Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
I am a 54 year old woman who has smoked for 36 years.
I have attempted quitting around 10 times over the past 20 years,managing to last 18months the last time I tried ( around 7 years ago) I notice how bad my skin looks,how much phlegm I have every morning and how much my apartment smells. So,armed with patches and determined to successfully wipe this addiction from my system,I am here.
Hi, I just joined the group here and hope I can be as successful as some of you have been. I'm actually seeking advice on the natural types of herbs that I may be able to use to help me quit.
I can't use any of the OTC or prescribed products, as I have tried them a found to be allergic to whatever is in them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hi everyone, I am super new here and using all of your posts as my support network to help me through! Im day 8 now and haven't had a very easy day of it, the struggle is real. I've been reading Allen Carr and listening to podcasts to find my resolve, and trying to distract myself with work. I'm hoping it gets easier soon! Any tips gratefully appreciated!
Hi everyone, this is my umpteenth attempt at quitting. In my 47 years, I’ve been smoking for almost 35 years of those, and a heavy smoker for the last 20 years. Today I’m on Day 2, Cold Turkey. I’ve only had 2 big cravings today, which was a surprise in itself, as I stated I’m a heavy smoker. 1 I was able to distracted myself working in my backyard, but to 2nd craving I seriously considered going...
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
I found an old story with a link to a pdf file that I think would help many. The author takes key points from Allan Carr's book and makes note of them so you don't have to read the entire book. (although I recommend that you do!) Why suffer when you should be rejoicing the fact that you are beating the addiction to nicotine and hence the harmful effects of smoking
Hi Everyone. I am day 9 into taking Champix. Quut day is the 12th. Did anyone suffer from facial sweats, nausea and vomiting after having a smoke whilst taking higher dose tablet?
Hello, I am new to this group. I have been a smoker off and on since I was 16. I am now 46. I have tried several times off an on through the years to quit and have had some success, but have always gone back to it. I now have a 6 yr old granddaughter and my boys are 18 and 26. I want to be there for them as long as I can. Also, my husbands ex-wife just died from lung cancer (age 59). So, I ...
I’m on day 16 and still smoking! Today I didn’t smoke all day but have had 2 tonight. I feel like I’m failing at this and going to just keep smoking through the bad taste and not enjoying it because of the damn habit!
Start fresh in the morning after not smoking all night and also have a plan for the first day to stay busy
So 25th was my original quit date but at 1pm I caved and decided just 1 that led to 3 and so on for the next 2 days
But today I’m so proud to say not a single one 😍 even with the temptation of hubby still smoking 🤞🏼🤞🏼
Tomorrow is my planned quit day. Today I have spring cleaned my bedroom. Clean sheets and clean pillows. Tonight after showering and washing my hair I look forward to jumping into a smoke free bed. Hopefully this time I CAN QUIT FOR GOOD.
I have been trying to stop smoking for the past 1 year or so but i failed each time.
I have decided to go cold turkey and i will smoke my last cigarette after publishing this.
i hope and i want that it will be my last cigarette.
I started when I was in 8th grade. I was angry and depressed and suisidle. I wanted to get a break and have a distraction. Immediately after doing it I could see how I was changing and how I was distancing from my friends. They were scared of me. They didn't want to be around me because I was always high. Then one day after having just gotten a wax pen and being "off my rocker I got suspended fro...
Hello all, Today I start my first dose of Champix, I am anxious that I wont stop smoking with these but I have so much drive to push through I really hate being "the Smoker".
Any tips for a first timer on Champix
(I know about the possible side effects and will be monitored)
Day one again for me. I hope this time will be THE time. I find after a few days I stop having cravings but as soon as I have any alcohol I cannot control them and lose all willpower. I have a great marriage (non smoking husband) and wonderful kids and that HAS to be enough to stop this dangerous habit. Fingers crossed...
