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My husband and I married 18 Sept. Since then, we have been non-stop on the go packing all my stuff into storage and travelling. We arrived in Sydney on Oct 8, and - obviously - I haven't had a smoke since we got on the plane in San Francisco. I've had the occasional craving, but I've managed to curb that with food or chewing gum. My problem is that I'm fantasizing about the day we get out of quar...
i’m under 21 years old and picked up smoking from peers at work. i couldn’t stop because it suppressed so many feelings of stress and made me feel better. but now i’m starting to feel sick from it. i want to live a healthier life and make my family proud and let them see the change in myself. i hate myself for picking it up, and disappointing everyone around me. this is day 1
Today is the day for me and I’m at the hour of having my first cigarette, have a patch on but feeling a bit shaky and not too confident but I’m just going to give it a go. Trying not to make it a huge deal cause then I obsess and then cave. Going to have a coffee in a different setting and see how l go.
I very much want to quit but I’ve become trapped in a never ending cycle of stopping for a day and then starting again. I feel physically sick from smoking but I feel mentally obsessed and unable to let it go. I’ve got nicotine replacement inhaler which I’ve never used because I just want the cigarette! I haven’t smoked today. What can I do?
Hi guys! I’ve been reading so many stories and feel so encouraged by each and everyone of them. Today is the day for me! I found out I’m PREGNANT (again) I’ve got a son already, gave up than stupidly took it back up after giving birth. I’m afraid that I will fail this time as I feel sometimes having a smoke is the only 2 mins I have to myself, but I’m also so determined 🤗!
My quit date is set, now to write a very long list of things I can do that will redirect my attention when I get the urge/cravings.
I'm just going to take it one day at a time I'm only on my first day
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.
Hi I've just joined this has been day 1 for me I have help im using the patches. Have found it hard today but really want to do this. Have tried to keep myself busy all day ,which I think has helped....but omg its hard . Roll on day 2 I have 🙂
So a few days ago I found out I was pregnant. I always thought that the second I found out I would just stop but it’s actually been quiet hard especially the morning time so far I’ve managed to cut down how many I smoke and only have a few puffs and give the rest to my partner to smoke I was wondering anyone has had a similar experience and any advise that is in advanced
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 used to be in really great shape and I have been smoking for the past 9 years and I want to find my way back not just for myself, but my family and my girlfriend and I always need any help and any way to get out of my funk to where I can live without fear and live my best possible life with my loved ones and any friends I make along the way!
Ok, so its only been 14 days nicotine free ~ after 50 years of smoking ~but im still hanging in there, with the help of Champix.
I have a question, since stopping i have been vaping - but with Zero nicotine content .Its just to help the psycological side for now.
Im just wondering if im cheating myself!!
Anyone else resorted to this?
I finally decided to quit after smoking for 17 years. I last brought a pack of cigarettes in. April 2021 and after that pack was over - the shopkeeper asked me to try one of those disposable vapes (iget) that are available in the market. I started vapes and did not it a pack of cigarettes till today. My recent visit to my GP prescribed me Champix. I started on Champix yesterday and I hope I stay ...
Hi, since posting here around 10 days ago, ive now touched down in Melbourne and in Hotel Quarantine. So happy to be back.
Thank you for all the encouragement ive received here.
Day 10 of Champix, Day 4 of not smoking , know its early days but…. The longest ive gone without a puff for 50 years! I know the true test will be when Im “released” but i have put a poster on my hotel wall saying ~ I ...
I have been trying to quit on and off for many years I want to finally succeed and just stop I hate the habit
Hi, guys, its good to be part of this group. I have just started on Champix and am terrified`!!! I have been a heavy smoker for 50 years but have reasons to quit now. Looking for support and any advice on Champix.
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 ...
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 have asked the team to help and supply me with free products to help me on my journey. A patch and some lozenges should help me.
I’ve tried so many things to stop smoking, and I’m still smoking 30 a day. Im lost with everything about quitting at the moment and not sure we’re to start. Has anyone got any tips?
Have started on having patches and inhalers to begin, today was a success. After meals and with a coffee in the morning is hard. But wanna keep going.....
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 .
Today I woke up and knew I needed some help. I have tried to quit so many times before. I googled I can quit and signed up. My plan is to reduce the amount I smoke each day and by the end of the month say I have quit. I know the road will be hard. This is my first step. It's great to know that this forum can happily agree we are in this together.
I have started back on champix in another attempt to quit. As they say, dont quit on quitting.
I am turning the big 50 this year, and my family is expanding with the addition of my first grandchild last February 2021. Its been a while building up to this moment, but i have taken the first step. I want to be a non-smoker before my 50th.
For my family, for me
I am tired of feeling i...
Hi everyone. I have been back out there smoking since around October last year. I can't remember how long I was smoke free but I sure remember how good it felt when I was a nonsmoker and how supportive this platform was. Tomorrow will be day one for me. Just want to send a post to count myself in.🙏🧘
I quit about 11 years ago and started back about 2 years ago. It was dum i no but here i am. I dont want to smoke at all. I have been trying to quit almost as long as i have been smoking again. It is harder this time. When i quit the first time i was just getting together with my boyfriend and he did not smoke. He was ok with me smoke so no i did not do it for him. I did it for me just being aro...
I have used this site previously to help me quit. I stayed a non-smoker for a number of years, but then took it back up after a night out with friends, a few drinks and a couple of cigarettes.
