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.

Please ensure you have read the terms of use and happy posting!

Join now and Share your story
10 30 50 stories per page
  • K.T.
    1
    Story

    How it started

    Posted in Getting started 22 Sep 2020
    0 Comments

    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...

    Read the full story about How it started
  • Ebeezy
    1
    Story

    It's Hard

    Posted in Getting started 16 Sep 2020
    4 Comments

    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...

    Read the full story about It's Hard
  • Patches
    Northern NSW
    1
    Story

    Patch to the rescue

    Posted in Getting started 11 Sep 2020
    4 Comments

    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 ...

    Read the full story about Patch to the rescue
  • maximusrubio
    1
    Story

    Mental health

    Posted in Getting started 19 Aug 2020
    2 Comments

    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...

    Read the full story about Mental health
  • Grossy
    1
    Story

    Today, I quit.

    Posted in Getting started 10 Aug 2020
    3 Comments

    Hi all! 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 ...

    Read the full story about Today, I quit.
  • Andyshez
    2
    Stories

    Yet again we try

    Posted in Getting started 9 Aug 2020
    9 Comments

    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...

    Read the full story about Yet again we try
  • Andyshez
    2
    Stories

    Yet again we try

    Posted in Getting started 9 Aug 2020
    0 Comments

    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...

    Read the full story about Yet again we try
  • Alanasea
    2
    Stories

    Hopefully the last try

    Posted in Getting started 17 Jul 2020
    4 Comments

    I am 23 years old and I started smoking when I was 19. I never expected to be a "smoker." When I started college I took a lot of pride in the fact that I didn't smoke. Unfortunately, I ended up being around people who smoked often, and even people that would buy cigarettes for me when I was trying to quit. I certainly don't blame those people, but I do regret letting others decide the course of m...

    Read the full story about Hopefully the last try
  • Mizzy Spook
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    1
    Story

    My beginning

    Posted in Getting started 15 Jun 2020
    3 Comments

    I've tried to quit many times before ive tried patches, inhalers, gum. Nothing worked. This time im just trying to slowly cut down each week ive gone from a pack a day to 7 a day

    Read the full story about My beginning
  • Dixie
    1
    Story

    2 Weeks

    Posted in Getting started 23 Apr 2020
    5 Comments

    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...

    Read the full story about 2 Weeks
10 30 50 stories per page

Join now and Share your story it’s free!