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Closing in on 5 weeks quit and the cravings are less. I’m feeling much more confident. I’m finding the best way to beat cravings is distraction. Whatever you can think of to help. Write a list of things you can do instead of smoking. Who wants to smoke anyway it has nothing going for it - super expensive, causes cancer and heart disease, ageing of the skin plus it really stinks. So many other rea...
Why NOPE? One is one too many, 1000 is never enough...
See yourself as the non smokers you want to be, your self satisfaction, freedom from the cravings first thing every morning, your family's pride, no more sly sneaky smokes
Tip 1 - Podcast "The Hypnotist" - find a smoking episode and listen to it while going to sleep for the first week, each day pick a different one. Turn the volume low just above a whisper and let it play through the night, other episodes will follow but they are positive and confidence building. Hope it makes you feel great like it did me, and took the struggle out of trying to quit.
Tip 2 - ...
After 53 years I took my last puff. Still got the selfie. Reason : self disgust and my family. Joined this help forum a few months later. Thank God I did. Went cold Turkey and drank voluminous amounts of really strong sweet coffee. After 3 months the real pangs went. After 6 months was totally free. $55000 saved. New extension on house. New Gibson 335 guitar. Self respect back. Still aliv...
I was going so well for 3 weeks and now I am back at square one again. I have been smoking for a week now and it only took one slip. I am not sure why my mindset changed, smoking is such a horrendous addiction. Although I feel like giving up on giving up, I know I need to pick myself back up and start again. So day 1 again for me!!
Here's my quick & dirty - I smoked for 20 years (a pack a day) and I tried champix for the first time, I LITERALLY lost the desire to smoke after about 3 weeks being on champix. It was GREAT and so unexpectedly surprising! I never thought I could go without a smoke for a day - but I didn't smoke for a month!!
then at the turn of the month - I was so sure that I had permanentl...
So this is my third time trying too quite again
I lasted 6 months the first time and I really want too boot the habit. Just looking for some tips an tricks on how too beat it
Fix coffee, go Mainstream, enjoy new things. Even Already CEO says they are quitting cigarettes and moving to new areas. I am done signing out
Hope your all having a lovely smoke free evening.
I myself am now 16 days smoke free.
I feel good most of the time every now and again there's a little niggle but I can control that now much better now and even though I work in a supermarket and I walk past them ciggerates every single day I have no intentions of buying a packet..
It doesn't bother me that they are right there.
Avoid the caffeinated drinks and the fast food. Drink water. And for me, it is important to stop eating foods at all because it all makes it worse. I don't mean that as it sounds....try not to snack on anything. I learned that.
Staying active to burn the nervous energy and sleep better
Nearly 24 hours smoke free
I have always found that denying yourself the caffeine and the coffee and all the rest is a sure shot to it -- the quitting of cigarettes. I needed a redo of the whole thing. It's alright. But the days of which I stayed smokefree are still that.
Will power comes in and it is a huge factor. How much do you wish to just end this thing? Then a lot of the time it comes around that you do have a lo...
I’ve just experienced the worst sleep during night 1 cold turkey. Fell asleep fine but constantly waking throughout the night, vivid dreams, sleep talking and barely feel like I slept. That was a bad night that I attribute to withdrawals, any tips or hope for it getting better?? I’ve never had sleep issues before but that felt like torture
I’m letting you know that I’ve started up smoking again smoking 30 smokes a day. I hope next time I can do it
Hi everyone just wanted to post and let you all no that I have found an app that's really great and it will help anyone struggling.
It's called quitsure.
It's free aswell
I have started 4 days ago
It's a 6 days program by day 6 you are a non smoker
All the best to you all.
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I imagined there was a tap in my brain and each time I take a puff, this tap turns on to release some satisfaction fluid. This happens approximately 10-15 puffs per cigarette 20 times a day. When I stopped puffing, after a while my brain realized "hang on, no satisfaction fluid is being released" this is not normal. I noticed this as my nervous system was out of whack, kind of a distortion with m...
I just can not stop even tough I am on champix
What's is it about the 3rd day the 3 week mark the 3rd month?
Is it really true the 3s are lays the hardest time to pass
Or is it all an illusion?
How do you keep on track when you start smoking heaps after smoking less.
Can someone give me any tips how to handle stress
I'm a 40 year old female and after having been a chronic smoker for over 20 years , I have quit on 24/04/2021.... I had a few slips .....smoked thrice till date starting from my quit date...feel awful about it.... I had decided to not smoke even a single puff but I slipped....my bigger goal is to remain quit for about a year and become a smoking deaddiction coach....but as i slip now and then i f...
So it's already been 114 days! 3 months! that's the most i've accomplished even with champix, It has helped but also my willpower the most! I do not regret it and as the months have went by i haven't even really thought about it, i've had alot of stressful things going on and still choose not to i can't stand the smell now and i couldn't imagine even smoking again its awful. I feel so proud of my...
I have realised I have passed 8 months smoke free. I am bloody proud of myself. I have done it w through covid and losing my marriage and the life I knew. It has made me realise I am a strong woman. And proud of myself. It makes me feel good to be able to share that with my I can quit family. I proud of the woman I have become. You can do it too.
Hi All, we talk a lot on this site about mindset. When we decide to quit smoking....do you draw a line under that statement...or do you say I am going to try and quit? If you think I am going to try and quit...you are leaving the door open just a little....in case you fail. If you think this is it, I am not smoking anymore...it is more powerful and no room for failure. We really are how we think....
