Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
I have just signed up today with the goal of reducing and then going cold turkey.
One concern that came up for me is what impact would this have on my body and I was hoping that you all may have some tips on what foods and/or supplements may help my body with the change of becoming a non-smoker?
Any tips are most welcome.
i have recently been told to start chain smoking. though i take the p*ss out of this website, i was truly hurt that a member of this community told me to take up smoking once more.
u may think i am mentally unstable, and i am but i have had a lot on my plate. people have come and gone in my life and i have been struggling (somewhat). i come on this site 2 brighten up other's lives and yet i fe...
after months of harassment on this website, over my infamous story about my co-worker, Mr. Holbery, it has been taken down.
i am being silenced on this website, they r trying to weaken my voice. i bring the life of the party on this website and yet i have offended many.
still to no avail with u silence me, i have a plethora of stories (such as my love life and many more co-workers). this f...
other than being harassed on this website, i am taking amazing dubs.
the man that makes me feel young is out of the door and back with the man who has a plethora of mental issues. but we can work on that another time.
i am feeling, free. like an unwashed hippie in the 70s. i am zen
-chwoe, finally at peace
Hello everyone :)
Quitting with the smoking addiction was the start of a new chapter in my life, which lead me to a much better path. This has inspired me to help others achieve this, because I want everyone to able to live a heathy lifestyle.
Im already helping two test clients with success on the journey to stop smoking completely. As I want to perfect my method and gain more experience, ...
today i received my package from the government to help my journey on quitting smoking. the package has humbled me, because i only got books on how to stop smoking and some silly little magnets.
i didn't even get a vape or anything, scomo continues to disappoint me.
also broke up with that a**hole of a boyfriend and back to the other one <3
-chwoe, the lover
I have found meditation helps heaps....
(12) Today was easy!
Listen to what I am saying: “Going the entire day without smoking was easier than anything else I did today.” Now consider this . . . I am a 73 year-old man who smoked anywhere from a pack to three packs of cigarettes a day for 53 years of his life. I also happen to have celebrated 8 years of being nicotine free on July 12, 2020. If anyone had told me on July 11, 2012 that I...
When I wanted to stop my 60 full strength a day habit I thought about what might happen if I was marooned on an island, my thoughts would be food and water .
I don't believe that under these circumstances the need for a cigarette would come into anyone's mind.
So I considered that I had put myself on an island and a cigarette was not an option, here I am 22 years later, never since have I had o...
Urge is so stry
Can anyone tell me the benefits of eating carrots when quitting smoking please
I need help
Associate yourself to new place where your old habit reminds you, keep walking in new places/garden/mountains and breathe (deep breathe) after 1 month and observe what you missed when your able to breathe easily and deeply... :-)
No amount of nicotine will fix the virus. More nicotine will however hasten likelihood of early death and delay any quit attempts possibly for a long ime. The only time we will have no more stress in our lives is when we are dead. Cigarettes merely delay any other thought processes. Solve absolutely nothing. Having wasted time and more money by inhaling smoke means that we would find ourselves ba...
What I didn't realize when I quit smoking was how much time I was losing by smoking. Not just the time at the end of life but the time during my life. I smoked about 25 cigs a day which took about 10 minuets per cig. That's over 4 hours a day wasted. I think this is one of the reasons quieting is so hard. You sit around with all that spare time with nothing to do but wish you had a cig. Time for...
Had been smoking for 50 years apart from a couple of short breaks...Anyone with a similar habit knows how hard it is to quit, besides which I have always considered it as one of the few things I do well.Smoking consists of basically two things - The Addiction to nicotine and the Habit....Sticking it in your mouth, lighting it, smoking it and sharing with your friends..Now the addiction is the eas...
In my quit smoking survival kit i have:
1. Kava capsules or powder for quitting smoking side effects like irritability. They have helped alot at keeping me calm.
2. Fidget toy sutch as a stress ball or fidget spinner.
3. Symbolic friendly reminders, i have a coin to symbolize the mony i am saving and a feather to remind me of my freedom of addiction.
