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I ‘ve been smoking for almost 60 years. I quit once for about 5 years. I’ve quit many other times. I used to smoke cigarettes but I’m smoking cheap cigars now. My lungs are bad and getting worse. I have to quit or I think I will die in the next year or two. I smoke in secret. I’m sure my wife knows and some of my golf friends. I am determined to quit this time. I’d appreciate any help I can get i...
Hi all. First dose of Zyban today and it seems to be working already. Love to hear about anyone’s else experience with this method. TIA
Well, I'm back. My last quit lasted 6 months, and then I allowed myself to fail. So here I am again, 35 days into my final quit. I'm using the patch and am about to step down to the 7 mg. I feel pretty good. Still miss them sometimes, but not much. I remind myself that I'm 35 days into my smobriety. (get it?) Prayer is my go to. Glad to be back.
When I feel like a cigarette to do my paint by numbers has been helpful. Even though I haven't had a day without smoking I have cut down. I also read a suggestion to use 2 patches so I'm going to give that a go. My reasoning for quiting is having emphysema. You would think that's enough motivation however it's not. I will continue to not give up my desire to be a non smoker.again. A day at a ...
Day 33 with no cigarettes or vaping. Well two days ago I slipped and weakened again today.
I’m trying not to look at it as a failure.
It’s difficult when people you know look at you in distaste or call you a failure because you slipped and had a cigarette.
I find the hardest for me is missing that morning cigarette.
And the one that I used to have halfway through dinner to enjoy my dining exp...
Hey quitfam! Wanting to start my quit journey tomorrow, give up date of the 17th of September. Have tried to quit many times but have found it difficult to occupy myself in other ways.. really quite silly as I have children yet still don’t have the proper willpower to quit along with bad chest pains.
I've already slipped up day 1...🤭
Yet I am sticking this out 🌻
I've got lots of tips and tricks and strategies from following others stories and I feel confident 💖
I would like to thank all those people that have sent emails of encouragement they mean so much that I can share this journey with others who understand. I’m determined to give it my best, I have failed three time before but I can’t think of that if I’m to succeed, however it does play with your mind. I thank you again for reaching out to me I feel like I’m not alone in this.
I am 54 and smoked for 41 years. I was 20-25 a day on average when I stopped but used to smoke double that for quite a few years some time ago. Anyway it was making me feel not so good mentally and physically so here is what I did
193 days ago had last cigarette – however, not counting this as I replaced the smoking with vaping 12mg nicotine, then reduced strength over this time up to ...
⭐I've booked in a 🎧 call back from a support worker tomorrow and I feel confident that this will change my life 🙂... I am burning 🍊 orange 🕯️ candles for 💸 money to celebrate (I asked a Clairvoyant for some advice & was told that I could burn orange candles for 💸 money)... I feel
🍀 lucky & 🧚🏼♀️ wish everyone all the best... 🦄
I'm back again peeps, day 12 today, so far im finding it pretty easy. I don't want to jinx myself, I think i've just reached a point where I'm fed up with the taste, the wasted time, the cost and stench. Therefore I'm not feeling one bit deprived. What's there to miss, nothing!!!😊👍
I have quite so many times.... every time I ran out really, i would 'quit' ~ for a few days, weeks, months, and once, I even managed a few years.
What I find is, if my monkey mind is hammering me with thoughts of buying 'just one more pack', I put a patch on and within 5 minutes I'm busy doing something else and my mind has quietened. If I don't put a patch on, I am likely to get online and orde...
Hi everyone :-) I'm back again on my 1000000th quit attempt 😒 I realised I haven't been on here and posted a story in quite a long time! But once again I am attempting to quit (I'm only on day 3) this time around I have been using a nicotine vape everytime the cravings get bad. I have suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for the past 10 years that I take medication for daily. I have had a fe...
I'm feeling extremely inspired by all the struggle and success stories I am reading on this site.
Today is day 3 of my quit journey and I am pleased to say that I am feeling relatively good. Yes, I have all the cravings with the devil on my shoulder telling me to have just one but I keep repeating the mantra NOPE (not one puff ever) - thank you for sharing this. That's really the long and the ...
Have smoked since I was 15 years old .That’s 40 years .Nearly finished my first 4weeks of champex .gave up 10years ago for 20 months .But stress and I was back smoking .This time I’m determined.Heart attack 18 months .I’m only 55 and I have 5 beautiful grand babies that need me .2 and a bit weeks smoke free .Doing well just need to keep busy
Keep busy.. eat more.
hello everyone on Icanquit ive decided to quit as of a week ago but just cannot shake the habit I have cut down to 5 a day but would love to completely shake the habit I have been smoking for 17 years and have had enough of it so I have decided to join this wonderful page to help me completely shake the habit and possibly get some advice from all the wonderful people who have already quit, thanks...
I've just quit after 38 years of smoking and have long views the filthy, expensive habit as a friend and stress reliever. I now know it's my worst enemy. Day two and I am using Champix and drinking lots of green tea and just eating what I want...but not too much. Today it was salty chips. Any advice for long term success? Thanks Tracey
Today is the day that I say goodbye to the ciggies. I am doing this for my health I have had 2 lots of virus in a month so it’s time. I feel it’s a gentle warning sign. So here goes .
So far it has only been 2 days but waking up in the morning feels a bit better then it used too. No more sore throats or feeling like crap.
Stick with it
Day 5 of no smokes, go me ... Really tempted to buy a packet tonight as home alone, it's freezing and I am bored. Yay I didn't go down the street, instead I took off my bra, and put my pj's on. Fed the dog, sat down with a nice glass of red wine, turned on the computer to the I Can Quit page. And here I am, no smokes in the house, and of course will not drink and drive, so safe for another d...
Hi I am finding it so hard to give up the smokes I really want to but just do t have the will power as soon as I answer the phone I go for the dam smokes if I drive and sit in traffic I seem to light up a smoke any ideas on how I can get pass this I really need to give up
I find eating healthy and drinking healthy helps beat the cravings
Hi. I am 49. I am on my 4th day of being on champix. Still smoking but have cut back. This is my 3rd time. But previously I didn't take the full course of the tablets as I thought I was strong enough but relapsed. Stinking to the whole 6 months course this time.
I have tried numerous times to quit but I believe mentally you have to be ready to quit - talking to others about there quit journey allows you put yourself in there shoes making it seem possible. Then it’s the constant thought of reminding yourself why you want to quit in the first place. It’s not easy but talking it out definitely helps I will try and try again until I can on day say no thanks ...
Thanks for the check in. Yes 3 days after countless attempts not getting ahead of myself but am feeling okay. This time I’m trying not to do too much and getting plenty of rest. On minute hour at a time.
This is my 3rd attempt this year...First time I gave up for a month, second for a fortnight...Wondering if I go for longer this time...
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