To commit one needs to accept to bad and what sacrifices must be made to achieve the good.
Remember that you are choosing you.
Realize that having a cigarette does not change the situation you may be facing. Making up an excuse to have a cigarette is just that, an excuse. Generally, during our earlier attempts, most of us tend to be full of excuses, once you realize this and take control which means to stop making excuses, you start to get results.
QUITTING SMOKING IS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FORWARD compared to dieting. Both take determination and positive thinking but dieting is always ongoing whereas quitting smoking is simply just done.
I caution dieters to not go below the 1200 calories as that is our basic metabolic rate for most of us. I prided myself for putting nutrition and exercise first but was appalled at how recklessly some at...
FEAR. Fear immobilizes us. Fear prevents us from going further. A great post PuffNoMore and fear was a great reason why people don't quit smoking. If we could remove that fear and get people to BELIVE that there is nothing to fear, many more would quit.
We value N.O.P.E. (Not One Puff Ever), so perhaps we need an acronym for FEAR.
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Hi guys, I’ve tried champix and I find it great except it gives me dreams all night so I woke up exhausted and it also breaks my skin out. I have literally cut a tablet in half to only have a smaller dose. It helps to make my skin less bad but still effects my sleep. Has anyone taken it at night instead and found that helps? Has anyone had the same experience?
I want to take it to help me quit ...
Everyone's quit is different. Some want to avoid temptations and triggers while others want to see and feel that they are making the CHOICE. That is empowerment as I see it. When we want something else more than the temptation. When we simply make up our minds to do something because we WANT to. It really is much easier.
I had always felt the first step to quitting smoking was to find the...
Reading Allen Carr’s book- ‘Stop Smoking Now’ is a great help.
Keep sending me your inspirational messages x
So I think I had a personal breakthrough when it comes to managing those disgusting cravings that used to pop up every now and then. I used to use sheer will to fight it off, by telling my self "I can't smoke a cigarette. I shouldn't smoke. I wont smoke." All the while I subconsciously thought about the words "smoke" and "cigarette."
Thinking that way only made things worse. Every time I told ...
First, i want to say Hello to everyone in here. Now i’m willing to share my strategy which is i using at the moment to beating of craving or to calm my feeling down.
i use smartphone and i decided to write down words ‘ No More Drug, Happy Family’ and i took picture and i set up in my lock screen. and i set up my beautiful family picture ( me, wife, daughter, son, daughter) in my home screen. so ...
I am glad my test posted, so I will try again.
We have been brainwashed for years.
We are not weak willed. We were so determined to teach ourselves to smoke despite the foul taste and gagging. We were told it was bad , unhealthy, but not ADDICTIVE. And if that was mentioned, we were young and it tasted so "Yuck" that was hard to believe. We just wanted to present a new image and fit in wit...
I am testing here before writing and no post. Read the next entry called QUITTING SMOKING CAN BE EASY! REPEAT QUITTING SMOKING CAN BE EASY! We need to undo all the brainwashing. That is not to say that you may find it hard, but QUITTING SMOKING CAN BE EASY!
So its been 122 days since I went cold turkey. I can tell that the cravings are getting less frequent and my breathing is getting much better when going on a run, so that keeps me somewhat motivated to continue on down this path, but I cant help but wonder: am going to be stuck like this forever? Am I going to have to fight an urge to light one up every day? Does it ever go away?
I was craving them so much it was like a hallucinary experience for me to get at them again. My Mom got me some patches to really do the trick and make it all go away once I made my mind up: no more of it!
though it has been sum months, i have returned back to this beloved site to let u all know that u have not driven me off it.
i understand the bullying u all were doing was to drive me off- both this website and my journey on quitting smoking.
i missed u all, esp happiness. my biggest fan through-out this journey. i will be updating u all on my recent adventures.
- love u a...
Hi everyone still on the non smoking train
I am still struggling with cravings.
Especially first thing in the morning.
The minute I open my eyes it's a feeling of o wait I don't smoke anymore and I fell a downer feeling happening and I don't like it.
Why this happens I do not no.
Yes I am happy that I no longer smoke but I think it's still fresh in the mind I no longer smoke.
It’s only been something like 60 days since I went cold turkey and had my last ciggie.
I had really tough moments in the beginning and almost relapsed, but I stayed strong.
I’ve realized it’s going to be a lifelong battle that I choose not to lose. I’ve made changes to my lifestyle that keeps me away from temptetation. Working out is the best lifestyle change I can think of.
I have s...
Hey there, so at the moment, I’m currently on day 19 of champix and for about a week now I’ve had nothing but constant vomiting. I know feeling nausea is common but just want to know whether vomiting every day is common?? Every bit of food I had that day, gets taken back out with ease and it’s starting to make me panic a bit. Anything I can do??
So far 8 days which is great. Lots of quitters seem to want to eat but I have the opposite effect I don’t feel like eating. Don’t get me wrong am eating my 3 meals because I have to. Yes have just got back into yoga and the gym. I have always been thin but would love to gain about 6 kilos. How many times have I heard “ just eat more”. Trying but I guess it will take time. It just goes to s...
At the beginning of December I said that quitting smoking was easier than losing weight.
To back this up, since I truly did find quitting smoking easy, once finding a site and believing that it was at least a realistic possibility. After all I am not special in any way, even if i would never have believed many things that have come to pass.
I did not believe I could quit smoking.....but h...
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