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Hi guys tomorrow is the day I’m stopping this habit. I have thrown out all cigarettes and everything. I’m a little bit nervous because my previous attempts have failed. But I really want to stop this habit.
I’m cold turkey and a patch during the day is what I’m going to do. Does anyone recommend anything else to help me get through the first few days?
This won't be easy .I have smoked for 35 years but im determined to do this .this is my first time to try quiting and my last
I'm 3 days in and crave a smoke but I'm saying to myself I don't need a smoke and having a piece of gum
Well technically 3 days 17hrs smoke free, but just finishing up Day 4.
This was the 1st day I was worrying about, since I was back at work. I do a lot of work related driving and usually spend my days smoking while out and about. Before my quit day I practiced a few times driving to places without lighting up to show myself I could do it. Think it helped becuse I got through today quite essily ...
I am wanting to give up again. Finding it very hard. Please help I have had a few attempts to quit. Just need motivation & support.
I’m quitting tomorrow. Truly over all the crap that comes with smoking. I’ve attempted a few times in the past but this time it feels different.. I’m not scared of doing it and I feel more determined. I’m always up for tips and tricks to help me stay on track.
Just touching base guys to let yous know that I'm staying strong, oh yes that little nicodemon has been whispering a couple of times in my ear but there has been no mind game, no contemplating, I'm sticking to my guns and it's NOPE. Even rewarded myself last night and splurged on two new pairs of good quality jeans on sale $440 worth for $200. I know it's a little premature but hey what the heck,...
Hello, I’m Joy and I have been a daily smoker for the last 26 years. I am 38 so basically my whole life. I am overweight, unhealthy, and barely sociAlize. It’s to the point where I don’t even do things with my kids. It’s very sad. I don’t want to exist! I want to live! I want to be able to say “ I don’t smoke” and not feel like I am missing something in my life. I also have daily anxiety that I’m...
Finding this website has been a god send. I know I need to quit as I have surgery coming up very soon. Now I have some tools to help me stop and stay stopped.
I used chantix for amonth. Then nicorette for a week, then Wrigley's spearmint gum for a week. Then nothing for the last 27 days smoke free.
During this Ramzan(15th may to 5th June)(holy month for Muslims,though not a Muslim) trying to be smoke-free completely for next 21 days. I have started my journey from today to live a smokeless life. I have planned to follow it religiously as Muslims follow their routine during this period. My main reason behind smoking is low confidence,self-doubt, hypothetical pressure and self created negativ...
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So, I've decided to quit finally, starting tomorrow. And I'm so scared. I've been smoking for 18 years and it shows. Weazing, can't catch my breath, severe cough... I'm scared I can't do it. Im scared it's going to drive me crazy. But I want to quit! So, I'm glad to be here, reading all of your stories. Im gaining encouragement and im finding comfort.
So quit day is tomorrow... already dreading it.. part of me feels what’s the point, damage will already be done, but then my sensible head says, it might not 🤷♀️ I smoke rollies, been smoking about 35 years... hope I can stay strong... I know health wise I need to do this. Good luck to everyone on their journey
Take each and every day as it comes.
Hi, I am day1 without a cigarette, not even 24hrs without one yet and already I’m struggling. I know it’s just the nicotine cravings but this is going to be a long & hard journey. My husband & I have decided to quit cold turkey & do it together. But that doesn’t mean it will be any easier as I’m more of a heavy smoker than he is.
Wish me luck!
I just finished "Easyway to stop smoking" book by Allen Carr, a british author. Before reading the book, I tried so many times to quit smoking but i could not quit. The craving that made me mad. I used to be like "just one puff!! ", that one puff led to 10 to 20 per day. While i was searching for tips online, i came across this book. And i read it in just 2 days. The author has explained best way...
My hubby will be 30 days smoke free May 26th. We are both on Champix, he quit after the starter pack and I’m on the continue pack & am still smoking. I have cut it back to 4 or 5 a day from 25, but I can’t get this nicotine monster out of my brain. Arrrggh
Tomorrow is my quit day. I restarted smoking 5 years ago after quitting for 6 years. I lasted 4 weeks before Christmas before starting again and have struggled to stop again. Day 4 seems to be my problem time and I gave in.
I actually quit smoking about a year ago, yet went back, after trying nicotine patches and gum from CVS. It was great because both worked on levels; I can't remember the mg, but it really was a relief because I got to save money! I could have moved, but then a few things happened that were stressful. I started up the habit again because...well I have no clue why I started smoking cigarettes again...
I have been a smoker on and off since 1982 I was smoking 60 per day....
I had a stent put in my heart last December. Since the I have been trying to quit.
Can't do Champix as after successfully using them once, on the second attempt I was suicidal after 1 week. Patches? I developed an allergy to them. Lozenges not good either.
I have been using Zyban for a while now ...
Today I started my Quit journey. I am going Cold Turkey as I am sceptical about stop smoking aids. I am 66 and have been smoking on and off since I was 17. My hubby is helping me, he gave up about 30 years ago. My one tip is "one foot in front of the other" every day I don't smoke is one step closer to quitting forever.
I've decided to quit today. I quit for seven days recently but I took it back up again.It's going to be hard this time around. I tell myself to allow the urge to pass and I have several thoughts to keep myself moving forward. I don't have the energy and motivation I had when I was younger so it's going to be more of a hard slog. I'll have to follow through and then experience the good feel...
I have been smoking on and off for 15 years. I am almost 32. Some days I have 2 cigarettes, other days can smoke over a pack (I drink too much too - major trigger).
I stopped my entire pregnancy but they've crept back in. Firstly when drinking, now it's everyday. I haven't put in a proper quit attempt but I'm now undertaking part of a university study on two quit smoking aids and I am on day ...
I have attempted to quit smoking probably 4 or 5 times before. I have tried most methods including NRP,Champix,hypnosis. I had some success in the past up to 12monthspredominantly smoke free, in the past I would generally buckle at parties like e bucks days etc. I am in my mind 30's and expecting my Third daughter in six weeks. I really hate smoking it dominates most area's of my life from financ...
So excited have made this long. But I am just thinking if I only have one........................ Where deep down having that one is not that simple.
Me and my husband have been trying to quit for the past year and now that I am pregnant, yesterday was day 1 of our quit journey. Over the last 12 months I have cut back from 40 cigarettes to ten cigarettes per day. On my first day I actually started crying because I wanted a cigarette so bad but my husband managed to calm me down. So today is my second day and I am feeling pretty confident. I re...
The first step is to decide which im sure everyone does pretty often.
The second step which needs more willpower is to carve a date and see yourself not smoking beyond that.
Im on the second step of the journey and want to make this the last attempt and succeed.
Its actually not that big a deal since ive quit before for days/weeks straight - cold turkey and still been ok.
The third step i...
I am 2 days, 20 hours and 22 minutes into my quit and i am proud, taking it minute by minute hour by hour and day by day, i find keeping track of this helpful as it is a reminder of how far i have come and that its not worth throwing that time of being smoke free away.
Time means alot to me now i am a mother. 😁
And smoking was stealing so much time from me. I am proud of the t...
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