I'm now stuck feeling guilty because my 8 year old daughter has developed anxiety around my smoking. I hide it from my husband because he hates it. I spend so much hard earned money on sm...
Hello, I am a 29 year old female. I started 6 years ago although I had been against smoking throughout my life. Long story cut short, I dont know when it got out of hand and I was at almost 20 a day. The lockdown got me to reduce. But not completely. I started facing health issues recently - chest pains, skin darkening, grey hair and I could see my life ahead. The worst of all? I could not share ...
So after several relapses, I’ve taken time to think, reflect and have decided to start my quit date over again.
I am ready for a new day 1 of N.O.P.E and am determined to stay away this time. My triggers seem to be straight after work, I go to a shop, buy a pack and then Chuck them away as soon as I’m home and have smoked 2-3.
I am so over it. Over my addiction ruling my life, making me feel...
Hi 🙋♀️ I’ve tried many times to stop, but I really want too for many reasons. I am using a cut down smoking app. Just started 3 days ago, messed up one day but went right back. I’m really hopeful that it works this time, my quit date is May 4, Also this app is helping me to see day by day how many cigarettes I have and I’m glad to see the pattern of my smoking
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.
Serial quitter for the last year. I have probably been smoke free longer than a smoker in this time but keep thinking I can have a few puffs. Need to be true to myself and no more sneaky puffs which leads to more and more. It’s in our hands and I want to be free and stop lying to everyone especially myself.
I have just started my journey towards a smoke free tomorrow so that I can breathe well and be healthy. I would love to share my progress every day and I hope I will be able to complete this jpurney
Hello All, and thanks very much for the chance to be part of your group.
Today at 1pm I quit smoking and looking forward to sharing my story as I progress over the next few weeks.
the first few hours were always the worst for me in previous attempts, I would set a date, get all riled up and start the day with great intentions.
This never worked, by 11am I had those damn nagging doubts, ...
I have smoked for nearly 38 years. I'm embarrassed to admit this. I fact, I have tried to not think about how long I have smoked. I need to quit. I survived breast cancer and should have quit then. Now I'm starting the constant disgusting cough with phlegm. Its time. I'm scared because I enjoy smoking. Always have. My triggers will be coffee, love my first smoke of the day with fresh coffee. I am...
Started Nicotex patch today. Didnt feel craving for the first half of the day but bit itchy now:( I have tried cold turkey a few times but it didnt last so hoping the patch with help. My spouse is a heavy smoker so I am bit nervous about relapse- psychological / habit based rather than withdrawl... I am more determined in a non- dramatic way this time so lets hope!!
30th January 2021
I’m 20 years old and I’ve been smoking solidly since I was 17. I was going onto my 4th year that I started smoking. Smoking now is getting really expensive and I want to start saving more money and living a healthy lifestyle for my family, friends and especially myself. I’ve had a lot of support over the past year of trying to quit. This is now my second attempt and my girlfrie...
I have been smoking since I was 12 now 54 I’m using patches I’m in day 11 but it’s so hard this addiction I have my head sore my ears r killing me I’m very aggressive and agitated all the time just wondering if anything can help really want to Quit this time
I thought I'd write this to help myself in my journey to quit smoking.
Just like everyone on this page, I am addicted to smoking cigarettes. I have been smoking on and off since a very young age for about 10 years now but throughout the past 2 years it has become a problem and has affected my mental and physical health.
I value my physical health and mental health a lot and smokin...
Hello! I've been a smoker for 15 years and have made numerous attempts to quit, some as I did as long as 6 months but fell into the faulty thinking that I could have just one. Now I'm struggling because I really want to quit but am so scared of failing. I'm so glad I found a community like this. I think the hardest parts for me are going to be that my partner is a smoker (though he is very su...
First time poster here but I am hoping someone has/had a similar feeling to me.
I really really really want to quit. I have so much hate for smoking yet I find myself still smoking. I set myself a quit date and am so determined to quit then when the date comes, I push back the date or say “after this packet”. I’m scared/worried of the hard work and awful feelings that is to come and ...
Hello everyone, this is my first day on the process of quitting. I have attempted to quit many times in the past but I can’t stand the feelings of guilt, shame and worries about my health anymore. I have been trying to quit for months now and manage to avoid cigarettes for a few hours until the night comes and I fail again, recently the worst has been not having a smoke in the morning before begi...
I joined gym classes in july and have lost 11kg.
I feel stronger and fitter than i have for years BUT i know i can do more if i am not short of breath. I am going in fittness chalkenge in march and unless i quit smoking i will slow the team down. That is my incentive to quit. Plus save $$$
I'm an African American Man from the US, who happens to be a Christian. I guess that doesn't really matter to most.. but I can't tell my story without it's mention. That being said, I don't believe anything in life is ever a 'coincidence'. So this is my story in a nutshell..
After smoking 20 years, I quit smoking on June 25th 2012 cold turkey. I had tried hundreds of times before that but by th...
Hi. I have been smoking for past 5 years. I want to quit badly. I have 1 pack remaining. After that I am not going to get any cigarette. Could any one has any tips on how to deal with cravings. That would be great help. Thanks
I am on one week down on champix and stupidly thought I could quit with only one week of it in my system.
Although I do have the desire to quit, I need to be patient as I have been smoking for over 10 years now so a couple of weeks is not going to hurt. Champix has decreased my pleasure in smoking and from past experience will make the coming week a lot easier to quit as the pleasure will tur...
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.
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