit and I am finally at the point in my life where I have a good, professional job, a partner who I live with and some experience behind me.
I am currently on day 5. I have been through many quits in my previous couple of years. So it's difficult going forward with a positive attitude. But, this time I am going...
Hey everyone, I'm new to this community and just wanna sgare my story. I've tried quitting several times in the past and tge longest I've went was 2 months. Every time I started again was because of booze tge craving was just to big and eventually I will give in. I've been smoking/vaping for about 5 years. I'm on day 4 now and quitting with the nicotine patch. This time I've also decided to quit...
Hi all, I've started giving up smoking and failed for about 20yrs. With the coronaviris going around and currently fighting broncual asthma I made the decision two days ago to give it a shot to quit today. I do however get anxiety without cigarettes and it jumps on my nerves that's why I take up smoking over and over again. I have Nicorette patches and loginzens.
Any tips'n tricks to help will ...
I’m a smoker since almost 20 years and trying to quit it since 20 years. Before 7 months I have quit the habit for 3 months but couldn’t remain firm on NOPE. And started smoking since four months. But after listening to corona virus exposure to smokers, I have decided to quit. It’s almost 10 days. And lockdown is helping me. Wish me luck this time
day 5 , researched online about itchy skin. I am glad to be quitting.
I extinguished my last poison stick on the 15/3/2020. I started nrt patches on the 16/3 so I am now 1 week free. The first few days were a challenge. However each day is getting better. So far I am doing ok. I know it’s early, however I am enjoying learning more about myself and eating better. I look at it as an awakening experience rather than fear. One day at a time for me.
I have just decided to start my journey to quitting today.. I think i am going to cut down first and then eventually give them away altogether. I am thinking about getting some gum from the store to see if that will help me. I have a high paced job and am constantly moving and would love to be a non smoker for health reasons. I treat myself on work breaks to a cigarette, it has become a routine s...
I am new here. I really like to quit,not just because of my money but most importantly, for my health.
I am not sure if I can do it, but I am trying.
I tried so many time before, so let's see if I am able to do it this time.
I want to smell good again and regain my energy.
God help me.
I was doing so well friends.
Over a week! I was glad, and I was feeling those benefits! I woke early, no tiredness or dry mouth. I felt good!
Wednesday came, a friend asked me to the pub. I took the chance because I haven't seen any friends or spoken to anyone in months. I smoked, I must've had 10 smokes. Probably 10 beers too. I was ruined the next day, I still am. But I didn't keep smoking....
Hello everyone🥰I hope you are all having a good day and that you are all healthy when it comes to situation in world..
Today marks exactly one month of my smoke free journey so I just wanted to celebrate it with you all and thank you for your support so far💕I want you all to have nice and calm(and healthy) weekend❤
Giving up coz I can. When overseas smoke flavoured cigars. Australia wants us to give up but more ppl will scrounge for butts or hit up cars for change. All anti smoking aids should be tax free (or gst).
Today is day 25 on Champix and Day 24 of last cigarette. Problems I face is stomach cramps and nausea but it all goes away after an hour. I am generally an anxious person so started controlling my mind wandering off to overthinking since I am on Champix. My main trigger is feeling bored. Whenever I am alone at home or I have nothing to do i feel like going for one. So I started watching all the l...
I have purchased Champix to help me quit I have used it before this is the 3rd time for me to give and I swear it will be the last, my breathing is very laboured and my husband hates me smoking wish me luck
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 ...
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