4. Cuticle Oil and a good lip balm. Just ...
I am the type of person that loves music. I listen to it whenever I get the chance. To/from/at work, cleaning, gardening, going on a walk by myself. Every song on my ipod has spoke to me in some way. So awhile back I decided to create a playlist of songs that motivate me to quit (it's a work in progress). I can tell you why each song made the playlist. Sometimes it was only one line in the song t...
My own attempts have had had many positive outcomes in my life for the good, but with each failure I was left with the feeling of guilt and being totally inadequate. How was it I could achieve so much with my new thoughts and beliefs yet not maintain my commitment to myself about smoking? I have learned for me that the long term maintenance of growing and being successful (as a person too) in my ...
I started smoking since I was 12-year-old and had attempted quitting more than 30 times.
It was the most challenging and arduous task I have ever undertaken.
Quitting was difficult because I believed that I had given up a real 'pleasure' or 'enjoyment.'
I deprived myself of a thing that I thought would give me 'happiness' it was no wonder why I envied smokers.
But as soon as I unde...
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<em><u>I would have to say that one of the things that has helped me to quit for the 9 days that I have are the 2 stress balls that I bought to occupy my hands. One is a stegosaurus dinosaur and when I squeeze it, green bubbles ooze out the sides. I have another one that is pink, and it has tiny gel like be...
I have a very hectic life very stressful which I would always head straight for a smoke and I don’t want to replace smokes with food.
I’m just wondering how people work through basically life’s challenges how they have worked through it especially in the first couple of days. Please I would love to hear from your experiences
Hi new quitters! Congrats are getting this far in your quit. I often see new quitters ask when it will get better. My pro opinion (and at 32 months I’m allowed to have one) is that things start to mentally improve on Day 8. Day one is fairly easy. Day two makes you wonder if you can do this. Day three is the WORST because your brain just figured out what’s going on. Day four your brain is hav...
When I told myself that cigarettes were not friends it was easier to turn my back on them. Tip was given to me by Quitline person. I would get stressed then the internal dialogue was. No they won't help me they're hurting me and then I'd ring someone who'd care. Quit 12 years ago and won't go back I don't go back to bad friends Good luck choose an internal dialogue that works for you😀
Well, two years ago today, I snuffed out my last smoke.. It is still Feb, 15th here. You folks, down under, will be reading this on my tomorrow, but I'm writing it on your yesterday :)
The best tip, I can give to new comers, is to realize, this does not have to be a journey. You do not have to stay quit. It does not have to be a life long battle. You simply have to real...
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Giving up this Monday for good. Want to be here for my kids weddings
I smoked 60+ cigarettes a day for over 30 years and had tried many times to give up, but just couldn't stay off them.
Finally I found a strategy that worked and I have now been smoke-free for 18 years. What I did was:
1. Set my intention to give up as soon as I felt I could. I reinforced this by thinking about how things would be better if I did. More money. Less smelly. Better health. No hassl...
The day is here! 2 years quite for me. Although I am celebrating and am more confident than ever, I am not going let the nico demon use this as an excuse that I have beaten it and I can "just have one puff, or one cigarette"
I found a video presentation that was interesting and thought I would share what I related to most and wrote about in my postings on this site:
1. When starting out do...
I came across an article that was geared towards quitting addictions in general and nutrition. I believe nutrition was a helpful tool I used in my early days of quitting. Not only did it help physically, but it was a commitment to a "lifestyle" change that supported my endeavour of escaping smoking for good. Here's the article:
IT WOULD SEEM LIKE A no-brainer that the foods you eat can affect ...
Well it's not my tip but if anyone can help me I am struggling with fatigue, stress, coping with difficult situations and will power all rolled up in one. So much so that I weakened when I got home and had a smoke. My partner still smokes which makes it difficult though he does try to steer clear of me outside. I managed to get through a difficult day at work but just felt so exhausted when I ...
Today is day 18. After smoking 50 years I have quit using only Nictoine Lozenges. I am doing well but am so depressed and have alot of anxiety. Is this normal? How long until it passes?
I was once a regular poster here about how great i was going off the smokes..
