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  • Mimski
    Northern NSW
    1
    Story

    Day 1

    Posted in Getting started 4 Feb 2022
    2 Comments

    Day 1. - 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 ...

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  • Mol
    2
    Stories

    Day 1

    Posted in Getting started 31 Jan 2022
    1 Comment

    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...

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  • Jatchat
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    23
    Stories

    Predominately Cold Turkey

    Posted in Getting started 31 Jan 2022
    1 Comment

    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...

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  • Piff
    9
    Stories

    Trying to get going

    Posted in Getting started 30 Jan 2022
    1 Comment

    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 ...

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  • Auroraa
    Hunter New England
    3
    Stories

    Setback

    Posted in Getting started 23 Jan 2022
    2 Comments

    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...

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  • Shooting Star
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    2
    Stories

    Close shave reply

    Posted in Getting started 5 Jan 2022
    1 Comment

    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 ...

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  • Shooting Star
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    2
    Stories

    Close shave reply

    Posted in Getting started 5 Jan 2022
    0 Comments

    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 ...

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  • WitchyT
    Hunter New England
    1
    Story

    The end is here!

    Posted in Getting started 3 Jan 2022
    4 Comments

    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 ...

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  • Lozenges

    Posted in Getting started 20 Dec 2021
    1 Comment

    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?

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  • Suny
    1
    Story

    1 week cold turkey

    Posted in Getting started 10 Dec 2021
    6 Comments

    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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