I am on day 4 and finding it hard. I haven't been sleeping much averaging 3 hours a night. Is this normal? I would like to hear the positives from people that have quit. What areas in your life have improved? Does it improve your mental health? What I have noticed is my coughing has really improved, I don't have that chesty cough anymore. My coughing was really embarrassing as I work in a contact...
After chaining for 47 years I went cold turkey for 4 days. Thought I was so smart before having a giant meltdown & smoking 4 cigarettes while shaking with rage.
This morning, woke up happy again, told myself happy birthday, now put a patch on & get back up on the horse.
For the first time ever I'm not berating myself as a failure. Me thinks I'm a much happier more relaxed person today. Even if ...
Hi, I quit smoking 2 1/2 years ago (yay) but the trouble is I’m addicted to 4mg lozenges! Sometimes I’ve been putting another one in my mouth before finishing the last! I’m nervous about quitting them as I get anxiety and the horrible withdrawal feelings scare me. I know I probably use them as an emotional crutch as I did smoking too. I seem to miss them even 30 mins after not having one (unless ...
I feel devastated. I havent managed to quit so far. Not sure what to do. Price of cigarettes has just gone up again and its ridiculous. I cant afford it anymore. I NEED TO BUY HEALTHY FOOD INSTEAD.
While I may respond too much, it is my priveledge. I feel if I do not respond, someone might feel slighted. I think encouragement , a simple thumvs up means so much to some in the veginning of this journey. I commend all who find the strength to even try. I congratulate all who have succeeded and of course I support all along the journey to gaining freedom from smoking and staying free of smokin...
I have been a long term smoker for about 20 years. I smoked on average 10-15 a day, but if I also drank alcohol, that would easily be a packet plus my normal, and I drank a lot.
This is my at least 20th quit attempt. This time it is because I am pregnant; But after the baby is born if anything is like the past then I get stressed and take it back up again.
I am here, writing this...
I smoke literally for the sake of smoking, I don’t particularly enjoy it, it’s just something ingrained in my day, I have a couple in the morning, one at lunch break and a couple at night. I want to feel better and I have a feeling smoking is affecting my mental health because I always go through a mental low after my first cigarette of the day or a cigarette after 2+ hrs. I don’t know if there’s...
Just Starting .you journey, wish me luck!
i’m 21 years old, I live in SA, and i’ve smoked for 5 years now,
I need help! i’ve tried quitting, i’ve failed soo many times before, but this time I really want to do it. I need help dealing with pressure to smoke, all my friends smoke, it’s hard, i live in a small town, so meeting new people who dont smoke is near impossible, i don’t want to push my friends away, but i don’t want to ...
Hi all I’ve not had a cigarette for a week now,I live in the UK, I’ve never tried to stop before,I’m going cold turkey,I smoked roll ups with no filters for 35 years,it’s very tough at the minute,I’m single so it’s ok to be grumpy with myself lol,on a possitive note I’ve noticed my breathing is better already,I went on a 20 mile hike yesterday and really felt an improvement in my breathing contro...
Hello everyone yet again i am going too try to beat this addiction brand new forum hopefully brand new me the longest i have ever gone is a couple of weeks i am 59 years old and a widower i am retired and tend to travel all the time which i think makes it harder for me to stop but obviously thats just another excuse i use for some reason i think ive joined a mainly Australian forum which may seem...
Hi, I had been smoking for ~17 years, & at times i was a very heavy smoker. I have been cutting back over the last month as i knew i would have to stop smoking soon (varies reasons!).
I suffer SEVERE anxiety and depression, and that has always been my biggest reason for *not* quitting. However, that aspect seriously couldn't get much worse (i am getting help for it).
I had my last cigare...
seeking all supports and implementing
Hello and thank you for reading this post.
I am on day one. Freezing cold turkey right here.
Its the only way for me -- albeit violent and merciless. Black and White.
Here I go.
I am taking a lot of tools with me. You all (hi nice to meet you 30+ yrs of nicotine addiction).
I have exercise, a lot every day including cardio, yoga and stretch therapy. I have mediation, hydration, vi...
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