Now ive been smoking again for about 6 months.. have attempted champix again but they were unsuccessful this time..
How did you do it? I really want to quit but i work, go to work placement and study full time.. its all a bit overwhelming!
I screwed up and fell off the wagon last night and smoked whilst drinking. Feel like such a fricken idiot today😪
I am eating more than ever since I cut down on my cigarette intake for the day. My cravings for healthy food has increased due to my metabolism being fast when I was active. I am hesitant to just binge out on good food and drinks as I have a lot of stress and am currently not active since being in a motor bike accident last year October my smoking has increased a lot up until now as I do not have...
I'm useless back at it. Seeing Dr te champex so over this totally over it
I have compiled a list of the top things that have helped me get to the point I am at now (over 15 months quit). Please keep in mind the quit process is different for everyone but I believe there are certain techniques listed below that will help most quitters:
1) Read and be open to the concept of Allan Carr's "Easy Way to Quit Smoking" The foundation for Allan also gives live seminars in ce...
Ive been a smoke for 4 years now and i smoke upto 20+ smokes a day. I quit for 2 months in 2016 but started again at the start of last year due to stress from the violent relationship that i was in. I have been trying to quit smoking for a good 6 months and i have tried champix and if worked for a while but it had started making me feel sick. i want to quit to get active and live a healthier life...
Just breathe in and out, start slow then go faster until the cravings subside... it works for me - today is my day 22 smoke free.
Thanks team for messages I've received. I'm battling OMG finding it so hard. Throat sore and stressed out of my head. Maybe Dr intervention needed. I've done it before and I can't understand why it's so tough this time 😢
Hi guys. I've tried NRT and spray. Just cannot get past those patterns. My throat and ears now sore, have self diagnosed on google " throat cancer!" worst thing to do. Please I'd love some team support and help. I'm fit strong and love my children and have let them DOWN with promising to stop only to say "Mom is really very stressed" at the moment. I promise I'll stop - lying to myself and then. ...
I'm 33days smoke free, im still dealing with the anxiety which is leaving my stomache in knots.
Any idea how long this lasts and where i can find a break down on whats happening to my body ?
Thanks in advance
Please everyone in the community help me to get out of this enemy. iam fearing my life is going to end day by day and msmoke more cigarettes fearing on this. i want to live long. please help me. how i can stop
Just remember, if you're used to having a cigarette first thing in the morning, you may find yourself feeling a little lost, anxious and irritable in times you would most likely smoke!
I find if I can distract myself during the morning, I can certainly get over that anxious feeling.
Omg it’s been aweful... headaches etc nausea stomach pain it’s been worse than quitting crystal meth after 8 yrs of using but I’m doing it. I gave champix the flick after 4 weeks because it was unbearable but I’m still not smoking either. Mind over matter
A fellow quitter reminded me about a book “Never Take Another Puff” by Joel Spitzer that is very helpful and useful in my smoke free journey: http://whyquit.com/joel/ntap.pdf
I finished reading it a couple of weeks ago. Joel’s one point about starting up smoking again, during stressful times, really stuck with me. Fast forward to today and something really stressful happened this morning that ma...
I was smoker for more than 7 years and then i was smoke free for two years. but then i thought i can manage it to smoke sometimes, after a while i was again smoker. the most important thing: not even one puff, in party or in any other situation, you can drink as much as you want but not nicotine again, no cigarette but if you smoked it, it is not the end of the world, you can stop it the day afte...
after a meal i am struggling with the most i am 2 days with no smokes and almost gave in and went and brought some smokes but my will power and self talk talked me out of it i was just wondering if anyone has any ideas on after meals what they do to stop the craving
Well, I guess that is not entirely true.. I had my last smoke Feb, 16th, but I can really say, knowing I was free for 8 months :)
I had not given any real thought to quitting.. At times over the years, I would cut back down, always trying not to go over a pack a day. But, one day, I saw a young couple lighting up, just outside a restaurant, and thought,, How stupid do you have to be to pick up o...
Day 11 and find this battle so hard,using gum and not smoked but can't get rid of these cravings .
Any tips on how to dig deep and not give in 😫
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