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I just finished "Easyway to stop smoking" book by Allen Carr, a british author. Before reading the book, I tried so many times to quit smoking but i could not quit. The craving that made me mad. I used to be like "just one puff!! ", that one puff led to 10 to 20 per day. While i was searching for tips online, i came across this book. And i read it in just 2 days. The author has explained best way...
My hubby will be 30 days smoke free May 26th. We are both on Champix, he quit after the starter pack and I’m on the continue pack & am still smoking. I have cut it back to 4 or 5 a day from 25, but I can’t get this nicotine monster out of my brain. Arrrggh
Don't let colleagues family or friends put you down if you don't succeed first attempt at giving up smoking . If at first you dont succeed try try again 🙂🙂🙂
I had my last cigarette this morning.
I have attempted quitting several times, but I am determined now.
I have started coughing all night which is scaring me.
People I know are getting cancer or passing away who were smokers, so that has scared me too.
I need to quit for my health, to spend time with my husband and 4 kids, travel, have an awesome retirement etc... so many reasons.
I am deter...
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 ...
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