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Hi there, I made the decision today to stop. So went online and found this website.
I am trying to get Champix from my doctor as I tried cold turkey and quite smoking aids before but still keep failing :-(.
Not sure why I am sharing my thoughts on here but I hope it will help putting it out there and motivate me to press on this time.
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.
Last time I quit, cold turkey, hard, but stopped for 28yrs, started again, emotional reasons. Harder this time, using NRT, & willpower, having a prob with patches, they fall off. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks
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...
I have, and am working on, a plan this time round. This will be about my 15th attempt. I'm going to use as many resources available hat I can access. I don't want to keep making excuses to stay addicted. I want to have more reasons to live, and live a better more fulfilling life of fitness and exercise. I want to feel strong in my life, not weakened by addiction.
I have smoked for 14-15 years and When I started quitting I slipped up majorly brought a pack spent the day trying to smoke them cause I was quitting for sure the next day. Next day I had 3-4 didn't have anymore then the next day I was so proud I didn't have any at all it's not that easy but it's not that hard either I downloaded a heap of apps to help me and tried keeping busy on my phone I stil...
So i had my last smoke tonight, i threw the empty packet and all lighters away. But i can feel the panic set in that tomorrow when i wake up i will want a smoke. Is it routine thats causing this panic? Will it go away? I have smoked for the past 13 years after a stupid decision to light up at 18yrs old.
How can i stop the need to have a pack there as a security blanket?
I smoked since i was 15, a pack a day. Everybody around me smoked and that's pretty normal since I live in Croatia. I thought I'll never quit, maybe only during pregnancy (I'm 25 now). My boyfriend hated my smoking since he is a non-smoker, and we faught a lot. After getting my Master's degree I moved back to my hometown. Suddenly everybody in my surroundings were non-smokers and I felt really si...
I'm two days away from never smoking another cigarette again. I've gone from 25+ a day to just 6-8 a day. I have my patches and I have lozenges and the mouth spray as back up. I'm ready to never smoke again. My problem however is that I'm not "craving" for a smoke as such, its more of a tense, agitated, nervous, building up to something feeling as I cut back.
My previous attempt I lasted 10 day...
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