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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.
Hi, I just joined the group here and hope I can be as successful as some of you have been. I'm actually seeking advice on the natural types of herbs that I may be able to use to help me quit.
I can't use any of the OTC or prescribed products, as I have tried them a found to be allergic to whatever is in them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hi everyone, I am super new here and using all of your posts as my support network to help me through! Im day 8 now and haven't had a very easy day of it, the struggle is real. I've been reading Allen Carr and listening to podcasts to find my resolve, and trying to distract myself with work. I'm hoping it gets easier soon! Any tips gratefully appreciated!
Hello, I am new to this group. I have been a smoker off and on since I was 16. I am now 46. I have tried several times off an on through the years to quit and have had some success, but have always gone back to it. I now have a 6 yr old granddaughter and my boys are 18 and 26. I want to be there for them as long as I can. Also, my husbands ex-wife just died from lung cancer (age 59). So, I ...
I’m on day 16 and still smoking! Today I didn’t smoke all day but have had 2 tonight. I feel like I’m failing at this and going to just keep smoking through the bad taste and not enjoying it because of the damn habit!
Tomorrow is my planned quit day. Today I have spring cleaned my bedroom. Clean sheets and clean pillows. Tonight after showering and washing my hair I look forward to jumping into a smoke free bed. Hopefully this time I CAN QUIT FOR GOOD.
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